Ready to start your Jiu Jitsu journey?


Parents and children often lead busy parallel lives that leave little time for family at the end of each day. Our Family Program provides a solution by giving parents and kids the opportunity to get fit together in a friendly environment while learning Jiu-jitsu and self-defence. With over 100 families currently training at SJJA schools, our Family Program is suitable for all ages, genders and fitness levels, no prior martial art experience necessary. Instead of waiting around for your child to finish their class, you can train with them!

As well as the world’s most effective martial art, students learn lifelong values that will translate into other parts of their life, from home to school to work. World Champion Bruno Alves created SJJA with his winning mindset at its core so that his students can learn to think like a champion on and off the mats.

SJJA are proud of our inclusive family-friendly culture that welcomes students of all ages, fitness levels and backgrounds, and nurtures them throughout their Jiu-jitsu journey. Whether you and your family want to lose weight, gain strength, gain confidence, learn self-defence, or prepare for competition, the SJJA coaches will motivate you to achieve your goals and keep setting new ones.


  • Persevering through adversity
  • Taking chances and seizing opportunities
  • Facing fears and staying calm under pressure
  • Using your brain over brute force
  • Working hard and never giving up
  • Unlocking untapped strength in your mind, body and spirit
  • Embracing a healthy lifestyle and sleeping well


  • Take your training home and enjoy active playtime with the family
  • Get your family fighting fit
  • Optimise your use of time by training with your kids
  • De-stress and work together on the mats
  • Enjoy family bonding that can bring life-long benefits
  • Learn self-defence in a fun, safe and clean environment
  • Increase focus, energy, and self-confidence
  • Join a supportive and positive community
  • Start thinking like a champion on and off the mats
  • Get $100 back per year on your Kids membership with SJJA Active Kids


Monday – Friday:
06:30 – 21:00

09:00 – 13:00


To help you make your mind up to see whether or not Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is right for you, we have a FREE TRIAL class for all levels. Please check our timetable and book in a session on us. See you soon.


Academy Owner

John Walton

Head of Kids Program

Raph Bardi

Head of Trials and Customer Retention

Ben Walton

NOGI specialist

Jeremy Skinner

Lachlan Giles Blackbelt


Charles Negromonte

Black Belt

Head Coach

Gian Baratela

Black Belt

Sydney Jiu Jitsu Academy SJJA
SJJA Maroubra
Working hours

Monday – Friday:
06:30 – 21:00

09:00 – 13:00

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