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We offer world-class level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction for individuals, families, and Police Officers of the Greater Manchester area and is a reference for fitness, character development, self-defence, martial art, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training for the communities of Bolton, Walkden, Swinton, Atherton, Leigh and Wigan.

The Roger Gracie Bolton classes are aligned with the RGA Program Structure developed by 10 times World Champion Roger Gracie to meet specific learning needs from people with different ages, gender and levels. Our clean, friendly, and progress oriented environment allows the students to have a challenging, inspirational, and warm learning and training experience that always make them feel like coming back.

RGA Bolton is for anyone who values discipline, wellness, martial art, respect, and is looking for a well-balanced lifestyle. It doesn’t matter if you are a person with no training background that wants to lose weight or learn self-defence, a busy businessman looking for a stress relieving activity, a parent searching for something to complement the education of your kids, or an experienced martial artist aiming for the further development of your fighting skills, come to the school.

We are sure you will find at our school an exciting and challenging place that will allow you to achieve your goals.

Barry, black belt

2nd Degree Black and Head Coach, Professor Barry trained for 8 years in the USA, before returning to the UK. He concentrated on building an academy to invite all comers into the BJJ Lifestyle and show people in the UK the impact Jiu Jitsu can make on their lives.

jUlie, BLACK belt

Our first female black belt at the club, Professor Julie has been training hard with Head Coach Professor Barry since the club was just a few mats in the corner of a cold, damp warehouse. The club has come a long way since then and so has Julie, she is a model for what BJJ can do to confidence levels and has a passion for helping women develop the skills to defend themselves but also navigating a traditionally male-dominated sport.

rick, black belt

Professor Rick brings ten plus years of martial arts experience to the mat. He is a seasoned Thai boxer as well as a very experienced BJJ practitioner. He coaches the Fundamentals and Intermediate program on Monday and Tuesday to packed classes! Black Belt under Roger Gracie

jay, BROWN belt

Jay is a seasoned martial artist with many years experience in BJJ and MMA. He is also a qualified coach in Muay Thai and is active on the Muay Thai comp scene.

SEB, PURPLE BELT

Striking the right balance between discipline and fun, Seb is the perfect coach to be charge of our kids' program, running both Tiny Champs (4-7yo) and Junior Champs (7-16yo) classes. He has a wealth of jiu-jitsu and self-defence experience and is also a certified Personal Protection Officer, working in the security industry.

RoB, Purple belt

Coach Rob is a regular on the mats, running the daytime classes and teaching our yoga program. Co-author of a book on breathwork for BJJ, he loves the science behind the sport and won't keep quiet about the benefits of training for both physical and mental health.

Tom, Purple belt

Coach Tom is a long-standing, popular member of the club, keen practitioner and tough competitor. He coaches the busy Wednesday Fundamentals and never shies away from a roll after class or during our live training sessions.

Josh, Purple belt

Coach Josh runs the much-loved Thursday Evening Fundamentals (complete with Easy Listening playlist). As an FA qualified football coach he brings not only professional quality teaching but also a lot of fun onto the mats. Don't let his love of soft rock fool you, he loves to get stuck into hard sparring too.

an academy designed for your lifestyle

With over 50 Classes per week in our dedicated Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA Academy, we are sure that regardless of your current commitments you can fine time to train. We are open 7 days a week: Morning, Lunchtime, Evening and Weekends. Book a Call and See if BJJ will Work for You.

forget typical boring workouts.

Jiu-Jitsu classes at RGA Bolton are perfect for any adult in Bolton who wants to learn a new skill in a safe, challenging, and family friendly  environment. We offer programs for all skill levels, so you can choose to focus on the fundamentals of BJJ or train to get your Black Belt.

family friendly programs.

       Our RGA Kids program is structured similarly to adult courses, with adaptations and modifications made to reach the different age ranges in the class. Jiu-Jitsu classes for children begin with the building blocks that are needed to teach the fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu.

Get fit. Feel great

MMA and Yoga are the perfect addition to your fitness routine because they involve ergonomically safe moves you will need to complete the class. Our instructors help students get both the mind and the body in shape so you can achieve more than you ever thought possible. Our Yoga and MMA classes are a natural addition to Jiu-Jitsu training and will help you build endurance and practice moves that can later be used in self-defence.

1-1 training

Private classes are available. Please click the button below and send a message via our Contact Page with information about your requirements and we will match you with one of our Professors or Coaches.

classes

The Roger Gracie Bolton classes are aligned with the RGA Program Structure developed by 10 times World Champion Roger Gracie to meet specific learning needs from people with different ages, gender and levels. Our clean, friendly, and progress oriented environment allows the students to have a challenging, inspirational, and warm learning and training experience that always make them feel like coming back.

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