Ari Pole - January 2022
Professor Nick is a skilled and experienced teacher. He made me feel welcome during my stay in Cyprus, and his students were equally welcoming and willing to share their knowledge and friendship. Within a few weeks of instruction, I discovered more about this beautiful art and about myself than I ever imagined was possible.
Vincent Schneider-Archuleta - November 2021
Suitable for every level. The training is a lot of fun and Nick is very professional and competent. Both he and the experienced students cater to each and every student. So you learn a lot from each other. The atmosphere is relaxed. A gentle sport in one of the best schools. Recommended to everyone👍🏼
Für jedes Level geeignet. Das Training macht viel Spaß und Nick ist sehr professionell und kompetent. Sowohl er als auch die erfahrenen Schüler gehen auf jeden einzelnen Schüler ein. Man lernt also viel voneinander. Die Atmosphäre entspannt. Eine sanfte Sportart in einer der besten Schulen. Jedem zu empfehlen👍🏼
Masao Grappling - October 2021
If you are on holiday in Cyprus and don't want to miss out on BJJ/Grappling, Nick BJJ is definitely a place you should visit. Amazing coach, nice training partners and great training atmosphere. Everybody is so relaxed and very welcoming. I had a great time training at Nick's academy - thanks for having me. 5 Stars
Kartar Jabanda - September 2021
So I’m in Cyprus (Ayia Napa) with my friends, sat in a restaurant by the sea. I noticed the people next to me taking a photo, and I offered to help. He (Nick) then asks me if I know what Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is, I said I know but I’ve never tried it. Nick invited me to come train with him as his guest, I took him up on it and later that day trained BJJ for the first time! Nick is a professional and BJJ is clearly his passion. Everyone at the club made me welcome even though I was only here for one session, I came away with a valuable insight into the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and I’m grateful for the opportunity thanks to Nick’s offer. I’d recommend anyone with an interest or curiosity into BJJ or any martial arts come for a session at Nick BJJ! I’ll certainly be back next time I’m in Cyprus.
Sebastian Karsas - September 2021
What an awesome place! Home away from home. Everyone is friendly. Technical and well demonstrated and drilled techniques, which provided a fun way to learn. Also a great roll at the end. No ego, great skill. Coach Nick has created a really welcoming and highly skilled gym. See you all next year when I'm back in town. Oss
Andrea D'Agnese - August 2021
Everything was perfect! The coach is super skilled and gentle. I recommend everybody to go there and train. Oss and thanks for everything.
Benjamin Fircks - July 2021
I am a Jiu-Jitsu noobie who did not want to fall behind on progress while on holiday. Training here at NICKBJJ for 3 weeks was a life changing experience. I have never felt so welcome. I have left now with a new definition of kindness as well as a love for Jiu-Jitsu and it’s way of life - which Nick and his students represent fully.
Si Hoang - December 2020
I have been training at the NickBJJ academy from the beginning of its inception and would consider my almost 3 year journey in this martial art to be life changing and extraordinary.
Having only ever done stand-up striking arts in my youth, I'd been meaning to pick up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a long time. However, back then the rarity of the art coupled with life getting in the way meant that previous dreams of this nature got left by the wayside until I met Nick. His depth and breadth of knowledge of this martial art is astounding and it amazes me every time he drops a bomb on my brain that shatters previous conceptions.
One such event only occurred today where my girlfriend and I took a private class with him, hopefully the first of many. To say I learnt a lot in the one and a half hour time frame of the lesson is an understatement! He focused on exactly what we needed to do to take our game to another level. Specifically tailored to our strengths and to help minimise the weaknesses caused by the obvious holes in our knowledge.
I'm really grateful for Professor Nick's help in my grappling journey, the academy he has developed is a friendly and sharing place to be, where anyone willing to learn can come in to help transform their body and minds, and make some great friends at the same time.
Margarita Kyriacou - December 2020
I've been training with Professor Nick for almost 2 years now and I have to say stepping on those mats was the best decision I made. Professor Nick and everyone on the mats made me feel welcomed and like I was already part of the family from day 1. When it comes to the Nick, I've not seen anyone as professional, passionate and invested in his students as him. He teaches with detail and precision and will do his best to help each student try to understand the technique. If you're considering to start BJJ anywhere don't even hesitate to choose Nick BJJ. As someone who had never done martial arts before, I would never have imagined to learn as much and be at the place I am in my journey without Nick.
