Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a submission-oriented martial art that utilizes leverage and body mechanics.

Brazilian Jiujitsu

The origins of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu trace all the way back to the mid 1900’s, when a submission-oriented style of judo was brought from Japan to Brazil. In Brazil, the martial art evolved further and developed its signature ground techniques.

After that, BJJ’s effectiveness was proven all over the world through the so called “Vale Tudo” fights (i.e. “no-rules” fights), where BJJ athletes defeated much heavier and stronger opponents that practiced other martial arts.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu consists mainly out of ground fighting; it includes different kinds of joint locks, muscle squeezes, and chokes – but also throws and takedowns (like in judo and wrestling). By utilizing leverage and body mechanics, BJJ allows anyone to defeat a larger and stronger opponent through superior technique, without having to rely on physical strength.
A gi (kimono) is worn in the traditional style of training; whereas in the “no-gi” variant, the athletes train without a kimono (in equipment such as a rashguard, shorts, etc.).

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes at the Frota Academy are regarded as some of the best in Europe. Our head coach is Augusto Frota, a 4th degree BJJ black belt who is a well-known athlete and coach in BJJ and MMA circles.
Contact us via our email ( or via telephone [(+41) 76 368 62 93] for more information.

Oh, and by the way… Make sure to visit us for your FREE trial class – and see for yourself why Frota Academy is the best place for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!


What we offer:

  • Introductory classes
  • BJJ for advanced athletes
  • Competition training for all levels
  • Exceptionally experienced instructors
  • Functional workouts for BJJ

You should train if:

  • You’re interested in learning BJJ
  • You wish to improve your BJJ the best you can
  • You want to learn self-defense
  • You want to grow stronger physically and mentally
  • You want to surround yourself with positive people

Equipment for training:

  • Kimono
  • BJJ belt
  • Mouthguard
  • Head protection (Optional)

Just found out about BJJ?

Are you someone with absolutely no experience with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Or perhaps you’ve only been to a handful of classes and you’re still not quite sure about the very basics of the sport?
That’s alright. Everyone has to start from being a novice white belt (even the most elite of world champions had to!) – and we’re excited that you want to train with us, at the Frota Academy!

That’s why we’ve organized BJJ intro classes. Through them, you’ll learn everything necessary to start your Jiu-Jitsu journey off the right foot:

  • 20 fundamental BJJ attack/defence/control positions
  • dojo etiquette
  • fighting strategies
  • BJJ point system
  • preventing injuries
  • Portuguese language applied in BJJ

Sounds great? Awesome! You’ll learn fast with our experienced instructors; and by the time you snap your fingers, you’ll have passed the intro class test, earned your first stripe, and started training with the advanced BJJ class.

Find out more about the BJJ intro classes here, and apply for them by clicking on the button below (or by sending us an email/contacting us via phone):