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GCJ Academy: Your Gateway to BJJ Excellence in Perth

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Embark on a journey of personal growth and empowerment with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at GCJ Academy, your premier hub for transformation in Perth. Cultivate strength, confidence, and resilience within our supportive community. Take the first step by booking a free trial and immerse yourself in the unique GCJ experience today!

GCJ Academy

Why GCJ Academy is the place to be

Family BJJ

Transformative Benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Health and Fitness Benefits

Mental and Emotional Well-being

Positive Community

GCJ Academy offers more than a workout; it’s a path to a healthier, more resilient, and empowered version of yourself. Join us to experience the comprehensive benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

At GCJ Academy, we believe in the holistic benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ).

YOUR CLASSES: Gi vs. No-Gi, Your Choice!

At GCJ Academy we offer both Gi and NoGi classes!

What’s the difference?

The main differences between Gi and No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu lie in attire and technique. Gi Jiu-Jitsu utilises a traditional martial arts uniform with gripping opportunities, emphasising controlled, technical approaches, and can be slower paced.
In contrast, No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu involves shorts and a rash guard, lacks Gi grips, focuses on speed, athleticism, and dynamic transitions, often making it faster-paced.


Head Instructor

Ricky Krstic

About Ricky

Ricky is a multifaceted individual who brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the GCJ Academy. As a dedicated martial artist, devoted father, and psychology graduate, Ricky embodies the values of discipline, commitment, and holistic growth. 

With a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Ricky not only demonstrates his mastery of the art but also his unwavering dedication to its principles. His journey through the ranks has equipped him with a profound understanding of the physical intricacies and techniques that define Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. 

Moreover, Ricky holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, which adds a unique dimension to his approach. This background provides him with a nuanced perspective on the intersection of physical and mental aspects in martial arts and self-defense. By seamlessly merging these two fields, Ricky offers a comprehensive teaching approach. His classes not only encompass the practical techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but also delve into the mental and emotional facets, including focus, self-control, and self-confidence. 

Ricky's commitment to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and his knowledge in psychology shine through in his teaching style. He has a remarkable ability to connect with his students, fostering a supportive and encouraging environment where they can learn and grow. Under Ricky's guidance, students not only acquire self-defense skills but also gain a deeper understanding of themselves. 

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YOUR TIMETABLE: Flexibility Tailored to You!

Check out our timetable for classes that fit your schedule. From fundamentals to open mat sessions, find the perfect time to embark on your BJJ journey with GCJ Academy.

