Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

Where the Take Down is Just the Beginning!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on ground fighting and submission holds. It originated in Brazil in the early 20th century and has gained popularity worldwide for its effectiveness in real-life self-defense situations and in mixed martial arts (MMA) competitions. BJJ is primarily based on the principles of leverage and technique, allowing a smaller and weaker person to defend themselves against a larger and stronger opponent. It emphasizes grappling and ground fighting techniques, such as joint locks, chokes, and various holds, to control and submit an opponent. One of the distinguishing features of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is its emphasis on positional dominance and the ability to submit an opponent without relying on strikes or kicks.

Practitioners aim to take their opponents to the ground and then use techniques like sweeps, escapes, and submissions to gain advantageous positions or force the opponent to submit. Training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu involves practicing techniques with partners in both drilling and live sparring sessions. This hands-on approach allows practitioners to develop their skills, timing, and reflexes in a realistic setting. BJJ practitioners often wear a gi (a traditional uniform consisting of a jacket and pants) during training and competitions, but there are also no-gi variations of the sport where practitioners wear shorts and a rash guard.

At Altus Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, we love helping our students hone their skills in our welcoming and supportive classes. Regardless of your skill level or experience with martial arts, we feature classes custom-tailored to your specific skill set and desires. As the premier Jiu Jitsu academy in Brewster and Putnam County, NY, you can rest assured knowing you are in good hands with our world-class instructors. Our main objective is to build strength through character, dedication, and hard work for men, women, and children of any background. Altus BJJ is always accepting new students, so feel free to reach out to our helpful staff anytime or come in for a free trial lesson and consultation.

Why Choose Altus Jiu Jitsu?


Because we provide authentic Jiu Jitsu training that comes straight from the heart of Brazil! Our instructors hail from Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro, the home of BJJ, and they’ve come to Brewster to provide high-quality instruction to you, your friends, and your family!

Each one of our professors is a competition veteran with years of experience in the martial arts. We offer Kids Jiu Jitsu classes, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction for all ages and experience levels, and Women’s-Only Jiu Jitsu to teach authentic self-defense skills to ladies from around the Brewster, Carmel, and Mahopac communities. When you train with us, you get unabridged access to genuine training from true professionals — we can help you lose weight, build muscle, learn practical self-defense, and forge stronger bonds with your community.

And when you get started, we’re happy to offer you a free consultation and free uniform! Discover the unwavering confidence that comes with martial arts training… transforming your life is as easy as getting started.

jiu jitsu training bjj academy brewster ny

Jiu Jitsu Programs

bjj brewster ny

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu Will Help You Grapple With Any Challenge.

womens bjj jiu jitsu brewster ny

Women's Jiu Jitsu

Be Empowered Through Women's Jiu Jitsu Training.

kids bjj jiu jitsu brewster ny

Kids Jiu Jitsu

Kickstart Your Child's Journey Through Martial Arts.

What Our Students Say

I have been training at Altus jiu jitsu for a year and half and I can honestly say it’s been life changing, my only regret is I didn’t start earlier. The professors are all amazing and have helped my skill level increase very quickly. If you have been thinking about starting bjj don’t wait another day you won’t regret it!
Great culture and people, would recommend to anyone who wants to start a new chapter in their life

Join The Team

Which Programs Are You Interested In?
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Contact Altus BJJ

Get A Free Uniform & Consultation When You Join Brewster, NY & Putnam County’s #1 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy!

Try A Free Class!

Sign Up to Get Latest Updates
Stay up to date with the latest updates from Altus.