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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.



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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.


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.

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Professor Robert has been training jiu-jitsu for over 10 years with his first introduction to the art back in 2001.  

He received his black belt from Lucio Rodrigues "Lagarto" in 2017. 

Whist he still competes his focus and passion has been in the development of others and trying to fulfil their goals and create new ones. 


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.

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Coach Neal brings a variety of different martial arts skills to the mats.  Neal is currently training MMA and jiu-jitsu and has also trained Taekwondo for over 3 years. 

He is currently teaching in our kids classes where he helps introduce the next generation to the art of Jiu-Jitsu

Commonly known as  'Moli’, born in Brazil, and started to practice Judo when she was 14 years old. In Brazil she participated in several regional tournaments and is a black belt 2 dan in judo. 

She moved to London in 2009 and since then has been practising and teaching Judo at various locations around London. She is a specialist in working with  neurodivergent children and was promoted to black belt in December 2022

Coach Santiago has a number of years experience working in leisure and fitness.  In that time he has found a great passion in grappling and refocused his career towards Brazilian jiu-jitsu.  He is currently an active competitor and an assistant coach in the kids classes

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Coach Ashlyn has previously trained boxing and jiu-jitsu respectively and is now helping out in our kids classes here at Pure.  

She's a staple of the academy, always fun to be around and a welcome addition to the coaching team. 

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