ELEV8 MMA is a Mixed Martial Arts center situated in Heidelberg West with a strong focus on Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Functional Fitness, Muay Thai Kick Boxing, Japanese Free Style Ju-jitsu and Yoga. We take a holistic approach to training that covers many facets including, technique, strength & conditioning, and nutrition. In close proximity to Rosanna, Bundoora, Preston, Thornbury, Thomastown, Watsonia, Ivanhoe, Doncaster, Bulleen, Rosanna and Greensborough. 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger person by using leverage and proper technique, taking the fight to the ground – most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. BJJ is also a sport where people compete in grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. Sparring (commonly referred to as "rolling") and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition. Progress and ascension through its ranking system is noted by colored belts.

What kind of people do BJJ?

Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program caters for all experience, age, fitness and commitment levels. It doesn’t matter if you’re an aspiring competitor or a casual student, young or old, male or female, fit or unfit, seasoned fighter or office worker.

You will feel safe knowing that there are no meat heads here, no bullies and nobody looking to beat you up. The majority of our Jiu Jitsu students are men and women just looking to get into the best shape of their lives, build confidence and learn how to effectively defend themselves. For those who are more serious we also have a very successful Competition Team you can join and do additional training with.