Discover Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Team BATCAVE
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (“BJJ”) was developed & modified in Rio de Janeiro by the Gracie Family, after brother – Carlos Gracie was first taught by a Japanese judoka – Mitsuyo Maeda – in the early 1900’s. The family later went on to develop their own self defence system, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Eventually becoming recognised as its own defined martial-arts system all around the world. Whilst the majority of the family trained for self-defence, Carlson Gracie Sr was active known on the early Vale-Tudo scene – like the MMA we know today. Carlson pioneered the combat aspect of BJJ and went on to instruct many of the BJJ & Vale-Tudo greats.
This is the lineage of Jiu-Jitsu we carry on at Team BATCAVE. Proudly flying the flag as we represent Carlson Gracie Bracknell under Carlson Gracie Jr and 3rd degree black belt, Andre Pimenta.Home Sign Up Now