East Side Brazilian Jiujitsu

East Side Brazilian Jiujitsu

5.0 (4)
3 employees

About this pro

I have over 20 years experience of personal training certified by N.S.C.A & ISSA, continuing my education daily. Having worked coaching clients world wide from all walks of life. Helping people is my passion, getting them results is my Job.  Professional athletes to special populations such as the elderly and disabled all are wlcome. My coaching has taken people beyond their goals & helped them achieve much more than they imagined. Let me do the same for you. I am a second degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, speak portuguese as well. I believe we should never stop learning and should always learn from one another. My company is GRAPPLE BOX LLC. AKA East Side Brazilian Jiujitsu, please look me up :) 

I love taking people beyond their current beliefs of whats possible for themselves while helping them to imagine a whole new world for themselves. 

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New York, NY 10038
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4 Reviews


  • Andrew Lugavere

    Chris is the best! Chris provides great attention to detail, customized training based off of your needs, and will greatly improve your game.

  • John F

    Chris Reyman is a world class instructor that has been training/teaching for over 20 years. His knowledge of jiu jitsu and the overall fight game is unmatched and I could not recommend this academy more. Coach Reyman has the ability to break down even the most complex moves and teach them in a clear and understandable manner. His instruction is always thorough and all questions are answered patiently with tremendous detail. Overall I cant say enough good things about East Side and I am truley excited each time I train.

  • Barry Velcoff

    What can I say about the best in New York. He works with you easily with common sense and integrity Love being there

  • Anthony Brye

    Chris is by far one of the best instructions I’ve ever felt with - very informative and patient - he loves to drill the move into your brain - he is an open book of knowledge!!!!!!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to get a sense of their history and goals by having them answer a few questionaires & then set a baseline by performing a functional movement screening which will tell me how to program their fitness regime based off what the assesment findings are. I will also implement ways to make the program fun and entertaining to match the clients personality and personal interests.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have been certified by the N.S.C.A twice and worked at gyms such as Equinox, New York Health and Racket Club, as well as private gyms for over 20 years. I am a blackbelt in Brazilian Jiujutsu and have trained and competed in other martial arts since a child. I have lived abroad in Brazil for 7 years and speak Portuguese. I have worked with senior citizens and special populations for years as well and greatly enjoy doing so. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I offer a fair price and am flexible depending on each individuals budget. 

How did you get started teaching?

I was asked to become a personal trainer after instructing a martial arts class to a personal trainer who coaches Major League Baseball players. 

What types of students have you worked with?

My clients over the years have ranged from every type of individual you could imagine. It has taken me places I could never dream of actually and I give all my clients the same attention,respect and care regardless of social status or financial situation. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Every moment is precious to me because I am aware of the impact I am having on the lives of others. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

don't sign a contract until you have tried a few locations. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Are you Willing to let go of control and learn something new?

How honest are you going to be with me and ultimately yourself.

Do you believe you can achieve more than you even know is possible?