About Jiu-Jitsu

Known today as one of the most practical, effective and powerful martial arts in the world, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) relies on strategy, leverage and timing, rather than strength, speed or flexibility.

Developed by the Gracie over the last ninety years, Brazilian Jiu-Jistu was first made famous in The Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC), one of the first events to allow multiple martial arts to test themselves against each other. Barely throwing a punch, Royce Gracie fought and won three times in one night,becoming the first UFC Champion. He repeated the performance a number of times, demonstrating the undeniable effectiveness of his family’s style of Jiu-Jitsu.

As a form of self defence, it will enable you to keep safe and overcome much larger opponents if necessary.
As a workout, it is incomparable because you’re having so much fun you don’t realize you’re working out so hard.
As a stress reliever, it’s phenomenal as it’s not only super fun, it forces you to get out of your head and focus on your battle.
As a hobby, it’s not only a great way to bring fun and fitness into your life, it’s an incredibly social activity, giving you the chance to meet lots of new friends.

As a philosophy and tool for personal development, it will change your life.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu OpenMat

BJJ 101
Gain confidence, get fit, feel like a kid again. Welcome to BJJ 101.

Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 101 Program teaches you the fundamentals of one of the world’s most powerful and effective martial arts. You will learn how to defend yourself in the most common types of self defence situations, while

building the foundations necessary to spar or “play the game” of advanced Jiu-Jitsu – Jiu-Jitsu designed to counter Jiu-Jitsu.

If Jiu-Jitsu is chess with the body, BJJ will show you the whole board, teach you how to move each piece and give you the basic strategies necessary to win – all while getting you physically ready for more intense training.

BJJ 201

Once you have completed enough of the BJJ 101 curriculum, you will be invited to BJJ 201, where the classes are longer, more intense and more in-depth. Our tiered 24 month curriculum covers all of the basics positions, strategies and techniques, with specific requirements and necessary to progress to Blue, Purple, Brown and eventually Black Belt.

BJJ 101/201

Following the BJJ 201 Curriculum, with 101-level variations taken from the 101 Curriculum, these classes allow 101 students to train alongside 201 students, seeing what the next phase of your learning will look like. 101 students train for one hour, while 201 students continue for the full ninety minutes.

BJJ Black Belt Training

An OpenMat Original, Black Belt Training (BBT) Classes give our students the chance to work their own games while getting feedback, new ideas and suggestions from other students. These two hour classes are divided, with one hour of focused drilling, followed by one hour of rolling. You’ll get the chance to try new techniques, see what the higher belts are working on and roll with people of all levels!

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