Does it matter if I haven’t trained before?

Whether you’re a beginner to the art, or a seasoned veteran, with a good attitude you will always be welcome.

Am I too old?

It’s never too late to start training BJJ. Our programs are designed to cater to everyone. All students are encouraged to train to their own limits and can push as hard as they want.

How fit do I need to be?

You don’t need to be super fit to start training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In fact, BJJ is a great way to get fit. At Lemos Jiu-Jitsu academy, everybody is welcome on the mats regardless of their level of fitness. We focus on technique, and this is something absolutely anyone can do.

Do I need previous martial arts experience?

Not at all. If you have already trained in a different martial art that’s great but you do not need any previous martial arts experience. Regardless of whether you’re just starting out on your BJJ journey, or an old timer, you will always be welcome.

What is the right age for kids to start Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Every child is different, however, we believe that around 4 years of age is a good time to start a martial art such as BJJ. Our kids program caters for 4-11+ years old and focuses on making self-defence and physical education fun. We use conditioning and skill-oriented games to engage and challenge kids. The benefits go way beyond the physical, it will also teach your kids valuable life skills such as courtesy, confidence, focus, discipline, teamwork, mental strength, and self-control.

What will I learn?

The primary focus of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is learning self-defence. We will teach you the fundamentals of self-defence, as well as the modern evolution of the martial art. You will practice a range of techniques from many different positions. You’ll also learn how to control resisting opponents on the ground, as well as how to apply submissions effectively.

What do I need to bring?

All you need for your first class is comfortable clothing. A fitted t-shirt or rash guard is ideal, and pocketless shorts are preferable. For women tights and a top is fine. However, if you have a Jiu-Jitsu Kimono or ‘Gi’ feel free to wear that. A water bottle and a small towel for drying off after the class is also a good idea.

Where do I buy my Jiu-Jitsu uniform (Gi)?

You can purchase a Gi and No Gi Uniform at our academy or online.

Do you welcome students from other academies?

100%. We’re focused on the community. Everyone is welcome at Lemos Jiu-Jitsu Academy.

How often should I train?

This is really dependent on your lifestyle and your goals. You can train as little or as often as you like but to get the most benefit we recommend a minimum of twice a week. We have membership options to suit everyone’s needs.

How long does it take to grade?

This depends on a few different things. We pride ourselves on living the Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle. Grading comes from the effort you put in on and off the mats.

How long does it take to get a black belt?

A black belt can take around 7 to 10 years of hard work and consistent training to achieve.

How can I get started?

Just come in for a free trial or book an introduction class if you never had any martial arts experience.