Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)  today is one of the most popular, fastest growing and practical martial arts practiced; even outside of professional combat, BJJ is taught and used by various military and law-enforcement groups as an effective way to manage and subdue assailants without having to resort to weapons and striking.   BJJ is a combat sport focused on grappling and ground fighting. BJJ’s roots started when a Japanese Judo Master Mitsuyo Maeda moved to Brazil in the 1914 introduced the art to the Gracie family.

Grappling does not use punches and kicks, but instead focuses on gripping your opponent and taking him to the ground. The unique quality about practising BJJ is that it encourages endless creativity in approaching any sparring match. The rules and regulations in BJJ sparring encourage the practitioner to be a thinking fighter. In Trifecta, we embrace the diversity that BJJ brings to the curriculum of the school and also the range of knowledge it brings to every student. The lessons to be learnt in BJJ go beyond technical capability. We also emphasize greatly on the character building aspects of BJJ as a form of martial arts.


BJJ for kids is a great way to introduce your child to the world’s most effective martial art in a safe, fun and healthy way while also teaching them skills such as confidence, cognitive reasoning, and the importance of healthy living. BJJ’s focus on grappling allows children to adapt naturally to its concepts and principles while feeling like it’s an extension of playtime. The group setting and interaction across different genders will provide your child the environment to learn diversity and inclusion as well as communication skills through constant feedback with their training partners.

“A man of peace, confident in himself, dominates his adversary with his moral strength. Not with his physical power.”

Helio Gracie


  • Grace Huang
    Grace HuangFounder & Creative Director

    Grace’s martial arts journey has always been in the striking field, having been trained in Chinese Wushu and Muay Thai, however, when she found Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in December 2011, she knew she had found her true love. She trained extensively and received her blue belt in June 2013.

    She is now is an active exponent in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has trained in participated in competitions like the 2011 Victorian State Championships and the 2012 Asian Open, obtaining medals in both competitions.

  • Arlene Lim
    Arlene LimFounder & Program Director

    With over 15 years of active involvement in the realm of martial arts, Arlene Lim sits as the Founder and Program Director of Trifecta Martial Arts. In 2011, Arlene decided to venture into a new and exciting discipline as part of her martial arts journey. Dedicating herself to the practice of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ), she attained her blue belt in 2012. The benefits of cross training in different martial art forms are amazing. Her list of accomplishments in BJJ includes competing in major international tournaments such as the Abu Dhabi World Professional Championships, where she won bronze in her weight class and silver in the open weight classes. She also clinched gold in weight & open weight classes, both in gi and no-gi divisions at the Pan Asian Championships.

  • Italo Lins
    Italo LinsBJJ Coach

    Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Professor Italo Lins is a technical and accomplished black belt competitor and an esteemed Brazilian Jiu-jitsu coach. Armed with his signature guard-passing and back-taking techniques Italo proudly carried GF Teams colours to victory at many high-profile events, claiming Gold medals in the North-Northeast Interstate, the Rio Open, CBJJO World Cup and the Mercosul Cup in 2010 as well as in the Las Vegas Open, NY Open and the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) championships (Gi & Nogi). Italo now coaches the next generation of BJJ athletes, whilst continuing to compete actively.

  • Bruno Cunha
    Bruno CunhaBJJ Coach

    With a Bachelors degree in Physical Education and a black belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu, Professor Bruno Cunha belongs to the rare breed of Brazilian Jiujitsu instructors who are well versed in both theory and combat aspects of the sport. Professor Bruno Cunha has garnered a reputation amongst his students and fellow instructors as an affable, compassionate and patient instructor. His easy-going and humble nature belies a wealth of teaching experience. Professor Bruno has taught at many established schools in Brazil including leading the kids program at Centro de Ensino da Barra, the school syllabus for Instituto Agras, as well as playing the key role of the Brazilian Jiujitsu professor at Academia Costa Barros for the last ten years.


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