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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Oss! Our reputation for quite outstanding coaching attracts new 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
watch 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
with 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.
2016 has been a great year for us with lots learned from Leo Negao.
We sailed through our three-year team anniversary in September.
Leo’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.
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.
We’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.