At the Roger Gracie Academy Milton Keynes we specialise in Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) classes for:

  • Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) enthusiasts
  • Men and women looking for self-defence and fitness
  • Women wanting to improve their personal safety
  • People looking to lose weight through exercise

Learn with a true master

Mauricio Gomes has kindly agreed to be the figurehead of our Milton Keynes Academy. He is one of only six people (often referred to as the “Famous Five”) to have received Black Belt status from the famous Rolls Gracie.

He has been training and teaching Brazilian jiu-jitsu for over 50 years, having started training in BJJ with his father at the age of just four. He has taught in Japan, China, and Brazil, and was instrumental in bringing BJJ to the UK.

He married the daughter of Carlos Gracie, and together they raised Roger Gracie. Mauricio is one of the most important figures in martial arts in the world.

At present, Mauricio holds the rank of 7th degree black and red belt.

A genuine Master.



How can BJJ classes help

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a ground-based grappling art, where you aim to control body movements, thereby putting yourself in a superior position to apply a finishing hold or strike on your opponent.

The nature of BJJ means that smaller people can defeat a much larger attacker; this is why it’s popular not only amongst men, but with women and children, who are more easily knocked to the ground in an attack.


  • Better self-discipline
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Less fear of confrontation or physical threat
  • Less fear for one’s safety (especially women)
  • More confidence in public places
  • Enhanced fitness and health
  • Better preparedness for competition
  • Weight-loss
  • Great camaraderie

Who’s it for?

The Roger Gracie Academy Milton Keynes is suitable for everyone from beginners to serious competitors.

If you live in or around Milton Keynes and want to learn from the best, then classes here will teach you not only the fighting skills you are after, but conditioning in the lifestyle that accompanies it.

Whether you have a passing interest in learning a martial art, just want to get fit or lose weight, or want to give yourself the best possible chance in your next martial arts competition – our instructors will help you get there.



Amazing place, amazing instructors. Another great RGA Academy.

Mark Warren

Awesome place! Loving my training. Specific and detailed instruction from world class black belts

Jason Price

I'm a complete beginner and they made me feel very welcome. I was a bit scared of what it would be like but they didn't do anything to make me regret going. The instructor was great, this is a legit place to train and learn self defence.

Mathew Birch

The instructors are brilliant and take things step by step. I'd recommend it to anyone xxx

Robyn Jackson

Where can you find us?

"I came from..."

The Roger Gracie Academy Milton Keynes is the only full time Brazilian jiu-jitsu centre in town.

Address: Unit 49, Alston Drive, Bradwell Abbey, MK13 9HB, Milton Keynes Phone: 01908 320758