Jeff Reese and his instruction staff are among the most technical and knowledgeable instructors available in Pennsylvania.  Liked for his friendly demeanor, unmatched passion for instructing, and his ego-less training methodology, Jeff Reese has been among the most sought after instructors in Pennsylvania for years. However don’t take our word for it, listen to what others are saying about Jeff and the Gracie NEPA academy.

Royce Gracie – Son of Helio Gracie and UFC Hall of Fame Legend -“Jeff Reese has been training with me for 12 years. He is a great instructor, tough fighter, and valued friend! I definitely recommend him if you want to learn the style created by my father!”

Rodrigo Gracie – Grandson of Carlos Gracie and Pride FC Veteran -“Jeff Reese is not only a great student of both mine and Royce but also an exceptional Gracie jiu-jitsu instructor. A great asset for the Gracie family! He is an example of loyalty, persistence and discipline.”

Rob Kahn – Royce Gracie Black Belt and Author of Jiu Jitsu Manifsto – “Jeff Reese is a very talented and technical jiu jitsu guy. He is also a good wrestler with years of experience. I highly recommend you try his school, Jeff is a great person and all the guys at the school are very cool and friendly bunch. You will not find anything remotely better in the area.”

“Since I started training under Jeff Reese in late 2008 my understanding of Gracie Jiu Jitsu has grown incredibly. Any time I ever have a question I know Jeff has an answer.” – Ron White – Gracie Jiu Jitsu Student and Crossfitter

“I have trained on and off for the past 13 years and could never become committed to one place . I have known Jeff for over 20 years and always wanted to train with him! I have been at Gracie NEPA for over 10 YEARS now and my jiu jitsu is the best it has ever been! I OWE IT ALL TO Jeff, Gracie NEPA AND ALL THAT TRAIN THERE! THANK YOU!!” – Kevin A. Roginski – Gracie Jiu Jitsu Student and Judoka

“I have had the opportunity to go to a lot of different martial arts academies all my life. I’ve seen some great places and met some great people. When I first started going to Gracie NEPA I automatically knew this was the place for me. It has everything an aspiring jiu-jitsu fighter needs, and has one of the greatest teachers anyone could ask for.” – Dominic Galeano – Gracie Jiu Jitsu Student

“At Gracie NEPA it’s not just about training, teamwork, and/or no man being left behind… It’s about being a family and coming together and enjoying the art and passion of Gracie Jiu jitsu. I am very proud of the accomplishments that have occurred and are still occurring at this facility. All of the instructors work very hard on making Gracie nepa what it is today and what it will be tomorrow. The opportunities are there to experience this fine art at this wonderful facility; you just have to want it, need it, GO AFTER IT.” – Tracy Lynn – A Jiu Jitsu Mom

‘Jeff is resilient and adaptable. I have had the fortunate pleasure of training under different instructors and he is a class act. Not only is he technically skilled but connects with people very easily. I’ve learned the most since I’ve been under his instruction.” – Nick Gonzalez – Gracie Jiu Jitsu Practitioner

” When you first start out, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is like a dictionary, with each technique respecting a word. Unlike most schools or academies that will just show you the word of the day, Jeff show you how to string each word to form a complete sentence. Stringing sentences together, Jeff show you how those sentences could become paragraphs and in turn those paragraphs could become your personal story. Whether your story is self defense, preparing your ground game for MMA, tournaments or just to get into better shape, Jeff will help you tell your story from beginning, middle and end. So if you are ready to begin writing your first chapter, like some many of us have, come join the Gracie NEPA family. A place where we all come to embrace, support and grow together in an ego-less, friendly, family environment. You will be glad that you did.” – Mike Santana – Gracie Jiu Jitsu Practitioner

“Jeff’s technical expertise and his passion for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are clearly evident. His teaching style allows for new techniques to be easily digested and he’ll often find ways to improve techniques you’re already familiar with.” – Paul Dana – Gracie Jiu Jitsu Practitioner

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