Close Quarters
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Self-confidence through self-defense training!

CQBJJ offers
self defense classes,
yoga & fitness classes

Qualified Instructors

Owner – Head instructor Rich Hernandez is a passionate business owner, father and husband. Rich has been involved in the martial arts since a child, starting with wrestling and later into adulthood trained in boxing, kickboxing, judo, MMA and for the past nine years has found his passion in training and teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Rich offers private and group instruction in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, striking and fitness. Rich is a Black Belt under Professor Jonavin Webb, a UFC mixed martial arts veteran and accomplished professional submission grappler. Rich specializes in teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Striking, Strength and Conditioning to kids, teens and adults. Rich also offers women’s self defense seminars and bully proof seminars for kids.

CQBJJ offers
self defense classes,
yoga & fitness classes

Qualified Instructors

Owner – Head instructor Rich Hernandez is a passionate business owner, father and husband. Rich has been involved in the martial arts since a child, starting with wrestling and later into adulthood trained in boxing, kickboxing, judo, MMA and for the past nine years has found his passion in training and teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Rich offers private and group instruction in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, striking and fitness. Rich is a Black Belt under Professor Jonavin Webb, a UFC mixed martial arts veteran and accomplished professional submission grappler. Rich specializes in teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Striking, Strength and Conditioning to kids, teens and adults. Rich also offers women’s self defense seminars and bully proof seminars for kids.

Modern Studio

Our training studio is located in Mantua Nj. You can also sign up for full size classes under the eye of several high level instructors. We are a new studio and are steadily updating our equipment and gear. We have approximately 1000 square feet of mat space and matted walls for your safety. We are located at 1107 Mantua Pike, Suite 716 Mantua Nj.

Our Philosophy

We follow the traditional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu belt system for kids and adults. This system is very challenging and takes years of training to truly grasp its full potential. We teach and adhere to principles of respect, humility, confidence, resilience, and of course we like to have fun. We are a family gym. All who walk in the doors and join the team are treated with the utmost respect and compassion, like family. Our goal is to provide our members with top level and professional instruction in a safe and fun filled family environment.

Yoga Instructors

Julia,

Has over ten years of teaching various Yoga styles and specializes in Buti.

100% Recommend
Based on the opinion of 9 people

What clients say

Anthony Fulps
Anthony Fulps
2023-01-13
Coach Rich ia amazing! My two children Love coming to BJJ for the workout and friends I as a parent appreciate the life lesson choach Rich and other coaches teach the children .
Christina
Christina
2023-01-12
We have had such an amazing experience at CQ Brazilian jiu jitsu the staff has always been so nice and they keep their building very clean! All of the coaches care about your child and their success they will help them achieve their goals! At CQ we don’t feel like we’re just a customer we feel like we’re apart of a family it has become a second home! We look forward to spending our 4 days there a week and watching our son work so hard to achieve goals he set for himself it’s rewarding to get so excited when talking about how his training went that night and how he can’t wait to go back again! We would recommend CQ to everyone and anyone!
Michael Rajnherc
Michael Rajnherc
2022-11-10
Came in with no experience and felt very nervous for a while, but the crew was always welcoming and inviting. Eventually started to feel comfortable and I've even lost 20 pounds in the process. Great team! Great workout!
Nnamdi Osuagwu
Nnamdi Osuagwu
2022-11-02
Great & Safe atmosphere. Knowledgeable Instructors. Definitely worth signing up.
Cory Allen
Cory Allen
2022-11-02
Great atmosphere, awesome people, fantastic place to get in shape and learn something new.
Tricia Schmidt
Tricia Schmidt
2022-03-29
Coach Rich does an amazing job teaching the students the particular skills they need to be successful. I love the dedication of the adults who coach the students as well. The dedication, hard work, and guidance for each student is wonderful to see. I would definitely recommend the school to anyone.
Rose T
Rose T
2022-03-27
We were looking for a place to take our nine year old son so he could work on improving his confidence and physical fitness. The owner of the facility, Rich, immediately responded when we reached out about classes and he told us to bring our son for a free class to see if it was something he liked. My son attended his first class in early February 2022, and he was immediately welcomed by the other students and instructors. The students in the class have a range of skill levels and the instructors do try and pair the kids together by ability/experience. I also like that the beginning of each class is dedicated to cardio/strength training. If you are are considering signing up your child, Close Quarters Brazilian Jiu Jitsu should be your first choice.
Stephen Leslie
Stephen Leslie
2022-02-23
CQ BJJ has been a great experience. I've been to three schools so far, and this one is for sure legit. Classes are well structured, and the instructors all care about the students. There's some young beasts in there along with some old heads, which is cool. I'm still a white belt (beginner) and it's been a comfortable experience training with everyone. SMT does muay thai in the same building, so if you want to do some striking they got you covered. Good times!
Matthew Lechelt
Matthew Lechelt
2022-02-19
We attended a course with the owner and lead instructor. Got to see him roll and couldnt help but to stop our own live round to watch. Anybody that gets to learn from him is fortunate. Highly recommend.
Matt Lechelt
Matt Lechelt
2022-02-18
I recently got to train with the owner. He is legit, knowledgeable, and a really good dude. Highly recommend.

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Close Quarters Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Hours

Mon – 09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Tues – 09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Wen – 09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Thus – 09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Fri – 09:00 am – 05:00 pm

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