The Fighting Arts Academy


Brazilian Jiujitsu | Judo

The Gentle Art


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling but especially ground fighting. It was derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan Judo in the early 20th century.

After years of studying traditional Japanese Martial Arts including Judo the Brazilian Gracie family began to develop a Martial Arts taking the most effective techniques of what they had previously learnt. BJJs emphasis is the ground fighting techniques and submission holds such as chokes and joint locks.

It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant using leverage and proper technique; most notably, by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat them. BJJ can be trained for self defence, sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. Sparring (commonly referred to as 'rolling') and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition.

BJJ came to prominence with is success and dominance in the early years of the UFC and Mixed Martial Arts.

To develop as all-round fighters, most of our students also participate in our MMA Striking Class!

The Fighting Arts Academy is affiliated with Arlans Siqueira BJJ and as such is a recognised club within the International Brazilian jiu-jitsu Federation.

Arlans Siqueira is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu professor and black belt under Roberto Ferreira Da Silva, founder of Beto & Cia jiu-jitsu. He was the first BJJ instructor in the uk and has been a driving force in the growth of jiu-jitsu in England.

For over 20 years he has maintained a very high standard of teaching ranging from beginners to advanced competitors. Over the years Arlans has put together a team of expert instructors – all trained to the highest standards of jiu-jitsu.

Marco & Darius are his main BJJ coaches at The Fighting Arts Academy.