Melbourne Jiu-Jitsu Academy

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Want to start Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu, but unsure if it’s right for you? Come train with us for free! No obligation, no pressure!


At Melbourne Jiu-Jitsu Academy, we understand that life is busy, and circumstances can change. We understand the importance of flexibility, and offer a couple of membership options to suit various needs – we offer both a flexible ‘month- to- month’ contract, or a ‘6- month active’ contract with a few more benefits. For example, if you’re on an ‘active’ membership and need to take a break, your membership can be frozen for up -to 4 weeks a year (conditions apply).

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. Since we first opened in October 2017, I’ve been pumped to be operating Melbourne Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Prahran, Melbourne.

I was only 7- years- old when I had my first experience with martial arts training in Judo with my brother, but soon losing 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 I was 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’.

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