Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling-based martial art that is centred around the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a stronger, heavier and larger opponent. This is achieved by using correct technique and leverage to control a resisting opponent to the point of submission by joint-lock or choke hold.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is widely considered to be one of the most effective martial arts. BJJ is founded on the principle that a larger, resisting assailant can be successfully controlled to submission by the application of practiced techniques. BJJ is a primarily ground-based, non-striking martial art, with the initial aim being to take to fight to the ground before establishing control over your opponent, leading to the application of joint-locks and chokeholds.

For these reasons, BJJ is not only a fun and engaging workout, but is also an extremely effective form of self-defence. Live sparring (often referred to as rolling) also plays a highly significant role as part of training jiujitsu, which only adds to its practical defensive aspect, as techniques are not only drilled, but put into practice under pressure in a live format while in a safe, supervised environment.

The beauty of BJJ is that training can be tailored to the individuals own personal goals. At T45 Jiujitsu, we cater to all interest and experience levels, from people looking for a fun way to build strength and improve fitness, to casual hobbyists, to serious competitors.

One thing that all our members agree on, regardless of their own personal aims, is that training BJJ is a great way to improve fitness, decrease stress and make lifelong friends, all while learning a valuable skill!

Benefits of Brazilian Jiujitsu


The live training and sparring are some of the best high-intensity workouts you can take part in! Jiujitsu is great cardio and helps activate muscles and build strength. It also promotes an awareness of body mechanics and movement.

Mental health

The mental engagement and concentration present during training has been said to give meditation-like benefits. This, as well as the general positive effects of exercise, makes BJJ an incredibly powerful tool in achieving and maintaining positive mental health.

Self defence

BJJ equips people with the knowledge and skills that can be applied, if necessary, to defend themselves effectively should the need arise in a self-defence situation. Consistent training helps to hone these skills and build confidence in their practical use.