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BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU LESSONS IN KINGSTON - AND LONG DITTON, NEAR SURBITON

Highly Experienced Black Belt Teacher

your First three lessons are free

Welcome to the Lifestyle Team, a Gracie Jiu Jitsu members only club. We offer classes at the British Legion in Long Ditton near Surbiton, and at the Sea Cadets centre in Kingston, near Kingston bridge.

We are currently 75 members strong with lots of beginners - members can attend classes at both locations.

We welcome all ages and abilities, so come and join our diverse community of members and start your journey of self improvement, discipline and fitness, via one of the world's most popular and effective martial arts.

We prioritise self defence and promote Jiu Jitsu as a lifelong study - there is no better time for you to start than now.

contact us to book your first three lessons which are free

kingston bjj

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU LESSONS IN KINGSTON -  AND LONG DITTON, NEAR SURBITON

Highly Experienced Black Belt Teacher

your first three lessons are free

Welcome to the Lifestyle Team, a Gracie Jiu Jitsu members only club. We offer classes at the British Legion in Long Ditton near Surbiton, and at the Sea Cadets centre in Kingston, near Kingston bridge.

We are currently 75 members strong with lots of beginners - members can attend classes at both locations.

We welcome all ages and abilities, so come and join our diverse community of members and start your journey of self improvement, discipline and fitness, via one of the world's most popular and effective martial arts.

We prioritise self defence and promote Jiu Jitsu as a lifelong study - there is no better time for you to start than now.

contact us to book your first three lessons which are free

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Lessons available FOUR nights A WEEK

Suitable for people of all belt levels - complete beginners right through to the highly experienced.

We will teach you how to use your weight effectively, so you feel as heavy as possible when controlling someone. You will also learn how to fight from underneath someone and vitally, how to escape when being physically dominated or when someone attempts to submit you.

All of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu signature submissions are covered including the guillotine, arm bar, kimura, triangle, omoplata, rear naked choke and Americana. 

A great deal of time is given to repetition to ensure that you don't just see techniques, you have enough time to develop and master them.

Our serious training in our relaxed and friendly environment ensures you improve quickly and thoroughly enjoy your time on the mat. 

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Your first lesson

We teach positions first, the closed guard, side control, knee on stomach, the mount, back control, the north south position and basic positional escapes when you are faced with an opponent who is on top of you.

Our lessons are a perfect introduction to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - we will welcome you onto our mat - our warm-up is light so there’s no need to worry about your current fitness level.

Our BJJ lessons cover absolutely everything, from etiquette, to tying the belt, the names of positions, the core principles of the system, Jiu Jitsu positional hierarchy - we will give you everything you need to begin your own Brazilian Jiu Jitsu journey and our hope is you embrace the BJJ lifestyle, for life.

So, there's nothing to wait for - no need to get fit before you start, just come along for your first three lessons which are absolutely free.
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Children's 
BJJ Club

From £35 Per Month

The perfect after school activity! Your child will learn self defence, stay fit and healthy, make new friends and have lots of fun!

There are always two teachers on the mat, children are paired up according to size and age and lessons are changed up to keep them interesting.

We positively encourage children, teach them discipline and award new belts when they have reached new levels of achievement. We assess a child's progress on the basis of attendance, behaviour and Jiu Jitsu technical ability. Everyone makes progress and all the children on the team can't wait for their next BJJ lesson!

Enrol your child and watch them gain a healthy level of confidence. Parents report improvements in their child's concentration, discipline, balance and co-ordination - all gained in a happy, fulfilling and safe environment.

The first two lessons are free - and if your son or daughter takes to BJJ, we can help you buy the uniform the kids wear.

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YOUR FIRST THREE LESSONS ARE FREE

