ABOUT ACADEMY JIU-JITSU MELBOURNE

Academy Jiu-Jitsu Melbourne is founded upon commitment, discipline and strong positive habits.

We pride ourselves on providing high-quality training in a positive and professional environment, encouraging physical and personal development, under the guidance of friendly and experienced instructors.

We provide specialised Brazilian Jiu Jitsu programs for Adults, Teens and Kids.

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU & LIFE


The practice of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu transcends the execution of chokes, joint locks, immobilisations, throws and strikes. At Academy Jiu-Jitsu we believe a true understanding of the Jiu Jitsu philosophy prepares men, women and children for life, showing them paths to a healthier life and the most efficient use of physical, mental and spiritual strength.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

At Academy Jiu-Jitsu we teach and practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a grappling based form of self-defence developed and popularised by the Gracie family since 1925.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu comprises of a series of techniques that rely on leverage and timing. This allows a smaller and weaker individual to control a larger and stronger opponent whilst maintaining not only their own safety, but also that of their opponents.

"Jiu Jitsu is for the protection of the individual, the older man, the weak, the child, the lady and the young women – anyone who does not have the physical attributes to defend themselves."

Helio Gracie

Why Train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at AJJ Melbourne?

At its core, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the practice of problem solving. At Academy Jiu-Jitsu Melbourne you will learn how to stay focused and calm whilst working under pressure. This will provide you with the tools to overcome not only the struggles on the mats, but also the pressures and struggles of life.

Academy Jiu-Jitsu provides an environment where you can explore your strengths and weaknesses and, in turn, you will find out new and exciting things about yourself.

"Jiu Jitsu puts you completely in the moment where you must have complete focus on finding a solution to the problem. This trains the mind to build that focus, to increase your awareness, your capacity to solve problems."

Rickson Gracie

Why Train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at AJJ Melbourne?

At its core, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the practice of problem solving. At Academy Jiu-Jitsu Melbourne you will learn how to stay focused and calm whilst working under pressure. This will provide you with the tools to overcome not only the struggles on the mats, but also the pressures and struggles of life.

Academy Jiu-Jitsu Melbourne provides an environment where you can explore your strengths and weaknesses and, in turn, you will find out new and exciting things about yourself.

"Jiu Jitsu puts you completely in the moment where you must have complete focus on finding a solution to the problem. This trains the mind to build that focus, to increase your awareness, your capacity to solve problems."

Rickson Gracie
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PROGRAMS

Adults Program - Self Defense

Adults Program

Our adults program is designed around an effective set of core self-defence concepts and techniques that can be learned and implemented by students from all walks of life.

Beyond the fundamental and advanced techniques practiced at our Academy, Jiu Jitsu is a powerful tool for personal development and self-actualization.

You will learn how to defend yourself and even learn how to avoid the confrontation all together, in a welcoming communal environment.

"In life, when presented with any situation, breathe, take your time, focus and then decide what to do."

Rickson Gracie

Teens Program

Our teens program incorporates the fundamental concepts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in a safe and exciting environment. Our instructors focus on creating a positive and non-threatening environment.

This allows teenagers and young adults to develop their physical, technical and personal skills. The "never give up" attitude embedded in Academy’s culture is the advantage you will have when dealing with your studies and life demands.

"Study is a lifelong pursuit."

Rickson Gracie
Teens Program - Self Defense

Teens Program

Our teens program incorporates the fundamental concepts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in a safe and exciting environment. Our instructors focus on creating a positive and non-threatening environment.

This allows teenagers and young adults to develop their physical, technical and personal skills. The "never give up" attitude embedded in Academy’s culture is the advantage you will have when dealing with your studies and life demands.

"Study is a lifelong pursuit."

Rickson Gracie
Kids Program - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Kids Program

Led by our highly experienced instructors, our kids program aims to teach a safe and fun form of self-defence as well as develop self-confidence, self-discipline and the skills to work under pressure.

Through a series of games and exercises, as well as healthy competition, our young students will develop positive characteristics that will help them succeed beyond the walls of Academy Jiu-Jitsu.

OUR TEAM


Head Instructor - DC
David "DC" Christopher
Head Instructor

David Christopher is the head instructor at Academy Jiu-Jitsu. DC is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and has been training since 2003.

