About Us

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.

Head Instructor

Jamal Patterson is a 3rd 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.


Monday : 05:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday : 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Wednesday : 05:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Thursday : 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Friday : 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Saturday : 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sunday : 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM


Allstar MMA Training Facility

1166 West Chestnut

Union, NJ 07083

Phone: (908) 241-1719