BigKat Fitness and Martial Arts Centre


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Learn the gentle art

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a combat martial art which can be used in self defence, grappling tournaments and Mixed Martial Arts competition. Our no-gi class is geared towards MMA training and grappling competitions. If the match goes to the ground, you need to know how to control your opponent and use submission techniques to win. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not just a martial art; it is a sport that promotes physical fitness and self confidence.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

We begin with a series of drills that are designed to get your blood pumping and prevent injury.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Learn submissions such as the triangle choke and counters to avoid getting caught in one!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Size and strength don't matter; Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is all about patience and superior technique.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Drill techniques repeatedly to speed up and tighten your submissions and positioning.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

All levels of experience are welcome, from complete beginner to advanced grappler.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Use sweeps to gain points and go from being on the bottom to on the top and in control.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Sparring time allows you to practice your grappling game against a variety of opponents.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Join a growing team of BigKat grapplers and test your grappling skills in local competitions!


Geoffrey Cumbus

Geoffrey Cumbus BJJ Black Belt

Geoff has been training under the teaching of Master Pedro Sauer since 2003. In addition, while living in the UK, he has trained with Professor Max Campos, head instructor at Oxford Shootfighters.

Lewis Matthews

Lewis Matthews BJJ Brown Belt

Lewis started training at 16 and in his first 3 years, he fought and won two amateur MMA bouts. For the last 7 years Lewis has focused on Jiu Jitsu, and was awarded his brown belt by Professor Victor Estima in 2015.

Josh Kidd

Josh Kidd BJJ Blue Belt

Josh has an intricate understanding of both gi and no-gi grappling and has competed successfully in Jiu Jitsu and MMA. In January 2017, Josh was awarded his blue belt in BJJ by Geoffrey Cumbus.

Thomas Garratt

Thomas Garratt BJJ Blue Belt

Tom has trained under Paul Newby in submission wrestling for 7 years and Danny Mitchell in BJJ for 3 years. He was recently was awarded his blue belt by Geoffrey Cumbus and Lewis Matthews.

Gi and No-Gi Classes

We have both gi and no-gi classes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, so please check our Timetable for class times. In the gi class, you will need to wear the traditional Jiu Jitsu uniform, as we cover techniques specific to sleeve and collar grips as well as more general attacks and defences. In the no-gi class, you will need to wear shorts and t-shirt / rash guard, as we cover ways to control your opponent using arms and legs as hooks, rather than gripping your opponent's uniform.

Gi Jiu Jitsu
No Gi Jiu Jitsu

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