Gracie Jiu Jitsu

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VT1 has a complete program of Gracie Jiu Jitsu focusing on 3 main elements: Self Defense, Sport Jiu Jitsu and Vale Tudo (MMA). Our instructors are Black Belts and highly trained in the art of coaching. This is the premier place to train BJJ in Sydney.

Gracie Jiu Jitsu is:

  • EFFECTIVE: It has been proven in real fights over and over again.
  • FUN: The classes are enjoyable and our students become passionate about the sport.
  • A GREAT WORKOUT: Our results speak for themselves.
  • REVOLUTIONARY: It is unlike any martial art you have seen, guaranteed.
  • PERFECT FOR ALL: No matter your age, gender, body shape or size, Jiu Jitsu is for you. The sport is based on leverage and pioneer Helio Gracie trained until the age of 95.
  • SAFE: It has the lowest injury rate of any sport and martial art.
  • EASY TO LEARN: The learning curve is incredibly quick. 1 Year of BJJ is the same as 10 in other arts.

Liam with Richie and Lawrence in Gis



BJJ Students

Head Instructor Liam Resnekov is a Black Belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu under Professor Bruno Panno who comes from the famous Royler Gracie Academy, Gracie Humaita in Rio De Janeiro. He has been training in martial arts since he was 5 years old and has successfully competed in MMA, BJJ and Judo on a national and international level. His journey in Jiu Jitsu has taken him all over the world to train with the best instructors in the sport. His passion for Jiu Jitsu is only matched by his passion for coaching the art to our students. Most importantly he has coached students to an elite level in national and international competition and enjoys nothing more than getting on the mat and helping to evolve the art.

The ‘gentle art’ shot to fame in the early 1990s when Royce Gracie, son of Gracie Jiu Jitsu grand-master, Helio Gracie, defeated several larger opponents from Karate, Kung Fu, Judo and Tae Kwon Do in the original ‘no-holds barred’ UFC tournaments. What was amazing was that he managed this without landing a single strike, but rather, using leverage and positioning, he took his opponents to the ground and submitted them with locks and chokeholds. BJJ is now a staple in MMA and considered one of the most effective forms of self-defense.

We are affiliated with and have direct lineage to Gracie Humaitá, the first and original Gracie Jiu Jitsu academy opened by Helio Gracie in Rio De Janeiro. Our coaches, collectively, have committed decades of their lives to the art to ensure their students get the most practical, technical and enjoyable sessions in Australia.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the most enjoyable and challenging sports that you’ll ever do. The learning curve is quick and a practitioner can become proficient in a relatively short amount of time. The workout to your core is unprecedented. You’ll see improvements in strength, endurance, balance and flexibility.

Whether you want to increase your general fitness, become a grappling wizard or want to try something fun and exciting, regardless of age, gender, shape or size, Gracie Jiu Jitsu is what you’ve been looking for!


 What to see some of our BJJ Coaches and Students doing a little demo?


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