Established in 1996, the Renzo Gracie Academy in Midtown Manhattan continues being one of the world’s leading schools in martial arts.
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It doesn't matter where you start, as long as you do.
Some of the greatest fighters in the world have honed their BJJ and Muay Thai skills at the Academy.
Muay Thai is referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” or the “Science Of Eight Limbs” because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight “points of contact,” as opposed to “two points” (fists) in Western boxing and “four points” (hands and feet) used in sport-oriented martial arts.
We allow drop-ins only for BJJ. A visitor day pass is $40 which allows you to train in as many classes as your schedule allows. If you’re from a Renzo Gracie affiliate school, a day pass is $20.
Unfortunately, we do not allow drop-ins for Muay Thai at this moment.
Only if your Gi is blank and does not contain references to another academy. We kindly ask for you to not wear another academy’s Gi. If you don’t have a Gi with you, or if your Gi contains branding from another academy, you will have to rent a Gi ($10) from our academy.
If you’re serious about joining our team, we do allow a free trial class in both BJJ and Muay Thai. You must be living in New York.
Professor Danaher's classes are currently closed for visitors. Only existing students can join.
Professor Danaher's schedule is as follows:
Mondays at 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM,
Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7:30 AM.
Tuesdays – Fridays at 12:30 PM.
Please note: Prof. Danaher does not do a warm-up at the beginning of class.
Feel free to come earlier and stretch on the mats before he starts.
Our membership is unlimited so for one set price, you’ll be allowed to take as many classes as your schedule permits.
We don’t offer MMA classes to the public. In order to attend this type of class, you must be a member of our academy for a significant amount of time. If you’re serious about this class, please express it to one of our coaches and please be extremely respectful towards everyone involved. This class is invite-only.