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Get to Know Us

Welcome to LOCOMOTIVA BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU, founded by Edson Jose, a dedicated Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu hailing from Minas Gerais, Brazil. Edson's love for BJJ traces back to his childhood, but it truly flourished in 2014 during his first championship, where he discovered his natural talent and passion for Jiu-Jitsu, often referred to as Human Chess.

Edson has notched remarkable victories, securing golden medals in prestigious competitions like the Dublin and London open IBJJF. In 2022, his dedication was acknowledged with the Player of the Year award by SBG Dublin, a renowned academy, highlighting his success in regional and international championships.

At Locomotiva BJJ, our mission is to share Edson's passion for Jiu Jitsu and help individuals achieve their goals. Our team of highly skilled instructors is committed to providing top-tier Jiu-Jitsu instruction in Ireland. Join us on the mat and experience the transformative power of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!

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Positive outcomes

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), also known as ARTE SUAVE, the "gentle art," is rooted in the concept of utilizing flexibility and technique over strength. It empowers individuals to defend themselves against stronger opponents, offering benefits that extend beyond physical health and aesthetics.


- Boosts Confidence: By handling challenges, BJJ boosts confidence, making it great for kids and promoting both physical and mental development.


- Promotes Discipline and Character: BJJ teaches respect, discipline, effort, and dedication to improve techniques, building character.


- Enhances Mental Skills: Improves focus, concentration, and problem-solving skills, fostering strategic thinking similar to playing chess.


- Encourages Goal-Setting: Through a belt system, BJJ motivates progress and emphasizes valuable lessons learned throughout the journey.


- Fosters Community: BJJ creates a close-knit, inclusive community where everyone is equal on the mat, building a sense of brotherhood.


- Cardiovascular Workout: BJJ offers an excellent cardiovascular workout, burning up to 600 calories per hour, enhancing cardiovascular health and toning the entire body.


- Strength and Flexibility: Works every muscle, improving overall strength and endurance, requiring warm-up and stretching for enhanced flexibility.


- Weight Loss and Maintenance: Combines strength, coordination, cardio, and stretching for a healthy weight loss approach.


- Self-Defense Skills: Equips practitioners with comprehensive self-defense skills, utilized by police forces and military units worldwide.


- Enhances Stamina: BJJ enhances stamina for more extended, efficient movement, enabling greater productivity in various physical activities.


- Combatting Stress and Anxiety: BJJ helps combat stress, depression, and anxiety through focused training, promoting mental refreshment after each session.


Embark on the journey of BJJ and witness how it can profoundly transform your outlook on life. Allow yourself to experience the numerous benefits that go beyond a mere hobby, shaping a positive change in the way you perceive yourself and others around you.

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Starting Strong 

Embarking on a new activity can be both exciting and a bit nerve-wracking, especially when it comes to your first BJJ class. Rest assured, we're here to guide you through the initial steps of this thrilling journey.


Plan to arrive at the gym approximately 15 minutes before your class starts. This allows you ample time to introduce yourself to the coach and fellow participants. Being punctual ensures you don't miss the beginning of the class and avoids disruption once it's underway.



Hygiene is paramount in Jiu-Jitsu, given its nature as a contact sport. Consider taking a shower before class, apply deodorant, and maintain good oral hygiene. It's essential to wear clean clothes, and since you'll be working barefoot on the mat, always wear slippers when stepping outside the mat area or entering the bathroom. Keeping fingernails and toenails trimmed is crucial to prevent injuries.


Dress Code

Opt for clothing without pockets or zippers. Leggings, shorts, and comfortable training attire are recommended, and rashguards can be an excellent choice. While a kimono is not required for the first class, it's important to tie long hair with rubber bands (avoiding bobby pins or metal objects). Remove earrings, piercings, rings, necklaces, and bracelets.


Bring your water bottle to stay hydrated before, during and after your workout. 

As you start Jiu-Jitsu, you'll find it's a lifelong journey that empowers you to overcome challenges. In Jiu-Jitsu, everyone can triumph, no matter the size of the challenge!

So, are you prepared to embrace growth and progress in Jiu-Jitsu? Get ready for an incredible journey!

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