• No-Gi Takedowns

    About

    This class covers the basics of the no-gi takedown game, with a focus on techniques and strategy for submission wrestling and no-gi BJJ.

    Trainers

    • Greg Lawson
    • Adam Janacek
    • Greg Lawson

      A black belt is just a white belt who never quit.

      Greg began studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2001 under the Ribeiro Brothers while attending Oberlin College, in Oberlin Ohio. He earned his blue and purple belts under Saulo, visiting Rio De Janeiro in 2003 to train with Professor Ribeiro at Academia Gracie Tijuca. After graduating from Oberlin in 2004, Greg moved to Boulder, Colorado, where he trained at Easton BJJ under Amal Easton. Greg began a graduate program at UC Riverside in 2005, and met  Mauricio ‘Tinguinha’ Mariano while in Southern California. Greg trained directly under Tinguinha for almost 6 years, and was awarded his black belt in March of 2011. Greg holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Geology.

      Skills

      • Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
      • Brown belt (Sankyu) in Judo

      Archievements

      • 2nd Place, Men’s Advanced Welterweight division, 2005 North American Submission Wrestling Championships
      • Quarterfinalist, Men’s Purple belt middleweight division, 2006 Pans
  • All Levels

    About

    Our all-levels course is a bridge between our beginner and advanced classes. Like the beginner classes, we begin with a warmup involving Jiu-Jitsu specific movements, follow the warmup with technique instruction and practice, and finish with positional drilling and free sparring. Typically, the all-levels course will focus on techniques from the beginner curriculum, but in a more strenuous, 90 minute class.

    Trainers

    • Greg Lawson
    • Greg Lawson

      A black belt is just a white belt who never quit.

      Greg began studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2001 under the Ribeiro Brothers while attending Oberlin College, in Oberlin Ohio. He earned his blue and purple belts under Saulo, visiting Rio De Janeiro in 2003 to train with Professor Ribeiro at Academia Gracie Tijuca. After graduating from Oberlin in 2004, Greg moved to Boulder, Colorado, where he trained at Easton BJJ under Amal Easton. Greg began a graduate program at UC Riverside in 2005, and met  Mauricio ‘Tinguinha’ Mariano while in Southern California. Greg trained directly under Tinguinha for almost 6 years, and was awarded his black belt in March of 2011. Greg holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Geology.

      Skills

      • Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
      • Brown belt (Sankyu) in Judo

      Archievements

      • 2nd Place, Men’s Advanced Welterweight division, 2005 North American Submission Wrestling Championships
      • Quarterfinalist, Men’s Purple belt middleweight division, 2006 Pans
  • Advanced

    About

    Our advanced classes run for 90 minutes, and follow the same basic progression (warmup-technique practice-sparring) as our beginner and all levels courses. The advanced courses are set apart by their focus on more sport-specific aspects of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and include longer sparring sessions. Advanced classes offer students a chance to work on advanced techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

    Trainers

    • Greg Lawson
    • Greg Lawson

      A black belt is just a white belt who never quit.

      Greg began studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2001 under the Ribeiro Brothers while attending Oberlin College, in Oberlin Ohio. He earned his blue and purple belts under Saulo, visiting Rio De Janeiro in 2003 to train with Professor Ribeiro at Academia Gracie Tijuca. After graduating from Oberlin in 2004, Greg moved to Boulder, Colorado, where he trained at Easton BJJ under Amal Easton. Greg began a graduate program at UC Riverside in 2005, and met  Mauricio ‘Tinguinha’ Mariano while in Southern California. Greg trained directly under Tinguinha for almost 6 years, and was awarded his black belt in March of 2011. Greg holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Geology.

      Skills

      • Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
      • Brown belt (Sankyu) in Judo

      Archievements

      • 2nd Place, Men’s Advanced Welterweight division, 2005 North American Submission Wrestling Championships
      • Quarterfinalist, Men’s Purple belt middleweight division, 2006 Pans
  • Open Mat

    About

    Open mat sessions are unstructured practices where students are free to come to the gym and work on whatever aspects of grappling they please. It is a great time to drill some new techniques, isolate a position, or roll with a new training partner.

    Trainers

    • Greg Lawson
    • Conan Schafer
    • Jerad Downs
    • Jerad Downs

      Jerad began his martial arts training as a teenager, studying Tai-Jutsu under Steven Jennum from 13-16. He followed Tai-Jutsu with fencing, practicing from 16-19 and competing locally and nationally. He began grappling in 2007, and hasn’t looked back since. He was promoted to blue belt in 2013 by Greg Lawson.

      Jerad began his martial arts training as a teenager, studying Tai-Jutsu under Steven Jennum from 13-16. He followed Tai-Jutsu with fencing, practicing from 16-19 and competing locally and nationally. He began grappling in 2007, and hasn’t looked back since. He was promoted to blue belt in 2013 by Greg Lawson.

      Skills

      • Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

      Archievements

      • 2nd place, Men’s Advanced No-Gi, 155-169, Victory Grappling Championships, Dec. 2013
      • 3rd place, Men’s Blue Belt 155-169, Victory Grappling Championships, Dec. 2013
    • Greg Lawson

      A black belt is just a white belt who never quit.

      Greg began studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2001 under the Ribeiro Brothers while attending Oberlin College, in Oberlin Ohio. He earned his blue and purple belts under Saulo, visiting Rio De Janeiro in 2003 to train with Professor Ribeiro at Academia Gracie Tijuca. After graduating from Oberlin in 2004, Greg moved to Boulder, Colorado, where he trained at Easton BJJ under Amal Easton. Greg began a graduate program at UC Riverside in 2005, and met  Mauricio ‘Tinguinha’ Mariano while in Southern California. Greg trained directly under Tinguinha for almost 6 years, and was awarded his black belt in March of 2011. Greg holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Geology.

      Skills

      • Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
      • Brown belt (Sankyu) in Judo

      Archievements

      • 2nd Place, Men’s Advanced Welterweight division, 2005 North American Submission Wrestling Championships
      • Quarterfinalist, Men’s Purple belt middleweight division, 2006 Pans
    • Conan Schafer

      Conan Schafer is a 16 year veteran of the Lincoln Police Department, and a 30 year veteran of the martial arts. He has trained in Tae Kwon Do, Goju Ryu Karate, and Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu. He earned a 2nd degree black belt in JiuJitsu under Sensei John Roseberry, and was the head JiuJitsu instructor at

      Conan Schafer is a 16 year veteran of the Lincoln Police Department, and a 30 year veteran of the martial arts. He has trained in Tae Kwon Do, Goju Ryu Karate, and Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu. He earned a 2nd degree black belt in JiuJitsu under Sensei John Roseberry, and was the head JiuJitsu instructor at Roseberry’s Martial Arts. He earned his blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2013 under Greg Lawson

      Skills

      • Blue Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
      • 2nd degree JiuJitsu black belt under John Roseberry
  • Beginner

    About

    Beginner classes at Lincoln Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Center introduce students to fundamental techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, self-defense techniques, and basic aspects of sport Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Beginner classes are one hour long, and include a warmup with BJJ specific movements, technique instruction and practice, and typically finish with positional drilling.

    Trainers

    • Greg Lawson
  • Youth 4-7

    About

    Class for younger children that teaches the basic movements of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a fun, enjoyable format.

    Trainers

    • Greg Lawson
    • Conan Schafer
    • Jerad Downs
  • Youth 8-15

    About

    Our youth 8-15 classes focus on providing school age students with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Students work on sport and self-defense aspects of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a 50 minute class.

    Trainers

    • Greg Lawson
    • Conan Schafer
    • Jerad Downs