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About Us

Mike Codella, a long time student, friend, and now Third Degree Black Belt under World Champion and legend Renzo Gracie, Mike teaches this cutting edge method of proven fighting/self defense, the way he practiced, and learned it from Renzo Gracie for so many years.  We also offer Muay Thai, American boxing, and MMA.  All levels are invited to train at Codella Academy. From the beginner to the advanced all will benefit from our training and fighting methods.

There are many dimensions to the Codella Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy. Many students train to stay in shape and for the health benefits Jiu Jitsu offers. Some students train to learn the most effective martial art to date. While other students train to fight in mixed martial art events. Whatever your reason for training you will find it at our Academy

At Codella Academy, there are no egos or attitude. All students have one concern, and that is to get better at Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, MMA, and boxing.

Mike Codella retired from the NYPD in 2003. With Renzo’s encouragement, Mike began teaching in 2004 and opened his own Academy in 2005. Mike takes pride in passing on the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and MMA  knowledge he has acquired, and hopes to impart that knowledge to his friends and students.