Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

GJJ Origins – Est. 1925

Carlos Gracie is the founder of modern Jiu Jitsu. He passed Maeda’s teachings on to his brothers Oswaldo, Gastão Jr., and George. Hélio was too young and sick at that time to learn the art, and due to medical imposition was prohibited to take part in the training sessions. Despite this Helio was a coxswain for the local rowing team and a competitive swimmer. Despite that, Hélio learned from watching his brothers. Hélio and Carlos Gracie are widely considered in the Brazilian jiu-jitsu community and within the Gracie family as the creators of the modern form of Brazilian jiu-jitsu that focuses on self-defence. Hélio went on to refine the art so that someone of a smaller stature could easily defeat a much larger, more athletic opponent using the principles of timing, leverage and technique.


Girl-Jitsu Self-Defense

Our woman’s-only jui-jitsu class focuses on the best self-defense techniques for a woman to defend against even the largest of opponents using the principles of leverage, timing and technique.

This class is run by qualified female instructors that can also cater for private or small groups at a time that suits you.

Interested? E-Mail us here for more information or to book a class today.



Golden Tiger Academy is a Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation (JJGF) Certified Training Centre under Rickson Gracie. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu main focus is to teach a student real self-defense techniques. Most “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu” clubs have lost this aspect and are more sport focused. In our Gracie Jiu-Jitsu classes students will learn a full self-defence curriculum. We teach techniques to defend against punches, kicks, chokes, weapons and ground assaults.
  • Increase your cardio fitness & muscle tone
  • Gracie Jiu-Jitsu will improve balance, coordination and strength
  • Progress through white, blue, purple, brown & black belt
• Based On Leverage So Anyone Can Do, Regardless Of Age Or Fitness Level
• Specially Designed So You Can Master Them All Easily
• Defend Yourself Against A Bigger Person.
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu grading ceremony


An innovative “Anti Bully” program that will be incorporated into all kids classes enabling self-defence against a bigger opponent.

Kids 4-6 years* “Tiny Tigers”  Tue 5-5.45pm

Kids 7-13 years* “Jiu-Jitsu Tigers” Tue 5.45pm-6.30pm

Teens/Adults Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Beginners Tue 6.30pm-7.30pm

Teens/Adults Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Sport Class Tue 7.30pm-8.30pm

Teens/Adults Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Beginners / Advanced Fri 6.00pm-7.00pm

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