Jacques Ward

(Purple Belt)

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


• Black belt Japanese JuiJitsu

Get to Know Jacques Ward

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

  • Desert island survival book

Describe your perfect Day that does not involve BJJ.

  • Early morning gym session, afternoon nap and a pint in the local pub.

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

  • Japan

What is your favourite memory about training?

  • Coming away knowing I had learned something new or had helped someone else on there jiu jitsu journey.

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

  • Harry Potter (Book).
  • Any Bruce Lee film.

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

  • Arm Drag / Arm bar

What has been your biggest challenge in martial arts?

  • Learning to control my nerves in a competition

What is your biggest success up until now?

  • Learning more each day and achieving the best that I can.

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

  • Why travel back? I always like to move foward…. it would also be cool to watch England win the 1966 world cup.

How would your friends describe you?

  • Green, big, strong…. and you wouldn’t like me when i’m angry.