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Brazilian Jiujitsu

Brazilian Jiujitsu (BJJ) is a self-defence martial art and combat sport based on grappling, ground fighting and submission holds.


This Hoxton based class focuses on the skill of controlling one's opponent, using technique and leverage an;d not strength so as to gain a dominant position, and uses skill to force them in to submission via joint locks or chokeholds.

Our Classes:

Fundamentals Class

Is a class ideal for beginners or those with limited Brazilian Jiujutsu experience, focusing on basic techniques, positions, and principles. It's suitable for individuals looking to establish a strong foundation in BJJ.  


Intermediate Class

Is a class designed for people with a solid understanding of fundamental techniques. Attendees should have some experience in sparring (though this is not essential) and a good grasp of positional control. This class builds on foundational skills, introducing more complex submissions, transitions, and advanced strategies, catering to those seeking to deepen their jiujitsu knowledge.


Open Mat 

This is a relaxed class targeted mostly to those who are not absolute beginners. 

Open Mat training Policy Document - Please Read





If you want to train in the Gi you can; if you want to train Nogi you can too ;  If you want to do Gi & Nogi - you can do both !!

As it is a relaxed format attendees can spend their time refining technique, working on something they saw elsewhere, or just having some friendly rolls (sparring).  This session is open to anyone inside or outside the academy subject to our Open Mat Policy document above (a drop-in fee applies to non-members).

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Steve Payne

Our BJJ Head Instructor, Steve Payne, is a lifelong martial artist.


He holds black belt/ instructor credentials in five different styles of martial arts: BJJ, Filipino martial arts, Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, kickboxing and karate.


As a coach, Steve’s students have achieved great success in the competitive arena. He has produced several British champions in various arts and has also mentored fighters from the MMA arena.

As an instructor, he continues to help and guide those who have their own schools and groups via workshops, seminars and private instruction.

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