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BJJ Lessons for Beginners – Monday Night Lesson Added

They have travelled the white belt path and now been promoted to blue – congratulations to Josh Cox and Josh Thorley. Once complete beginners and now, a firm understanding of the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Our team is growing and there are lots of beginners – we’ve added a second BJJ for beginners/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fundamentals class – so you now have two complete BJJ beginners training opportunities per week or can train on the night that suits you – Monday or Thursday. Just get started – it’s a life changer.

Our warm-up is designed to be easy, but sufficient to warm the body – it’s not a hard conditioning session. Lots that start BJJ haven’t done any physical exercise for a long time and have been in better shape. Our warm-ups are short but effective so people aren’t put off training sessions. If you want to just come and watch a training session to see if you like what we do, be our guest – and pull up a seat – it would be fantastic to meet you – we just want you to experience our mat space with us whether you train or not.

We have nine core lessons and all nine are repeated 4 times each – so you’ll be doing the same thing as you did in the previous session a lot of the time, giving you the chance to practice what you’ve learned.  One of the keys to getting good at something physical is repetition, so lots of that is built-in – we want you to remember what you’ve learned and feel that you are starting to master the techniques we show you.

Training sessions start at 7 pm and finish at 8 – we’re just two minutes walk from Kingston bridge. Come and join a warm and very friendly environment – with an emphasis on friendship, learning and team spirit.

Escaping Side Control, Reversing the Opponent and Attacking

Great training session on Thursday night – working hard on our number one side control escape – reversing the opponent once we’ve escaped and carrying on with a first submission attempt, on the inside arm. There’s so much to learn which makes our training enjoyable and fascinating. Lots on the team have seen this attack on the arm but it’s hearing the details from Leo Negao that make our techniques more efficient.

We are chaining techniques together to form drills that can be practiced over and over again and our BJJ standard is lifting rapidly.

Honing our side control escape to dramatically improve our chances of succeeding with our escape under pressure, learning and sharpening our reversal and without pausing our movement, dropping into a dominant side control position to go on the offensive.

There’s never been a better time to join Kingston BJJ – contact us to book your free week of training and become part of our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team – beginners very welcome.

Practicing and Refining our Pressure Passing at Kingston BJJ

Pressure passing – Saturday’s training session was focused on the pressure passing that Leo Negao is so well-known for. Again, details, details, details that make it extremely hard for someone to deal with your guard pass – extremely difficult for someone to recover guard.

Our Saturday training sessions at the Sea Cadets Centre near Kingston bridge provide a fantastic insight into high level BJJ at it’s best. Leo Negao, Head Coach at Kingston BJJ – BJJ Lifestyle Team – Team Leo Negao – passes on skills taught to him by some of the very best in the world. Highly accomplished, Leo teaches total beginners in Kingston – and we are inviting people to come and be part of the team.

Last Saturday’s training session included heavy guard passing and escaping side control – sessions take place every Saturday as part of our membership.

NOW, could not be a better time to join us. Just a couple of weeks into Leo’s twice weekly training sessions – if you want to learn BJJ as a martial art – if you want to compete or just get fit and healthy while learning some self-defence – come along. We’re 5 minutes walk from the train station, just down the line from New Malden and Wimbledon. Discount for students.

Training sessions on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in Kingston – Wednesdays in Vauxhall (5 minutes from Vauxhall station).


Self Defence BJJ a Big Hit in Kingston

A new era is upon us. Leo Negao, a self-defence expert with twenty-five plus years BJJ experience – now teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu twice a week in Kingston.

Leo’s very first Saturday session in Kingston saw lift off of one incredible sequence – a series of highly effective, super efficient techniques that as a team we will be putting countless repetitions into. As Leo said, you might know it, you might have seen it but can you do it – under pressure? We’re going to make sure we can.

We’re seeking a high degree of performance – the ability to execute our moves with a confidence that sees our bodies travel through to submission in a virtually automatic state.

Saturday’s session focused on a simple to achieve takedown with all questions answered. We discussed the entry, how to protect the head, not just from counters but also impact with the ground.

On hitting the ground we discussed and practiced many times, initial control. How to shut the opponent down, stop movement and the opponent’s escape, how to use the legs to kill an opponent’s movement.

We discussed the need to be tight and heavy and how to achieve this technically – not just with strength and power.

Next – the transition to mount. How to stay in control, move to mount without releasing pressure. Fascinating.

So much to discuss when in the mount – retention, base, setting the opponent’s arm up for a submission – control and finish – giving zero space for escape. All extremely interesting.

