Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes for Beginner Adults and Children in Tameside

As a Certified Gracie University Training Centre we offer the same specially designed programs created by the Gracie family in California! Press the button below to request more information about getting started or scroll down to learn more...

Gracie Jiu Jitsu (also known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or BJJ) is one of the fastest growing martial arts in the world and considered by many as the most important martial art to learn - largely because of it's effectiveness as a system of fighting regardless of athletic ability! 
What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling-based martial art where the primary objective is to control a resisting opponent in ways that force them to submit. Due to the fact that control is generally easier on the ground than in a standing position, much of the technique of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is centred around the skill of taking an opponent down to the ground where the opponent can be rendered harmless.

Alongside the peace of mind that comes with learning self-defence, benefits for both adults and children include:

▶︎ Feel New Levels of Self-Confidence and Pride 

The confidence you build will spread to every area of your life!

▶︎ Improve Your Fitness and Get in Shape

You don't have to be in shape to get but you have to start to get in shape! 

▶︎ Become a Stronger, More Resilient Person

When you can handle the stresses of a fight, you'll have no trouble staying calm throughout the stress of life!

Perfect Programs for the Whole Family!

When taught correctly Jiu Jitsu can be one of the most rewarding journeys of your life! 
However, when taught incorrectly it can be overwhelming, frustrating and potentially dangerous - the point being that so long as you tough out your first few months, you'll be ok. This approach leads to new students not lasting long due to injury or discouragement...
The Gracie University Solution
The Gracie University in California has spent years developing specific beginner programs and as a Certified Gracie University training centre we are proud to offer these programs here in Tameside! 
We believe that Jiu Jitsu is for everyone, regardless of age, gender or athletic ability so our programs are not just 'beginner friendly' - they are specifically designed for those with absolutely zero experience in this or any other martial art.
▶︎ Structure

In a martial art where confusion and frustration are extremely common, we’ve gone to great lengths to ensure that you will enjoy our highly-structured and encouraging approach

▶︎ Safety

There is no competitive sparring in our beginner programs. As a result, you’ll have a chance to learn all the beginner techniques in a fully-cooperative environment, with like-minded training partners

▶︎ Community

When you join, you aren't just starting a new hobby, you're joining a community of people that help each other grow and provide support - you're joining a family!

"I have gained a big increase in my fitness and since I started I have lost over a stone in weight alongside building my confidence."



"The best result from training is my confidence now in defending myself if I ever had to. It's also great fun too."



Interested in learning more about our programs for adults or children?

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