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What Our Members Say

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4.9
Based on 148 reviews
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I've been part of BJJ Lifestyle Team for a few months now, and I must say, it's been an incredible experience. Having attended numerous martial arts classes over the past 5 years, I can confidently say that this gym surpasses them all. The camaraderie within the team is exceptional, with everyone being incredibly friendly, helpful, and supportive. Diccon stands out in particular, as his extensive knowledge of self-defense and BJJ has greatly enriched our learning experience. I am truly grateful to be a part of such an outstanding community and am excited to continue growing and learning with this amazing team.I wholeheartedly recommend this community to anyone eager to learn BJJ and self-defense. It's an exceptional place to develop your skills and grow as a martial artist.
Beautiful Angel
Beautiful Angel
23:49 02 Jan 24
I’ve only been going to Jiu Jitsu about four months and I have to say it’s my new favourite thing and this is mainly down to the club, the training and the general community there I haven’t got a bad word to say about it. I have to admit the first couple of sessions were extremely tough as it’s all new, but it wasn’t intimidating at all as everyone is so friendly , Tap out early is my advice ,but you have the choice of sitting out, no one is pressuring you to do anything you don’t want to do and there’s all different levels ability thereDiccon the owner and black belt there could not be more approachable you can ask him anything. He will explain everything in detail with a smile I’ve never seen him show any aggression towards anyone, but his technique is flawless.Luke, the other trainer, there and brown belt just comes across as a really nice guy. He will tie you in nots and tell you exactly how he did it.They both clearly have a passion for teaching and passing on their knowledge.You can ask either of them anything any time, and they will be more than happy to explain.If you want get fit , I can’t think of a better more enjoyable way of doing it.
Ross Cowen
Ross Cowen
13:01 30 Dec 23
Great club and excellent atmosphere.
Roman VICIAN
Roman VICIAN
13:55 29 Dec 23
As a complete beginner to BJJ, Diccon, Luke and the rest of the team have been excellent in making me feel welcomed and enthusiastic about training. The emphasis on Gracie Jiu Jitsu and self defence in real world scenarios has been great to learn and I'm looking forward to continuing my sessions.
Jethro Block
Jethro Block
12:06 07 Dec 23
I joined BJJ Lifestyle Team ran by Diccon around 18 months ago. He runs an amazing Jiu Jitsu club. The focus is on the self defence aspect of Gracie Jiu Jitsu, meaning it’s massively practical for real life situations, and the sessions are coached in a methodical and inclusive way. Everyone is made to feel completely comfortable and welcome and I have actively recommended the club to friends of mine. Anyone wanting to learn practical self defence, learn the art of Jiu Jitsu and get an incredible workout each week… this is a great club to start at.
Dave Sykes
Dave Sykes
21:08 31 Oct 23
Amazing Club, Great people and atmosphere. Diccon and luke are wonderful teachers. Would highly recommend 👌
adam spiers
adam spiers
16:33 20 Oct 23
Having trained in martial arts for over twenty years now I can guarantee this club has it all, the very core of martial arts is about defending your self and promoting a healthy lifestyle and that is exactly what the life style team is all about. Diccon always stresses the importance of a healthy life style, all lessons are based around self defence and practical applications.When you come to do a trail lesson all you'll realize that we train to deal with real life scenarios, this is a fantastic way to keep anyone engaged and hungry to learn more the other thing I love about the club is the mind set of drilling is instilled in you from the get go so the same lesson that's taught on Monday will be taught on Thursday this is because we are keen that every body gets the same lesson and moved forward, as with all martial arts there is a lot of repetition this is because we are all keen that everyone learns everything and doesn't miss a thing. This mind set is why I love the life style team, martial arts is a life style and I can safely say I have been very fortunate to have trained with such a great bunch of people over the years. I would highly recommend the club the any new comers and if you're thinking about training but you're not entirely sure just give Diccon a call and have a friendly chat and see where that leads too. One least thing I look forward to meeting you on the mats.
ian clark
ian clark
16:44 12 Oct 23
Been training here for 2 months. Was welcomed greatly. The classes are great with beginners too and I managed to learn a lot of technical knowledge behind the moves. It was also great to have a coach who went around and gave great feedback to students. Would definitely recommend this to someone who wants to Start in brazilian jiu jitsu and self defence.
malicusmaximus
malicusmaximus
15:21 08 Oct 23
