Authentic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Norwalk, CT


Macarra BJJ is focused around excellence; we are determined to give our best in order to help you achieve your best.

By joining Macarra BJJ you will be joining one of the strongest and most respected BJJ teams in the world. Master Marcio “Macarrao” Stambowsky is the only 8th degree red and white belt in the northeast under the legendary Rolls Gracie Sr. With a heritage as deep as ours, you will get to experience firsthand authentic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu right from its source.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling-based martial art that teaches its students to control resisting opponents in ways that force him/her to submit. Generally, gaining this control is easier on the ground than in a standing position. This is why much of the techniques in BJJ are centered around the skill of taking an opponent to the ground and wrestling for dominant positions, rendering the opponent harmless.

The main principals behind BJJ are to control and overcome the obstacles of greater size, strength and aggression. This is done by utilizing superior leverage, grip, and position upon your opponent. Students gain a deep understanding of the workings and limits of the human body. The knowledge can be used to subdue and control an opponent with whatever level of severity the student chooses.

"To have such a wealth of wisdom and knowledge in the years of practice that Master Marcio has in Jiu-Jitsu is a true asset of his academy." - Sean Boeger