Wanting to Learn BJJ but unsure how to get going? 

Or perhaps you are looking to gain some self defense techniques or just learn something new that will challenge you mentally and physically...


Our ABC BJJ beginners course is a great place to start..... 

  • 10 x 1hr instructor led sessions - Thursdays  7.45-8.45pm

  • Provision of a brand new outfit of Gi & Belt - (rrp £70.00)

  • Access to additional course content & instructor advice/recapping out of sessions  *optional - please ask for further details

  • All beginners group teaching environment 

  • We are currently building a waitlist 


 All for only £145.00


*Courses usually rotate every 10 x weeks - if you would like to be put on a waiting list for notifications on the next course start date and/or to reserve your space .. please email maggie@raystevensacademy.co.uk


Course Leader - Coach Roberto Almeida

Roberto Almeida


Roberto started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the age of sixteen and became a black belt by the age of twenty three.

In addition to his BJJ skills, Roberto started Judo at the age of four and has been a Judo black belt for over thirty years.  He is currently a fourth Dan Black belt.

Roberto was also a member of the Brazilian Judo National Team and five times all Brazilian Judo champion. Roberto is a former Judo coach to the Junior Brazilian National team.  He is also an international Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu referee and is currently a fourth Degree BJJ Black belt.

​​Beginners ABC Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 10-week course


Starting anything new, especially a Martial Art, can be daunting. Worries about costs, injuries, age and even enjoyment can stop person from trying.

At Ray Stevens Academy our ABC beginners course is designed to take an absolute novice through all that Brazilian Jiu-jitsu encompasses. This is done in an open and fun environment with instructors being available for any questions or concerns you may have.


Over ten weeks our Instructors will guide you through a fundamentals program that covers all the main positions, rules, scoring and moves. Afterwards you will be able to jump straight into the main classes and not feel out of depth or perplexed by what the instructor is saying.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is one of the most effective self defence martial arts out there. It’s challenging but rewarding, it’s a workout while picking up a skill. By the end of the course you will have a better understanding of your bodies limits, and be surprised at what you can do. 

All for only £145.00


Beginners ABC Judo 10-week course


Here you will be taught the basics which will equip you to fully enjoy and develop your Judo journey. Learn how to throw and fall correctly to keep you safe during practice, and understand the fundamental techniques for throwing & groundwork .


You will have a good understanding of the basics of Judo by the end of the 10-week course, and by its completion you’ll have gained the grounding knowledge to enter our standard classes with the base level of experience required to train with mixed ability judokas and begin working towards your gradings.

All for only £145.00

We are currently building a waitlist to launch our ABC Judo course - so to place your name on the register or to hear more please email : maggie@raystevensacademy.co.uk