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Enzo's Fight Against Cancer Fund

Today

From Murilo:

Guys this is my friend Enzo, his father is a black belt instructor in Sao Paulo, his name is Renato Branco. Enzo has gone thru two surgeries to remove a tumor from his cerebelum and has just finished his tenth session of chemotherapy. I am asking everybody that reads this to send my friend Enzo and his family some positive energy if you can. Thank you.
To try to help his family in Sao Paulo get thru this I am setting up some stuff to help them financially, we have a go fund me to send some financial aid to my friend, any small amount will be of help, I’m raffling off prizes like a Scramble Gear package with a Gi, a rashguard and spats, a one hour Private Class with me, and a free month of training at Unity. This seemed a good way to get them some assistance quickly.

Thank you very much.
-Murilo Santana

Click here to donate to Enzo’s cause.

Upcoming Competitions

Look for us at these upcoming tournaments and events, or come and train with us in preparation:
Follow the link to see what we’re up to!

July 21, 2018
  • Austin International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship & No Gi

    July 21, 2018 - July 22, 2018  

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July 22, 2018
  • Austin International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship & No Gi

    July 21, 2018 - July 22, 2018  

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July 28, 2018
  • Orlando International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship

    July 28, 2018
    Silver Spurs Arena 1875 Silver Spur Ln, Kissimmee, FL 34744, United States

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August 4, 2018
  • NAGA Battle at the Beach

    August 4, 2018
    Wildwood, NJ, United States

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August 11, 2018
  • Chicago Summer International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship

    August 11, 2018 - August 12, 2018  
    Chicago State University Chicago State University, Chicago, IL 60628, United States

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August 12, 2018
  • Chicago Summer International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship

    August 11, 2018 - August 12, 2018  
    Chicago State University Chicago State University, Chicago, IL 60628, United States

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Coach Gene Kobilansky is being inducted into the NYU Hall of Fame!

Saturday, May 5 2018 at 2pm

Congratulations to Coach Gene on this acknowledgment of his accomplishments! We feel very lucky to have him teaching wrestling here at Unity Jiu Jitsu!

Dillon Danis training at Unity Jiu-Jitsu feat.The Miyao Brothers

Always

Dillon Danis and Mansher Khera have been training with us since the summer, and it’s been a lot of fun having them around! Enjoy the video below that Dillon posted, and thanks to Dillon for having it made!

Kids Team Wins First Place at Pride BJJ Tournament!

December 10, 2017

Congratulations to all the athletes and parents and coaches of NY’s #1 kids team!

Competitors this competition:
ARIANA SILVA
CHRISTOPHER SILVA
COLE SHUSTER
EMILY HARRIS
GABE TORRES
GUSTAVO ALARCON
JACOB RODRIGUEZ
JALEN MALIK MITCHELL
JASMINDA MADRID
JASON L. DIXON JR.
JAYDDEN MAYORGA
JAYDEN LOPEZ
JAYDEN PEREZ
JONAH GRATT
MARCO ALARCON
MATTHEW VELEZ
NATHAN GONZALEZ
OLIVIA TORRES
RJ MADRID
SHANE SHUSTER

FloGrappling: New Generation Cicero Costha Athletes Shine At No-Gi Worlds

Dec 17, 2017

Congratulations to our PSLPB Cicero Costha Purple Belt Friends on all their success at No Gi Worlds 2017!!

Read the whole article here: https://www.flograppling.com/articles/6062523-new-generation-cicero-costha-athletes-shine-at-no-gi-worlds

FloGrappling: Photo Essay: The Real Experience Of Training At Unity Jiu-Jitsu

Mar 15, 2017

Check out the whole Article: https://www.flograppling.com/articles/5062611-photo-essay-the-real-experience-of-training-at-unity-jiu-jitsu

No Gi Pans Results

Sep 30, 2017

Train hard, fight the hardest!

Hard work by good people. OSS!!!

FloGrappling: Unity Jiu-Jitsu Team Score Major Colored Belt Success In New York

Apr 10, 2017

From the Article: https://www.flograppling.com/articles/5063709-unity-jiu-jitsu-team-score-major-colored-belt-success-in-new-york

“Murilo Santana’s Unity Jiu-Jitsu school in New York has been producing some real monsters, and the results speak for themselves.

Athletes representing Unity Jiu-Jitsu took gold in the absolute divisions at blue (male and female), purple and brown belt.

BLUE / Adult / Male / Open Class
1 – Scott D. Perry – Unity Jiu-jitsu
2 – Brian Richards – Unity Jiu-jitsu
3 – Deonte Simpkins – Alliance
3 – Justin Michael – Alliance International

BLUE / Adult / Female / Open Class
1 – Chloe Mcnally – Unity Jiu-jitsu
2 – Natalie Barczyk – Alliance
3 – Jessica Feliciano – Renzo Gracie Pennsylvania Academy
3 – Samantha Ryan McManus – Unity Jiu-jitsu

PURPLE / Adult / Male / Open Class
1 – Devhonte M. Johnson – Unity Jiu-jitsu
2 – Sebastian Rodriguez Williams – Unity Jiu-jitsu
3 – Damien Roberts – Soul Fighters BJJ Connecticut
3 – Italo Moura de Azevedo – PSLPB Cicero Costha

BROWN / Adult / Male / Open Class
1 – Rafael Babilonia Cristovão – Unity Jiu-jitsu
2 – Quentin E. Leahy – Renzo Gracie JJ
3 – Dante Leon – GF Team
3 – Fabian De Jesus Bolaños Camacho – RCBJJ-Costa Rica

In addition to the absolute gold medals Unity Jiu-Jitsu also took a further nine gold medals in blue and purple belt weight divisions, along with many second and third place medals across various belts and weight divisions.

BLUE / Adult / Male / Middle
1 – Scott D. Perry – Unity Jiu-jitsu

BLUE / Adult / Male / Super-Heavy
1 – Brian Richards – Unity Jiu-jitsu

BLUE / Adult / Female / Heavy
1 – Chloe Mcnally – Unity Jiu-jitsu

PURPLE / Adult / Male / Light-Feather
1 – Edwin Ocasio – Unity Jiu-jitsu

PURPLE / Adult / Male / Feather
1 – Francisco Jonas Borges Andrade – PSLPB Cicero Costha

PURPLE / Adult / Male / Light
1 – Italo Moura de Azevedo – PSLPB Cicero Costha

PURPLE / Adult / Male / Medium-Heavy
1 – Abdurahmanhaji Murtazaliev – Unity Jiu-jitsu

PURPLE / Adult / Male / Super-Heavy
1 – Devhonte M. Johnson – Unity Jiu-jitsu

BROWN / Adult / Male / Ultra-Heavy
1 – Rafael Babilonia Cristovão – Unity Jiu-jitsu

Jonas Andrade and Italo Moura are both listed as PSLPB Cicero Costha, but the two teams enjoy an exchange program of sorts with athletes from the Sao Paulo-based gym often spending extensive periods of time training at Santana’s New York team, so they have been included on this list.

Unity Jiu-Jitsu took second place overall in the team standings, behind only Alliance. The team sent 36 athletes total from white to black belt to compete in the competition.

Academy Standings – 2017 New York Spring IO
1 – Alliance – 236
2 – Unity Jiu-jitsu – 146
3 – Renzo Gracie Academy – 107”