Brazillian Jiu Jitsu is the most effective Martial art they make. It’s true. You’ve seen the videos of Rorion Gracie taking on Bruce Lee wannabes, you know that any MMA fighter with his head on straight trains Jiu Jitsu and I don’t need to spend any time convincing you that BJJ is where it’s at.

Whoever you are, The Jungle Gym is ready to kick your life into gear. We have cutting-edge techniques, many of which I design myself from my own extensive grappling experience. We have a format that is easy to fit your crazy /boring /exciting /stupid / awesome life. Most importantly we are a group of accepting welcoming people focused on honing our game and helping you build yours!


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My name is Justin Garcia. I’m a Bronx Native and the founder of the Jungle Gym. I created this place to be everybody’s academy.

Gone are the days when coaches cater to the “naturals” and ignore students because they’re not physical specimens. Here at The Jungle Gym, we will show you how to get the physique you deserve while teaching you the best fighting system on the planet! (Besides guns).

Many of our members come here because they’re out of shape. There is absolutely no judgment here, only a big group of people with a similar history who want to see you win. Everybody who comes here consistently is going to amaze themselves with their inner potential.

Jungle Gym Martial Arts Testimonial

Justin Garcia and the Jungle Gym have helped me in many ways.  I walked in to the Jungle Gym at 280lbs with a pre diabetic condition.  Needles to say, I was overweight, lacked confidence, and was suffering from depression.  The environment at the Jungle Gym fostered and environment of discipline and confidence.  After 14 months I lost 100 lbs and I now have a set of skills that apply to all areas of my life.  Oh yea I can fight too! Do yourself the favor and join the Jungle Gym family!”

-Elliot W. Pacheco


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The simple but rigorous drills and techniques we practice are excellent for conditioning, but the real training secret is the exhilarating system of practice matches we play during class. You can challenge yourself mentally by trying for the techniques shown earlier in class, go at a relaxed pace with a more experience grappler to hammer out the fundamentals or just go nuts and pour Gatorade all over yourself like in the commercials. The structure is free-form and low pressure. It’s your own motivation that makes the workout intense!

We never push anyone to move faster than their own natural pace, but that’s because we never need to.  Jiu-Jitsu always keeps you reaching for more!

I have know Justin Garcia for many years and I consider him an incredibly talented martial arts expert.  Not only has he established himself as a top class competitor but he has a great rare ability to give precise and first rate instruction.  He is a great representation of what the Martial Arts are all about and a true role model for children and adults alike.”

-Kenny Florian

Now , one of the most popular questions is “Justin, aren’t you just some dude dancing around in pajamas, acting like a tough guy cuz he watched ten minutes of a Bas Rutten video?” Folks, how many times do I have to remind you? This is: Real MMA taught by a Real MMA fighter!

I’m not likely to be recruited by the X-Men any time soon, but I am a REAL fighter. I’ve been featured in the magazines Full Contact Fighter and Grappling, have more trophies than we can list here, and most of all am always ready to take on any challenger, to prove the Jungle Gym’s value, and to hold the flag high for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!

Coach Justin Garcia is a real fighter.  He’s been featured in the magazines Full Contact Fighter and Grappling, has more trophies than we can list here, and most of all is always ready to take on any challenger, to prove his ability, and to hold the flag high for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!

Chim-Chim proves that Jungle Gym mma works!

With training in BJJ, Submission grappling, Judo, Wrestling, and Mixed Martial Arts, I know what it takes to succeed in the competitive world of sports, and has been sharing my expertise with students for the last nine years.

Aside from that, my massive, unyielding, almost obscene ego is not limited to myself. I also am obsessed that my students become better than I’ll ever be! With many individual competition victories, it’s the progress and growth of my students that remain my most valuable assets. A firm believer in loving one’s work, I’m ALWAYS there to help a student, and always find a way to make sure you’re…

“Better than yesterday, never as good as tomorrow.” With the instructors to teach you and the students to help you every step of the way, The Jungle Gym is ready to change your life!

I have known and trained with Justin for about a decade.  As a fighter, he is well known for being one of the top grapplers in the country.  Whats more impressive is his technical understanding for the art of jiu jitsu.  His ability to bestow this on to his students to the best of his ability is simply amazing.  In a very short period of time he has already produce one of the top competition teams on the east coast and I have no doubt that in the very near future the Jungle Gym will be one of the top teams anywhere!  Whether you are looking for a place to train casually or for a place where you have a chance to be an elite fighter, train with an instructor whose character, knowledge and skill are unsurpassed!  The only option for you in the Bronx area is Justin Garcia and the Jungle Gym.”

Rob Kahn, Royce Gracie Black Belt

What are you waiting for?
Now is the time, get the ball rolling! 



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