A prime example of his teaching was yesterday when I had the privilege of attending a private lesson along with my boyfriend. To say we learnt something would be a disservice. Nick know each person's weaknesses and strengths and managed to cater that lesson and once again expand my knowledge even further than before.
If you want to not just learn an awesome martial art but become part of a family who support each other and help each other become not just better grapplers but people as well, this is the place to be.
Yann Maribe - November 2020
Je recommande les cours privés avec le professeur Nick Unander. Il propose un excellent équilibre de principes transversaux qui facilitent le training et des répétitions techniques à la dure, des bons détails techniques aussi. Il parle anglais et français. Il a une grosse expérience de compétition et de coaching. Il pratique souplement et un enseignement flexible.
Yann M, Ceinture Violette Jiujitsu, Paris, France
John M - October 2020
They say the best way to improve at jiujitsu is just to keep turning up, and that may be true, but sometimes, such as before a competition or when struggling to understand a particular technique, one to one learning with an expert can lift you to the next level.
Nick has a friendly and ever patient manner and a comprehensive understanding of his subject. He is highly recommended.
Chris Pittaras - October 2020
I had two private lessons with Nick whilst on holiday, and I have to say what a great teacher he is! Very passionate and enthusiastic. Looking forward to my next visit!
Daniel Nabil Basset - October 2020
Ο Nick Unander είναι μακράν ο καλύτερος προπονητής που έχω συναντήσει ποτέ στη μακρά μου ζωή σε Πολεμικές Τέχνες. Έχοντας εκπαιδευτεί μαζί του για 9 μήνες με πήρε από έναν αρχάριο BJJ σε έναν Ευρωπαϊκό Πρωταθλητή τον Φεβρουάριο του 2020.
Κατά την διάρκεια της καραντίνας Covid είχα την ευκαιρία να ζήσω μαζί του και να κάνω εντατική ιδιωτική εκπαίδευση καθημερινά. Κατά τη διάρκεια αυτών των δύο μηνών, προχώρησα ακόμη περισσότερο από ό, τι στους αρχικούς 9 μήνες. Εκείνη την εποχή κάναμε εκπαίδευση για το παγκόσμιο πρωτάθλημα, το οποίο δυστυχώς ακυρώθηκε λόγω του Covid.
Ο Nick Unander έχει τη δυνατότητα να προσαρμόζει την εκπαίδευση Jiu Jitsu σε κάθε άτομο με βάση τις δυνάμεις και τις ικανότητές του, αυξάνοντας παράλληλα την αντοχή και την αυτοπεποίθησή τους. Αυτό έκανε όλη τη διαφορά στην εκπαίδευσή μου μαζί του.
Στο πρωτάθλημα δεν έφυγε ποτέ από την πλευρά μου και με καθοδηγούσε συνεχώς σε κάθε αγώνα που συμμετείχα. Είχα 5 αγώνες, 3 takedowns και 4 submissions. Συγκρίνοντας το δικό μου επίπεδο BJJ με άλλους συμμετέχοντες από άλλα σχολεία που εκπαιδεύτηκαν για πολύ περισσότερο καιρό από ό, τι εγώ και είχαν υψηλότερες ζώνες από ό, τι είχα, το βρήκα πολύ εύκολο να τα κάνω roll μαζί τους χάρη στα ιδιωτικά μαθήματα που είχα με τον Nick Unander.
Συνιστώ ανεπιφύλακτα σε όποιον ενδιαφέρεται να ξεκινήσει ή να βελτιώσει το BJJ του να πάει στο σχολείο του Nick ή ακόμη καλύτερα να εγγραφεί για ιδιωτικά μαθήματα. Αξίζει πολύ.
Dmitrij Dragancev - September 2020
If you want to learn how to roll, this place is for you. Best place you can be, to roll, to find new friends. Nick is the TOP class bjj professor. Guys don't be scared to start something new in your life, if you are teenager or adult , its best place to start your new journey. This is New Era !! Thanks to all my Team Nickbjj.
