Professor Roberto Maia was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he grew up training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu alongside his cousins, the world renowned Gracies, who developed the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. A Fifth degree black belt, he is the highest ranking practitioner of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in New England. Professor Maias life is dedicated to the advancement and continual development of the art through quality instruction at every level and through building a sense of community and family among those who train together.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is one of the most revolutionary martial arts of our time. There are three main reasons why this art has rapidly gained recognition as one of the most practical and effective methods of self-defense today, We want everyone to explore our sport, our philosophy, and our culture before deciding if you want to join the Boston Brazilian Jiu Jitsu family.Read more
Boston Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is widely recognized as the premiere training center in the New England area for authentic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. BBJJ academy traces it's roots directly back to the original Gracie Barra academy located in Barra da Tijuca, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil owned and operated by Master Carlos Gracie Jr the son of Carlos Gracie, the late founder of Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.Read more
MMA, or Mixed Martial Arts, has become widely popular thanks to a number of well-known television shows and highly publicized live events across the country. It combines stand-up and grappling arts, with Gracie Jiu-Jitsu playing a key role. MMA is a powerful, challenging fighting style guaranteed to push your limits and give you a great workout!Read more