Our Kids’ program is divided into the following age groups:
Play-Jitsu: 3 - 5 years
Jits-Kids: 6 - 12 years
The Jits-Kids class is divided into two groups to adapt to the children's physical and mental capabilities. From 13 years of age, kids can participate in the adults class.
Children will develop physical abilities while gaining confidence and improving concentration.
Besides self-defence and BJJ skills, they will learn to respect authority and to cooperate, as well as, develop a strong sense of team belonging.
This program consists of BJJ practice in the Gi (Kimono). It is divided into two skill levels: fundamentals and advanced. Throughout their journey, students are graded according to their skill level. Students can attend all classes, however, we recommend to first focus on the fundamentals, as the advanced class teaches more complex techniques, for which a basic understanding and mastery of BJJ is required. This program will teach you effective self-defence, basic to high level of BJJ and take-downs. It will improve your physical fitness and mental clarity, increase your self-confidence and lead you to a healthier lifestyle.
This program teaches BJJ without Gi. No Gi has become increasingly popular in the past years due to the increase of interest in leg locks amongst BJJ practitioners. No Gi techniques are very effectively applied in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) where gripping of textile is illegal. Being more dynamic than BJJ in the Gi, this program will help you improve your speed and teach techniques that do not involve gripping of the Gi.
While we believe that women are as capable as men, we understand the need to create a safe, women’s only space to develop competency and confidence. This program teaches self-defence techniques for women and the fundamentals of BJJ. It provides the opportunity for women to practice their skills with other women, improve their fitness level and gain more self-confidence. Women of all ages and abilities are welcome!
MORE ABOUT MYBJJ BRISBANE
WHERE STUDENTS COME FIRST
At the heart of everything we do is our passion for teaching BJJ and our commitment to our students. This is why we emphasize safety, respect, discipline, community and hygiene. We strongly believe that our values, inspired by traditional martial arts, are becoming increasingly important as they seem to be disappearing in our modern society.
At myBJJ Brisbane we pride ourselves in delivering high quality programs that will allow individuals to reach their full potential. Our instructors are seasoned practitioners of many years and competitors who have won mentionable national and international titles.
myBJJ Brisbane is affiliated with myBJJ International Association founded in 2010 by Mario Sergio Yokoyama, black belt under the late Ryan Gracie. Today, myBJJ is represented by academies and affiliations in Australia, New Zealand and Japan, with Korea and USA to follow soon.
Being part of myBJJ International Association, our students have the opportunity to train at other myBJJ academies when travelling within Australia or overseas.
myBJJ Brisbane is located in the heart of Brisbane, only 10min from the CBD, in Fortitude Valley. Amenities include 100sqm mat area, change rooms, a shower, bathrooms, seating for visitors and a kid’s play area.
WHAT IS BJJ?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on ground fighting. Also known as “The Gentle Art”, it does not involve any striking techniques. BJJ has its roots in traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu and Judo and has developed into an own art through innovations, practices and adaptations. The concept of BJJ is that a weaker, smaller person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger opponent by taking the fight to the ground and applying joint locks and chokeholds. This is why BJJ has been proven to be very effective for self-defence.
DO I NEED TO BE FIT TO START?
No. It is a common misconception that one needs to be fit to start the practice of martial arts. There is a wide variety of BJJ students in terms of physical fitness, ability, age and body type. Everyone trains according to their abilities and with time physical fitness will improve provided training is consistent. Through regular practice, tremendous physical improvements and a high fitness level can be achieved.
AM I TOO OLD FOR BJJ?
Never. No matter your age, you can begin your BJJ journey. You can adapt your training to your own physical capabilities and achieve a high level in BJJ through consistent training even if you started at an advanced age. At myBJJ Brisbane, we insist that training partners respect each other’s abilities and allow their training partners to safely practice the sport. Given that this martial art was designed for weaker/smaller individuals, it involves techniques that can be practiced by everyone.
IS PRACTICING BJJ SAFE?
At myBJJ Brisbane we pride ourselves in having a strong focus on safety. We ensure that students only practice techniques that are within their skill level and our training instructions make our students aware of any risks that training BJJ involves. Only when students have attained a competent level of BJJ fundamentals, they will be allowed to participate in live training/sparring. Given that BJJ is a combative contact sport, risk of injury exists but through our instructions and education, it is kept at a minimum level.
WHAT ARE YOUR MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS?
myBJJ Brisbane offers multiple membership options to suit everyone’s needs and busy schedules. You can choose from unlimited BJJ classes, 2 classes per week or a 10-classes pass. Contracts can be cancelled at any time with 2 weeks' notice and have no minimum term. For kids, similar options are available. We offer family discounts and a FREE 1-WEEK TRIAL*. Please enquire to receive more information.
*Available for adults and kids. Brisbane residents, only.
WHY SHOULD I DO BJJ?
A whole book can be written about the benefits of BJJ but let’s try to summarise them as follows:
Besides improving your physical fitness, getting in the best shape of your life, adopting a healthy life style, becoming more self-confident, building character and learning how to defend yourself, you will also make great friends and join a friendly community of like-minded individuals.
Awesome bjj gym located in the heart of Fortitude Valley. Prof. Richard is an excellent teacher with a tonne of experience both local and international. Highly recommended for beginners through to expert!
My daughter and I are new to BJJ - Both Prof and Coach have been excellent, knowledgeable and patient. Couldn’t have asked for a better introduction. Says a lot when your 14 yo loves it. 👍