ABOUT • Lucas Lepri Brazilian Jiu Jitsu | Lucas Lepri Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

ABOUT • Lucas Lepri Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


We are the premiere Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training center in the Charlotte metro area. Head instructor, Lucas Lepri, is among the most decorated jiu jitsu athletes in the entire world, and we are part of the most dominant team in the history of the sport, Alliance.

Our mission is to bring world-class instruction and passion for jiu jitsu to inspire people to be their best selves. We believe jiu jitsu is more than just a sport, self-defense system, or fitness program; it’s a lifestyle that improves the whole person. The physical, mental, and transcendent benefits of jiu jitsu should be accessible to everyone, from beginner to world-class competitor and any age, sex, or ethnicity.

We will help you achieve your goals, whether it is self defense, weight loss, confidence or to be a world champion. In the process, you will transform your life and become tougher, safer, fitter, and better.


TOUGHER: Mentally and physically, it prepares you to overcome challenges in life and sport.

SAFER: Widely considered the best self-defense system, it provides confidence in a world with the realities of bullies or attackers.

FITTER: Building aerobic and anaero­bic conditioning and incinerating calo­ries, you will be exercising more often and with more intensity. Plus, it’s fun, dynamic, and even ad­dictive.

BETTER: Its life lessons and character-building qualities not only you a better athlete, but also a better father, employee, wife, leader, and friend.


We are located in two easily accessible and renovated locations with plenty of mat space.

Lucas Lepri Charlotte
1636 Sardis Road North, Suite A-170
Charlotte, NC 28270
(Southeast corner of Monroe Rd and Sardis Road North (behind McDonalds & Rite-Aid)
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Lucas Lepri Fort Mill
1852 Highway 160, Suite 105
Fort Mill, South Carolina 29708
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Alliance LeadersAlliance is the most dominant competition team in the history of the sport. Alliance is the winner of 11 team World titles, including the last 9 consecutive, and is the only team in history to win all four major tournaments in a single year — and we did it 3 times. In 2011, 2013, and 2015 we won the World Championships, Pan Championships, European Championships, and Brazilian Nationals – the ‘Grand Slam’ of jiu jitsu.

Lucas Lepri Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Fitness represents Alliance exclusively in the Charlotte area and is also known as “Alliance Charlotte”. Those who train with us are also part of this global powerhouse team.

Alliance was founded in 1993 by Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti (Alliance Atlanta) and his students Fabio “The General” Gurgel (Alliance Sao Paulo) and Alexandre “Gigi” Paiva (Alliance Rio).