Have been training here for a month now, I have been to many martial arts gym and have been training in different martial arts for 20+ years. What makes a good gym? High technical knowledge, good mats! an instructor who has time for questions and students without egos. I am please to say this gym offered that. The atmosphere is friendly, encouraging, challenging and fun. I would recommend coming down hand having a go, you will not regret it.
Joe Bennett
Joe Bennett
18:56 22 Sep 23
Great place to learn BJJ. Diccon is a great coach who clearly loves to teach. The main focus is self defense but the club offers a mixture of Gracie jiu-jitsu self defense and some more sport style jiu-jitsu, even some judo. Friendly and supportive environment with a real focus on mastering fundamentals.
Frank J
Frank J
13:05 15 Sep 23
I’ve really enjoyed training BJJ since joining lifestyle team. Everyone is welcoming and friendly and willing to help you improve.Diccon is very knowledgeable and supportive, you can tell he’s passionate about teaching BJJ
Luke Kendall
Luke Kendall
13:29 03 Sep 23
I have been training with Diccon now for 7 months. Started on 1 class a week and quickly increased that and I am now doing 4+ a week. That's how addictive and enjoyable it is learning BJJ with the Lifestyle Team. At 54 years old, I am (probably) the oldest there but there are others in their forties and fifties as well as much younger students. We also have students of both sexes. It really doesn't matter what age or sex you are, you are welcomed by everyone there and Diccon and his Team will do their very best to ensure you learn new life saving skills but have fun and get fit at the same time. First three classes are free so you have nothing to lose by coming to give it a try.The best time to start BJJ was 20 years ago, the 2nd best time to start is now.
Steve Toull
Steve Toull
13:34 16 Aug 23
In short, I highly recommend this club.I’m very new to the BJJ world and am so glad I found Lifestyle team.I knew this was a sport I wanted to try but as a female I knew I needed to find the right club -where I would feel welcome and comfortable.As it’s a very male dominated environment, I didn’t want to feel intimidated or be made to feel as though I was a burden for being so new to the sport.Thankfully from day 1 I’ve never felt any of this.Diccon and his team are professional, friendly and supportive in helping me improve.Besides the fact that it is a great form of exercise, I also leave feeling extremely empowered knowing that I’m learning skills which I can use to protect myself.Overall, Lifestyle Team is 10/10 and highly recommend checking them out.
Victoria Mayson
Victoria Mayson
09:00 28 Jun 23
Diccon's a great guy - friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable, passionate and professional. This is reflected in the general atmosphere of the gym - there's a real sense of camaraderie with everybody looking to train hard and improve together.The training has a focus on the self defence side of Gracie Jiu Jitsu which is great as it looks to apply the fundamentals into real life situations and therefore makes it more realistic.Having been training here for a few months now I can highly recommend it to anybody looking to train BJJ, regardless of skill level or background.
Joe Menlove
Joe Menlove
18:14 20 Jun 23
I have been training with Diccon and Lifestyle team for a few months and I can already feel the difference and improvement in my skills.I like the training structure when we are learning simple but effective techniques step by step from the beginning, so anyone can use his BJJ from the first few weeks of training.The team is great! I had a very nice welcome. Everyone trying to help each other. Also, there are highly skilled colored belts, who helping all the time and answering all the questions.I really enjoy every training session, and hope that it will be a long term addiction.I highly recommend if you’re looking to learn BJJ.Edit:I rejoined Lifestyle Team BJJ after COVID and was thrilled with the renewed emphasis on Gracie Jiu Jitsu self-defense. The training now focuses on realistic situations, enhancing my skills for everyday scenarios.The team is incredibly welcoming, creating a supportive atmosphere. The instructors are knowledgeable and dedicated, providing personalized attention. The facilities are excellent, and scheduling is flexible. I highly recommend Lifestyle Team BJJ for comprehensive self-defense training and an outstanding team experience.
Viktor Cemboran
Viktor Cemboran
10:00 19 Jun 23
Having trained in more than one BJJ club. I can say without a doubt this place is fantastic. Very welcoming place. Diccon is a fantastic teacher and incredibly passionate in what he does. With a focus on Gracie jiu jitsu self defence. This is a great, challenging and fun place to train. I cannot recommend it enough!
Simon Rees
Simon Rees
15:50 11 Jun 23
Very welcoming and friendly environment, Lifestyle Team is a fantastic and technical academy to learn and train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Grounded to the principles of the true Gracie Jiu Jitsu, as a martial art of self-defence, discipline, self-knowledge and respect. I am very happy to be a member. Highly recommended!
Roger Borile
Roger Borile
12:09 22 May 23
Don't hesitate! I've been in touch with Diccon for a few years but only recently started to train with the Lifestyle Team. I knew instantly this was the place I wanted be. Diccon has built a welcoming, friendly and self defence focussed Jiu Jitsu club that's both a great place to learn as well as somewhere to have fun! looking forward to many years on the mats here!
