Bloomfield, NJ - Mrkulic Brazilian JiuJitsu
Mrkulic Brazilian JiuJitsu is located in Bloomfield NJ(www.mbjj.com) and run by Mike Mrkulic, a Royler Gracie Black Belt. Mike is a really down to earth guy and a great instructor. The one thing I have to say about Mike is that he really cares about his students. The guys are really cool and the enviorment is good. There are kids classes. There are beginners and advance classes. Class starts out with a 10 to 20 minute warmup then Mike will teach 3 or more technics in which you will practice with a partner. Then Mike will pair you off with your current partner or a new one for sparring(rolling). Mike sometimes mix it up with differect activities(drills, king of the hill, etc). Private lessons are available. Class schedule are on the website. There are both gi and no gi classes and first class is free.
I've been training at Mike's since October 2006 now.
Pros - Relaxed atmosphere, mellow attitude, very high quality instruction
Cons - Gym is a bit small, that's about it.
EDIT*** Mike has since moved to 19 Oak St, Montclair, NJ. Nice, big facility. No more cramped mat space!!
Update... There is also a newly added MMA class now at 11am on weekends which includes strikes both standing and grappling.
Second Update... There are going to be judo and muay thai classes starting very soon.
Third Update... Judo / Muay Thai classes on Wednesday and Friday nights!
Last edited by Rolling Stoned; 9/29/2009 12:24pm at .
Reason: MMA class added
This review should be updated- Mike has moved to a newer, bigger facility and now offers striking training.