About Us

Box Hill Jiu Jitsu is a not-for-profit organisation that is run by volunteers for the benefit of its members. We are located at Aqualink, Surrey Drive, Box Hill, Victoria​.

We are a member of the Australian Jujitsu Federation.

Our coaching skills and experience will help you achieve your goals quicker

Supported by several assistant instructors, the majority of the classes at our dojo are taught by one of its two lead instructors: Phillip Mathers shihan, black belt (5th dan); and Daniel Turner sensei, black belt (3rd dan). Between them we have several decades of coaching experience in jiu jitsu internationally.

We tailor our training to your needs

Our mixed ability classes ensure that new students are always welcome to commence on their personal journey with martial arts training. The instructors and assistants will lead you through the training progressively using approaches that suits your learning style and goals.

For the more taxing moments to be rewarding, training with us has to be fun and challenging which is why we all benefit from working through our classes together.


You gain street-effective skills built on a strong traditional foundation

When performed in keeping with Japanese cultural etiquette, aspects of the unarmed martial art of the Japanese warrior (Samurai) can be viewed as highly stylised encounters that can appear to lack relevance to Australia today.

However, while applying the same principles and basic techniques, modern scenarios can be simulated that show the true effectiveness of the execution of a Jiu Jitsu practitioner's skills in the heat of the moment has value.

We  built our street-effective applications on the principles and techniques so that you can experience the long tradition and be confident of the effectiveness of what you learn.

Jiu Jitsu is for everyone

We believe that everyone can benefit from regularly practising a martial art. Our students are not preparing to fight in a competition or learning how to beat someone up, instead the focus is upon improving their knowledge of themselves through a gradual exploration of physical and mental limits. 

Training at our dojo: promotes physical fitness; raises coordination levels; improves self-confidence through overcoming personal challenges; and ultimately leads to learning potentially life-preserving self-defence skills.

Our instructors all have internationally recognized black belt gradings and hold the National Coaching Accreditation Program (NCAP) under the Australian Sports Commission for Jiu Jitsu issued by theAustralian Jujitsu Federation (AJF).That, along with their current First Aid qualifications, ensures you receive the best coaching experience in a safe and supportive environment.