Apex MMA: Jiu-Jitsu

The Gentle Art

Apex MMA

Jiu-Jitsu Program Details

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is a Brazilian martial art, combat sport, and self-defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was developed from Kodokan judo ground fighting (newaza) fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie and Luiz França in Rio de Janeiro by Mitsuyo Maeda. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu eventually came to be its own defined combat sport through the innovations, practices, and adaptation of judo. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is widely considered to be one of the most effective martial arts for self-defense.

Benefits of Jiu-Jitsu

It’s great exercise

It’s a form of self defence

You’ll be part of a new community

It develops your problem solving skills

It develops your ability to deal with pressure

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaches the smaller person how to defend themselves against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper technique. The goal of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is to use leverage and leverage alone to submit your opponent. This means that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an ideal martial art for self-defense because size and strength are not a factor.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu also trains your mind along with your body. When you are sparring or rolling with someone in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you have to be constantly thinking about what your next move is going to be and how you can counter your opponent’s moves. This mental exercise can help you in other aspects of your life where you have to think quickly and make decisions under pressure.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is also a great workout. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an aerobic and anaerobic workout because it includes short bursts of energy (anaerobic) followed by periods of rest (aerobic). This type of workout is great for burning fat and building muscle.

Overall, there are many reasons why you should start training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an effective martial art for self-defense, it teaches you how to think quickly and make decisions under pressure, and it is a great workout. So what are you waiting for? Come try a class today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need any experience?

One of the great things about martial arts is that it is accessible to people of all ages and experience levels. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned athlete, there is a martial art that is right for you. Of course, if you have no experience, you may initially feel intimidated. But there is no need to worry. Our beginner classes will introduce you to the rules in a safe and welcoming manner.

Do I Need To Be Fit To Start?

We have classes for all skill levels and fitness types. Whether you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced practitioner - we'll make sure to keep your needs in mind during class! Our technique drilling sessions are coupled with rest rounds, so everyone has enough time to catch up on oxygen while still getting an intense workout without feeling too beaten down by it. If there's something about training at an intensity which isn't quite working out just how prefer, then let one of our coaches know because they can adjust certain aspects depending on what works best tailored towards YOUR specific wants/needs.

How Safe is Training?

One of our most popular classes is sparring. It's not compulsory, but it usually doesn't hurt to take advantage! We have very few injuries here at APEX MMA because people are always prepared and cautious when they come in contact with others during training sessions as they recognise them as teammates.

What do I need to Start?

In your first class, please wear a tight-fitting shirt and shorts with no zips or pockets. You will also need a water bottle, and towel and we will provide a loan of a Gi for trial classes.

When Do You Offer Classes

We run classes in the morning, lunchtime and evening. To find out what times are available for the individual art you wish to train then please view our timetable.

7-Day Free TRIAL

Contact Us for a Free 7 Day Trial at APEX MMA, including our introductory beginner classes.


Our Beginners classes will teach you the core concepts of Jiu-Jitsu and give you a perfectly paced introduction to the APEX MMA system.