what makes premier bjj different?

Premier opened its doors in 1996. We have grown to be one of the biggest martial arts academies in the country with over 1,500 students. Premier BJJ have full time academies in Harrow, Ruislip & Newton Abbot, we have a unique blend of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Catch Wrestling. Our Instructor team are full time professionals and include a Roger Gracie black belt, Catch Wrestlers certified under the legendary Billy Robinson and professional MMA fighters, this gives Premier members so much more than the average Jiu Jitsu club.


Premier head coach Chris Foran (above right) has been involved in elite martial arts since 1981 and has great contacts in the martial arts and grappling world, we have many guest instructors at the Harrow academy, including: The greatest BJJ competitor of all time Roger Gracie (above left), Dean Lister, Josh Barnett, Ricardo De La Riva, Craig Jones, Claudia Doval and 8th degree Coral belt Mauricio Gomes.

Unlike most large clubs, Premier instructors pride themselves on getting to know all our members by name, we get to know their strengths and weaknesses. We have classes seven days a week at our full time, fully equipped academies. Premier have separate beginner, advanced & mixed level classes.

BJJ in Harrow

Competition isn't for everyone, however for those that like to compete, our open mat sessions give our members more opportunity to train more leading up to competitions and events. We are proud of our members achievements in gi, no gi & MMA.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Harrow

Click on the video below to see Premier fighter Rick Selvarajah on BAMMA, Europe's leading MMA show, showing how effective Premier Jiu Jitsu can be.

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UFC Heavyweight gives us a fun video plug!


7th Degree Coral Belt & Creator of the world famous De La Riva Guard

"Thank you have having me at your gym Chris, you have a beautiful place to train, I'm already looking forward to coming back".


European Champion & BJJ 2nd Degree

"Premier BJJ offers a unique and impressive training environment. Prof Chris Foran and his team have created a very welcoming, friendly philosophy offering first class tuition".


MMA & Kickboxing Commentator

"Chris Foran is one of the most knowledgeable, experienced martial artists around today, he has all aspects of martial arts covered, in my commentary I've often called him the Swiss army knife of martial arts".


UFC & MMA Referee

"The Premier team are a force on the UK & European circuit. When I'm officiating at various shows I'm always impressed with the professionalism of the coaches and exceptional ability of the fighters".


Premier is striving to become the martial arts academy of choice.

Through high quality martial arts instruction, we empower people of all ages to achieve their full potential.

By emphasising self defence, sport, health, fitness and life skills in a friendly, safe, positive environmet, we inspire our students become more confident, successful, contributing members of our community.