PURE JIUJITSU was founded in 2019 with the goal of delivering world class Brazilian jiu-jitsu in a state of the art facility.
All of our instructors are seasoned black belt competitors who compete on the world stage.
Whether your goal is to get fit, gain confidence through self defence, compete or improve your skills for MMA, PURE JIUJITSU can accommodate.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is martial art and combat sport that focuses primarily on grappling and ground techniques. With its roots in Japanese Judo/Kano jiujitsu, jiu-jitsu was adapted. The main philosophy of jiu-jitsu is that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a stronger, heavier and bigger opponent through the use of leverage and technique.
Jiu-jitsu practitioners aim to take the fight to the ground through the use of joint locks and choke holds. They can defeat their opponent or force the opponent to give up and “tap out”.
Commonly referred to as one of the most efficient martial arts, it is a great way to promote physical fitness, confidence and character building. For many BJJ is not just an art, it’s a way of life.
Professor Arya Esfandmaz is an established competitor and widely considered as one of the top European black belts in jiu-jitsu. Arya has competed at the highest level and has the medals to prove it.
Arya is known amongst his students for his incredible technique, his methodical breakdown of every position, his individual attention to each and every student and his eagerness to encourage.
Coach Silviu is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Brown Belt, second degree Judo black belt ranked 4th in the UK and an active national and international competitor .
His background is in Freestyle Wrestling in which he trained and competed on national level.
Professor Leslie Owusu became addicted to jiu-jitsu while working overseas in 2012. Once relocating back to the UK, he continued his training in London. He travels the world, competing regularly and has won many international titles. Leslie has always been interested in combining BJJ with his other main passion of taking an idea and turning it into a successful worldwide brand.
Coach Luisa is an avid practitioner and competitor of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. She has trained in many different countries and therefore speaks 6 languages. She trained in various Martial Arts before committing entirely to Jiu-jitsu.
Professor Rob Galluccio is an avid competitor and instructor of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Having fought in Muay Thai in Thailand, he was then introduced to and realised the power of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Since then Rob has racked up many medals on major international competitions. He has also founded the UCL BJJ club.