Horizon Academy is a dedicated Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club in Exeter and proud to be the only Carlson Gracie Ben Hall team in the South West.
We hold classes for four age ranges:
Power Pups, 4-6 Years
This is a great way for your young children to develop their co-ordination skills through a set of fun an interactive games with our instructors.
Junior, 7-11 Years
BJJ is a great martial art for kids: it builds their self-confidence and fitness, while also giving them the chance to compete and progress regularly so they never get bored!
Teen, 12-16 Years
We aim to help you get the most out of your training with the guidance of our coaching staff. Whatever your goals, we’re here to help you on your BJJ journey.
Adult, 17+ Years
Our adult classes are suitable for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. We’re a friendly, supportive club and we welcome new students of all levels.
Horizon Academy celebrates another golden weekend!
Exeter-based Horizon Academy Martial Arts is celebrating after winning five gold medals over three competitions held during the 1st weekend in April 2019.
Competing in Wolverhampton, Stoke-on-Trent and Bristol, members of the team won seven medals for the club. This included the Junior team which came home with two gold medals and a bronze in the BJJ Junior National Championships. The youngest competitors were only 6 years old.
Zak Reed and Aki Alexander started Horizon Academy in June 2017, specialising in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and self-defence. Since then, the club has gone from strength-to-strength with their ever growing team of members gaining medal after medal in competition.
Zak and Aki opened new premises in the City Centre in January of this year, complete with a purpose made sprung martial arts floor which provides a safe and comfortable place for members to train.
“I’m so proud of the team, who just keep winning time after time.” Said Zak. “One of our particular strengths is our mix of men and women, with our female members winning as many medals as the men over the past year and a half. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a sport that can be practised by men and women of all ages and builds, without risk of injury because it’s a non-striking martial art which relies on technique rather than strength.”
For those who don’t want to compete, Horizon Academy also teaches Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for fun and self-defence, for ages four and upwards.
“We’re an ideal club for beginners” said Aki. “Our members say how friendly and welcoming the club is, and everyone helps each other out with their training. We always encourage people to come and have a free trial week so they can find out what Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is all about and how it can help them get fitter, build confidence and feel more resilient every day.”