Why Vantage

Heritage, methodology & community.

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Vantage Jiu-Jitsu, previously known as Alliance Sydney, offers something special to our students whether it’s adults or children, beginners or advanced.

They are taken care of on another level compared to your average gym. One of our core pillars at Vantage is our investment in our students and attention to detail to give them tailored instruction to best suit their personal needs and goals.

Students become a part of our team, our family, yet are also given the freedom to develop and grow as an individual.

We welcome anyone, from any team, and from any instructor to come and train and they can stay as long or as little as they like. We also encourage our students to visit other gyms. We work hard to stay current in the ever-evolving sport of Jiu-Jitsu so we can continue to give our best to our students.

Our core principles.


Down to earth

High-level training

Tailored instruction

Warm & friendly atmosphere

But don’t take our word for it,
listen to our students

Vantage’s history

Vantage Jiu-Jitsu is the premier BJJ gym in Sydney. Founded by Adam Childs and Renata Solano in 2018, it is the culmination of years of hard work and dedication.

With a desire to teach Jiu-Jitsu in an ever-evolving environment, Childs saw the perfect place to focus his love of the sport.

Childs is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) black belt under Alliance head coach Fabio Gurgel and the only non-native South American to teach at the prestigious Alliance headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has also had the opportunity to conduct classes at the Alliance USA headquarters in Atlanta.

Childs spent his youth training various martial arts such as Hapkido and Muay Thai, however, it wasn't until 2010 that he discovered Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and decided to dedicate himself full-time to the art.

In 2011 he made the move to Sao Paulo, Brazil, the birthplace of BJJ and joined team Alliance. During more than five years of study at Alliance, Childs received exclusive mentorship from Fabio Gurgel himself and regularly trained with former and current IBJJF World Champions Michael Langhi, Bernardo Faria, Tarsis Humphreys, Leo Nogueira, Gabi Garcia and UFC fighter Sergio Moraes to name a few.

Childs is fully bilingual (English/Portuguese) giving him a distinct advantage in being able to translate and understand deep BJJ concepts from the greatest minds in the world of combat sports.

These international relationships allow Childs to connect with past, present, and future champions and bring their knowledge back to Sydney.

Having regularly competed and reached the podium on numerous occasions in Brazil, Canada, USA and Australia, Childs is now focused on helping his students achieve their goals.
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0435 845 004

439-441 Old South Head Rd
Rose Bay NSW 2029
Australia - Sydney