P.S i do bjj here as well ;) ( white belt 3 stripes ninja) 🤭
Berwan Prüfer - September 2020
I was on a vacation in Cyprus, Aiya Napa and was searching for a nice BJJ gym here. I found Nicks BJJ gym in paralimni (just 10 minutes far from my hotel In aiya napa) and contacted him via Instagram. He was very very friendly and told me that I just come over but before I could to that, I needed to show up a negative COVID-19 Test because the health of his students is the most important thing for him. I liked that!👍 he told me where I could do it and send me the exact address and the link to registrate online for that. So I did it and after 1 Day I got my negative result (🙌🏽😄) I sensed it to him and he told me that I can just come over to train with them. It was a very clean gym, the stundents and the professor have been very very friendly and i just felt like I came into a big family! The training was very nice structured and very respectful, the techniques he showed were very effective and good to use for competition, even for mma. I told him that I’m gonna fight Mma 10 days after my vacation and he showed Many very nice effective techniques I could use for mma. He took his time and looked after all of his students. I really felt that I was in good hands there and I can just recommend to go there and try a class if you’re training BJJ or even want to start it. The professor takes his time to look after his students and is a very friendly person on and off the mats! I will definetly come back to see the family there!!!🙏 Thanks for the awesome time and techniques. It was a big pleasure for me.🤙🤙🤙 Best greetings, Berwan Prüfer. Oss🙏🤙
TanMad Scientist - March 2020
So pleased to have found Professor Nick, his gym is friendly and welcoming. Through the Professors adaptive and engaging teaching my 5yo daughter is improving her concentration and coordination. The classes are fun and energetic, while still instilling respect and discipline in the young students.
Ramesh Swaminathan - February 2020
I first met Nick when he came to the UK and taught a class at our school in Kent. His enthusiasm and passion for BJJ was evident straight away and this came across in his teaching. Having learnt so much in his flying visit, I knew I needed to visit his school on my upcoming trip to Cyprus. Nick has a great gym and his classes are methodical, enjoyable and he makes it easy to learn. Although he taught some techniques I've seen before, he added some tiny details I have never seen and it is this attention to detail that is one of the reasons that make his such a fantastic coach. If you're in Cyprus and want to pop in for a session or live in Cyprus and want to give BJJ a try, I can't recommend Nick BJJ highly enough.
Mamontov Konstantin - February 2020
Great place to practice jujitsu! Every time we come on holiday to Cyprus, my son is engaged in this gym. Nick knows his job very well and gets along very well with the children. In the hall there is a spirit of competition and at the same time mutual assistance and respect. Convenient location near shops and cafes allows you to walk or drink coffee while the child is engaged.
Ryker Glover - February 2020
Great for adults and kids...my 9yr old attends the kids club...it is great for learning patience, respect and good for fitness! Professor Nick is a great instructor and i have seen great improvements in my son since joining! Thank you...
Belltown Radley - February 2020
As a Jiu Jitsu brown belt in 2014, I had the opportunity to train with Professor Nick at his Paros Greece Academy. Professor Nick has a deep understanding of Jiu Jitsu, and his passion shows in his students. Not only are Professor Nick's techniques top notch, his teaching and breakdown of techniques are clear and precise. Everyone I met at the academy were friendly and extremely welcoming as well. If I have the opportunity to visit Europe again, I would definitely make plans to visit Nick BJJ in Cyprus!
If you're in the Cyprus area and have considered training BJJ, go visit Nick BJJ - You won't be disappointed!
Ilja Uljanov - November 2019
I am brown belt under Nas Alganga from Grand Union Jiu Jitsu. This September I was in Protaras, Cyprus. And of course as regular BJJ guy looked for some place to train. I went to Paralimni (20-30 min by public transport for 2 euro only). I visited NickBJJ club. It is quite small club with amazing people in it. We did no gi training. Good solid fundamental techniques during drills and good nice sparring after. Would I recommend this place? Of course yes. Would I visit this place again? Definitely, yes.
