Welcome to Carlson Gracie Oxford – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

What is BJJ?

In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), we seek to take opponents to the ground and gain a dominant position where we can apply a multitude of joint locks and choke holds to secure a submission. The art of BJJ is a very positive addition to any lifestyle; it promotes fitness, agility, self-confidence and general physical and mental wellbeing. BJJ is very effective due to the nature of the training. By removing dangerous techniques (such as strikes, gouging or groin strikes) we are able to train at high intensity with a far smaller risk of injury, meaning the techniques we practice are honed in a realistic environment and the BJJ player is prepared for the adrenaline and intensity of a ‘real fight’. BJJ is a very technical martial art; leverage and technique play a greater part than strength meaning a smaller person can overcome a larger more aggressive opponent. For this reason it is ideal for anyone seeking to improve their chances of defending themselves against an attacker.


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    • Address:

      The Dojo

      Grandpont Pavilion

      Whitehouse Road

      Oxford, OX1 4QH

    • Schedule:

      Monday –

      Tuesday – 18:00-19:30

      Wednesday – 18:00-19:30

      Thursday (BJJ Fundamentals) – 18:00-19:30

      Friday – 18:00-19:30 (no gi)

Meet Our Instructors

    1. Before
    2. After

    Sam Gibson

    — Head Instructor, Black Belt

    • 2016 IBJJF Europeans Lightweight Bronze Medal (Black belt)
    • 2014 British Featherweight Champion (Brownbelt)
    • 2013 British Featherweight Champion (Brownbelt)
    • 2013 British Absolute Champion (Brownbelt)
    • 2013 IBJJF No-Gi European Featherweight Champion (Brownbelt)
    1. Before
    2. After

    Lee Renaut

    — Assistant Instructor, Black Belt

    • 2019 IBJJF British National Champion (Black Belt)
    • 2018 IBJJF British National Champion (Black Belt)
    • 2015 IBJJF British National Champion (Purple Belt)
    • 2014 British Open Champion (Purple Belt)
    • 2014 IBJJF Zadar Open Champion (Purple Belt)
    • 2014 IBJJF Paris Open Champion (Purple Belt)
    • 2013 IBJJF European Champion 2013 (Blue Belt)