WarrnamboolBrazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes

Building confidence through self-defence. Committed to the community. Dedicated to succeed.

Warrnambool Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes cater to everyone — men, women, and children — no matter their experience or aspirations. From kids wishing to develop their self-confidence and self-esteem, to adults wishing to learn practical self-defence, make new friends or improve their level of fitness.

At Warrnambool Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, we aim to create a positive and nurturing environment at our gym where no matter your age, gender or ability. We build on your foundations to provide you with a well-structured BJJ program with lessons that suit your self-defence requirements. By teaching you effective and realistic self-defence skills, you’ll remain calm and in control of the situation as well as give you strategies to identify and overcome the situation.

Warrnambool Brazilian Jiu Jitsu not only teaches martial arts we also educate and explain the use of force principles and the levels of force that can be used in real-life self-defence applications (reasonable force versus excessive force).

When you join our BJJ club, you’re welcomed with open arms and feel the warmth of the club when you step through the doors. When you commence your training with us, it’ll be an experience unlike anything else you have tried before. No matter your goals, your BJJ journey awaits with us at Warrnambool Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

As a beginner at Warrnambool Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you’ll learn the basic foundations of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – posture and balance, basic positions and transitioning between these positions. This then takes your learning into submissions and sweeps.

As you progress, your content knowledge increases and you’ll learn more advanced and technical positions, submissions, passes and sweeps.

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Training at Warrnambool Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a great way for you to stay fit and healthy but also a great way to stay in contact with others from the same community as you.

We recommend that people try and make it to class at least twice a week. The more the better. Frequent training is the key when you’re first learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as you start to understand the foundations of BJJ and how/where it can be applied. The more often you attend, the more information you’ll be able to retain and apply the techniques correctly.

We look forward to sharing the knowledge with you. See you on the mats!

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It’s not how good your Jiu-Jitsu is but how good Jiu-Jitsu is for you

- Caio Terra, BJJ World Champion

OurClasses & Programs

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Benefits ofBrazillian Jiu Jitsu

  • Learning the most effective non-violent method of self defence
  • Building your confidence through understanding your potential
  • Building your patience, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Improving mental and physical wellbeing through an active sport
  • Making friends and training with like minded people in our community focused club
  • Training in an inclusive environment for all ages and genders
  • An activity the whole family can get involved in
  • Kids learn discipline and respect for others in a structured environment
  • Remaining calm in pressure situations
  • Our training is 100% focused on pure Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques
  • Weight loss and getting into shape

Passionate about Brazilian Jiu JitsuInclusive community club

Warrnambool Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the only pure Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club in the great South West of Victoria. Warrnambool Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is dedicated to delivering you the highest level of instruction in an environment that is inclusive to all. Our club prides itself on being friendly and welcoming to all new and existing members which makes our community focused club what it is today.

Warrnambool Brazilian Jiu Jitsu's head coach is a qualified teacher and has worked in the Emergency Services sector as a first responder for over fifteen years.

With his experience, passion, knowledge and dedication our head coach provides classes that are structured and inclusive. Classes not only cover techniques but also give an understanding the levels of force that can be used to defend ones self.