Martin Casey
Martin Casey
07:56 27 Mar 23
Very welcoming from trainers and members. Positive and encouraging atmosphere. Full recommendations.
EB Robertson
EB Robertson
14:22 13 Mar 23
Really welcoming community, with a big area to practice in. Diccon is very accepting of all levels and ready to spend time correcting techniques and boosting confidence in BJJ
Neil McConville
Neil McConville
18:48 04 Mar 23
I’ve been training with Lifestyle Team since before the pandemic. The atmosphere in the club is great, everyone is friendly and welcoming. Diccon is a great teacher, his knowledge and attention to detail when teaching techniques is outstanding. The self defence Jiu Jitsu he teaches is phenomenal and I believe it would benefit everyone to learn these amazing skills and techniques. I’m excited to continue learning from Diccon and the team!
Anthony Boca
Anthony Boca
09:53 28 Nov 22
Great club with mixed age and abilities.Teaching is split with a mixture of self defence and sport based training on Mondays Tuesdays and Wednesday ,with a friendly no pressure environment .Early and later classes to suit your needs, easy free parking available,based inside a small social club
MATT DAY
MATT DAY
16:43 27 Nov 22
As a complete beginner, Diccon, Luke and all the members have made me feel very welcome. Couldn't recommend more!
Jonathan Waite
Jonathan Waite
09:09 27 Nov 22
This is a great local club with a big white belt class where you can come and learn and roll, regardless of experience. There is a black belt instructor and brown belt instructor both full of wisdom in different areas of Brazilian jiu jitsu. You can train once or twice a week, it’s totally flexible. Great guys. Good atmosphere. I always feel I’ve had a workout and learnt something new. It’s great to have found this place.
Andre Dalby
Andre Dalby
11:57 22 Nov 22
Awesome club! Been training with them a couple of months now and haven't looked back. Welcoming environment and awesome coaches!
Joseph Shepherd
Joseph Shepherd
15:17 07 Nov 22
This is such a great team. Diccon and the team are committed to creating a friendly and fun environment that is welcoming and inclusive and puts all new members at ease. Whilst it is a relaxed and safe environment, Diccon is also passionate and professional in his approach and able to distil his considerable knowledge into digestible sessions. The team of Diccon, Luke, Curt and Alex are committed to showing up for every session with humility, a desire to learn, and most importantly a sense of humour.
Stuart Gregory
Stuart Gregory
14:13 15 Sep 22
I have been training with the club for a few months now, and it's been a great experience.Diccon and the team are passionate and knowledgable about BJJ and take a hands-on approach to teaching.If you are in doubt like I was, whether it is because you think you are too old or physically unfit - don't be.The club sports a good mix of age and experience. There is no barrier to entry, and as a complete beginner I was made to feel very welcome by everyone. Egos are left at the door, there is no judgement - only a friendly atmosphere and a common goal towards progress.
Michael J
Michael J
10:55 26 Aug 22
I highly recommend Diccon and his BJJ school. Diccon isn’t a martial arts instructor - he is a teacher! Passionate, knowledgeable and patient, with a great approach to teaching. Hope to study with him for many years to come.
Richard Barnes
Richard Barnes
17:54 08 Aug 22
Have been going to Diccon's class for a few months now and can honestly say it has been the best decision i have made.I have gained significant confidence in a very short time. For the first time in my life, i genuinely feel as though i can defend myself. The class is split begins with a light warmup, moves into drills and technique and then ends with some light sparring. It is very easy going and progressive so no experience is needed to get started.Also feel like there is a small set of friendships starting as we get closer in class.From a practical perspective, the classes are perfect for working parents as you can put your little one down and head over for the late class.Highly recommend!
Darsh Davda
Darsh Davda
15:29 31 Jul 22
Great coaching, very patient and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend.
Camilla Robinson
Camilla Robinson
21:31 20 Jul 22
It's a fantastic place to train, with the most welcoming and friendly atmosphere from the very start. The quality of teaching is excellent, the entire team couldn't be more helpful and it's just such great fun. Highly, highly recommended!
Marcin Balawender
Marcin Balawender
09:29 20 Jul 22
A great environment to learn with excellent coaching…..highly recommended!
Billy Innes
Billy Innes
20:18 18 Jul 22
A very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Diccon and the team are experienced, knowledgable and patient in their teaching. Been really enjoying training here.
Cameron Massey
Cameron Massey
20:00 17 Jul 22
Going into any gym/dojo is always an intimidating experience, but right from the word go, from just inquiring the guys at Lifestyle have been nothing but amazing.I was made to feel confident and comfortable in their place of training, after the first session, I knew I wanted to be apart of this team due to the fact everyone one there as the same goal, to evolve together.Diccon is a true master of what he does and teaching methods are perfect for beginners to advanced.I feel proud to now be part of the LifeStyle Jiu Jitsu team.Can’t recommend them enough
