We take pride in making sure that our training area is clean and sanitized for use. We provide a clean and safe atmosphere for all of our guests and students.
The Dante Rivera Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy offers world class Martial Arts instruction. Our philosophy is Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone, it is a lifestyle, not just a form of Martial Art. Quite simply a Black Belt is a White Belt That Never Quit!
Professor Dante Rivera is the Founder and Head Instructor at Dante Rivera Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy located in Freehold, New Jersey. Professor Dante Rivera is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt who studied under the legendary Ricardo Almeida, Renzo Gracie's first American Black Belt.
Dante Rivera is a IFL, Bellator & UFC veteran and was a featured fighter on The Ultimate Fighter, Season 7. Dante Rivera is a multiple time Grapplers Quest and NAGA Champion, as well as a long time training partner of Ricardo Almeida, Renzo Gracie, Frankie Edgar, Tom DeBlass, Nick Catone and many other veterans.
Professor Dante held the following titles: Ring of Combat, Combat in the Cage, Cage Fury, Reality Fighting, & N.A.B.C. 185-lb Champion.
Professor Dante Rivera was inducted into the New Jersey State Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he received the Pioneer Fighter Award.
Our kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program, for children 5 years and older, is a safe and friendly curriculum designed to teach basic Jiu-Jitsu skills. The program teaches important self defense skills that no kid should be without in today's world of bullying.
Through the program, we teach our kids to set and achieve goals, while building strength and confidence at the same time. They learn the importance of discipline and respect, which will stay with them through life. They also learn to value and enjoy physical exercise as part of their daily routine, while also developing healthy lifestyle habits.
Our adult basic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is not just a Martial Arts program but a way of promoting physical fitness, while building strength and confidence. It is a safe, structured and professional environment that allows you to grow with confidence, self respect and discipline.
The program promotes the concept that, with the proper technique, even a smaller or weaker person can successfully defeat someone who is bigger and stronger. It is not just a sport or a technique for self defense, the adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is a way of life!
We are #1 Mixed Martial Arts Training Facility in NJ, lead by World-Famous Professor Dante Rivera and Professor Ashure Elbanna. Mixed Martial Arts has proven what works and what are the most effective techniques in fighting.
Our MMA classes are taught using a variety of martial arts disciplines from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling & Kickboxing. All classes are structured in a way that you may go at your own pace and work on your specific goals.
Whether you’re looking to learn MMA or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for fitness, fun or competition – Dante Rivera BJJ Academy is the place to be!
We offer daily martial arts classes appropriate to students age and skill level.
Come and try a free class today and learn more about our programs.