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Spring BJJ Tournament :: Results

Here are the results of our 3rd In-House Tournament. This competition was once again a great success. Congrats and thanks to everyone who made part of it. Our goal on those in-house comps is to get the team ready for the bigger events, talk and learn about the rules and also add a bit of experience.. We hope that it has been achieved.

Check it out below, results & photos… Just a quick remind, Saturday 16th of June we will be attending the Bournemouth BJJ Open, the training for this competition has just started…


White Belt / Lightweight

Champion: Bobby Winder

2nd Jon Fitzgerald

3rd Paul Marsat

White Belt / Middleweight

Champion: Simon Williamsom

2nd Martin Aragona

3rd Joseph Pepa

White Belt / Heavyweight

Champion: Gavin Hanmer

2nd Hussein Seis

3rd Andy Taylor

Blue Belt / Absolute

Champion: Justin Mcgibon

2nd Dan Lepadatu

3rd Simon Figah

Join the club today!

If you live in the Brighton area and are looking to start a martial arts program for you or your children, BJJ Academy is definitely the place. With a full time Dojo we offer over 20 classes per week, you’ll be amazed at all you can accomplish in short period of time training the worlds most efficient martial art: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

I will list bellow why I believe the BJJ Academy is the ideal place to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Sussex:


When you are looking to start learn something, your first concern should be the legitimacy and experience of the school where you will be learning from. You should be looking for a school with a certified Black Belt instructor on hand who teaches regular classes and has done so for some time. The practice of people teaching at lower ranks was a necessity about five years ago due to a high demand and so few Black Belts to teach the art, but at this point in time, most areas of the UK have Black Belt instructors within a reasonable distance. Another important thing about learning from a Black Belt as opposed to lower ranking people aside from the obvious issue of experience and ability to give rank when deserved is that you want to be your teacher’s student, not his training partner. People under the rank of black belt are still working on personal goals and may be a better training partner than teacher.

The BJJ Academy is the only place in Brighton where you will find a Brazilian-born, BJJ 1st Degree Black Belt: Professor Ivam Maciel, from Curitiba, Brazil. Ivam has over twelve years of experience. Has been training also in Vale-Tudo and Muay-Thai under the UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. Inside the octagon (MMA) Ivam’s professional record is 4-0-0, with three fights finished with his signature move: Triangle.

Well, nothing better to learn from a Master straight from the source!


Our timetable is flexible, no matter if you work shifts, you can always fit one training session to your schedule, the BJJ Academy will be your second home. From Sunday 1st of April, we will start our new timetable. It will be over 20 classes per week available, inclusive on Sundays! The Dojo is opened 7 days per week, 12 hours per day!


BJJ Academy is also a great place for kids! If you’re looking for something fun, educational and constructive to keep your kids out of trouble after school, you should look into our Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Your kids will be entertained but they’ll also learn valuable life skills that they’ll never be without, so there is no reason why you shouldn’t get your kids involved in martial arts today!


We have students of all ages from all walks of life, and each one of them will gladly tell you how the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has changed their outlook on life for the better. Children and young adults learn how to socialize with other kids in a healthy way, learning about the right way to deal with competition and other issues they may face as kids. Martial arts can literally help change anyone for the better, but you don’t know that until you give it a shot. Call 01273 411486 and JOIN THE CLUB TODAY!

Inside BJJ Academy

Hello everyone!

There are loads of good things happening at BJJ Academy recently, check it out..


BJJ In-House Tournament – The preparations for our 3rd competition has just began. Most of the guys already signed up for it, now it’s time to get in shape, study the rules and work on the game plan. If you haven’t submit your application yet – do it ASAP – download the app form (see above) and drop at BJJ Academy reception. The deadline is Wednesday 18th April.

BJJ Kids Classes – Professor Ivam Maciel alongside assistants instructors Raul Alonzo and Romani Tanious have officially started the Kids Classes. As we have limited space (20 kids per class), we are calling the names according to our waiting list. To check or add your name at, please call us on 01273 411486 or pop in at our HQ in Hove.


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