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Ascend Athletics is a proud affiliate of Lucas Lepri BJJ, a family of schools working together to share the knowledge of jiu jitsu and the value of the jiu jitsu lifestyle.

Professor Lucas Lepri is a distinguished champion, accomplished teacher, and effective leader, and his commitments to respect, dedication, focus, and teamwork are reflected among the members of his association.

We are proud to share his vision and represent Lucas Lepri Singapore.




Professor Lucas Lepri is a 9x Black Belt World Champion and BJJF Hall of Fame.
Head Instructor, Lucas Lepri, is one of the most accomplished and decorated jiu jitsu athletes in the world. He is a 9-time black belt World Champion and has won every major jiu jitsu tournament in the world, a feat accomplished by only a handful of athletes in history. His black belt competition record began in 2007 with a resounding victory at the World Championships. In 2014, he achieved an unprededented winning streak, clinching the World title again widely acclaimed as the most dominant performance of the 2014 World Championship tournament. Lucas' success continued in 2016, where he secured another gold medal at the 2016 World Championships, described by Flograppling as “flawless", as he submitted his way to yet another gold medal. Renowned as one of the most prolific grapplers on the planet, Lucas has channeled his championship level abilities to the coaching realm-leading his school to the 2016 Charlotte Open Championship in only its second year of existence. Lucas is from Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil and came to the US in 2009 to be an instructor at Alliance, New York City. After 3 years of instructing in New York, Lucas spent 2 years instructing at the Alliance US headquarters in Atlanta, GA, alongside Master Romero “Jacaré” Cavalcanti. Though not all great athletes make great instructors, Lucas’ instructor training grounds have been among the best in the world and his student’s successes are a testament to his teaching and coaching abilities. He has produced many World, Pan, and European medalists and people have moved from all over to train with Lucas full-time.

In 2022, Professor Lucas Lepri was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame, a special and prestigious award, given to a select few, to commemorate his exceptional achievements and contributions to the sport of jiu jitsu over the past 22 years.

This recognition solidifies his standing as one of the best of all time.

Lucas Lepri

IBJJF Hall of Fame

BJJ Heroes


Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie> Sergio Bolão> Mauro Chueng> Elan Santiago> Lucas Lepri

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