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About The Base

The Base is a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and MMA Academy that was founded in Melbourne Australia 10 years ago. After the founders Yas and Elias moved back to Europe, they opened their second school in Paris. We are now open in Javea (in Elite Gym).


Yas, Harold Harder, Demian Maia, Michel "Babytank" Verhoeven, Elias and Lisa (our sister) at the Base Paris, 25th of November 2021.


Our mission is to spread a vision of Martial Arts based on Self-Defence, effectiveness, fundamentals, sensitivity to movement and personal development. 

Our Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone. We do not focus only on competition. We coach serious athletes that want to become champions, but our main purpose is to help people to develop themselves, build self-esteem,  confidence and fitness. In a friendly, mixed and healthy environment, we teach Martial Arts without taking it away from its self-defence roots. Anybody can follow our classes. And more important: we believe that everybody can be good at Jiu-Jitsu.

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Our vision is clear. our programs are based on the Rickson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu which promote a vision of Jiu-Jitsu based on pure technique, weight distribution, connection, invisible details, Self-Defence and personal development. 

Elias is a first degree Black Belt and Head Coach at The Base Javea. Yas is second degree Black Belt and founder of The Base. We work with Harold Harder, 4th Degree Black Belt under Rickson Gracie and President of the EGJJF.


This is our vision: we teach the most powerful booster of human potential and method of empowerment. We want to spread that to everyone without discriminating between competitors and none-competitors, strong and weak, men and women. On the mats, we are all equal practicing with care and with the only purpose of getting better everyday.

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Grandmaster RIckson Gracie with Elias

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