I've been involved in the martial arts for much of my life, and been practicing BJJ for quite a while- I can say without any hesitation that RWMMA is one of the absolute best academies I've come across. The facility is clean and welcoming. Perhaps most importantly, the students and culture of RWMMA are fantastic - everyone is respectful to each other, while still providing the right amount of competitive spirit.
Wonderful place—everyone becomes your family and you look forward to going😊 my 8 year old is thriving learning manners, respect & discipline while having a great time!
Karen Thompson Wenz
In my honest opinion this is the best place you will find in the Morris County area and I can say that with the utmost confidence. No matter whether you're brand new to the wonderful world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or a seasoned veteran. I got my little sister and I involved this past year and we couldn't have been happier! Everyone is so nice, friendly, and professional. They're great with kids, older men and women, and people from all different backgrounds. It's competitively priced for what you will find comparitively and you just can't beat it. You get what you pay for and here you're getting very high quality. Both BJJ and Muay-Thai at a value with the official Gracie name and the prime location right in the heart of Downtown Denville. Truthfully, you'd be hard pressed to find another place that offers what this place has, because at the end of the day it's about the people, all of which are great. Coaches Tom, Adam, Pablo, Frank, and Dave are tremendous coaches you will get to know well on a first name basis. You will be challenged and maybe if you're lucky or stick around long enough you'll also be able roll around with them too. Not to mention Vinnie the Academy Director and George the owner, they're the best! But don't take my word for it, go try it out and see for yourself if you're not entirely convinced. Se habla español tambien.
When we decided that we want our 2 youngest girls (11 and 8) in some kind of martial arts. I did my research and reached out to a bunch of places. I got the same vibe from them all.. They were all about how fast they could get my girls into a black belt and how they would the envy of their friends, about how they were the best and how they talked down about any other martial arts place that wasn’t them. hmmm. And I just thought.. WHAT???? That isn’t my angle.. AT ALL - I could care less what their belt color is or what their friends think — I wanted this to be about the journey, not the destination so I kept looking and finally we found a home at Renzo Gracie Denville.
I reached out to Renzo Gracie Denville and found Vinnie--immediately felt right at home. He talked with me and my girls and answered all our questions and then they took a trail class and LOVED it. I was sold. While anyone who knows me knows I talk A LOT one of things I did when we first joined was to just observe. And this is what I saw.
I saw people greeted by name when they walked in, kids, adults. All of them greeted with a big hello, a high five and a “how are you”. I saw people talking to each other. Parents, kids, adults.. talking, laughing and interacting with each other .. “how was your day”, “how did that thing go?” I saw people laughing and smiling and hanging out while their kids took classes, talking about their day.
The place doesn’t feel like martial arts factory, It doesn't feel like a chore. It doesn't feel like anonymous people just going thru the motions of walking thru the door day after day just checking one more thing off their to do list. It feels like a family.
We have been there several months now and couldn’t be happier with the amazing instructors. They continually go above and beyond to help and encourage the girls. The girls love it… they love the friends they have made, they love going to class and the love practicing what they have learned on each other at home —HA. My only regret is that we didn’t find this place sooner.
I can't recommend this place enough. The staff is fantastic, the instructors are really helpful and supportive, and it's been a lot of fun and confidence-inspiring. Taking all these things into account while learning something as effective as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, it's a win-win. I'm always happy to recommend classes at this location. (The seminars are also worth checking out!) They've really made it easy stepping into something you may have considered but wasn't really sure about - or never thought about at all! Take the leap, give it a try, and be a part of a team that cares about your goals.
Amazing academy with world class instructors and a large group of great training partners
The instructors are world class and the lessons learned will be with you for life! Great place for all ages!
I can't recommend this place enough. The staff is fantastic, the instructors are really helpful and supportive, and it's been a lot of fun and confidence-inspiring. Taking all these things into account while learning something as effective as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, it's a win-win. I'm always happy to recommend classes at this location. (The seminars are also worth checking out!) They've really made it easy stepping into something you may have considered but wasn't really sure about - or never thought about at all! Take the leap, give it a try, and be a part of a team that cares about your goals.
Team Renzo Gracie Denville is top notch. George, Vinnie, and the coaching staff challenge my son physically and help to provide some much needed structure and discipline outside of home and school. He knows that he enjoys the Jiu Jitsu classes, but I know that he's developing lifelong self defense techniques while helping him to mature socially and interpersonally.
I was in town visiting from another Gracie school and called Vinnie to ask about training. Vinnie, George and all the guys at the school welcomed me with open arms! The teaching was first-class and the attitude at the school was very warm and playful. Great rolls too with many upper belts. Great place for beginners and advanced. I highly recommend Team Renzo Gracie of Denville!