The Academy

We are a premiere Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training center in Charlotte, NC and Fort Mill, SC.

Our main mission is to bring world-class instruction and passion for jiu jitsu to inspire people to be their best selves.

Every new student at Lepri Jiu Jitsu receives 3 orientation lessons to begin your jiu jitsu journey.

The physical and mental benefits of jiu jitsu should be accessible to anyone.

Why us?


Our 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.


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.


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. Find more about our two locations.

Available Classes


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a sport and self-defense system. It has proven to be the most practical and effective self-defense system in the world.


No Gi

The No Gi curriculum is designed to help students apply the foundational principles of jiu jitsu in the context of submission grappling style.



Kids Martial Arts

Learning a martial art, and Brazilian jiu jitsu in particular, is one of the best gifts you­ can provide a child. It provides character development and personal growth.


Private Lessons

If you are looking to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with maximum efficiency, private lessons will help reduce the amount of time it takes to reach key milestones.