About Us

The Nexus Academy

Classes are conducted in our large modern training facility, with a focus on learning in a fun and safe environment. We respect Jiu-Jitsu as a martial art and self-defense system, but we also believe it’s much, much more.

Jiu-Jitsu is about the journey of learning. The dynamic art and sport of Jiu-Jitsu instills in its students a mindset and lifestyle of continuous self-improvement and well-being. Nothing in life is achieved without the right mindset, and so our focus is to guide both your body and your mind through this incredibly rewarding sport, which offers life lessons most people never learn and levels of discipline most people never achieve.

At Nexus, you’ll benefit from the experience of globally recognized Jiu-Jitsu masters, who our instructors have learned from and studied.

All instructors at Nexus Gracie Jiu-Jitsu are Pedro Sauer certified. We teach real Gracie Jiu-Jitsu as it was meant to be taught.

Why Train With Nexus?

At Nexus Jiu-Jitsu, we’ve developed a system that accommodates any age or skill level. You’ll learn everything I know about the art, the sport, and the discipline of this practice, and the skills you learn will serve you for a lifetime. 

You’ll be guided step by step, with easy-to-understand instructions as you start learning effective Jiu-Jitsu right from the beginning. No matter where you start, you’ll benefit from:

  • Peak physical and mental health
  • A healthier, more energizing diet
  • Increased confidence
  • Lightning-fast reactions
  • A sharper mind
  • A more positive attitude

And much more! Jiu-Jitsu challenges and helps you to expand your boundaries. Surrounded by a family of like-minded people, we’ll help you be the best version of yourself while crushing limiting beliefs. We invite you to join our family today and discover the life-changing benefits of Jiu-Jitsu for yourself.


Skills that will serve you for life


We offer affordable membership plans for all ages and skill levels, with a variety of options to maximize what you want to gain from Jiu-Jitsu. Our many members will tell you that the value you receive from our teachings far exceeds what we charge.

If you’re on the fence, stop thinking and just dive in! Purchase a one week pass to attend many classes as you can for only $29.99 or choose one of our memberships & start your Jiu Jitsu journey right away. So all you have to focus on is what feels right for you, your body, and your life.

We’re super pumped to have you join us on the mats!

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I’m Murat

I founded Nexus in 2005, but I have been a student of Jiu Jitsu most of my life. My Jiu Jitsu journey began under Peter De Been in Melbourne; training full-time for nearly four years.
After this, I travelled to Brazil, the United States and other parts of the world to seek out and learn from the very best. During this time, I met my mentor, instructor and now friend, the renowned Pedro Sauer. Pedro helped me immensely; explaining and breaking down the most useful concepts in Jiu Jitsu. Combining the knowledge I had acquired throughout my studies, I discovered a system that worked for me, and I knew would work for others. 
This system allowed me to pursue my true passion – guiding others on a journey of self-discovery, personal growth, physical improvement and mental development. This passion is the story Nexus – a place where knowledge can be brought together, shared and refined. I look forward to working with you to transform your life for the better.