ages 5 to 8 and 9 to 14

The Ótimo's Kids Program is the perfect way for your child to mature into an adult while learning self-defense. It is also a great way of getting in shape, making friends, and having fun. As both a martial art and contact sport this is a great opportunity for your child to learn how to persevere on the mat so they can persevere in life. Our program strays away from the "win/lose contest philosophy" and focuses on instilling a hard work ethic, a positive attitude, and a love for the Jiu Jitsu life style. Classes include techniques, physical drills, games, and live training. 




Available to all belt levels

Designed to provide students with a solid foundation of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu through basic BJJ theory, technique, and principles. Students will be introduced to Tim's repertoire and techniques. Positional sparring and drilling are also core components as they help to develop the student’s muscle memory and physical understanding of the sport.




Blue Belt or above required

Participants should possess a sound offensive/defensive game and a basic understanding of BJJ principles. Be prepared to study movement through cooperative partner work, drilling, and intense sparring. In this class, we also incorporate situational attacks, transitions, escapes, and strategies in addition to a strong emphasis on instinctual application through live sparring.





No belt requirement

Open Mat

Open Mat is a non-instructional class where students may practice the application of technique through independent drilling and timed sparring matches.  Students are encouraged to conceptualize their strengths and weaknesses and to work on internalizing what they learned throughout the week.  Guidance by instructors is available. 


Drill Session

A class dedicated to drilling basic BJJ principles and the latest competition techniques. 


91 Royal Ave

Hawthorne, NJ 07506


Tel: (201) 852-4275

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