The first BJJ academy was opened by the Gracie brothers in Brazil in 1925 – and since then has developed globally.
It’s a martial art, combat sport and self-defence system that focuses on the ability of a smaller, weaker person to successfully defend against a larger, stronger opponent. Based in ground fighting, BJJ also teaches take-down techniques and submissions through the use of locks and chokes, and is particularly effective when needing to fight from laying down.
Our fun and sociable BJJ classes offer a wide range of benefits, including:
Improved fitness and muscle tone
Massively boosted self-esteem
There are 9 belts to progress through before attempting the coveted black belts. These grades cover a full syllabus of BJJ training which teach increasing levels of technical knowledge and practical skill.
BJJ Class Times
19.45-21.15 - BJJ - 12 years +
20.00-21.30 - BJJ - 12 years +
19.00-20.30 - BJJ - 12 years +
19.00-20.30 - BJJ Open Mat - 7 years +
In addition to our regular BJJ classes, Arlans Siqueira 2nd degree BJJ black belt, the UK's first and our head BJJ instructor, also teaches his BJJ Masterclass every other Sunday afternoon.
Why train at SDSMA?
All of our instructors are current or former champions with years of professional teaching experience – so whether you’re a complete beginner or a lapsed former BJJ student you’ll be in safe hands at SDSMA.