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Welcome to Sullivan kickboxing & checkmat new jersey bjj

Bring your training to a new level


Adult and Kids Programs

Welcome to Sullivan kickboxing & checkmat new jersey bjj

Bring your training to a new level


Adult and Kids Programs

About Us



Whether you are just trying to get in shape or you are a professional fighter we have a program just for you. Sullivan Kickboxing Academy/Checkmat NJ BJJ is the first of it's kind offering all levels of Kickboxing, Muay-Thai, Boxing, Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu for Adults and Children.  We also cater to children with special needs. Private Lessons for those that want personalized training are available.



Muay Thai



George Sullivan

Head Coach/Owner

Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Wrestling, Boxing, Strength and Conditioning

George is a Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai and Boxing. His professional career started in 2006 where he competed in regional events. In 2012 George fought for CFFC (Cage Fury Fighting Champions) where he won the Welter Weight Title and successfully defended it 4 times before signing with the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Champions) in 2014.

 He still trains with the top coaches in the Tri-State area, who often come to Sullivan Kickboxing Academy to train with the students.

George is dedicated to the growth and development of all members at SKA, whether they are on his Fight Team or training for health and enjoyment. He likes to provide an environment that focuses on the individual and provides mentoring and private lessons to all of his students. 

For his kids classes, George focuses on  structure, development and fun providing the optimal experience for children.

Bruno Protasio

Head Jiu Jitsu Professor

Bruno Protásio is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Checkmat BJJ, a team founded and led by Mestre Leonardo Vieira; which has its headquarters in Long Beach, California.

Bruno had direct teaching under Thiago and Bruno Barreto, leaders of Checkmat Natal in Brazil.

They are known for forming great fighters that compete worldwide.  The Checkmat team is known for its focus on results in the major international calendar competitions. Even though this team has a quest to make great fighters. They also cater to anyone with different goals like personal defense, weight loss, cardio health and to improve quality of life.

Bruno Protásio has accumulated several international titles throughout his 20-year career in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and since arriving in America 2 years ago, he has   accumulated 45 titles, 43 of them by the IBJJF – (International Brazilian Jui  Jitsu federation). His most current Statistics:

Double Gold in the NY Pro-IBJJF (class and   open class) 

3rd place in the   worlds No Gi - IBJJF 

2 place in the Panamas   No GI – IBJJF

Currently he holds 34th place at the international ranking IBJJF with 1350 registered athletes.

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Sullivan Kickboxing Academy

1001 Fischer Boulevard, Toms River, New Jersey 08753, United States



Monday, Wednesday & Friday       

                   6:00 am - 7:00 am

                   4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday & Thursdays

                    6:00 am - 7:00 am

                    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday  9:00 am - 12 pm


Sunday    Closed

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