Unfortunately, the Essex Blades Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club no longer exists. If you wish to continue playing the sport, you can attend sessions at BKK Fighters Gym in Hythe, near the Tesco Superstore.


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art focusing largely on grappling and ground fighting. It utilizes natural body leverage and proper technique to obtain dominant control on the ground and, as a result, provides greater position for striking or submission holds. BJJ has been proven to be an effective method for dealing with bigger and stronger opponents and has become increasingly popular due in part to its great success in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It can be trained for self-defence, sport grappling (gi and no-gi) and MMA competition and has found its way into the training of every successful MMA fighter worldwide.