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Our Reviews

Reuben P. ★★★★★ Great place to train. They ave a great kids and a great adult program with a good mix of weight categories.Response from the ownerThanks for the review Reuben 🙏🏻 🤩 Rhianna B. ★★★★★ I’ve just recently started at Warrnambool BJJ and am really enjoying it, everyone is very welcoming. Matt and the crew are great teachers, very supportive and have a lot of knowledge. Highly recommended for anyone starting out.Response from the ownerHi Rhianna, we appreciate the kind words and review you’ve given the club. It’s awesome to hear you’re enjoying the 6 week beginners program 🤩👍 Ty G. ★★★★★ I’ve been attending classes here for almost 6 weeks now and I’m absolutely loving it. The coaching is excellent, all the people are friendly and respectful, and it’s all held in a controlled and safe environment.One of the best decisions I’ve made was to start training hereResponse from the ownerAwesome to see your progress since taking up our 6 week beginners program Ty. Thanks for your kind words and glad your enjoying your BJJ journey with us 🤙🏼😊 Corey V ★★★★★ Absolutely loving the classes, Coach and the other instructors are so patient and full of knowledge! I had always wanted to get back into Martial Arts and I know I’ve made the right choice with WBJJ! OSS!Response from the ownerThanks Corey 🤩 🙏🏻Fantastic to hear your loving your BJJ experience with us. It’s awesome to see your progress since starting your journey in our 6 week beginners program 🤙🏼 Kate H. ★★★★★ Thanks Matt and team for a great 2023. Love the structure, methodology behind the technique and the fun for all participantsResponse from the ownerThanks for the positive review Kate. It’s awesome to see your son’s enjoyment & enthusiasm in every class he attends 🤩 Che G. ★★★★★ Exceptional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training and Community.From the moment I stepped into the gym, I was greeted with a sense of community and respect.The instructors at warrnambool BJJ are not only highly skilled and knowledgeable but also incredibly patient and encouraging. They pay close attention to each student, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their skill level, gets the guidance and support they need. The classes are well-structured, providing a perfect balance between technique, rolling, and physical conditioning.5 stars, would recommend, For self defence, fitness and confidence.Response from the ownerThanks for the awesome review 🤩We’re thrilled to hear you like what the club has to offer & welcomes new members like family 😊 James G. ★★★★★ Response from the ownerThanks for the review James. We’re glad you’re enjoying your 6wk beginner BJJ program with us 😊 Christopher S. ★★★★★ Great lessons 👌 good to to see kids having a blast whilst learningResponse from the ownerThanks for the review Chris 👍 good to see your son is having an awesome time on the mats 😊 Charles G. ★★★★★ Great positive atmosphere, classes are easy to digest and well explained with plenty of guidance provided throughout the lessons. Matt and the rest of the crew made me feel right at home as soon as I first walked in the door. Can’t recommend the place enoughResponse from the ownerThanks for the kind words Charlie we really appreciate them 🙏🏻We’re glad you’re enjoying your BJJ journey 😊 Adam S. ★★★★★ Great coaching + great atmosphere 10/10Response from the ownerThanks for the review Adam 👍 Bryn H ★★★★★ Dropped in for Open mat on a Thursday night while travelling through Warrnambool. Great crew and good rolls. Looking forward to coming back next time I’m in Warrnambool 🤟Response from the ownerThanks for dropping by Bryn. You’re welcome back anytime 😊 Ellie M. ★★★★★ Very welcoming gym, well as inclusive and kind. Thanks for letting me come in and have some rounds with you all.Response from the ownerMore than welcome anytime Ellie. Glad you had fun and enjoyed your time with us. See you again soon 😊 Callum B. ★★★★★ Came in the other day for a trial, the crew were very welcoming and were one big happy family. I felt super welcomed and enjoyed it thoroughly. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to have a go or even someone who's moved to the Warrnambool region with a BJJ background.Thanks Matt for a great training session, I am officially hooked!Response from the ownerThanks for the kind words Callum. Glad you enjoyed your experience with us 😊 Jordan C. ★★★★★ I visited this gym while travelling down from Melbourne for a weekend and wanted somewhere to roll. Extremely responsive staff who helped me come in for an open mat. The students were highly technical and made me feel welcome. Will definitely be dropping in again!Response from the ownerThanks for dropping in Jordan as well as the posit feedback 🤙🏼 Zach M. ★★★★★ Love everything about this place. Approachable for all skill levels, great coaches and well structured lessons. From day one I have felt welcomed and enjoy every roll 👍Response from the ownerGlad your enjoying your journey Zach. Thanks for the positive review 🤙🏼 Mick B. ★★★★★ Awesome place to train. Great atmosphere, coach and team.Response from the ownerCheers thanks Mick. Thanks for being apart of the club and the grey review 🤙🏼 Matthew M. ★★★★★ My son started with Matt a few months ago, and since the start of his program I have seen a massive change in him. Not only in his ability’s physically but even his state of mind.I highly recommend this for anyone.The club is easily approachable, easy to access, friendly and willing to work with you.I look forward to the coming years!Osu!Response from the ownerHi Matt, thanks for the positive feedback