What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Referred to as “The Gentle Art”  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 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.

What to wear in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class

“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.

Our BJJ Classes

We run classes 6 days a week at different times of the day. This includes juniors, adults and ladies-only. Beginners are most welcome.

Our ladies classes are popular!

We are proud to have a women-only class which is designed to be confidence building in this male dominated sport. Here are some of our ladies being led by Claudia Pudelko (in the middle with the purple belt!).

Our Jiu Jitsu Community

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/ bjj gym 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.

There is soooo much to say about these guys! They’re all blue belts, you’ll find them at the 9:30am classes. Despite how scary they look, they’re all super nice guys. Join Trent, Allan & Sean at the No Gi class.