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Learn World Class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a Safe and Relaxed Environment

Whatever the reason for starting your journey at ICON Jiu Jitsu; to compete, perfect an art, get fit or learn self defence you will be supported by instructors and teammates with decades of experience and be part of a global Jiu-Jitsu family.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has it’s martial art roots in Japan, evolved in Brazil and now practiced all over the world. Jiu Jitsu teaches you to use balance, leverage and timing to take down, gain a position of control and neutralise an opponent.

Once learned properly and practiced these principles and techniques will allow you control and force a submission on someone bigger and athletically stronger with a huge variety of chokes and joint locks. The way we drill and spar enable everyone to train and develop together in safety.

ICON Jiu Jitsu Team formed in 2010. Professor Ze Marcello has been teaching in the UK since 2002 after a professional competition career, winning tournaments across the world. A 5th Degree Black Belt under Sergio “Bolao” Souza, Ze is one of the highest ranked practitioners teaching in the UK.

With Black Belt instructors teaching in various locations in the UK it is the perfect place to begin your Jiu Jitsu journey.

INSTRUCTORS

BJJ Black Belt

Ze Marcello
5th Deg. BLACK BELT

BJJ Black Belt

Neto Barbosa
3rd Deg. BLACK BELT

BJJ Black Belt

Adriano Silva
1st Deg. BLACK BELT

Ze Marcello

ICON FOUNDER

Born and raised in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Zé Marcello is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black Belt under Sergio “Bolao” Souza.
With over 20 years of training, Zé Marcello has competed in the most prestigious BJJ tournaments in the world and is affiliated with the world famous Brazilian Top Team.
Having retired from competing professionally in 2002, Zé has since dedicated his time to teaching Brazilian JiuJitsu and growing the ICON Team Worldwide. He currently resides in the UK.

European Heavyweight Champion 2008
European Absolute Champion 2008
Mundial World Champion 1997
Brazilian Champion 1996 and 1997
Brazilian Team Champions 1997
Pan American Champion 1997
Urban Gorillaz UK Champion 2006

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People begin training at ICON for different reasons but the experience and vibe keep us here.

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INTERESTED?

If you would like to know more about Jiu-Jitsu and ICON give us a call, send a message or the best is to come down and watch a class, ask any questions and join in when you feel comfortable.
Your first class is FREE.

Beginners are always welcome.

WHAT DO I NEED TO WEAR?
Gis are available to borrow for your first session.
ICON Team Gis can be ordered from the class instructor.
For NoGi class, shorts and T-shirt is great.