He has extensive and specialised teaching experience and has an incredible ability to explain the most complex techniques in a way that every student can understand.

DC is a member of the Gracie Cincinnati Pedro Sauer team in the United States and the Will/Machado team in Melbourne. He has sought instruction from the masters of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu being, Rickson Gracie, Relson Gracie, Roger Gracie, Pedro Sauer, Marcelo Garcia, Robert Drysdale and the Machado brothers.

He commands and runs a friendly learning environment where he provides the highest quality of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction you could find anywhere in Melbourne.

Instructor - Dylan
Dylan Hewitt
Instructor

Dylan is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and has been training since 2009.

While completing his law degree at Monash University, Dylan spent time training as a member of the Will/Machado team. He considers the skills he learned through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to have been an asset throughout the course of his academic studies.

Dylan specialises in teaching kids and teens and aims to help his students strengthen their skills in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and, subsequently, life skills.

Instructor - Scott
Scott Barwick
Instructor

Scott is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt and has been training since 2011.

His calm and patient nature, combined with his willingness to invest unlimited time into his students’ progress, has made him a beloved coach at the Academy.

Scott leads the morning classes, and with his guidance, students of all levels develop their skills and sharpen their techniques.

Instructor - Jayden
Jayden Stewart
Instructor

Jayden is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt and has been training since 2016.

Jayden is the first on the mat and the last to leave. He willingness to go the extra mile to help his students improve their techniques ensures the standard of excellence he holds is passed down to the next generation.

Jayden’s broad technical expertise is an invaluable resource to the entire Academy team, and every student that has an opportunity to learn from Jayden is always better for it.

Instructor - Ella
Ella Mackenzie
Instructor

Ella is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt and has been training since 2016.

Ella is a local secondary school teacher, empowering every student to build a solid base for their self-defence and ensures Jiu-Jitsu is accessible for everyone.

Ella leads the women’s only program, and provides general support to all other programs at the Academy.

Instructor - Jasper
Jasper Buck
Instructor

Jasper is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blue belt and has been training since 2020.

In parallel to his Jiu Jitsu journey, Jasper is also an avid local amateur MMA competitor and a qualified Fitness and Personal trainer (Cert III and IV).

Jasper leads the Striking 101 program, and dedicated to crafting dynamic and interactive classes that captivate and motivate our students to improve their fundamental base before moving on to more advanced techniques.


TIMETABLE

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
6 AM
Foundations
6:30-7:30 am
Brazillian Jiu Jitsu
6:30-7:30 am
Brazillian Jiu Jitsu
(No-Gi)
6:30-7:30 am
Brazillian Jiu Jitsu
6:30-7:30 am
Brazillian Jiu Jitsu
6:30-7:30 am
7 AM
Open Mat
7:30-8:00 am
Open Mat
7:30-8:00 am
Open Mat
7:30-8:00 am
Open Mat
7:30-8:00 am
Open Mat
7:30-8:00 am
8 AM
Kids: Cubs
(5yo to 8yo)
8:30-9:15 am
9 AM
Kids: Lions
(8yo to 12yo)
9:15-10:00 am
10 AM Teens
(+12yo)
10:00-10:45 am
11 AM Open Mat
11:00 am-1:00 pm
12 PM
1 PM
Women Only
1:30-2:30pm
2 PM
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
4 PM Kids: Cubs
(5yo to 8yo)
4:00-4:45 pm
Kids: Cubs
(5yo to 8yo)
4:00-4:45 pm
Kids: Cubs No-Gi
(5yo to 8yo)
4:00-4:45 pm
Kids: Cubs
(5yo to 8yo)
4:00-4:45 pm
Kids: Lions
(8yo to 12yo)
4:45-5:30 pm
Kids: Lions
(8yo to 12yo)
4:45-5:30 pm
Kids: Lions No-Gi
(8yo to 12yo)
4:45-5:30 pm
Kids: Lions
(8yo to 12yo)
4:45-5:30 pm
5 PM
Striking 101
5:30-6:15 pm
Teens
(+12yo)
5:30-6:15 pm
Teens No-Gi
(+12yo)
5:30-6:15 pm
Teens
(+12yo)
5:30-6:15 pm
6 PM Striking 101
6:00-7:00 pm
Skills & Drills
6:15-7:00 pm
Skills & Drills
6:15-7:00 pm
Standup Grappling
(No-Gi)
6:15-7:00 pm
Skills & Drills
6:15-7:00 pm
7 PM Foundations
7:00-7:45 pm
Brazillian Jiu Jitsu
7:00-7:45 pm
Brazillian Jiu Jitsu
(No-Gi)
7:00-7:45 pm
Brazillian Jiu Jitsu
7:00-7:45 pm
No-Gi Foundations
7:00-7:45 pm
Open Mat
7:45-8:30 pm
Open Mat
7:45-8:30 pm
Open Mat
7:45-8:30 pm
Open Mat
7:45-8:30 pm
Open Mat
7:45-8:30 pm
8 PM

