Training at Ares BJJ Luxembourg - Equipe Ganbaru Jiu Jitsu


Focusing on the core elements of Ground Fighting, our curriculum is composed of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and *OG Catch Wrestling (*Old School Grappling).



As in most similar styles there is always the debate over which style is best. No particular style is better than the other, they are just different. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Catch Wrestling work for the same result, but have different thoughts and how to attain them.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

  • The gentle Art: The Jiu Jitsu I created was designed to give the weak ones a chance to face the heavy and strong. -Helio Gracie-;
  • Very methodical, working for the perfect position, then going for a submission;

Catch Wrestling

  • Agressive Style, based on physics, leverage, control and athleticism;
  • moving at a very fast and aggressive pace, focused on controlling his opponent, making him react to certain movements and ultimately ending the match with a quick submission;

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Catch Wrestling - Relations back in the Days

A man by the name of Mitsuyo Maeda taught Carlos Gracie (Older brother of Helio Gracie) to fight.

What most do not know is that Maeda perfected his system competing in Catch-As-Catch-Can tournaments - as "Count Koma" - at the turn of the 20th Century. Maeda is rumored to have fought over 2.000 matches in his career and he only lost two of them, which was in the "Catch-As-Catch-Can" World Championship held in London.


Another famous Grappler, Masahiko Kimura learned legitimate Catch-As-Catch-Can while working as Professional Wrestler for Rikidozan in the early 1950's. Later Kimura would go on to beat Helio Gracie with the bread and butter hold of Catch Wrestling; the double Wrist Lock, a.k.a. Kimura.


Thus, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Catch Wrestling are sharing some time in history.


Our goal being the evolution of our Members, we decided to reunite these two different, although complementary fighting arts.

Why we emphasize on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with the Gi

The term Gi, from Japanese « Keikogi » (literally: practice clothes) is the correct word for what is commonly called a Kimono (Kimono literally meaning « Thing to wear », which denominates traditional daily clothes in Japan).


The fabric is specially woven to withstand hard Training sessions.


In practise, you will discover that the Gi in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an offensive as well as defensive Tool, by emphasizing and promoting on safety and technique.


The Gi allows a more technical and complex approach in Jiu Jitsu. By neutralizing many of your opponent’s advantages, it adds more profundity to your technique. Thus without a Gi, a stronger opponent can take advantage of his strength and a faster opponent can take advantage of his speed.  Adding a Gi, your opponent’s strength and speed can be handled differently with a good technique. In that way you acquire a higher technical consciousness training in a Gi.


Consider the Gi as a vehicle. The more proficient you are with the Gi, the better you will be in No Gi.

Schedule and Location

Our classes are held at the ALMA Academy, located in Dudelange, 7, rue Théodore Thiel.


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Class Schedule
Day Time Topic

19.00 - 20.30 (7pm-8.30pm)

BJJ Adults - All Levels
Thursday 19.00 - 20.30 (7pm-8.30pm) BJJ Adults - All Levels
Friday 06.00-07.00 (6am-7am) Early Morning Rolling
Saturday 10.30 - 12.00 (am) BJJ Kids (7+)
Sunday 08.30 - 09.30 (08.30am-09.30am) OG - Catch Wrestling
  09.30 - 11.00 (9.30am-11am) BJJ Adults - All Levels

Privates and other possibilities are available on demand.

Please show up at Time and Respect our Code of Conduct.

General Information

Please consider that a Dojo is Place with a Set of Rules that have to be respected. We invite all Students and Visitors to take note of and respect them. You can find our Code of Conduct here.


The Team administrators will inform you about the procedure.