Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is well known for its beautiful weather and beaches. It is also a hub for fitness fanatics, both local and from further afield and ‘The Coast’ hosts many sporting events throughout the year. The Noosa Triathlon and the ‘King of the Mountain‘ are examples of famous annual events that attract people here.
It may surprise you to discover that the Sunshine Coast is quickly growing as a BJJ hotspot. BJJ is a martial art has an affinity with beach culture. It inherits this from the surfing and skate boarding sub-cultures in Brazil. Perhaps unsurprisingly, then, we find ourselves in a prime location for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to flourish.
CAZA BJJ lead the way on the Sunshine Coast
CAZA Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is the gym that is putting the Sunshine Coast on the Australian BJJ map. CAZA is owned and managed by BJJ third-degree professor Yoshi Hasegawa. Yoshi makes a point of offering his world-class instruction to competitive and casual members alike. Noosa is very lucky to have a BJJ professor of Yoshi’s calibre living and teaching right here in our corner of the world.
We have two BJJ gyms on The Coast:
- CAZA BJJ gym in Noosa Heads (headquarters).
Being just 5 minutes from Noosa Main Beach, Sunshine Beach and Sunrise Beach, you’d agree that this is an athlete’s paradise. Noosa is now a must-visit destination for travelling BJJ students and professors. Especially for those who want to supplement their holiday with high-quality BJJ classes.
View the Noosa gym’s timetable
- CAZA BJJ gym in Caloundra.
This gym is owned by coach Andrew Bailey. Andrew is a third-degree black belt and is building his gym around a group of very supportive members. This gym is renowned for the super friendly vibe at its training sessions.
View the Caloundra gym’s timetable
There is a strong team vibe at CAZA BJJ. New members get welcomed with open arms (be careful, it might be a trap ;). Respect is paramount, regardless of rank or skill level.
Why take up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
The growth of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is in large thanks to its use in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). That’s because it is a real martial art that has been proven to work. Proven by who? Well, by a diverse range of combatants from professional fighters through to special forces soldiers. In fact, the CAZA membership includes people who have worked in some very dangerous professions. Each can testify to BJJ’s usefulness in physical confrontations.
Self-defence is not as big a concern on The Coast as it may be in big cities. Still, it doesn’t hurt to have a martial arts skill like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
When you learn jiu-jitsu, you learn one of the best self defence martial arts there is. New comers are certainly welcome in our classes, and we’d love to start you off on your BJJ journey.
Why learn BJJ with CAZA?
You should know that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is more than a fight sport used by professionals and serious BJJ competitors. CAZA has dozens of members who do it for fun and who have no intention of competing. Why? Because BJJ is a great tool for achieving high levels of fitness while also strengthening mental tenacity. The mental aspect keeps you so busy that your fitness increases almost as a side-effect.
All skill levels welcome
No matter what level you are at, we have Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes for everyone.
Our membership includes people of all shapes and sizes. Not only that, you can train with people at your level, from complete beginners right up to seasoned black belt competitors.
Our kids jiu jitsu classes are very popular, especially in Noosa. Our coaches have a ton of experience teaching children this fairly technical martial arts sport.
We also have a hugely successful kids competition team, which your kids are welcome to be part of, if that appeals to them.
As a club, CAZA BJJ continues to win medals and trophies on the Queensland Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Circuit. Approximately half of the tournaments each year are held within a short driving distance of our Noosa Heads and Caloundra gyms. This means that our members have the opportunity to compete throughout the year. This includes tournaments such as:
- Sunshine Coast Open
- Caloundra Open
- South-East Queensland Championship
- Queensland State Titles
- Brisbane Open
Did you know that the CAZA team are the current Sunshine Coast Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champions?
Some of our members also compete at interstate and international tournaments. The IBJJF Pan Pac’s (held in Melbourne) is always attended by some of our team.
Open mat refers to a training session where sparring is the focus – no class is taught. CAZA gyms have these sessions weekly for adults, and we tend to run them on public holidays too. There is no better way to practice BJJ than via sparring.
Try a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class with us
The outdoor culture enjoyed by us Sunny Coast residents encourages us to be fit and active. We are probably biased, but we can’t think of a better way of achieving these goals than by learning this martial art.
You never know, you or one of your friends may one day win a world title. You could be the one that puts CAZA BJJ and Sunshine Coast Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu front and centre on the world stage!
Think you’d like top join? Contact CAZA BJJ with any questions.