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Michelle BurgerMichelle Burger
08:09 27 Apr 24
We absolutely love GCJ Academy I honestly cannot rave about this amazing place enough! It’s immaculately... clean, has ample mat space, icy cold aircon (this is a god send!) but most of all an amazingly welcoming vibe. I just love the family friendly feel and community here. Ricky is such an incredible teacher he is thorough, patient, professional, passionate and his wealth of knowledge and experience is clearly evident through his teachings. I am so thrilled my family has found GCJread more
Marianne TorrettiMarianne Torretti
08:04 27 Apr 24
Fantastic Academy. Great coaches and a wonderful place for kids of all ages and adults to learn a great... skill. I highly recommend anyone wanting to learn Jiu-jitsu to definitely pop in and see what it's like and give it a more
13:42 31 Mar 24
Had the pleasure of discovering GCJ while in Perth for a month. The team creates a very welcoming and... good-natured training environment, Head coach Ricky is excellent at conveying detailed techniques in a way that's easy to understand and remember. Can't recommend GCJ enough to anyone seeking a dynamic and enriching training experienceread more
Mel KrsticMel Krstic
02:21 13 Mar 24
As a first time member of a Jiu Jitsu academy I couldn't be more impressed with GCJ. From the moment I walked... in, the welcoming atmosphere put me at ease. Head coach Ricky is incredibly knowledgeable and patient, taking the time to ensure everyone understands each technique. Joining GCJ was one of the best decisions I've made since having a baby, and I can’t wait to continue my journey more
Sanella KrsticSanella Krstic
12:10 12 Mar 24
fred bearfred bear
01:50 23 Feb 24
GCJ is a fantastic place to train. Ricky is an excellent coach and everyone makes you feel so welcome, loving... my time more
Jay McKeeJay McKee
05:12 21 Feb 24
Great experience at a recent Ladies Open Mat at GCJ Academy. The gym drew in ladies from clubs all around... Perth. Fantastic opportunity to meet new people.Great location and lovely space to practice in. Host and Owner Nikki is extremely welcoming and creates a fun, happy more
Gillian LynchGillian Lynch
01:08 18 Feb 24
What a fantastic jiu jitsu school! Bright, clean and cool ❄️ I went along to the women’s open... mat and the vibes were immense!! Highly recommend GCJ Academy to anyone wanting to start or continue their jiu jitsu training!read more
Angie KAngie K
09:03 17 Feb 24
Went to an epic women’s open mat at GCJ Academy and had an amazing time! Loved the vibe and the people. Can’t... wait to spend some more quality time on these mats!!read more
Chloe HebertChloe Hebert
01:28 05 Feb 24
Ground Control is an amazing academy for kids and adults to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I was so impressed... with the facilities and the knowledge of head coach Ricky.His passion for jiu jitsu and his students really shows in his teaching and I could not recommend enough attending his classes.Ricky is not only an amazing coach, but a great friend and mentor to all who trains under him. Will definitely be back again 😊read more
Jack O.Jack O.
08:38 01 Feb 24
Had the best time being a first timer!I was looked after so well by the staff and felt safe :)Thanks team !
Pania AkuhataPania Akuhata
07:35 31 Jan 24
If you’re thinking about trying Brazilian jujitsu I would highly recommend Ground Control Jujitsu.Great... environment and team and the head coach is passionate and knowledgeable.GCJ offers classes for kids and adults, great for the whole family.I would give it 10 stars but 5 was the max!!read more
Broni FinniganBroni Finnigan
03:45 28 Jan 24
This is a great gym, super friendly and welcoming, they make bjj easy to learn and understand and they do it... in a fun exciting way that’s want to keep coming back to learn more
Isaac FlemingIsaac Fleming
13:16 26 Jan 24
Mel CMel C
11:17 23 Jan 24
My kids absolutely love their classes here. Ricky is an amazing instructor and makes all the kids feel... welcome as soon as they walk in the more
jamie WESTjamie WEST
06:57 17 Jan 24
Amazing team, Great coaches and extremely welcoming to all.
Tai MaskellTai Maskell
01:27 28 Dec 23
GCJ Academy is a great community to connect with people with all sorts of styles and backgrounds. The head... coach Ricky is very committed to helping all of his students reach their goals and beyond. He breaks techniques down at a pace that we can all understand and practice which is perfect for beginners or kids training. I highly recommend anyone to come down and feel this amazing atmosphere. I always look forward to training at GCJ more
Giuseppe MottaliniGiuseppe Mottalini
00:42 09 Dec 23
A fantastic place, powered by real passion and love for BJJ. Ricky is an inspiring and passionate coach, able... to pass the knowledge of Jiu Jitsu to everyone: from the competitive beast to the old amateur. You will find your place here, in a safe and clean more
Jay SJay S
11:41 05 Dec 23
Great experience with a top tier instructor friendly and welcoming highly recommended 🤙🤙
Jeremy Stuart SwanJeremy Stuart Swan
05:41 02 Dec 23
I love this place, the head coach and the vibe 😍😍
Kim NguyenKim Nguyen
04:28 30 Nov 23
GCJ team have created a space that is fun, friendly and inclusive. It's also located amongst some great... places to eat! Ricky is an amazing coach who is methodical and clear in his teachings, makes it easy for you to understand and most importantly is patient!read more
Efrat CarbonneEfrat Carbonne
06:13 29 Nov 23
What a great place to train and learn BJJ skills! Ricky is an amazing coach with ability to make complex... concepts easy to learn! The GCJ team are friendly and inviting, the space is immaculate and parking is super easy to find. Thank you GCJ!read more
Fiona BurnsFiona Burns
06:11 29 Nov 23
The team at GCJ Academy have created an amazing space to train in but also an amazing community to train... with. Head coach Ricky is great at explaining and breaking down techniques making him the perfect coach for beginners and kids. He is also heavily invested in his students progression and committed to helping them progress in their jiu jitsu journey. I highly recommend anyone wanting to try Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to drop in to GCJ and give it a try you will be welcomed with open arms by all the crew. Good vibes and even better more
Tracey CookTracey Cook
13:40 28 Nov 23
Ricky and the team at GCJ are professional and welcoming, creating a warm and friendly environment to train... and learn new skills. Ricky has a coaching style that is easy to digest and put into practice. Couldn't recommend Ricky and GCJ more!read more
Christina La FalceChristina La Falce
09:16 28 Nov 23
My 3 children and I are members and simply love the family friendly environment ❤️Ricky is a... sensational coach! He explains things clearly and is easy for the kids to understand. His lessons are fun and engaging. He will always relate drills to a self defence context as well as BJJ sparring.I couldn't be happier training at GCJ Academyread more


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