About Laxa Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Our Mission

Our goal as an Academy is to provide a safe and fun environment for people to learn BJJ in Uppsala.

Whether it is for self-defense, for fitness, competition, or simply to practice a new hobby, we want to be the best place for people to learn the gentle art.


The school’s curriculum will be designed and taught by Andrew Laxa.

Andrew Laxa has been traveling the world teaching and competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for the last 10 years. He has experience training in some of the best gyms in the world, as well as teaching people of different ages and backgrounds. He received his black belt in 2020 from one of Sweden’s pioneers in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Alan Finfou. In 2021 he decided to open up his own Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/BJJ Academy in Uppsala.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/BJJ

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/BJJ is a grappling martial art that focuses on using leverage to control and dominate an opponent. Its roots trace back to a school of Judo, which eventually found its way to Brazil. Today it is one of the most popular forms of Martial Art, as well as one of the fastest growing sports in the world.

Where can you find our BJJ Academy in Uppsala

We are conveniently located across ICA Luthagens Livs in downtown Luthagen. Cycling to us from anywhere in Uppsala is very easy. There are also plenty of spaces for parking within the area.