Our BJJ training session was based on skill acquisition, but also discussion in terms of where we are taking our training and the objective. We spent a portion of the session honing the technique, time was given to building in speed without loss of form and the need to motor through without hesitation – seamless and slick delivery of our techniques – everything very thought inspiring and highly motivating.

Saturday the 30th was the first of many training sessions where we will be examining and putting into practice Leo’s pressure based style of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Everything delivered with strikes from an opponent kept in mind.

If you would like to be part of our training sessions – join BJJ Lifestyle Team – Team Leo Negao. Leo teaches in Kingston on Thursdays and Saturdays – and you can train with him at his gym in Vauxhall as part of your membership. Leo’s Vauxhall gym is 5 minutes walk from Vauxhall station – a quick run up from Kingston.

Our monthly membership fee includes training on the following days:

Mondays – 7-9 pm, Wednesdays – 6-7.30 pm, Thursdays – 7.30-9.30 pm, Fridays – 7-8.30 pm and Saturdays – 10.30-12 noon.




Total Beginners Bolstering Team at BJJ Lifestyle Team


Lots of beginners turning up at Lifestyle Team to learn BJJ. Getting everyone to a stage where they have a very strong grasp and deep understanding of the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is our mission.  Housing champs is great, but getting people started with a view to them training for the long-term is of paramount importance to us.
Lifestyle Team – exactly that, promoting good health, the mental and physical gains that can be made by all, are what brings true satisfaction to the coaches.

Two of Lifestyle Team’s coaches started training at 36 years of age and have used BJJ to stay fit and healthy well into their 40’s – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has become more to us than just competing, more than a fighting art – it’s genuinely a way of living. If now is the right time for you to start living the Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle – contact us and arrange your first training session, it’s a free one.

Gi and No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Lifestyle Team

Now training for 6 hours across our Monday, Thursday and Friday training sessions – the quality of BJJ coaching is stepping up with Leo Negao having a heavy influence on our teaching syllabus. Always wanting to give the team exactly what they’re looking for – we recently ran a poll across our 60+ team members asking the question: why did you start BJJ? The resounding answer was to learn a martial art.

Our path was defined in January 2009 when coach Diccon Lynes was witness to a life threatening situation. He realised that the purely sport focused BJJ he had been learning was not going to give him the confidence or skills to deal with a dangerous situation. After much research, Diccon made the decision to travel to East London several times a week to train with Leo Negao – someone practicing BJJ, with self-defence in mind. Our focus is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that accounts for the possibility of punches being thrown.

Exciting times are ahead of us at Lifestyle Team and joining us may well change your life. We believe in practicing self-defence BJJ and living a healthy lifestyle. Contact us to take the first step on your path to living a healthier lifestyle – join Lifestyle Team.


Learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Lifestyle Team – Call 07974 303 147

We’re spending a huge amount of time developing our closed guard – working hard at killing our opponent’s posture. For us, ultimate BJJ self-defence starts and ends with the closed guard – educating our bodies to deflect power, finding angles, removing defences, shifting our opponents around with clever use of body mechanics. Re-directing, neutralising our opponent’s strength. Destroying our opponent’s posture gives us our submissions – but we go beyond that, making our attacks tough to defend.

The team’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training is presently focused on both the closed guard and sweeps. The sweeps that really work under pressure. Learn how to keep someone in closed guard – learn the triangle, arm bar and Kimura. We’ll teach you how to defend yourself – come and meet the team in Kingston – get fit, healthy and learn a new skill.

EBI Fan? Come and Learn Leg Attacks at BJJ Lifestyle Team

Well we teach it all – but if you want leg attack details – Gi and No-Gi training every week, long training sessions and plenty of sparring, we’re the team for you.

Beginners are very welcome, very. Fundamentals class Mondays – Gi training afterwards, No-Gi on Thursdays – two solid hours, sparring only session available on Friday nights. 50 strong team.

Always wanted to start Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Join our fundamentals class and benefit from being around higher belts that are very keen to help you onto the team and progress your BJJ.

Rock Solid Leg Locks and the Defensive ‘Dig Out’

Fascinating. One word that describes BJJ Lifestyle Team’s leg locks sessions in Kingston. The ‘catch’, the defence, how to apply pressure and the finish. Add to this the defensive considerations – wow, mind-blowing. Way beyond basics – the straight footlock, these sessions are bringing so much technical enjoyment to what we do. Just superb to watch the guys sparring with leg lock finishes and clever, well-timed defence.

