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10:07 15 Aug 23
Joining JD gym has probably been one of the best decision I’ve made in my life. World class coaching and amazing facilities, great people and overall a good vibe. The staff are incredible, the coaches are world class and the people are just the best. Cannot recommend it enough! Do yourself a favour and book in your trial class and you won’t regret it!
03:10 15 Aug 23
When I was looking for a Jiu Jitsu school I had a few "must haves" in mind. A coach with significant experience, including the highest levels of competition, classmates who I could trust to work with everyday, and a fun and inclusive culture. I was so lucky to walk into John Donehue Jiu Jitsu & MMA in Notting Hill and try a class. My expectations for each of these needs were exceeded and I continue to be surprised how good the experience is. Thanks to Coach Donehue for sharing his world class knowledge and experience so generously. Thanks to everyone in class for making me feel so welcome and everyone for challenging me to get better every day.
02:16 15 Aug 23
Great gym with friendly and helpful staff.Timetable allows for a wide range of classes over the full course of the week which is great when your availability needs to be flexible.The culture among the students is very positive and feels like a second family.
00:29 06 Aug 23
Everyone from the staff to other members are so friendly and take the extra step to make you feel welcome. The facility is hygienic and clean. All the coaches are experts in their field and will help you achieve your goals.
Pete Soumilas Boxing
05:55 31 May 23
John Donehue BJJ and MMA boasts a supportive and inclusive community. The atmosphere in the gym is welcoming and friendly, with fellow students and instructors always ready to help and support one another. There is a genuine sense of camaraderie and respect among the members, fostering a positive learning environment. It is not uncommon to see more experienced students taking time to mentor and guide beginners, creating a true team spirit within the gym.The training sessions are challenging yet enjoyable, pushing you to improve your skills while having fun in the process. The focus on fundamentals is particularly commendable, as it creates a strong foundation for growth and progress in BJJ and Striking.
10:49 04 Feb 23
Have been training here for about a month now and it has been a fantastic experience. The coaches are outstanding; personable and attentive and the other members have really made me feel welcome. Further, I am already starting to get fitter. I couldn't recommend this gym more!
06:52 19 Aug 22
My son, is nine and has been going to John Donehue Jiu jitsu MMA kids classes for slightly more than 2 years. Through this, he has increased discipline and has gained a heightened sense of self-confidence and self-worth!!! Not to mention increased fitness!!! The coaches treat the “kids” as individuals (as opposed to babying them) and the kids in turn gain maturity through the experience. It is all-inclusive and tailors to individual needs (including different levels of physical and cognitive abilities). We love JD Jiu jitsu MMA and highly recommended it to all of our friends.Mel
06:14 19 Aug 22
Since joining John Donehue Jiu Jitsu my son has undergone a fantastic transformation.His confidence has improved in all areas of life, yet through the teaching and discipline and attention provided by the instructors in the weekly classes, Caleb has become more focused and balanced.This has flowed into to his school life and he is performing better and enjoying school more than ever.We can not recommend this club highly enough for children to train in a safe an enjoyable environment, and have the support from everyone involved in the club from the time you walk through the door is great.Do your self a favour and enroll your children, they will be healthier, more confident and learning a great life skill along the way.
09:01 15 Aug 22
Started BJJ training here in this gym a few months ago and I love every bit of time I spend here. I love the way coaches pay attention to small details when they explain every move. All colleagues are welcoming regardless of whether you are new or a veteran.
03:14 28 Jul 22
I started training BJJ at this gym immediately after the COVID-19 lockdowns and couldn't have felt more welcomed training at this gym. Always plenty of smiles with across the gym and such a great culture. Definitely a great place to train mixed martial arts, with the lunch time sessions which works really well especially for work/life balance and working from home arrangements!
10:55 26 Jul 22
Trained here for almost a year now and couldn’t be happier. All the coaches make it easy for beginners to start and learn quickly, and to progress more advanced students skills. If your thinking of a gym to start for the first time or to continue your training somewhere different this is the place to be!
10:05 26 Jul 22
Iv known coach john donehue for as long as iv been in the sport of jiu jitsu and mma. a more knowledgable, understanding and caring coach ud be hard presses to find....that shows in the family friendly club culture. Great coaching staff and students, friendly front of house and a high standard of fitness and technique. 100% recomend to come down.
10:08 03 Dec 20
Professional. Have various disciples and have a boxing ring !!Bit expensive but has a small gym inside which can be used for free for members
10:27 30 Jan 20
Great place to train. The people are friendly and are extremely helpful. Everytime I have question the students or the coach take their time to give me tips and advice.I highly recommend this place to train. You will not be disappointed.
22:34 10 Dec 19
Excellent place. You feel welcome the moment you walk trough the door. Big thanks to the muay thai coach Romeo for his patience and guidance.
00:45 23 Aug 19
Great gym and some of the most friendly and welcoming people you'll ever meet. Ive been training BJJ for only a month and a half but i feel really welcomed. The gym creates a culture that revolves around respect, acceptance and friendliness as well as having a strong work ethic and its super enjoyable to come to every class.
