• These classes combine fitness for health and wellness... self-defense for safety and peace of mind... and ancient wisdom for a happy, stress-free life.

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  • Give your child the gift of confidence, leadership, respect, focus & discipline with our Kids Martial Arts classes. All while teaching them the important skill of self-defense.

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  • Our No Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes are aimed to improve your grappling skills, it is designed for adults, children, male and female students.

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  • Call now: 01202 565564, 17a Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LF

  • De Souza Dojo Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

    At De Souza Dojo Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy you will learn more than just Martial arts, you will be immersed in Brazilian culture, you will hear the language, the music, taste the food and learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu undiluted.  You will learn the true Brazilian way.

    We aim to provide the very best level of technical instruction and safety for you and your child to learn a Martial Art. Alex has been training Martial Arts since he was 11yrs old and has personally seen the benefits from the training. He has been a professional instructor for over 15 years. Alex's passion is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and to us Jiu-Jitsu is a life style not just a business.

    Alex graduated black belt on the 22 of September 2006, received his grading from Vitor Shaolin Ribeiro.

    Alex became a third degree black belt in September 2015, the only instructor in Bournemouth and surrounding areas able to promote students to black belt level. 

    We follow a structured curriculum and have plans for each lesson ensuring you and your child will be learning as well as having fun. All our instructors have enhanced CRB checks, public liability insurance and are first aid trained.

  • Rules Course

    February 14, 2017 | Fullwidth News
    Rules Course

    What is included in the course? Learn the IBJJF Rules Understand the scoring system Know when and why penalties are issued Understand which techniques are allowed Ask questions and clarify any queries you have Who is the course for? For all competitors who would like a better understanding of the rules. Know what techniques they can and cannot perform in competition.  Learn about why

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  • HIIT Classes

    February 10, 2017 | Fullwidth News
    HIIT Classes

    High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has become a popular way to burn more fat. It's a training method that has been effective for many people. HIIT is a training idea in which low to moderate intensity intervals are alternated with high intensity intervals. HIIT is considered to be much more effective than normal cardio because the intensity is higher and you are able to increase both your

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