A BIT ABOUT US & OUR CULTURE.

NOT JUST A GYM OR A PLACE TO GET FIT.

At our core, we embrace a forward-thinking, all-embracing, and optimistic team culture. Our primary goal is to establish an inclusive, inviting, and non-judgmental space. A space where students of diverse backgrounds and aspirations can forge enduring connections within our community.

Our mission extends beyond the endeavour to simply just teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to the local communities of Horsham and the Wimmera region. We strive to have every student hold dear the timeless values of martial arts in every aspect of their lives. Embracing positivity, unity, integrity, and purpose. While remaining steadfast in the commitment to unwavering honesty and respect. These guiding principles define who we are and resonate throughout our journey.

Community is the heart and soul of our culture. We believe that through fostering a strong sense of community and shared purpose, that the positive impact of our teachings extends far beyond the mats. Together, we embark on a transformative journey of growth, mutual support, and unwavering dedication to bettering ourselves and those around us.

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Horsham Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Est. 2018) is proud to partner with Horsham Allied Martial Arts (HAMA) and Bear Cave Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Horsham BJJ is a proud affiliate of Will-Machado BJJ Australia/New Zealand.

Our coach, Jesse Millar, is a brown belt under Trent “Bear” Rice, of Bear Cave Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at The Ballarat Dojo. Jesse and Trent are both students of Australia’s highest ranked BJJ instructor, Professor John Will.

Jesse has over a decade worth of martial arts experience. Along with the extensive martial arts experience our coach possesses; additionally, he is also very skilled at engaging with people. This is due to his extensive professional experience in Youth & Family Services. You can rest assured that you’re in safe hands at Horsham BJJ.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) has gained immense popularity worldwide due to its undeniable effectiveness. It has become a staple in the training routines of top MMA fighters for a significant reason—it empowers practitioners to control and overwhelm opponents through superior leverage, using chokes and joint locks.

Originally derived from Judo, Japanese Jiu Jitsu, and wrestling - BJJ was developed to empower smaller individuals in controlling larger opponents, making it a versatile martial art applicable to people of all sizes.

We firmly believe in the practicality of BJJ as a form of self-defence, making it an ideal choice for people of all fitness levels to improve their overall well-being—both physically and mentally!

Committing yourself to martial arts will instil self-confidence, discipline, and above all, offer you a supportive community of friends to share this incredible journey with.

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Martial arts training is very different from other fitness activities. Indeed, it can be a life-changing journey for countless individuals. Our approach on the mats is characterized by utmost care, consideration, and trust. Fostering not only a safe and positive training environment, but also forging powerful and enduring friendships among teammates along the way.

Our classes cater to students with a variety of training goals. Whether you want to meet new people, learn self-defence skills, prepare for competition - or simply to be active and have fun! Our primary focus is to cultivate a positive learning atmosphere where everyone departs the mat feeling content, fit, connected, enlightened, and motivated.

When you become a part of Horsham BJJ, you'll be warmly embraced and immediately immersed in the camaraderie of our community. Building new friendships and establishing enduring bonds with your coaches and teammates, will make your training experience truly transformative and unlike anything you've ever tried before.

If you would like to get to know some of our amazing members, press the button below to go to our Member Profile page.

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