About this Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

Levels Jiu-Jitsu Club, located in Marrickville is run by head BJJ coach Liban Akil, BJJ Black Belt.

From the Levels Jiu-Jitsu Club website:
We are a friendly, family focused martial arts school located in Marrickville, in Sydney’s Inner West. We specialise in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and self defence classes for children and adults of all ages. We cater to beginners so there are no previous experience or fitness requirements. Jiu-Jitsu really is for everybody!

Our new and improved facility is conveniently situated a short walk from Sydenham train station and very close to Marrickville Bowling Club, Marrickville Metro and the Victoria Road Precinct area. We are well serviced by public transport and only a short commute or drive away from Petersham, Stanmore, Enmore, Newtown, Tempe, St Peters, Earlwood and Dulwich Hill.

Liban Akil is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is the Head Coach and founder of LEVELS JIUJITSU CLUB. Liban was first introduced to the art in 2003 by his long time coach Felipe Grez – who is one of Australia’s premier martial arts and combatives systems instructors. Having received his black belt from Michelle Nicolini (one of the most decorated and outstanding BJJ competitors in history), Felipe is also the founder and creator of The BJJ Coach online educational resource as well as the JiuJitsu Kingdom academy and it’s association of affiliated academies.

In 2011, at Felipe’s recommendation, Liban traveled to New York City to train under the legendary Marcelo Garcia, widely regarded to be the greatest grappler of all time. Liban spent several years training at Marcelo Garcia’s academy, and whilst living in NYC was head instructor at the Brooklyn Heights BJJ academy, teaching regular classes in Brooklyn and around Manhattan.

Liban’s teaching style is fun and engaging and can also be described as upbeat, laid-back yet structured, methodical and detail-oriented but always very supportive.


1/17 Barclay Street, Marrickville NSW 2204, Australia

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  • Fundamentals Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Advanced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Adults
  • Kids & Teens
  • Women Only
About the area/region

Inner West Council


Marrickville is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Marrickville is located 7 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district and is the largest suburb in the Inner West Council local government area.

Marrickville sits on the northern bank of the Cooks River, opposite Earlwood and shares borders with Stanmore, Enmore, Newtown, St Peters, Sydenham, Tempe, Dulwich Hill, Hurlstone Park and Petersham. The southern part of the suburb, near the river, is known as Marrickville South and includes the historical locality called The Warren.

Marrickville is a culturally diverse suburb consisting of both low and high density residential, commercial and light industrial areas.
(Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)