Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

A friendly environment and a focus on constant self-improvement.

Technique First

Our training focuses on technique over strength, seeking to always apply skills in the most effective way.

Body & Mind Workout

Our aim is to improve as human beings every day. We are our own biggest opponent.

Self-Control, before controlling the opponent

Learn to act at the right moment, what to think before acting, and how to read the situation in order to choose the most effective movement.


Kaio Andrade’s History

Kaio has extensive experience in teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on a competitive level and
is a former Brazilian national champion.

“ I started training Jiu Jitsu in 1997 with the Konde Coma Team in Brazil where I met many good teachers and training partners.

A few years later when I had my blue belt I met Cesar Porto for the first time. Back then, Cesar was already an experienced black belt who became a good friend and a real Sensei, teaching me the art of Jiu Jitsu, skills and responsibilities. After more than 16 years as his student, I’m grateful to have had him guiding the way.

I dedicate this short summary of my Jiu Jitsu path to him.

At the age of 5 my mother introduced me to Karate. I practiced Karate all the way to my early teenage years. After that I also practiced a bit of full contact Kung-Fu, Aikido, and Capoeira. I eventually started to train Jiu Jitsu when I was 18 years old and I have been practicing ever since.

I believe that all martial arts have pros and cons, but I have always had a great passion for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu due to its effectiveness, reliability and philosophy. It is a martial art that focuses on realistic techniques, teaches self control, timing and patience. It is one of the few effective modern martial arts that allows the physically weaker individual to win over the stronger.

The journey towards the black belt was not an easy one… Dedication and persistence were key.

On my path towards my black belt I also managed to become the Espírito Santo State Champion twice as well as the 2002 Brazilian National Champion in São Paulo. “

                                                                                 – Kaio Andrade


The Mission

To teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with responsibility and passion under a friendly, fun, respectful and healthy atmosphere, preparing our students for adverse situations and provide them with the right tools to deal with those situations in the best possible way.
In addition, we also want to support the athlete who wants to compete on a higher level and assist him/her in creating their pathway to becoming a successful fighter.

BJJ Lotus Club @ Southport

Lotus Club became active in 2014 and is a growing martial arts club in Southport.
We are proud to have many talented fighters who have put on
great performances in past competitions around Queensland.
BJJ Lotus Club Southport is a branch of Lotus Club in Brazil under Kaio Andrade’s Supervision.

Rickson Gracie Cup in Japan 11/07/2016
Lotus Member
Lotus Member
Lotus Member
Lotus Member
Lotus Member
Lotus Member
Brisbane BJJ Championship
South-East Queensland BJJ Championship
South-East Queensland BJJ Championship
After Competition
Brisbane BJJ Competition 13/03/2016
After Championship
Nagisa – Brisbane BJJ Championship 13/03/2016
Bobak – Brisbane BJJ Championship 13/03/2016
Sergio – Brisbane BJJ Championship 13/03/2016
Kevin – Brisbane BJJ Championship 13/03/2016
Jack – Brisbane BJJ Championship 13/03/2016
BBQ – 17/02/2016
BBQ – 17/02/2016


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
4:30pm – 5:50pm
Women Only
5:20pm – 5:50pm
Kids 5-8
Private classes Private classes Private classes
6:00pm – 7:30pm
BJJ Fundamentals
6:00pm – 7:30pm
BJJ Studying
6:00pm – 7:30pm
6:00pm – 7:30pm
BJJ Practicing
10:30pm – 12:00pm
Open Mat
Private classes Private classes Private classes Private classes
BJJ Kids Kids classes (creating smart kids, bulling proof, self-confidence);
BJJ Fundamentals Fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
BJJ Intermediate It’s about polishing the techniques.
BJJ No-Gi Hooks and leverage without relying on fabrics.
Private Classes Scheduled by one or more students who want to improve or fix techniques in specific scenarios.

Pizzas / Events




Regular Students




Lotus Club Instructors

From Cesar Porto

Cesar Porto
Cesar Porto

Cesar Porto

Laranjeiras, Espírito Santo - Brazil
Kaio Andrade
Kaio Andrade

Kaio Andrade

Southport, Gold Coast - Australia

Alex "Pitbull" Sandro

Serra, Espírito Santo - Brazil
Cesar Porto

Cesar Porto

Laranjeiras, Espírito Santo - Brazil
Kaio Andrade

Kaio Andrade

Southport, Gold Coast - Australia

Alex "Pitbull" Sandro

Serra, Espírito Santo - Brazil

Student’s words

We are proud to be the nest of champions, but beforehand, proud to practice our martial art under a friendly, respectful and healthy atmosphere. At Lotus gym you can expect to build strong friendships, improve your confidence and become more fit and agile.

