Carpe Diem Okinawa

15,000yen/month for unlimited
access to all classes!
Jiu-Jitsu Basic membership for a monthly fee of12,000yen/month!

The world’s leading brand of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Carpe Diem Okinawa

For those who want to train without injury, lose weight, or learn martial arts in earnest
Free trial now! Start Jiu-Jitsu safely and securely under the guidance of professionals!


Open 7 days a week!

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Carpe Diem OkinawaClasses

We have classes for various levels and purposes from beginners to advanced, for dieting, competing etc.

The Reason whyCarpe Diem Okinawais popular

  • A spacious and beautiful gym
    right on Alaha Beach with
    excellent facilities!

    Carpe Diem Okinawa is one of the largest gyms in Okinawa, covering an area of over 200㎡. The mats are twice the size of most martial arts gyms, allowing you to concentrate on your training in a spacious and stress-free environment.
    The latest weight training equipment is available free of charge! The facilities are fully cleaned and sanitized for your safety. The best location is just a minute walk from Alaha Beach and there is a covered parking lot for 8 cars, so it is easy to go there even on rainy days!

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  • High level instructors
    will guide you!

    Carpe Diem Okinawa has two black belt instructors, two instructors who can speak English, and several female instructors. From beginner to advanced, women, men, and children, Japanese and foreign nationals alike can receive instruction from the instructor best suited to their needs!
    All instructors are experienced martial artists and they are the best in Okinawa.

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  • Open 7 days a week,
    morning to night,
    at your convenience!

    Carpe Diem Okinawa is open 7 days a week, a rarity among jiu-jitsu gyms in Japan. Classes are open until 9:00 p.m. on weekdays, so you can come at your convenient time after work.
    In addition to the “Jiu-Jitsu Full Time Membership,” which allows you to attend all classes, there are also cheaper courses such as the “Jiu-Jitsu 8 Days Membership,” which allows you to attend crappling classes 8 days a month, “Morning Only Membership,” and “Weekday Afternoon Only Membership.

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  • Great for dieters and
    suitable for 40’s and beginners!

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a full-body workout that burns a lot of calories, making it an excellent diet sport. It is said that one hour of Jiu-Jitsu burns 700 kcal, and 1,000 kcal in 1 hour and 30 minutes.
    In particular, the “Jiu-Jitsu Diet Class” concentrates on movements that are highly effective for weight loss, making it even more effective! In fact, there is a member has lost 20 kg in six months.
    One of the characteristics of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is that many people in their 40’s are starting the class.
    Anyone can improve with daily practice, regardless of experience or athletic ability, so even beginners and 40’s who have been away from exercise can start without worry.

  • With a variety of classes,
    everyone can enjoy from
    beginner to advanced!

    Carpe Diem Okinawa offers a variety of classes for beginners to advanced level fighters, so you can enjoy training according to your own goals.
    Choose the class that suits you best, such as “Match Preparation Class” for those aiming to win matches, “Basic Class” for those who want to avoid intense sparring, “White Belt Class” for white belts only, “Ladies Class” for women only, and more!

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  • 60% of our members are foreign
    nationals! Enjoy cross-cultural

    Carpe Diem Okinawa’s membership is 40% Japanese and 60% non-Japanese. We have several instructors who can speak English, so foreign nationals can feel free to join our classes.
    While enjoying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu together, you can also enjoy cross-cultural exchange! Some of our Japanese members have even become able to speak English naturally while attending our classes.

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  • Many of our members are self-employed or business owners, so it’s a great way to network with others!

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a safe and fun way to get in shape, and is popular with self-employed people and business owners. Many of Carpe Diem Okinawa’s members are self-employed and business owners, and some say that they have made useful business contacts while attending the class.
    While enjoying physical training, they also have the opportunity to meet people that can lead to business. This is a good recommendation for working people.

  • Kids’ classes and kids’
    gymnastics classes are very

    Carpe Diem Okinawa’s kids’ classes for children from 4 years old to junior high school students are very popular♪ Not only do they develop physical strength and athletic ability, but they also learn greetings and courtesy as only Jiu-Jitsu begins and ends with a bow, which is supported by parents.
    Children 4-7 years old can join the kids’ gymnastics class at no additional cost! They will learn the basic movements of Jiu-Jitsu, such as mat exercises, while playing.

