About Us

The Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood

As a jiu-jitsoka you are a part of something special. You’re in an elite group of people who challenge themselves physically and mentally in ways most people can’t even imagine. If you use jiu-jitsu as a tool to help you understand yourself, to face your fears and to progress as a human being, then you are already a part of the Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood.

The Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood is a dojo without walls and without limits. It is a global community of BJJ practitioners who are united by a desire to share and learn by transcending the inherent limits of the ‘my school/team is best’ mentality. It was formed to help people remember that the art is about uniting people, not dividing them. JJB a way of thinking – a way to approach our your training and competing in a way that helps your growth and the growth of your fellow martial artists. We offer our own insights about the journey. We are not claiming that we have found ‘the truth’, only that we have found ‘our truths’.

All the things jiu-jitsu has given us; the friends we have made, the confidence we have gained and the self-knowledge we have acquired – we want all martial artists to experience and share these things. Jiu-jitsu is not something that should be restricted on the basis of race, nationality, athletic ability or chosen team. It was made for you. You are the Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood.


Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood UK

Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood UK is the UK office of the Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood Association. We are a growing community of jiu-jitsu academies, students and athletes within the United Kingdom. Our goal is to promote and support high-quality jiu-jitsu instruction, in a friendly and inclusive environment.


Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood London

Founded by Nic and Marc in 2012, Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood London has grown from a small club with a handful of students training once a week, to a large full-time academy with over 250 students that now serves as the world headquarters of the Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood. Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood London is renowned for the exceptional atmosphere that is fostered there. All of our members are treated as part of a big family, and the result is a relaxed and enjoyable place in which to train.

Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood London instructor Marc Barton is one of a handful of black belts personally mentored by the legendary 8th-degree coral belt Mauricio Gomes. Mauricio was responsible for bringing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the UK in the early 2000s and is perhaps best known for being the father of the greatest BJJ athlete of all time, Roger Gracie.

In addition to being part of the Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood Association, we are also affiliated with the UKJJF and the UKBJJA, and retain close ties to the Roger Gracie Academy in Central London.


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Club Rules and Code of Conduct

  1. Please arrive to class before it due to start
  2. Please wash your Gi and kit before each session
  3. Please make sure your finger and toenails are cut and clean
  4. Please make sure your feet are clean and wear flip flops or shoes to and from the toilet or if leaving the mats
  5. Please never wear shoes or flip-flops on the mats
  6. Please treat your training partners with respect at all times