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About BGC

Our Story


Beyond Grappling Club is owned and operated by Olympian and Coach Matt D’Aquino. Matt has been studying Judo for over 30 years and Brazilian Jiujitsu for over 12 years. As a competitor, Matt is one of Australia’s most successful Judo athletes, representing Australia at the 2008 Olympic games and having won multiple Australian and Oceania titles. 

Matt is also a 1st degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu under Michelle Nicolini Black Belt Felipe Grez.

Matt is a passionate and experienced teacher, and has been coaching kids and adults Judo for over 15 years. He also possesses a degree in Education, and alongside his coaching has been a primary school teacher, has authored numerous Judo and grappling books, and operates a successful online Judo database, the ‘University of Judo’. He also runs one of the most popular Judo YouTube channels in the world.

Matt and his team of coaches love people and love Judo and BJJ. We pride ourselves on running fun, safe, family-friendly classes.

Our Vision 

Helping students achieve their full potential on and off the mat.

Our Mission Statement 

Beyond Grappling Club focuses on providing our students with high-level, up-to-date Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
techniques in a fun, family-friendly environment.

Our values

Honesty: Being honest on and off the mat
Respect: Being respectful of one another and treating others like we would like to be treated
Dedication: To develop students who value hard work, dedication and perseverance to achieve a goal
Leadership: To develop leaders who impact their community in a positive way
Growth: To develop individuals who push themselves out of their comfort zones and search for ways to improve and
grow as people and grapplers.


We pride ourselves on respecting each other, and having fun while learning the art of Judo and Brazilian Jiujitsu. We don’t tolerate rough play or bullies and we are proud to say that we are 100% meathead free. 

Learning the arts of Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a lifelong journey. We tailor each and every session to push you a tiny bit out of your comfort zone so that you are always growing and learning on and off the mat.
Grappling has helped us so much in our lives and we know it is going to help you and your children as well.



All of our instructors and coaches are highly qualified and experienced in their chosen art form.  They are accredited with the Judo Federation of Australia and possess Working With Children Certification, Level 1 First Aid and decades of experience teaching in their art form, so you can rest easy knowing that you are in safe hands.



Beyond Grappling Club operates out of C3 Church Monash. The academy offers male and female toilets, as well as a relaxing foyer area (with free tea and coffee) for parents to ‘recharge’ while we look after the children in the class

The facility is located on Clive steel Avenue and is just a 5 minute drive to Tuggeranong or Erindale shopping center.

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