Welcome to Carlson Gracie Oxford – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art and a self defence system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting.

What is BJJ?

In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), we seek to take opponents to the ground and gain a dominant position where we can apply a multitude of joint locks and choke holds to secure a submission. The art of BJJ is a very positive addition to any lifestyle; it promotes fitness, agility, self-confidence and general physical and mental wellbeing. BJJ is very effective due to the nature of the training. By removing dangerous techniques (such as strikes, gouging or groin strikes) we are able to train at high intensity with a far smaller risk of injury, meaning the techniques we practice are honed in a realistic environment and the BJJ player is prepared for the adrenaline and intensity of a ‘real fight’. BJJ is a very technical martial art; leverage and technique play a greater part than strength meaning a smaller person can overcome a larger more aggressive opponent. For this reason it is ideal for anyone seeking to improve their chances of defending themselves against an attacker.


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    • Address:

      The Dojo
      South Oxford Community Centre
      Lake Street
      Oxford, OX1 4RP

    • Schedule:

      Wednesday – 18:15-19:30

      Friday – 18:15-19:30

      Saturday – 13:00-15:00

Meet Our Instructors

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    2. After

    Sam Gibson

    — Head Instructor

    • 2014 British Featherweight Champion (Brownbelt)
    • 2013 British Featherweight Champion (Brownbelt)
    • 2013 British Absolute Champion (Brownbelt)
    • 2013 IBJJF No-Gi European Featherweight Champion (Brownbelt)
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    Kat Hill

    — Assistant Instructor

    • 2015 Gi IBJJF British Nationals Champion (Purple belt)
    • 2015 Gi British Open Featherweight and Absoute Champion (Purple belt)
    • 2014 Gi English Open Featherweight Champion (Purple belt)
    • 2014 IBJJF London Open Gi Featherweight Champion (Purple belt)
    • 2014 IBJJF Mundials Featherweight Bronze Medallist (Bluebelt)