Want to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu but not sure where to begin?

Heard about the Huge Positive Life-Style changes BJJ can make on your life?

Come and join our BJJ program and learn one of the go to martial arts of the worlds top MMA competitors.


No experience is necessary we will teach you from the ground up….

Three reasons to choose our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program

Best BJJ in the North East of Scotland

Aberdeen Martial Arts Group offers a top class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Program affiliated with the famous Carlson Gracie Team and guided by Maestro Rey Diogo of Los Angeles. Our resident black belt, Peter Richardson, takes the program on a weekly basis and is supported by an array of brown and purple belts.

We’ve Grown from Strength to Strength

The group has grown from 3 blue belts in 2003 to a team of over 50 students with experience all the way up to brown belt. Several students have trained in Brazil and the US and they share their experience in class. We also support a very active seminar program where we host World Class BJJ Masters from all over the world.

World Class Teaching and Training Methods

We have developed training methods that will help you improve your skills quicker than you thought possible. Whether you are a total beginner or a more advanced student, you will develop to new and improved levels. Your skills will include throws, arm locks, chokes and the intricate use of the ‘Gi’, for submission and control.

Our Instructor & Coaches

Peter Richardson – Professor and Head Coach

Matt Russell & Ben Randall – Black Belts & Coaches

Peter is the head instructor of our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Program and is a Black Belt 2nd Degree under Rey Diogo of Los Angeles, a very well known and respected 5 stripe black belt under Carlson Gracie Senior.

Matt and Ben are our Black Belt coaches who run some of the classes in the BJJ Program. They are both students of AMAG and the BJJ Team starting from white belts and training all the way through the grades to black belt. They help run the classes and know the students well.

All these coaches will help you in your journey that we know as – BJJ!

The BJJ Program is also supported by a number of brown and purple belts. These guys also help take class when the main instructors are out of town.

Student Testimonials

Les Peacock

BJJ, MMA & Muay Thai

When I moved to Aberdeen I looked for somewhere I could start training again. I had a background in Boxing, Muay Thai and I was really keen to start learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but learning something new in a new environment is quite daunting.

The best part about AMAG is that you are able to learn something brand new without experienced people taking advantage and injuring you, everyone works with a team mindset and the way they teach makes it really easy to understand.

Tom Begg

MMA & BJJ Programs

I first joined AMAG for the MMA class and to get fitter but soon diverged into the other classes as I became more and more addicted to it. I put this down to the friendly, family like feel of the group and the high caliber of instructing from Leigh, Peter and the other instructors.

Sam Whyteman

MMA & BJJ Programs

I started BJJ with AMAG about a year ago now and I have not regretted it since. There is a lot of talented students that are always there to help and progress other participants willingly. It is a very good team to be a part of, which makes for a great atmosphere every session.

Five Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Knowing your physical limits

Controlling fear and panic

Learning humility

Improve strength through flexibility

Improve physical fitness and conditioning

“Don’t fear the man that knows 10,000 techniques. Fear the man who has done one technique 10,000 times.”


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