Brooklyn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

★★★☆☆
  • 412 Myrtle Ave

    Brooklyn, NY 11205

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  • 718-403-0067

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This place, while seemingly genuine, is a complete fraud. You are suckered into signing a contract, which basically stipulates you can in no way whatsoever break the contract for 6 months. Even if you provide a valid excuse as per the

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★★★★★

This place, while seemingly genuine, is a complete fraud. You are suckered into signing a contract, which basically stipulates you can in no way whatsoever break the contract for 6 months. Even if you provide a valid excuse as per the

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I've been going to BBJJ for a few months now and I just signed up for the advanced class. Amy is right that when you go up to the advanced class you have to sign a longer contract before they let you do it. Its also a little more money when you go into the advanced class too. Not that much though, like $10/month more- nothing really. I'm not made of money so I had to take an extra shift at work to pay for it. Not ideal with a wife and family but definitely worth it. They explained it all very clearly when I first came in. Actually they didn't have to because the first week I was there I heard one of the teachers talking to someone in the waiting area about the prices and things like that. There were like 20 people around at the time so its hard to believe you Amy when you say that they kept it all a big secret from you! And by the way, everyone is talking in the locker room about the advanced class all the time. So if you didn't know you are completely oblivious or not actually there.

Since I've been doing jiu-jitsu, I have been training 3 days a week for the last 3 months or so. I have lost 10 pounds and I'm so pumped up to go to class. Compare this to like a year and half at the gym- dragging myself there all the time- and barely losing a pound. And by the way, when I wanted to stop going to Crunch I still had to pay them every month too so I just went. I didn't really realize that someone like me could be a black belt in anything. I'm not exactly an athlete.

The staff and the students have been so good to me since I first started. When I used to go to the gym not a single person ever said hello to me much less helped me figure out a good way to lose weight. The people at this school really do care about each other. If you can't get into shape here its because you're not trying. You might as well just keep blaming everyone else for your problems instead of growing up and taking some responsibility. You blaming this school for charging more money for the advanced class is like me blaming Ben and Jerry for my 40 extra pounds and subsequent bad back. The school is probably better off without your kind of negativity.

When my kids are old enough they'll be in the kids class and if it means more extra shifts for me and my wife to pay for it we'll do it. Because this place is the best!

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★★★★★

I've been going to BBJJ for a few months now and I just signed up for the advanced class. Amy is right that when you go up to the advanced class you have to sign a longer contract before they let you do it. Its also a little more money when you go into the advanced class too. Not that much though, like $10/month more- nothing really. I'm not made of money so I had to take an extra shift at work to pay for it. Not ideal with a wife and family but definitely worth it. They explained it all very clearly when I first came in. Actually they didn't have to because the first week I was there I heard one of the teachers talking to someone in the waiting area about the prices and things like that. There were like 20 people around at the time so its hard to believe you Amy when you say that they kept it all a big secret from you! And by the way, everyone is talking in the locker room about the advanced class all the time. So if you didn't know you are completely oblivious or not actually there.

Since I've been doing jiu-jitsu, I have been training 3 days a week for the last 3 months or so. I have lost 10 pounds and I'm so pumped up to go to class. Compare this to like a year and half at the gym- dragging myself there all the time- and barely losing a pound. And by the way, when I wanted to stop going to Crunch I still had to pay them every month too so I just went. I didn't really realize that someone like me could be a black belt in anything. I'm not exactly an athlete.

The staff and the students have been so good to me since I first started. When I used to go to the gym not a single person ever said hello to me much less helped me figure out a good way to lose weight. The people at this school really do care about each other. If you can't get into shape here its because you're not trying. You might as well just keep blaming everyone else for your problems instead of growing up and taking some responsibility. You blaming this school for charging more money for the advanced class is like me blaming Ben and Jerry for my 40 extra pounds and subsequent bad back. The school is probably better off without your kind of negativity.

When my kids are old enough they'll be in the kids class and if it means more extra shifts for me and my wife to pay for it we'll do it. Because this place is the best!

