We specialize in teaching practical self–defense to all ages and abilities.   Whether you are looking for anti–bullying programs for children, self–defense for adults, or a women‘s safety seminar, we have something to offer you!   Learn how to get fit, build confidence, and stay safe in a clean, welcoming, team–oriented environment.   Beginners and first–timers especially welcome!

Joe Lilly is the head instructor and owner of Berwyn Heights BJJ.   He has been involved in grappling and the martial arts for almost 20 years, training and competing in several disciplines including Brazilian and Japanese Jiu Jitsu, kickboxing and wrestling.   He holds a Master’s Degree in teaching, and incorporates many universal learning strategies into his BJJ classes to maximize his student’s progress and knowledge retention.
Our core belief is that Jiu Jitsu is for EVERYONE, regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.

‘”There is no such thing as a bad student…”‘