Testimonials

We are proud of these! Local Kingston people that train at the Lifestyle Team, showing their thanks and appreciation and also hoping their words will encourage you to Join The Team!

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4.9

4.9
James McIntosh
James McIntosh
07:18 24 Jun 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!
Will Thomas
Will Thomas
15:48 28 May 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!
James L
James L
17:09 24 May 22
Fantastic Jiu Jitsu club with excellent coaching. I joined recently and was welcomed in as a beginner.
D M
D M
11:02 04 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.
Charlie Rothwell
Charlie Rothwell
13:53 05 Sep 20
roque luiz
roque luiz
21:01 13 Mar 20
A nice place to train and very friendly guys who welcome newcomers
David Morris-Johnson
David Morris-Johnson
21:30 06 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
John Perkins
John Perkins
09:46 05 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
Paul Rigby
Paul Rigby
13:51 01 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.
Viktor Cemboran
Viktor Cemboran
17:19 17 Feb 20
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.
Jonathan Eastwood
Jonathan Eastwood
08:19 17 Feb 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.
Skye Pickin (Skye P)
Skye Pickin (Skye P)
20:44 08 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.
Charlie Genge
Charlie Genge
16:54 14 Jan 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.
Kieren Holt
Kieren Holt
00:00 09 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!
Craig Bloom
Craig Bloom
15:21 06 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!
Jamous
Jamous
01:16 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 .
Richard Merry
Richard Merry
14:51 05 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.
Charlie Mac
Charlie Mac
21:18 20 Dec 19
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!
anas sukkar
anas sukkar
10:02 09 Nov 19
World class teaching from a world champion, went in with high expectations and never got disappointed one bit
Sandra Morais
Sandra Morais
19:13 25 Oct 19
Jay Raja
Jay Raja
09:03 22 Oct 19
Leo, the best martial arts teacher in London! Very technical. Always has answers around any fighting situation. Not just Bjj, this guy is a real fighter and teaches with passion
nicolas vezole
nicolas vezole
17:19 21 Oct 19
Artur Belskij
Artur Belskij
14:20 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!
Sidney Atkinson
Sidney Atkinson
11:07 21 Oct 19
Great place to train and awesome coaching for all levels.
Carl Utting
Carl Utting
21:17 20 Oct 19
Juri Fomenok
Juri Fomenok
21:15 20 Oct 19
Borja Casanova
Borja Casanova
20:04 20 Oct 19
I was stuck in some serious dilemma, I felt that my game was flat and stuck, a long plateau that lasted for almost two years, family issues, work issues, made loose the hunger for training and competing, even thinking of quiting after 6 years training and parked the idea of opening my own school some day, which was (and is) my dream! then I got to train with Leo and within a few weeks,Leo shaw me what I was doing wrong with my training. Leo can explain concepts in a way that anyone can understand. No politics, no nonsense. Just BJJ! OSS
Supplements Lab
Supplements Lab
19:32 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.
Alexis zuridis
Alexis zuridis
18:56 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.
Fabio
Fabio
18:54 20 Oct 19
Best BJJ Coach in London! Rough training, Old school !
Mark San Clemente
Mark San Clemente
18:51 20 Oct 19
One of Londons hidden gems, Leo is a world class teacher coach and practitioner! Highly recommended!
David Taylor
David Taylor
18:49 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
Amirah Marzuki
Amirah Marzuki
21:29 15 Sep 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.
George Oboyle
George Oboyle
19:57 21 Aug 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
Rich Pomfret
Rich Pomfret
11:40 20 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.
Charles Farris
Charles Farris
20:35 11 Aug 19
Really positive experience. Complete beginner but made to feel very welcome and learning lots every week. Can thoroughly recommend!
James O'Daly
James O'Daly
17:05 08 Aug 19
Great club. Friendly with great instructors
Attila Bernschutz
Attila Bernschutz
16:27 06 Aug 19
The best place to learn BJJ with great coaches and training partners.
Reem F
Reem F
15:28 04 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!
Paulo Silva
Paulo Silva
09:00 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!
S K Dutta
S K Dutta
01:59 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.
BQVL
BQVL
19:51 02 Aug 19
A great experience every time. Always learn something everything lesson. A good variety of people.Definitely would recommend this team.
Cameel's World
Cameel's World
16:55 22 Jul 19
VERY HAPPY TO BE PART OF THIS BJJ TEAM...OSSS!!!🤙
Laurence Smith
Laurence Smith
13:16 08 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.
Daniel Baksa
Daniel Baksa
11:36 01 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!
Gaby Maldonado
Gaby Maldonado
17:17 27 May 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.
Zak Boniface
Zak Boniface
21:55 14 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!
Greg O'Grady
Greg O'Grady
18:00 11 Feb 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.
kaiz
kaiz
14:27 08 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.
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