Local BJJ gym near me – Brisbane, Australia

Have you been searching for a “local bjj gym near me” on the net?  Not sure where to get started on your journey? Believe it or not, a lot of people have been in your situation before. All sorts of things are likely going through your head in the lead-up to taking your first BJJ session. It makes all the difference in the world to start on the right foot, in the right gym. Although there may be many options to you locally, in actual fact, there are likely few that will fit your exact needs.

In this article, we are going to demonstrate why we are consistently rated as one of the best BJJ & Martial Arts training centres in Australia by our students. If you’re in Brisbane, TFC is the option for you.

  • 1 Facilities

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    Whether you’re just getting into martial arts like BJJ or preparing to enter an international tournament, we have the necessary facilities to ensure you have what you need. Mat space to train on, exercise bikes to improve cardiovascular health or simply hot showers, we have you covered. Our local BJJ gym (as well as other martial arts) really is fully kitted out.

    Our facilities include;

    • Over 350 square metres of padded flooring
    • A fully equipped weights and cardio area
    • A fighter’s store, stocked with equipment for beginners and professionals
    • Toilets and shower amenities
    • Gloves, shin pads, skipping ropes, and all other gear to borrow
    • A full-sized boxing ring
    • Multiple full sized heavy bags
  • 2 Coaches

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    At the heart of any quality Martial Arts gym are the instructors. There have been many establishments that have fallen soon after opening their doors due to not understanding this vital principle. At TFC we pride ourselves on being able to provide world-class level instruction in a warm and approachable way. We don’t throw around the term ‘world-class’ freely, our very own Ben Johnston (former WBC Champion, among many other accolades) is both a trainer at TFC and a product of the level of instruction given at the gym from trainers such as James Jarvie. Being able to cater to both the general public and rising stars in the competitive world is a science we have been told we have quite the knack for.

    Our local BJJ gym coaches

    Ícaro Nauã Sandes (Brown Belt under Vicente Cavalcanti of SouthSide BJJ)

    Ben Johnston (Purple Belt under Vicente Cavalcanti of SouthSide BJJ & Pasha Stolyar)

    Check out this video of Ben and Icaro demonstrating how to keep your crown jewels safe while rolling!

  • 3 Other classes

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    Although the BJJ instruction offered at TFC is one of the best in Brisbane, we also offer training in other disciplines. If you’re looking to complement your development in BJJ with a striking martial art, we offer two for you to choose from. Both boxing and muay thai kickboxing are offered at TFC. It doesn’t matter whether you’re simply looking to lose a few pounds or beginning your journey into competition, we are able to adapt to your needs. 

    One of the most common questions we get asked regarding boxing or muay thai is “Do we need to fight to join your classes?”, the simple answer is no. Although it may sound rather paradoxical, you don’t need to get struck to learn how to strike. In fact, you can get to a very high proficiency within a martial art technique without ever being struck once. We definitely would not recommend this for someone interested in competing, but for those who are looking to get into incredible shape while having a lot of fun and learning how to defend yourself, we have your covered.

  • 4 Variety

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    Our friendly, family-like approach to training has allowed for students to get introduced to new martial arts that they initially many not have been aware of. In some cases this has lead to them finding their ‘true’ martial art discipline. 


    Although BJJ is a wonderful martial art, it doesn’t provide the practitioner with any striking instruction. Some BJJ purists will argue that it is not important to know how to strike if you are proficient in BJJ. We disagree. At TFC we offer you the opportunity to become a well-rounded martial artist, allowing you to feel confident on your feet and on the ground if the fight goes there.

    Keep it fresh!

    The most important part of improving in any area of life is consistency, to simply show up. If for any reason you want to switch up your training to something a bit different we wholeheartedly encourage it. Becoming a martial artist is a life-long journey, it should be an enjoyable process. If you’re starting to feel burnt out for any reason, try another one of our classes.

  • 5 BIG network

    We do our best to ensure that our students truly feel that TFC is their home away from home. Although we have top-notch training and facilities, the community that you’ll become a part of is without a doubt one of the aspects we are most proud of! We have hundreds and hundreds of students, yet every single one feels cared for and part of the TFC family. Just like the founders Ben & Jarvie (who met through training), you’ll be surprised how many authentic long-lasting connections you’ll make when you come to train with us.