about our program and we're glad your son is enjoying himself :) Zac B. ★★★★★ We started our 5-year-old son with Warrnambool bjj late last year and he has loved it so much that we drive an hour to attend the classes.The gym is clean and well-kept. The coaches are all approachable, knowledgeable and very good with the kids.I would highly recommend anyone else interested in BJJ, to get in touch with the club and check it out.Response from the ownerThanks for the kind words Zac. We’re glad your son loves attending and being apart of it 😊 Cameron K ★★★★★ Dropped in for some rolls while on holiday and and was welcomed by a great group of guys, thanks for having me and hopefully I'll get the chance to drop in againResponse from the ownerWelcome back anytime mate. Thanks for dropping in 🤙🏼 Kelly S ★★★★★ Highly recommend getting down to Warrnambool Jujitsu. We called in for a roll while on holidays, Matt was easy to chat too and welcomed the boys into the gym. He showed them some new moves and helped with their technique all while keeping it light and fun. Definitely be visiting again. Cheers Matt.Response from the ownerThanks for the kind words and the positive review Kelly. Glad the boys had fun 😊 feel free to pop in again when you’re in town 🤙🏼 Suzy M. ★★★★★ Matt (and Tim) did a wonderful job hosting my son’s birthday. He kept 16 very excited little boys entertained with a mix of energetic games and fun Jiu Jitsu based exercises. Thank you very much, everyone had a great time!Response from the ownerHi Suzy and thanks for the positive response. We’re glad the birthday party was a hit for all involved 😊 Amy S. ★★★★★ I have only been taking my 6 year old son here for a short time, but in that time he has built confidence and is striving to improve his basic skills. Matt is very patient and attentive to all the kids and ensures all are correctly manoeuvring to avoid injury.Response from the ownerHi Amy, thanks for the positive review.Glad we are able to help your son grow in confidence and improve his skills 😊 Chris B. ★★★★★ Patient, welcoming and very professional. Mattand the team have guided our daughter to bemuch more confident, while also teaching respectand solid core values that any parent wouldappreciate. Groups are small so no one is leftbehind, and the excitement on our girls face whenshe learns a new move is cherishable.Response from the ownerThanks for the positive review Chris. So glad your daughter is enjoying herself in our program and growing as a person 😊 Tom C. ★★★★★ Great place to learn jui-jitsu with a friendly group of people 😊Response from the ownerThanks for the positive feedback Tom 😊 petra van V. ★★★★★ Jiu Jitsu was quite a new sport for us when our son started a couple of years ago. It is very hands on, which we weren’t really used to, but very realistic though and helpful in real life situations. The club is great in building the kids self confidence. Teachers are skilful and helpful and nice to every kid that’s there. I would highly recommend the sport and the club to anyone. Our son enjoys going every week, has made nice friends along the way and is turning into a strong young lad. What more can you ask for.Response from the ownerThanks for the kind words and positive review Petra 😊 Cameron B. ★★★★★ Trained with Coach Matt and the crew while holidaying in Warrnambool for a couple of weeks. I was made to feel very welcome and comfortable, a very friendly club who are more than happy to share ideas and techniques. Matt is very professional with how he operates and a great communicator. I’ll be back next summer!Cameron BealeResponse from the ownerThanks for the review Cameron. It’s been awesome having you. Thanks for dropping by and catch up soon 🤙🏼 Anthony ★★★★★ Friendly people, great sport. I’d definitely recommend giving it a go. Great for mental and physical health too.Response from the ownerThanks for the review Anthony. Thanks again for dropping in. You’re welcome anytime 🤙🏼 Hope H. ★★★★★ Our son has recently joined the club at the start of the year. Through out this year we have seen his confidence grow. He looks forward to Judo classes and he has so much fun. His coordination has also improved immensely.Response from the ownerHi Hope,Glad your son has benefitted from our kids program. We’ve enjoyed having him.Thanks for the positive review 😊 Megan J. ★★★★★ Response from the ownerThanks for the positive review Megan 😊 Jessica C. ★★★★★ The coaches at Warrnambool Brazilian Jiu Jitsu have been nothing but professional and welcoming coaches. Our teenage daughter started at the club late in the year and already loves attending the classes which she looks forward to every week.I would highly recommend Warrnambool Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to any parent considering it for their child or any teen or adult considering Jiu Jitsu lessons. The classes install valuable skills of discipline, self confidence, fitness and self defence, which are all gained in a safe, fun and welcoming community. Highly recommended 👌 😃Response from the ownerThanks for the positive review Jess 😊 Jenna-Lee S. ★★★★★ I have attended two of the female self defence workshops and enjoyed both sessions. I felt welcomed, comfortable and supported. I strongly encourage all females to get involved in these very informative, relaxed and fun sessions.Response from the ownerThanks for your feedback Jenna-Lee. I’m glad you enjoyed the workshops 😊 Chennae K. ★★★★☆ Response from the ownerHi Chennae thanks for your review 😊 Kerri-Anne Z. ★★★★★ This is a great club for the whole family, and an opportunity to meet new people .My daughter has trained there for 2 years, and has made some