FAQ

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Adults

• When training Jiu Jitsu, you should be able to commit a minimum, two 90 minute training sessions per week. 

• When you contact us, we’ll discuss how to structure your first few weeks of training based on your specific attributes and schedule.

Our program is what you secretly know you need. We actually welcome sissy noobs because we love transforming sissy noobs into Jiu Jitsu machines. It might not be comfortable and it will be hard work. But you’ll feel fucking great about yourself. And we promise that everyone on the mats knows what it was like to have started at zero and will help you on your road to becoming a non-sissy noob.

 

Our All-Levels classes are absolutely suitable for beginners. Even though the instruction assumes a basic foundation, our coaches and team of helpful students will happily work with you individually to build you a rock solid foundation as fast as possible. 

 

At the end of the day, live sparring is what sets apart effective martial arts from the fake ones. Sparring during class is a fundamental component of why Jiu Jitsu works in a real fight, and it is critical in order to know that the techniques you’re drilling actually work in real life.

We encourage most students to spar from day 1, but you will not be required to spar until Coach feels you are mentally and physically ready. However, this may likely be before you, yourself feel you are ready.

Injury prevention is our TOP priority. But as with any sport, there is always the possibility of injury. However, BJJ has been proven to work so well precisely because it is specifically designed to minimize the chaos and likelihood of injury in a combat scenario. If you are injured, you’re less likely to win a fight.

You can count on the coaches to ensure not only a safe training environment, but that you are paired with appropriate and controlled training partners as well. So if you remain smart and controlled, the likelihood of injury is minimal. 

Our only uniform requirements are that you and your gear be clean, that you wear a rash guard under your Gi top, and compression pants under your board shorts (No Gi). Being on the receiving end of a Triangle Choke is never fun, but it sucks even more when your opponent isn’t wearing any compression pants.

We have quality and generic gear for sale at competitive prices and we certainly appreciate the support, but you are not required to purchase from us. As far as we’re concerned, Jiu Jitsu is very much about self expression. So express yourself. We won’t make you rent or purchase our uniforms so that we can milk you of all your hard earned money.

Yes we do. Please see our trial policy at the top of our ADULT PRICING PAGE for details.

Please visit our ADULT PRICING PAGE for details, and be sure to check the bottom to see if you are eligible for one of our many discounts! 

Kids

We have not seen a single instance where our program has made anyone more aggressive. In fact, we typically see the opposite. There are two primary reasons for this: 1) Sparring is a fundamental component of BJJ and sparring is likely the single best outlet for stress, aggression and anxiety. Folks are typically more relaxed in general, when they train BJJ on a regular basis. 2) As students develop their skills and utilize them in sparring at the gym and in competition, it becomes perfectly evident the power of what they are learning, and so the need to prove to themselves that they are capable of handling a physical confrontation in the school yard or at a bar diminishes entirely. Instead they’re able to use judgement.

Focus is a critical element to success with any endeavor, and the development of focus is a critical component of our youth program. In certain situations our coaches may single children out in order to both encourage and discourage certain behavior including focus, respect, hard work and technique. However, we understand that the development of these skills takes time and so our Youth Program is structured in such a way that no one student would ever hold back a group of more experienced students in the same class.

 

We start out our 3-4 y/o’s training once per week, our 5-7 y/o’s twice per week and our 8-12 y/o’s two to three times per week. Students are encouraged to train more, once they choose to do so on their own accord. For our 5-7 y/os, this is typically not before a year of training, if at all. For our 8-12 y/os, it is typically not before four month of training. The majority of our 5-7 y/os train twice per week. The majority of our 8-12 y/o’s train 2-3 times per week. For students aged roughly 8 and up, additional training comes at no additional cost.  For students aged 5-7, tuition would increase from $197 to $218/mo.

Yes, studies have shown that twice per week is the bare minimum training required to achieve meaningful grown in any technical skillset, let alone Jiu Jitsu, which requires not only technical skill but character development and mental resilience as well. Indeed, we  consistently achieve the best results when students adhere to the twice per week minimum.  Anything less has proven to be insufficient to make progress and build the self image. In fact, we have never had a child over the age of 4 train less than twice per week and not soon quit before achieving results. 

