We are located at 38B Gordon Street in Sorell, next door to the Ampol Service Station





  • BJJ 3rd Degree Black Belt

  • Judo 1st Degree Black Belt

  • Accomplished Muay Thai fighter

  • First Tasmanian to receive a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

I’ve been training at SMAA for a few years now. Adam and Jen do an amazing job of making everybody feel welcome and like they are part of more than just a team. The culture of the club is very open and positive making learning and teaching a pleasure. I couldn’t imagine training anywhere else with a better group of people.

Kieryn Wright

BJJ Classes

A martial art for everyone, no matter your age or fitness level. If you’re looking to get fit or learning to defend yourself, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is for you.

BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) is a combat martial art that focuses on grappling and ground fighting, made popular through the UFC. Classes run for 1 1/2 hours and focus on self-defence and the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Students have the opportunity to compete in both local Tasmanian competitions and on the mainland. Classes cater for students of all levels with a dedicated beginners class. Come along, have some fun and make some new friends.

How to Start My first Class?

Getting started in your first class is easy, all classes cater for all experience levels, from beginner to advanced. All are welcome.

To get started you don’t need any equipment or specialised clothing. Just wear loose-fitting clothing that allows movement and bring a drink bottle.

For your first class arrive at the gym 10 minutes early to be shown through and meet your instructor.

For more information contact Adam Newton on 0404 285 851.

What Do I Need to do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

When you first start training you will need to wear comfortable clothing that you can move in easily, for example, shorts and a T-shirt.

To continue your training you’ll need to purchase a BJJ gi (uniform), rash vest and optional mouthguard. This can be purchased at the club or elsewhere. It is not necessary to have all this equipment to start your first class, but you will need it as you progress.

Here at the Sorell Martial Arts Academy, we have boxing bags and equipment to help you train in the sport under the supervision of our qualified instructors who will help you achieve your goals.