What can I expect from my first BJJ Class at Pure
Your first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) class at Pure Jiu-Jitsu is an exciting and transformative experience. As you step onto the mats, you can expect to be warmly welcomed by our friendly and supportive community. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of BJJ, ensuring that you feel comfortable and confident as you begin your journey. You’ll learn the basic positions, techniques, and principles of BJJ, building a solid foundation upon which you can grow and develop your skills.
During your first BJJ class at Pure Jiu Jitsu, you’ll engage in both solo and partner drills to practice the fundamental movements and transitions of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in light sparring sessions, where you can apply what you’ve learned in a controlled and safe environment. Our instructors will be there every step of the way, providing guidance, feedback, and support. Expect to leave your first class feeling empowered, energized, and inspired to continue your BJJ journey. Whether you’re a complete beginner or have previous martial arts experience, we’re confident that your first class at Pure Jiu Jitsu will be a memorable and transformative experience.
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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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! :)"
"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."
"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."