Vanessa Clemenz - September 2019
Zwar ist das Gym beim ersten Mal etwas schwierig zu finden, umso einladender war jedoch die gesamte Crew. Wir haben uns sehr willkommen gefühlt und das Training war professionell und abwechslungsreich und die gezeigten Techniken waren gut in ein Gesamtkonzept eingebunden. Die Jungs und Mädels schienen sich sehr über neue Herausforderer beim anschließenden Grappling zu freuen ;)
Aris Tsangarides - September 2019
I was in Cyprus on holiday and was looking for a Carlson Gracie school on the island. Luckily I found Professor Nick (3rd degree Carlson Gracie black belt) just 15 min away from where I was staying. The guy has a fun, positive, energetic aura but is serious about his craft and how people train during his class. A lot of focus on practicing with the right intent, that is to say, the focus is on deliberately practicing the details of the technique rather than just getting a lot of reps in with total disregard for quality of movement. He colors the session with stories from the past which contextualize the technique we learn. It’s a great buildup, from the warm-up drills to the isolated techniques to integrating the technique with positional transitions. And the kind of warm hospitality I’ve experienced here is one that one only finds in a Carlson Gracie school. Highly Recommend. Oss!
SuperGravers - September 2019
Trained there while on holiday! Wish I’d gotten more than one session in! Great atmosphere, clear instruction and Nick helps correct any mistakes before they become bad habits!
On top of that everyone is super friendly and patient! Can’t recommend them enough :)
Niklas Sellgren - August 2019
Great hospitality and everyone is very welcoming, super detailed techniques but also easy for a person to implement! Will come here again if I visit cyprus once more or so!
Go roll with them!
Adam Angelides - August 2019
We visit Cyprus every year and lucky for us we recently discovered Nick's school this year. We have been twice (1 open mat and 1 class) and we love this place. Nick is an amazing instructor and person. They made us feel very welcome and valued. The gym has a great little family vibe but with big experience to back it. Nick is a very warm hearted professor who clearly loves bjj, but he also cares about his club members. No BS, no stupid BJJ politics....just good old bjj that works!
We are coming back every week whilst on holiday and hopefully every year :)
What a great find and a real little gem!
Ben Felfeli - July 2019
Visited Protaras for holiday and didn’t want to fall behind from the others in my group back in London CFS north 12. Googled BJJ In Cyprus and came across NickBjj ( Nick Unander). Went to an afternoon class and plan on going to a few more while I’m out here. I definitely learned some neat moves in the class and everyone was amazing and very welcoming. Loved it and looking forward to the next session!!! Osss!!
Espen Halleby - July 2019
Went to train with Nick while on holiday in Cyprus. Nick and his crew are very friendly and welcoming, I learned some cool techniques, and even got to roll abit with Nick himself which was great fun. OSS!
Christoph S. - June 2019
Tolles Team, bei der nächsten Zypern Reise aufjedenfall wieder!
Stefan Bohn - June 2019
I joined for an Open mat and had a great time. Everybody was super friendly. Nick is an awesome Coach and I had a blast rolling with him. If I visit Cyprus again I will definitely join you for another rolling session.
Jose Altamirano - June 2019
Went to visit Nick and his team over the day to train. The hospitality is a full 10/10. So many smiles, laughters and technical breakdowns. I am very happy to have visited such a technical and happy team. I highly recommend this place and Nick is awesome carrying the Carlson Sr legacy on. F. Y. I they are pressure players. Ouch!
Jakub Lejwoda - April 2019
Great place to train if you visit Cyprus and train BJJ! Hope to be back someday. Thanks Nick for great training.
Christian Andersen - April 2019
Spent 2 days at the gym - read all the other reviews - hospitality, high level teaching and a main reason to go back to the island 🌴 Thank you Nick. Oss
Marino - February 2019
Great fun and very friendly bunch! I've just started and cant wait to be a pro, it conditions my mind, body and soul. i'm so glad I found BJJ even if i don't get the moves sometimes.
Yury Butov - November 2018
Friendly relaxed atmosphere. Great people. Had lot of pleasure being there. Highly recommend!
Niklas Österlund- November 2018
Found this place when googling for BJJ during my vacation on Cyprus - very welcoming and friendly! Me and my wife had a great training session and we learned a lot - hope to come back in the future!!!
Stefan Fredriksson- October 2018
If you are interested in BJJ and visit Cyprus, you should definitely go to this gym. A great coach, and a welcoming atmosphere. Answers emails and messages promptly. Gym is accessible via local bus.
Adam Moreton- October 2018
Welcoming and a great atmosphere, + the instruction is excellent. Learn from a great black belt that has been round the block with a large repertoire of knowledge, but also one of the kindest you shall meet.
Matt Condon- October 2018
Very welcoming and great instruction. I highly recommend you visit Nick to train if you are in the area.
