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. 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 to the Sunshine Coast.
It may surprise you to discover that the Sunshine Coast is quickly growing as a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu hotspot. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ) has an affinity with beach culture. It inherits this from the surfing and skating sub-cultures in Brazil. Perhaps unsurprisingly, then, the Sunshine Coast is 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.
The CAZA gym is in Noosa Heads, the north end of the Sunshine Coast. Being just 5 minutes from Noosa Main Beach, Sunshine Beach and Sunrise Beach, you’d agree that this is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu 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 sessions.
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 driving distance of our Noosa Heads gym. 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
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 and experience 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 Sunshine Coast as it may be in big cities. Still, it doesn’t hurt to have a skill like Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
You should know that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is more than a fight sport used by professionals and serious BJJ competitors. CAZA has dozens of team 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 testing the mind. The mental aspect keeps you so busy that your fitness increases almost as a side-effect.
Join the Sunshine Coast Brazilian Jiu-jitsu wave
The outdoor culture enjoyed by us Sunshine 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 real-life skill.
You never know, you or one of your friends may one day win a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu world title. You could be the one that puts CAZA BJJ and Sunshine Coast Brazilian Jiu-jitsu front and centre on the world stage!