Founded in 2000, the Tōukon (lit. fighting spirit) Academy is Bedfordshire’s premier Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy.

We are a member of the United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association (UKBJJA), the founder academy of the ‘Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Schools‘ initiative and proud to be the UK’s largest providers of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to pre-school aged children (aged 3-5 years). As the largest and most successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Bedfordshire we have developed relationships with several world-class coaches and competitors in order to provide a pedigree of regular world-class black-belt instruction.

Our student base is wide and varied. In conjunction with many lower, middle and upper schools we are proud to offer one of the largest structured programs of martial arts study through breakfast and after-school sessions across the UK as well as the infrastructure designed to impart functional self-protection knowledge and advice to post 16 students as they embark on work and or university life.

Our combined knowledge of grappling and sports science is utilised by rugby teams to provide off-season training and the functionality of our Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling programs have fostered very healthy working relationships with members of the emergency and armed services. In short, if you live or work in Bedfordshire and want to train Jiu-Jitsu or would like your children to train Jiu-Jitsu from the best coaches in the area you should be looking to train with the Tōukon Academy. We look forward to welcoming you to our mats.


I would like to invite you as a complete novice to come and try my transformation programme out for yourself.
Considered a ‘Beginners Blueprint’, this course provides a new framework that will help you understand how to learn and acquire the skills associated with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Constantly updated and addressed, this four-week beginners course has provided a rudimentary introduction to 200+ individuals currently training at the Tōukon Academy in Bedford or indeed enrolled onto one of our partnership programmes across Bedfordshire.
Specifically designed to kick-start your Jiu jItsu journey, you will be coached through a series of fundamental principles, concepts and techniques that underpin the world’s #1 martial art and subsequently direct and shape your development in the art.
Among many things, you will learn, how to handle stand up aggression, the importance of a strong base, safe and effective falling techniques, valid & functional self-defence techniques, all major positions and their functions, how to defend from your back against a standing opponent, many applicable drills to escape the grounded position and how to sweep an opponent from the Guard position.
Costing only £50.00 you will receive a free Jiu Jitsu Gi & belt plus, four-weeks of black belt tuition from the entire timetable of classes that’s 50+ hours of fundamental Jiu Jitsu designed to give you the perfect start.

Join the millions of people from all walks of life who are using Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to transform their lifestyle.
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Our Pedigree

*Pictured, Mestre Mauricio Gomes, 8° Coral Belt Coaching at the Tōukon Academy™ Founded in 2000, the Tōukon (lit. fighting spirit) Academy...

Our Promise

*Pictured, Mestre Sylvio Behring, 7° Coral Belt Coaching at the Tōukon Academy™ “To Provide World-Class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Across All Programmes &...

Our Programmes

*Pictured, Professor Nicolas Gregoriades 3° Black Belt Coaching at the Tōukon Academy™ At the Tōukon Academy we cater to a wide...

Our Partnerships

*Pictured, Professor David Onuma, 2° Black Belt Coaching at the Tōukon Academy™ Over the years the Tōukon Academy has developed a series...



David Webb
Head Coach

David Webb

As the full-time head coach of the Tōukon Academy, David holds black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and a second degree black belt in Shotokan Karate. Together with this he also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Science and is the founder of a number of Jiu-Jitsu platforms, online resources and initiatives for children.