Cutting Edge Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Reviews

I have a very high stress job as a corrections officer. The academy has become a place I can go to stay in top physical shape and destress from my day. This place is my therapy. ~Isac Chaves

Isac Chaves, NJ State Trooper

Training at Cutting Edge Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been nothing short of a life changing experience. Since day one the academy has played a major & positive role in my life, helping me get into shape, learning how to defend myself, and building confidence. It has helped me prove that anything I set my mind to I can achieve. Martial Arts is truly a great way to improve in all aspects of your life, and CEBJJ gives you just that, from the head instructor down to the newest member of the team. If you've ever felt hesitant to try a martial arts academy stop right there because it's one big family, and we will welcome you with open arms or a friendly stranglehold. ~Eric Llerena

Eric Llerena, State Correctional Officer, East Jersey State Prison

I came to CEBJJ in February 2010 overweight, out of shape and pre diabetic from years of poor eating habits. Professor Manuel and CEBJJ were able to set and motivate me to achieve goals which is a staple of the academy. Everyone at CEBJJ is humble and welcoming, a family in every sense of the word, I hope to continue that example for any new students who may pick our academy to change their lives. ~Marcelo Aguilar

Marcelo Aguilar, Director of Human Resources

Cutting Edge is the best kept secret in North Jersey! Professor Josef offers traditional values combined with competition-level training to achieve balanced students. I've been going for about four months and have healed a back injury with the help of training and stretches. The conditioning program is proven and effective as shown by the instructors in their many tournament victories. I am definitely proud to be part of this dojo. ~Marcus Nieves

Marcus Nieves, Professional Dance Instructor

“Friendly atmosphere to get in shape, learn self defense, and discipline. All level belts attend class (no white or blue belts only class). Professor Manuel is highly knowledgeable and friendly to all students (he rolls with everyone!) Afterwards the group is always ready to eat acai and hangout. I love this place! ~Ariel Romero

Ariel Romero, Financial Analyst

The art is awesome and the way the instructor teaches is awesome. More than teach the technique where you understand concepts of the move. He goes into detail with Jiu-Jitsu so you'll do everything the right way. Jiu-Jitsu teaches you more about your body and more how to take care of yourself. You will meet people here that will help you throughout each class. World class instructor with an awesome atmosphere! ~Joshua Russo

Joshua Russo, US Army

I have been training at Cutting Edge Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 8 years. It has been the most positive thing I have done for my physical well being. I have lost over 40 lbs and am in better shape at 53 than I was at 33. The people I train with have become very close friends and both of my children train there as well. Josef Manuel's expertise and instruction are unparalleled . If you have made it to the point of reading reviews you owe it to yourself to come on down and check it out. ~James Lyons

James Lyons, US Marshall

I met professor Josef Manuel when he visited our school in Dover, NJ. I was amazed with his vast knowledge and wisdom in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and his flawless techniques, you can clearly see his teacher (the legendary Robson Moura) in him. He made the lessons so simple that even my two daughters, who joined us for class, could execute the move. One thing that Impressed me the most is his personality. He is very humble and approachable, he made us feel like we've been his students for a long time. I will always be grateful to him that he took some of his time to visit, teach and train us. His students are very lucky to have him as a teacher and all of us are lucky to have him as a friend. I finally joined Cutting Edge Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy in October of 2017. They welcomed me with open arms. I am amazed on how dedicated the students are to the art and it shows by how technical they are. I attribute this to our Sensei because he shows us his love for the art, his passion in teaching and his dedication to his students. I travel at least 20 miles one way which is between 20 to 30 mins just to attend class. I do this because I want to repay my Sensei with the same dedication he shows us. I also feel like a kid with a new toy every time I train. Every time Professor teaches, the technique lingers in my brain for hours and hours. This place is definitely a place I call home. It's an amazing place. ~Don De La Pena

Don De La Pena

Cutting Edge Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the perfect blend of incredibly intricate BJJ and warming familial bonds. Josef Manuel’s love for the sport infuses every class with vigor, determination, and awe. The array of techniques unmasked ensures he or she will establish a great bjj game while engaging in an intense workout. The outpouring support interwoven within each participant makes one feel apart of something bigger...because he or she is. The environment at CEBJJ is not just a school or is a family striving for greatness. ~Chelsea Cullen

Chelsea Cullen, English Teacher

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