Brazilian Jiu Jitsu uses the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent. Using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground to apply a submissions, is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Sparring (or rolling) plays a significant role in training.
We are affiliated with Basingstoke SMA headed by BJJ Black Belt Kevin Hall. This affiliation makes us a member of Team Paraestra UK.
Headed by Jeff “Ippon” Lawson of Ippon Gym in Bournemouth, Paraestra UK gives its members access to Seminars, classes and competitions.
Our team is known as Paraestra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Southampton.
We currently offers classes to ages 7 to 15 twice per week. We also have a separate class for ages 13 and above that also runs twice per week.
As of 2020, we are expanding the availability of classes to include 3 hours for Juniors and open to ages 5 to 15 and have 4 hours of classes for Teens & Adults!!!