New to BJJ

Jiu Jitsu is more than just a sport. It is a lifestyle!

What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a sport, self-defense system, and a fitness program. It has proven to be the most practical and effective self-defense system in the world. It relies on leverage and technique, rather than strength and size.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu allows you to defend yourself against much bigger, stronger attackers. As a result, BJJ is a great sport for everyone – including women and kids.

It is one of the fastest growing martial arts, due (in part) to its great success in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) and Mixed Martial Arts in general. BJJ focuses on grappling and ground fighting with the goal of getting into a position to force an attacker or opponent to submit or give up.

BJJ is also an intense, aerobic and anaerobic workout so your overall health and fitness will improve, including your flexibility, strength, cardiovascular fitness, ability to burn fat, and muscular endurance.

Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Although many people start jiu jitsu to learn self defense, they quickly learn that it is an addictive sport full of physical & mental benefits. You may find that you sleep more soundly, focus better at work/school, accomplish more of your goals, and have a more optimistic outlook on life. People who regularly practice jiu jitsu cite several common changes:
  • Improved Confidence
  • Rapid Weight/Fat Loss
  • More Energy
  • Less Stress
  • Better Focus at work/school
  • Deeper Sleep
  • Enhanced Athleticism (strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, condition, muscle tone)
  • Better Attitude & Overall Happiness
  • Healthier Lifestyle  

Why Lucas Lepri Jiu Jitsu Academy?

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.

Lucas Lepri, is one of the most decorated jiu jitsu competitors in the world, and as an instructor, has a long track record of producing champions, both on and off the mats.

Getting Started

Every new student at Lucas Lepri Jiu Jitsu Academy receives 3 free trial classes to begin their jiu jitsu journey.

For those new to the sport, the Fundamentals class will introduce you to the most important concepts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to help you develop a solid foundation. It covers the basics in a way that will make your journey in the sport easier, safer, and your development faster.

Our trial classes are FREE and only available for Charlotte area and Fort Mill area residents.

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