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Lucas Wilhan Instructional Series:

Instructor Bio:

Lucas is a Gi and No-Gi experienced Black Belt Instructor and Competitor originally from Montreal, Canada.

In his competitor career he was multiple times IBJJF & UAEJJF Gold medalist and Gi & NoGi Pan American medalist. He has faced many of the current great names in the sport! His accomplishments:


-1st place ADCC Canadian Open Adult Advanced 2023

-1st place IBJJF Portland Open Adult Black Belt Gi 2023
-1st place ADCC Orange County Open Adult Advanced 2023 

-1st place CBJJF BC Provincial Open Gi Black Belt 2022

-2nd place IBJJF Austin Open No-Gi Black Belt 2022

-2nd place BCJJF No-Gi Pro summer series 2021

-1st place IBJJF Las Vegas Open No Gi-Black Belt 2019

-1st place UAEJJF Canada national pro- Brown Belt 2018

-1st place IBJJF Boston Open- Brown Belt 2018

-1st place IBJJF German Nationals- Brown Belt 2018

-3rd place IBJJF No-Gi Pans- Brown Belt 2017

-3rd place IBJJF Pans- Purple belt 2016

-1st place IBJJF New York Open No-Gi Purple Belt 2016

-1st place IBJJF Montreal Open- Purple belt 2016

Lucas started in combat sport as a wrestler in high-school, and as an MMA fan, he decided to try NoGi grappling at first. Soon after, while he studied Sociology in his major at Concordia University, he discovered Gi Jiu-Jitsu. Ever since he has moved up the ranks competing both in the Gi and NoGi.

He has a very technical approach to the sport and has been studying the art and watching the professional athletes since his early days in Jiu-jitsu. His unique high level knowledge of the most relevant systems in modern Jiu-jitsu alongside his own developments of lapel techniques and leg entanglements are base to our curriculum.


When it comes to instructing, Lucas started at blue belt and for over 12 years now he has been accumulating experience in teaching all levels of jiu-jitsu for adults, kids and competitors. During the pandemic, he specialized even more in private instruction and personalized training, adding to his group classes skills.

Course Outline:

Part 1: Intro and Z Guard

Part 2: Various Finishes from the leg entanglement

Part 3: Wrestling Up after attempting some finishes

Part 4: No-Gi folding pass and Deep Mount Pass

Part 5: Arm Triangle variations from the Deep Mount

Course Synopsis:

Part 1: Intro and Z guard entry to setting up the outside leg entanglement. 


Lucas shows his favourite entry into the “ashi garami” leg entanglement and explains how to get into the z-guard. He explains the control points and the why for this technique. 



Part 2: Various finishes from the leg entanglement 


From the leg entanglement he shows all of his favorite leglock finishes starting with the ankle lock and progresses to other high percentage leg locks from when the opponent defends. 



Part 3: Wrestling up after the attempting some finishes.


Lucas shows how he wrestled up in his ADCC Open wins in Orange County. 



Part 4: No-Gi folding pass and Deep mount pass


Here he shows his method to fold his opponent’s knees in Nogi and either back steps to pass or progresses to the mount. 



Part 5: Arm triangle variations from the dope mount 


Lucas shows his technique to win the ADCC Canadian Open and shows some follow ups if the opponent defends well.

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