The stories below are from many different students from all walks of life. We cherish these comments as it makes us proud of who we are and what we stand for. Teaching excellence through martial arts.

Dante (8YO) and Madison (4YO) Mammoliti 

(SJJA Melbourne)

Our son Zac is quite introverted and shy. We wanted him to join a martial art where he would learn to defend himself but also have fun in a team environment and develop socially.

Zac has absolutely come out of his shell since he joined SJJA Melbourne. Zac has built respectful relationships with other children, has learnt some great skills, improved motor skills, and has fun in the process.


I definitely think this is due to Rodrigo’s approach with the young children, he is really calm and patient with them, allows them to have fun but is able to teach them useful skills and respect for their team mates and coach. Zac is loving Jiu Jitsu at SJJA Melbourne and we are really happy and highly recommend the Academy.


Mark and Nicole Stearman (SJJA Melbourne)


"My 7yo son joined SJJA Melbourne as I was searching for an outlet for his boundless energy that also focused on self-discipline and respect for others. What we have found is all of that as well as a supportive community group. 

Rodrigo is an amazing teacher with a level of patience and tolerance I wish I had as a parent. His kind yet firm approach commands the respect of an otherwise rowdy bunch of rascals.

I have now joined the self-defence course at the academy, learning some great skills, giving me the confidence that I could handle myself in a difficult situation. I cannot recommend SJJA Melbourne highly enough."


Lauren Peterson (SJJA Melbourne)

“A great place to train. The facility is very good, but it's certainly the people that make this a wonderful place. Not only will you learn a wonderful martial art, you will make great friends.”​

Roxey Kelly



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