For more information about classes at SBG Aberdeen, e-mail coach Ross McTavish at: mc_toush@hotmail.com Everyone should contact Ross ahead of their first session to receive instructions on how to gain access to the gym.

BJJ is a martial art and combat sport, where grapplers focus on fighting on the ground. Classes are held in our purpose-built room at Quay Fitness, Clarence Street, Aberdeen, AB11 5BH. The gym is a 15-minute walk from Union Square, Aberdeen Train Station and the Bus Station.

Our classes are suitable for those aged 16 and above. We have a diverse range of members, from competitive athletes to once-a-week hobbyists, young to not-so-young, male and female.

The club is affiliated to Straight Blast Gym (SBG) under the guidance of SBG UK black belt Casey Jones.

SBG Aberdeen is part of the United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association (UKBJJA).

WHEN WE TRAIN AND WHAT IT COSTS



Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
5.30
No Gi Rolling




6
5.30-6.30pm
Gi Rolling

No Gi Rolling
Judo
6.30
Fundamentals
6-7pm
Wrestling
6-7pm
6-7pm
7
6.30-7.30pm
Gi Technique
6.30-7.30pm
No Gi Technique

7.30
Women’s Only
7-8pm
Gi Rolling
7-8pm

8
7.30-8.30pm
Fundamentals
7.30-8.30pm
Fundamentals

8.30

8-9pm

8-9pm





Saturday
Sunday
9.30
Gi Positional Rounds
Wrestling
10
9.30-10.30am
9.30-10.30am
10.30
BJJ for MMA
No Gi Positional Rounds
11
10.30-11.30am
10.30-11.30am
11.30
Kids
Fundamentals
12.30
11.30-12.30pm
11.30-12.30am

Sessions marked in light blue and dark blue are £6 per class, or inclusive with monthly membership. These are Fundamentals classes. Participants can wear gi or no gi, except for Judo, which is gi only.

Sessions marked in orange, red and dark red are available to monthly members, or those paying the Daily Drop-in Fee (details below).

The session in green is run by an external non-SBG Aberdeen coach (Piotr Widz) and everyone who attends must pay £5.

The kids class is £3 for one child, or £5 for two children from the same family.

Monthly Membership - £60 which must be paid by a standing order set up though online banking. The club’s account details are available on request. For an extra £20 per month, SBG Aberdeen’s members can receive full gym access at Quay Fitness and can use the club’s grappling room when the gym is open.

Daily Drop-in Fee - £10. Participants can attend any class that day after paying the flat rate in cash. This includes access to Fundamentals classes on that day.

Fundamentals - £6. Any session marked in a blue colour on the timetable is available for a one-off cash payment.

One-to-one and one-to-two sessions are available with coach Ross. E-mail him at mc_toush@hotmail.com for details.

BEGINNERS

We recommend beginners start on a Monday evening at our Fundamentals class (6.30-7.30pm). If a Monday is not suitable, beginners can start at any of our Fundamentals classes. All that is required to train no gi is a t-shirt and shorts.

OUR CLASSES

Fundamentals - The core components of BJJ, BJJ for MMA, Judo and Wrestling explained. Ideal for beginners, or for seasoned grapplers to work on the most important parts of their games.

Technique - This session delves deeper into the core components of BJJ, adding extra options. It is best suited to someone with a solid understanding of fundamentals.

Positional rounds - Rolling/sparring in a specific position, against an opponent applying variable resistance. This session is suited to someone with a solid understanding of the core positions of BJJ.

Rolling/sparring - Performing BJJ in free movement rounds against an opponent. This session is ideal for someone with a good understanding of BJJ fundamentals.

SBG ABERDEEN IN BJJ COMPETITION

SBG Aberdeen has an active BJJ competition team that competes under the banner of SBG UK. The gym is home to the current Scottish Grappling Square Go champions. The knockout Quintet-style tournament featured teams of five from Scotland and northern England. SBG Aberdeen grapplers are active in Scottish competitions, as well as further afield, taking part in competitions run by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) and North American Grappling Association (NAGA).

The club previously competed in amateur mixed martial arts (MMA), with six athletes putting together a combined record of 15 wins, 3 defeats, 1 draw and 1 no contest.

SBG ABERDEEN SOCIAL MEDIA

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BJJ COACHING CREDENTIALS

SBG Aberdeen BJJ coach Ross McTavish has achieved the following:

- BJJ brown belt under Karl Tanswell.

- Officiated at numerous BJJ competitions, having qualified as a Level 3 UKBJJA referee in the IBJJF ruleset.

- Judged at a MMA show for Scotland's leading MMA promotion, On Top.

- Completed two coaching workshops with SBG President and black belt Matt Thornton.

- Attended an Injury Prevention In MMA Seminar organised by elite MMA coach John Kavanagh and the Irish MMA Federation.

- Hosted a two-day course focused on strength and condition, rest and recovery in BJJ with personal trainer Simon Mcevoy, who runs his own business (King of Kings) at SBG Ireland in Dublin.

- Taught education in a variety of settings, including; prison, mental health hospital and Travelling persons site.

- Completed a first aid session delivered through NHS Grampian.

COACHES WHO HAVE VISITED SBG ABERDEEN

SBG Aberdeen is committed to bringing elite coaches to the club.

Coaches who have delivered seminars at SBG Aberdeen include: Karl Tanswell, Casey Jones, Martin Aedma, Garry Christie, Christian Graugart, Ross Nicholls, Danny Williams, Mauricio Gomes, John and Amanda Diggins, and Simon Mcevoy.