Join the team and benefit from a wealth of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu knowledge. Not feeling up to the main team training session? Want a slightly slower, gentle start to your BJJ? Join our Monday night fundamentals class – cost just £10. See http://www.bjjintheblood.com for more information.

Come and Join the Fun – BJJ Lifestyle Team – Kingston

Have you practiced BJJ in the past but been out for sometime? If you want to pick things back up and now is the right time to try a new team – come along! For us – BJJ is all about serious training in a relaxed environment. There are 50 people on our team – training for all of us has never been so enjoyable – we have team spirit in abundance and there are many strong friendships. If you’re looking for the highest level of instruction, a sociable and genuinely great group, want to stay fit and healthy and also progress your TECHNICAL ABILITY – BJJ Lifestyle Team is the team for you.

White, blue, purple, brown and black belts very welcome – bring your knowledge, learn from us – reap the rewards of BJJ.

We’re just three minutes walk from TGI Friday’s. Make training with us your weekly routine. Rekindle your BJJ spirit!


Fundamentals Class Added to Weekly BJJ Training Schedule

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for complete beginners in Kingston. Designed as an easy route into BJJ Lifestyle Team’s main training sessions – our fundamentals class is proving a great success with those wanting to focus on the basics of BJJ.

Led by Alex Pichler – an experienced brown belt, the sessions are entirely given over to learning technique – and repetition. There is no sparring. Taking place on Monday and Thursday nights between 7 and 8 pm – class numbers are low but growing, so you’ll get a great deal of attention and experience Lifestyle Team’s training atmosphere – meet all the coaches and gain valuable skills.

The cost for BJJ fundametals training only on Mondays and Thursdays is £50 a month. See the website http://www.bjjintheblood.com to find out more. The class is open to all belt levels.

Gold at the BJJ British Open for Michael Cheung

Michael Cheung is starting to take grip on the Rooster Master 1 blue belt division. This month he won gold at the British Open where he took the back of both of his opponents and submitted them. Success at the British Open follows on nicely from the gold he won last year at the Surrey Open. Congratulations – hard training paying off.

Lifestyle Team hits 50 strong..

Oss! Our reputation for quite outstanding coaching attracts new16344057_10154934776811081_1721491669_n members to the team – deepening the ranks. Very pleasing to see some very capable and athletically able beginners joining the team this month – all with a promising future. Judo specific BJJ is thrilling to

16343796_10154934782066081_1264245130_nwatch on Monday nights with many of the team’s more experienced members really getting the combinations off sweetly.

Those with three years experience now reaping the rewards of all their hard work and consistency. Our purple belts have done an incredible job along
16358487_10154934776691081_1969426390_nwith the more experienced blue belts – of making the new team members – total beginners – feel very welcome. Thank you.

Our King of the Hill training sessions are now often an hour-long – and provide a fun challenge to everyone with some stand-out performances.

Exciting times ahead this year with more people joining the team – some bringing prior BJJ experience to our mat – just great.

Lastly – congratulations to Piotr for his two IBJJF European championship medals – bronze in the blue belt division and gold in the Absolute. Incredible. We’re lucky to have him training with us every week.

‘Brazilian Style’ BJJ Training in 2017

Standing with my teacher - Leo Negao.
Standing with my teacher – Leo Negao.

2016 has been a great year for us with lots learned from Leo Negao.

We sailed through our three-year team anniversary in September.

imaage7Leo’s pressure game has had a very significant impact on the team’s BJJ.

The team has grown to such a size – topping 50 – that there are now regularly 25 people training on the BJJ Lifestyle Team mat – with very good blue and purple belts bringing years of experience.

Staying calm under pressure!
Staying calm under pressure!

The last few months have brought ‘Brazilian Style’  training with an internal championship and extended King of the Hill sparring sessions – something the entire team looks forward to.

2017 is expected to be our very biggest year to date with much planned in terms of further improved training methodology, the team competing at competitions and of course, lots more stand-up training and strong groundwork.

If you would like to join BJJ Lifestyle Team in Kingston as a complete beginner – come along and meet us. We offer quite exceptional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction from a teacher with 25 years BJJ experience, Judo specific BJJ for takedown knowledge and Wrestling specific  BJJ – all under one roof.

imaage2We’re situated just two minutes walk from Kingston bridge and 5 minutes from Kingston station. Our first training session of 2017 is on Thursday 5th January – contact us through this site for more information.