Looking for Brazilian jiu jitsu classes inn North Devon? We offer BJJ classes near Barnstaple with a brown belt Instructor.

We have a No Gi BJJ class every Wednesday evening 8-9:30pm.

A second No-Gi and Gi BJJ class COMING very soon

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art that revolves around grappling and ground fighting. Most of the techniques focus on taking your opponent to the ground where you can control and work to submit them – making them tap out. BJJ promotes the idea that a smaller, weaker person can use leverage, grip, knowledge, position plus tactical skills and problem-solving to successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by successfully applying a range of techniques like chokeholds and joint locks. Sparring/rolling is included in the majority of our classes as it enables students to put what they’ve learnt to the test

In BJJ, you can train with Gi or No Gi. The former enables you to grab the gi of your opponent, for example the collar or the sleeve, and you can use your opponent’s gi or your own to submit them. These grips allow you to have greater control of the fight and enable a much smaller opponent to control a larger one.

In No Gi, we wear a rash guard and MMA style shorts (so no zips, buttons and/or pockets) and you’re not allowed to grab your opponent’s clothing. In No Gi you have more wrestling based grips such as the neck and all joints of the body and it’s, therefore, harder to control your opponent.


MMA style shorts, sports shorts, leggings and a t shirt. if you get into the sport and attend regularly we would suggest a rash guard. Please note, there should be no zips and/or buttons (and preferably no pockets on any item of clothing) and please ensure your fingernails and toenails are short!

we offer mixed martial arts classes BJJ, Thai boxing and boxing near Barnstaple check out our timetable to see when they are.

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