Ascend Athletics is founded on the belief that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) can be a sustainable Fitness Lifestyle for all. The Academy aspires to provide professional instructions while creating a safe space and friendly ambience for everyone to revel in the art of BJJ.


We take care to ensure that our athletes get the attention and safe training you need under watchful guidance.

Ascend Athletics offers programmes in a systematic structure and engaging setting, for everyone of all levels and ages - from 3.5 years old and above.


Part of our heterogenous urban fabric, we are surrounded by a deep cultural and historical setting, in one of the most liveliest colorful precincts, rich in arts and culture, along Race Course Road, Little India.



Christian Rodrigues

Christian began his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey in 2009, and has been teaching since 2014. He envisioned a BJJ Academy where everyone can practise BJJ safely, embracing a sustainable BJJ Lifestyle. In 2019, Ascend Athletics was opened. 

Growing up, Christian experienced being bullied in school. He always had a deep yearning to seek to acquire martial arts knowledge for self-defense to deal with the bullies – Taekwondo, Akkido, Karate, Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts – only to eventually fall in love with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling.


As a teacher, Christian values the importance of facilitating athletes to develop a strong foundation, consistently emphasizing on the basics and fundamentals of BJJ. His technical prowess, composure and positive outlook on life brings a lively energy to class. 


He is passionate about teaching BJJ to everyone, from kids to adults, whether competitively or to achieve your fitness goals. Apart from formulating BJJ programs and syllabus, Christian also conducts strength training and self-defense programs for Corporate Workplaces.