Carl Gooden

(Brown Belt)

Major awards (Medals in BJJ/MMA events)

  • British Open Gold- 2010 (white belt),2011 (blue belt),2012 (blue belt).
  • British open Bronze- 2013(blue belt).
  • London international Silver- 2011
  • Brighton Open Gold- 2014
  • Kleos Bronze- 2014

Grading Timeline

  • Started  Nov 2008
  • Blue Belt December 2010
  • Purple Belt May 2013
  • Brown Belt

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE (Other martial arts to have done ,European and International events ,MMA and seminars attended)

  • Muay Thai
  • Judo (yellow belt)
  • Braulio Estima seminar x2
  • Renato Migliaccio seminar x2
  • Bruno Alves.

Get to Know Carl Gooden

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

 Drum Kit

Describe your perfect Day that does not involve BJJ.

Spending time with family.

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

Los Angeles

What is your favourite memory about training?

First competition

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

 Favourite film- Goodfellas

  Favourite Book- The Bourne Supremacy

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

 At the moment lapel chokes.

What has been your biggest challenge in martial arts?

In BJJ trying to overcome claustrophobia.

What is your biggest success up until now?

In life my children. In BJJ fighting the nerves and apprehension to compete for the first time.

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

 1966. World Cup.

How would your friends describe you?

 Loyal. Dependable. Not scared of trying new things.