Virtue Bjj




Virtue is a place where joy is found in the pursuit of perfection. Whilst we are always working to improve, we value and appreciate the moments of trial and victory equally…

As a team, we look to support each other and promote resilience and contentment. We have a thirst for improvement and a deep curiosity for the unknown…

Balance and commitment are essential components of our journey – rest must accompany hard work, grit must accompany desire.

We don’t wish for things to happen, we make solid plans and see them through…

We are accountable, we are transparent, we share and we uphold our standards. We believe in the power of habit, consistency and discipline and we seek the joy in these things. We have a higher calling to serve those around us, to their benefit and also our own…|

We look to be role models and inspirations, tempered with humility and humanity.


Virtue is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school that offers self-defence, anti-bullying, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes, Judo classes, MMA classes, Women Only classes, Breathing & Stretching classes and Personal Training classes.

We also offer products such as hats, hoodies, shirts, shorts and Bjj uniforms.

The Virtue Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is designed to provide a unique training experience for the students. The focus is not just learning how to fight, the focus is on building enough confidence to avoid the fight. 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has proved to be the most effective martial arts in the world, therefore Virtue Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program follow a sequence of movements that will help the students to achieve their personal best.


In 1917 a teenager named Carlos Gracie (1902–1994) saw for the first time, in Belém, a display by the Japanese man who was capable of dominating and submitting the area’s giants…

A friend of his father, Gastão Gracie, Maeda agreed to teach the restless boy the art of defending oneself. In his lessons, he would teach Carlos and other Brazilians – like Luiz França, future master to Oswaldo Fadda – the concepts of his art: on the feet or the ground, the opponent’s strength was supposed to be a weapon for the win; to approach the adversary, low kicks and elbow strikes were to be the stratagems before taking them down. For evolution in training, he would use the randori, a full-on sparring session with a partner…

Knowing that fact, is extremely important for Virtue Instructors to teach their students to protect themselves in a street fight situation…

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a sport, has evolved a lot, with the big influence of social media, competition and athletes have been able to improve their performance and to live the Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle. 

However, competition and self-defence techniques must be connected. As Maya Angelou once said: 

“If you don’t know where you come from, you don’t know where you are going”.


10-12 Bay St, Southport QLD 4215

Frequently asked questions

Everyone is very welcoming and willing to help beginners.

Just come open minded and willing to learn and remember that getting started it will be hard but hugely rewarding once you commit and embrace the BJJ lifestyle…

Not only form a practical self defence perspective but also for your physical and mental health…

As well as the benefit of joining a great community of people striving to be 1% better everyday.

First check the timetable to see if the class you’re coming to is Gi or No-Gi. For Gi class you can borrow a Gi for your 2x free lessons to try things out. If No-Gi wear board-shorts and a rash vest but make sure your shorts do not have zips as this can damage the mats.

If you’re coming to a Judo class you will need a Gi.

If you’re coming to MMA then wear shorts and a rash vest and bring wrist wraps and your own 12-16 oz gloves.

Besides the clothing you will need a big bottle of water, thongs/sandals and optionally a sweat towel and mouth-guard.

Here is some important etiquette to abide by when joining a class, and also some tips to help your BJJ journey:

  1. Never wear your shoes or thongs/sandals on the mat. Always take these off before stepping on the mat.
  2. Always bow your head when entering or exiting the mat to show respect.
  3. Address the person leading your class as “Professor” if they are a black belt and “Coach” if they are any other belt.
  4. At the start and end of class line up on the edge of the mat in the order or your belt. So getting started as a white belt you will be at the end of the line at the far left facing the mat.
  5. Go for a drink break when the coach/professor announces a drink break.
  6. No profanity on the mat.
  7. When getting started do not use all your strength without any technique, try to go lighter and learn from your more experienced partner. This advances your BJJ faster and prevents injury for yourself and your training partner. 
  8. If you’re rolling and get in the way of a higher belt rolling, stop fighting and get up and out of the way.
  9. Always respect the tap. If you hold a submission and your partner taps physically with their hand, foot or verbally, then let go of the submission immediately.
  10. Breathe. Try to breathe through your nose and control your heartbeat and stay calm. This will let you think about your movements and stop you from gassing out too quickly.

Training BJJ is intense and it will make you fitter and stronger. If you are not already active when starting BJJ, we recommend also doing other types of training to enhance your strength and cardio fitness for BJJ. Many of our coaches are also personal trainers, and they can help you with parallel training for BJJ.

Yes! We have 12 parking spots available but these often fill up quickly before class. Feel free to double park at the entrance but if that space is also full there is plenty of metered parking available on the street.


Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
6:00 - 7:00 AM
6:00 - 9:00am Private Classes
6:00 - 7:00am Woman Only Class
6:00 - 7:00am Woman Only Class
6:00 - 9:00am Private Classes
7:00 - 8:00am Seniors Class - Over 40 (Basics)
7:00 - 7:30 AM
7:00 - 9:00am Private Classes
7:30 - 8:30am - MMA
7:00 - 9:00am Private Classes
7:30 - 8:30am - MMA
8:00 - 8:30am Kids & Parents Conditioning
8:00 - 8:30 AM
8:30 - 9:30am - Judo
8:30 - 9:30am - Judo
8:30 - 9:30am Kids All Levels - Gi
9:30 - 10:30 AM
9:30 - 10:30am All Levels - No Gi
9:30 - 10:30 All Levels - Gi
9:30 - 10:30 All Levels - Gi
All Levels - Gi
All Levels - No Gi
8:30 - 9:30am Kids All Levels - Gi
10:30 - 11:00 AM
No Gi - Sparring
Gi - Sparring
Private Classes
Gi - Sparring
No Gi - Sparring
9:30 - 11:00am Adult Open Mats - Gi
11:00 - 12:00 AM
Private Classes
Breathing & Stretching
4:00 - 4:45 PM
Kids Lv.1 - 3-6y/o - Gi
Kids Lv.3 - 7-9 & 10-14 y/o - Gi
Kids Lv.1 - 3-6 y/o - Gi
Kids Lv.3 - 7-9 & 10-14 y/o - Gi
Kids Lv.1 - 3-6 y/o - No Gi
5:00 - 5:45 PM
Kids Lv.2 - 7-9y/o - Gi
Kids Lv.1 - 3-6y/o - Gi
5:00 - 6:00pm Kids Competition Training - Gi
Kids Lv.1 - 3-6y/o - Gi
Kids Lv.2 7-9y/o No Gi
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Basics - Gi
Competition Training - Gi
Fundamentals - Gi
Basics - No Gi
7:00 8:00 PM
7:00 - 7:30pm Sparring
All Levels - No Gi
Advanced - Gi
7:00 - 7:30pm - No Gi Sparring