At Gracie Barra Havering we focus on core techniques that every Jiu Jitsu practitioner should know.  Focusing on both the self defence and sport aspect of Jiu Jitsu.  Our classes are great for ensuring that each new student gets a high quality introduction into Jiu Jitsu while allowing for more advanced students to perfect the basics and more advanced techniques.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Classes

Our BJJ classes are ideal for everyone regardless of age or skill level.  The phrase drill to win is our moto and our classes focus on technique and Jiu Jitsu philosophy, as well as live sparing and rolling with other students.  Generally new students will not participate in live rolling or sparring until they have completed a month of training techniques.  Similarly if you wish to sit out of the sparring for a longer period of time or indefinitely that is fine too. Our BJJ classes have adopted a laid back Brazilian atmosphere unlike many traditional martial arts classes today, this combined with a brotherhood mentally makes for a very welcoming and friendly environment.

A Gi/Kimono is warn during these classes which can be purchased from us, please ask the coaches for details.

Competition Training and preparation

Many of our students compete regularly and have  experienced competition both domestically and nationally. If you would like to compete one day you have found the right team to help you prepare.  Our classes are perfect for the competitive athlete looking to take his or her training to the next level. Our classes feature hands on coaching that will help each student find and develop his or her personal Jiu Jitsu style. The classes will also feature hard drilling, competitive sparring, and conditioning. 

No Gi Submission Grappling

In these classes you will learn technical no gi submission wrestling without the Kimono/Gi.  We focus on submission wrestling, self defence and MMA application techniques ideal for self defence and fitness.  Both adults and children have the oppertunity to train with and without the kimono at Grace Barra Havering which is vital for progression towards the Black Belt.