The Academy

West Coast Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Victoria offers realistic martial art training to people of all ages and skill levels. We are a proud affiliate club member of the West Coast Martial Arts association and hold ourselves to a high level of conduct on, and off the mats. 

We take pride in offering legitimate martial art classes that are designed to allow students to learn quickly and efficiently. BJJ is a great way to build self-confidence, meet new people, learn effective self-defense moves and get in great shape! John Kutz started WCBJJV in 2017 under the guidance of Professor Don whitefield. The experiences and lessons gained from training BJJ under Don have been invaluable to John, and he hopes he can spread the joy he has felt from training to as many people as possible. 

If you are ready to try the ‘Gentle Art’, sign up for a free week of classes below.

Our Classes

Monday12:00PM – 1:30PMInstruction with open mat
Tuesday7:45PM – 9:15PMInstruction with open mat
Wednesday12:00PM – 1:30PMInstruction with open mat
Thursday7:45PM – 9:15PMInstruction with open mat
Friday5:00PM – 7:00PMOpen mat
 7:00PM – 8:00PMYoga instruction
with Natalie Bell
Saturday2:30PM – 4:00PMInstruction with open mat
Sunday2:30PM – 4:00PMInstruction with open mat

All of our classes include; jiu-jitsu specific warm-ups, close instruction, educational components and fun – leading to a great workout. We practice in a safe environment (regardless of your skill level) ensuring all students are able to complete the drills in class.  We’ve built a great community that consistently utilize the open mat time after class.  We encourage all students to stay, learn, and use this opportunity to ask any questions they have for more personal instruction. 

We are currently offering memberships starting at $79 per month with a 30 day satisfaction guarantee.

One Week Free Trial

If you are interested in Jiu Jitsu training with me, sign up for a week’s free trial

John Kutz has been training in Jiu-Jitsu for more than seven years earning the rank of 4 stripe purple belt.

His passion for the sport got him into teaching and he has now been coaching for three years. His love for everything martial arts has seen him train and compete in amateur boxing, kickboxing, MMA, and of course, grappling tournaments.

John doesn’t simply teach mechanics, but imparts his determination, dedication, and skill on his students so that they are inspired to achieve everything they want to inside and out of the gym. He believes that everyone can benefit from the empowerment, the philosophy and discipline of martial arts.


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Japanese u21 national champion, 3rd degree karate black belt Soichiro try a BJJ class for his first time today. Respect to any martial artist with rank to come into another art as a beginner, and try something new! Glad you enjoyed it Soichiro!

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Our class last night was instructed by blue and purple belt masters world champion @leahtremain!! Thanks for teaching and sharing some of your knowledge with us! ... See MoreSee Less

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John is an incredibly supportive coach and role model, especially for those just starting out! Me and jiu jitsu was not love at first sight, and I don’t think I would have developed a love for BJJ had it not been for John’s patience, kindness and excellent instruction!


Learning BJJ with John Kutz is amazing. Such a friendly and professional instructor. He makes sure you get the movements right and encourages you throughout the whole class. This was my first time doing jiu-jitsu and he made it a great experience for me! Totally recommend!


Lead Developer, Automattic Inc

More than an excellent school and instruction, the more you train, the more you end up loving jiu jitsu. Has turned into a family…more than a human can ask for.


Store Manager, Walmart Inc

Been learning so much at West coast Bjj. Great opportunity to learn about the art of grappling. Good sized classes, really good atmosphere and a Great instructor !!


John was my first BJJ coach and I don’t think anything speaks to his kind, supportive teaching style more than me being desperate to continue the sport once I returned to Toronto. He always made sure I understood everything being taught and was so reassuring during practice, it definitely left a lasting impact!


Great atmosphere, and wonderful team to train with. John is an amazing instructor, with a great attitude. I highly recommend to anyone interested!


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