Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a practical self-defense system that will help you physically and mentally strengthen your body. Our approach to teaching Jiu-Jitsu allows anyone of any age or stage of their life to get started. You will encounter a fun, safe and engaging environment, that will help you reach your goals both on and off the training mats.

Martial Arts for kids is a great way to help build their confidence, keep active and stay focused. It has been proven to help children earn better grades, deal with adversity and build important life skills. Through the practice of martial arts, children gain the ability to navigate through life’s challenges and become successful young adults.

Our kickboxing program is a great way to burn calories, get fit, toned and lose weight. In each class, you will endure a complete body work out that will help you improve your coordination, strength and flexibility. Through the training, you will learn how to set realistic goals and more importantly learn how to achieve them.

Yoga is a fantastic way to get fit and stay in shape. Through the practice of yoga, you will see improvements in your strength, stretching and flexibility. Yoga uses various breathing and meditative exercises that will not only affect your physical being, but your mental one as well.

The School

Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing, Yoga and much more. Made in the Bronx. Established 2016.

Kaizen Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu supports the progress and growth of each student by improving their fitness, discipline & awareness through martial arts & yoga.

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The Instructors

Professor Mendonis

Black Belt Jiu-Jitsu Professor

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Professor Mendonis began his journey as a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt in 2008 where the art was no more than a way to get fit. As his relationship with his dojo grew, his passion began to grow into a more professional one. He received his black belt under Brian Glick, a current second degree black belt, and was able to impact the lives of many students on a personal and professional level. His journey to the Bronx began when he married his wife in 2014, and the idea of owning his own Dojo was no more than a dream. The support of his family allowed the dream to become a reality and in May 2016, Kaizen Brazilian jiu-jitsu was born.

Miss Niomi

Certified Yoga Teacher

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Miss Niomi was raised in the Bronx New York and has a bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University. After graduating from college, she found a passion for the practice of yoga. She spent time abroad earning her certification as a yoga instructor. Since beginning her training, she has been able to help many people through the practice of yoga. 

Mister Molina

Purple Belt Jiu-Jitsu Teacher

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Mister Narciso Molina, a native of Harlem New York, was introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by a close family member. His Journey in Jiu-Jitsu began when he took his first lesson with Professor Mendonis. He quickly fell in love with the art and used it as a platform to change his life in a physical and mental way. He currently holds the rank of Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Mister Stellios

Purple Belt Jiu-Jitsu Teacher

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Mister Stellios Mendonis is a practicing purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He currently resides in Long Island, New York with his wife and two kids. His passion began after being introduced to the art by his brother, Professor Mendonis.

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