About the Academy

As a Brazilian, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro I have learnt that BJJ is more than just a sport. It’s more than medals and podiums. Jiu-Jitsu is a lifestyle. It’s about family. Most importantly, it’s about the way you live your life every single day on and off the mats.

My philosophy is simple and has been largely shaped by my years of training between Gracie Humaita HQ and Gracie Petropolis in Brazil. That is; the practice of Jiu-Jitsu goes beyond the execution of strikes, throws, chokes, immobilisations, and submissions. A true understanding and appreciation of the Jiu-Jitsu philosophy prepares you for life and everything it throws your way. It guides you to a healthier lifestyle and the most efficient use of mental, physical, and spiritual strength. When you embrace the Gracie philosophy it becomes a way to live, a way to be a better human being.

At Melbourne Jiu-Jitsu Academy we strongly believe in building a family friendly environment. A place that embraces all students regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability in a fun, ego-free environment.

Absolutely anyone is welcome. Come down and have a roll and check it out  for yourself with a free trial class.