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SCAM! This club's overall approach to students and Jiu Jitsu is questionable and insincere.
This is a cult-like, pyramid scheme, and dangerous business to sign a contract with. They do not care about their students- They try to sign up as many people as possible, cram them into a tiny room during hours that are extremely inconvenient (most of the time it??s closed!), and conduct simple, mundane, scripted classes on mats that are covered in dust and hair. As a grad student, I just wanted to receive my money??s worth of training in Jiu Jitsu within the little free time I have. As an athlete I found the beginner workout to be a joke, boring, and offensive- I do not need to chant during workouts. Also dangerous! People want to fight, and its too crowded for instructors to supervise. If you want to advance at this gym the 6 month contract you sign says nothing about the 2 year contract that they make you sign in order to advance at a cost double what you paid for the 6 months. Can??t afford it? An instructor suggested I ??take out a loan? (on top of my already large student loans!?) or ??ask my parents for money? (offensive and completely inappropriate.) Can??t pay? You will not be allowed to advance and stay in the beginner lever classes doing the same moves over and over.
Because these options did not work for me in any way, I asked for the rest of my contract to be canceled and for my money to be returned. They would absolutely not return my money. I took them to small claims court for my refund. I end up not receiving it because they played the whole 'a black belt doesn't happen overnight' to make it seem as though I was the one who didn't commit enough. However, a black belt should be earned from a club that has integrity and doesn't just sell memberships without notifying customers of future costs. A black belt should be earned at a place that is serious about Jiu Jitsu, not just about making as much money as possible and promoting their creepy cult-like agenda. AVOID!

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★☆☆☆☆

SCAM! This club's overall approach to students and Jiu Jitsu is questionable and insincere.
This is a cult-like, pyramid scheme, and dangerous business to sign a contract with. They do not care about their students- They try to sign up as many people as possible, cram them into a tiny room during hours that are extremely inconvenient (most of the time it??s closed!), and conduct simple, mundane, scripted classes on mats that are covered in dust and hair. As a grad student, I just wanted to receive my money??s worth of training in Jiu Jitsu within the little free time I have. As an athlete I found the beginner workout to be a joke, boring, and offensive- I do not need to chant during workouts. Also dangerous! People want to fight, and its too crowded for instructors to supervise. If you want to advance at this gym the 6 month contract you sign says nothing about the 2 year contract that they make you sign in order to advance at a cost double what you paid for the 6 months. Can??t afford it? An instructor suggested I ??take out a loan? (on top of my already large student loans!?) or ??ask my parents for money? (offensive and completely inappropriate.) Can??t pay? You will not be allowed to advance and stay in the beginner lever classes doing the same moves over and over.
Because these options did not work for me in any way, I asked for the rest of my contract to be canceled and for my money to be returned. They would absolutely not return my money. I took them to small claims court for my refund. I end up not receiving it because they played the whole 'a black belt doesn't happen overnight' to make it seem as though I was the one who didn't commit enough. However, a black belt should be earned from a club that has integrity and doesn't just sell memberships without notifying customers of future costs. A black belt should be earned at a place that is serious about Jiu Jitsu, not just about making as much money as possible and promoting their creepy cult-like agenda. AVOID!

Pros: NOTHING positive about this place

Cons: This place will scam you of your money

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Brooklyn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has helped our son get his best report cards ever! He used to get 2's and 3's and his teachers said he couldn't focus. Since we started jiu-jitsu his grades have improved steadily and he just brought home the best marks he's ever gotten- all 4's! Thank you BBJJ.

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★★★★★

Brooklyn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has helped our son get his best report cards ever! He used to get 2's and 3's and his teachers said he couldn't focus. Since we started jiu-jitsu his grades have improved steadily and he just brought home the best marks he's ever gotten- all 4's! Thank you BBJJ.

Pros: Kind, caring, professional

Cons: times aren't always convenient with our afterschool program,

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We had a terrible experience with BBJ. The whole program is a scam. Signed up for a 6 month contract for our kids. After about 3 months they start to tell the kids to have your parents come in to talk to us - you are ready to go to "advanced class". They goose the kids constantly about having parents come in to talk to them about the "advanced class". The hitch? Kid's don't go to "advanced class" unless you sign a two year contract! They do this to everyone around the 3 month - 20 class mark. They will not allow anyone to go to advanced class without signing the additional 2 years, even though you still have months to go on the original contract. Kids of course only want to go to the advanced class after they have been told they are "ready". NOTE There is no discussion of intro versus advanced class when you sign up and nothing in the contract regarding the different levels. In fact they pledge they will do everything to help your children "succeed" and be committed when they get you to sign the first contract. Horrible experience as they involve the children in the scam. Have since learned that reputable schools allow a month to month commitment.

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★☆☆☆☆

We had a terrible experience with BBJ. The whole program is a scam. Signed up for a 6 month contract for our kids. After about 3 months they start to tell the kids to have your parents come in to talk to us - you are ready to go to "advanced class". They goose the kids constantly about having parents come in to talk to them about the "advanced class". The hitch? Kid's don't go to "advanced class" unless you sign a two year contract! They do this to everyone around the 3 month - 20 class mark. They will not allow anyone to go to advanced class without signing the additional 2 years, even though you still have months to go on the original contract. Kids of course only want to go to the advanced class after they have been told they are "ready". NOTE There is no discussion of intro versus advanced class when you sign up and nothing in the contract regarding the different levels. In fact they pledge they will do everything to help your children "succeed" and be committed when they get you to sign the first contract. Horrible experience as they involve the children in the scam. Have since learned that reputable schools allow a month to month commitment.

