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What is Brazilian jiu-jitsu?

Brazilian jiu-jitsu, also known as BJJ, is a modern and highly effective martial art. It specialises in ground grappling and submission techniques, as well as incorporating many elements of judo and wrestling.


Often likened to "human chess", jiu-jitsu is more complex and strategic than any other martial art; it requires continuous physical problem solving in order to counter and outsmart your opponent. For this reason, a skilled practitioner can often easily beat someone much larger than them using leverage and technique.


As most of our martial art takes place on the ground, it is accessible and enjoyable for people of all ages, fitness levels and abilities. This also allows us to practice sparring, known as "rolling", as a regular part of classes, meaning you'll quickly learn to apply techniques against a fully resisting opponent. Rolling offers a thrilling and addictive experience that will leave you buzzing, while naturally encouraging you to work harder than most other forms of exercise.

Head coach - Wes Young

Wes began his BJJ journey in London in 2015, training at The Budokwai and Fight Zone London (Checkmat). After leaving London he joined Gracie Barra Frome, where he earned his purple belt and discovered a passion for coaching. He was head instructor of Gracie Barra Salisbury from its launch until he decided to open Frontier. Wes is strongly influenced by the works of world renowned coaches such as John Danaher and Lachlan Giles and focuses on techniques and systems that have proven effective at the highest levels of the sport.

Coach Wes

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