BE CREATIVE, BE YOU.
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We specialize in Jiu Jitsu instruction in a safe and welcoming environment that is open to all. Classes accommodate newbies and experienced students. We are dedicated to sharing the benefits of the Gentle Art. Whether you are looking to compete or just want to improve health and fitness., our objective is to help reach the individual's goal.
Hygiene: Make sure nails are trimmed. If you choose to use the rest room or leave the mats, please wear sandles/ shoes.
Dress Code: During gi class you are required to wear a gi. Any kind/ color/ patches, just as long as you have a gi to wear. Same goes for nogi class. Rashguard and grappling shorts. No tank tops, swim shorts or basketball shorts. Change in designated areas.
Training: Train hard but be respectful and caring to training partners.
No coaching: No coaching allowed during any class unless asked to do so. More experienced students are always welcome to help beginners.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt under the legendary JT Torres.
Multiple time IBJJF champion and medalist.
Over five years of teaching experience.
I come in everyday highly motivated to teach our students. Everyone is ambitious and enthusiastic to learn, making what I do even more enjoyable. I found Jiu-Jitsu during a time in my life where I felt lost, I wasn’t able to make sense of the world and my place in it. Training improved my physical and mental health. The practice was logical, it gave me clarity and structure. I’ve always focused on what l I loved about training and recognized a good number of what I didn’t. We opened Sucker Free with the purpose to avoid those negative elements and provide the community with a premium place to train.
2018 received rank of Brown Belt from my Professor JT Torres.
8 years of competition experience and multiple time IBJJF Adult medalist
over 4 years teaching experience
You hear it often “jiu-jitsu changed my life”, but this became more than just a phrase for me after discovering the rewarding aspects of spreading the art to others on a daily basis. The challenging regimen of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu influenced all aspects of my life from my diet, health and in developing a mindset focused on progression. What began as a hobby would soon transform into a career path at purple belt when I began coaching Kids and Adults full time. My most proud moment came at the beginning of 2017 when Weiss and I first opened Sucker Free Jiu Jitsu in Amityville, NY. We set a gaol to create a positive training environment where students are allowed to express their own Jiu-Jitsu in a free and creative way. I owe all of my devotion and inspiration to all my students, team members, business partner and Prof. JT Torres .I tend to believe that my passion for coaching kids and adults at the Academy far exceeds my talent as an active competitor which I still love to participate .
Mark is a Purple Belt under Weiss Sakhizada and has been training Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu since 2012. Mark is also currently training at Essential Jiu Jitsu with JT Torres. Mark’s most recent accomplishment is taking Gold at the 2017 IBJJF New York Open at the Masters 3 Purple Belt Light division.
134 Merrick Rd
Kids 3-5 Level 1 | Kids 6-13 Level 2
Here Students are introduced to the core concepts of Jiu Jitsu through tentative instruction and active exercise. We believe Jiu Jitsu is instrumental in the development of a child's social skill, confidence, discipline and focus on goal setting. The dynamic movements learned in class will serve in enhancing coordination, physical shape and aid in preventing childhood obesity. Each child will be ranked by belt color and stripe based on multiple criteria such as technical development and active participation.
5:15 pm Level 1 *M-W-F
6:00 pm Level 2 *M-F
*all gi classes except for Monday and Wednesday Level 2
9:30 am kids advanced
*seasonal Gi- No- Gi