About this Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

Beyond Grappling Club is located in Monash, ACT. The BJJ Academy is run by head instructor Matt D'Aquino a BJJ Black Belt, 4th Degree Judo Black Belt and 2008 Olympian.

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From the Beyond Grappling Club website:

Beyond Grappling Club is owned and operated by Olympian and coach Matt D'Aquino and his wife Samantha. Matt has been doing Judo for over 25 years and Brazilian Jiujitsu for over 10 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.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Gi)

BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique

Like Judo, Brazilian Jiujitsu (BJJ) is a sport that focuses on using your opponents strength and force against them using leverage, positioning and technique. BJJ’s origins stem from the Japanese Kodokan Judo which was introduced to the Gracie family in the early 1900’s in Brazil.

Since then, the sport has evolved into what we have today. Here at Beyond Grappling Club we love the art of Brazilian jiu jitsu, and teach it as a whole, complete system. We are not competitive athletes who fight for points, we purely enjoy learning new concepts and ideas, and testing them out in a controlled environment.

BJJ will help you get fit, strong, improve your core strength, have fun, use your brain and learn self defence all at the same time! It is one of the fastest growing sports and it is pretty easy to know why…. it is fun, relaxing and a great way to exercise.

Our head coach Matt a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu under Black Belt Felipe Grez (under Michelle Nicolini). Our other instructors are highly skilled coaches and bring a wealth of knowlege to our coaching team


184 Clive Steele Avenue, Monash ACT, Australia

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  • Fundamentals Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Advanced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Adults
  • Kids & Teens
  • Private Classes
  • Judo Classes
About the area/region

district of Tuggeranong


Monash (postcode 2904) is a suburb in the district of Tuggeranong, Canberra, Australia. The suburb is named after General Sir John Monash, (1865 to 1931), who commanded the Australian Army in France in the First World War.Streets are named after engineers and the suburb consists primarily of detached houses on suburban blocks.

The suburb is bounded by Erindale Drive, Drakeford Drive, Isabella Drive and Ashley Drive. Located in the suburb is Isabella Pond and part of the Tuggeranong Creek. Facilities include the Goodwin Retirement Village, a primary school and a recreation oval. Monash is serviced by a small local shopping centre, the larger Erindale Shopping Centre at Wanniassa and the nearby Tuggeranong Hyperdome.
(Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)