‘I need to get fit again’, I told my partner back in March this year and ‘I want to find a decent club wherein I can train BJJ’…
In finding SABJJ I have done just that. Not only have I clawed back a good level of fitness, but I’ve also shed the better part of 6 kilos in 10 weeks. A professional, yet still a fun and friendly atmosphere where the top class tuition is delivered at all levels from Michael as club owner and head coach down through all of the students and belt classes who are equally keen to pass on their very well rounded experience.
Personally, I feel incredibly privileged to be able to train here amongst some great people, so many of whom I now call my friends.

Damian, Aged 43

When my wife told me she was pregnant I decided it was time to quit smoking and get fit. I was 102kg at the time which meant at 5 feet 4 inches tall, I was clinically obese. I researched all the BJJ schools in Adelaide and decided SA BJJ was the school for me in the first 5 minutes of watching Michael Toyama teach techniques to the class. Michael was clear, precise and explained in minute details when he broke down techniques, be it sweeps, submissions, guard or guard passing. It was clear Michael was speaking as an accomplished and experienced competitor himself.My first 3 months in SA BJJ was particularly hard as I was extremely unfit and overweight, but not once did Michael or my fellow students ever hinted that I couldn't do it. Everyone in the Academy encouraged me to continue. One year and three months later I was 76KG, competing at PAN PACS in Melbourne & awarded my Blue Belt not long after. Michael has not only helped me get years back in my life, he has built a club of like minded people from all walks of life that I now consider close friends.

Robert Greig, Blue Belt

Michael Toyama is one of Australia’s best grapplers whose instruction, attention to detail, technical ability and professionalism make him a fantastic coach. His Academy provides a fantastic mat culture catering for all types of martial artists. I have trained Jiu Jitsu in many parts of the world & Michael’s Academy is among the best of them. Otherwise His Academy provides for all types including fighters, families & the average hobbyist.

Josh Caccianiga, Brown Belt
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