great friends.I recently went to the Woman’s self defence information session, I highly recommend for all ladies, I was nervous at first but soon relaxed and had a great time because everyone was so welcoming.Response from the ownerThanks for the positive feedback Kerri-Anne. Glad both you and your daughter enjoy training with us in our welcoming family friendly club 😊 Andrea T. ★★★★★ Matt ran a come and try aimed at self defence for women. I found it to be of great value and would definitely encourage anyone to reach out if wanting to try something new.Response from the ownerGlad you enjoyed the class Andrea and thanks for being apart of it 😊 Karen H. ★★★★★ I attended two nights of women only self defense with my daughters. We all really enjoyed the classes. The information was brilliant and the delivery was casual and not at all intimidating.Response from the ownerGlad you and the girls enjoyed the class Karen.Thanks for the positive feedback 😊 Della R. ★★★★★ I found the first class of the female self defence workshop great. The class was super interesting and engaging and definitely something I would like to continue should the full program go ahead! I think the skills and information these classes provide are invaluable.Response from the ownerThanks for the positive words Della. Glad you enjoyed the class 😊 Alicia B. ★★★★★ I highly recommend Warrnambool BJJ , I have been attending self defense classes forwomen here and I was totally impressed. The coach is highly professional and takes pride with the cleaninest of his premises. I look forward to going to more classes.Response from the ownerHi Alicia, we’re glad your enjoyed the class and thanks so much for the favourable words 😊 Tim M. ★★★★★ I started training late 2020, I have both my children enrolled and they love their training. I have personally found the club very patient and welcoming, I’m not the fittest bloke but have been supported and encouraged without being used as a punching bag. The senior members and coach really take the time to invest in their members, they have great instruction and guidance. I would highly recommend the club for everyone, young or old.Response from the ownerHi Tim, thanks for the positive words. Glad both you and the family are enjoying your BJJ journey with us. Jack K. ★★★★★ I haven't been a member of Warrnambool BJJ for very long, but since the moment I nervously walked into the gym I felt extremely welcomed. The coach, and rest of the crew all have a great level of knowledge, and more importantly the ability to teach. The things I've learnt in my short time have put both my body and mind to the test as I've grappled, thrown and rolled with some great people. I couldn't recommend Warrnambool BJJ highly enough, my only regret is not signing up sooner! If you're ever considering something like this, there are some great trial deals available to see if it's something you'd enjoy (you will).Response from the ownerThanks for the positive words Jack. Glad you’re enjoying your BJJ journey.Everyone is in the same boat when we start- nerves, feeling uncoordinated etc but we were all a beginner once and all have a starting point. The hardest part of the journey is walking through the doors for the first time 😊 Susan B. ★★★★★ My son loves it. It’s a great way for him to meet new kids and a great way to interact with with others his age. He is becoming more confident whilst learning discipline and respect. Plus he burns off excess energy.Response from the ownerThanks for the feedback Susan. We appreciate the kind words. Ashley B. ★★★★★ Good club with a friendly atmosphereResponse from the ownerHi Ashley thanks for the positive review Matt B. ★★★★★ Great family friendly gym with lots of options for kids and adults. They even hosted a Ladies Self-Defence seminar for my work.Response from the ownerHi Matt thanks for the positive review and comments. Brock B. ★★★★★ Started training late last year and ive found it very welcoming with a good timetable to suit people who just knocked off work. If the martial art you want to train is Brazilian jiu jitsu then this is the place to come and train that is available in the local area.Response from the ownerCheers thanks Brock 🤙🏼 Jason Z. ★★★★★ Great place to learn the Art of jujitsu. Our daughter benefited from kid friendly and well Planned it and thought out lessonzResponse from the ownerThat so for the kind words Jason 😊 Miss Grand P. ★★★★★ A great family friendly club. Welcoming and encouraging of all levels. My kids are learning respect, listening more, and the older more experienced kids are great at helping the new ones. I especially like the high ratio of girls and women that make it really welcoming for girls 😀Response from the ownerSo glad your kids are enjoying our classes. It’s a pleasure to have them.Thank you for the kind words 😊 Fiona T. ★★★★★ My kids joined because they were being bullied at school. Within a few weeks you could see their confidence back. The club has a friendly welcoming environment for students and their families. The other students make your kids feel welcome from the start. The instructors are great with kids and break lessons down for easy to follow instructions.Response from the ownerGlad to hear your kids have their confidence back Fiona. Thanks is for the positive words 🙏🏻 Dominick M. ★★★★★ Great place to learn BJJ , all beginners welcome female and male and you dont need to take anything there to try to see if you like it and if you do like it you can buy a Gi from them and if you just want to watch them thats ok tooResponse from the ownerCheers thanks Dominick 🤙🏼 js_loader
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