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Thomas Gorman recommends Procel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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I would not be where I am today if I did not start training at Procel BJJ.
I'm feeling healthier than ever and I just can't get over how great I feel after class!
If you're looking to have tons of fun learning martial arts and train in a safe environment, you can't go wrong training with these awesome group of people here.
David DeNichello recommends Procel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Brian is an excellent instructor. His classes follow a well structured curriculum which is very helpful for beginners like myself to gain a sound understanding of BJJ fundamentals. The environment is very welcoming and it is an excellent workout.
Professor Brian is a great teacher who does a phenomenal job of building people up and encouraging growth. He always pays attention to details of every technique and explains not only physical but philosophical aspects of BJJ.
Found PROCEL BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU when searching for an extra curricular activity for my 14 year daughter. Wasn’t sure what to expect as my daughter is not an athletic person nor very motivated for exercising but at the very least I thought my daughter would learn some self defense moves so I signed her up.
To my surprise my daughter loves attending her Jiu-Jitsu class 3 days a week. This speaks volumes about their instructors, members and class style. My daughter has learned some self defense tactics which is an added plus as a parent and other Jiu-Jitsu moves which she happily shows me at home. Best extra curricular activity I could of found for my daughter. 5 star business.
Procel BJJ is absolutely phenomenal!! Professor Brian encourages an amazing atmosphere which you can feel in your very first class.
As a woman, I felt and continue to feel extremely comfortable and love that I am learning practical skills, self defense, and getting fit all at the same time. Professor and all the classmates want to see you grow and improve!
Great school, awesome people, fun classes, respectful environment, clean mats, no big egos, everything you want in a BJJ academy!
I’m very lucky to have found this place! I got interested in BJJ because I was looking to improve my self defense skills. By pure chance, I got an ad for a Valentine’s promo for a few classes so me and my girlfriend took advantage of it! Going to class is a great bonding activity and a considerable workout!
Coming into my first class, I was terrified especially because I was introverted but everyone was so nice and welcoming, especially Professor Brian. Going through the class, I realized that I didn’t know anything about effective self-defense but I feel much more confident now thanks to Professor and everyone there, they constantly provide tips and tricks to improve my technique.
Everyone here looks out for each other and wants everyone to get better! If you’re in the area, I would definitely advise that you stop by and try a class. You won’t know until you try and you’ll get stronger while having fun!
Rhea Mae Calubayan
My boyfriend and I did a trial promo at Procel BJJ and we both continued to train at the academy because we loved the classes. Professor Brian is very friendly and highly knowledgeable which creates a really productive and fun class. He also has plenty of videos and resources available for his students online which is great for when my boyfriend and I want to review moves outside of class.
As a small woman, I was really interested in starting BJJ to learn about and practice self defense. I have only started my BJJ journey at Procel for a few months now but already feel more confident in my self defense skills and definitely much stronger. Very excited to continue learning here with Professor Brian and the other students. I highly recommend Procel BJJ to anyone and everyone!
11/10 would recommend - one of the best decisions I've made in my life! Professor Brian and the members of this academy create the perfect atmosphere to begin your journey as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. The professor's mastery in BJJ, combined with his know-hows of being a great instructor will help you establish a solid foundation for delving into such an intricate martial art.
Like Brian, the members of the Procel Academy are all very warm and respectful individuals who are more than happy to welcome and assist new members. BJJ provides great physical exercise, as well as building character and a way to escape the stresses of everyday life.
I joined just over 3 months ago after contacting the school of my interest. Brian got back to me promptly and we arranged for me to come to a class the next day. How quickly my enquiry was returned was an early indicator of how well this was run. The classes were explained and to me and laid out how they work. I was impressed by everything that I was told and shown. I was asked what I was looking to get out of it and explained that getting back in shape, losing weight and learning Jiu Jitsu was my goals. That day I signed up and have went to the classes weekly. Since starting I have lost over 20lbs and nearly 3 inches on my waistline, also learning the, art of BJJ.
It is a great welcoming environment to learn and the classes are enjoyable, though you get a tough workout it is well worth it. The fellow students are very welcoming and helpful in passing on their knowledge to others learning. I would highly recommend this school, if you want to learn, lose weight feel better fitness wise in a comfortable environment.
As a female with interest in learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a professional and welcoming atmosphere was important to me. I researched and visited about 4 gyms in the Hoboken/ Jersey City area before finding Procel BJJ. Other gyms really don’t compare.
From Professor Brian to a beautiful and clean gym to the fellow students… Everything is A+. Professor Brian goes above and beyond… He answers any and all questions… Is always willing to stay after class to answer questions and work with students one on one. Never having tried BJJ before I was pretty nervous going in. Professor Brian and every student made me feel welcome and very at ease.
I’m very glad I didn’t give up and kept searching until I found Procel BJJ!
