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Zen Jiu Jitsu

OM | Zen Garden is more than a spa or studio. It's where Jiu-Jitsu meets physical training, self-defense, and mindfulness. Our approach to Jiu-Jitsu is about building a lifestyle aligned with overall wellness, suitable for everyone: kids, adults, men, and women.

Zen Jiu-Jitsu emphasizes mindful movement, combining physical and mental strategies that support personal growth in all aspects of life (health, career, relationships, and overall wellness).  

Join us and experience the benefits of Zen Jiu-Jitsu at OM | Zen Garden!

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Adult Jiu Jitsu

Train in the art of Jiu-Jitsu with Zen Jiu Jitsu at OM | Zen Garden.

 

Our adult Jiu-Jitsu program offers a holistic approach to martial arts, blending physical training, self-defense, and mindfulness. Led by passionate instructors, our classes focus on technique, strategy, and personal development.

Join a supportive community of practitioners as you enhance your physical fitness, coordination, and mental resilience. Whether you're a beginner or experienced practitioner, our classes are tailored to accommodate all skill levels.

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Youth Jiu Jitsu

Designed for kids aged 6-9 and 10-13, our classes provide a safe and supportive environment where children can learn essential martial arts skills while developing confidence, discipline, and respect.

Led by experienced instructors, our youth Jiu-Jitsu classes focus on fundamental techniques, self-defense strategies, and character development. Through engaging and age-appropriate activities, children will improve their coordination, balance, and physical fitness while also learning valuable life skills such as teamwork and perseverance.

Our program is more than just martial arts training—it's a journey of personal growth and empowerment for young minds.

ZJJ Instructors

Zen Jiu Jitsu Head Instructor

Mark Lim

Co-Owner and Head Instructor

Mark Lim is an experienced Jiu-Jitsu instructor at Zen Jiu Jitsu Academy. Mark has accumulated years of training, teaching, and competition experience since 2009. Mark practices a strategic style of Jiu-Jitsu focused on foundational techniques, longevity, and overall health. His instructional principles involve an ecological approach to learning, utilizing kinesthetic, positional, and resistance-based drilling techniques.
 

Mark earned his Blackbelt under Matheus Lutes of Royal Jiu Jitsu, a distinguished blackbelt from Marcelo Garcia's lineage. Mark has won a Master Worlds Silver Medal and four gold medals in various competitions, including IBJJF and Grappling Industries.
 

In addition to his Jiu-Jitsu career, Mark has held executive IT roles since 2011 and attributes much of his professional success to the principles learned in Jiu-Jitsu. With eight years of teaching both adults and youth, Mark blends his extensive martial arts knowledge and professional experience into his teaching, offering a comprehensive and insightful approach to Jiu-Jitsu.

Zen Jiu Jitsu: Coach Mark

Sheona Golden

Co-Owner and Mindful Movement Coach

Sheona is a dedicated practitioner, coach and mentor at OM | Zen Garden, under the guidance of Chris Shahgholi, the Owner and Blackbelt of 10Planet East Long Island. With 7 years of Jiu-Jitsu training under her belt, Sheona's athletic prowess isn't confined to the mat alone; she was a competitive Basketball and Soccer player throughout her high school and college years.

Her academic achievements further mirror her commitment to the sports and wellness sector. Sheona boasts a Master's degree in Motor Learning from Columbia University and a Bachelor's in Exercise Science from Lehman College. 

Coupling her educational background with her extensive operational experience from managing various sports and fitness clubs across NYC, Long Island, Albany, Connecticut, and even the UK, Sheona's influence in the wellness and fitness industry is undeniable. At OM | Zen Garden, she seamlessly marries her theoretical knowledge and practical insights, making her an invaluable part of our community and her ultimate career goal to enhance the wellness and fitness industry.

Zen Jiu Jitsu: Coach Sheona
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