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 and not strength so as to gain a dominant position, and uses skill to force them in to submission via joint locks or chokeholds.
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.