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  • Full-fledged Pilates classes
    are also available!

    This is one of the few classes in Okinawa where you can learn authentic Pilates! ELLENI, who has experience as an artist and personal trainer for many celebrities in Tokyo, is in charge of instruction.
    The original Piladance program incorporating basic Pilates movements + dance corrects body distortion and posture, making your style look more beautiful. Especially recommended in combination with “Jiu-Jitsu Diet Class!”

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Popular around the world!
Jiu-Jitsu is a safe and
effective fitness sport

Today, it is said that there is no martial artists who does not practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Although it may have a strong martial arts image, it is a safe and highly effective fitness sport that anyone can enjoy.
While it is a full-body workout, Brazilian jiu-jitsu prohibits punching and kicking, and competitors use throwing, holding, joint, and choking techniques, so there is no need to worry about injuries. Since kumite techniques mainly use the entire body, there is no need for strenuous muscle training or running, making it easy for people who are not good at exercise or who are not confident in their physical strength. Beginners, women, and children can enjoy it at their own level. That is why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is loved around the world.

The world-famous jiu-jitsu gym Carpe Diem

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu,
    a safe and effective

    Carpe Diem Okinawa is the Okinawa branch of CARPE DIEM BRAZILIAN JUI-JITSU, headquartered in Tokyo.
    Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that was born in Japan, developed in Brazil, and spread all over the world. Although it is a martial art, punching and kicking are forbidden, and since it mainly consists of kumite techniques using the whole body, it is safe for everyone from children to adults. It is highly popular among celebrities in Japan and abroad because of its safety and low risk of injury, as well as its high level of exercise. It is also known that Google Inc. has adopted it as one of its employee benefit programs.

  • Producing many
    famous martial artists

    Carpe Diem is one of the most famous Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gyms in the world, and many famous fighters, such as RIZIN fighters, are members and instructors at Carpe Diem. You will receive careful instruction in safe and effective Jiu-Jitsu from a black belt Jiu-Jitsu instructor with proven skills. That’s why Carpe Diem is so popular.

  • Over 30 locations
    in Japan and abroad

    Carpe Diem is headquartered in Aoyama and has over 30 domestic and international locations including: Mita, Hiroo, Jiyugaoka, Kamakura, Sendai, Nagoya, Hyogo, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, London, Singapore, Busan, etc. In the summer of 2021, Carpe Diem Okinawa has open as one of them. We respect the principles of the Carpe Diem Group, including a clean environment, friendly atmosphere, and internationality, and will also focus on the details that will help the Okinawan people become more familiar with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Learning courtesy, building bodies!
Kids Classes

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Class

Age: 4 years old to junior high school students

This class is exclusively for children and is taught by a black belt instructor!
Jiu-Jitsu, a full-body fighting style, is ideal for children’s physical development. The black belt instructor teaches according to the characteristics and level of each student, steadily improving their physical strength and athletic ability.
Children will naturally learn greetings, to sit quietly and listen when the instructor is speaking, and to show respect to their opponents in practice and competition.
In addition to the lesson content tailored to each child’s individual needs, there are always three instructors on hand to ensure safety and peace of mind.

Kids Gymnastics Class

Age: 4 to 7 years old

This class is exclusively for children and is taught by a black belt instructor!
Jiu-Jitsu, a full-body fighting style, is ideal for children’s physical development. The black belt instructor teaches according to the characteristics and level of each student, steadily improving their physical strength and athletic ability.
Children will naturally learn greetings, to sit quietly and listen when the instructor is speaking, and to show respect to their opponents in practice and competition.
In addition to the lesson content tailored to each child’s individual needs, there are always three instructors on hand to ensure safety and peace of mind.

Member’s Voice


Mr. N (Male, 20’s)

When I saw RIZIN, I thought “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is cool! “ and I joined Carpe Diem. I hadn’t been physically active since high school, so I wasn’t sure if I would be able to handle it, but all the teachers are kind and they teach me according to my level, so I’m enjoying it! Now my goal is to participate in matches.

