About this Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

From the UMF Townsville website:

Leading BJJ Townsville Classes

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives is more than just a sport or a method of promoting physical fitness. It’s more than a martial art; it’s a way to change your life; ultimately, a way of life.

Philosophy at UMF is direct: if attacked, you will need to finish the situation decisively. UMF trains you how to comprehend punches, kicks, how to close distance & work from the clinch or on the ground.

Classes are designed for those who want to learn:

  • effective self-defence for personal safety,
  • competition,
  • MMA or
  • simply as an exciting way to stay fit & healthy.

UMF BJJ Combatives aims is to be combative rather than tournament orientated and so unlike most Brazilian Jiu-jitsu schools UMF offers classes that are very proven effective as well as tournament specific.

UMF BJJ Combatives is all about making sure the technique works anywhere and anytime be it for MMA, Self Defence or for tournaments!

Personal self defence is our goal and is in fact the measure of proficiency in our system. Being street ready will also make you competition ready, not vice versa.

UMF Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Combatives is proud to have national & international affiliations providing an amazing source of knowledge & training opportunities.

The method promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and choke holds to defeat the opponent.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives is incredibly strategic and involves mental clarity, mental acuity and the ability to out strategised and out maneuver your opponent by controlling the ground. It involves more than physical strength, it involves clarity of technique and intelligent problem solving and strategic skills.

The training can be used for sport grappling tournaments [Gi and No Gi], mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or for self-defence.


unit 3/7 Civil Rd, Garbutt QLD 4814, Australia

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  • Fundamentals Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Advanced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Adults
  • Kids & Teens
  • Competition Classes
  • Private Classes
  • Wing Chun Kung Fu
  • Muay Thai
  • Krav Maga
About the area/region

City of Townsville


Garbutt is a residential and industrial suburb in the City of Townsville, in northern Queensland, Australia.
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