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Brazilian Jiu JiTSU


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)

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 Instructor and Member of the BMABA ( British Martial Arts and Boxing Association)

  • Enhanced DBS Checked

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

  • First Aid certified

  • Fully insured with Public liability


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.

TimeTable / Venue

Tuesday (10-17yrs Youth Class) - 5.15pm to 6.15pm - 10 to 17 yrs old and up (Broadwater School) Directions Click Here 

Tuesday (Adult Gi Class) - 7.30pm to 8.30pm - 16 yrs old and up (HONE GYM, Witley) Directions Click Here

Wednesday (Adult NO Gi Class) - 7.30pm to 8.30pm - 16 yrs old and up (HONE GYM, Witley) Directions Click Here 

Thursday (Kids Class) - 5pm to 6pm - 5 to 15 yrs old (HONE GYM, Witley) Directions Click Here 

Thursday (Adult Class) - 7.30pm to 8.30pm - 16 yrs old and up (Broadwater School) Directions Click Here

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

Sunday (Supplimentary Class with Asst. Instructor Mike Ryder -Gi Class) - 12pm to 1pm - This class  is £8 pay as you go only (HONE GYM, Witley) Directions Click Here 


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 £8

1 month (Once a week -either venue) membership only £30

1 month (Twice a week -either venue) membership £46
1 month (Three times a week - all venues) membership £56

*depending on membership type  you will be able to train at either Broadwater School
or Hone Gym or for unlimited classes at both venues.


(Click Here to pay online for membership) 

In line with our ethos we offer a 10% discount off membership for current adult students, 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 (www.battlegearbjj.com)

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!

Battle Gear Kids Kimono Gi

"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 run 3 evening classes and a supplimentary Sunday class a week across 2 great venues (Broadwater school and Hone Gym in Witley) which cater for anyone 16 years and above regardless of fitness level, male or female (LGBT 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 to suit your needs. 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 1 to 1 sessions

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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