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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


Top 10 Reasons to Start Training at NOVA BJJ:

  1. Best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training In Rochester.
  2. BJJ is an effective self-defense system, a smart way to get in shape, relieve stress, stimulate to mind through learning, and it is a complete competitive sport.
  3. We are part of the greater Alliance BJJ team who are 8X Worlds Champion team, so our teaching and training methods are proven and effective at the highest levels.
  4. BJJ can help people to overcome fears and accomplish things they never thought possible, all while emphasizing a positive, fitness-based healthy lifestyle.
  5. We have the largest amount of experienced coaches and Belted students in the greater Rochester area.
  6. We offer the most structured and progressive BJJ classes at 10 per week (including Fundamentals and Advanced classes).
  7. Why start out at an “MMA” school and learn watered down BJJ techniques? Learn from the source so you don’t start off on the wrong foot!
  8. We have the highest quality grappling mats available. Zebra MMA mats, in order to provide the safest and the cleanliest academy.
  9. There is a family atmosphere that encourages both new and advanced practitioners alike to achieve their best.
  10. And finally, we are passionate about the art and look to inspire our students to be the best they can be on the grappling mats and beyond. It’s not just what you say but what you do.


Fundamentals Class

The Basics of Great Jiu Jitsu

With a strong focus on self-defense, Alliance’s fundamental class incorporates the same jiu jitsu first taught at the original Gracie academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during the 1960′s. The class is designed to prepare students for both self-defense, and sport jiu jitsu while at the same time improving cardiovascular endurance, balance, and coordination. The fundamental program is designed for anyone, male or female, of any body type, or age (18 and over).

The class quickly prepares students for Alliance’s world renown advanced class, and gives students a sturdy base of knowledge that they will put to practice throughout their jiu jitsu study. Class format consists of the following; a light warm-up, 2-3 techniques are shown, and finally several drills are performed. The drills are Alliance’s secret to successful teaching, and are equivalent to sparing for beginners, but are done with little resistance to reinforce proper technique.

There is very little, to no full-contact sparring in the fundamental class. Our founders, Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti and Fabio Gurgel believe this is key in the evolution of beginning jiu jitsu students. Students with no grappling experience are asked to attend 40-50 fundamental classes, or 2-3 months before attending advanced classes.

Advanced BJJ

The Making of Champions

This is our rice-and-beans class. Taught by our black and brown belt instructors, this class is held 5 times per week. Focused on the science of Brazilian jiu jitsu, this class is perfect for professional MMA fighters, hobbyists, and students who wish to focus on the sport/competition aspect of jiu jitsu.

In about two hours, students will warm-up, perform advanced jiu jitsu techniques, participate in positional specific training, and participate in free sparring. The class is highly organized but also family oriented. We find that some of our students spent almost as much time at Alliance than they do with their own families. Because of this, Alliance focuses on providing a safe, and friendly atmosphere.

The system has been proven to be the premier teaching methodology in the world. Don’t believe us? Check out the link below. It lists the results for the 2010 World Championships of Brazilian jiu jitsu. Look at who took first place in the overall adult division. The Alliance Jiu Jitsu System is proven. Period.

Need more proof? Look at the past 3 years


Private Training

Individual Mastery

Jiu Jitsu is an amazing and unique martial art. That said, the focus in group classes is to help everyone improve, but may not address your own unique game. Privates help jump start your training by getting you out of plateaus, and breathe new life into short-lived techniques. Private sessions can knock off years of training by providing you with individualized techniques–for your specific game–so that when you come to class you know what you need to focus on!

If you are interested in learning more about private training sessions, please talk with our Head Instructor – Jason Plaisted

Privates Session – One Hour

Jason Plaisted $80

Bryan Rowlands $80

Kevin Wu $80

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