bergen county brazilian jiu jitsu

Interested in Bergen County Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? Here at Performance BJJ our head instructor is a 3rd degree black belt under the legendary Royler Gracie, a 1st degree Judo black belt, former Bergen County Police Academy self defense instructor, part of the 2000, 2001 Gracie Humaita World Championships team and has been to Brazil more than 30 times to train with the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners in the world.

We offer classes 7 days per week for everyone from kids to adult, male or female, of any age or experience level.  We are located in Fair Lawn and easily accessible from anywhere in Bergen County.

Why Train at Performance BJJ?

  • 3rd Degree Black Belt Instruction
  • 22 Years Of Experience
  • Classes 7 Days Per Week
  • Nearly 25 Classes Per Week
  • Clean and safe facilities
  • Beginners Classes
  • A Friendly and Welcoming Student Base

Benefits of Training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

  • Lose Weight and Gain Muscle
  • Get Into Shape
  • Increased Confidence
  • Make New Friends and Have Fun
  • Learn Real World Self Defense

What Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or BJJ as it is commonly called, is a Martial Art that is rooted in the real world and actually works against fully resisting opponents. It is very similar to Judo or to freestyle wrestling and was designed for a smaller person to be able to defend themselves against a larger attacker. It is also one of the most prevalent martial arts you can find on display in the UFC, proving its effectiveness.

Who Can Train BJJ?

Anyone! Man, woman, child, big, small, old, young, athlete, office worker, consturciton worker, stay at home mom, you can ALL train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Our classes are always welcoming and friendly and our staff is there to make sure you have a great time, learn something, and get in a great workout!  If you live in Bergen County be sure to drop in or contact us and get your free trial class.

See What Our Students Say About Performance BJJ.

"I have been training at Performance Jiu-Jitsu since 2005. My only regret is that I did not start sooner. As a Police Officer in New Jersey I know the importance of self-defense. I believe that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the best no nonsense martial art out there. Many instructors can execute the moves but don’t know how to teach. Louis can do both. He’s an excellent instructor with a world of experience. I’m proud to say that I’m in the best shape of my life, and receiving instruction from a Royler Gracie Blackbelt."

- Rob Escobar - Performance BJJ Brown Belt

“Two years ago at age 54 I joined The Performance Jiu Jitsu Academy. I lost 40 pounds and feel like I’m back in college again. Master Louis has developed a unique culture of learning and camaraderie among all the students. This experience has me truly looking forward to my nights of Jiu Jitsu.”

- Dimitri Miaoulis

What Would My First Class Be Like?

Class starts with a light stretch and warm up. A lesson and concept is taught with very helpful details that make it easy for anyone to understand. We then pair up and practice the techniques. New students are paired up with more experienced students to help them along. In the White Belt Beginner Classes new students only drill the techniques until they're comfortable enough to spar.

Most people are surprised by how friendly and welcoming everyone is at PJJ, making your first class an enjoyable experience.


Fill out the FREE TRIAL form to the right, or give us a call now at 201-225-0099, and try a class out FOR FREE!