Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (or BJJ) is a martial art sport comprised primarily of grappling and ground fighting. BJJ is truly a unique self-defense system with leverage-based techniques, including joint-locks and chokeholds allowing a smaller opponent to overcome and subdue a bigger, stronger opponent.
Founded by the Gracie family in the early 1900s, BJJ gained notoriety when Gracie family members were able to defeat much larger opponents from other martial arts backgrounds in tournaments that preceded the now hugely popular UFC.
Whether you want to get fit, build confidence, take your martial arts to the next level or become the next UFC champion. BJJ will provide you with the tools to achieve your goal. We have BJJ classes catering for kids, teenagers and adults, both fundamental and advanced.
BJJ will arm you with the essential skills to confidently and effectively defend yourself in real life situations, particularly when your opponent is of a much bigger build. BJJ is for everyone irrespective of gender, age, fitness level and experience.
"Dave is a skilled, and super friendly instructor. He runs an awesome program at ICC. You'll be safe, and happy to train here. Highly recommended!"
"Our oldest son Patrick has been training BJJ under Mario for 2 years and our middle boy Jack has just started Karate Jitsu. I cannot speak highly enough of him, the difference he has made in their lives is enormous. I'd recommend him to anyone looking to get their kids into martial arts."
"A place that is welcoming and warm. My child loved it from day 1. Professional warm instructor's. Thank you for your kindness and professionalism."
"The instructors at ICC are competent, friendly and professional but that’s not entirely why I chose to join and bring my 3 kids (2 girls and a boy) along. There are plenty of martial arts gyms with disciplined instructors but very few with the right culture and family oriented approach that make it easy for a parent to entrust their children with ICC in teaching them such an important life skill. For an old man like me and for any anyone else for that matter, the senior students have gone out of their way to pass on their skills without any condescending ego, it’s part of their journey to learn and to give back. I feel like the ICC philosophy rings true in that everyone is welcomed at ICC irrespective of their background and/or athletic ability. One final stand out for me is the large membership of girls and women in the club. As a father of 2 teenager daughters and a Girls Development Officer at a local football club it's very important for me to see the right culture is established to encourage female participation. Highly recommended."
"Amazing culture and wonderful, experienced instructors. You can't come here and not get better!"