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Knee on stomach and mount retention

15203288_545369928984824_3843100509955420173_nAnother superb week of training with some critical grip fighting details from Jon Purssey with his BJJ specific Judo and an in-depth look at securing the triangle with an ‘S’ mount entry – taught by Diccon Lynes in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training sessions. Options were given for an arm-bar finish or a triangle submission – two of BJJ’s big moves.

Pictured: two of BJJ Lifestyle Team’s high level blue belts practicing knee on stomach, mount retention and Kimura finishes.15338620_545370075651476_7131717297611868239_n

Both have become high level grapplers – joining the team as complete beginners a couple of years ago.

If you would like to join us as a complete BJJ beginner you will be given a very warm welcome!


Triangle Mechanics – Come and Learn This Devastating Submission

One of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s signature techniques – the effectiveness of the Triangle Choke is widely seen in the UFC. Group 1 logoAlthough relatively easy to learn, it’s the fine details that really make the Triangle submission easy to finish.

At BJJ Lifestyle Team, we focus on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques that could be relied upon in a self-defence situation. We work hard to hone the fundamentals of BJJ.

Tri finish 1 logoCome and be part of our team – our focus is self-defence, health and well-being – and our beliefs are realised through our dedication to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and Freestyle Wrestling.

The following is a video of Lyubo Kumbarov – coach and Director at BJJ Lifestyle Team in Kingston. You can train with Lyubo on Saturdays as part of your BJJ Lifestyle Team membership or on a pay as you go basis.


Coaching Team Further Strengthened at Lifestyle Team in Kingston

Exceptionally excited about learning Kata Guruma (Fireman’s carry) from Olympic athlete and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Danny Williams – over the course of the next eight weeks.

The Lifestyle Team coaching line-up now includes:

Hitting a No-Gi takedown..

Lyubo Kumbarovteaching No-Gi takedowns for BJJ on Saturdays between 10.30 and 12 noon. Lyubo is also available for private lessons. Lyubo’s Saturday training sessions are available to non Lifestyle Team members and cost £10 per session. Saturday training sessions are included in the Lifestyle Team membership of £60 per month – £40 for students.

Leo Negao – teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for self defence – Leo’s seminars are 3 hours in duration – exclusively for Lifestyle Team members. IMG_0009Leo also teaches in Vauxhall on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 2016 will see Leo conducting several more seminars at Lifestyle Team in Kingston.

DSC03977Jon Purssey – teaching Judo for BJJ – Jon teaches on Mondays between 8 and 9 pm. All trips, throws and sweeps are very carefully chosen for BJJ. Jon is a highly experienced coach and also runs Core Judo http://www.corejudo.co.uk for children.

Danny Williams – teaching Judo for BJJ.

New to the team coaching line-up – Danny is an active high level Judo competitor and also a BJJ purple belt.

DSC03132Diccon Lynes – teaching BJJ. A teacher for many years, Diccon has received hundreds of private lessons from Leo Negao and now has over 10 years BJJ experience.

There has never been a better time to join Lifestyle Team in Kingston. We have a very complete coaching team, multiple training sessions for people to attend throughout the week with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and Freestyle Wrestling being taught by multiple time champions with decades of experience between them. The team is now 45 people strong with beginners, intermediate grapplers and those with 5 years plus BJJ experience, all training on the mat together. We’re less than ten minutes walk from Kingston station and two minutes walk from Kingston bridge.

Beginners are very welcome – call 07974 303 147 to speak to Diccon to find out what we can offer you.



A Very Sociable Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team!

Friday 18th March saw lots of us visit Rodizio Preto in Putney – the well-known Brazilian restaurant. We all had a fantastic night and ate as much as we could – the meat was delicious and so was the Brazilian beer!

We’re all looking forward to our next team outing – tickets are booked to watch Polaris 3 in Bournemouth. 1016705_561742097335723_7443181327251150028_n Seeing Gary Tonon fight live is going to be exciting and there are many more talented fighters competing, Joao Miyao,  Gianni Grippo, Augusto Tanquinho,  AJ Agazarm, Jake Shields, Rousimar Palhares and others. So, we’re all fired up for April 2nd – another Lifestyle Team outing!

There are several booked onto the BJJ Globetrotters summer campuk-camp-poster-SOLD-OUT – all very excited and looking forward to being trained by some amazing instructors.

If you would like to learn BJJ and would like also to be part of a team that enjoy socialising together – look no further than BJJ Lifestyle Team in Kingston – we’re just two minutes walk from Kingston bridge! We’re enrolling new beginners all the time and there’s a discount available for students.

The coaching line-up is truly incredible – our Judo coach is a former Commonwealth champion and also a BJJ player. Our No-Gi takedown program is headed up by a multi time Bulgarian freestyle wrestling champion and our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills are passed down by one of the UK’s most formidable BJJ fighters who is a former world champion.

BJJ Lifestyle Team – more than just training.

Judo For BJJ Followed By Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – Monday Nights

Monday nights have become very special at Lifestyle Team in Kingston – a full 2.5 hour training session. Just over an hour of Judo for BJJ with Jonathon Purssey – former British and Commonwealth Judo champion – and over an hour of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Our Judo sessions are modern and dynamic and tailored for BJJ competition. In just five weeks, we have learned to build our techniques together – with follow-up techniques if the first sweep fails. We feel genuinely excited about the team’s competition future with many of us wanting to compete in 2016.

Standing to pass the guard..
Standing to pass the guard..

Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu sessions focus on repetition of all of the key positions, transitions, submissions – defences, escapes and counters. There are always an average of 15 to 20 team members on our mat of varying different levels of experience. We are combining our Judo with BJJ and working towards transitioning from standing to the ground to take a strong first ground position.

Enjoying one of our Judo for BJJ training sessions..
Enjoying one of our Judo for BJJ training sessions..

Join Lifestyle Team in Kingston and learn takedowns in the Gi, No-Gi takedowns and the best ground work provided by Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Freestyle Wrestling.

Our Judo for BJJ sessions have only just begun and it isn’t too late to join the team and reap the benefits of learning from three experienced coaches from three different grappling disciplines.