We are a fun and family orientated Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school that is here to support our local community. Our vision for the academy was to offer world class instruction in a traditional yet modern and stylish environment, that focused solely on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, instead of following the popular trend of being a MMA school.
From building strong and resilient children that can bully proof themselves, to changing lives of adults, our goal is to make sure that all of 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 Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is the only Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in The Southern Highlands. 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. Tony is currently ranked in the top 10 Black Belts in Australia and is the Ultra Heavy Weight Pan Pacific Champion in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 2018. In 2019, Tony was awarded the Masters International Black Belt Open Weight Champion, and the Masters International Black Belt Super Heavy Weight Silver Medal.
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 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as a lifestyle change or for competition.
"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 ."
"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! :)"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."