We consistently achieve the best results when kids start out training the prescribed amount for their age. Our program is difficult, and all but the most resilient, athletic and gifted kids will likely burn out if made to train more at the outset. We want Jiu Jitsu to be a discipline that kids learn to love for the long term and we have found that starting out between 2 and 3 times per week depending on age is the best way to achieve that. 

Tuition for our 3-4 y/o program is $104/mo. Tuition for our 5-7 y/o program is $197/mo. Tuition for our 8-12 y/o program is $218/mo. We require five days advance notice of cancellation for the first month and 20 days advance notice thereafter. We offer 10% and 15% discounts for six and 12months purchased in advance. 

 

Absolutely.  Tuition for two students in the same household is $343/mo; Three or more students is $375/mo. 10% and 15% discounts for six and 12 months paid in advance. 

There are a number of reasons we no longer offer single trial classes for kids, and instead encourage families to schedule a class viewing. Primarily, we do not require long term contracts from our members, and it compromises the integrity of our program for our coaches to have to take their attention away from our paying and committed students for trial members who aren’t even committed to the program for one month. Additionally, we don’t believe this is an activity that parents should sign their kids up for simply because they had fun at a single trial class. We’ve always achieved the best results when parents treat our program as a necessary activity that their kids will do in order to be the best versions of themselves that they can be, in spite of the fact that it is hard work, challenging and not always fun and games. 

We will provide a uniform upon your child’s first class, which is included with six and 12 month programs, or otherwise payable ($85) upon the second month of training if paying tuition on a monthly basis.

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The JiuJitsu Mill is located in Westchester at 141 Willett Ave, Port Chester, NY 10573

