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BJJ and No-Gi BJJ are combat sports that focus on grappling and especially ground fighting with the goal of gaining a dominant position and using joint-locks and chokeholds to force an opponent to submit. MAQLD runs classes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for adults and for kids..

Whether you are looking for an interesting and social way to get fit, would like to test your skills at a tournament one day our highly experienced coaches and team have the knowledge and resources to help you reach your goals.

Brazilian jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

Martial arts is a tool for physical, emotional, and self-improvement. The health benefits of regular practice include stress relief, cardiovascular conditioning, and weight loss. The emotional advantages of training involve a relaxed state of mind, a sense of self-confidence, and enthusiasm.

Although we honor Martial Arts traditions that go back centuries, we are dynamic and are constantly seeking new and innovative ways to enthuse and excite our students.

From white belt to black belt. You will be training surrounded by those with similar ideals in a positive and rewarding environment. The MAQLD team doesn’t just compete in Brisbane we have entered competitions all around the world.

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Martial Arts Queensland is a proud member PUMMA on the Gold Coast and Will Machado BJJ and their official Brisbane, Toowong Associate.

Over the years Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been continually updated and enhanced so whilst it is rich in tradition. BJJ is a flexible and effective martial art relevant to modern times and situations. The study of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gives practitioners new and impressive skills and gratifying personal achievements.

Our BJJ classes are taught by some of the most experienced coaches in Brisbane. To learn more about our coaching team and their  history take a look at our Meet the Team page.


Mitsuyo Maeda

Carlos Gracie Senior

Helio Gracie

Carlos Gracie Junior

Rigan Machado

John Will

Vince Perry

Matthew Cugola


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