Top 5 Best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gyms in Sydney

Traveling to the down under anytime soon? You might be interested to know that most of the big cities in Australia already hosts a selection of great BJJ gyms. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Sydney is rapidly growing because BJJ in itself is an activity that encompasses benefits such as fitness, strategy, technique, and overall fun. It is quite the complete workout for anyone that needs to exercise, on top of creating a level of mental toughness that you would not get from other martial arts. Because you will need to learn A LOT to be able to be decent at the sport.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a grappling based martial art that originates from Judo back in 1920s. Helio Gracie could not do most of the movements in Judo therefore he created a way to fight on the ground because the overall aim of Judo is to throw someone on the ground effortlessly, Helio has developed an efficient and effective martial arts technique that nowadays BJJ is considered to be more popular than Judo because of the UFC, Where Royce Gracie beat everyone from other martial arts disciplines in a one night tournament. These days it will be quite easy to find a bjj gym in almost every corner of the world – One of them is Sydney

These list of the best BJJ gyms in Sydney will be able to keep you active when you are in Sydney. You can choose to from the most popular to the ones that you have probably never heard before

Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of those things that even someone that barely knows the sport will recognize, because it is the oldest and most popular BJJ academies in the world. Gracie BJJ Sydney is led by the great Brunno Panno that received his black belt straight from one of the Gracie Family in Brazil. When you visit the academy you will get proven & tested BJJ knowledge that will help take your game to the next level. But even if you are a beginner do not hesitate to come!

Gracie BJJ has a great training facility with a lot of mat space and other BJJ related amenities. They have beginner classes and the teaching staffs are superb! Not to mention they have multiple academies in Australia so you will be set. It is without a doubt one of those places that you must visit if you are a hardcore or even casual learner of BJJ.

3/576 Botany Road, Alexandria NSW 2015

Sydney Jiu Jitsu Academy

Not to be mistaken with Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy. Sydney Jiu Jitsu Academy is a rapidly growing BJJ academies that currently has 10 academies all around the Sydney area. The academy is led by Bruno Alves who is a 3rd degree black belt and former three time BJJ world champion, along with top tier assistant instructors. On a bit unrelated note the academy has a great website that includes information about pricing, Something that a lot of BJJ academies do not provide publicly.

The facilities in each academies are quite great, but as expected the best one is located on the academy headquarters. Do not let this stop you from visiting other branch academies because it is just too good to pass up

Each of the academies also have different websites so if you’re looking to find an academy nearest to you it will be very convenient. To conclude, Sydney Jiu Jitsu Academy is a safe bet if you’re looking for a great roll and authentic BJJ experience.

Blue Mountains


Crows Nest


Ku Ring Gai




Pascoe Vale

Sydney CBD


Gracie Barra

If you are looking for the most challenging BJJ experience then you will need to visit Gracie Barra. The great Carlos Gracie Jr personally developed the academies program, Professor Marcelo Rezende is the head coach and he is a 4th degree BJJ black belt under Carlos Gracie Jr himself. Along with his talent filled instructor team, you will be receiving the most authentic BJJ teachings that you’ll ever find.

The academies has a lot of mat space (as they should) and other BJJ related facilities is considered to be the best in the area. Sadly there is no price information on their website besides a free trial contact form. You will need to take the free trial and ask about the price yourself.

6/128 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale NSW 2100

Pacheco Jiu Jitsu

Pacheco Jiu Jitsu is one of the most unique BJJ academies that you can find. Because the academy limits the classes to just 20 people maximum according to their page. They also provides and show their pricing options (which is very reasonable). Professor Diogener Pacheco is the head instructor there and he is a BJJ black belt under the great Luz “Guigo” Guilherme. The academy run classes Monday through Saturday so you’ll be set whenever you decided to visit (Don’t go on Sunday though). Looking at their timetable the academy also provides kids and girls only classes. Combine that with the limited maximum students per class, you’ll definitely get the best bang for your buck in technique and personal attention if you decided to visit Pacheco Jiu Jitsu

12/1 Vuko Place, Warriewood NSW 2012

People training at Team Perosh BJJ gym

Team Perosh (aka SPMA)

If you are from Australia and a fan of combat sport, you must have heard the name Anthony Perosh. He is a former UFC fighter who is also a 4th degree BJJ black belt under the great Carlos Machado. Anthony has competed in the famous ADCC competition 5 times and won numerous medals in BJJ competitions. He has a professional MMA record of 15 wins and 10 losses. Anthony retired in 2016 to focus on teaching martial arts in his academy named Team Perosh MMA

Obviously the academy teach different kinds of martial arts such as MMA and Muay Thai, but Team Perosh also has a great BJJ team, they have BJJ classes from Monday to Saturday and also kids/womens only class.

The academies facility is what you can expect from a high level fighter such as Anthony Perosh. However there is no pricing options to join the classes so you have to ask the academies directly.



Whether you are looking to permanently moves to Sydney or just visiting for a couple of days, there is no reason (or excuses) to not continue training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The academies listed above will help you in keeping the art alive and make sure you make Helio Gracie proud. What do you think about the list? Any BJJ academies in Sydney that should be listed here as well? Let me know!