If you haven’t known yet, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a suave martial art that puts technique above strength. Even when it has been dubbed the gentle art, it does not conceal the fact that BJJ is a mentally stimulating and physically transformative combat fight. This discipline is highly focused on grappling and ground fighting where opponents are forced to submit through controlling techniques. To master it, one would be involved in a continuous self-improvement journey. It isn’t the easiest sport to conquer but it definitely is easy to get hooked!
Fun fact: Jiu-Jitsu was first brought to life in Japan through Judo and Jujutsu before it was adapted and modified in Brazil. Today, it is widely recognised as BJJ.
Get started on tackling and grappling from this list of 7 best Jiu-Jitsu classes in Singapore! A strong and healthy woman trumps everything else.
Note: This list is strictly not in order.
1. Sul Academy Singapore
As quoted by SUL Academy, “Don’t try to be better than someone else. Try to be better than who you were yesterday!”. Be better and master the holistic martial arts lifestyle when you take on Jiu-Jitsu here. With trainers who are well-versed in their own fields, you won’t only be blessed with a coach but also a competitor who will bring out your best. If you show discipline, the same passion and drive they possess could easily be passed down to you.
Not only a martial art, this sport promotes physical fitness and builds character in people. It’s safe to say that it moulds your way of life for the better with its mind and body control methods.
Contact: +65 9853 7488
Location: 98 Geylang Road, #05- 01. Singapore 389263
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-10pm | Sat 9am-6pm | Sun 12am-8pm
2. UFC Gym Singapore
UFC Gym is a health, wellness and fitness gym centre serving up a variety of programs for all ages and fitness levels. Spearheaded with the concept to Train Different, it delivers effective and innovative experiences through mixed martial arts classes. Through group classes, elite coaching, personal training and a motivating community, road to fitness and self-defence is made a whole lot more bearable. No matter your goals or battles, UFC Gym would love to empower every woman’s fighting spirit in overcoming the hurdles in life. Created just for women, this particular class will let you in on the basic BJJ technique and defensive skills. Classes go on for 50 minutes per session and you can expect to learn the likes of Fundamental Takedowns, Position Escapes and more!
Contact: +65 6219 3364
Location: 1 Raffles Link, CityLink Mall, #B1-47, Singapore 039393
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-11pm | Sat 9am-9pm | Sun 9am-8pm
3. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Being Singapore’s very first and longest-running academy, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is reputable for its ability to clinch medals and trophies left and right. They prioritise quality over quantity and emphasise healthy balance in every training. The 96 square meter training space is fully-matted and decked with equipment like kettlebells, exercise balls and battling ropes. Students can take private on-site showers after a sweaty session and refresh drinks from the vending machine during breaks.
Here’s a piece of advice from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Rather than investing a lot of time in the gym for little result, it is better to train smart and unlock your full potential with BJJ!
Contact: +65 9457 9426
Location: 1 Sophia Road, Peace Centre, #06-19A, Singapore 228149
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 7pm-10pm | Sat 12pm-3.30pm | Closed on Friday & Sunday
4. Impact MMA
MMA, short for Mixed Martial Arts, is the climax of combative sport. It takes the best factors from ground and stand-up combats and fuses them to be used in alarming situations. Impact MMA hosts an array of classes which includes Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling and BJJ. Their holistic program completes a fighter’s instincts and has even produced Singapore’s very first UFC fighter! When you sign up for classes here, Checkmat black belt BJJ instructor, Leke, will teach you the ropes of taking down an opponent. Not too sure if it’s your cup of tea? Why not try out their trial lesson first!
Contact: +65 6238 8275
8 Jurong Town Hall Road, JTC Summit, Level 2, Singapore 609434
No.3 Shenton Way, Shenton House, #03-06A, Singapore 068805
Opening Hours: Differs for every outlet
5. Field Assembly
At a fraction of the cost, one can easily get The Personal Training Experience with Field Assembly’s small coach-to-student ratio. Their team of dedicated trainers are here for the long run so do expect to develop positive habits to be carried on throughout life. Each class is designed uniquely to your needs around 1 coach and 3 other BJJ mates. The art to mastering this technique may not come easy the first time around but with practice comes ease and eventually perfection. Here, your impossible becomes Field Assembly’s mission.
Contact: +65 6536 5053
39 Carpenter Street, Levels 1, 3 & 4, Singapore 059918
17B Lorong Liput, Level 3, Singapore 277747
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-9.30pm | Sat 7am-5.30pm | Sun 11am-12.30pm
6. Ascend Athletics
With the belief that BJJ can be a source of sustainable fitness lifestyle for everyone, Ascend Athletics started operations. Every athlete under their care are made sure to be given ample attention and safety-assured training. Programmes are systematically structured and held in an engaging setting. They also understand that women value safety and comfort above others which is why they have created a safe and friendly space so everyone could revel in the elegance of BJJ. Well-equipped with showers and cold refreshments, Ascend Athletics is where the conscious yet outgoing individuals should be at.
Contact: +65 9228 6306
Location: 27 Dalhousie Lane, Singapore 209690
Opening Hours: Mon, Wed & Fri 6.30pm-9.30pm | Tues 5pm-6pm | Thurs 5pm-9pm | Sat 10.30am-1.30pm | Closed on Sunday
7. Team Highlight Reel Mixed Martial Arts
Team Highlight Reel might be known for beating distinguished world champions but they are most proud about their ability in raising home-grown talents from zero to hero. Their programmes run from Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai to MMA, Wrestling, Boxing and Kettlebell classes. Led by BJJ Professor and MMA Head Coach Major Overall, there isn’t a reason why you shouldn’t enrol here. Your end goal could be in fighting, fitness or fun and either way, you can still achieve it here!
Contact: +65 6513 0305
Location: 118B Neil Road, Singapore 088854
Opening Hours: Mon, Wed & Fri 5pm-9.15pm | Tues & Thurs 5pm-10pm | Sat 12-5pm | Closed on Sunday