Gina Yoon

Learn more and more!

26th October 2015

I just want to learn moreeee! 😀

Gina YoonKorean | White Belt
Gyudong Lee

...you'll love this sport for sure!

26th October 2015

This is an awesome place! Friendliest people ever. Once you start, you’ll love this sport for sure! 

Gyudong LeeKorean | White Belt

Pleasure to be part of a great Club and Family.

26th October 2015

Truly exist, passion, power, grace, family and pure technique. Pleasure to be part of a great Club and Family. 

JackNew Zealand/Australian | White Belt

We consider and enhance each other

26th October 2015

Lotus club has good energy, friendly people and makes us stronger both physically and mentally. We consider and enhance each other. It is a place where we can learn not only Jiu Jitsu but also so much more!

Nagisa "Calamari Chan" TsumadoriJapanese | White Belt

Jiu Jitsu has changed my life

29 October 2015

Kaio is truly an exceptional teacher. He is dedicated, motivating and friendly. I can without a doubt say that my life has changed to the better since becoming a part of Lotus club. Great Atmosphere and energy among the fighters. See you on the mat 😉

ImanSwedish/Persian/Aussie | White Belt
Kevin Naderi

Lotus is my second family

04 November 2015

Lotus is my second family, Master Kaio is a great teacher and role model. Welcome!!!

Kevin NaderiSwedish/Persian| White Belt

Benefits of Training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

There are many physical and mental benefits of participating in sports and physical activities. Below you will find a list of some of the benefits you can expect to gain while training with us at Lotus club.

Bully-Proof kids

When compared to other forms of martial arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a relatively nonviolent method of self-defence. Its effective and realistic techniques utilise leverage, momentum, locks and holds that can neutralise stronger and heavier opponents. When taught the appropriate rules of engagement in a school setting, a child with basic knowledge of BJJ will have the right tools to fend off a bully.

Builds raw strength

Although Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is considered to be a relatively ‘soft’ fighting style, it still consists of many techniques that requires you to perform explosive movements. Because of this, almost all jiu jitsu practitioners will build more muscles over time and feel stronger after only a couple weeks of training.

Improves endurence/cardio

As a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner you will feel your stamina improving significantly only after a couple of weeks training. This is due to the long duration of the physical demands of our training.

Improves confidence

Unlike other sports, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu puts you in positions where you have to overcome strength and size disadvantages, control your breathing, and constantly think about the next possible moves while under pressure. To be able to maintain control when put to the test is a powerful tool to possess both on and off the mat.

Helps manage stress

Training BJJ is a great way of “recharging your batteries”. The intensive training as well as constantly thinking about performing techniques correctly will get most people to forget about their everyday work/life obligations and stress. Almost all of our students feel that coming to training relieves some of their stress and helps them become more mentally relaxed and happy.

Learn self-defence

An aggressor with no knowledge of ground fighting will stand little chance against a BJJ practitioner if taken to the ground. BJJ’s realistic and effective style has caused it to be recognized worldwide and is today a critical component of mixed martial arts fighting (e.g. The Ultimate Fighting Championships). Because of this, BJJ is considered to be one of the best martial arts for self-defence.  At Lotus club, specific self-defence classes will be available for students in order to increase their understanding and knowledge of how to deal with dangerous real life situations. 

Improves mental toughness

While practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu you will become better at controlling emotions like anger, anxiety and fear. You will learn to persevere through pain and discomfort which in turn will improve your mental toughness.

Become more agile/flexible

Over time you will become more agile and flexible due to a variety of exercises that you will be performing. You will also see improvements in your balance and body coordination as a result of our training.

Helps reduce body fat

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is very demanding and burns away a lot of your calories. By training BJJ on a frequent basis you will lose a lot of body fat and improve your cardiovascular system. It really is a great option for keeping fit.




You are more than welcome to visit our gym at 69 Nerang Street during our training sessions. Alternatively, you can contact us via email or mobile phone and we will try to get back to you
as soon as possible.