12:08 04 Aug 19
If you're new to the martial arts scene or even have years of experience under your belt, JD's gym is a great school to learn BJJ, boxing or muay thai. The gym is really clean and the members all understand how to maintain their personal hygiene when it comes to a full contact sport.In terms of coaching jiu jitsu, head coach JD knows exactly what he's doing. His knowledge and understanding of the art is extremely high which he is able to simplify down into an easy to understand way. I would recommend checking out his interview to get to know more about his background - A rare interview with John Donehue.The two boxing coaches Franco and Romeo are also legends. They are both super friendly and treat all their students equally. Francos also a really good boxing coach if you're also looking to take boxing seriously.If you're thinking about taking the next step, all i could say is i wish i started earlier. Good luck!
02:23 12 Jul 19
I have been training here with boxing coach Franco for 1.5 years, he is a really professional and passionate coach. The staffs here are really really really friendly! I feel so lucky to meet all these people here and they have made my boxing traning experience so fun and enjoyable!
10:49 01 Jul 19
I've only been training at this gym for 3 months but it's amazing how quickly it has become like a second home! The coaches and staff are all very welcoming, and even for someone like me, who is a complete beginner in jiu jitsu, it has been an easy transition. And if you are more experienced there are also advanced classes available. All the coaches are very patient and happy to answer any questions you have. I highly recommend this place for both new and experienced fighters!
11:04 13 Jun 19
Hi all,My name is Suhail and I have been a member of John Donehue Jiu Jitsu & MMA for nearly 4 months. Since I have been here not only have I learned the art of self defence but have also been able to become part of this amazing family. All my brothers and sisters at the gym are hard working, committed and trust worthy people that have never let me down. I would be lost without my family so I would really like to take this opportunity to thank them. If you are looking for a place to train martial arts but more importantly a family John Donehue Jiu Jitsu & MMA is the place for you.Kind regards, Suhail😁
06:24 06 Jun 19
friendly environment. excellent coaches with great skills and patience. great service and Kaz is excellent and super friendly. great place for relax!!
10:25 05 Jun 19
Fantastic place to do all kinds of martial arts, very welcoming environment to encourage others to strive for their goals. Very friendly family orientated gym, the staff are absolutely amazing!! Especially cassidy and Aaron in developing and evolving JD's MMA gym into further higher goals. I can recommend JD's gym as my top favorite place to roll with my close friends.
A Google User
09:58 04 Jun 19
I moved here from NZ six months ago and was lucky enough to get the opportunity to work and train under Coach John Donehue. The gym is clean, the coaches are supportive and attentive, and the vibe is always positive and welcoming. This is my second home and I see everyone here as my new Aussie family. I look forward to coming here everyday. Highly recommend to anyone looking to get fit, try something new, or just to be part of an awesome community. If it wasn’t for these guys I would’ve gone back to NZ already 😛
09:58 04 Jun 19
I moved here from NZ six months ago and was lucky enough to get the opportunity to work and train under Coach John Donehue.The gym is clean, the coaches are supportive and attentive, and the vibe is always positive and welcoming.This is my second home and I see everyone here as my new Aussie family. I look forward to coming here everyday.Highly recommend to anyone looking to get fit, try something new, or just to be part of an awesome community. If it wasn’t for these guys I would’ve gone back to NZ already 😛
10:50 27 Feb 19
Friendly staff, great teachers and routine, the mats are one of the best the only downsides are really the size of the facility, its just a little small and the gym room is relatively the size of a bedroom but the equipment there is fairly decent and is good enough for a quick workout. in the end it is worth the money since you're being coached by John Donehue who was trained by the great Gene Lebell and Rigan Machado, which is quite surreal. Would definitely recommend going for a free into lesson for bjj.
22:05 29 Nov 18
Found JDJJ & MMA roughly a month ago and it has been so amazing to train and grow there. The environment is so encouraging and motivating from the coaches and other members. Can't thank the coaches enough for being so thorough with technique, making sure that the small things aren't overlooked. I always look forward to training there
23:24 12 Oct 18
🤗 Wow what an amazing place the people here are lovely we dealt with a lovely coach by the name of Romeo he works with the little kids he was amazing and really wanted to help our Little boy he’s grate with the children what an amazing coach.
12:27 11 Mar 16
JDJJ&MMA is home! My experience training here has been nothing but positive. The environment is intimidation-free, all members are welcoming and helpful. The gym is spotless, facilities are modern, the equipment is of great quality and in abundance. A wide variety of classes are offered which cater for all people at all levels. The coaches are world class, with all their knowledge and experience you couldn't ask for better. Learn from the best and get into the best shape of your life. Highly recommended!
10:37 09 Mar 16
Coach John Donehue is a highly accomplished grappling coach with a wealth of knowledge spanning many years. His style of teaching suits everyone of all levels of experience, and the mental and physical exercise will push you to the limit. You will get fit quickly and have lots of fun. Glenn is the friendly face at reception that runs intensely rewarding fitness classes and Franco and Brent run fantastic boxing and Muay Thai classes. All in all, a highly sought after coach and gym. I would recommend to anyone.