LOBO BJJ was founded in September of 2017 by head coach Mike Reay a brown belt under Professor Paul Hartley of Gracie Barra Preston. Mike had been teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Barrow since August 2016 through a local MMA club that had asked him to teach their fighters NO-GI and from that day the local grappling scene has gone from strength to strength. Mike is producing some real talent with his students collecting medals up and down the UK and also has students that have successfully picked up some impressive wins in MMA with one student setting the UKMMA amateur record for the fastest ever submission. Although producing competitors Jiu Jitsu truly is for everyone and you dont have to want to be competitor to join the team. You may want to just get fit, learn something new.

Mike Reay

Mike is head coach and owner of LOBO BJJ.

He is a highly decorated brown belt and active competitor and is regularly seen competing up and down the UK. He is multiple International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Medallist competing across Europe.

Although renowned as a very active competitor he relishes introducing new students to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or simply helping someone get in shape!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art and a combat sport that originated from the Gracie family in Brazil. As a sport, the main objective of a Jiu Jisu fighter is to control their opponent and look to make them give up (called a submission or a tap-out) by using joint locks or chokes, a fighter can also win by points, the point system is designed to reward the most dominant fighter through a series of positions. Jiu Jitsu’s efficiency has been put to the test since the early stages of the art, through No Holds Barred and today in MMA (mixed martial arts) and is regarded as one of the most effective martial arts in the world.

BJJ is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing sports in the world. In the United States, the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is already the fastest growing sport in the country, in Brazil it is considered a national sport, in Abu Dhabi it is taught as part of the national curriculum in schools and in the United Kingdon people have realised its effectiveness and are reaping all the personal, social and health benefits that come with this amazing sport. BJJ’s effectiveness makes it one of the most requested martial arts in MMA