Referred to as “The Gentle Art” BJJ is ideal for men, women and children. The overall fighting strategy of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is designed to equip a physically smaller or weaker individual with an effective method of defending against a larger and stronger attacker. When applying BJJ techniques, leverage is paramount, as leverage is the secret to the amplification and most efficient use of force. BJJ also has the most developed methods of fighting while on one’s back, a position weaker fighters will often find themselves in, when attacked.
“Gi” classes are taught wearing a “Gi” sometimes referred to as a “Kimono” and is more sport focused using the gi to perform various chokes and submissions. “No Gi” classes are taught wearing normal workout type clothing and is more dynamic and fast-paced due to the reduced ability to create “holds” without the “Gi”. Shorts and rash guard shirt is ideal to wear however a normal close-fitting t-shirt can also be worn.
We are committed to a relaxed, family-friendly, ego-free community and hope all who come to learn BJJ with us feel that they are in their second home and enjoy close camaraderie with their fellow team mates. With Cairns and North Queensland’s highest ranked instructors we are confident that you will be in the most capable hands..now it’s just up to you!
**To ensure you learn authentic BJJ you should check that your school is a member of the governing body established to monitor official academies and their ranks. The governing body is called the Australian Federation of Brazilian Jiu jitsu (AFBJJ). We have been a long term member of the AFBJJ since 1997 and uphold it’s high standards.