BJJ TAZ is a family orientated centre for training in the grappling art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. BJJ TAZ was founded by Jim Reid and Brad Lowe. Both Brad and Jim have a long history in martial arts and wanted to bring their own values and ideas to an academy. The centre is run as a non-profit organisation with all funds from the club going to improve the club and bring top quality state, national and international instructors to BJJTAZ to improve and evolve BJJ in Tasmania.
Brad and Jim have trained in Gracie and Machado Jiu Jitsu teams and believe there is no place for politics in their academy. The academy is open to all wanting to learn or improve their Jiu Jitsu skills. We are apart of the Maromba Academia Australia Jiu Jitsu Team.
Due to the non profit nature of our club we are not obliged to take people into the academy who don’t respect the learning of others, we believe in the well used phrase “Leave your ego at the door for this is a place of learning”.
Our club members work as a team to make learning Jiu Jitsu a fun and enjoyable experience we encourage questions at the appropriate times and like to hear members laughing and enjoying the sessions. We have a few rules which can be seen under the club rules tab this web site.
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At BJJ Tasmania we like to teach the use of BJJ as a sport without forgetting it’s roots and origins to do this we also teach the self-defence aspects of BJJ. Traditionally it is taught wearing a Gi as a uniform but we also teach no Gi as well in the summer sessions. In BJJ the main emphasis is finishing your opponent on the ground where size and strength loses it’s main advantage this is achieved through joint manipulation and chokes. Over 90% of fights end up on the ground but 100% start standing up so at BJJ Tasmania emphasis is placed on how you get there safely(!) and giving you the skills to walk away.