Cons: scam

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An extremely hard sell!! They lay the pressure on thick to sign these contracts - be it 6 months or 2 years. They absolutely DO NOT tell you when you sign the 6 month contract that in order to move up to the advanced class you then have to sign a 2 year contract. AND they start pressuring you to move up to advanced long before your 6 months is up. Having to sign any long term contract for exercise with no other option (such as monthly or otherwise) is completely insane, especially in this economy. And be prepared, they do not take no for an answer, and will question your ability to make the sacrifice and commitment to your health, which is wrong!! If you like jiu jitsu or are looking to start and want to be a part of this dojo, then know what you're getting into, and be prepared to be pressured into a long term contract and make the monthly payments NO MATTER WHAT, because there is no getting out of it!!! Otherwise, I would highly suggest checking out some other places that offer monthly plans (there are definitely some here in Brooklyn).

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★☆☆☆☆

An extremely hard sell!! They lay the pressure on thick to sign these contracts - be it 6 months or 2 years. They absolutely DO NOT tell you when you sign the 6 month contract that in order to move up to the advanced class you then have to sign a 2 year contract. AND they start pressuring you to move up to advanced long before your 6 months is up. Having to sign any long term contract for exercise with no other option (such as monthly or otherwise) is completely insane, especially in this economy. And be prepared, they do not take no for an answer, and will question your ability to make the sacrifice and commitment to your health, which is wrong!! If you like jiu jitsu or are looking to start and want to be a part of this dojo, then know what you're getting into, and be prepared to be pressured into a long term contract and make the monthly payments NO MATTER WHAT, because there is no getting out of it!!! Otherwise, I would highly suggest checking out some other places that offer monthly plans (there are definitely some here in Brooklyn).

Pros: jiu jitsu itself great

Cons: pressure to sign long term contract

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We had a frustrating and upsetting experience with BBJJ. Our kids took classes at the Myrtle Ave location and we'd like to help spare other families and individuals from going through the same experience. Classes were crowded, times of classes inconvenient and ever changing, and in the end the whole experience felt like a big con and sales pitch.

The goal of BBJJ is to lock you into a long term contract. They start you with a short-term contract of 6 months then half way through tell you that your kids are doing great and really want to move to the advanced class. When you say, "that's great, let's move them up" they inform you that you'll need to sign a 2 year contract to make that happen. Nowhere in your 6 month contract does it say that your child cannot move up without signing another contract. The terms on this 2 yr contract are very confusing and as it turns out after you sign it they will contend that the contract is not with them at all but rather with Educational Funding Corp (EFC) (look them up on BBB...they have an F rating) and that BBJJ's hands are tied in terms of altering or terminating the contract. This despite the fact that our lawyers and our credit card company all insist that the contract is with BBJJ and NOT EFC. We cancelled the new contract 2 months before the new start date and they said no. Our children are no longer enrolled in this school and they are charging us.

My wife and I feel like we've been manipulated through our children. Don't be fooled into thinking this is a local business. It is not. All decision making is really made by EFC, not BBJJ. We appealed to the owner of BBJJIII, Mr. Lynch and he said "Sorry, I cannot help you."

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★☆☆☆☆

We had a frustrating and upsetting experience with BBJJ. Our kids took classes at the Myrtle Ave location and we'd like to help spare other families and individuals from going through the same experience. Classes were crowded, times of classes inconvenient and ever changing, and in the end the whole experience felt like a big con and sales pitch.

The goal of BBJJ is to lock you into a long term contract. They start you with a short-term contract of 6 months then half way through tell you that your kids are doing great and really want to move to the advanced class. When you say, "that's great, let's move them up" they inform you that you'll need to sign a 2 year contract to make that happen. Nowhere in your 6 month contract does it say that your child cannot move up without signing another contract. The terms on this 2 yr contract are very confusing and as it turns out after you sign it they will contend that the contract is not with them at all but rather with Educational Funding Corp (EFC) (look them up on BBB...they have an F rating) and that BBJJ's hands are tied in terms of altering or terminating the contract. This despite the fact that our lawyers and our credit card company all insist that the contract is with BBJJ and NOT EFC. We cancelled the new contract 2 months before the new start date and they said no. Our children are no longer enrolled in this school and they are charging us.

My wife and I feel like we've been manipulated through our children. Don't be fooled into thinking this is a local business. It is not. All decision making is really made by EFC, not BBJJ. We appealed to the owner of BBJJIII, Mr. Lynch and he said "Sorry, I cannot help you."

Cons: long term contracts even for children, hard sell techniques

 

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