REVIEWS

Michael Rosenthal
12:06 17 Mar 24
Very impressed with the coaches and overall experience at Jiu Jitsu Mill. My turning 6 year-old son has been attending for a little over 6 months and we've seen a ton of improvement in his skills and physical coordination. The coaches are professional and effective at engaging large groups of younger children, which is no easy feat. My son never complains about going (a first for him) and is very proud of his hard-earned stickers and ribbons! 5 stars!read more
Thomas Kampfrath
14:11 19 Feb 24
After several years of break, I started hitting the mats again and picked the Jiu Jitsu Mill as my gym. The coaches are approachable, welcoming and leading fun and enjoyable classes. All my interactions with the other students are friendly and helpful in getting me back up to speed. I appreciate the many classes that are available to me, especially the morning classes which work well for my schedule. I've been to many different gyms and can absolutely recommend The Jiu Jitsu Mill to others.read more
Justin Verghese
00:08 31 Dec 23
Came through while visiting family and had a chance to participate in the open mats. Clean, professional, academy with great culture, camaraderie, learning environment, and some top notch coaches/practitioners. Got some great work in with great people. Will definitely stop by again if/when in the area. Highly recommend!read more
AJ Connell
22:38 27 Nov 23
Dropped in for a couple classes while visiting family nearby over Thanksgiving. Everyone was incredibly welcoming and nice. Coach Jordan gives great instruction and genuinely cares about all his students.read more
Vinicius Franchin
17:45 29 Oct 23
Have always wanted to learn BJJ and ended up choosing this school off of a friends recommendation. Coach Jordan coach Jaime are both very good a what they do and are always willing to help. The people that train here are kind and there is a real sense of a community. Would highly recommend.read more
Gabriel Kaplan
21:52 19 Oct 23
My son has been attending The Jiu Jitsu Mill for roughly 6 months and we're really happy with it. From day one, Coach Jordan and the team were super welcoming. They're skilled and really good with kids. My soon-to-be 5-year-old grows more confident after every session. This place teaches discipline, helps kids tackle challenges, and ensures they have fun while learning so much.read more
Myriam Lucía Merchán Bonilla
12:08 09 Oct 23
I took my child who loves tumbling around and quite frankly I couldn't keep up. I thought it would be a good way for him to release energy while learning. It turns out the program goes beyond the discipline. The coaches ensure the kids are also building the skills to thrive as individuals and in becoming good human beings. They reward good behavior, their commitment but also their consideration for others. Most importantly they show kids how to be the best version they can be without worrying about others. I'm a huge fan of their method and strongly recommend any parent to consider them as a first option for their kids.read more
Zak Romanoff
22:07 03 Oct 23
I first noticed the Jiu Jitsu Mill driving by on the street one day. Curious to see, I brought my 5 year old son in one day to watch. We have been here for almost 6 months now, and here’s what I can tell you about The Mill. My son is quicker to defend himself from bullies at school and other sports. As parents, there are moments where we simply cannot protect our children from everything. Bullying is one of things. I have noticed my son standing up for himself more and using some of the moves learned at the mill to defend himself from overly aggressive kids at some of his other sports activities. My son is learning jiu jitsu. He knows names, terms, and practices at home. He is proud of himself- his self-confidence is growing- and shares his accomplishments with family and friends. I am proud of him. Jordan and his coaches know the names, skill level, and level of attention given by every kid in the group in each session. They are attentive. They clearly explain what is being worked on at the days class and how to do it. They watch, encourage, and support the kids. They aren’t too soft- and they aren’t too hard. They use just the right amount of discipline, cooperation, patience, and more. They are teaching kids that rewards are earned and not given. Some days are awesome, and some days are hard. They are learning competitiveness, sportsmanship, and how to overcome challenges. The wall of virtues is a terrific way to show the kids their hard work is being acknowledged and rewarded. The key to seeing success in the program is to consistently come to sessions. I lead individuals professionally and constantly look for ways to encourage more strong leadership , I recommend the Millread more
Emil Paolucci
14:52 26 Jun 23
The Jujitsu Mill is a first class experience,coach Jordan, Jamie, Nick, Elijah, and the entire team are extremely talented, knowledgeable and willing to help you grow as a student. Being a marine, I look for a place to push me, teach me and hold me accountable to be the best I can. The Jujitsu Mill does just that! I’m so grateful to be part of this family and so looking forward to be part of the jujitsu mills team for years to come. If you’re looking for jujitsu experience, I highly recommend the Jujitsu Mill.read more
Shane M
12:27 04 Jun 23
The Jiu Jitsu Mill has been a wonderful experience. I came in 3 months ago and I felt like apart of the family right away. Coach Jordan and all the other coaches do a great job promoting a competitive and welcoming environment especially for individuals (like myself) who are new to jiu jitsu. The quality of training is next to no other and they make sure to take the time to answer all of our questions during training sessions. One thing that I really want to point out is the cleanliness of the gym. Coach Jordan and his staff do a phenomenal job maintaining the mats, showers, and changing areas.read more
