Founded in 2000, the Tōukon (lit. fighting spirit) Academy is Bedfordshire’s premier Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy and have been viewed as...
WELCOME TO THE TOUKON ACADEMY™
THE HOME OF BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU IN BEDFORDSHIRE
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.
JEFF GLOVER IS COMING TO THE TOUKON ACADEMY.
The Tōukon Academy™ is extremely excited to announce the visit to our academy of one of the worlds most innovative Jiu Jitsu athletes. Paragon Jiu Jitsu black belt Jeff Glover will be at the academy on Tuesday 4th September (19:00-21:00) and you are invited.
As a Pan-American champion and ADCC medalist, Jeff is a revered competitor as well as a brilliant coach. Responsible for the evolution of the deep half guard and his own unique ‘donkey’ guard, Jeff also gained notoriety through his series of episodes produced by Budo Videos called “Glover’s Travels” where he traveled across the United States interviewing and training with some of the best coaches in the country.
This seminar is open to all Jiu-Jitsoka regardless of team or affiliation and priced at £40.00 for academy members with non-members paying £50.00. ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
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JOIN OUR BRAND NEW FOUR-WEEK BEGINNERS COURSE.
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 Toukon 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 and many applicable drills to escape the grounded 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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PRIVATE TUITION AT THE TOUKON ACADEMY.
The Tōukon Academy is keen to facilitate as much convenience as possible into its timetable, however, with working life as it is, the shift patterns of many professions dictate that at times regular training sessions are hard to make. As such we offer private 1-2-1 coaching opportunities at our full-time venue for those people who’s working life doesn’t permit them to attend regular sessions or indeed those people that prefer to learn in such an environment that offers 100% feedback 100% of the time.
Unlike group classes, in which some students may feel left behind, private lessons allow your instructor to tailor the class exclusively. For many, busy regular classes can be intimidating. Private lessons allow the student to develop a basic level of skills before attending regular classes, should they so desire.
The Tōukon Academy is Bedfordshire’s leading academy, our pedigree is unrivaled in the area and we are keen to assist you in the best possible way, whatever your requirements.
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“To Provide World-Class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Across All Programmes & Partnerships.”
At the Tōukon Academy™ we cater to a wide variety of individuals from children to adults; the disabled to able-bodied;...
Over the years the Tōukon Academy™ has developed a series of relationships with world-class coaches to provide the best possible exposure...
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.
I recommend! Great Instruction and atmosphere, looking forward to my next visit! ★★★★★
Mestre Sylvio BehringBarreto/Behring 7° Coral Belt
In my opinion, the Tōukon Academy is the best place to train BJJ in Bedfordshire. David Webb is a technical and patient instructor who cares about the progress of his students. His Jiu-Jitsu is technical and efficient and he has good Judo as well. As a fellow, I would not hesitate to send my own students to learn from him. Highly recommended.
Nicolas GregoriadesRoger Gracie 3° Black Belt - Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood
The Tōukon Academy is a high quality Jiu Jitsu school, headed by a dedicated, technical and passionate instructor who cares for and welcomes men, women and children from all different backgrounds and abilities. You are in good hands!
David OnumaRicardo ′Dela Riva′ Goded 2° Black Belt - Combined Fighting Systems
Starting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2008 was a step into the unknown. After trying other martial arts which did not provide the expected satisfaction or challenge, BJJ opened my mind to the real and practical application of martial arts and grappling techniques. Regular training is the perfect elixir for balance in modern life. Learning, improving and applying fighting techniques provides the mental and physical balance necessary for performance in all other areas. The challenge of rolling with training partners, reward from achieving a submission, reflection and self improvement after being submitted build the motivation to develop even further – BJJ is the most rewarding activity I have ever taken part in and its essential for overall well-being.
Alex MaguireConsultant Engineer & Tōukon Academy Brown Belt
I started training in BJJ in January 2015 as part of the Tōukon Academy’s “Transform your Lifestyle” initiative and it has lived up to its word. My fitness training used to consist of jogging and swimming and now with BJJ my fitness, general well-being and confidence has changed for the better. From the beginning I was welcomed into the class and the training I have received has been excellent. The calm and methodical teaching style breaks down the techniques into manageable chunks. The session then ends with all the chunks being pieced together in a structured sparring session. Also the opportunity to spar with the experienced members of the group has been invaluable to my understanding. The Transform your lifestyle initiative has given me the best start into the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and I am very grateful.
Steve DoePolice Offcier & Tōukon Academy Blue Belt
Jiu-Jitsu has transformed my lifestyle because it puts life in perspective. Every time you roll, you literally put your life in someone else’s hands. Every decision you make is theoretically a life and death one. Suddenly, the things that used to stress you out and overwhelm you become ‘water off a ducks back’ and inconsequential. You gain a confidence and self-assuredness that you would never have thought possible.
Daniel Ip Piang SiongBarrister & Tōukon Academy Blue Belt
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has provided me with an outlet to gain better fitness without having to do the long jogs or forcing myself to be motivated to go to the gym. It enabled me to try something new without even realising I was getting fit! I’ve found it’s given me a healthier lifestyle as the more I’ve got committed to BJJ, the more it’s made me think about what I’m eating and other ways to exercise that will all complement BJJ.
Leon ClarkeAccountant & Tōukon Academy Blue Belt
I have been training with Professor David Webb since 2014, since moving from Roger Gracie Mill Hill due to work commitments. The tutelage on offer is not just world class Jiu Jitsu but his knowledge in anatomy and physiology explains why and how Jiu Jitsu works on the human body. David, having three Black Belts, including one in judo, is an asset when we are learning standup for a competition, as Jiu Jitsu starts from standing then eventually will go to the ground. The Tōukon Academy students all have an amazing camaraderie from when you enter unitl the time you leave. Without Jiu Jitsu I would not be as focused as I am today, and having spent 16 years so far in the British Army I am in the best place I have ever been.