TIMETABLE


Monday

  • Foundations
    6.30 am - 7.30 am
  • Open Mat
    7.30 am - 8.00 am
  • Kids: Cubs
    (5yo to 8yo)
    4.00 pm - 4.45 pm
  • Kids: Lions
    (8yo to 12yo)
    4.45 pm - 5.30 pm
  • Striking 101
    5.30 pm - 6:15 pm
  • Skills & Drills
    6.15 pm - 7.00 pm
  • Foundations
    7.00 pm - 7.45 pm
  • Open Mats
    7.45 pm - 8.30 pm

Tuesday

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    6.30 am - 7.30 am
  • Open Mat
    7.30 am - 8.00 am
  • Kids: Cubs
    (5yo to 8yo)
    4.00 pm - 4.45 pm
  • Kids: Lions
    (8yo to 12yo)
    4.45 pm - 5.30 pm
  • Teens (+12yo)
    5.30 pm - 6.15 pm
  • Skills & Drills
    6.15 pm - 7.00 pm
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    7.00 pm - 7.45 pm
  • Open Mat
    7.45 pm - 8.30 pm

Wednesday

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    (No-Gi)
    6.30 am - 7.30 am
  • Open Mat
    7.30 am - 8.00 am
  • Kids: Cubs No-Gi
    (5yo to 8yo)
    4.00 pm - 4.45 pm
  • Kids: Lions No-Gi
    (8yo to 12yo)
    4.45 pm - 5.30 pm
  • Teens No-Gi (+12yo)
    5.30 pm - 6.15 pm
  • Standup Grappling
    (No-Gi)
    6.15 pm - 7.00 pm
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    (No-Gi)
    7.00 pm - 7.45 pm
  • Open Mat
    7.45 pm - 8.30 pm

Thursday

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    6.30 am - 7.30 am
  • Open Mat
    7.30 am - 8.00 am
  • Kids: Cubs
    (5yo to 8yo)
    4.00 pm - 4.45 pm
  • Kids: Lions
    (8yo to 12yo)
    4.45 pm - 5.30 pm
  • Teens (+12yo)
    5.30 pm - 6.15 pm
  • Skills & Drills
    6.15 pm - 7.00 pm
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    7.00 pm - 7.45 pm
  • Open Mat
    7.45 pm - 8.30 pm

Friday

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    6.30 am - 7.30 am
  • Open Mat
    7.30 am - 8.00 am
  • Striking 101
    6.00 pm - 7.00 pm
  • No-Gi Foundations
    7.00 pm - 7.45 pm
  • Open Mat
    7.45 pm - 8.30 pm

Saturday

  • Kids: Cubs
    (5yo to 8yo)
    8.30 am - 9.15 am
  • Kids: Lions
    (8yo to 12yo)
    9.15 am - 10.00 am
  • Teens
    (+12yo)
    10.00 am - 10.45 am
  • Open Mat
    11.00 am - 1.00 pm
  • Women Only
    1.30 pm - 2.30 pm

GET IN TOUCH WITH US


How to get to Academy Jiu-Jitsu?
  • Camberwell Station is a two minute walk away.
  • Route 72 stops right out front.
  • Plenty of on-street parking available.

Level 1
 25 Cookson Street
 Camberwell, VIC 3124
 (Entry via Holly Street)

0410 567 659

info@academyjiujitsu.com.au

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