Grading Timeline

  • Started Nov 2001
  • Blue Dec 2004
  • Purple Jan 20007
  • Brown  Jan 2009
  • Black   jan 2013



Major Awards

Gracie Barra Coach ( Black Belt Braulio Estima Team),Trained at Gracie Barra Main Academy (Rio Brazil 2005),
World Amateur Mauy Thai Coach Registered in Thailand 1993(Trained in Muay Thai since 1984),British Freestyle Wresting Coaching Qualification 2004(Level 1)
FILA( Olympic Recognised) Grappling Coach Diploma 2007,Qualified In Sports Therapy and Strength and Conditioning

Since 2004 he has competed in virtually all the major Brazilian Jiujitsu and Submission Wrestling events as well as travelling to Portugal to compete in the prestigious CBJJ European Championships. He has also traveled to Brazil to train in the Gracie Camp and the Gracie Barra Academy in Rio.

Competed in 5 Brazilian Jiujitsu European Championships and World Masters/ Seniors Championships (Brazil)

Competitor -Europeans 2010 & 2011 Great Britain vs Brazil Brown Belt Teams(Vs Raphael Mendes(2010) and Augusto Tanquinho Mendes(2011) )
Bronze Medal in World Masters and Seniors Brazilian Jujitsu Championships 2005 senior 3/blue) Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Bronze Medal European Brazilian Jujitsu Championships 2007 (Purple Belt Lt wt sen 3),Gold Medal in European Brazilian Jujitsu Championships .2005. (Senior 3 Feather wt (blue),Silver Medal in European Brazilian Jujitsu Championships 2004 (Uk Blue Belt Team),Bronze Medal in European Brazilian Jujitsu Championships 2004 ( Senior 3 Absolute blue),Silver Medal in European Brazilian Jujitsu Championships uk blue belt team ( hvywt)2004

Mixed Martial Arts,Semi Pro UKMMA competitor amateur andExtremeFighters show 3.0.1,2005 Amateur MMA UK Fightstarters Feather wt Champion- 3.0 .0 (Marc Goddard event Stevie B),KSBO MMA bouts ( 4 bouts),Muay Thai Bouts,11 bouts ( 11.0.0 mainly Porchester Hall BMTA events 1986-89),

Undefeated Taekwondo British Champion 1982,83,84,85,86,87,88( competed in over 200 bouts,1 Olympic Games,3 World Championships ,3 European Championships,Great Britain Olympic Games Competitor 1988(Taekwondo),Sombo English Championship bronze medal 2006

Freestyle wrestling and Sambo Wrestling Competitor


Black belt Japanese JuiJitsu


What would you want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island (no mobile or friends/family)?

MP3 Player

Describe your perfect Day that does not involve BJJ.

At the gym early and a nice pint in the afternoon.

Where do you most want to travel apart from the obvious …Brazil, but have never been?


What is your favourite memory about training?

The feeling of accomplishment after every session

Who is your favourite Film? What is your favourite book?

Enter the Dragon
The Wee Free Men

What was your favourite technique in BJJ/MMA /Wrestling?

Lapel Choke

What has been your biggest challenge in martial arts?

Learning to control adrenaline when under pressure

What is your biggest success up until now?


If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?

1966 – watch England win the world cup

How would your friends describe you?

You would have ask them