Welcome to Sheffield Jiu-Jitsu

The only school in the UK that teaches the Valente Brother's Fighting Foundations

Welcome to Sheffield Jiu-Jitsu

My name is Christopher Charalambous. I am the head instructor here at Sheffield Jiu jitsu & self defence. I first started training Jiu Jitsu in Derbyshire, England at the age of 29. Upon completing my first year of training, I felt what I learned was incomplete and that something was missing. After doing some soul searching and a lot of research, I decided to travel to Miami. There I learned Jiu-Jitsu from the world-famous Valente Brothers. Training with the Valente’s has changed my life and opened my mind to the world of Jiu Jitsu and martial arts.

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The Valente Brothers

The Valente Brothers were taught by the late Helio Gracie. They are now the third generation of the Valente family who were taught by Helio Gracie. They are well known around the world of martial arts. The Valente’s are committed to teaching Helio Gracie's modified version of the traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu. Commonly known as Gracie Jiu-Jitsu,the Valente’s teach it strictly as Helio taught it. This is a purely self defence form of martial arts, ideal for any kind of scenario that requires you to defend yourself. The Valente Brothers style of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is designed to help people to defend themselves against a far larger & stronger aggressor.

About us

At Sheffield Self Defence we utilise the insight that Christopher has been afforded by the Valente brothers. We have developed our own programmes to help people deal with real life, violent situations. If you are living in the South Yorkshire and Derbyshire area, Sheffield, Dronfield and Chesterfield, our defence courses can help you to develop the necessary skills to transform yourself both physically and mentally.