Learn World Class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a Safe and Relaxed Environment.
Whatever the reason for starting your journey at ICON Watford; 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.
"In a single class at Watford I can roll with a professional fighter, a family man, a doctor, a lawyer and a college guy and we all have the same motivation; to improve ourselves and help each other do the same. Any ego quickly disappears on the mat, there is nothing to hide behind, you either move correctly or you get caught." Rich Harris - Blue Belt
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaches you to use balance, leverage and timing to control, joint lock and choke an opponent. Once learned properly these principles and techniques allow you to out-position and submit somebody who is bigger and athletically stronger. The way we drill and spar enable whole families to train and develop together in safety.
As a beginner your Jiu-Jitsu skills will develop quickly. With dedication and attention to detail, your art will become more and more effective over time, until the moves that blew your mind on your first class are now part of your 'game'.
MITSUYO MAEDA // CARLOS GRACIE // CARLSON GRACIE // 'BOLAO' SOUZA // ZÉ MARCELLO // ...
Knowledge and Experience on the Watford Mat:
4th Degree Black Belt ('Bolao' Souza)
Mundial World Champion 1997
Pan Am Champion 1997
Brazilian Champion 1996 & 1997
European Heavyweight & Absolute Champion 2008
3rd Degree Black Belt (Zé Marcello)
British Open Champion
NoGi British Open Champion
Cage Warriors World Champion 2005 - 2010
Black Belt (Zé Marcello)
CSW Coach under Erik Paulson
We are on the mats in Watford Friday 20:00 - 22:00 & Sunday 10:00 - 12:00 if you would like to know more about Jiu-Jitsu and ICON 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, we were all beginners sometime.
And Welcome at ICON Teams Worldwide:
UK // BRAZIL // PORTUGAL // SPAIN // SWITZERLAND // BELGIUM // NETHERLANDS // FRANCE // ALGERIA
HONG KONG // NEW ZEALAND // USA