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Renzo Gracie RI

About Renzo Gracie RI

Welcome to our premier Jujitsu school in New England! With 7,000 sq. ft. of specially designed mats, we offer the perfect training space for all levels. As part of the world's longest Brazilian Jujitsu lineage, we uphold a rich tradition of martial arts excellence.

Our state-of-the-art facility includes separate changing rooms for both men and women, with bathrooms and showers for your convenience. Join us for top-notch Jujitsu instruction and a supportive martial arts community. Discover your potential with us! Make a decision today and become part of the Renzo Gracie RI family.


Program Details

The new student will engage in a learning journey based on the origins of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and get in touch with the most effective self-defense system developed by the Gracie Family.


Kids Program

Young students embark on an exciting journey, learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu while gaining self-respect and confidence. Our experienced instructors nurture physical and mental growth, impart self-defense skills, discipline, teamwork, and resilience. This creates well-rounded individuals ready to face life's challenges with pride.


Beginner's Program

The Beginner Program is the first level for adults & teens beginning their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training. Students will learn the fundamentals of BJJ and basic techniques. The class structure is formed around a warm-up, a lesson in technique and partner training to practice the technique from the lesson.


Advanced Program

Our advanced BJJ class focuses on in-depth and advanced techniques, perfect for experienced practitioners looking to refine their skills and take their understanding of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the next level. Join us to elevate your expertise in a dynamic and challenging environment, paving the way to becoming a true BJJ expert.



Our no-gi class offers a unique twist to traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In this class, the absence of the Gi is replaced with shorts and a rash guard, creating a faster-paced, dynamic training experience. Here, we focus on specialized techniques tailored for no-gi grappling, providing a comprehensive and exciting way to enhance your BJJ skills.


40+ Masters Class

Our 40+ BJJ class is for practitioners aged 40 and above. It's a welcoming, supportive environment, focusing on effective techniques and accommodating your body's needs. Join us to refine your skills, stay fit, and connect with like-minded peers in a friendly setting.


Private Lessons

Private lessons at our BJJ school are all about you. Our expert instructors customize each session to your skill level and goals, offering personalized, one-on-one guidance. It's the fastest way to improve and master Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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Meet Our Leader


Professor Marcelo Cruz

Marcelo Cruz is an exceptional martial artist, holding the prestigious rank of 3rd-degree black belt, a testament to his dedication and expertise. With a training lineage that is unparalleled in his region, Marcelo has honed his skills for over two decades. His martial journey began as a teenager in São Paulo, Brazil, where he immersed himself in the art, showcasing a remarkable commitment to his craft.

Contact Us

856.238.2613  |

417 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917

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