Jiu Jitsu

The Gentle Art

Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an art specialising in ground fighting and grappling, developed during the early 20th Century in Brazil.

A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter will look to take their adversary to the ground, relying on positional dominance & control and to finish the encounter by applying a lock to a joint or a choke/strangle.

Our BJJ class is suitable for everyone wanting to learn grappling skills for self-defence and competition. It is one of the most effective fighting systems and a sport in its own right. It has become a staple art for many MMA fighters and can be used alongside Muay Thai to build an all-round fighting ability The class is suitable for those who want to improve their fitness, get stronger and/or lose weight. Classes are open to everyone regardless of age, fitness level or ability.

Entry level students at Fightworx Academy will learn the basic movements of BJJ including

  • Submissions – how to make someone give up
  • Positional dominance – how to control your opponent and attain a dominant position and how to fight from an inferior position
  • Defence and escapes – so you cannot be beaten

We also offer classes for children (ages 5-15)

Roger Gracie is a 10 time Jiu-Jitsu world champion and 4th Degree Black Belt. He is the grandson of the founder of the art, Carlos Gracie. Son of Mauricio Gomes and Reila Gracie. The Gracie family has been the driving force in the growth of Jiu-Jitsu and the revolution in the martial arts around the world.

All RGA Taunton BJJ Instructors are graded under Roger Gracie lineage

Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > Roger Gracie > Kevin Capel > Gary Davies

 

Schedule

Our Timetable

Jiu Jitsu

Monday

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Juniors/Teens Competition Class (5-16)

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Ladies Only – All Levels

  • Jiu Jitsu

    All Levels

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Advanced

Tuesday

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Beginners – White Belts Only

  • Jiu Jitsu

    All Levels

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Advanced – Coloured Belts Only

Wednesday

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Junior/Teens – No-Gi (8-16)

  • Jiu Jitsu

    All Levels – No-Gi

Thursday

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Beginners – White Belts Only – Gi or No-Gi

  • Jiu Jitsu

    All Levels

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Advance / Troubleshooting – Coloured Belts Only

Friday

Saturday

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Parent & Child (5-11)

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Juniors (5-11)

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Teens (11-16)

  • Jiu Jitsu

    All Levels – Competition Class

Sunday

  • Jiu Jitsu

    All Levels – No-Gi

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Open Mat

Our Team

BJJ Instructors

Gary Davies

Head BJJ Coach, Head Kid's instructor. BJJ Competition Team Coach.

Matt Male

Head MMA Instructor. Head Nogi/Wrestling Instructor. MMA Fight Team Coach.

Gary Batten

BJJ Instructor.

Sammy-Jo Lawler

Head BJJ Ladies Instructor. Kids BJJ Instructor. Kids BJJ Competition Team Coach.

Owen Jones

Kids BJJ Instructor.

Ed Jones

Kids BJJ Instructor.