Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Cairns’ largest and longest running Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy, with ten Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts
What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
Referred to as “The Gentle Art” Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is ideal for men, women and children.
The overall fighting strategy of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is designed to equip a physically smaller or weaker individual with an effective method of defending against a larger and stronger attacker.
When applying BJJ techniques, leverage is paramount, as leverage is the secret to the amplification and most efficient use of force.
BJJ also has the most developed methods of fighting while on one’s back, a position weaker fighters will often find themselves in, when attacked.
Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes
We run classes 7 days a week at different times of the day. This includes juniors and adults. Beginners are most welcome to any class, but we do also have dedicated beginners classes.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is popular with everyone!
We are proud to have a large number of female members participating in our classes.
You can be comfortable and build your confidence in this male dominated sport.
Here are some of our ladies being led by Claudia Pudelko (in the middle with the purple belt!).
One of the most common positions in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is fantastic to learn for self-defence if you were to be attacked and thrown to the ground.
What to wear in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class
“Gi” classes are taught wearing a “Gi” sometimes referred to as a “Kimono” and is more sport focused using the gi to perform various chokes and submissions.
“No Gi” classes are taught wearing normal workout type clothing and is more dynamic and fast-paced due to the reduced ability to create “holds” without the “Gi”. Shorts and rash guard shirt is ideal to wear however a normal close-fitting t-shirt can also be worn.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do the gradings work?
When you get a belt with us, that belt is recognised anywhere in the world. You can be confident of your level against other Jiu Jitsu players.
How many belts are there?
There are 5. White, blue, purple, brown and black.
Everyone starts on white. A black belt generally takes a minimum of 10 years to achieve training 3 times a week.
Belts also have a stripe system and there are 4 stripes per belt. Black belts also get degrees.
How often should I train?
2 times a week is required to see progress. 3 times a week is ideal.
Our champions train 5-6 times a week.
Can I compete?
We encourage our students to compete as much as possible as it accelerates their progress, however there is no obligation to do so.
We offer in-house competitions to get some experience, and also hold 2 official regional competitions.
Our team of athletes and coaches also travel to the major competitions around Australia and Internationally.
Our Jiu Jitsu Community
We are committed to a relaxed, family-friendly, ego-free community and hope all who come to learn BJJ with us feel that they are in their second home and enjoy close camaraderie with their fellow team mates.
With Cairns and North Queensland’s highest ranked instructors we are confident that you will be in the most capable hands..now it’s just up to you!
**To ensure you learn authentic BJJ you should check that your school/ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy is a member of the governing body established to monitor official academies and their ranks.
The governing body is called the Australian Federation of Brazilian Jiu jitsu (AFBJJ). We have been a long term member of the AFBJJ since 1997 and uphold it’s high standards.