What is LEOS?
LEOS is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and martial arts academy located in the center of Hiroshima and Iwakuni. Equipped with the largest mat space in western Japan (Hiroshima about 100 m2, Iwakuni about 130 m2), Japan's top-level instructors teach a wide range of classes. It is the same dojo as Fujita Jiu-Jitsu in Hiroshima, and there are family dojos in Izumo, Sapporo, and the United States, and we are actively interacting with each other. Many foreigners are also enrolled, and the practice environment is rich in international flavor.
What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
There is no hitting or kicking, and grappling is the main martial art. It is a sport that is rapidly gaining popularity around the world, as it is highly safe and easy for amateurs to start, and many Hollywood stars and celebrities are enthusiasts, and Google and Facebook have incorporated it into their welfare programs. In recent years, it has become popular as a professional sport, especially in the United States.
Is it okay for complete beginners?
No worries! LEOS offers a "basic class" for beginners. Instructors will lead all classes with the utmost attention to safety. There is no compulsion to practice. "Resolving lack of exercise", "Diet", "I want to play an active part", "I want to learn self-defense techniques". Let's enjoy jiu-jitsu with wake jes toward each goal.
There are basic classes to learn the basics of jiu-jitsu, regular classes to work on a wide range of techniques, and grappling classes to practice without wearing a jiu-jitsu gi.
This class is for elementary school students and younger. Through fun mat exercises and learning the basics of jiu-jitsu, we aim to help you grow both physically and mentally. In Iwakuni, there are classes taught in English by American instructors, so you can learn not only jiu-jitsu but also English. There are many foreign kids members enrolled, so I think you can cultivate an international sense.
I started jiu-jitsu in Vancouver, Canada, where I studied abroad. As chess using the body is often described, he became absorbed in the fun of jiu-jitsu, which combines athletic elements and strategic elements, and began spending days practicing and competing in addition to his studies. Being able to make friends all over the world with just one thing in common, “I love jiu-jitsu,” is one of life’s treasures. I will do my best to convey the charm of jiu-jitsu to everyone! Let's have fun together!
I live in Iwakuni with my Japanese wife and daughter. I want to give back to the community that accepted me through jiu-jitsu. Every day I make new discoveries while doing jiu-jitsu. You can get a glimpse of your limits in a match. Strong bonds with teammates. Everyone is equal on the mat. We look forward to seeing you all in Leos.
When I was in junior high and high school, I belonged to the judo club and was good at ground fighting. I wanted to start something new after becoming a member of society, so I started Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with the introduction of an acquaintance. I was originally good at ground fighting, so I underestimated jiu-jitsu, but I remember that I was completely out of touch with white belt members in ground fighting. That's what got me into jiu-jitsu. The motto is to keep practicing and having fun.
Access to Dojo
[LEOS HIROSHIMA] 〒730-0031 2-2-38 Kamiya-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima Prefecture 3rd floor, Miyoshi Building *1 minute walk from Kamiya-cho Nishi Station
[LEOS IWAKUNI] 〒740-0018 2-5-18 Marifucho, Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture *4 minutes on foot from the west exit of Iwakuni Station