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No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes In Cairns

Pretty Top Team in Cairns is excited to announce the launch of their highly anticipated No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes.

This martial art, rooted in self-defense and grappling techniques, has gained immense popularity worldwide. In this blog post, we will delve into the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, provide a brief history of the martial art, and introduce the two talented Brown belt coaches, Gio and Alec, who will be leading these classes. We will also outline the class schedule and highlight the availability of free trials, ensuring that everyone can experience the benefits of this incredible martial art.

Understanding Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, often referred to as BJJ, is a martial art and combat sport that primarily focuses on ground fighting and submission holds. It originated from Kodokan Judo, which was introduced to Brazil by Mitsuyo Maeda, a judoka and one of Judo's early pioneers. Carlos Gracie, one of Maeda's students, further developed and refined the techniques, eventually passing down the knowledge to his family, who continued to promote and innovate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Unlike other martial arts, BJJ emphasizes technique, leverage, and timing over raw strength and size. Practitioners learn how to defend themselves against larger opponents by using efficient grappling techniques, joint locks, and chokeholds. Through continuous practice, students develop physical fitness, mental discipline, and problem-solving skills.

Introducing our Coaches:

Gio and Alec, the esteemed Brown belt coaches at Pretty Top Team, bring a wealth of experience and passion to their teaching.

Gio, originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, discovered Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 16. He trained extensively in his hometown before moving to Cairns, Australia, where he met and fell in love with an Australian (which, as we all know, is easily done!). Gio is now happily married and eager to share his expertise with the members of Pretty Top Team.

Cairns BJJ Coach - Gio
Gio - Pretty Top Team BJJ Coach

Alec, also hailing from Sao Paulo, Brazil, holds Brown belts in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo. With a deep understanding of ground fighting and throws, Alec brings a unique perspective to his coaching. His combined knowledge of both martial arts enables him to provide students with a well-rounded training experience.

Cairns BJJ coach Alec
Alec - Pretty Top Team BJJ Coach

Class Schedule and Free Trials:

Pretty Top Team is committed to accommodating different schedules and ensuring accessibility for all interested individuals. The No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes will be held on

  • Thursdays at 6 PM

  • Fridays at 5 PM

  • Saturdays at 10 AM.

In line with our dedication to offering an inclusive and welcoming environment, Pretty Top Team is offering free trials for those who are new to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or interested in exploring the No-Gi variant. These trials provide an opportunity to experience the benefits of BJJ firsthand, without any obligations.

With the introduction of No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes at Pretty Top Team, enthusiasts and beginners alike can engage in this captivating martial art. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, renowned for its emphasis on technique, leverage, and ground fighting, offers a multitude of benefits for practitioners, including self-defense skills, improved physical fitness, mental discipline, and problem-solving abilities.

Under the guidance of Gio and Alec, two accomplished coaches (and Cairns only BJJ coaches who are from Brazil!) participants can expect top-notch instruction and an authentic learning experience. The flexible class schedule, featuring sessions on Thursday evenings, Friday afternoons, and Saturday mornings, caters to a range of commitments.

If you're curious about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or eager to refine your skills in a No-Gi setting, take advantage of the free trials offered at Pretty Top Team. Immerse yourself in the world of BJJ, discover its intricacies, and experience the transformative power of this martial art.

Join us on the mat and embark on an exhilarating journey of self-improvement, camaraderie, and personal growth with No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes at Pretty Top Team, in Cairns!

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