13 Jun 2013

BJJ in London


I was commissioned by the US title Jiu Jitsu Magazine to write an up to date guide to training in London. The above map was created by me and is as accurate as I can make it. I emailed dozens of instructors and posted on several forums to grab the most accurate and up to the minute details. Many academies still listed on Google has since closed down or moved locations. Some new ones have sprung up but are not caught by Google yet. Others don't even have a website.

Despite the poor SEO and marketing of some academies, it is clear from the map that BJJ in London is thriving. there are over 40 venues to train should you choose to visit. Central London is especially well served with some zones, such as Kensington, with several clubs in close proximity to one another.

The issue of Jiu Jitsu Magazine with my complete write up should be out in a month or so.

In the meantime, an excel spreadsheet of all the London BJJ venues I could find can be viewed here.


UPDATE
Missed out from the map the following:
Nova Forca at the London School of Economics
Dartford BJJ branch in Ilford.

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7 comments:

MattKlein said...

Very cool. Think a training trip to London is in order!

AndyHaggerty said...

Makes me want to come home for a long summer holiday, but looks like a lacking of clubs South East London?

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Anonymous said...

Thats really interesting thanks. The thing that jumps out for me is that giant hole in the west end.

I assume that is largely driven by the cost of renting studio/gym space.

For people that work silly london hrs - proximity to the gym is a must, whether that is home or office as with london transport you sometimes cant afford the additional hr of travelling to the gym and back.

Anonymous said...

Thats really interesting thanks. The thing that jumps out for me is that giant hole in the west end.

I assume that is largely driven by the cost of renting studio/gym space.

For people that work silly london hrs - proximity to the gym is a must, whether that is home or office as with london transport you sometimes cant afford the additional hr of travelling to the gym and back.

Unknown said...

great!you helped me!!!

David Tobin said...

Hi, can you add my club please? We are based in London borough of havering. Details are
Gracie Barra Havering
42 Ardleigh House
Horchurch
RM112LG
Web www.bjjhavering.co.uk
Tel: 07736010044
Thanks
David Tobin