2 + 5 =

If you’d like to find out more, please get in touch by e-mail


We are the only Carlson Gracie Team in the South West, under the guidance of Ben Hall who is a 3rd dan (degree) black belt and head instructor of the Carlson Gracie BJJ Australia team. Our Head Coach, Zak Reed, a purple belt in BJJ, has studied and taught Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for seven years.

We provide a friendly, welcoming environment where adults and children can safely learn the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, while also improving their fitness and learn several non-violent self-defence skills to utilise if and when necessary.

Our sessions focus on verbal and physical technique to build confidence, assertiveness, and self-esteem. We tailor the classes to the appropriate age group regarding learning speed and physical speed to have fun while learning important life skills, such as social skills, self-respect, and respect for others, as well as self-discipline and understanding bullying in different environments.

Also, we offer our members the chance to regularly compete in local and national competitions at all levels. We have a high success rate of winning medals in local competitions and in BJJ Junior European Championships.

We’re based at Exeter Sports Academy where we have use of a large studio, fully fitted with professional-standard padded martial arts flooring, air conditioning and a cafe area.

We run classes throughout the week for adults and children of all ages and abilities.

Horizon Academy


The Academy,

2 Guinea Street,

Exeter, EX1 1BS