SJJA Jiu Jitsu Academy, Gladesville

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This spotlight is on a business we have a few years of history with…! We’re showcasing SJJA Jiu Jitsu Academy, Gladesville where our very own RDM junior Miss Holly attended for 3 years.

With classes running 7 days a week for children 3 – 15 years old and also for adults, the whole family can learn this awesome art form.

Read on to find out more and don’t forget to mention RDM to receive a FREE Gi (uniform – usually $140). Offer expires 29th February 2024.

How does it work?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is known as the ‘Gentle Art’. Kids are taught take-downs, escapes, and positional grappling. All techniques are strictly supervised for safety. This grappling-based martial art shows students how to defend themselves safely without the use of striking or punching.

A typical 45-minute class includes:

  • Warm-ups and games: Jiu-Jitsu-inspired movements and drills to help them warm up and prepare the body for training.
  • Techniques: both standing and ground grappling techniques are essential for self-defense. These include takedowns, sweeps, escapes, and submission holds.
  • Drilling: practicing the techniques with increasing resistance from their training partner.
  • Sparring: carefully supervised grappling, with no strikes involved.

What we love about SJJA Gladesville

The facilities
  • SJJA is clean, bright, spacious and BREEZY – the 2 big roller doors are always open all the way. See our photos, which speak 1000 words!
  • The waiting area is fantastic – it’s spacious and comfortable, not just for children but for parents too. You might even say it’s luxurious compared to some of the waiting areas we’ve been in lately..
  • There is a kid’s play area with functioning toys ?!
  • The venue has 2 toilets and 2 change rooms.
The staff
  • Owner Richard is very involved and the kids love him. He’s there nearly every day and somehow manages to remember the name of every child, every parent, and every sibling!
  • The instructor to students ratio is fantastic – there are sometimes 5 instructors on the mat giving very individualised attention to each child.
The Training
  • All instructors are highly skilled and professional.
  • The firm-but-fair rules at Jui Jitsu are a great lesson for students both during training and in everyday life.
  • We chose Jiu-Jitsu because it’s great for discipline, strength, confidence, and self-defense.


SJJA Gladesville is located at 39a College Street, Gladesville behind Bunnings and they’re doing FREE trials so feel free to get in contact to book your trial class!

The Details

Phone: 0466389375

Address: 39a College St, Gladesville (behind Bunnings)