Classes we Offer
Our kids Judo classes focus on developing your childs fundamental motor skills, increasing confidence while having a lot of fun. We guarantee that your children will come home happy, AND super tired.
Judo for Teens
Our teens program aims to help develop teamwork skills, increase confidence as well as increase strength and fitness. This class is a must for any shy teenager looking at developing their confidence and having fun at the same time.
Our Adult Judo program is designed for you to learn fundamental Judo techniques including a number of throws, escapes, joint locks and more! These techniques will increase self defence, core strength, balance and fitness.
Brazilian Jiujitsu is based around the fact that a smaller, weaker person can defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique. This class is a great way to develop self defence as well as have great fun!
We are the friendliest Grappling Club in Canberra
Beyond Grappling Club is owned and operated by Olympian and coach Matt DAquino and his wife Samantha. Matt has been doing Judo for over 25 years and Brazilian Jiujitsu for close to 9 years. Couple this with his degree in Primary Education and his years of teaching, you know you are in the right place to have fun, get fit and learn Judo and BJJ.
Matt and his team pride themselves on teaching planned, professional classes in a fun family friendly environment. the underlying principle in all of our classes are to treat people as you would like to be treated. This simply means that we look out for one another, help each other and respect everyone in the class.
So why not contact us using the form down the bottom and you can get started today.
The Beyond Grappling Team
Meet your Judo and BJJ Coaches
4th Degree Black belt
BJJ Brown belt
BJJ Purple Belt
2nd Degree Black belt
BJJ Purple Belt
1st Degree Black belt
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News from the blog
Here are our holiday open times. Judo and BJJ classes will be combined during the holidays.. Dec 26 closed Dec 27th wed morning closed Dec 28 Thursday Judo and Bjj 7-830pm Dec 30 Saturday No gi Judo and Bjj 8-930am Jan 1 Monday Judo and Bjj 7-830pm Jan 2 Tuesday no gi Bjj 630-730 Jan[…]
Here are some images of throws to help you study for your gradings: And hold downs: Tate shiho gatame (mount) Mune gatame:
To catch up with what is happening at Beyond Grappling Club check out our December Newsletter. Inside you will find info on our: upcoming gradings school holiday programs competition news BGC Christmas Party and more! december16-newsletter
Last October our Head coach Matt received his BJJ brown belt from his coach Felipe Grez. Felipe is the head coach of Jiu Jitsu Kingdom in Sydney and is a Michelle Nicolini Black belt. Well done Matt and thanks so much for Felipe for taking the time to come down and run a seminar.
Last month I shared in our newsletter about the benefits of competing in both Judo and Brazilian Jiujitsu. It is not enforced here at BGC, but recommended, when you are ready of course. But what about kids? When are kids ready to compete? That’s a great question. Here at BGC I am following the Long[…]
Our September newsletter is now live. Make sure you check it out to find out what is going on in the club september-newsletter
Introduction Judo is much more than an Olympic sport. It is an art that is practised in almost every part of the globe. Judo, meaning “gentle way” is a contemporary martial art that was developed from Jujitsu which is a combat technique used by the Samurai in war. It involved a combination of various defensive[…]