About this Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

SJJA Chatswood is located on the lower North Shore of Sydney. Head BJJ instructor is Bruno Alves, 2nd Degree black belt.

From the SJJA website:

Modelled on the training and fitness regime of a professional BJJ athlete, SJJA fuses Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and self-defence with popular group functional fitness under the guidance of Bruno’s elite coaching methodology. With classes catering for all ages and fitness levels, SJJA students learn the world’s most effective martial art while enjoying a full-body workout in a supportive team environment.
SJJA was founded by Bruno Almeida Alves, a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt under Zé Radiola from the ZR Team. He has dedicated his life to competing at the highest level, winning multiple World Championships at the middleweight division including the European, Pan American, South American and Mundial World Championships. In 2011, Bruno moved to Sydney, Australia, with the vision of teaching the best Jiu-jitsu to as many people as possible. In this time Bruno has created the fastest growing martial arts school in Australia with gyms throughout Sydney and Melbourne, including Crows Nest, Brookvale, Maroubra, Gladesville, Ku-Ring-Gai, the Blue Mountains, Narrabeen, Pascoe Vale, and more on the way. Bruno’s own gym, SJJA HQ in Crows Nest, is now one of the biggest in the country. Bruno attributes his success on and off the mats to the values he learned over a lifetime of training and competing, and in 2017 he created a martial arts school with his winning mindset at its core.


The SJJA Unlimited Program is where you’ll learn more than Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. With all the benefits of the Advanced curriculum, the Unlimited Program provides additional access to No-Gi classes, intensive strength and conditioning training, and complementary martial arts classes. Students develop their agility, balance, and cardio as they incorporate new skillsets and training methods into their regime. Under the guidance of world-class instructors, the Unlimited program offers a challenging yet safe environment for students to develop their skills as a resilient and well-rounded fighter.

Bruno Alves attributes his success on and off the mats to the values he learned over a lifetime of training and competing. SJJA is a martial arts school with his winning mindset at its core.


  • Persevering through adversity
  • Taking chances and seizing opportunities
  • Facing fears and staying calm under pressure
  • Using your brain over brute force
  • Working hard and never giving up
  • Unlocking untapped strength in your mind, body and spirit
  • Embracing a healthy lifestyle and sleeping well

317-319 Penshurst Street, Willoughby NSW 2068, Australia

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  • Fundamentals Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Advanced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Adults
  • Kids & Teens
  • Private Classes
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)