Jeremy King
14:31 30 May 23
I joined the Jiu Jitsu Mill with a lot of sports experience but almost no martial arts experience. This was a bit daunting at first. As a white belt, the coaches but even more importantly the students, have been so accepting and patient with me as I learn the ropes. This is a great academy with its own values and unique community that is a pleasure to be a part of.read more
Austin Allmann
11:16 14 May 23
Incredible experience at the Jiu Jitsu Mill. My 4 year old is learning coordination, discipline, and focus in an environment that is both safe and extremely fun. My 7 year old is developing all the same skills, plus growing in his physical confidence and comfort with overcoming difficulty. The transformation has been amazing in 6 months. Jordan and the other coaches are supportive and encouraging while also maintaining high expectations of the students. I couldn’t ask for a better martial arts gym for my kids. The adult classes have been great as well. As a beginner student, I don’t feel like I need to worry about injury or being pushed beyond what’s appropriate for a new student. Likewise, the advanced students are constantly looking out for the beginners and are very helpful as well. Again, couldn’t ask for a better place to train. I only wish we had joined The Jiu Jitsu Mill years ago.read more
Sangita Lama
23:56 03 Apr 23
I recently started attending classes at Jiu Jitsu Mill, and I have to say I am thoroughly impressed. One of the things I love about this gym is that it's open for conveniently, making it easy to find a class that fits into my busy schedule. The coaches at Jiu Jitsu Mill are incredibly helpful and encouraging, always pushing me to do my best and improve my technique. I've noticed a significant improvement in my skills since I started attending classes here. What excites me most is that I can't wait to enroll my daughter when she's old enough. The coaches are great with kids and make the classes fun and engaging, while still teaching them the skills they need to be successful in jiujitsu. Jiu Jitsu Mill has a great atmosphere, and the other students are friendly and supportive. Overall, I highly recommend Jiu Jitsu Mill to anyone looking to learn self-defense, get in shape, or just have fun while learning a new skill. The instructors are knowledgeable and approachable, always willing to answer questions and provide guidance.read more
Edward Cecarelli
14:28 03 Apr 23
The Jui Jitsu mill is one of the finest martial arts dojos in the region. We visited many before deciding that this dojo, and particularly Coach Jordan were the real deal. We love the professionalism he and his assistant coaches take with their students, knowing all their names, being engaged with them all at all times, even giving equal attention to them even when they are sparring against each other. He also has a non-nonsense approach, which helps instill the right discipline. There is also a consistent effort made to acknowledge student performance in each class, and performance tests are an exciting event. My son loves this class!read more
Sara Yolac
15:39 28 Mar 23
Our daughter, age 4, started at the Jiu Jitsu Mill in the fall of 2022, a little over 6 months ago. I have nothing but the best things to say about the program, philosophy and positive mindset the practice instills. Not being knowledgeable myself on anything martial arts, it was a little intimidating and it wasn’t at the top of her list for fun activities. I am beyond grateful we went for it because she is SO proud of her mat skills, which she regularly demonstrates at home for us, and most importantly, her self confidence. She was not lacking in self confidence prior to starting (at all!) however the attraction for our family was what happens off the mat - looking people in the eyes, showing respect for self and others, being responsible and making good decisions. The self defense has been a bonus! She can scrap with the best of them now, meaning her big brother and his friends. ;) 5 stars all the way!read more
Yorick van Limpt
01:45 06 Mar 23
The Jiu jitsu mill is a great place to train! The lessons are of high quality and there is a lot of attention to learn the fundamentals properly. The sparring at the end of each class may be difficult and demanding as a beginner, but it is incredibly rewarding when you can perform one of the moves you learned. There are also a variety of classes available in the morning, afternoons and evenings. The schedule is absolutely incredible and convenient for all the walks of life! All in all the mill does everything to teach you jiu jitsu and their dedication is absolutely top notch!!read more
Moses Becerril
05:55 13 Feb 23
Absolutely wonderful experience. My son (11) and Daughter (10) have been going to the Jiujitsu Mill for 7 months now, which started off tough for them, especially my son who has never showed interest in sports or martial arts and more into Books, playing instruments and chess. However, the coaches took their time to understand and work with them day in day out, along with support at home encouraging them to NOT give up, today they are both extremely happy and proud of every accomplishment they achieve. This place is a learning tool for discipline and a way to fight obstacles as well as having fun while learning a ton. Shortly after the kids joined, I joined the adult classes, to help encourage my kids when they were having a hard time adjusting early on and I’m happy to say the coaches work well with adults as they do with the kids. it’s been one of the best decisions I ever made. If you’re looking for a program that builds confidence, teaches respect, and you want a positive experience that will last a lifetime, for you or your kids, then I recommend The Jiujitsu Mill.read more
