Kodokan Academy of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Never Venture. Never Win.

The Clockhouse Defiance Walk, London, SE18 5QL Directions

Tel 07834 230066
   Now closed Open Thursday 17:30 - 21:00

Why Choose Us?

Many Years Experience
Friendly Atmosphere
Expert Advice

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu



Martial Arts

Fight Club






Good, rolling humans everywhere
A lovely bunch of humans run and participate in this club. I walked in as a total stranger three weeks ago, since then they've made me feel valued and welcomed. They have a superb ethos towards achievement, both drill and roll regularly and puah you to participate in national competitions to keep you focussed.
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A truly unique experience!
“They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.” After an exhausting but worthwhile day spent enlightening the great minds of tomorrow, what compels me to head to the clock house in the evenings to train in bjj instead of investing my time in other pursuits? Well...the reasons are too numerous to list here (sorry to disappoint). You’re just going to have to experience it for yourself. Trust me on this one - you will not be disappointed!! You’ll meet truly wonderful people of all different ages and from all different backgrounds along the way. Coached by Jared, who is genuinely one of the most inspiring and emotionally and physically intelligent people I have ever met, you’ll begin to appreciate, through your experiences, that if you put in the effort...you WILL improve your practice. Are you going to join me next week? If so, I’ll be the first to shake your hand (what happens after that...depends on you!)
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100% Adrenaline
This place is a total gem! Kodokan Academy of BJJ. Professor Jared Nathanson is won significant medals in very prestigious competitions.When you join this gym, you are guaranteed top notch training to prepare you for self defense on the streets, competitions, or for your best physical shape of your life.

In terms of Kodokan teaching , he is very clear, accurate and very patient. He will go out of his way to help you get complex ideas and execute them.

The guys and girls at the gym are a clear reflection of Jared - no egos, safe (not out there to destroy you), humble, competitive, but down to earth. Everyone here is really friendly, on your side and want to help you reach your goals. I love how even after a really hard roll, it's like you rolled with your best friend.

Joining this place will be something to be remembered the rest of my life.

If you think I'm making everything up above, try a class once and see what I mean! You'll believe me.

Thank you Jared and Alexa
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Great place to train
It has been a little over 1 year since I have started training at the Kodokan, and must say that joining the club has been one of the best decisions I have made in recent years; I have lost 10kg without realising it, mostly having fun. BJJ at the Kodokan does wonders your mental state also, it’s great therapy, I feel refreshed after each training session. I have both my kids now in the kids class too, and they love it too, they never want to leave the mats after training, and are always looking forward to training.
In summary, great club with high BJJ standard, great people, highly recommended!
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Worth checking out!
I joined my first lesson with The Kodokan not knowing a thing about Jiu Jitsu and was nervous about this. Went from worrying to joining every lesson!
Coach Jared’s teaching is superb and it always feels like an open discussion than a lecture.
Everyone from all levels bring each other up all to get better together (what more could you ask for?!).
Check it out for yourself and see the difference and fun of Jiu Jitsu.
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