Not Just a Martial Art, a Way of Life.

Axis Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was founded in Tokyo, Japan by Rickson Gracie black belt Takamasa Watanabe. Axis strives to maintain a high level of technique and camaraderie at all its clubs throughout the world, and is internationally known for its high standards of instruction and technicality.

Our mission is to serve the community by providing families and individuals a supportive environment that promotes a positive and healthy way of living to help you improve as a person and reach your true potential.

We believe that jiu jitsu is not just a martial art, it’s a way of life.

Not Just a Martial Art, a Way of Life.

Axis BJJ was founded in Tokyo, Japan by Rickson Gracie black belt Takamasa Watanabe. Axis strives to maintain a high level of technique and camaraderie at all its clubs throughout the world, and is internationally known for its high standards of instruction and technicality.

Our mission is to serve the community by providing families and individuals a supportive environment that promotes a positive and healthy way of living to help you improve as a person and reach your true potential.

We believe that jiu jitsu is not just a martial art, it’s a way of life.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes.

We offer a multitude of fun and motivating BJJ classes where everyone is welcome to train at their own pace, in a friendly environment focused on personal development and good sportsmanship.

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“Fantastic environment with a great team! Always large numbers of training partners on the mat at all levels, at all locations. Recommend anyone interested in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to go check it out 🤙🏽” – Phil

“Great coaching, amazing facility, and a welcoming environment. Highly recommend.” – Christiaan
“Awesome teachers. My son enjoys every lesson.” – Hiroko

“New to Jiu Jitsu, was nervous about joining up but have found these guys really friendly and welcoming. Strong emphasis on looking after one another on the mat to avoid injuries. Highly recommend.” – Nick

“Since joining, every aspect of life has improved for me. Outstanding wealth of knowledge at each and every students disposal… can’t rate Axis highly enough.” – Dermot

“Axis provides a state of the art facility, with impeccable professionalism and a positive environment for training jiu jitsu at all levels.” – Michael
Great traveler-friendly gym. Fantastic coaches and super nice rolls with the guys. Everyone was helpful and welcoming, look no further!” – Fernando
Best BJJ gym in all of Christchurch. Fun and energetic team, excellent instructors.” – Hisashi
“Started 3 months ago, new to BJJ and loving Axis. The instructors are very helpful and the community is encouraging, welcoming and willing to pass on knowledge and techniques. Great atmosphere with plenty of teammates to roll with” – Chris
“Friendly and supportive environment. Love the women’s class, Crystal is a total inspiration with the patience of a saint – 5 stars isn’t enough! Highly recommend.” – Laura

NZ Grappler Southern Champs

Axis members competing at the NZ Grappler Southern Series 2019 in Dunedin.

Females No-Gi Workshop

We were honored to host champion athlete Ana Moceyawa for a females no-gi BJJ workshop.

New Website Promo

To celebrate the launch of our new website, we're giving away a free 6 month membership!

September 2019 Kids Grading

Kids grading was a big success with lots of new tabs, belts and happy faces. Congratulations to all!