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About us:

Our school is a friendly club which provides high quality Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes for everyone, no mater what experience you have or what age you are. Our children's classes are open to children 4 and half years old and above and our adult classes are for everyone aged over 16 years old. Our students are from all walks of life, be it a professional competitor or someone who just likes to train for enjoyment, everyone is welcome.

Who we are:

Mandala Jiu Jitsu School was founded by Vinicius de Castro in 2017 as a full time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu facility. From the beginning the club became a firm favourite with a local community, however many of our students travel from further away to access a high quality teaching provided by us. Our club has a family feel where everyone is welcome and every student is valued.

Originally based in the Bridge Leisure Centre, the club now occupies a new permanent home in Broomsleigh Business Park near the Lower Sydenham train station. 

Our mission:

In a society full of challenges, our mission is to provide our students with a place where they can learn something new, improve their fitness and challenge themselves while they also find new friendships and build their self-esteem and resilience. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the perfect combination of physical and mental game, and our aim is to provide our students with skills that can be translated into everyday life such as keeping calm under pressure and problem solving. Following the philosophy of Grandmaster Carlos Gracie ( a founder of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), our emphasis is on both healthy body and healthy mind. Our aim is to provide a high quality classes which are also enjoyable and fun, while helping our students to achieve their goals, whether these are a high level competition or simply learning something new. 

Our values:

Resilience: Resilience in training and resilience in life. There might be days when learning a new move or sparring is challenging however by persevering and turning up you will progress and get better. We are here to support you in your journey.

Friendship: We encourage a friendly atmosphere on the mats where every student is appreciated and valued. By building friendships everyone can push themselves in training and leave the mat at the end of the class better than at the start. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an individual sport, yet you always need your teammates to train. 

Respect: Respect is fundamental to our sport. By respecting your teammates, your instructor, your opponents in competition and yourself, you help us provide a safe training environment where everyone can thrive. 

Discipline: Self-discipline is essential to ensure that you turn up regularly to training to make the most out of your membership and our club. By nurturing this often overlooked core value you can become a better version of yourself and achieve your goals.

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