Chris Matakas

Founder, Matakas Jiu Jitsu

The #1 Jiu Jitsu Academy in Central NJ

Matakas Jiu Jitsu is the leading martial arts academy for kids and adults who need to learn self-defense. Our Jiu Jitsu program offers practical self-defense and the confidence to know you can protect yourself and your family.

Unlike other martial arts schools which do not teach legitimate self-defense skills, we are best known for making world-class Jiu Jitsu accessible to people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Our culture provides the support and guidance you need on the journey of cultivating the skills of self-defense.

Our mission is to teach kids and adults world-class Jiu Jitsu so they can protect themselves and their families.

We understand that self-defense training is needed now more than ever. We are not born with these skills. They must be cultivated through hard work and dedication to an effective program. Since Professor Chris Matakas (BJJ Black Belt and 15x author) opened the Matakas Jiu Jitsu Academy in 2017, we have succeeded in helping thousands of kids and adults learn self-defense, including partnering with local law enforcement to teach defensive tactics.

We are here to provide the program, guidance, and accountability to help you defend yourself using world-class Jiu Jitsu.

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Dan McCool

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Jim O'Boyle

Head Instructor

Emma Stahl

Membership Manager and Lead Tykes Instructor

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We do not get to choose when and where we may need to protect ourselves. But we do get to choose if we will be ready! It is our responsibility to develop the skills that will protect ourselves and our kids.

  • Our 12-month program provides the instruction, guidance, and techniques that your success requires

  • We provide accountability to keep you on track

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What Clients Say About Us

Matakas BJJ has been an amazing experience for my daughter. I can't say enough about this family-oriented academy and their dedicated coaches. If want your child to learn to defend themselves, go see for yourself and sit in on a class.



Mother of 8 year old in our Youth Program

Jane Doe

Matakas Jiu Jitsu is world class. I have traveled around and visited many Jiu Jitsu academies and MBJJ is by far the best in my opinion. Phenomenal teaching, clean facilities, a welcoming community and a friendly goal-oriented culture. MBJJ is great for beginners and all skill levels. I highly recommend visiting.



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2043 Rt 130, Florence NJ 08016

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(609) 473-3768

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