Unit 2, 38 Hoskins St. Mitchell



Primal Martial Arts Academy (Legion 13 Gungahlin) specialises in various forms of martial arts. These include Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

We were founded by two BJJ black belts and a professional MMA practitioner, with over 30 years of combined experience. We are conveniently located on Hoskins Street, Mitchell in Canberra’s northern suburbs. We offer classes throughout the week, from dedicated BJJ beginner’s classes and kid’s classes to MMA for aspiring pro-athletes.

Our Coaches

All of our coaches at Primal Martial Arts Academy (Legion 13 Gungahlin) are highly qualified and have experience in teaching and competitions. Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu kid’s coaches are also police checked and all have a working with vulnerable people certification. 

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Stephen Owens

Stephen is a first degree BJJ black belt under Grayson West with over 10 years of BJJ experience. He has maintained coaching roles over the last 10 years with a strong focus on the technical aspects of Jiu Jitsu. He is dedicated practitioner who has competed successfully at all belt levels and been invited to coach at other academies both within Australia and internationally. He has MMA experience with 4 professional fights. His drive to continue learning in jiu jitsu means he consistently trains internationally with some of the biggest names in the sport.

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Jonathan Craven

Jonathan Craven has 10 years’ experience in BJJ and received his black belt in 2017 from Legion 13 Head Coach, Grayson West (2nd degree black belt, Perth, WA). Jon has been coaching for more than eight years and is dedicated to teaching BJJ to both kids and adults. Jon is passionate about studying BJJ in gyms all over the world to develop new skills acquired from the world’s best BJJ instructors and competitors. Jon has trained and taught in Turkey, United Kingdom, Thailand, Malaysia, Bali, South Korea and Dubai. Jon is co-owner of Primal Martial Arts Academy (Legion 13 Gungahlin) and father to three young children.

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Dimitar Dimitrovski

Dimi has over 18 years experience in martial arts including wrestling, BJJ and kickboxing. He is a brown belt in BJJ and has fought professionally in MMA, kickboxing and boxing. He has been coaching for the last 5 years and is co-owner of Primal Martial Arts Academy (Legion 13 Gungahlin).