The best way to learn something is to immerse yourself in it.

Enroll in our Beginners Program alongside others new to the sport.
Start getting fit and having fun today!

Who are we?

We are Ireland’s most successful Jiu Jitsu Academy. We cater to all ages and skill levels, led by 2nd Degree Black Belt Darragh O Conaill. ECJJA is home to some of the best BJJ Athletes in Europe, located in Monkstown, South County Dublin.

Our Mission

At ECJJA our mission is to provide you or your child with world-class jiu jitsu instruction. We want to do so in an environment that’s welcoming for those who are keen to compete and reach an elite level as well as those that are trying jiu jitsu for the first time and looking for a new hobby.
Our members come from all walks of life, from ages of 5 to 55.
We realize that starting jiu jitsu as a complete beginner can be daunting. That’s why we pioneered our 8-Week Beginner Course, which comes with a guarantee that you will start alongside other beginners.

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What if I am out of shape?

The beautiful thing about Jiu Jitsu is that it requires  no prior experience or level of fitness to get started.

Our beginners program runs in cycles which means that every group starts at the same time, from the same place. You will be in a group of people with the exact same level of experience as you!

“I was lucky enough to choose East Coast Jiu Jitsu Academy to train in when I started BJJ. It has become a driving force in my life, giving me the initiative to achieve and improve. The sport itself is addictive but the atmosphere in the gym and the training partners are what make us a team. Darragh constantly looks to improve himself and his team, always teaching new techniques and keeping a strong focus on self improvement for every individual!”

Sam Mc Nally

BJJ Black Belt

“For a person who has never played a sport before, I really feel that with ECJJA I’ve found the right activity and place to do it in. BJJ is a perfect balance as it stimulates you physically and mentally, but also simultaneously provides a social outlet. At ECJJA I’ve always felt that both my coaches and teammates want to see me succeed and thus are constantly helping and pushing me.”

Ríoghnach O' Leary


“When I was looking to take up Jiu-Jitsu I wanted it all, great facilities, great teammates and most of all an instructor that genuinely cared about the development of his students. Thankfully I found all of that in ECJJA and haven’t looked back since!”

David Phelan

Recruitment Consultant