About Us

About Pure Jiu Jitsu

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
AJJC Australian National Champion
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 2022

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.

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