Traditional style Gracie Jiu-Jitsu or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as it is commonly known, is a system of self-defense founded in Brazil by the late Helio Gracie and his brothers. The United States Military and many law enforcement agencies throughout the USA have adopted this highly effective hand-to-hand combat system because of its proven effectiveness.
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu’s foundation is based on simple to learn and instinctive movements meant to be assimilated and practiced in real time by any person regardless of age, gender or physical condition. Our system of self-defense is designed to have students applying the skills they learn in the shortest time possible. Our goal is to show you how to react appropriately to threatening situations and apply practical defenses against attackers in bare-hand and armed combat scenarios.
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu was created so that smaller people would not be at a disadvantage when under duress. Its movements seem effortless because they are based on the use of leverage and momentum. The LX Jiu-Jitsu Association applies these authentic principles in order to teach this martial arts system in a safe environment that is naturally conducive to the improvement of your self-defense skills and overall technique.
Because of the reality-based method of our training, students become conditioned to react calmly when experiencing a violent confrontation. The techniques you will learn alongside your new teammates and friends have been battle tested both on the streets and in multiple forms of competitions. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has become immensely popular due to the overwhelming success of athletes that represent this style in mixed martial arts (MMA) competition.
The LX Jiu-Jitsu Association is a tight-knit cluster of schools where you will receive an all-encompassing training aimed toward strengthening you physically, mentally and spiritually. We invite you and your entire family to come train in a friendly atmosphere that has safety and cleanliness as a top priority.
For more information or if you would like to come train in our free introductory class please contact us at email@example.com.
Leonardo Xavier has dedicated his adult life to spreading the values of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that were taught to him by the most prominent members of the Gracie family. Mr. Xavier is a third degree black belt and holds the title of Professor of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as recognized by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), United States Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (USBJJF) and the Confederacao Brasileira de Jiu-Jitsu (CBJJF) which are the most recognized governing bodies for Brazilain Jiu-Jitsu. He is also a world class recognized submission wrestling referee and a certified IBJJF referee. Professor Xavier is a certified black belt under the prestigious Gracie Humaitá Academy, the first and original Gracie Jiu-Jitsu learning center founded by Grand Master Helio Gracie in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The quality level of instruction, mentoring and preparation that he has received through a lifetime of study has put him amongst a very elite and small group of people that are recognized as being the most qualified and competent instructors of this system of self-defense.
Professor Xavier has been a world-class black belt level instructor for more than 10 years. He is well known throughout the Jiu-Jitsu community for his technical acumen, passionate belief in the core values of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and his careful attention to detail. Through his experience teaching at Gracie Tijuca and Gracie Humaitá he has become a master motivator who always manages to maximize each student’s capabilities while providing them with a friendly learning environment in which they can achieve the goals they set forth for themselves. Our students are taught to be self-motivated and to find their inner drive to succeed through the principles of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Professor Xavier has developed his teaching style by learning to include instructions to benefit all 3 levels of learning styles. LX Jiu-Jitsu students learn traditional style Gracie Jiu-Jitsu through audio, visual and kinesthetic centered directives that make assimilating new techniques a much simpler process. Students throughout the entire world have benefited from the degree of ease with which Professor Xavier manages to make concepts easily understood and incorporated into each person’s unique skill set.