I honestly found my passion of Jiu Jitsu because of Brian. I was a student of his at MSU and he showed up to class every day with the intention of making sure everyone there was getting the most out of the sessions. I honestly wouldn't be as involved in the BJJ community as I am now without having Brian as my first professor. If you're looking for a place to train where your professor is just as passionate to watch you mature in the sport as they are with sharing their knowledge then this is where you need to be.
Brian is a fantastic instructor whether you're in year 1 of jiu jitsu or year 15. He cares deeply about his students' development and has the patience of a true teacher. He brings a very positive energy to an often difficult sport. With the perspective of having trained at several schools, I can say that Brian's enthusiasm for jiu jitsu was instrumental in my decision to pursue it long-term...NOW GO TRAIN AT PROCEL BJJ!
I have been training in classes taught by Professor Brian Procel for a couple years now and I couldn’t be happier. He’s approachable, he has a great teaching style, and he really cares about each student’s progress. Brian’s deep knowledge of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is obvious. He emphasizes the fundamentals of each technique and explains complex principles in simple easy terms. I’m excited that he’s now moving forward with his own school, which I’m sure will be very successful. Looking forward to taking classes in JC!
I was part of a group of some of Brian's first students in BJJ and am extremely glad I was able to learn from him. He made the fundamentals and safety a priority for all his students. Brian's vast knowledge and passion for BJJ really shines through every class!
Brian is an AWESOME leader and teacher. I’m thankful I’ve learned what I have from him, as he is a dedicated and caring instructor. He genuinely cares about your growth as a student and works hard to make Jiu-Jitsu easily understandable so you can excel quickly and effectively.
I LOVE the attention to detail when explaining moves. It makes it easy for me to learn moves and move forward in my study of BJJ.
Brian is one of the most technical instructors I’ve learned from in about 8 years of training. Great class structure, as well as a thorough knowledge of the sport make it incredibly easy to learn in his classes. Take the opportunity to train with him…you won’t regret it. 😎
The passion and dedication Professor Brian brings to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is enormous! He truly cares about each and every student that walks through the doors and steps on his mats. Professor Brian strives to make sure each student a better version of themselves from the day they start. If you’re looking to learn self-defense, martial arts, or you are a seasoned practitioner you won’t regret training at Procel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Chris Laciura recommends Procel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Professor Brian is the real deal! He genuinely cares about his students, their progress, and their well being. Starting your or your child's Jiu-Jitsu journey under his guidance will be a decision you'll never regret!
Professor Brian Procel, who I have had the pleasure and honor of being a student, is an accomplished practioner and competitor and really has a passion for this specialized art. And any good educator has to have the passion that Brian Procel does. If any of my friends in the JC area have had an intererest in BJJ this is the place to call home base.
Joe De Cristofaro recommends Procel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Brian is a great instructor!! I was a student of his when I was in college. He teaches great technique. Highly recommended.
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When you started training Jiu-Jitsu, has anyone taken the time to explain to you why we bow?
A student who doesn’t understand why we bow is missing out on the component of their journey of self discovery and philosophy.
Bowing in the martial arts is a very simple act but one that is extremely important. It’s about paying respect. For example, bowing between Instructors and students shows the respect felt among themselves and towards each other. When you bow, you’re not bowing to that person, but respecting the knowledge and skill that person has acquired, and to the rank that they have attained.
Bowing also symbolizes humility. When you bow to a higher rank you are acknowledging they know more about martial arts than you. Being humble is a very important trait to have in every aspect of your life and every time you bow you should remind yourself to be modest and always think of others. It definitely helps keeping your ego in check.
As a new student you may be asking yourself, “When am I supposed to bow?”, “Is it the same in all martial arts?”
While the disciplines and practices of martial arts vary, you’ll notice some marital arts academies are more traditional than others. Simply put, some academies might be more laid back about common practices than others.
Here are examples of when you would bow and why:
To your Instructor – The most important person to bow to is your Instructor, for they are the one that will teach you everything you will ever learn about the martial arts. The bond between a student and their Instructor is one that will last a lifetime and is based on respect, trust and loyalty. This is rare and should be cherished.
When Training with your Partner – Some places just shake hands before training and others bow. Bowing indicates that you both are alert, ready and that you wish each other no harm. Each person learns something about themselves during training and the ending bow is thanking the other person for the learning.
At the Beginning/End of Each Class – Normally where students line up together in descending rank order and bow to their instructor and Grand Masters.
When Stepping On/Leaving the Mats – When stepping on the mats to begin your training, bowing symbolizes you clearing your mind and leaving your problems behind to fully immerse yourself in the positive learning environment. When you are done training for the day, you bow off the mats which symbolizes your gratitude for the knowledge received that lesson from your Instructor and opportunity to train with your teammates.
We hope this has given you greater clarity as the meaning behind this simple gesture of expression. The next time you’re at your martial arts academy, think about the context of the situation. Introspection and awareness are the hallmarks of great martial arts practitioners. Everyday is a journey towards self-improvement. Keep both your mind and body open to everything that goes on within your academy.