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  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Hi, I'm Wil Horneff, Master Instructor and Founder of Training Grounds Jiu-Jitsu & MMA in NJ. We are the top academy for BJJ, Kickboxing, and MMA in NJ for adults and children—located in Westwood, New Jersey.

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Training Grounds Jiu-Jitsu & MMA
24 Booker Street, Westwood, NJ 07675

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Member Jordan Wolf

"I've Lost Over 100lbs So Far"

The main reason why I wanted to join a martial arts school is because I wanted to lose weight. I was going to a gym and running on a treadmill and lifting weight and found it really boring. I could always cheat at that and not really do a good enough workout. I lost over 100lbs so far here in addition to gaining flexibility and and strength. I used to have back problems and it has helped my back tremendously. I went to a lot of schools that teach mma in nj to interview which one would be best for me and this was by far the #1 choice. This is my second home; This is family here. We are all friends and family members. From the second you walk in the door you feel comfortable.

Training Grounds Jiu-Jitsu & MMA
5 / 5 stars

You feel like a part of the gym and that is what is really special about this place. It's like no other gym. You get treated like family. You get treated with respect from day one. The instruction is very one on one. It's very personal. Other gyms you have to figure it out on your home. Here you are treated like family.

Why Should You Choose Training Grounds Jiu-Jitsu & MMA In NJ?

Unlike many martial arts schools in bergen county, you'll feel welcome and comfortable here. You'll enjoy the warm, friendly (and spotless) atmosphere. You'll appreciate that we do not tolerate rough behavior or bad attitudes, ever.

At the same time, you'll get top-notch, champion-level training that teaches you how to defend yourself, protect your family, win competitions (if you choose), or give your child the priceless gift of being able to avoid and overcome bullying.

School Teacher - Tim McDermott

"The Coaches Here Really Invest In You"

My name is Tim Mcdermott. I'm 24 and I'm a teacher in Leonia at an elementary school. I've wanted to do MMA for several reasons. I've always been a big sports guy and I wanted to be part of a team. Additionally, I wanted to find a place where I could push myself and set goals. At Training Grounds Jiu-Jitsu & MMA in NJ I was able to find both of those things.

Training Grounds Jiu-Jitsu & MMA
5 / 5 stars

Not only did the coaches help me reach my goals, but i also found it was a really good team where the coaches invest in you. I feel myself growing not just as a jiu jitsu player but also as a person.

Your Fitness?... Through the Roof!

When you train MMA in NJ you'll gain strength and power. You'll burn fat and get lean. You'll improve flexibility and coordination. Your energy will skyrocket. And you'll build amazing cardio conditioning that other activities can't match. All of this amounts to unstoppable self-confidence, strong character, and an unshakable sense of well being.

Police Officer - Steven Brown

"I Am A Police Officer And Wanted To Increase My Defensive Skill Set"

My name Stephen Brown. I'm 33 years old and a law enforcement officer here in Bergen County. The martial arts have always been interesting to me. I chose brazilian jiu jitsu due to the fact that most street level combat is ground combat. I came here because I wanted to increase my defensive skill set which would keep me safe on the street. The second was that my doctor found that I had high blood pressure and told me I needed to do 150 minutes a week of cardio. After a few months of training 2x per week my pressure is down to what it was when I was 21 years old with no medication. Of all the academies that teach brazilian jiu jitsu in nj I chose Training Grounds because no other gym that I have been to has a group of guys that are this tight knit. A lot of guys here are personal friends outside gym having met through training. Everybody is willing to work with you and help out.

Training Grounds Jiu-Jitsu & MMA
5 / 5 stars

Master Wil's curriculum is almost individual based. He matches you up with the people you should be matched up with to. He puts you in situations where you are going to get the most out of your training. I love training here and I look forward to getting my black belt.

All Ages and Experience Levels Welcome

Whether you have no experience or you're looking for a new place to accelerate your current martial arts skills, you'll fit right in at Training Grounds Jiu-Jitsu & MMA.

Size, strength and age don't matter at all. You'll learn techniques designed for smaller, weaker people to control and dominate larger, stronger opponents/attackers through the power of leverage. You'll enjoy quality instruction with the personal attention you need to experience rapid progress, from white belt to black belt.

And our 30-Day FREE Trial is the perfect way to prove to yourself that it doesn't get any better than Training Grounds Jiu-Jitsu & MMA for learning martial arts in bergen county.

Film Producer - Mike Gray

"I'm Starting BJJ At 40 Years Old With Four Kids"

My name is Mike Gray. I met Wil in 2009 when I switched martial arts schools. I was immediately taken by Wil's passion for not just the physicality but for the philosophy of Jiu Jitsu. He teaches a way of Jiu Jitsu that can help you not only on the mat, but also in life. When I first started training with Wil, I had been training at other academies that taught mma in nj. Once of the things that impressed me about him is that I'm coming into Jiu Jitsu as 40 year old with 4 children. I'm not a 20 year old guy who just came out of high school wrestling. Very quickly Wil was able to see me training and tell me how to modify things for my style and body type. He knew exactly what would and wouldn't work for me. He didn't expect me to do everything that an athletic 20 year can do as if there was one cookie cutter lesson that you just hope works for everyone. Wil really took the time to sit down and get on the mat with me and figure out what works for me.

Training Grounds Jiu-Jitsu & MMA
5 / 5 stars

The other thing I love about the place are the relationships that you build though a mutual experience of overcoming obstacles and challenges in your training. Everyone here is friends with each other and supports each other. There are no "crushers" who want to take you out. It's the most supportive environment and I am glad I'm a part of it.

WARNING: Don't Settle For Less

As you might imagine, not all academies that teach MMA in NJ are equal. Why not? There are a lot of karate, tae kwon do or traditional martial arts schools trying to pass themselves off as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or MMA academies—just because it's popular. Others are franchises trying to leverage a “name brand” but offer low-level instruction.

Not us. I've received my Black Belt from the family that developed Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and I've won numerous championship competitions. At Training Grounds Jiu-Jitsu & MMA, the level of training you get is nothing short of supreme.

Some schools tend to attract and encourage aggressiveness. They “throw you to the wolves”, meaning the tough guys literally beat up the weaker guys. We don't tolerate that here. We're an extended family who treats everyone with respect and courtesy.

But I don't expect you to believe me until you come see for yourself. That's why you should try us out for free without obligation or pressure of any kind.

Businessman - Luis Gil

"I Have Become More Confident In My Overall Fighting Ability"

I joined TG to get in the best shape of my life and to gain a competitive edge in the grappling arena. I want to be a world champion and this school has what it takes to get me there. I am a 4th degree black belt in tae kwon do and I can tell you that the instruction I receive here is phenomenal. I've trained at other martial arts schools that taught self defense in bergen county before joining the Training Grounds family and it's a big contrast. Master Wil is extremely dedicated to what he does and is a true form of martial artist. The curriculum is well structured and Wil breaks down each technique to it's core in order for you to learn it quicker.

Training Grounds Jiu-Jitsu & MMA
5 / 5 stars

Most martial arts schools don't even have a curriculum. From joining the program I have become more confident in my overall fighting ability and I have unlimited cardio now. My game at one point was plateauing but since being here at Training Grounds Jiu-Jitsu & MMA it's at another level.

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24 Booker Street, Westwood, NJ 07675

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