The Brighton Marina Jiu Jitsu Academy, a unique place which brings to Brighton the merger that happened when the Japanese culture of jiu jitsu travelled to Brazil, has officially opened its doors.
Gus Oliveira, who owns the academy, explains: “Jiu-Jitsu is not just self defence, it also promotes confidence and is a lifestyle. We aimed to open in 2020 but because of coronavirus it didn’t quite happen, but now we are officially open. All are welcome; we have an open door policy that embraces everyone from different races, sexualities, genders and religions. We only ask one thing, that is to respect one other.”
The Academy brings together a group of very qualified and knowledgable teachers from around the world. As Gus explains: “Romulo and I, as Jiu-Jitsu coaches are from Rio. We both met as boys and have trained together for many years. We also have Tai from Thailand who teaches Thai stretching. We aim to have many people coming from all over to bring a variety of martial arts to Brighton.”
There are classes throughout the day from early morning to evening geared for adults, children and young people. There is also a coffee shop area for parents and those who train to be together and talk. Gus added: “We have lawyers, builders, artists, photographers many people from all walks of life. Come by and try it and see if it’s for you. I believe you will find something here that you will really enjoy”.
For more information on Brighton Marina Jiu Jitsu Academy, visit 27 The Waterfront, Brighton Marina, Brighton BN2 5WA