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Brazilian Jiu JiTSU


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What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. The art was derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan judo (which itself is derived from Japanese Jujutsu) in the early 20th century.

It teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique – most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person.


BJJ training promotes fitness, heightens body awareness through movement, enforces discipline, teaches self defence and is most importantly incredibly fun.

It is a system that can be practised by anyone of any age group and gender

"There is  no losing in Jiu Jitsu.

You either WIN or you LEARN"

"Teach the mind to control the body and everything else will follow"



To create a friendly  and safe environment so that we can learn

to better ourselves in mind and body through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


 Key Focus:


Body  Awareness / Movement


Self defence



Benny Sootho is a BJJ Black Belt under GFTEAM ( Grappling Fight Team) since 2019

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Luis França > Oswaldo Fadda > Monir Salomão > Julio Cesar Pereira > Garbriel Rainho > Benny Sootho

  • Teaching since 2015 with a focus on the Children's and Beginner's programme at GFTEAM London

  • Certified GFTEAM Instructor and registered club under UKBJJA
    (United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association)

  • Enhanced DBS Checked

  • Safeguarding and Protection of Children certified ( Uk Coaching, NSPCC / CPSU)

  • First Aid certified

  • Fully insured with Public liability

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Kids Classes

Kids and Youth Programme

At Godalming Brazilian Jiu Jitsu we pride ourselves on having a great Kids and Youth programme that will help the little champions to not just progress in Jiu Jitsu but in all areas of growing up. With the confidence to be themselves, pursue their personal goals no matter what they might be and to develop the discipline and focus to achieve success. All this while developing their fitness, physical abilities and martial arts skills for self defence or competition. Regular Kids Classes are suitable for 5 yrs to 16yrs.
Youth Specific Classes are targeted for 10yrs to 16yrs.


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TimeTable / Venue

Tuesday (Adult Gi Class - All levels) - 7.30pm to 9pm - 16 yrs old and up
(Broadwater School) Directions Click Here


Wednesday (Adult NoGi Class- All levels) - 7.30pm to 9pm
 (Broadwater School) Directions Click Here 

Thursday (Kids / Youth Classes) - 5.30pm to 6.30pm - 10 to 17 yrs old 
(Broadwater School) Directions Click Here


Thursday (Adult Gi Class- All levels) - 7.30pm to 9pm - 16 yrs old and up 
(Broadwater School) Directions Click Here

Friday (Adult NoGi Class- All levels) - 7pm to 8.30pm - 16 yrs old and up 
(Broadwater School) Directions Click Here

Sunday (Kids Classes) - 9.30am to 10.30am - 5 to 15 yrs old 
(Broadwater School) Directions Click Here

When you enter the School gates, please turn right to the carpark next to the field.
We are in the 'Bistro'
 which is the building  in between the school's entrance and exit gates.

Please contact us to inquire or book your 1st free trial class by clicking here.



Class Prices

Our pricing structure is very very simple. (Adult & Children Classes)

(Pay as you go) Per class £10

1 month (Once a week) membership only £35

1 month (Twice a week) membership £50
1 month (Train all you want) membership £60

(Click Here to pay online for membership) 

In line with our club ethos we offer a 10% discount off membership for current adult females,
current military personnel, law enforcement and ambulance service staff

(please see instructor for discounted rates)

What to bring / What you need

Godalming Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy teaches Gi / Kimono and No Gi classes.

-For our Gi classes, the Gi or Kimono is used in our techniques that we teach hence having a good BJJ Kimono is essential. (Karate Taekwondo or Judo gis are not acceptable as the built and cut is different and cannot be used to perform the techniques and may even cause injuries)
-For No Gi Classes, clothing that is not too loose is highly recommended. Rashguards, shorts and legging tights are often worn as they are slim fitting, do not snag and comfortable to train in.

The correct Gis and No Gi equipment can be purchased from our instructors at a special discounted price for members (please ask the instructor for more info) or from our SHOP page.

Alternatively good quality and affordable BJJ Specific Kit can be bought from our academy supplier BATTLE GEAR BJJ EQUIPMENT (

For those just starting, please wear clothing that is not too loose that you can sweat in as there will be a lot of rolling around on the mats!

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Timetable / Venue

"Failure only happens

when you stop TRYING"

Adult Classes


Our Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes are suitable for all levels with no prior experience required and is perfect for you if you are looking to get fit, learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, acquire self defense skills or try your hand at body movement techniques.

We currently run 3 evening adult classes a week at the Broadwater School in Farncombe, Godalming which cater for anyone 16 years and above regardless of fitness level, male or female (LGBTQ+ friendly), young or old.
Have a look at our timetable for more details and book yourself in for a FREE 1st trial class.

We can create bespoke 1 on 1 or small group private classes for Adults and Juniors to suit your needs. These sessions can be held at your private location or at our space if needed. 
Prices start at only £50 for 1 but can be shared between 2 people or more. (£10 extra thereafter per person - up to 4 persons). Further discounts  available for block bookings.

Please get in touch via the contact box above or below to arrange for a private class.

Private sessions

Adult classes
Godalming BJJ

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

is a dedicated Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy that offers Adults & Kids / Youth Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes. GBJJ is based in Godalming, Surrey, United Kingdom.
Classes are held in Godalming and the surrounding areas. 
If you would like to us to start a class in your area or have any questions, please get in touch to let us know


Call or send a text message to:

(+44) 0738 8398 807

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