Melbourne Jiu-Jitsu Academy

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Women's Empowerment Self-Defence Course

6 week course kicks of Saturday April 7th 08:30-09:30

This women-only, hands on course is suitable for girls and women of all fitness levels (13 years+). It has been specifically designed to give you an introduction into some basic and practical self-defence techniques and skills.

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu was developed for one purpose; self-defence and is founded on simple and instinctive movements. Today, it’s the one of the fastest growing martial arts. The ability to defeat an opponent, regardless of their size and without the use of violence has empowered students of Jiu-Jitsu both mentally and physically.

When you can recognise and respond to potentially dangerous situations, you’re naturally more confident, and less likely to become a target of crime.

This 6 week course costs $60 and is made up of 6 x 1hr classes which will be taught by black-belt and academy owner; Ivan Voronoff.

Places are limited.

To reserve a spot sign up using the link below.

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-Unlimited kids classes for $25 per week

-No lock in contract

-No joining fee

-Free Melbourne Jiu-Jitsu Academy T.Shirt

-The ability to freeze your membership for 4 weeks per calendar year*



      Want to try before you buy? Bring the kids in for a free trial


We have a range of membership options to suit various needs; 2 classes per week, 3 classes per week or unlimited. At Melbourne Jiu-Jitsu Academy we understand that life is busy and circumstances can change. So we want to be as flexible as possible.  If you’re heading off on holidays or need to take a break your membership can be frozen at any time (conditions apply), and we don’t have any lock in contracts. We only request that if you wish to terminate your membership you give us 30 days’ notice in writing.

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ page or get in touch for more information.

About Ivan

I was born and raised in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. I’m a 1st degree black belt under professor Breno Angelo of Gracie Humaita Petropolis. I’m pumped to have opened Melbourne Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Prahran.

I was only 7 years old when I had my first experience with martial arts. I trained Judo with my brother, but soon lost interest. Later, I was introduced to Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a 14 year old but continued to float between different sports and martial arts. It wasn’t until around 17 years that I began to take my Jiu-Jitsu seriously.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Kids

At Melbourne Jiu-Jitsu academy our kids program focuses on making self-defence and physical education fun. We use conditioning and skill-oriented games to engage and challenge kids.

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu kids program is not just about the physical benefits for your child. It will also teach them valuable life skills such as confidence, courtesy, focus, discipline, team work, mental strength, and self-control.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Adults

Helio Gracie developed the principles of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. It gives the weaker the ability and the confidence to defeat stronger and heavier opponents. The discipline was advanced by his son Royler. Now, Ivan continues those teachings here in Melbourne. At Melbourne Jiu-Jitsu Academy you will learn the fundamentals of this martial art, often referred to as ‘The gentle art’.


Thought of starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu but are unsure if you would like this Martial Art? Come train with us for free. Without obligation, no pressure!!