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Our Kids programs are world-class, with instruction from accomplished Jiu Jitsu competitors. They’re high energy, with the highest level of techniques and skill.

We run classes for kids in Manhattan, NY and Totowa, NJ.

Saturdays are always free in NYC your first time.

Kids of all level and teams are welcome – no Jiu Jitsu politics!

Unity Jiu Jitsu Kids Program - Training for the Kids Pans 2016

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View Kids Program (Ages 12 & below)

Free Beginner Kids Class:

The Beginner Kids classes are for kids who are trying Jiu Jitsu for their first time. Kids will learn what Jiu Jitsu is all about and get to play from day one! They will learn to problem-solve, and get creative with moves while building their confidence.

Free at NYC location.

Kids Jiu Jitsu Play:

These classes are great for the younger kids (ages 3-7) who learn through play. Continue to build knowledge about Jiu Jitsu, basic concepts, and techniques! Whether you want to be a competitor, or you just like rolling around on the mats, this is where it all begins!

JV Kids Jiu Jitsu:

Welcome to JV! So now you know some things, and are ready to know MORE things! Whether you did a Beginners Kids Class, or are coming from another Jiu Jitsu School, we will start your journey here by looking at what you know, what you sort of know, and what you know you don’t know yet. Then we fill in the holes of your Jiu Jitsu to make sure you’re on your way to developing a well-rounded Jiu Jitsu game!

We do Gi on Mondays, and No Gi on Wednesdays.

Varsity Kids Jiu Jitsu:

Learn and practice everything you need to know in order to start competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu! Or just to be really good, if competition isn’t your goal. We have a team of experienced competitors ready to work with you to get you ready! This is where you will develop your A, B & C Games, make sure your Jiu Jitsu is well-rounded, and get the invaluable training that will prepare you for the tournaments!

Kids Pro Training:

For kids who know how to spar, to get a LOT of it done! We start with 1/2 hour of drilling, then launch into a full hour of sparring, pushing each other to be the best we can be! It’s the Kids version of the Adults Pro Training. Join us any Saturday!

New York

Unity Jiu Jitsu School
144 W 14th St.
Stair A Door, Basement
New York, NY 10011

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New Jersey

Unity Jiu Jitsu School – NJ
247 Crooks Ave
Clifton, NJ 07011

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Kids Program Instructors

Ana Lowry

Ana is responsible for the Kids Programs, Women’s Program, and Introductory Program.

Originally from Maine, Ana began training Jiu Jitsu in 2006, managed a world famous Jiu Jitsu academy in the Washington, D.C. area before relocating to Sao Paulo, Brazil for five years of hard training and relentless competition. She is a 2x Brown belt No Gi World Champion, as well as a No Gi Pan American Champion and Brazilian National Champion in both the Middleweight Division, and in the Open Weight Division. She competes under Unity Jiu Jitsu and Cicero Costha’s PSLPB Social Project, a project that brings underprivileged children into Jiu Jitsu.

Devhonte Johnson

We are proud to have Devhonte “Bones” Johnson as the head instructor of Unity Jiu Jitsu-New Jersey. Devhonte trains under the tutelage of world renowned Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor Murilo Santana in New York City and brings the same dedication, principles, and commitment that he trains with to his own students.

Devhonte is currently in the prime of his Jiu Jitsu career having earned titles at the highest levels of Jiu Jitsu,

In March 2016 Coach “Bones” became the 2016 IBJJF GI Medium Heavy Pan American Champion.

In April 2016 Coach “Bones” also flew to Abu Dhabi to take part in the Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship and won becoming the Abu Dhabi World Pro -94kg Champion.

In June 2016 Coach “Bones” took the silver medal in the IBJJF World Championships

​​Some of Coach “Bones” other accolades include:
2x Nogi World Champion IBJJF
2x Nogi Pan Champion IBJJF
Multiple time IBJJF Open champion ​

To keep up to date with Coach “Bones” tournament results follow his social media pages!


"I love this team! They are inviting, respectful, competitive, modest and motivating!!!!!! I love their sense of community.”

- Jeanie C.

"This place is ALL Jiu jitsu! My daughter trains under the GFTeam flag but has cross trained at Unity. They have welcomed us & she gets serious competitive training here. Murilo & Ana are great instructors & are very patient. Def the place to be!”

- Bianca C.

"Great gym! This place caters to everyone from newcomers to advanced competitors. You will get individual attention here that is hard to come by in NYC. Highly recommended!”

- Jonathan M.

"Friendly environment, great instruction and if you're looking to start training, enrolling your kids into their kids program or switching schools it's worth checking this place out first.”

- Ted C.

"My son who is 5 started the kids class a month ago and he loves it! Ana and the other kids in the class are great. Very positive environment for learning, exercise and fun!”

- Al B.