Darwin Academy - 1st Outside Victoria!

Established in 2008 the academy was founded a group of friends that were testing their Martial Arts skills every Saturday for a bit of fun decided to try this BJJ thing. We flew down to Brisbane for the QLD championships, never having seeing a Jiu Jitsu competition and not even being familiar the rules. That event was the catalyst for us. We learnt the rules on the fly and amazingly did very well. 

Most importantly we learnt a lot, had a great time and developed an instant addiction to the sport. By the time we had returned the De Been Darwin team was born.

A lot has happened since then. Being the first BJJ club in the NT has been a huge privilege and many opportunities came from it such as running an NT titles at Mindil beach (outdoors) and securing an NTG grant to run the Auscup at the convention centre. We have introduced many to the sport and helped others on their Jiu Jitsu journey. Our programs continue to develop with classes now running most days. Our students many of which have become the best of friends have represented us across the world as both visitors to other clubs and competitors, always making us very proud and punching above their weight.

“We thank all of you that have been involved over the years and look forward to the next 10”

2 Comments
  1. Hi 47 years old very unfit and out of shape. Complete beginner. Could you advise your fees and gi cost. I would be looking at the beginner sessions Mon, Wed and the open Sunday session. 0458089090.

    Many thanks

    1. Hi Damien – thanks for your message. Our blue belt program is for beginners of all levels and offers self paced learning in a supportive environment. Our senior academy Gis are $240 each however you are more than welcome to wear shorts and t-shirt when you first start. We offer a free trial class if you would like to try first. Let us know and we will book you in. Please contact us if you require any further information. Thanks De Been 100% Jiu Jitsu Darwin.

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