Nine-time world champion and top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Lucas Lepri brought together over 80 Jiu-jitsu enthusiasts for a three-day camp at Club Punta Fuego, Nasugbu, Batangas last May 12 to 14, 2023. The practitioners got the chance to enjoy the calming, scenic sights of the world-class resort, while learning the ‘gentle art’ of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from the legend himself, Lucas Lepri.
“I am very happy to be back and I’m looking forward to doing more sessions this year not just in Luzon but in other parts of the Philippines as well”, Lepri explains.
The three-day seminar included four training sessions led by Lucas Lepri and Lucas Lepri Philippines’ instructors such as Philip Alegre, Ali Khatibi, and Chris Luna. The participants also experienced the luxurious accommodations and facilities of Club Punta Fuego, while soaking in the sun, sights, and sounds of the sea.
The event gathered beginners, advanced, and top black belts who share the love for the sport.
“We always remind our students that Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone. In this sport, there is nothing to be scared of.”, Coach Philip Alegre says.
True to their commitment towards providing everyone with the opportunity to learn and reap the benefits of the martial art, Lucas Lepri Philippines sponsored four students from Mano Amiga Academy, where they hold free BJJ classes every Saturday, to attend the getaway.
The kids left Nasugbu with an experience of a lifetime meeting and learning from the legend himself.
Mano Amiga students with Coach Philip Alegre, Professor Lucas Lepri, and Coach Pat Alegre
Lucas Lepri Philippines started holding this Jiu-Jitsu getaway in 2022 with the goal of bridging different practitioners from all skill levels and teams, allowing everyone to train together as one community.