#037 - Paul Bridges

This week on the show we are joined by Professor Paul Bridges who holds a third-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – and can lay claim to being one of the pioneers of the art in the United Kingdom.

Having achieved a black belt in freestyle karate, he switched to BJJ after seeing Royce Gracie’s win UFC 1 and was awarded his black belt in 2009 by Marc Walder and Mauricio ‘Motta’ Gomes making Paul one of the UK “Dirty Dozen” (the first twelve UK born Black Belts).

Prof Paul is also the owner of Gracie Barra Hastings where he teaches alongside his wife Ali who is also a black belt in BJJ.