Pure Jiu Jitsu Southern Highlands is a locally owned and operated, family orientated martial arts school focussing on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, that is here to support our local community. Opening our doors 6 years ago, our vision for the academy was to offer world class instruction in a traditional yet modern and stylish environment.
From building strong and resilient children that can bully proof themselves, to changing lives of adults, our goal is to make sure that all our students have the confidence to face life’s obstacles and handle pressure with a clear mind and confidence.
Tony Pycroft is the Founder, Owner and Head Instructor of Pure Jiu Jitsu Southern Highlands.
Tony holds a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Tony was awarded his Black Belt by his Coach Anthony Perosh, who is a 4th Degree Black belt under Carlos Machado (8th Degree Coral Belt).
Tony has successfully competed in World Championships in America, not to mention many other major competitions in Australia. In 2022 Tony took home double gold at the Australian Nationals in Melbourne and more recently in February 2023 took the gold at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam World Tour by submitting both his opponents.
Above all of this, Tony is a family man with a wife and two beautiful children. Tony believes that martial arts is a great way to become the best version of yourself, for yourself and your family whether you decide to do a martial art as a lifestyle change or for competition.
"I joined Pure Jiu Jitsu with my family roughly 12 months ago and have never looked back since. The environment is welcoming, friendly and warm !! My kids absolutely love it and I would t look anywhere else. Tony is one of the best instructors and blokes. Thank you Tony for all your wisdom and ongoing support to our family."
"Tony is a fantastic instructor, very knowledgeable and a great guy. His passion for jiu jitsu reflects in his school and his students. If you’re looking for a great place to train at in this area check them out."
"Tony and the whole team at Pure Jiu Jitsu are amazing, welcoming and drive everyone to pursue perfection! I've loved every lesson and can't wait for the many more to come ."
"Awesome place to train and Tony is one of the nicest people going with unbelievable jui jitsu knowledge. I train at a different gym and the team treats me like their own. can't wait to go back and learn some more."
"A great place to exercise, have fun and learn an art form. The teacher tony is awesome. Easy going, friendly and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend to anyone that wants to try something different, meet good people and have fun."
"Joined Pure Jiu Jitsu with my son as a hobby for us both. What we discovered was a great sport, good friends who love to have a laugh and get fit together. We look forward to each training session."
"World class facility, world class coaching. Just the best environment to train in, no egos, just a bunch of great people supporting each other. My whole family trains here, I couldn’t recommend it enough."
"Thanks for sharing your passion Tony! Your classes are fun, inclusive, and challenging, and the team environment is super supportive and accepting of everyone. I'm so focussed on learning & mastering each new technique that I don't really even notice that I'm exercising! :)"