Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu, which means -gentle art - is the oldest forms of martial arts.


It's originated in India more than 2000 years before Christ. It was created by monks who could not use any type of weapons to defend their lives against barbarian attacks.


It spread through China and eventually took root and was elaborated in Japan, becoming the first martial art style. The samurai clans in Japan adopted Jiu Jitsu as their own traditional style and with the passing years, they split the techniques and developed other martial arts styles, such as Judo, Aikido, Karate, a.s.o.


In 1914 Japanese Jiu Jitsu Champion Esai Maeda migrated to Brazil and was an instrumental in establishing a Japanese immigrant community.


His efforts were aided by Gastao Gracie, a Brazilian scholar and politician of Scottish descent. As an expression of his gratitude for Gracie's assistance, Maeda taught the Brazilian's oldest son Carlos the essential secrets of Jiu Jitsu.


Carlson was the first son of Carlos Gracie to learn Jiu Jitsu and became a world legend in the field of Jiu Jitsu and MMA.


Ares BJJ Luxembourg - Equipe Ganbaru Jiu Jitsu is officially affiliated with the Ares BJJ Association.

About the Ares BJJ Association

The Ares Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association was created by a group of friends that value friendship and principles before business.


Ares BJJ agrees that at the end of your Journey, your friends and family are the ones that will be on your side; not business relationships, which tend to end when the interest is gone.


Ares Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association starts today with approximately 17 associations around the globe and many more to come.


Ares BJJ associations is seeking to create a big family, not a business.


The goal of Ares BJJ is a huge family with world wide ties that brings Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to the next level and changes lives. Ares has a very powerful tool on their hands and they want show it to the world. With the right attitude and values, Ares BJJ will spread its sense of community to as many places as they possibly can.


Each with over 15 years of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu experience; Samir Chantre, Osvaldo Queixinho, Alan Moraes and Milton Bastos, along with other amazing black belts are ready to help the Ares BJJ members in their Journey with this powerful martial art; that many times is ruined by politics that shouldn't happen in a Family. 


Ares BJJ is there to support you, wether you are an avid competition team or a gym focused on self defense and fitness.

Ares BJJ Luxembourg - Equipe Ganbaru Jiu Jitsu

ALMA Academy Dudelange is the "Home" of Ares BJJ Luxembourg.


The history of what is now known as "Ares BJJ Luxembourg" goes back to the late 90's and started as a "Backyard Group", practicing Jeet Kune Do (Bruce Lee's Fighting Method) and Filipino Martial Arts.


Since then the Team passed different stages of Evolution to become a well established Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team in Luxembourg.


In 2018, Miketo Resch - Head Coach at Ares BJJ Luxembourg - and Serge Dos Santos - Head Coach at ALMA Academy - decided to unite their goals, projects and skills to optimize their outcome and result. The core members of Ares BJJ Luxembourg integrated ALMA Academy to lunch the new common project "Ares BJJ Luxembourg - ALMA Academy"


Check out the Coaches Area for the Bios.


For any information about our activities please feel free to contact us.



About ALMA Academy

ALMA (Academy of Luxembourg in Martial Arts) is - just as Ares BJJ Luxembourg - an officially registered Non-Profit Association.


Founded in 2010 ALMA was at that time the first Academy in Luxembourg to host different Martial Arts in one single location.



Their main goal is to promote Martial Arts In Luxembourg and the “Greater Region” (Saarland, Lorraine, Luxembourg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Wallonia), by offering different classes like Muay Thai, Krav Maga, Boxing, Bag Class, specialized classes for Kids of age 4 and up and more.



Check out their website  to get all the information you need.