General Academy Information

Trial Classes Information

Free Trial Class:

  • Please bring a padlock to lock up your belongings
  • Bring a towel if you would like to shower. We also rent towels for $3
  • Bring a pair of flip flops to get from the locker room to the mats
  • We have water fountains and bottle refilling stations. We also have a vending machine with Gatorade and Aquafina waters, $2 cash

BJJ Trial Class:

  • We provide you with a gi and a belt for your first class
  • If you’ve never done BJJ, we recommend you first come to our Intro class which happens Monday-Friday from 6:00-6:30 pm. Please arrive no later than 5:45 pm so you have ample time to fill out the waiver and change for class.
  • If you have some BJJ or grappling experience, you may attend the Beginner class as your first time, please check our schedule here and see which Beginner class best fits your schedule. Please arrive 15 minutes before class.

Muay Thai Trial Class:

  • Please wear shorts/leggings/spats and a t-shirt or tank top. Nothing with zippers or buttons.
  • Please bring wraps and gloves. If you don’t have gloves, we can lend you a pair for your first class.


Membership General Information

As far as memberships go:

  • No long-term contracts!
  • Month to month payments
  • Option to freeze membership if you’re out of town
  • If you need to cancel, just give us a 30-day notice

Add-On Services:

  • We do your dirty laundry! We offer laundry service for $60/month which covers up to 2 Gis. We do not wash belts. Please bring your belt each time. If you forget your belt, they can be rented for $5. Gis rent for $10.
  • Towel service $30/month: a clean towel for you to shower with every time you come to train.

Women’s Class (every Saturday morning):

  • Free for all Renzo Gracie affiliates and academy members
  • $30 visitor drop-in fee

*You cannot wear another academy Gi. We rent Gis for $10. Blank/no-brand Gis are okay.

Price for women’s class membership: $100/month ($50/month if you’re only attending 2 Saturdays a month).

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you allow drop-ins?
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...
I’m not a member of your academy. As a visitor, may I wear my own Gi?
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...
Can I try a class?
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.
When does John Danaher teach?
Professor Danaher’s classes are currently closed for visitors. Only existing students can join. Professor Danaher’s schedule is as follows: No-Gi Classes: Mondays at 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7:30 AM. Gi Classes: Tuesdays – Fridays at 12:30 PM.   Please note: Prof. Danaher does not...
How many classes am I allowed to take per month?
Our membership is unlimited so for one set price, you’ll be allowed to take as many classes as your schedule permits. 
Do you offer MMA classes?
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...