knowledgeable, experienced bjj Coaching

"I have always been impressed how the excellent instructors manage to teach high-quality BJJ to hobbyists and competitors alike"

The coaches at Jiu-Jitsu Republic Oxford are passionate about BJJ and have fully dedicated themselves to training, teaching and competing in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

From the brand new beginner to the seasoned competitor the coaches are always able to help you achieve your own personal goal. Whether you want to compete or just keep fit and have fun the coaches are always happy to help.

Lee Renaut

Instructor Lee

Lee is a distinguished instructor and competitor of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on the UK scene. As a featherweight he has a teaching style that focuses on attention to detail and technique over strength; this along with his love of Jiu Jitsu and friendly personality could make him the ideal person to help improve your game.

Main Achievements (Black Belt):

IBJJF European Championship Bronze (2023) (Master 1)

IBJJF London Open Bronze (2023)

Level 2 Wrestling Coach (British Wrestling)

2 x IBJJF British National Champion (2018,2019)

IBJJF Paris Fall Open Silver (2019)

IBJJF London Open Silver (2017)

Main Achievements (Coloured Belts):

IBJJF European Champion (2013 Blue)

IBJJF No-Gi European Championship Silver (2012 Blue)

11 x IBJJF International medallist (2012 – 2015)

Instructor Lee
Instructor Joe

Joe Tacon

Instructor Joe

Joe started his martial arts training at the Oxford academy in 2015 and has gone from being an incredibly dedicated student and athlete to a highly respected instructor.

Joe’s day job as an engineer has given him the perfect base for breaking down techniques in a way that anyone from a brand-new beginner to advanced practitioner can understand.  

barbara Hale

BJJ Oxford Women Instructor

Barbara is a brown belt under Lee Renaut and has trained at multiple gyms across Europe throughout her BJJ career. Due to this variety, she has an expansive array of techniques for many different situations.

Barbara has also done self defence workshops for the “this girl can” charity, teaching self defence at Brunel University; making her the perfect instructor for our women’s only class.

Learn martial arts in Oxford with this incredibly talented instructor.


Main Achievements :

IBJJF European Championship bronze (2023)

UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Champion (2019)

UAEJJF British National Pro Champion (2019)

IBJJF Copenhagen Open Silver (2018)

BJJ Oxford Women Instructor