Mr. S (Male, 40s)

I started this class to lose weight. They say that aerobic exercise and muscle training are important for weight loss, but I am not good at running silently or doing machine training, so I joined Jiu-Jitsu because I thought it would be a change with an instructor. I had never exercised before and was in my 40s, so I honestly had no expectations, but within six months I had lost 20 kg! I’m so happy and I enjoy coming here so much!

Ms. O (Female, in her 30s)

My friend told me there is a stylish gym, I joined Carpe Diem Okinawa. There are women-only classes and the instructors are women, so I feel safe. The clothes and goods are cool, the shower rooms are clean and stylish, and there are a lot of female members, so it’s really easy to come here!

Mr. K (Male, 30s)

I was nervous when I started because I was a complete beginner and there are many foreigners here, but the teachers and students are very kind and I enjoy attending the class. We have a common topic of Jiu-Jitsu, so we can easily become friends even if we are from other countries. As I go to the class every week, I gradually become able to speak English. So I have gotten three effects at the same time: I can train my body, make friends, and learn English!

I (Female, in her 20s)

As a beginner, I was a little bit afraid of Newaza and Kumite at first. However, the gym is cleaned well and the members are all clean and cheerful, so I was totally fine with it. I could tell that Carpe Diem is a world famous gym. The instruction is very attentive, and I can feel that I am gradually improving from having no experience at all!

Ms. T
(parent of a 4-year-old child who attends the kids’ class)

My son joined Carpe Diem Okinawa because I heard that it was available for children as young as 4 years old. He also attend the kids’ gymnastics class. I can see that even a 4 year old child has improved in the use of his body, and I feel that his athletic ability is improving. I am glad that I let him join the class because he has made more friends.

Ms. A
(parent of a 7-year-old child who attends Kids Class)

My son is very active and does not sit still, so I was worried about whether he would be able to take the lessons properly, but three teachers always have watching him, so I can leave him in good hands. The floor and walls are soft mats, so I don’t have to worry about my son running around. Recently, he has started to want to participate in games, and he is gaining independence.

Highly rated on Google Reviews!

Carpe Diem Okinawa in Data

As of October 2022

Number of members140
Percentage of
experienced members
Member age range
Average age41years old
Purpose of membership
Average number of lessons
per week3


Is it okay if I have no experience?
Of course, it's no problem! Our instructors will carefully guide you from the basics, so please feel free to join us.
Can I practice Jiu-jitsu every day?
Yes, we have classes every morning and afternoon so that you can join. Please check the schedule for details.
I am high school student. Can I join the class?
Yes. We offer student price that is cheaper than general members.
I am currently attending another Jiu-Jitsu dojo. Is it possible to attend both gym? Is the transfer, okay?
There is no problem with the permission from the dojo you are currently attending. Transfer is welcome.
I’m belong in another Jiu-Jitsu dojo. Do you accept that I take a lesson in your dojo?
Yes, we do. Please contact us.
Please tell me the target age for kids.
Jiu-Jitsu courses are from 4 years old to junior high school students, and kickboxing is from elementary school students to junior high school students.
Do you have grappling class?
There are no grappling class, but our instructors have MMA experience and can teach in a private lesson.
I am a junior high school student. Can I join into the adult class?
There are individual differences in physical growth and skill level, so the instructor will decide.
Is there a parking lot?
There is a covered parking lot for 8 cars on the 1st floor of the building.
Do you offer a family discount?
Yes, we do. Please ask stuff.
Do I have to participate in the tournament?
You don’t have to do it. Most people enjoy Jiu-Jitsu as exercise, so there is no need to force yourself into the tournament.
Can I wear my Dogi(uniform) if I have one?
Yes, it's fine!
What do I need to prepare for Jiu-Jitsu class?
Dogi(uniform), inner rush guard, and T-shirt are required. There are some rental towels and dogi, so please ask to the stuff.
Is it okay to join late or leave early?
There is no problem if you tell the staff.


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