welcome to Ricardo Almeida
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy in Hamilton New Jersey
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the most in demand Martial Art style in the United States. Learn the same techniques the Gracie Family and their students have used to dominate
Mixed Martial Arts Competitions.
competitor himself, our head instructor Ricardo Almeida
recognizes the difference between self defense study and preparing for a competition. We provide a positive and non-competitive environment for students with a great approach to realistic self defense and personal excellence pursuit.
The Ricardo Almeida Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy is
a beacon of excellence for its students and the entire
martial arts practitioners world wide.
RABJJ Academy seeks to strengthen the Hamilton and
Mercer NJ communities through the
diligent practice of the Gentle Art of
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. We offer classes to all levels.
Kids(5-8 years old), Teens(9-14 years old) and Adult
RABJJ began in 1997 when Professor Ricardo Almeida
moved from Brazil to New Jersey to be an
assistant instructor at the Renzo Gracie Academy.
Professor Almeida currently has the rank of 3rd Degree
Black Belt and is the highest ranked student under
legendary Renzo Gracie.
The RABJJ Academy has graduated more Black belts than any
other school in the region, producing multiple Jiu
Jitsu World Champions and world class Jiu
Jitsu Instructors who now teach at their own
Professor expertise transcends Gracie Jiu jitsu into
Mixed Martial Arts, he is a veteran from UFC
and Pride FC and recently retired from mixed
UFC Light Weight Champion Frankie Edgar has trained
at RABJJ since 2008 and currently holds a rank of
Brown Belt in BJJ. Professor Almeida is
honoured to have been a part of Frankie's path from
contender to Champion.
Recently retired from mixed martial arts competition,
Professor Ricardo Almeida is also a certified Judge
for the New Jersey Sate Athletic Control Board.
Our student body includes illustrious members of the local
business, law enforcement and military.
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RABJJ Association Headquarters
Hamilton, NJ Phone: (609) 888-2121
Autism is a general term that is used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders that parents and professionals refer to as Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Today it is estimated that one in every 110 children are diagnosed with autism, making it more prevalent than the combination of childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes, and pediatric AIDS. In the United States alone an estimated 1.5 million individuals are living with this condition. Research completed by the US Government shows that the appearance of the disorder is increasing by 10 to 17 percent each year.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a condition that has affected our Professor Almeida right at home. His son Renzo was diagnosed with the condition in 2008. Since that time Professor Almeida and his family have been very active in spreading awareness of this condition that affects so many of our children.
In support of continued Autism research, The Ricardo Almeida Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy is proud to announce that we will hold our first “Run for Autism” program. Academy students will run a combined 110 miles to represent the children who are affected with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Academy will raise money for Autism Speaks through the selling of limited edition RABJJ T-shirts.
If you are interested in showing your support through running or a small donation please inquire with any of the RABJJ staff members. We thank you in advance for your support.