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Instructors

The instructors at Anaconda Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in West New York offer the finest instruction money can buy. Learning martial arts will teach you focus, discipline, memory, goal setting, respect, confidence, and the realization of the effort that it takes to become a self-confident individual.

Professor

Julio Rodriguez

Professor Julio Rodriguez Started training in USA GO JU Karate in 1968 and has continued his Martial Arts training and earning multiple Blackbelts! Styles RCJ Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Suriya Sak Muay Thai, Chung Moo Kwan Hapkido, Doce Pares Eskrima.

Professor Rodriguez has trained Jiu-Jitsu athletes to compete at the highest level! Professor has also trained MMA fighters at the Highest level! Professor Rodriguez has affiliate schools in New Jersey and New York. His Anaconda Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is under RCJ Machado and Master Carlos Machado!

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Sensei

Lester Martell

Sensei Lester Martell, born in 1979 in Cuba, began his Martial Arts/combat sports training at the age of four years old. His father, Jose Luis “El Suave” Martell, a very notable wrestling instructor in his province of Cuba, began to teach him the art of wrestling. At the age of eleven, his father, who greatly respected the martial art and combat sport of Judo, took him to his first Judo School. Lester quickly fell in love with Judo and decided to make it part of his life. Two years later, Lester and his father went to visit the Kobukan Judo Club of Julio Rodriguez, one of the greatest master Judo instructors in the state of NJ and the US. This is where Lester grew from a boy to a man under the instruction of Sensei Julio and his father.

Forged in the fires of Judo, Sensi Lester has won numerous championships. Sensi Lester has also trained under the world-famous Clyde Worthen at Tech Judo Club. It didn’t stop with Judo. Sensei Lester also holds a black belt in Karate-Do Joshinmon under Shihan Jorge Gonzalez, one of the finest instructors in the Joshinmon organization. Sensei Lester also holds numerous Karate championships. Today, Sensei Lester is a Sandan – third-degree black belt – and invites you to learn and grow under his instruction.

Accomplishments: NJ State Champion, East Coast Champion, New England Champion, Eastern Jr Judo Invitational Champion

High Impact Martial Arts were founded by Sensei Lester Martell in order to bring state-of-the-art martial arts training to Hudson County, NJ, and all neighboring areas. We are not just a martial arts academy but also a new way of thinking and training. High Impact Martial Arts bring you state-of-the-art training in Adult Judo, Kids Judo, Kickboxing, Submission Grappling, and Mixed Martial Arts. Programs for men, women, and children of all levels.

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