Legacy BJJ Academy was built and evolved on a foundation of dreams and a passion for the healthy lifestyle. We started from a few classes a week in a small space in Glebe and from there grew to become interstate. We pride ourselves on the team we have sewn together and harvest personal growth and self awareness with our focus on discipline and respect.
Many of our students have been with us for years and we have watched them grow and become strong Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners. We have different programs to cater for different levels of Jiu Jitsu – from kids, beginners, intermediate, advanced and competitors.
“Dreams are always changing. In the beginning all I wanted was to be the best competitor – to have the most titles and medals. After some time it was my dream to compete alongside my students and my black belts and that dream was achieved some years ago. Today, my dream is for my team and my friends to be able to live the dream that I live now – which is to live the BJJ lifestyle and grow with Legacy. We are achieving this everyday, every month and every year we are getting closer to this vision.”
3rd Degree Black Belt
Founder of Legacy
Training since 1998
2nd Degree Black Belt
Training since 1999
8th Degree Coral Belt in Judo
Training since 1965 (Judo)
Black Belt in BJJ since 2015
Training since 2006
Black Belt since 2015
Black belt instructor
Training since 2006
Training since 2011
Purple Belt Instructor
2nd Degree Black Belt
Gold Coast Instructor
We believe that the practice of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is seen as a means to individual development and personal growth. Strength, self-awareness, respect, discipline and responsibility are common core values taught within our kid’s program.
Every new Jiu-Jitsu student deserves to start their BJJ journey with a strong foundation of basic techniques. This program teaches the core concepts of Jiu-Jitsu and basic techniques to help a new practitioner develop their skills and mind to prepare them for progression.
The fundamentals program is designed to introduce new students to the basic and essential concepts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – to help them understand the elemental movements of the martial arts so that they may develop a solid foundation and begin to build up skills to move forward to more advanced techniques.
The advanced program is designed for the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu student who is comfortable with the basics and fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu and wants to take their skill to the next level. The focus on this program is to learn to combine basic and complex techniques with a comprehensive strategy.
The No Gi program is offered in both fundamental and advanced classes. Students will have the opportunity to learn grappling techniques that have been modified for the instances where there is no gi. This style of technique gives the student another perspective to Jiu-Jitsu which in time will broaden their strategy all round.
Gi’s clean & dry, fingernails trimmed, hair
tied back and clean. No Jewellery. This is
to prevent injuries and spread of infection.
Bow before stepping on the mat, to show
respect to the gym, and ready your mind for
training. No swearing or profanities on the mats.
Show up a few minutes early to sessions to
change and prepare yourself for training.
Please ensure your phone is off or on silent.
On the mat we train, and focus. Drink lots of fluids
2 hrs before class and use the bathroom before
hand. Do not leave the mats without permission.
Maintain good posture on the mat.
Remember we are in training, not at the beach.
Stand straight, or sit with a straight back.
During crowded training sessions, senior
belts have right of way, if you are in the way
in sparring sessions, make room for them.
We often have our faces on mats, treat it like
your pillow on which you sleep. Keep your feet
clean at all times, wear shoes to the bathroom.
Give your opponent time to submit, when
you are caught in a submission, tap 3 times,
or verbally submit if your arms are trapped.
We are here to learn and progress, but
we are also here to enjoy and have fun.
Let’s always create a positive atmosphere.