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Kids – Teens – Adults  – Beginner to Competitors

At LCS we teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) for beginners through to the most advanced techniques and strategies for professional and amateur competitors. After years of experience we have found that Beginners from 5 years of age through to Advanced Students improve incredibly by not limiting them to just the same old boring basics every class with a slow progression rate. By introducing advanced and challenging concepts and techniques allows for Students to feel motivated and inspired to see where their training can take them.

At LCS we expose Students to all elements of BJJ  Students are constantly learning and refining their skills, from their first lesson.


Professor Sandro De Lima

Head BJJ Coach LCS GYM

A 3rd degree Black Belt under Rocian Gracie

National UAE Army Coach

What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport based on ground fighting and submission holds. It focuses on the skill of taking an opponent to the ground, controlling one’s opponent, gaining a dominant position and using a number of techniques to force them into submission via joint locks or chokeholds.


Mitsuyo Maeda one of five Kodokan’s top groundwork experts trained by judo’s founder Kano Jigoro was sent overseas to demonstrate and spread his art to the world. He left Japan in 1904 and visited a number of countries giving “jiu-do” demonstrations and accepting challenges from wrestlers, boxers and savate fighters, and various other martial artists, and arrived in Brazil on 14 November 1914. Maeda had trained first in Sumo as a teenager, and after the interest generated by stories about the success of Kodokan judo at competitions with other Jiu jitsu schools of the time, he became a student of Kano.

Maeda & Gracie

Gastão Gracie was a business partner of the American Circus in Belem. In 1916, Italian Argentine circus Queirolo Brothers staged shows there and presented Maeda.

In 1917 Carlos Gracie (eldest son of Gastão Gracie) watched a ‘Kano Jiu-Jitsu’ demonstration by Maeda at the Da Paz Theatre and decided he wanted to learn. Maeda accepted Carlos as a student. He taught Carlos for several years (perhaps 5–6 years), eventually passing his knowledge on to his brothers. Gracie’s account of the events is that his younger sibling Hélio Gracie gradually developed Gracie jiu-jitsu as a softer, pragmatic adaptation that focused more on the ground fighting and leverage aspect of Jiu-Jitsu/Judo (ne-waza) rather than the throws, as he was unable to perform many Judo throws, due to his size, that required direct opposition to an opponent’s strength.

Although the Gracie family is typically recognized as the main family to first promote Brazilian jiu-jitsu as it is known today, there was also another prominent lineage derived from Maeda via another Brazilian disciple, Luiz França. This lineage had been represented particularly by Oswaldo Fadda. Fadda and his students were famous for the influential use of footlocks, and the lineage still survives through Fadda’s links in teams such as Nova União and Grappling Fight Team (GF Team).