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Embark on a Journey with Kingston Jiu Jitsu

Starting with just a handful of students in 2012, Kingston Jiu Jitsu has blossomed into a thriving community of over 450 students. Experience the warmth of our extended family atmosphere, guided by head instructor Marc Barton, a black belt mentored by the legendary Mauricio Gomes. Start your journey of personal growth at Kingston Jiu Jitsu.



Welcome to Kingston Jiu Jitsu, the premier destination for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training in Kingston-upon-Thames. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just beginning your martial arts journey, our academy offers daily classes tailored to all ages and skill levels.

Kingston Jiu Jitsu is renowned for its welcoming atmosphere and strong team spirit. As proud members of the Mauricio Gomes Legacy Team, we uphold the highest standards of excellence in our training.


Explore our full range of adult classes, including beginner and advanced level jiu jitsu, as well as a no-gi grappling program, women’s only, wrestling and Muay Thai kickboxing classes.


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an excellent of self-defence and a great way for kids to learn self-confidence, discipline, body awareness, and balance. Our classes are designed to be fun and focus on learning through play and games.


Our beginner’s classes are the ideal introduction to Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) and are designed to give students a strong foundation in all aspects of BJJ, including self-defence, takedowns, and the fundamentals of ground fighting.


Our no-gi grappling programme is ideal for martial artists who want to learn the basics of the ground game without using a Gi. These classes have a more wrestling based approach and are suitable for students more interested in MMA and wrestling.


Our women's classes provide a safe and supportive environment for women to train. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the perfect martial art for women interested in learning how to protect themselves, as it is designed to allow smaller people to defeat larger opponents using technique and leverage.


Our wrestling classes are perfect for honing your no-gi takedowns. Led by an internationally renowned instructor, they provide the ideal environment to refine your stand-up skills.


Our drills and rolls class is a fun class that consists of 30 minutes of timed drilling and 30 minutes sparring.


Our TNT class features a blend of BJJ specific takedowns and fluid transitions into ground fighting techniques. It is a fun class that is suitable for all skill levels.


Our Muay Thai kickboxing sessions are suitable for individuals of all skill levels and provide the ideal atmosphere for refining striking skills.


“Our family loves Kingston Jiu Jitsu! When our son expressed an interest in learning Jiu Jitsu, we followed the advice of a friend and took him to a taster session with KJJ. Now several years on, all three of our children train with KJJ and we couldn’t be happier with the family-like atmosphere of the club. The coaches are incredibly approachable and no question is silly. But I think the best part is seeing my children develop confidence, skill, and enthusiasm about the sport. Thank you Marc, Clare, and team!”

Karen Barrett

“My son has been attending classes at the club for many years now and he still loves it as much now as he did then. The trainers are wonderful, really helpful and encouraging and really know their stuff. It’s a safe & wonderful environment for the kids to improve their skills.”

Agon Hadri

“I’ve been training at KJJ for just under a year and I’m absolutely loving it. I started off only doing the women’s class which is run by Clare, who is super supportive & inspiring and has developed an amazing group of KJJ women! I quickly found jiu jitsu quite addictive and now go to as many classes as I can a week. The club has a very friendly and inviting atmosphere and all of the instructors are brilliant. Mark and Clare have created a really special community! If you’re thinking about joining, you should 100% do it!”

Alex Rose

“Amazing club run by amazing people. Every teacher is extremely knowledgeable and professional and create a safe environment where you can learn bjj at your own pace. The club is super friendly and welcoming with lots of lessons for all different levels. Would definitely recommend for first time martial artists or experienced ones who want to try something new ☺️🙌”

Adam Goodsearles

“My children have been training with the club since before the pandemic. The team did a brilliant job keeping in touch online during that time and now it’s great to be back on the mats in person. The club is super friendly and the instructors are encouraging of the kids and very responsive to parents. Highly recommend it for anyone wanting to learn jiu jitsu. Thanks Clare, Marc and team for all you do.”

Lidia Rumley

“There are so many good things to say about this club, from the superb class instructors, the variety of classes to the friendly sparring partners… it really does have it all! Ultimately it is a place to come and forget about the daily grind, it gets really addictive to say the least. I was lucky enough to train in Brazil and it is definitely comparative to the classes there. The support is really great, I always feel that I can go to anyone with a query and they would gladly help out. If in doubt, come try a couple of classes and just see for yourself. Hope to see you there!”

Delia Miru


Everything you need to know to get started on your jiu jitsu journey in this comprehensive 100 page eBook.


In addition to our regular classes, we also have an extensive collection of instructional videos in an online learning portal that follows our teaching curriculum. This online teaching site is included in all of our membership packages.


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