Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

As the name suggests, these are the essential techniques of the ground game – the basic vocabulary upon which further training is built.  The first things you should learn to defend yourself or win a fight against a large, fiery, untrained, unrestrained opponent.

But these classes are not mere “beginners” classes.  Instead they are specifically designed to be of interest and use to everyone from absolute novices to those with years of experience.

This benefits everyone.  The novice has experienced players willing and available to assist in their learning.  While the experienced players keep their essentials sharp and their knowledge is further embedded through helping and teaching.


  1. Kieren says:

    Hi i was just enquiring if you do any gi bjj at your gym? I am coming up from blackpool next week to work for 4 weeks and i was hoping to keep up my training, i also wondered if it would be a problem that i train at a checkmat gym back home would you be ok with that? Thanks alot for the info much appreciated kieren

    • admin says:

      Hi Keiren,

      We mostly train without the gi because we believe it allows for a faster, more skillful progression. However, there are certainly some people who like to bring their gi along on occasion – normally on Saturdays.

      As for where else you train… train where you like. We’re not jealous. 🙂

  2. John Heffernan says:

    Id love to join up. How can i pay a standing order for the £45 offer. Is it ok to fill in the paper work at the class?

  3. Dave says:

    Hi William. I was wondering if I could come along along to try Bjj never done it before but would like to give it a try. I notice that you have a class on a Thursday evening that would suit me.
    I am currently a middle aged chap of forty but feel as if I still have a little life left in me yet!!

    • admin says:

      Of course you can, that’s what it’s there for.

      And as for your age? Pah! There are quite a few of us over the 35 mark and we haven’t given up the ghost quite yet.

      Come soon, and come to any class you like. You’ll have a great time.

  4. Johnson Rodgie says:

    how much would it cost for a lesson. Also i’m 15 years old so is that a good age to join. I used to do MMA for 2 years and stopped but i would like to get into bjj.

    • admin says:

      Hi, Johnson

      15 is a great age to join. As is 16, 17, 18, 19…

      The costs depend on how much you want to come to training. Come along, we’ll sort you out.


  5. Neil WIlson says:


    I’d like to come along and try a class next week sometime. A fearful novice but a fan of MMA. I’ve been putting off joining for a long time but would love to give it a go.

    What time or day is best for a begginer?



    • admin says:


      The best day to come is the day that best matches your desires and availability.

      First question: which days are you free on?
      Second question: which of those days has the classes you’d most like to do?

      As you say you’d like MMA, it would seem appropriate – if you’re free – to come to a day with MMA available. I.e. Wednesdays or Saturdays. However, if you’re not free on those days or if you don’t want to wait, come to any of the other classes. Beginners are welcome and have fun in them all.

      There’s nothing to be fearful for, only excited about. We’re a really friendly lot and you’ll have a great time.

  6. Victoria Raine says:

    I wrote a message a while back but I mustn’t have posted it properly because I can’t find it anymore ha
    So basically ive done kickboxing for quite a while and am wanting to give BJJ a go. It’s mainly lads who post on here do many women do it? Ive seen that you do different price packages. Because of the job I do there will be some weeks where I can go a few times and other where I might not be able to go even once. What price package would you suggest I go for?
    Thanks in advance

    • admin says:

      Hang on Victoria, if I’m not mistaken, I just replied a message of yours below. And if I’m doubly not-mistaken you’ve had a month of not-coming while wondering if you can come.

      Just to make it clear: of course you can come. Everyone can come. If need’s be, you can work out which price plan is best for you when you come. Come.

  7. Jordan says:


    I was wondering if I could come along to the bjj class. im 16 and have never done it before. always wanted to try it. would be interested in the Monday class at 12pm-1pm.

    • admin says:


      Yes you can indeed come along to the bjj class – that’s what they’re there for.
      I recommend you come along to the Monday class at 12-1 – as that’s the one you’d like to come to.

      Easy. 🙂

  8. Artur says:

    I am interested in Tuesday/Thursday 7am morning classes. Problem is that I start work at 8.30 so would have to leave at 8am. Does it make sense to come for an hour or the classes follow structure so I would miss too much?

    Thanks in advance

    • admin says:

      Yes, it would make sense to come along. We’re aware that people have to leave at various times in the mornings and so people tend to dribble off from between 8 and 8.30. You’ll be entirely normal in that regard.

      See you soon.

  9. W says:

    Hi looking to start bjj been interested for ages but never really had the time. Needing to try something new and find a good place. When is the best time for beginners and do you have a timetable cheers w

    • admin says:

      Hi Wayne,

      You’ve found just the right place – we’re both new to you and very, very good.

      Since you’re interested in doing bjj, the best time for you to come is to when the bjj classes are on.
      There’s a timetable on this very website. If you look at the top of the page you’ll see the words, “class times”. Click those and you’re on your way.

      Otherwise, click this link to the very same page:

      See you soon.


  10. Edgar says:


    What would be the price for BJJ for the first class? I would like to attend a class to see how things will go. Many thanks.

    P.S I accidentally posted the same in BBC page so please delete it from there.

    • admin says:


      A day pass is £10. This allows you to attend an entire day of classes – all the classes on a Tuesday, for example.

      If you would like to trial a few more classes, you can buy 5 day passes for less.

      See you soon.


  11. Chris says:

    Hi, are your BJJ classes with gi? thanks.

    • admin says:

      Nope. They’re without gi.

      Everyone say “booooo” to gi.

      Everyone say “yaaaay” to no-gi.

      Good job.

  12. Douglas says:

    Hi William

    My daughter is 14 (and 3/4) and is interested in coming to bjj. do you have an age limit?


    • admin says:

      Hi Douglas.

      I hate to say this when talking about your daughter, but age is of no concern for me.

      As long as she can hang out with adults without clamming up and disappearing into some angst-filled silence, she’s more than welcome to train with us.

      The age is irrelevant, it’s how well she handles the rest of the folk in the room that’s more important.


  13. Jamie says:

    Hi there, I’m looking at getting into martial arts for the fitness side of it as much as anything. I’m basically a complete beginner at both martial arts and fitness can you recommend a class to suit? (I was looking into jiu jitsu when I found you)
    Thanks, Jamie

    • admin says:

      I recommend you come to the first class you can come to that you’d like to try out. All classes are suitable for beginners.

      Imagine you have a menu offering a beef burger, a chicken korma, ice-cream and roast chicken. Which should you eat first?
      Answer: the one you want to eat first.

      If you have the burger today but would rather try the korma tomorrow, that’s perfectly fine. And even if you don’t like the burger, that doesn’t mean you won’t like the lovely korma – they’re very different ways to enjoy eating food.

      Given you were looking for jiu jitsu, though, wouldn’t that suggest you were looking for jiu jitsu?!

      • Adeel says:

        I did not expect to find, on this site out of all sites, one of the deepest comments I’ve ever read on the history of the internet!

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