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HORIZON ACADEMY BJJ - Adult Braziian Jiu Jitsu Classes In Exeter

Adult Jiu Jitsu


Our adult classes begin with a warm up which is designed to improve your fitness and flexibility and to prevent injury during the class.

After the warm up, you get a chance to learn the movements on your own to help build the coordination, you will drill a movement or combination of movements which adds to the fitness and flexibility from the warm up. This also helps when you have to do the move with a partner as your body will already know where it’s trying to get to.

You’ll then partner up with another member of the group to practice the drills. Our members have the utmost respect for one another, and if you’re new don’t panic everyone who trains with us will help you learn and go at a pace that suits you we were all brand new once and know how it feels.

An important part of BJJ is that higher belts coach and support lower belts, so you won’t find any inflated egos amongst the higher belts, just friendly advice and guidance.

During the class, you switch partners frequently so you’ll get the chance to practice (roll) with people of various builds and levels, which helps to develop your skills further.

Most classes finish with free-rolling (sparring) where you’ll get the chance to practice what you’ve learnt normally this is simulating competitions but there are also fight simulation drills or flow-rolling in this part of the session too.

Periodically, we run sessions called shark tanks these session will be sparring based sessions but focusing on one particular position or situation. These are a great opportunity to practice your techniques against a range of opponents in a more challenging way. It’s a great workout too!

With our all-you-can-eat style membership package you can train up to five times a week for a single monthly fee. Come along for a free trial and see what you think!


As with all our classes, students are encouraged to compete in local and national competitions to improve their skills. Representing your club gives you the opportunity to test your skills against others of your own age and build from other clubs around the country.


6 + 12 =

  • Comfortable sports wear.
  • Drink to stay hydrated.
  • If you have one, Kimono or Gi - a traditional martial arts uniform consisting of trousers and a jacket. If you are looking to enter competitions then your gi must be either white, blue or black. (NB: You won’t need to bring a Gi for your free taster week, just comfortable sportswear).

As BJJ is a complete martial art it will cover how to deal with strikes and grabs and involves a lot of grappling, due to this physical nature of training it is essential that good hygiene is practised for your comfort and for everyone else you train with.

Please ensure:

  • Fingers and toenails are short to avoid injury to yourself and/or your training partners.
  • You do not wear outdoor footwear on the mats as it is unhygienic and can cause damage.
  • You don’t wear jewellery, watches etc, during training to avoid the risk of injury to yourself, training partners and property damage.
  • Your sports wear including your kimono/gi are clean and fresh smelling.
  • That any cuts are properly and appropriately covered.

Finally, we advise that you don’t train when you are sick or injured. Having a cold/flu or a sprain is annoying and no matter how eager you are to train, it will do more harm in the long run and you will likely pass on your bugs to your training partners. It is always best to give your body the time it needs to recover.