Jonathan Soons
Jonathan Soons
11:54 17 Jul 22
Had a fantastic experience with Diccon and team so far. As a total novice, I’ve really enjoyed the friendly and welcoming atmosphere along with the excellent teaching. Highly recommended!
James McIntosh
James McIntosh
07:18 24 Jun 22
Amazing place to learn bjj. Joined as a beginner 3 weeks ago and was welcomed into a really inviting and warm environment off the bat, with a truly passionate and knowledgeable instructor. Would definitely recommend Lifestyle Team to anyone wanting to start!
Will Thomas
Will Thomas
15:48 28 May 22
Fantastic Jiu Jitsu club with excellent coaching. I joined recently and was welcomed in as a beginner.
James L
James L
17:09 24 May 22
From the very first time I spoke to Diccon I knew The Lifestyle Team was the place I wanted to train. Diccon takes the time to understand his students and their motivations which is why when you arrive you feel so welcome... everyone is there for the right reasons. Diccon and the rest of the team make you feel at ease at every training session, all of the members, including the whitebelts, are all more than happy to help take their time and advise where they can, you never feel like you’re the new person in the group.I highly recommend Diccon and the Lifestyle Team.
D M
D M
11:02 04 May 22
Charlie Rothwell
Charlie Rothwell
13:53 05 Sep 20
A nice place to train and very friendly guys who welcome newcomers
roque luiz
roque luiz
21:01 13 Mar 20
Great bunch of guys: from coaches to newbies, everyone's friendly, welcoming and looking to share what they know, no egos. I'm only around intermittently but will definitely be back whenever i'm in town
David Morris
David Morris
21:30 06 Mar 20
If you start coming to classes, you'll never want to miss one. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is infectious. The lifestly team are extremely welcoming team and the coaching is clear, thourough and digestable by all levels.I really enjoy coming to this gym and would recomend it to anyone
John Perkins
John Perkins
09:46 05 Mar 20
I've recently started training with the Lifestyle team and couldn't be happier.I have trained a few different martial arts over the years and it can sometimes be intimidating to come into a new school and train a new style. I have felt nothing but love and acceptance from everyone here and enjoy every session.I can feel myself slowly getting better, fitter and more flexibale everyday. This is also improving how I move in general and making me more concious of my movement.Diccon is also such a good teacher and person in general. Always happy to help out but also has the ability to get the best out of you.I'm excited to think that this is just the beginning of my BJJ journey and couldn't be doing this with a better group of people.
Paul Rigby
Paul Rigby
13:51 01 Mar 20
Just signed up as a full member after going for 2 weeks. Cannot speak highly enough of Diccon and the other trainers. Really went out of their way to make me feel comfortable and give me confidence. This attitude has spread throughout the entire squad, everyone is willing to share advice and support.I spent quite a few months wondering about taking up BJJ and my only regret is that I didn't do it sooner.
Jonathan Eastwood
Jonathan Eastwood
08:19 17 Feb 20
Such a friendly and professional group of people. They are so passionate about teaching my children BJJ and go the extra mile to make the children ( and parents) feel comfortable. They break down each session with theory, understanding of skills and more importantly fun.Diccon, Alex and Curt tailor the sessions so the children get the best out of the experienced teachers in the 1hr session. They run sessions specifically for different age groups so that the children can benefit and focus on their individual needs.
Skye Pickin (Skye P)
Skye Pickin (Skye P)
20:44 08 Feb 20
I'm a 39 year old beginner and after attending two sessions I've decided to join as a full member.The coaching is really superb from Diccon (and team). Detailed, clear instruction from someone who demonstrates an absolute commitment to your improvement and enjoyment. With all participants being so friendly and welcoming, there is a 'family' feel to the sessions. More experienced blue and purple belts are all very quick to clarify and guide during practice or sparring.Highly recommended.
Charlie Genge
Charlie Genge
16:54 14 Jan 20
My daughter has been going now for a year, I have just enrolled my son too. The teaching is spot on, the hall is very spacious, the prices are good too but perhaps the best and most unique thing about this club is that it feels like a family. Genuinely. Even when the burly adults turn up at the end of the kids class to start their own, they watch them and encourage them along. Everyone treats each other with great respect. Its quite special and the reason I want to enrol too!
Kieren Holt
Kieren Holt
00:00 09 Jan 20
