Why Choose LCCT?

There are many factors that should play into your decision on what type of martial art to train, and what academy offers the best fit for your lifestyle and training regiment. These factors should include more than just punching, kicking and grappling techniques, but also personal factors. We at Midsouth LCCT Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy, LLC believe that our family, curriculum, and instructors provide the most positive way to learn the gentle art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by offering our members the following training environment:

  • Proven Lineage – Our jiu jitsu comes from the Rickson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Lineage.  Our main professor Luiz Claudio holds a 4th degree black belt under Rickson Gracie, and his brother holds a 3rd degree.  Stan White and David Moulton are both certified LCCT instructors in the LCCT Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association and are trained to pass these techniques on to you.
  • Seminars – Our professors, Luiz Claudio and Thiago Veiga come to our location a minimum of 3 times a year for seminars.   During this time private and semi private lessons are available along with class wide instruction and rank testing.
  • No Long Term Contracts – Here at Midsouth LCCT, we believe that the quality of our offering will keep you coming back for years to come.  There is no need to lock you into a long term commitment resulting in hassle and penalties should your life circumstances change.  All we ask is for 30 days notice when cancelling.  Once a customer, always a friend.
  • Train Where You Please – If you wish to train with us exclusively we are excited to help you reach your goals, but we also have an open mind and encourage our students to attend seminars and open mats at other academies if they so choose.  We are here to grow the art, not limit it.  We only ask that you represent your rank and abilities truthfully at any locations you attend and treat all academies and practitioners you encounter with thoughtfulness and respect.
  • Standard Proven Curriculum – The Luiz Claudio Combat Team B.A.T.T student curriculum helps all students reach their goals while providing a consistent and standard approach to learning and training.  All classes include the key components of B.A.T.T. which are
    • Breathing (control your breathing and stress)
    • Athleticism (body movement & control)
    • Technique (eliminate weaknesses in your game)
    • Training (conditioning)
  • Standard Rank Testing – All belt testing is supervised and conducted by Luiz Claudio and/or Thiago Vega.  All students shall know what is expected of them at each belt rank and will be prepared prior to any testing.  Ranks are not given at the whim of an instructor.  All practitioners must successfully complete the belt test to be promoted.  This approach ensures that all students meet the minimum requirements of rank before being promoted and removes the subjectivity which often causes hard feelings when one practitioner believes they are more deserving than another.
  • Proven to Work – Not only does LCCT train you and I, but also some of the best known fighters in the UFC including Ben Rothwell, Ricardo Lamas, and Julianna Pena.  Why dream of training with the best of the best, get in here and do it!
  • Quality not Quantity – Our instructors are passionate about continuing to learn the art of Jiu Jitsu and pass it on to our students.  We work with all of our students by providing as much individual attention as possible to ensure a firm understanding of each concept taught.  The ability of our students are a direct reflection on the quality of our service.
  • Train Free At Other LCCT Locations – LCCT members are able to train at other LCCT affiliate schools for free when traveling or vacationing in other locales.

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