Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defence system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was formed from early 20th century Kodokan Judo ground fighting (Ne-Waza) fundamentals that were taught to, Luiz Franca and Carlos Gracie by master Mitsuyo Maeda. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experimentations, practices, and adaptation from the Judo knowledge of Carlos and Hélio Gracie, who then passed their knowledge on to their extended family.
BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique, taking the fight to the ground – most notable by applying joint locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person.
BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments
(gi an no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self defence.
Sparring (commonly referred to a “rolling”) and live drilling play a major roe in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.
Since its inception in 1992, its parent art of Judo was separated from older systems of Japanese Ji-jitsu by an important difference that was passed on to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: it is not solely a martial art: it is also a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and ultimately a way (Do) of life.
BTB Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is affiliated to Australian Elite Team (AET)
– the Number 1 BJJ training academy in Australia under the guidance of Head Coach, Ninos Dammo.
Collectively with over 50 years experience in martial arts our BJJ Coaches Dominic Sculli and Jason Tonacia bring you a wealth of experience and expertise having trained in Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo & MMA.
Together they create a welcoming and informative environment where you will be extended at every opportunity to ensure you reach your full potential.
Dominic has actively been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the guidance of Ninos Damo (AET) since 2012 and has been training in Judo under the guidance of Daniel Kelly since 2013 and is an accredited NCAS Judo coach.
Dominic has competed in the Victorian BJJ Championships and Pan Pacs placing in the top three in his respected divisions at these events.
Dom received his Brown Belt in BJJ in October 2019 and currently runs both the Children’s and Adult BJJ classes.
Jason has been training in a variety of martial arts since 2011 including MMA, No Gi, BJJ and Muay Thai/Kickboxing.
Jason has been an active member at BTB since 2015 and has been cross training in BJJ, Karate and participated in the Fitness KickBoxing class.
He has competed in numerous Interclub MMA and BJJ competitions
– winning Gold at the 2016 BJJ Pan Pacific competition for his age/weight category.