2. Dario - Singer

Empower yourself with the perfect blend of self-defense, sport, and martial arts

2. Dario - Singer

Empower yourself with the perfect blend of self-defense, sport, and martial arts

2. Dario - Singer

Empower yourself with the perfect blend of self-defense, sport, and martial arts

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Head Coach

Joao has over 7 years of experience as a black belt, under Luiz Ribeiro from London Fight Factory. During his journey, he has acquired a significant amount of knowledge learning from different reputable sources including several elements from the Gracie family and World renowned competitors.
The Canary Wharf Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club focuses on providing you the best possible experience, by learning through a carefully crafted methodology in a safe and fun environment.

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  • My boys have been going for nearly two years and really enjoy it. BJJ has helped them grow in confidence and Joao has been a fantastic instructor. Highly recommend!

    August 14, 2023

    Amazing coach . Can only recommend it to everyone! Started it 7 months ago and regret that I should have started 15 years ago

    Paulo Muwonge
    December 14, 2022

    Great place to train. Very welcoming environment. Joao is an excellent coach and takes time to explain everything during sessions and helps out with any areas students are struggling... read more

    Jamil L
    December 14, 2022
  • Amazing club to learn not just proper BJJ, but also real self-defence. BJJ, No Gi, Real fight situation and some MMA techniques. This is one of the few places... read more

    Gonzalo C.S
    December 14, 2022

    I'd not trained in jiu-jitsu for about two years when I decided to restart, and Joao was really welcoming – as was everyone else at the club – making it... read more

    Alex Pattle
    September 14, 2023

    Started my journey with BJJ about 5 months ago and have been training with João for a month and I have learned a tone! João has a great, structured approach... read more

    Oskar Wismierski
    December 14, 2022
  • Children classes are very good and well planned for their age. João makes sessions fun, has tons of patience and very good approach to kids and they like coming to... read more

    Anna Waluda
    December 14, 2021

    This is a great BJJ gym. Coach João cares a lot about the development of each of his students and goes out of his way to help them. The classes... read more

    Tim L
    March 14, 2023

    I started as a beginner a few months ago, I can say it's really fun, Joao is super helpful always there to drive you. Very... read more

    Diamantis Kalogiannidis
    March 14, 2023
  • Extremely well structured, everyone is very patient and understanding how daunting it can be when you’re new. Highly recommend if you’re interested in BJJ or just for self defence.

    Rofiq Noor
    November 14, 2023

    Great place to train. Good people and attentive coach!

    December 14, 2022

    Friendly and educational brazilian jiu jitsu classes ! Joao is patient with his teachings and gives detailed information on different techniques. Amazing and respectable people to work and spar with... read more

    Charles Anthony Chu
    April 14, 2023
  • We have been there for 4 classes so far. My 5 year old is enjoying it a lot and also he is learning some self defence techniques with the same... read more

    Ramji Kannan
    August 14, 2023

    Joao run fun clases for younger kids as well as great sessions for adults. My son is always happy to go and train.

    Andzelika Borowska
    December 14, 2021

    Canary Wharf BJJ is a fantastic place to train! I could not recommend highly enough. Headed up by the knowledgable and lethal João you’re sure to learn well and learn... read more

    Anthony Baston
    September 14, 2023
  • As a beginner, the instruction is amazing with an incredibly friendly atmosphere in the club. Starting a new sport can be intimidating but I immediately felt welcome and part of... read more

    January 14, 2023

    My daughter has been attending Joao's class. Sessions are run professionally with a firm but respectful attitude toward kids.

    December 14, 2022

    If you're looking to get into Jiu Jitsu then I highly recommend this club. Joao's classes are professional and have a great atmosphere with people there from all ages and... read more

    Sam Webster
    December 14, 2022
  • As a girl, it can seem intimidating to join to a BJJ Gym. However, the instructors are Canary Wharf Jiu Jitsu are great at teaching, making it fun and creating... read more

    Saeeda Doolan
    July 14, 2023

    Been training with João and the team for almost 3 months now and it has been great. Friendly and fun environment with great sessions and a growing schedule of classes... read more

    Matthew Power
    March 14, 2023

    Definitely recommend this place. Instructor is great with the kids. My son has been attending for couple years and absolutely loves it.

    Ruhel Amin
    August 14, 2023
  • João is a great instructor, very knowledgeable, patient and explains everything clearly. The classes are fun and super friendly, a good variety of different sessions too. All the club members... read more

    Jack Griffiths
    April 14, 2023

    Really nice environment and everyone is very supportive and friendly. A great place to train if you are starting BJJ as the classes are very structured and focused on the... read more

    Alex Haiser
    June 14, 2023

    Joao is an excellent teacher for those who are worried about the experience I can reassure you that you won’t be disappointed. In the short time I have been... read more

    Dan Ayodele
    December 14, 2022
  • I’m so pleased to have found CWBJJ. Joao is friendly, knowledgeable and a great teacher. The club has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, with a diverse mix of members. The... read more

    Anh Nguyen
    July 14, 2023

    This place was clean and nice, and I like it because it was disinfected and cleaned every day and the people were

    July 14, 2023

    João is an excellent teacher! My brother currently attends his classes and leaves them with a massive smile on his face, excited for his next lesson. Everyone is so incredibly... read more

    Siamah Begum
    December 14, 2022
  • Perfect place to start Jiu jitsu! As a foreigner, starting a new physical pursuit in London was a big attempt. However, as soon as I set my feet on the... read more

    July 14, 2023

    I been training at CWBJJ for nearly 2 months now and I must say I absolutely love it. Training is very well planned, we get sent weekly syllabus of what... read more

    dee Paul
    December 11, 2023

    I started BJJ with Joao and I learned from him so much. I like how he approaches the classes and focuses a lot on the technics. I love that we... read more

    Földesi Lénárd
    December 14, 2021

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1 – Self defense skills
2 – Physical and mental wellbeing
3 – Self Confidence

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