Your search is over. Razors Edge Mixed Martial Arts is where goals are achieved and champions are made!


Don’t be fooled by imitators and Karate schools that suddenly offer MMA and “Grappling.” Razors Edge is The World Headquarters for The Snake Pit U.S.A. Catch Wrestling Association and the New Jersey Headquarters for The Carlos Catania Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association. Our Head Coach Joel Bane brings 22 plus years of Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Authentic Catch Wrestling, Amateur Wrestling (Freestyle/Greco), Judo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Self Defense and Fitness experience with him to bring you an elite level of technical training you will not find elsewhere.

Snake Pit U.S.A. is The World’s Premier Catch Wrestling Organization (http://SnakePitUSA.com) with nearly a half a million fans, and 24 affiliate schools around the world located in countries such a Australia, Chile, Germany, Mexico, Canada, Colombia, The United Kingdom, and of course here in the United States ranging from Hawaii to right here at Razors Edge MMA in New Jersey, Our World Headquarters. Combined with the mighty Carlos Catania Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association (see lineage below), we have produced countless successful competitors and champions in Bellator Fighting Championships, The Ultimate Fighter, UFC, Strikeforce, Elite XC, North American Grappling Championships, Grapplers Quest, IBJJF, Fight 2 Win, International Open and Pan American Championships. 

Whether you are looking to compete professionally or simply get into shape and reach your fitness goals Razors Edge is the place for you.

NO EGO’S ALLOWED & KIDS BULLYING ENDS HERE! You will be surrounded by friends that are working to achieve the same goals. Camaraderie is strong at Razors Edge MMA with a rich family oriented environment where respect, confidence and courage are the heart of what we represent. When one succeeds we all succeed. Join Razors Edge, sharpen your skills, boost your self confidence, get into better shape, become part of the elite Snake Pit U.S.A. & Carlos Catania BJJ lineage, reach your goals and BECOME UNSTOPPABLE! 

 

Coach Joel Bane | Head Instructor

 

Fully Certified Catch as Catch Can Wrestling Coach: Under legendary Coach Billy Robinson & the Scientific Wrestling Coaching Catch program.

President, International Catch Wrestling Federation (ICWF) and USA Catch Wrestling

Founder/Creator, Catch Wrestling Magazine

2nd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: IBJJF Black Belt under Legendary IBJJF 4th Degree Black Belt Carlos Catania

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Lineage: 

MITSUYO MAEDA>CARLOS GRACIE>REYSON GRACIE>OSVALDO ALVES>SERGIO PENHA>CARLOS CATANIA>JOEL BANE

Black Belt in Judo: Under 3 x National Heavyweight Judo Champion, Coach John Saylor (former U.S. Olympic Training Center Head Coach)

3-Time USAF Heavyweight Champ, 2-Time Team Captain & former 2-Time Assistant Coach of the United States Air Force “All Air Force Wrestling Team,” (2013 – 2017 International, Greco Roman/Freestyle) Under the expert tutelage of 2X U.S. Olympic Wrestling Coach, Floyd “Bad News” Winter

2nd Degree Black Belt in Shin-Gi-Tai Jujitsu: Under 3x National Heavyweight Judo Champion, Coach John Saylor

Former CSW Coach (Combat Submission Wrestling): Under Coach Erik Paulson (Shooto Lightweight World Champion) Founder, Combat Submission Wrestling

USA Wrestling Certified Coach: Copper and Bronze levels certified

10+ Years Muay Thai, Kickboxing & Boxing experience 

U.S. Rep & Member of the “International Network of Wrestling Researchers” (INWR) The worlds largest scientific support group for an international sport

Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach: American Sport Education Program (ASEP)

Certified Modern Army Combative Program (MACP) Instructor: Levels I and II

Member of USA Wrestling, “New Jersey State Wrestling Association”

Coach Bane holds FOUR Legitimate Catch Wrestling Lineages that lead directly back to the Legendary Catch Wrestling Coach, Billy Riley, Founder of the original Snake Pit in England. There is a fifth line if you were to count Allen Coage for a second time, having been trained by Stu Hart several years after being trained by Anoki, which leads back to Martin “Farmer” Burns through Toots Mondt. 

1st:

BILLY RILEY>KARL GOTCH>YOSHIAKI FUJIWARA>MASAHARU FUNAKI>KEN SHAMROCK>SEAN DAUGHERTY>JOEL BANE

2nd:

BILLY RILEY>BILLY ROBINSON>JOEL BANE

3rd:

BILLY RILEY>KARL GOTCH>SATORU SAYAMA>YORINAGA NAKAMURA>ERIK PAULSON>JOEL BANE

4th:

BILLY RILEY>KARL GOTCH> ANTONIO ANOKI>ALLEN COAGE>JOHN SAYLOR>JOEL BANE


Achievements:

