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Lotus Club Miami Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (LCM) is the newest primary location to learn Self Defense, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts here in South Miami. LCM Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts was established January 2, 2011 by Sensei Arvin “Ace’’ Panlasigui. Sensei Ace is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Tony Smith (Lotus Club Seattle) and has recently been promoted to 1st degree Black Belt by Master Moises Muradi (Coral Belt & Founder of Lotus Club Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu). With 17 years of experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and over 20 years of experience in martial arts, Lotus Club Miami offers one of the most detailed and comprehensive classes in Self Defense, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Nogi Submission Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). We offer several classes 6 days a week for kids ages 3 and up, woman and men at all ages and all sizes. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, completely new to martial arts, or you just want to have a fun hobby that keeps you in shape, Lotus Club Miami Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts has a program that’s right for you!
Lotus Club Miami Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts is centrally located in Kendall, FL just south of Miami and easily accessible from many neighboring cities including kendall, west kendall, cutler bay, palmetto bay, pinecrest, redlands, homestead, the keys and key largo. Please call or text (305) 924-2282 for questions regarding rates, class schedule, private lessons, seminar availability, or any other question you may have. You can also contact Sensei Ace directly.Ask him
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OUR CLASS SCHEDULE
Mon & Wed
6:30pm-7:30pm – Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
7:30pm-8:45pm – Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Tue & Thur
6:30pm -7:30pm – Kids NoGi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
7:30pm-8:45pm – Adult NoGi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
6:30pm-7:30pm – Kids NoGi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
No lessons for adults.
12:00pm-1:00pm – Adult NoGi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
BEHIND THE SCENES
Arvin “Ace” Panlasigui
Head coach of Lotus Club Miami
Born in NY, Arvin “Ace” Panlasigui quickly became involved in martial arts. At age 12 he earned his 2nd degree black belt in Tung Soo Do. At age 13, his family moved to Seattle, WA where he participated in tennis, wrestling and Judo. In 1993, the first UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) aired on TV. Ace immediately saw the value in Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) but there were no schools in WA at the time. In 1998, Ace was referred by a friend to check out a Jiu-Jitsu class with Marcello Alonso (Black Belt under Carlson Gracie). Unfortunately that school changed locations the very next day.
Later that year, he was contacted and invited to attend a BJJ seminar with (at the time) 8th degree black belt and UFC veteran Joe “The Gorilla” Moeira and (at the time) Lotus Club black belt Juliano Prado. Joe Moeira is now a Red Belt in BJJ and Juliano is now a 4th degree Black Belt. After over a year of training, at age 20, Ace competed in one of the first No Holds Barred events in WA. This competition was called “The rumble in the valley” which took place in Aug 1999, held at the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation. The term Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) did not exist at the time, the Brazilians referred to it as No Holds Barred (NHB) or Vale Tudo. With Carlson Gracie and Carlson Gracie Jr. in attendance, Ace dominated a much larger opponent in 7 min by arm bar. With that victory along with other fellow team mates, Lotus Club Jiu-Jitsu was growing in the Seattle area. After 3 years, head coach Juliano Prado, made a decision to move back to California.
Ace continued his training with fellow team mate Tony Smith. With Tonys vision and the following of Ace and others, Lotus Club continues to grow in the North West. Check out www.lotusclubjiujitsu.com for links to Lotus Clubs all around the world. After 12 years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a few years ofMixed Martial Arts, on Dec 1st 2009, Ace earned his black belt in BJJ becoming the first Filipino Black Belt under Lotus Club.
Moving to Miami FL, Ace carried the tradition and opened the 2nd Lotus Club Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Florida. Lotus Club Miami was established on Jan 2, 2011. Ace continues to teach, train and compete full time. His Dream is to compete in the UFC and to continue teaching and uplifting fellow team mates and students.