I joined a few months back and cannot rate Diccon and Lifestyle highly enough. The vibe is friendly and relaxed but also focussed with a structured approach. All of the guys there (and I do mean ALL) are welcoming and open which made my first few sessions a walk in the park (I was a complete beginner and the more experienced guys really guided me through, and still do!)Whatever your reasons for getting into BJJ, don't hesitate - drop Diccon a line and stop by. You'll definitely be back for more.Looking forward to 2020 and beyond. See you on the mats. Oss!
Craig Bloom
Craig Bloom
15:21 06 Jan 20
I highly recommend this place to learn BJJI started a few years ago with zero experience and I had to drop out due to unfortunate events but a few years later I rejoined I was welcomed back into a excellent environment with no problem .The atmosphere is family and team based with everyone willing to help one another to better themselves with in the sport .
Jamous
Jamous
01:16 06 Jan 20
Diccon and his team are excellent teachers of all ages.My son started early 2019 and loves every second of it.He is learning excellent techniques, learning more and more about discipline and respect and I would recommend these guys in a heartbeat.
Richard Merry
Richard Merry
14:51 05 Jan 20
Started going to Diccon’s classes about three months ago and have experienced nothing but excellent teaching in a superb, friendly and professional environment. Instantly very welcoming to everyone with clear and concise tutorials and instructions. GREAT TEACHING! GREAT GUYS! GREAT FUN!
Charlie Mac
Charlie Mac
21:18 20 Dec 19
World class teaching from a world champion, went in with high expectations and never got disappointed one bit
anas sukkar
anas sukkar
10:02 09 Nov 19
Sandra Morais
Sandra Morais
19:13 25 Oct 19
nicolas vezole
nicolas vezole
17:19 21 Oct 19
Great place with great people. Everyone is very friendly and make you feel very welcoming! Leo is a great teacher and expert in his field!
Artur Belskij
Artur Belskij
14:20 21 Oct 19
Great place to train and awesome coaching for all levels.
Sidney Atkinson
Sidney Atkinson
11:07 21 Oct 19
Carl Utting
Carl Utting
21:17 20 Oct 19
Juri Fomenok
Juri Fomenok
21:15 20 Oct 19
Amazing place to learn BJJ, always feel welcome and at home as soon as you walk in. Leo is an amazing teacher who works with everyone as a group but will individually work with anyone who may be struggling. Would highly recommend if you want to learn quick and well as his way of teaching is very clear and will always run back over anything you have any questions about. Very professional and hygienic environment and can always have a laugh with both students and teacher. One of the best teachers I have ever had. Highly recommend this place.Ossu.Team Negao Vintage Bjj.
Supplements Lab
Supplements Lab
19:32 20 Oct 19
Leo is an inspirational coach who epitomises the real essence of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Every lesson he is passionately teaching his techniques and actively rolling with his students. If you want to learn and progress quickly you will not find a better teacher. Leo is not bothered about what colour gi you wear or restrictive contracts which plague other gyms, he is solely focused on teaching the sport he has dedicated his life to for over 25 years. He has competed in BJJ at the highest levels and also proved that BJJ is effective in MMA.
Alexis zuridis
Alexis zuridis
18:56 20 Oct 19
Best BJJ Coach in London! Rough training, Old school !
Fabio
Fabio
18:54 20 Oct 19
One of Londons hidden gems, Leo is a world class teacher coach and practitioner! Highly recommended!
Mark San Clemente
Mark San Clemente
18:51 20 Oct 19
High level coaching for all levels. If you want to get good at BJJ go train here. Top class coaching and team mates
David Taylor
David Taylor
18:49 20 Oct 19
I have been training with the Lifestyle team for nearly 8 months now as a white belt and can't really complain.The mats are clean, the teaching has been quality, the classes are regular with a good structure so you get a good mix of technique, practice and rolling in each session. There is also a good mix of weight classes in the team members so you can either stick with your weight class easily or the opposite depending on what you're trying to get out of each rolling session.I also appreciated how chill it was when I first tried out the classes - Diccon takes his time to make sure I was sorted, I tried a week's worth of classes for free, there were gis of various sizes to lend and there was no hard sell pressuring you to join.It was an easy decision to keep training with the team, and can recommend it to anyone thinking of giving it a go.
Amirah Marzuki
Amirah Marzuki
21:29 15 Sep 19
Really enjoy my jiu jitsu it’s a really good team everyone goes out there way to help you learn brilliant would highly recommend lifestyle BJJ Kingston
George Oboyle
George Oboyle
19:57 21 Aug 19
Just signed up after a month of training and very happy to be part of a great, friendly bunch at an excellent club. Training is always insightful, with focused & well thought-out teaching from the guys.It can be intimidating going along to a new club for the first time, but it was made very easy and Diccon is very responsive if you have any questions about training before going along. I am late to BJJ and in my early 40's, but this kind of activity/exercise is so much better than heading off to the gym. If you're in two minds about it, go along and try it out.
Rich Pomfret
Rich Pomfret
11:40 20 Aug 19
