Get Fit. Get Confident. Get Mad Skills.

Building a stronger you through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Welcome to Tauranga BJJ, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy with world class Black Belt Instruction.

At Tauranga BJJ we focus on building a fun, safe and friendly atmosphere to train and learn the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

BJJ is a martial art suitable for all ages and sizes. It is a martial art that relies on technique and leverage and will allow much smaller individuals to control a larger opponent.

Tauranga Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy is led by Ryosei Kurihara who received his Black Belt from one of the greatest Brazilian Jitsu Competitors of all time, 10 time world champion, Roger Gracie.

All levels are welcome from beginners who want to try their first martial art to experienced Jiu Jitsueiros.


Join our 4-Week Beginners course

The easiest way to get started on your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu journey.

BJJ is a martial art based around grappling techniques. It helps you learn how to control another person on the ground.

It allows for people who train BJJ to be able to control and defend themselves from stronger and larger opponents with the use of technique and leverage.

1 Week Trial

Get started on your BJJ with us, BJJ isn’t for everyone but it could be for you. Sign up for a 1 Week Trial and see if it is for you. Trial costs $40.

Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


BJJ has proved itself across the world as one of the most effective forms of self defense. This comes from the roots of it being a grappling based martial art which allows you to train against other participants going “100%” without risk of injury unlike striking based martial arts.


The BJJ community is a small but very tight knit group. Training BJJ has allowed me to travel the world and instantly bond over the passion of BJJ with people from all different background, countries and beliefs.


Training BJJ consistently will get you fit. You don’t have to get fit before you start, training BJJ will get you fit. Training BJJ is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding exercises you can do. Most of the time you won’t even know how hard you have been working out until the end of class.


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a difficult but rewarding experience. The confidence gained from the skills and lessons learnt through BJJ is one of the best benefits for any child or adult.