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The Red Mat

Brazilian Jiu - Jitsu

Brazilian jiu-jitsu, also called The Gentle Art, is a martial art, combat sport, and a self-defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Originated in Japan and later developed by Gracie Family from Brazil, BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique, taking the fight to the ground – most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments and mixed martial arts competition or as self-defense. Brazilian jiu-jitsu: it is not solely a martial art: it is also a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and, ultimately, a way of life.

Daily Activity

FREE of Charge

Classes for everyone (beginners and intermediate, kids, ladies)

Existing BJJ Practitioners can bring their Gi and we offer free daily laundry of their Gi.

No belt certification is offered

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27 - 31 January

Alison Santos Marques

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fighter, Black Belt 3 stripes, Professional MMA fighter (ONE Championship), Black Belt 2 stipes in Judo, Brown Belt in Karate and Capoeira Practitioner.

During his stay:
Daily Jiu-Jitsu Training
Daily Beach Capoeira Sessions
Daily Scheduled Activities and a Seminar

See Schedule

3 – 7 February

Lucas Alves Lepri

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fighter one of the most decorated competitors in the sport in lightweight division with and without gi. He won 8 times IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Pan American Championship, European Championship and Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship. He also won Nogi World Jiu-Jitsu Championship and Nogi Pan American Championship multiple times.

He will be on vacation with his family and will join our trainings daily  to share some of his amazing techniques (this is not a seminar as Lucas will be on vacation).

30 March – 3 April

Andre Galvao

Andre Galvao is a 4th Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt who is regarded as one of the greatest competitors ever lived.  He conquered through important titles such as IBJJF World Championship, IBJJF Pan American Championship (8 times) and ADCC Championship (2 times) Andre also competed in MMA and has retired from Cage fighting. Currently heading ATOS Jiu-Jitsu Academy that established one of the strongest teams in modern era of the sport. 

Andre and Angelica Galvao will be spending their holidays with us. Andre will join us on the red mat to share a few of his amazing techniques (this is not a seminar as Lucas will be on vacation).