Really positive experience. Complete beginner but made to feel very welcome and learning lots every week. Can thoroughly recommend!
Charles Farris
Charles Farris
20:35 11 Aug 19
Great club. Friendly with great instructors
James O'Daly
James O'Daly
17:05 08 Aug 19
The best place to learn BJJ with great coaches and training partners.
Attila Bernschutz
Attila Bernschutz
16:27 06 Aug 19
The coaching here is phenomenal! The enthusiasm of the teachers really reflects on the students' performances - this is so crucial. My younger brother has joined for the past few months and he looks forward to every training session! Thank you!
Reem F
Reem F
15:28 04 Aug 19
If you are looking for a place to start or comeback to Jiu Jitsu look no further. This is the place to go. I had visited a couple of places before this one but in the end I settled at BJJ LifeStyle for their friendly, clean and welcoming environment. Diccon and Leo are very professional and extremely passionate about BJJ. It is not a surprise that there are many students from this gym winning competitions. Great BJJ Gym! Oss!
Paulo Silva
Paulo Silva
09:00 04 Aug 19
A phenomenal place to train. The quality of instruction is outstanding, with an excellent balance between fundamentals and more advanced techniques. Superb team spirit, and one in which newcomers to the club are wholeheartedly welcomed. Thoroughly recommended.
S K Dutta
S K Dutta
01:59 04 Aug 19
A great experience every time. Always learn something everything lesson. A good variety of people.Definitely would recommend this team.
BQVL
BQVL
19:51 02 Aug 19
VERY HAPPY TO BE PART OF THIS BJJ TEAM...OSSS!!!🤙
Cameel's World
Cameel's World
16:55 22 Jul 19
Great club. Very welcoming and a good mix of people. Caters for all levels and has a good focus on actually teaching rather than just a spar free for all.
Mr Smith
Mr Smith
13:16 08 Jul 19
I joined the team about 1.5 year ago and I just had my first competition and win a gold and a silver medal. Diccon and Leo are amazing teachers with many techniques and the classes are super fun. The team is extremely supportive and we learn a lot from each other. Couldn't wish for a better place to train with!
Daniel Baksa
Daniel Baksa
11:36 01 Jul 19
Kingston BJJ is a great place to train wether you're beginning or continuing jiujitsu; everyone is welcoming and friendly and Diccon takes a personal interest in everyone's journey. Started training almost a a year ago after having attended other training centres and can safely say that both Diccon and Leo are some of the best and most dedicated coaches around- its a pleasure to be part of the team.
Gaby Maldonado
Gaby Maldonado
17:17 27 May 19
Been coming here for a couple months as a complete beginner to BJJ, and couldn’t be more happy. The team and atmosphere is great and welcoming, I would highly recommend to anyone considering coming along!
Zak Boniface
Zak Boniface
21:55 14 May 19
Having tried out other BJJ schools previously, I knew I'd found the right place to train when I joined the Lifestyle Team. The atmosphere is welcoming, the training sessions are thorough and the instructors really know their stuff.Everyone helps each other along and looks out for one another - a real sense of team here.
Greg O'Grady
Greg O'Grady
18:00 11 Feb 19
I’ve been coming here for three weeks now and have learnt so much, both of the Instructors have been very knowledgable and welcoming. Highly recommend if you’re looking to learn BJJ.
kaiz
kaiz
14:27 08 Feb 19
Fantastic place to train - the entire team is welcoming and supportive, and the teachers are highly knowledgeable and hands on.
Joe Friedland
Joe Friedland
13:21 08 Feb 19
I started learning BJJ 3 months ago at this gym, and I cannot recommend it any more, extremely welcoming class and teachers too new students and is alot of fun to learn and enhance new techniques.
Lawrence Lowe
Lawrence Lowe
12:15 08 Feb 19
Hi. Do you run arm wrestling classes?
Paolina Sarbeva
Paolina Sarbeva
02:49 17 Jan 19
BJJ Lifestyle Team is lead by two very humble black belt coaches with a wealth of knowledge. It is exceptional in welcoming newcomers to the sport and integrating them into the team. The ultimate selling point for me at Lifestyle is the people. Everyone is out to learn and improve their skills in both the sport and self defence. The coaching you receive from your more experienced peers and their willingness to help you improve your Jujitsu is what makes me return week after week.People from all ages and levels of experience are welcome. Longevity and overall health and fitness are promoted through the use of Jujitsu. I am very impressed at the atmosphere that has been created and the culture of community that is instilled into every member of the team.If you have every had even a small interest in any type of martial arts, come down and try it out. It is fun and I highly BJJ Lifestyle as the Team to join.
Gavin Johnson
Gavin Johnson
13:40 15 Dec 18
Super friendly team. As a visitor they made me really welcome. The teaching was really structured, thoughtful, and detailed, and the rolls were high quality. Thanks for having me!
Alex C
Alex C
21:47 14 Dec 18
Great club, was pretty new to BJJ when I joined but everyone was very welcoming, and there's always a friendly atmosphere. There's a good mix of belt levels, people are always ready to give pointers when drilling or rolling, and the teaching is informative and easy to understand.
