Recommended Gyms

We’re often asked for gym recommendations. Check the list below for a gym we recommend in your area.

If a gym is on this list, it means:

  • We personally know, and can vouch for, the head instructor or management
  • The method of instruction is in line with BJJ Mental Models’ values
  • The gym is ethical in its business relationships with its students.

Australia

New South Wales

Kincumber:
Revolution Jiu-Jitsu (Dylan Bradley’s academy)

Victoria

Melbourne:
Eureka BJJ (Chris How’s academy)

St. Kilda:
Absolute MMA (Lachlan and Livia Giles’ academy)


Canada

British Columbia

Lake Country:
Lake Country Judo (Kathy Hubble’s academy)

Nanaimo:
Island Top Team (Rob Biernacki’s academy)

Pitt Meadows:
On Guard FC (Matt’s academy)

Port Coquitlam:
Ascension Martial Arts (Steve’s academy)

Surrey:
Kaboom Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Kabir Bath’s academy)


Estonia

Tallinn:
3D Treening (Priit Mihkelson’s academy)


United States

Georgia

Conyers:
Apex MMA (Josh Wentworth’s gym)

New Jersey

Princeton:
Princeton BJJ (Emily Kwok’s academy)

Pennsylvania

Allentown:
Zombie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Matt “Aesopian” Kirtley’s academy)

South Dakota

Sioux Falls:
Next Edge Academy (Bruce Hoyer’s academy)

Virginia

Arlington:
Kogaion Academy (Vasile Ciocoiu’s academy)

Washington

Bellingham:
Bellingham BJJ (Jeff Shaw’s academy)

Bothell:
Bothell MMA (Kenneth Leif’s academy)


Online

BJJ Concepts (Rob Bieracki’s membership site)
Defensive BJJ (Priit Mihkelson’s membership site)
RVV BJJ (Rory van Vliet’s YouTube channel)

And, of course…

BJJ Mental Models Premium


Are we missing a gym?

If you feel there’s a gym that should be listed here – whether it be yours or someone else’s – you can request we add it by contacting us. Please note that we are very selective in terms of which gyms we add here, and will only add ones where we can personally vouch for the instructor.