Arete Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Malta

Globetrotter Friendly BJJ Academy Located In Gzira, Malta.

Arete Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Malta focuses on the Martial Arts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling.
Arete BJJ was founded in July 2016.
The reason for starting Arete Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was simple – there were no other BJJ teams in Gzira, Sliema or the St. Julians area.

Although we are relatively young team, we are growing incredibly fast!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Malta

The Island of Malta is a beautiful place to come on holiday. It is also a fantastic country to train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The Bjj scene in Malta is still in its earliest stages, there are consequently only a handful of gyms where you can train. Unlike the other gyms, Arete is located centrally in Gzira, and is easily accessible via public transportation.

The weather conditions during the summer are usually very hot, so you should prepare for the sessions by drinking lots of water and consuming a little bit of salt. This will help prevent getting gassed out or experiencing any nasty cramps.

On the other hand, winter time is a completely different story. Insulation is generally very poor. This, combined with the somewhat high-humidity level, causes the air to feel cold. When training during the winter time, it is a good idea to wear spats and long sleeved rash-guards, some people even like to wear socks! To tackle this coldness, we put a high emphasis on our warm ups which are stimulating and dynamic.

Watch a video of us

Below you see video footage from our sessions

About us

We are a very informal BJJ team. We are here to have fun but we also train hard. At times, life can be so hectic and serious. Therefore, the academy is a place where you blow off steam whilst having a great time.

The way we see things

We should always strive to try our best when we are learning new techniques.

While we do go hard, we must never attempt to hurt our partners. Sparring can, and often should be competitive. When the round is over, we shake on it. Remember: training is just that, training. Therefore, we do not hold grudges towards our training partners. The goal is not to beat our friends, the goal is to help everyone improve.

Good Spirit
No matter how hard we train, or how competitive we might become, we should always do it in good spirit. We laugh, we smile and we strive to enjoy our time on the mats.
Life is often far too serious, but through training, we can liberate ourselves from external pressures.

Our Classes


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Kids

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for beginners

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Advanced Classes BJJ & NoGi classes

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Come and train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Us

Our doors are open to both beginners and seasoned practitioners alike.
You don’t need to have any previous experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or any other Martial Art; to be able to join our team. The only thing you need is an open mind and a willingness to sweat. With time and dedication, we promise everything else will fall into place.
Still not sure if you want to come and try it?
Check out our BJJ classes for beginners!

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu For Travellers

Are you traveling to Malta? Are you looking for a place to train BJJ?
Look no further!
Travellers can train one week for free with us, and Black Belts can earn some money by teaching seminars.
We seek to give the BJJ community the same kindness they continually show us.

Arete Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is affiliated with Brazilian Jiu jitsu Globetrotters

We are affiliated with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Globetrotters

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Arete Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Malta
59 triq manoel de Vilhena Gzira Malta
+356 77 068 317


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