Tokei Logo
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or BJJ derives from Japanese jiu jitsu and judo imported to South American in the early 1900s, and its transformation into a new martial art style by a group of Brazilian pioneers. Before it arrived in Brazil the origins of jiu jitsu are believed to go back thousands of years. There are several theories concerning it roots, but many agree that it can at least be traced back 4,000 years ago, to Buddhist monks in India. It then spread to feudal Japan, where it developed into an effective hand-to-hand combat before transitioning to become more of an art form and a competitive activity. In 1915 a world-famous Japanese judoka, Mitsuyo Maeda arrived in Brazil where he began teaching Jiu Jitsu and judo. Three of Maeda�s first students went on to become the founders of what is known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: brothers Carlos and Helio Gracie, and Luiz Fran�a. Each of these pioneers contributed to the development of what is now known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is one of the world�s fastest-growing martial arts. Students of all ages and from all walks of life practice the art for a variety of reasons, including self-defense, fitness, camaraderie, stress relief, and fun. And while it has only recently come into the public consciousness due to the popularity of mixed martial arts competitions such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship and ONE Championship, its origins can be traced back several centuries.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Liam
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the most effective, reality-based fighting systems in the world. Created by the Gracie Family, the basic premise of Jiu-Jitsu is that 90% of fights end up on the ground. As such, Jiu-Jitsu is focused primarily on effective ground fighting. At the Tokei we have fantastic instructors who are great practitioners.
19:30 - 

09:30 - 

Ability : At the Tokei we accommodate all levels of ability for BJJ.
Liam Wandi
Liam Wandi is a lifelong martial artist with black belts in Karate, Judo and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. He has been an instructor of Jiu-Jitsu for the past 16 years. He has given seminars around the world and also writes the popular Jiu-Jitsu blog "The Part Time Grappler".

Liam recently released his book, "What Outstanding Instructors Do: The definitive resource for aspiring Jiu-Jitsu instructors".

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Vernon
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Free Practice.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu No-Gi is grappling without the traditional uniform and instead, practitioners would wear shorts and a rash guard. In No-Gi grappling you cannot grab your opponent�s clothing. Which makes it a lot harder to hold your opponent.

18:30 - 

18:45 - 

19:00 - 

11:00 - 

Ability : At the Tokei we accommodate all levels of ability for BJJ.
Vernon O'neil
Vernon began training in Brazilian jiu jitsu at 15 years old and has been teaching since the age of 16.

Winning gold competing at blue, purple and brown belt.

After receiving his brown belt from Roger Gracie at 19, he began focussing on boxing and MMA training.

Always on the mat improving his skills and furthering his knowledge, he received his black belt from Roger Gracie at 25.

With 15 years of experience training and teaching in the art Vernon has trained with the very best athletes from around the world and knows what it takes to learn and improve in the sport, believing it better to do one technique well than 10 techniques poorly.

Early Bird Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
A 60 minute class of BJJ Foundational Skills and Situational Rolling. This fast paced session will be a great workout and provide an opportunity to build muscle memory and sharpen skills in live practice. Ideal for absolute beginners and a great supplementary session for more experienced practitioners.

07:00 - 

Ability : At the Tokei we accommodate all levels of ability for BJJ.
Martin started training Jiujitsu regularly in 2017. He has 10 years of experience in the fitness industry working as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor. He now is an assistant coach with the Tokei Judo club.

Martin has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (a genetic tissue disorder), and as a disabled coach and player one of his keys goals is to ensure that everyone who wants to engage with jiujitsu has the opportunity to do so in a safe and supportive environment.