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BJJ North Wales
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Martial Arts Training

Luciano Cristovam Academy North Wales


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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Adults & Kids Classes
New: Aug 24 Kids Summer Camps
(see classes) 

  • Fitness,

  • Technique,

  • Confidence,

  • Self-defence,

  • Personal Training 

  • and lots of fun.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on the skill of taking an opponent to the ground, controlling one's opponent, gaining a dominant position and using a number of techniques to force them into submission. BJJ revolves around the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against bigger, stronger and heavier opponents by using leverage and weight distribution.

At our academy the focus is on technique and discipline.  For the kids we add some fun activities, with music and dance at the end of each lesson.

The kids are separated by age to maximise safety and allow each class to be tailored to the specific age requirements and ability. Class sizes are small to give a highly personal experience for all the kids.

Meet your Trainers

Head Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Dena Maynard 

Head Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Dena has been a fitness instructor and marital arts student for over 20 years.  She is a brown belt in BJJ and Level 3 in Muay Thai.

Martial Arts Kids
Affiliate Professor

Luciano Cristovam

Luciano is based out of his academy in London and started BJJ at the age of 6 in Brazil under the tutelage of world famous Jui-Jitsu master Renzo Gracie.

Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for me?

BJJ is particularly well suited to kids as it is a non-striking martial art. Participation can build self-confidence, fitness, and knowledge of basic self-defence. At the LC Academy - N Wales the key focus is on fun for the kids, but participants must remember that this is still a contact sport. However no aggressive behaviour is tolerated.

We have a range of levels in our adult membership and beginners are very welcome.   The focus is on technique and discipline.

What People Say

Our 5 year old daughter's confidence has grown immeasurably since starting BJJ here. We're very grateful.

The classes are high energy and great fun. Good balance and mixture of martial arts techniques and fitness all made fun by Dena. Our son loves it and working towards his bands and belts. Highly recommended

Both my children were welcomed with open arms to Dena's class. At a pace perfectly age-adjusted, she has taught my children not only the fundamentals of martial arts, but also self-confidence, dancing, gymnastics, concentration, coordination and the art of having fun whilst learning new skills with friends. I recommend her classes very highly!!

Dena is highly proficient in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and makes all her classes fun and participation friendly for all her students. 

She caters for all ages and levels, she engages with her students and gives them the confidence required to carry out self defense techniques. My daughters confidence and fitness has greatly improved since joining the class and I would recommend Dena to everyone looking to develop in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

BJJ is a fantastic class. My children have both been with Dena since they were 4 years old. They have grown in confidence and they have learnt to work in a team and individually. They both enjoy the dancing as this is a innovative way to introduce new combat and defensive skills, which is what BJJ is about. The names are individual to each move and this makes it easy for the children to remember. I would recommend this class as the children have fun, they meet different children and make friends. Thank you Dena x

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