Located in Upper Montclair, NJ Dream Martial Arts is dedicated to its students’ gaining all the benefits of a martial arts practice.
enhanced physical conditioning
the ability to defend themselves
Both Martial Arts and Yoga have been transformative in my life and have helped ground me as a husband and father of two young children. In 2017 I transitioned from my career in the nonprofit sector into launching Dream Martial Arts in Montclair, NJ full time while training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.
I began my martial arts journey in 2003 while living in San Francisco, CA. A chance encounter during a difficult transition in my life led me to the person who would become my first instructor.
(973) - 337 - 5288
604 Valley Rd. 2nd fl.
Montclair, NJ 07043
BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
KIDS MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
Martial arts, ultimately, is about self-discovery, self-improvement and the perfection
of character of its participants. Our approach to teaching the martial arts emphasizes the
avoidance of potentially harmful situations, continues with non-violent conflict resolution to
de-escalate a potential conflict, and finally underscores a last resort/self-defense ONLY policy of
utilizing martial skills. We train our students in practical techniques for real world situations and
teach them about the responsibility that comes with that knowledge. Mindfulness is imbued in
the entire curriculum and an important training modality for concentration and stress
There are three main objectives that make up our system.
BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
CONDITIONING & TRAINING
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Program
Dream’s adult program will give you access to a variety of martial arts styles to transform you into a complete martial artist. Our base art is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) with a focus on technical proficiency for self-protection and sport competition. Strength and conditioning fitness modalities will support your BJJ practice with a focus on injury prevention and recovery. Additional martial arts offerings will focus on striking proficiency and effective combat preparation. In short, students will be prepared physically, mentally and emotionally to defend themselves and their loved ones in all phases of hand-to-hand combat.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling art form known for its use of leverage, technique and positioning to control and defeat a larger opponent.
Dream Kids is a fun Martial Arts program where students develop cutting edge skills for the real world. Our approach to teaching martial arts to children emphasizes fitness, personal development and self-defense. Dream Kids includes instruction in techniques from a variety of styles including hapkido, judo, karate, muay-thai kickboxing, wrestling and boxing.
Bilingual Open Play (Spanish-English)- Mommy and Me Bilingual playgroup! Let's have fun, speak and learn Spanish together with our kids through books, games, conversation and music! All caregivers welcome! Free.
Dream Fitness-Functional body weight workout based on the movements of Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu and other martial arts to improve strength, flexibility, cardiovascular efficiency and muscular endurance.