  • Former Competitive Mixed Martial Artist: “Reality Fighting” and “Combat in the Cage”
  • Won or placed in USA Wrestling’s U.S. Open & Armed Forces Wrestling Championships, NAGA, Grapplers Quest, U.S. Grappling, Mission Submission and Good-fight (expert/advanced No-Gi divisions) including North American and World Championships.
  • U.S. World Grappling Team Heavyweight alternate, No-Gi and Gi divisions, 2013 FILA World Championship
  • Heavyweight Champion & Captain of The United States Air Force “All Air Force Wrestling Team” (2013, 2014 & 2015)
  • Assistant Coach, United States Air Force “All Air Force Wrestling Team” (2016 & 2017)
  • U.S. Military World Championship (CISM) U.S. Military Heavyweight Alternate for both Greco & Freestyle (2014)
  • Combat Sports and self defense instructor to U.S. Army MACP Instructors (2008-2011)
  • Has taught Grappling/Combative techniques to over 560 U.S. Military and Coalition Force members in the United States, and Afghanistan
  • Completed Krav Maga Personnel Security Detail (PSD) Combative training, (Afghanistan 2005)
  • Coach Bane is a 3 x Veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and 1 x Iraqi Freedom along with two other middle eastern deployments. He was a USAF Security Forces Senior Non Commissioned Officer (Master Sergeant), now retired having served and retired after 20 years of Active Duty Military service.
  • While deployed he led counter intelligence operations including, but not limited to counter IED missions, personnel security details, weapons cache seizures, raids, apprehensions and convoys. Joel is one of very few certified U.S. Air Force Sharpshooters in the history of the program, and is a highly skilled small arms weapons expert. He served proudly alongside his U.S. Army counterparts for the greater part of his career attending specialized rigorous schools while being repeatedly assigned to Combined Joint Task Force units in Afghanistan.

“STEPPING INTO THE SNAKE PIT” 

Featuring Snake Pit U.S.A. Head Coach Joel Bane

 By: Daniel Dimarzio

Catch-as-Catch-Can, a brutal martial art and sport, was created in England beginning in the 1490s and refined for hundreds of years. Sailors from the British Navy traveled all over Asia and the Middle East, bringing back fighting techniques from these exotic lands. Englishmen mixed these techniques with their existing wrestling techniques sourced from all over Europe. The result was a devastating martial art known as “Catch Wrestling.”

The history of Catch Wrestling makes us take a hard look at what we think we know about the martial arts and where they came from. Also included in the book is a rare interview with one of the few Catch-as-Catch-Can experts still carrying on the tradition, Coach Joel Bane of Snake Pit USA. He reveals invaluable information about Catch Wrestling you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else.

Catch Wrestling is pushing its way back into the spotlight after almost being lost to the sands of time…and modern-day fighters are taking notice.

This best selling book is available on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Catch-Wrestling-Stepping-into-Snake/dp/1365279332/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505228558&sr=8-1&keywords=catch+wrestling+books

As well as in bookstores around the world.

 

Coach David Elias

1st Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Lineage: 

MITSUYO MAEDA>CARLOS GRACIE>REYSON GRACIE>OSVALDO ALVES>SERGIO PENHA>CARLOS CATANIA>DAVID ELIAS 

Judo Black Belt under 3x National Judo Heavyweight Champion, Coach John Saylor

2nd Degree Black Belt in ShinGiTai JuJitsu 

Snake Pit U.S.A. Catch Wrestling Association, Certified Representative Coach 10 years

30+ Years Amateur & Catch Wrestling & Coaching Experience 

Bronze and Copper Levels, USA Wrestling Coach Certified 

 

ACHIEVEMENTS: 

International US World Team Competitor USA WCJJO 2013

  • 1st Place Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship 2013
  • 3RD Place Sport Jujitsu World Championship 2013

Ranked top 10 in the United States by Ranked.com in TWO divisions (Open & Masters)

Former Junior Olympian Youth Wrestler

15 + years experience Kenpo Karate and Muay Thai

Self defense instructor for Mercer County Police department

Nationally Top Ranked Referee: Catch Wrestling & Combat Catch Wrestling

Coach Elias is also a Former Unites States Marine, having served honorably for several years

 

Coach Derrick Ferrer Sr (More Bio Coming Soon)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Lineage: 

MITSUYO MAEDA>CARLOS GRACIE>REYSON GRACIE>OSVALDO ALVES>SERGIO PENHA>CARLOS CATANIA>DERRICK FERRER SR.

 

Coach Dale Rossi 

3RD Degree Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Lineage: 

MITSUYO MAEDA>CARLOS GRACIE>REYSON GRACIE>OSVALDO ALVES>SERGIO PENHA>CARLOS CATANIA>JOEL BANE>DALE ROSSI 

Snake Pit U.S.A. Catch Wrestling Representative Coach & Highest Ranked Skill Level Student of Snake Pit U.S.A. Head Coach Joel Bane

10 Years Boxing & Muay Thai Experience  

 

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Multiple time NAGA Advanced/Expert Champion, Including North American Champion 2015
  • Catch Wrestling Champion, 2018 Billy Robinson Classic Lightweight Division

 

Coach Chase Loeffler (More Bio info Coming Soon)

Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Lineage: 

MITSUYO MAEDA>CARLOS GRACIE>REYSON GRACIE>OSVALDO ALVES>SERGIO PENHA>CARLOS CATANIA>JOEL BANE>CHASE LOEFFLER

Snake Pit U.S.A. Catch Wrestling understudy of Head Coach Joel Bane 4+ years