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

Horizon Academy


The Academy,

2 Guinea Street,

Exeter, EX1 1BS