Angus S
Angus S
23:44 08 Dec 18
I , together with two of my boys have joined around 6 months ago. Since the very first day I have been impressed with very knowledgeable mixture of guys with professor Diccon and professor Leo at the tip of the spear on one hand and absolutely the kindest and most welcoming guys you will ever get the pleasure to meet. My boys(7 and 11) absolutely love learning bjj and simply cannot wait to get back on the mats with the rest of the kids. I have learned much more than just techniques of bjj, professor Diccon and Leo together with their knowledge, pass on the legacy and way of life that comes with vintage Brazilian jiu jitsu of which I and my family hope to be a part of.I have been so impressed with the entire team, I have invited my partner to come and join us on the mats. Once she went through the amazing experience of learning with the Lifestyle Team, she did not have to be persuaded to come back again. She absolutely loved it and has been joining me on the mats ever since. I could not recommend this absolutely amazing group of bjj artists highly enough! I only wish I and my family could say we have been part of the team for years now rather than months, and I am very confident we will be learning bjj together for years to come!
Milosz Tyszka
Milosz Tyszka
19:45 08 Dec 18
My two sons, my partner and I are all members of BJJ Lifestyle Team. We love every minute on the matts ♡ Very good communication, very open and friendly group of lovely people, respectful and super kind !We love you all guys ♡!!
Karolina Tyszka
Karolina Tyszka
19:18 08 Dec 18
Tom Vear
Tom Vear
10:41 01 Dec 18
Coming from a striking background, this place made me fall in love with grappling. Great bunch of people who are all happy to help you develop your knowledge and understanding of jiu jitsu. Nice family environment where all are welcome and looked after.Would highly recommend for anyone looking to compete or for fitness purposes.
dominik czékmán
dominik czékmán
08:16 30 Nov 18
Brilliant place to learn and make friends. Two black belt teachers make you feel welcome, provide high level coaching and always answer any questions you might have. There's no macho rubbish like some other gyms - everyone looks out for each other, and there's something to learn from every student .The sessions are adjusted when newcomers join so you won't feel drowned in information, and everyone remembers being the new guy so your training partner will help you go at a pace you feel comfortable.The club is a fantastic place to learn a mix of self-defence and sports techniques in a community of people who want to help each other get better.
Ivan
Ivan
11:45 14 Nov 18
if youre unsure about where to train: I did a lot of research on all of the clubs in london that does BJJ, i checked the belt lineage too. This is without a doubt the right one, amazing instructor and everyone is friendly there. Normally its a scary thing to join a club, but they all did a really good job to make me feel comfortable. I decided to join the team because honestly the jiujitsu is on another level and you will always leave a training session knowing that you’ve improved, I only wish that i had started earlier.
Amir Ezat
Amir Ezat
23:59 13 Nov 18
Really great group of guys, only been doing it for a couple of months and really enjoy it. Its great for fitness and is really easy to get into even if your a beginner. The group is really relaxed and ready to help.
Giorgio
Giorgio
23:30 13 Nov 18
A super-friendly and welcoming Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club run by an instructor with a genuine passion for teaching and helping his students, of all levels, progress. BJJ Lifestyle is supported and guided by one of the truly great BJJ practitioners in London, Leo Nagao. Leo is there at most of the classes.
Jack Loy
Jack Loy
14:53 30 Mar 18
First and foremost there's a really great atmosphere at this club and I've learnt so much in the short time I've been going. I feel this is mainly due to the teaching style where everything is broken down to just the right level, you can't help but take it on board, also from everyone else being so helpful and accommodating to beginners. Thanks Diccon!
Joe Owen
Joe Owen
12:00 29 Mar 18
I wish I had joined the team sooner, I look forward to each training session. You will leave better than when you arrived. Give it a go, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Myles Coe
Myles Coe
21:36 17 Feb 18
Admittedly I am quite new to this team, and to BJJ in general, but I really believe this is a great team. The main teacher, Diccon, is very committed to teaching, and Diccon as well as the whole team really makes an effort to make beginners feel welcome. Highly recommended.
Henrik Svensson
Henrik Svensson
09:54 07 Feb 18
Such a friendly environment to train an actually place that cares more about the sport and the people who attend than the actual money. I was welcomed in by Diccon and his team instantly and there is always somebody to help me improve. I haven’t found a place where training is this much fun and everybody is out to help each other. I was hooked from my first session. Weighing just under 8st the team and sport have shown me size doesn’t always matter.
Rachel Sigamoney
Rachel Sigamoney
21:59 23 Jan 18
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