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Learning BJJ In Sunny Malta

We are passionate about teaching BJJ and submission wrestling! We run structured classes for adults and children throughout the week. Arete BJJ was founded for one simple reason, there was no-where else for us to train in the sea-side St-Julian's, Sliema and Gzira area.

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Diverse & Accessible Academy

Established in 2016, Arete BJJ is the fastest growing martial arts academy in Malta. Our students are a diverse group of internationals (over 20 nationalities), who come from all walks of life. The academy is located centrally in Gzira, and it is easily accessible by public transport and a very short walk.

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NO Politics & Beginner Friendly

We are a 'zero-politics' easy-going academy and we recognise that everyone is different. We invite those who want to learn about the sports we love. The BJJ scene in Malta is still in its early stage so most of our students are first-timers, therefore, we have crafted our classes so you don't need experience to enjoy them.

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Why Jiu Jitsu?

BJJ is a complete self-defence system which teaches you how to defend yourself against larger opponents. It's also a killer workout. You will burn calories (up to 750kCal in an hour!) and you will build a 'core' functional strength which is unique to Jiu Jitsu. BJJ is a fantastic way to train your body and mind.

"I am a shark, the ground is my ocean, and most people don’t know how to swim."

~ Jean Jacques Machado