Hey there!

19 March 2019

If you’re seeing this message, take note that we’ve consolidated BUBJJ media to email and Facebook only. Our most up-to-date information about scheduling, activities, etc. will be found there. All contact should be through those platforms! Thanks– hope to hear from you soon!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BostonUniversityJiuJitsu

Email: bubjj@bu.edu


Conditioning Intensive Muay Thai Practice

Kicking off your weekend with a TON of V-sits and punch-outs is always a good way to spend your Friday night! Thanks to Coach Nick and everyone who came for a great practice!

Also, photos and updates on NAGA will be following this coming week. See you at open mat tonight!


Friday Practice


It's official, BUBJJ competed at this NAGA's Rhode Island tournament yesterday! More photos and updates on NAGA will be following this coming week!

NAGA Photo

2017-2018 Newsletter 1: Recap of September

Here is the first newsletter of this year! We hope you all enjoy reading it!

BU Jiu Jitsu Newsletter - October 2017

Thanks to everyone who came to the semester's first Muay Thai practice yesterday. We hope this introductory class sparked an interest in the "Art of Eight Limbs" for you, and we hope to see you again next Friday! (and if you thought there was a lot of sweating going on yesterday, get ready because its only just begun)
Thanks to Coach Nick for helping us welcome our newcomers with shadow-boxing and partner drills!
First Muay Thai

Coach Nick and the BUBJJ team in fight stance

First Muay Thai Practice of the Semester is Tonight!

The first Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) practice of the semester is tonight at 7pm! Come join us if you're looking for a great workout and an awesome start to your weekend!

Great First Practice!

Thank you to everyone who came to BUBJJ’s first practice last night! We had a PACKED house, with more than 70 new faces showing up. We hope you all had an enjoyable evening of Jiu Jitsu, as we look forward to even better experiences in the future! Also, we’d like to extend our sincere thanks to Coaches Matthew and Shane for leading class and making things run smoothly!

Our next practice is on Thursday at 8pm in the same room, L137. This practice will be an open mat session where members and newcomers can drill, roll, or just hang out with each other.

We hope to see you there!

Welcome to the Boston University Jiu Jitsu Club!

Hi everyone!

Thank you all so much for coming to see us at SPLASH yesterday-- all 250 of you! We’re so happy to see so many new faces, and we’re very glad that you’re interested in starting your martial arts experience at BU with us.

Our first practice begins on Tuesday in FitRec room L137 at 8pm. No experience in martial arts or sports is necessary whatsoever! All practices are in room L137 and if you would like to join us in other practices, here is the weekly schedule:

  • Tuesday: Jiu Jitsu (8pm-11pm)
    Thursday: Open Mat (8pm-11pm)
     Friday: Muay Thai (7pm-10pm)
    • Sunday: Open Mat (7pm-10pm)

A few things for you to do or to bring with you for practices:

  • Athletic Clothing: We recommend that your wear tight fitting athletic clothing (e.g: a t-shirt and athletic shorts). Wearing compression underwear and bringing a sporting mouth guard are highly recommended.
  • A Water Bottle: You will be sweating, so it’s very important to hydrate often.
  • Cleanliness and Good Health: Jiu Jitsu is a full contact sport, so people will be sweating on you (and you will be sweating on them)! To make this less disgusting for everyone, please come with good personal hygiene. And if you’re sick that day, please take the day off to rest; there will be many more practices in the future.
  • Responsibility for Safety: As a club for combat sports enthusiasts, we are faced with safety risks every practice. It is therefore up to every member to be responsible for his or her own safety, as well as the safety of other club members. Put your ego aside and please don’t go excessively hard on your sparring partners! After all, we’re all here to learn and have fun!

(Also, let your drilling or sparring partners know if you have any pre-existing medical condition that may be at risk in training.)

  • Willingness to Learn and Humility:

Our club is based on self-development and respect for others. Again, leave your ego at the door, and come to practice with your keenness to learn from our instructors and your fellow peers. We do not tolerate any condescending behavior in this club.

  • Facebook Page:

Follow our Facebook page for updates! We’re a lot more active there.


Again, no experience in martial arts is necessary, so please don’t feel intimidated to show up. We are anything but a club full of scary killers, and we all just want to have fun!


We’ll see you on the mats soon! 

Jesse Chan - President

Jabari Evans - Vice President

Spencer Tai - Treasurer

Mac Rojanapiensatith – Sports Information Director

WooJae Kim - Senior Officer

Ben Inglis - Senior Officer


A Summer Message

Hi everyone,

We hope you’ve all been having a wonderful summer! We’re very excited that in a few weeks we’ll soon be back on the mats with another great year ahead of us. Even though some of us may be pretty bummed that summer is ending (and that we’ll soon be back to 8 am classes, homework stress, smelly roommates, and dry dining hall chicken), at least we’ve got BUBJJ practice to look forward to!

And to all students who’d like to start learning the fundamentals of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) this year, we’d like to invite you to BUBJJ! As our club name suggests, we mainly focus on practicing the grappling art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)—a highly proven unarmed fighting system that serves as one of the cornerstones of MMA. Nonetheless, we also hold practices for Muay Thai—also known as “The Art of Eight Limbs”, it is a striking style that utilizes boxing, as well as kicks, elbows, and knees. From experienced martial artists to complete beginners, we welcome you regardless of your martial arts background so long as you are respectful to others and keen to learn.

We hope you all have a great rest of the summer and we'll be bringing you some more updates soon!

A warm welcome to the Boston University incoming class of 2018!

First off, a warm welcome and a huge congratulations on being a part of the BU Class of 2018!

If you've landed on our page, you probably have an interest in the martial arts, and you've come to the right place! Despite the name of our club, we do not only practice jiu-jitsu, but Muay Thai kickboxing as well and other aspects of the mixed martial arts game as well! Regardless of whether or not you have had any previous experience, our experienced coaches Renan Borges and Nick Drummond will tailor the training to match your level. From seasoned competitors looking for a spot on the podium, to complete beginners who have never put on a pair of gloves or step foot onto a mat before, we have a place for everyone.

We have our first introductory practice sessions the very first week of the school year, so try and attend these to see if our club is the right fit for you! If you haven't already, give us a like on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/BostonUniversityJiuJitsu, and follow us on Twitter @BU_JiuJitsu!

If you're still contemplating on giving the martial arts a try, this graphic might help: