Michele Ghansah

(Purple Belt)

Amatuer MMA League Champion (Seni open Feather weight) Brazilian Jiujitsu Purple Belt,UKCC Olympic Wrestling Coaching Award,ABA Boxing Tutor,Assists in the teaching of Beginners and Intermediate Submission Wrestling and Brazilian Jiujitsu, Strength and Condition assistant
over 9 years experience in BJJ,He started Brazilian Jiujitsu in 2002 with the then Gracie Barra Brown Belt (Sal Rangel who became the chief instructor at the Gracie Barra Academy in Rio )

Since 2004 he has competed in virtually all the major Brazilian Jiujitsu and Submission Wrestling events as well as travelling to Portugal twice to compete in the prestigious CBJJ European Championships, He has also trained at the International Headquaters in the USA and competed in the 2011 World Championships .

Some of his achievements

Amateur MMA League Champion 2012) Bronze Medal 2011 British Open Championships no gi Purple Belt   Adult Fea Wt,Silver medal 2010 Gracie Invitational Submission Wrestling (no gi )Adults Intermediates,Silver medal 2007 European BJJ Championships Open weight Div Blue Belt Juveniles,Bronze medal 2007 EuropeanBJJ Championships Wt Div Blue Belt Juveniles,Gold medal 2005 Gracie Invitational BJJ Juveniles Open weight,Silver medal 2004 Dorset and Hampshire BJJ Juveniles Open weight

Major Awards

  • British Open Nogi 2009 – White Bronze
  • London Open Gi 2010 – Blue Silver
  • British Open Gi 2011 – Blue Silver
  • British Open Gi 2012 – Blue Silver
  • British Open Gi 2013 – Purple Bronze
  • Brritish Open Gi 2015 – Purple Gold

Grading Timeline

  • Started Nov 2007
  • Blue Dec 2009
  • Purple Jan 2013

Angelo Beales PROFILE

Black belt Japanese JuiJitsu

Get to Know Michele Ghansah

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?

  • Lapland

What is your favourite memory about training?

  • The feeling of accomplishment after every session

What 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?

  • Surviving

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