About this Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Chatswood Academy (Est. 2001) is located on the North Shore. Head BJJ instructor is Liam Resnekov, a 2nd degree black belt. Liam is the co-head coach and owner of VT1 MMA Academy.

From the Gracie Academy website:

Chatswood Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a great place to learn authentic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) on the North Shore. We have 5 black belt instructors coaching and great programs for all ages! We teach Self Defense and Sport Jiu Jitsu in a safe, fun environment.

We often have famous martial art instructors visit from Brazil, the USA and other parts of the world and we have students from Crows Nest, North Sydney, Chatswood, Artarmon, Roseville, Gordon, Lane Cove, Cammeray, but people drive as far as an hour just to learn real Gracie Jiu Jitsu at the Academy.

What makes this Academy different?


​All of our programs are instructed by experts and it is a requirement that they continue ongoing learning and training themselves. Almost all of the coaches are active or retired competitors that have competed at an international level.

We believe that the students of our Academy always deserve the best. You’ll also notice when you walk into our Academy that not only is it CLEAN, but it is SAFE, FRIENDLY and there are always a lot of SMILES.

​The key to success in learning martial arts and self-defence is simply showing up regularly and having a good attitude.

Our Coaches always make sure the classes are FUN, INTERESTING and ENGAGING.

World Class Instruction

Expert Coaches
5 Expert - Gracie trained - Blackbelt Instructors

Excellent Programs
Easy to follow curriculums for accelerated learning

Female Friendly
We have female coaches and female only programs

Great Fun
You'll leave every class with a smile on your face


390 Eastern Valley Way, Chatswood NSW, Australia

Google Map Location
  • Fundamentals Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Advanced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Adults
  • Kids & Teens
  • Private Classes
  • MMA
  • Boxing
  • Muay Thai
  • Krav Maga
  • Karate
  • Kickboxing
About the area/region

City of Willoughby


Chatswood is a major business and residential district in the Lower North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia, 10 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district. It is the administrative centre of the local government area of the City of Willoughby.
(Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)