Brazilian Jiu Jitsu | The Martial Arts Academy
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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu The Martial Arts Academy Tauranga

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique, taking the fight to the ground – most notably by applying joint-locks and choke holds to defeat the other person. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as "rolling") and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.

"I joined the Martial Arts Academy and started training in BJJ a year ago. Having never practiced a martial art before I wasn’t 100% sure what I had got myself into. Over the years I have competed at a high level in many different sports, both team and individual; yet training BJJ has been the single most rewarding sporting endeavour I have had the pleasure of being part of.
The team of trainers and support staff are professional and highly approachable and facilities are first rate. New comers, irrespective of age, experience or physical condition are all warmly welcomed and the camaraderie within the training group is obvious for all to see.
I would recommend the Martial Arts Academy to anyone looking for a new challenge. Come down, join in and I’ll see you on the mats".

Mathew Burton



Lukas Hainge Brazialian Jiu Jitsu BJJ arte sauve the martial arts academy

Lukas Hainge  Tauranga's Own Home-Grown Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blackbelt. (Lineage) - Carlos Gracie Snr/ Crolin Gracie/ MacGyver/ Roney 'Kabecao' Da Silva. Lukas is one of New Zealand’s most highly decorated competitors not to mention one of the most exciting to watch.

Grades and achievements:
Nathan Sowter Roger Gracie BJJ Assistant Instructor

Nathan is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple belt. Nathan won the Nationals in 2011 blue belt under 92 kg division but is admittedly a much bigger fan of the BJJ life and what it has to offer in terms of personal growth and fitness 

Having trained with many ,Nathan has an absolute passion for BJJ and loves teaching Martial arts to others.


Grades and achievements:
  • Purple Belt in BJJ

* This offer applies to new students only