Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – BJJ

About Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu emphasises on taking your opponent to the ground, utilising ground fighting techniques and submission holds involving joint-locks and chokeholds, removing the advantage of a larger, stronger opponent.

The premise of BJJ is that most of the advantage of a larger, stronger opponent comes from superior reach and more powerful strikes, both of which are somewhat negated when grappling on the ground. The BJJ style includes effective use of the guard position to defend oneself from the bottom position, and passing the guard to dominate from top position with side control, mount, and back mount positions. This system of manoeuvering and manipulation can be likened to a form of chess when performed by two experienced practitioners. A submission hold would be the equivalent of checkmate.

BJJ permits all the techniques that judo allows to take the fight to the ground. Once on the ground the opponents can continue to fight, and winning is usually the result of one participant “tapping out”. In sport competition, matches are timed and can also be won by outscoring your opponent by gaining dominant positions, and completing certain manoeuvres.

Popular techniques employed by practioners are the triangle choke, kimura, cross-choke, armbar, foot-locks, sweeps, and maintaining dominant positions. Fighting generally begins from the stand-up position and the fighters will work to take each other down by employing a range of throws, sweeps, and other takedowns. Once on the ground, each opponent will move to try and gain an advantageous position and apply techniques designed to force the opponent into submission (tap out).

BJJ Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  5pm-6pm
Kids
  5pm-6pm
Kids
 
  6pm-7pm
Adult beginners
  6pm-7pm
Adult beginners
 
  7pm-8pm
Intermediate
/advanced
  7pm-8pm
Intermediate
/advanced
 

Fees

Payments to be made weekly using our new payment administration system with EFC Asia Pacific – ask Mark for a direct debit form.

  • Bronze 2 x karate, fitness or kickboxing classes per week – $20
  • Silver 3 x karate, fitness or kickboxing classes per week – $26
  • Gold Limitless karate, fitness and/or kickboxing classes (except Black Belt Club) – $28
  • Platinum Limitless karate, fitness and/or kickboxing classes (including Black Belt Club) – $30
  • Diamond Limitless karate, fitness, kickboxing and/or BJJ classes (including Black Belt Club) – $35
  • BJJ 2 x BJJ classes per week – $25
  • Casual classes will be $15 cash on the night