Did one session at Garage BJJ CBD and it was pretty good. Got two mats, one for classes and one for Rolling. They seem to have a good selection of classes throughout the day, most upper belts look to go to the arvo classes by the look of their Instagram. Pretty chill vibe when I went there for a 7am class.
Thanks, all. Hadn’t fully decided yet where I’d live but was leaning towards living in Paddington/Darlinghurst area on the south side of the bay. I was looking at the few academies that are either near there or centrally located. Seems like lots of good options but no dominant gyms like my old city of NYC where you have a few major players
Like a few others have said, Sydney is a large city so it will depend a lot on where you’re living. If you’re going to be around Paddington/Darlinghurst then go and see Larry Papadopolous at Boxing Works gym. The man is probably the most highly knowledgeable yet under appreciated instructor in Sydney. He is, amongst other things:
Former #1 Shooto MMA Fighter when most people here didn’t know what MMA was (he fought Ken Shamrock)
3rd degree BJJ Black Belt
Accredited FILA Referee and has reffed at events such as the Commonwealth Games
Grappling Coach to several professional football teams including the Sydney Swans AFL, Sydney Roosters NRL, NSW Waratahs (Rugby) and Australian Rugby 7s.