About this Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

Universal Combat Academy, a Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy, is located in Castle Hill. Head BJJ instructor is Simon Farnsworth, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt 4th Degree.

Universal Combat Academy in Castle Hill was the first BJJ/MMA club in the Hills District. Club founder Simon Farnsworth is the area’s original home grown black belt. Universal Combat Academy has seven black belt instructors on the mat, also a first in the area, and therefore provide a unique and rich culture to enhance your learning experience. Universal Combat Academy Castle Hill are a modern day martial arts academy teaching traditional values along with cutting edge techniques.

From the Universal Combat Academy website:
At Universal Combat Academy, We specialise in Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Pankration, Grappling and Vale Tudo.

Our Philosophy

To develop all students as individuals, both physically and mentally. To create strong-willed, confident people through open-minded, reality-based training.

Here at Universal, we believe that all people are individuals and should be treated as such. After learning the basics and building a strong understanding of the arts, we encourage students to experiment with their techniques and develop their own individual styles.

Unlike most traditional martial arts that have been teaching the masses of people to stand, punch, kick etc. exactly the same way for thousands of years, we are a modern-day Martial Arts academy that teaches cutting-edge training methods. You will still learn all the same qualities that a traditional Martial Arts academy has to offer - Self-Defence, Confidence, Respect, Fitness, Flexibility, Strength - but we combine the latest training methods to accelerate the learning process.

Simon Farnsworth

Simon graded to the rank of 4th degree black belt at a Will-Machado gathering  on the 11th of September 2022. Simon has been training for 28 years!  16 of them as a black belt. Hi is part of a very select elite group of BJJ instructors.

Experience matters.


Horticulture Pavilion - Doran Drive, Castle Hill, NSW 2154, Tel 0468 539 039

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  • Fundamentals Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Advanced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Adults
  • Kids & Teens
  • Private Classes
  • MMA
  • Pankration
  • Vale Tudo
  • rappling
About the area/region

Hills District

Castle Hill

Castle Hill is a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 30.1 kilometres north-west of the Sydney GPO, in the Hills District. The suburb is shared between the local government areas of The Hills Shire and Hornsby Shire.
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