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Fairtex has long been one of the top camps in the world for training Muay Thai champions, and now Fairtex has opened a world class BJJ and MMA facility here at the Fairtex Training Center, in Pattaya. Fairtex BJJ is run by renowned Professor, and 3rd degree black belt, Bruno Carvalho, and black belt Professor Jason “Sparkplug” Burnworth. Fairtex Training Center offers BJJ classes for all levels, both gi and no gi. At Fairtex, we believe team atmosphere, vibe and energy, are everything.

Training runs 6 days a week alternating between Gi and No Gi. Classes begin with basic warm up and stretches. The instructor goes over techniques which are built upon. The last thirty minutes of the class is conducted of a rolling session. Each round is 5 minutes long. 


DJ Jackson teaching BJJ at Fairtex Training Center

DJ Jackson 

  • Professor DJ Jackson was born in Maryland and competed in the NAIA while in college
  • Within 4 years of beginning BJJ he was a black belt
  • Professsor Jackson is an 8 time world championship with 2 Black Belt No Gi championships to his name
  • He is the first non Brazilian to win the Copa Podio Grand Prix and is a three time ADCC vet
  • He has been training for over 11 years and is an undefeated MMA fighter as well
  • He is known for his kimuras, guillotines, pressure and top game


Fairtex Training Center opened a brand new, premium MMA, BJJ, and Fitness training facility here in Pattaya in early 2018. The Fairtex BJJ room is air conditioned, has wall mounted fans for circulation, custom padded walls, cage wall with custom padding for takedowns, and the best mats in the world from Dollamur. Our BJJ room is sanitized several times per day and is exceptionally clean.


Q: What is BJJ?

  • A: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial arts style and combat sport system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was formed from Kodokan judo ground fighting fundamentals that were taught by a number of individuals including Takeo Yano, Mitsuyo Maeda and Soshihiro Satake.

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu eventually came to be its own combat sport through the experiments, practices, and adaptation of judo through Carlos and Helio Gracie (who passed their knowledge on to their extended family) as well as other instructors who were students of Maeda.

    BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves or another against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent.

Q: How can I clean my BJJ gear while I'm traveling?

  • A: Fairtex offers gi laundry service. You can leave your gi with our sports reception desk, and for only 50 Thai Baht, they will have it properly laundered, and ready for your next session the next day. Please Note, we take no responsibility for damaged gi’s due to the laundering process.

Q: Is there a package that includes both accommodations and BJJ training?

  • A: YES! You can contact us and we can offer special package deals for long term stays in the hotel and training.

Q: Can beginners do BJJ at Fairtex?

  • A: YES. Fairtex BJJ is for people of all levels of fitness, age, gender, and skill. Students training at Fairtex consist of everyone from older women, unfit older men, young guys with no athletic ability, BJJ hobbyists, all the way up to professional MMA fighters.

Q: Can kids do BJJ at Fairtex?

  • A: Kids 12 and up are welcome to join the adult classes and we can definitely work with them. Fairtex BJJ will be opening kids specific classes in the near future.

Q: Can I buy BJJ gear at Fairtex?

  • A: YES! Fairtex has two pro shops on site here at the Fairtex Training Center. We sell several different gi’s, grappling shorts, rash guards, and almost all other equipment you’d need to train BJJ. We even have Fairtex belts here.

Q: Can I rent BJJ gear at Fairtex?

  • A: You should ALWAYS travel with your GI! But just in case you forgot it at home, yes we rent gi’s here at Fairtex for only 100 Thai Baht.