Ryan Goddard- October 2018
Enjoyed training with nick and his team while on holiday. Good atmosphere and a welcoming group of people
Laszlo Bokor- October 2018
First time in my life tried BJJ with Master Nick in Cyprus on 3rd of october 2018 in Cyprus (today). It was really different than my previous experiences like muay thai, kickboxing, and capoeira... It was so cool! i loved it a lot. i learned some basic technics, i could try to use in practise the learned techinc. What i love the most is the way of teaching and the atmospher! immediately you feel like a part of a family even though you are there first time. Everybody is cool and welcoming. and this attitude/mentality carries to the mat. experienced ones will not make u feel embarrased, they help you! and this works there and back. i highly recommend it for everybody to join Nick BJJ/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training Club! i promise you that YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT! OSS!!!!!!!!
Paulius Zulonas- September 2018
Loved it! Very professional and friendly
Gerald Gainschnigg- September 2018
Wurde herzlich empfangen. Training hat Spaß gemacht. Vielen Dank, Nick!!
Andy Boult - August 2018
Had a great time training at Nicks gym while I was on holiday. Everyone was really friendly and welcoming. Nicks training philosophy is very technical and structured which is ideal for white belts. For €10 per session it’s well worth it and I’ll definitely be going back!
Alan Mclachlan - August 2018
Had a great time training with Nick Unander and his students. They all make you feel welcome great atmosphere. And the technique shown by Nick is world class he explains all the technique and break's every little detail down for you to understand perfectly.
Arran Jordan - July 2018
Really good gym with a warm and welcoming atmosphere as well as some really good coaching.
Sulaiman Diment - July 2018
Amazing gym great bunch of guys and an awesome instructor very welcoming and definatley will visit again thank you
Abdul Raheem Diment - July 2018
Training with Nick in Paralimni was one of the highlights of my trip to Cyprus. Throughout the session Nick gave me pointers based on positions I came across whilst sparring with him and his students, that have developed my Jiu Jitsu. I am extremely grateful to Nick for letting me come and train with him.I highly recommend Nicks gym to anyone training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I can guarantee you’ll be learning from the very best. I look forward to coming back to train with you.
Joakim Bakken Kjenner - June 2018
I went to train at the gym during my vacation in Cyprus. Good people, good vibe and I had a great workout. Nick is an old school Black belt with confidence in the techniques he's teaching, two thumbs up!
Jacob Williams - June 2018
Awesome Gym, great people & outstanding instructor! Nick Unander provides so much detail when showing you techniques that you will never forget what you are shown. I’ve come on a 2 week holiday and I contacted Nick a few weeks before my holiday to see if I was welcome, he said of course and the atmosphere when I arrived was more than welcoming. Nick is also a great person as unlike many black belts, he will roll with any level of belt. I enjoyed it so much and will certainly be back again. Thank you!
Jennifer Norris - May 2018
Nick is the man. Train here. On that Carlson Gracie, Marcelo Alonso style. Train all the time, stay ready! Great philosophy and nice person!!
Paul Byron - March 2018
Participated in a open mat session today . Really enjoyed the morning. First time meeting Nick nicest guy you could meet introduced our self and got straight into rolling nice and casual Being a beginner the pace was set at my standard , Everyone was really nice and helpful giving little tips and showing me were I'm going wrong ,which for a beginner I need Defianatley going back and trying out the lessons during the week. Cheers to everyone who made me and Chris feel welcome today . See you guys soon
John Murray - March 2018
Visited one of Nick's "open mat" sessions as a guest and was to feel very welcome. A bright and modern gym, with a friendly crowd and some ace instruction thrown in!
Nickie Ruddy - March 2018
I've been training under Nick Unander since December 2017 and to say 'lifechanging' would be an understatement! He is a fantastic instructor, his extensive knowledge of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is evident by his teaching style, and the 3 stripes on his black belt. His recent relocation to the Paralimni area is surely going to encourage more people to come and train BJJ over on the East coast of Cyprus.
Evgeny Novoselov - March 2018
Nick was the teacher who opened for me the BJJ universe back in 2016 after more than 20 years of boxing practice. Thank you professor. People do not miss this opportunity and start doing BJJ with Nick Unander. Or if you already started then you will definitely improve your skills with Nick