• I am very thankful to Professor Josef Ze Cobra Manuel & CEBJJ for the goals he helped me achieve in my time training with him. He's work ethic is second to none, his condition and technique are like the samurai and his sword before the battle...always ready! It has been a great pleasure and honor to be a part of the Cutting Edge family and have Prof. Ze Cobra as my instructor and friend. Thank you for believing, thank you for opening your doors to me and for the amazing journey it has been the past two years and to many more!! osu!! Luis "Wicho" Giron

    Luis Giron
  • I have had great time training at CEBJJ with Professor Josef. He has opened my eyes to a lot of things on and off the mat. Whether it’s how importent the little details are in BJJ or one of his motivational sayings or stories. The best part about everything is that how they all can be used in training or in life itself. I come from a wrestling background and he never shied me away from it when I throw some moves in the mix when rolling. I recently took a private with him that completely opened my eyes to how so many movements relate to one another. Not just what we went over but many moves in different positions or working different techniques. The movements are there you just have to adjust to the situation. All in all my experience has been great and I am looking forward to my next private lesson with Professor Josef. Taking a private lesson was one of the smartest things I have done besides signing up for another year of training at CEBJJ.

    Brian Wiltrout
  • I have known Josef for about 3 years now, since he was a brown belt. It was by chance that I even met him, as he helped out my Sensei Matheus Diaz when he was lost at the airport in California after the 2005 Mundials. That in essence defines Josef as a person. He is always helping people, whether it be in the Art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu which he very much loves, or in life, he deeply cares about other people, particularly his students. Let's not forget that Josef is very good at Jiu Jitsu also with his proven competition track record.

    Igor Mendelevich
  • My experience at CEBJJ has been one of kind. Since I have joined, I feel more fit physically. That's not the only thing you work out at CEBJJ also your mind is worked out, every other day Professor Manuel shares a quote that makes you look at things in a different way. I live in P.A and there are many Jiu-Jitsu academies where I live, but I would rather be at CEBJJ my second home.

    Tiago Soares
  • With the private lessons that I took at CEBJJ with Josef Manuel I have been able to break through the jiu jitsu plateaus I have been experiencing in training. Josef has expanded my jiu jitsu to another level through the use of a variety of different techniques to improve my game. Josef has worked with me on a personal and physical level & I am very happy to be a member of CEBJJ. Osu!

    Max Lopes
  • I started training at Cutting Edge in Feb of 2010 and it has changed my life in a lot of positive ways. Prior to coming to Cutting Edge I had no outlet for work stress and it took its toll on my weight and energy levels. After a year of training, I have lost 45lbs, walk around happy and energetic and can fit into clothes that I haven't worn in years. I receive World Class training from a World Class Staff, How many people can say they train with a World Champion? Not many, How many people can say there instructor still competes at the black belt level? Not Many!!! I'm very proud to be part of this family, when I tell my peers (that also train bjj) that I train at Cutting Edge they give me that "look". I can truly say that I always look forward to training at the Academy.

    Marcelo Aguilar
  • My Journey in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has finally come full circle in the sense that I have finally found an Academy & Instructor, who give me the true Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Experience.I have trained Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over 3 years with some of the best instructors in the world, but none of them compare to the instruction that I am currently receiving at the Cutting Edge Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy.All the training that I have received seems to be belittled by the technical prowess and skill that Black Belt Professor Josef Manuel instills in me with his training everyday. He is truly an individual who has dedicated his life to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and he continues to prove his love by competing & continuing to train under his Master, 7x World Champion Professor Robson Moura.I have trained with various instructor who would never practice what they preached. They would never roll with their students, teach the same repetitive techniques, be out of shape, and they would never come to support their students when they would compete. They would also expect their students after all this to invest a ridiculous amount of money into substandard training.Professor Manuel is the complete opposite as there is never a class that he does not teach. He runs with you in the park and is not afraid to roll with you. He is always supportive of their students and their goals. He understands that his true role as an instructor is to keep his students happy and to nurture them so they will become great practitioners of the art he so truly loves.I am truly blessed to be under Professor Manuel because he actually cares about my training and is willing to help me achieve my goals at whatever the cost. Please feel free to call me and I will tell you about my experience at CEBJJ and how it changed my life.

    Rigo Asencio
  • My son started training brazilian jiu jistu under Sensei Josef in the kids program. After watching his entertaining, intuitive methods of instruction, I felt safe to try it for myself. A mom, who hadn't been to the gym...ever! I was able to get in shape at a comfortable pace for me and saw my health and body improve almost instantly. Sensei showed us some self defense in the striking classes which included a little brazilian jiu jitsu - I was hooked and started training jiu jitsu as well. Shortly after starting jiu jitsu became pregnant with my second child and trained boxing the duration of my pregnancy. Sensei and students welcomed me and worked with me and the big belly. I felt good during my pregnancy and recovered quickly, resuming training in only a few weeks. I honestly feel the support, positive energy and family environment at Cutting Edge BJJ was the driving force behind me, pushing me to surpass stereotypes. Now, as a 32 year old mother of two, I am in the best shape of my life and have lots of energy to run, play and spar with my kids.

    Cristina Chavez
  • Cutting Edge is the best kept secret in North Jersey! Professor Josef offers traditiona l 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
  • My 6 year old son has been training with Professor Josef for about 3 Years now and I am amazed at how much he has learned. His education extends beyond the Jiu Jitsu training. Not only does my son learn self defense but he learns about conditioning and respect for himself and for others. Professor is a great teacher. I plan on signing my daughter up as well when she is old enough.

    Michelle Ramos