Proud member of Essential BJJ under professor JT Torres as of 2021


Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Carlson Gracie Sr. > Ricardo de la Riva > Charles Anzalone > Josh Ketry
Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Carlson Gracie Sr. > Ricardo de la Riva > Charles Anzalone > Larry Backlas


Buffalo United is the premier training facility in WNY. Not only does it have a great cultural mix of friendly people from all walks of life, but the training is second to none, and technically sound. I always refer to it as a BJJ Laboratory. I’ve been to a good amount of academies and this one surpasses them all. The professors are there to give all they can to make everyone better from casual to competitor -Jonathan Reynolds

Buffalo United Martial Arts is a great environment with he best instructors in the area. BUMA offers a wide variety of classes, for men, women and kids, to find something(s) that fit them best. BUMA is a safe place where, with the help of instructors and training partners, everyone has the opportunity to become better than they were the day before.  – Jason C

My experience at BUMA has been great addition to my life. BJJ has increased my physical strength, along with my cardiovascular and mental health. It provides a positive physical outlet for the stresses of the office environment and family life. I’m a better father, husband, and manager thanks to the mindfulness and physical exertion during training. The instructors are top notch and the culture of the academy is one of mutual support and learning.    – Clark Dever

Training has made a strong positive impact on my life. The class schedule supports training any day of the week and the positive culture sets this group above the rest! Buffalo United and has become an integral part of the renaissance happening here in Buffalo. – Jonathan Gorczyca

The people of BUMA give me the fellowship, training, and courage I need to strive ever closer to becoming the person I always hoped I could be. – Denis Kitchen 

Buffalo United has been great to me. The instructors are top notch, very technical with their jiu-jitsu , and easy to access. I have never felt intimidated or too scared to ask even the most simple questions. They are always willing to help and are very supportive as well. Buffalo United also has great teammates I have never encountered anyone whom I don’t get along with on their mats. Everyone is friendly and willing to share their techniques to help improve everyone’s jiu-jitsu!   – Mike Szmania

Buffalo United Martial arts has a remarkable atmosphere, filled with amazing people who genuinely care about encouraging positive change. As an adult learning a complex martial art for the first time, I can attest to the patience of the instructors and the genuine passion they have to see everyone they teach improve and succeed.   – Kyle K

Walking into the door to Buffalo United was very easy – everyone was friendly and family oriented. My family grew when I started training there they are great people to be around and bring your family around. People are competitive but they are still a phenomenal family based on helping each other grow. – Darren Foote