570 south ave, East Cranford, NJ 07016
(908) 666-4661

Who We Are

About AllStar MMA Training Facility in East Cranford, NJ

Jamal Patterson

AllStar MMA Training Facility is the premier Black Belt Academy in central New Jersey and provides a challenging, fun learning environment for you to develop black belt skills. The challenging classes will push you and your family beyond your physical limits and all the fun will keep you coming back for more.

Whether you’re a child, teen or adult, learning martial arts styles like Muay Thai Kickboxing and BJJ increases focus, boosts confidence, and sets the stage for success – both on and off the mat.

We make learning self-defense safe and fun for all ages and skill levels! AllStar MMA specializes in teaching beginner-level students from age 4 to 84. We understand the basics of martial arts and emphasize the proper use of kicks and punches, as well as effective grappling.

We want to start you off on the right foot as a beginner student and help you advance to the next level with confidence and feeling proud of all your achievements along the wayl. 

We also have outstanding programs for professional athletes who are looking to be champions. Many of our professional athletes compete in events like the UFC, Bellator, World Series of Fighting and IBJFF tournaments. We even have several world champions that not only train at AllStar, but are also integral members of the AllStar community, as well as being coaches and mentors.

The highly skilled and experienced instructors are excited to help you on your journey to get fit, learn self-defense and develop Black Belt level skills for success in life! Martial arts is a GREAT way to connect with your body, mind and spirit as you…

  • Learn how to use your entire body, from the ground up! No matter what your size is, you'll learn locking, leverage, and wrestling techniques to master any opponent, anywhere.
  • Unleash your inner giant as you learn powerful striking, practical defense maneuvers, and develop true grit to get through the heart-pumping cardio circuits.
  • Kids learn how to be bully-proof, while adults learn how to be attacker-proof. You’ll both become more aware of other people and your surroundings, know how to spot sticky situations so you can walk away before things get bad, and also know how to defend yourselves, if necessary.

Those are all priceless benefits! But really, we like to think of it as “affordable excellence.” Becoming a Black Belt at AllStar is invaluable, and the lessons learned during your journey can be applied throughout your entire life.

Check out the SUPER-LOW web special going on right now! Classes fill up fast because it's such an awesome deal so reserve your spot today! This special is 100% RISK-FREE!

Our world class Black Belt instructors have over 20 years of experience and are here to guide you on your path from White Belt to Black Belt. Our family environment fosters personal growth, confidence, empowerment and friendships.

Come see what we’re all about and take advantage of the best prices, the most amazing instructors, and have the most fun you’ve ever had getting fit! We can't wait to train with you and celebrate the thrill of VICTORY every time you accomplish something big or small. See you soon!

Head Instructor

Jamal Patterson is a 3nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Renzo Gracie and a graduate from Colgate University. He has been teaching for over 10 years and is one of the few people in the world that has this unique experience and knowledge.

He went to high school at the prestigious Blair Academy, where he placed 3rd in the country and won a National Prep Championship. At Blair Academy, he was coached by the legendary Jeff Buxton, who has coached numerous college national champions, All Americans, and Olympians.

He then went on and got his degree from Colgate University, where he was a two sport athlete, competing in both track and football. He was a four year starter and All League standout for the Red Raiders and part of their historic 1997 Patriot League team that turned the Colgate football program around.

After leaving college, Professor Jamal went on to attain his Black Belt in 2005 from the legendary Renzo Gracie, where he went on to win the North American Abu Dhabi Trials and many Grapplers and Naga Super fights.

Not stopping there, Professor Jamal went on and furthered his knowledge of Martial Arts by extensively working and training with some of the the best boxing coaches and boxers in the world. He trained under the watchful eye of Aroz “Terrific”Gist, who has worked with world champions Kendall Holt and Pawel Wolack.

He also trained with legendary coach, Tommy Brooks, who had worked with Mike Tyson, Evander Hollyfield, and the Klitchkos. He has been sparring partners with World Champion Wayne Braithwaite, Monte “Two Guns” Barrett contenders Emmanuel Najado, Patrick “Paddy Boy” Farrel, and many more.

As a professional MMA fighter, Professor Jamal was at one time considered one of the top guys in the world at his weight class. He was also a member of Renzo Gracie’s International Fight League World Championship team.

He’s trained with UFC champions Frankie Edgar and George St. Pierre Chris Weidman, veterans Ricardo Almeida, Gian Vallante, Nick Catone and David Branch, and world champions Braulio Estima, Matt Serra and Roger Gracie.

Professor Patterson focuses on technique over strength. These diverse experiences have enabled him to understand the fighting arts as they were intended to be taught, practiced and used in both real world application and competitive fighting.

How to Get Started

Come join our East Cranford, NJ Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Birthday Parties, Kids Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Muay Thai. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (908) 666-4661 if you have any further questions. AllStar MMA Training Facility hopes to speak with you soon!