Dan Kaplan
20:59 10 Feb 23
I've been training at the Mill for about 3 months now and it has been an amazing experience that starts with the coaches. Jordan, Jamie, and Nick are everything you could hope for in a set of instructors -- knowledgeable, tough, kind -- and most importantly dedicated to their students' growth. They have created an atmosphere that is welcoming, encouraging and supportive of new students, but doesn't baby them. Expect to be pushed on day 1, but know that it will be safe and well managed. Lastly, the other students at The Mill are friendly and helpful. The upper belts can often be found helping lower belts refine techniques and offering other advice. Even beyond the jiu jitsu, it's a tight group of like-minded people who have fun training. If you've been hesitating to join a gym, join The Mill, you won't regret it.read more
Spencer Choi
23:48 04 Jan 23
Did a drop in class while visiting family in the area. The class was fantastic. Many people at the gym were very welcoming, the instruction was to the point, Jordan was very attentive and was quick to correct mistakes in everyone's form, the gym has a changing area and nice showers and the rolling was high quality and safe. Fully intend to return the next time I'm in town.read more
chris mullane
23:15 04 Jan 23
I am a white belt and visited this place while home from college on a break. Coach Jordan and his students were extremely welcoming and gave me a great experience. More importantly, I felt extremely safe while training yet was still being able to push the pace, break a sweat, and learn a lot about the sport from different students. Super glad to have found this place. I will be coming back here whenever I am home from school.read more
joseham3
14:33 03 Nov 22
My 6 year old son has been training at the Jiu Jitsu Mill for just over 7 months and I have seen him gain confidence, conquer fears and learn the meaning of hard work. He is looking forward to competing in the near future! The coaches- Jordan, Jamie and Nick are undoubtedly skilled at Jiu Jitsu, but most impressively, they know how to reach kids of all ages and skill levels. I highly recommend them to anyone who is interested in training!read more
Lina Nguyen
00:44 20 Oct 22
I was in the area for a few weeks, and had the opportunity to drop in. Instruction is more didactic and meticulous, the sparring is simultaneously high intensity and technical, and the community is very welcoming and passionate about jiujitsu. People from all backgrounds, experience levels, and ambitions train here. I had a lot of fun and strongly recommend giving this place a visit.read more
Anthea Rushing
19:49 29 Aug 22
There is no better gift to give your daughters than the life skill of being able to defend themselves. Every session they are learning new skills; they gain confidence and resilience. The coaches are awesome; this is a great place for the whole family!read more
Rick Del Gatto
12:54 10 Aug 22
The Coaches couldn't be more helpful and the school itself is a great place to learn and put in hard work. It attracts like minded people. I look forward to class every week. Coach Jordan is a wealth of knowledge and knows how to light a fire in you. It's a great school and i hope it continues to grow as it has.read more
Gary sanguino
11:59 25 Jul 22
Excellent instruction! I see my son gain confidence every week in his abilities! The more he is learning, the more excited he is to get to class. I believe this program is great to teach any child to be respectful, strong and resilient.read more
Ian Lam
18:44 22 May 22
Although I've only been enrolled for a month or so, training at the Mill has been one of the most fun and welcoming experience I've had in awhile. The team is incredibly welcoming and willing to help lower level students, such as myself, and the coaches are amazing, being extremely dedicated to helping their students grow. I've always enjoyed martial arts, but being a boarding student, working around my schedule was difficult, but lucky the Mill has a very flexible schedule so I could get at least 2 days of training per week. I could not ask for a better gym that the Mill!read more
julian arboleda
21:55 16 May 22
Started training at The Jiu Jitsu Mill with absolutely zero BJJ experience. The coach’s are extremely knowledgeable, and attentive to all the students in the class. I HIGHLY recommend the Jiu Jitsu Mill to anyone who is looking to get some real and professional training.read more
Andrew Ghobrial
16:13 14 Apr 22
We love how much of an emphasis they put into the discipline of Jiu Jitsu. They really hold the kids accountable and show how important it is. Our own child has already shown so many positive attitude and habit changes due to their ability to apply the focus they practice in Jiu Jitsu to other areas at home and school. We cannot recommend The Jiu Jitsu Mill more!read more
Arturo Pelaez
12:16 28 Mar 22
Can’t say enough great things about the Mill. Very welcoming environment and the more experienced students are always open to teaching you new things and improving your game. Not only is it a great workout but teaches you things you can apply in a self defense situation. My two daughters also train at the Mill and they love it. It has taught them great sportsmanship. We hope to be a part of the Mill for a long time.read more
Matt C
03:24 28 Mar 22