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Welcome to the Modern Martial Arts website! We are the premier mixed martial arts gym  in Central New Jersey. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 732-904-9216 or email us at


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What Classes Are You Interested In?*
    4 Competitors and 4 First Place!!
  • Helping kids gain confidence, learn discipline, and have fun!
  • Open for All Ages!
    We have a variety of classes for all age groups
  • Building Champions!
    Join today and learn how you can earn your spot on our Modern Fight Team!
  • Modern Strength & Conditioning
    Top notch workouts applicable to all experience levels!
  • Brazilian JIu jitsu
    Open to all experience levels, giving everyone the chance to learn from our Black Belt instructor, Coach Joel Bane!
    We take pride in leading the charge in the revitalization of Catch As Catch Can wrestling!
  • Hands On Coaching
    Our coaches are there to help every step of the way!

Meet The Coaches

Joel Bane

Catch Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, and MMA

SNAKE PIT U.S.A. CO-FOUNDER AND HEAD COACH: JOEL BANE Certified Catch as Catch Can Wrestler Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Under 6X World Champion, Coach Patrick Stano, under Coaches Carlos Catania and Sergio Penha Active Duty USAF Current Member and Captain of the United States Air Force “All Air Force Wrestling Team,” Training under Coach Floyd “Bad News” Winter and Coach Rich Estrella. NI-DAN (2nd Degree Black Belt) in Shin-Gi-Tai Jujitsu: Under Coach John Saylor (former U.S. Olympic Judo Head Coach and 3 time National Heavyweight Judo Champion)

Coach Billy

Kids Head Coach/Coach Brandons Little Helper

Coach Billy is well versed in a variety of Martial Arts. He holds a blue belt in Pat Stano Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Journeyman of Snake Pit U.S.A. . Billy has great enthusiasm for all Martial Arts. He sets a great example for all instructors and students. Coach Brandon is proud to have him on the Team and call him one of his prized students.

Coach Brandon

Head Coach

Coach Brandon has been training under John Potenza at Modern Martial Arts for the last 12 years. Throughout those years he studied the arts of Muay Thai Kick Boxing, Boxing, MMA, Catch As Catch Can Wrestling, and various other disciplines. Coach Brandon has experience in live competition in Kick Boxing, Submission Wrestling, and Mixed Martial Arts. Like every good martial artist, Coach Brandon is still an active student. Continuing his studies under John Potenza and Joel Bane.



USAW Sports Performance Coach, Competitive Crossfit/Olympic Lifter, Adaptive Physical Education Teacher, Class A Speacial Olympics Coach, Former ANBF Body Builder, Speed And Agility