Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Wrestling Club in Tidworth

Submission Scoundrels offers BJJ and Wrestling Classes in Tidworth, Wiltshire, based at our very own dojo. Start your journey with us at no-cost for the first week.

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Discover the Art of Grappling with Submission Scoundrels

Submission Scoundrels is not just a gym; it's a community dedicated to mastering the intricacies of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and wrestling. Whether you’re draped in a Gi, opting for No-Gi, or engaging in traditional wrestling, our club offers tailored training sessions that cater to all skill levels. From self-defense to competitive grappling, our classes are designed to enhance both physical and mental strength in a supportive environment.

At the helm of Submission Scoundrels is Chris Petherwick, a seasoned veteran with over 25 years of experience in martial arts competition and instruction. Chris’s deep understanding of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling transforms every session into a rich learning experience. His approachable teaching style ensures that both beginners and seasoned athletes will find valuable insights and new challenges in every class.

We understand that everyone’s journey in martial arts is unique. That’s why we offer flexible training options to suit your schedule and goals. Prefer the dynamic of a group class? Our sessions bring together enthusiasts from all walks of life, fostering an exchange of techniques and experiences. If you're looking for a more personalised approach, Chris also offers one-on-one sessions that focus on your specific goals in grappling and self-defense.

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What to Expect in a Submission Scoundrels Class

Embark on your grappling journey with a class at Submission Scoundrels, where every session is structured to build your skills and confidence in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling.

  • Warm-Up:

    Classes begin with dynamic stretches, joint mobility exercises, and light cardio. These activities prepare your body for the session, enhance flexibility, and prevent injuries.

  • Techniques:

    Learn and refine techniques with step-by-step instruction on BJJ and wrestling fundamentals, as well as advanced tactics. Beginner and advanced classes are offered to accommodate all skill levels.

  • Drills:

    Drills reinforce newly learned techniques through repetitive practice, improving reaction times and ensuring proper form under careful supervision.

  • Rolling/Sparring:

    Test your skills in rolling or sparring sessions, matched by skill level. These friendly competitions gauges your progress and understanding areas for improvement.

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A Grappling-First Gym

Rookies and competitors are both welcome. Train safe in the knowledge that you're learning from tried, tested and true practices.

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Why Choose Submission Scoundrels for Your Martial Arts Journey

For Fitness, Fun, and Self-Defense

Whether you’re stepping onto the mat for the first time or looking to deepen your understanding of martial arts, Submission Scoundrels offers a welcoming and engaging environment. Our classes focus on improving your fitness, teaching effective self-defense techniques, and ensuring each session is enjoyable. With a curriculum designed for all skill levels, you’ll not only gain physical strength and agility but also develop confidence and mental resilience in a community that values respect and support.

For the Aspiring Champion

If you’re aiming to take your skills to the competition level, Submission Scoundrels provides the rigorous training and resources you need to succeed. Led by Chris Petherwick, a seasoned competitor and coach, our competitive program focuses on advanced strategies, technical perfection, and mental toughness. Regularly participating in tournaments and offering personalized coaching, we prepare you to excel in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling competitions.

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Have Questions? We Have Answers!

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  • No! We pride ourselves on hosting classes that everyone from all levels of experience can enjoy. If it's your first or thousandth time on the mat, we welcome you to our club!

  • Our group classes are open from ages 16 and upwards. However, anyone is welcome to book a one-to-one class and have a tailored training session with Chris.

  • Gradings are offered but are entirely optional. The length of time between belts depends on the current belt, next belt and prior experience. If in doubt, ask your instructor!

  • The full pricing structure can be found on our timetable page. There are no hidden fees, though do be aware that you will have to insure yourself on a yearly basis.

  • Sparring is also optional, but definitely encouraged. Sparring takes place after every class, where you are welcome to jump in and out as you please.