#045 – Sarah Brown

#045 – Sarah Brown This week on the show we introduce our fantastic new Program Director Sarah Brown. As the program director, Sarah will be the first port of call for our existing and prospective members. While fairly new to BJJ Sarah is also passionate about climbing, CrossFit, travelling and nutritional therapy. Hear about it […]

#044 – Ricky Lam

#044 – Ricky Lam This week on the show we are joined by Ricky Lam, who holds multiple black belts in various martial art and has recently taken up BJJ with his family here at GBRL. He is the director of Premier Martial Arts in the UK owns multiple schools himself and has had a […]

#043 – Jakub Zajkowski

#043 – Jakub Zajkowski This week on the show we are privileged to be joined by Professor Jakub Zajkowski who is a Black Belt under Braulio Estima and an instructor at Gracie Barra Birmingham.  Jakub is a highly accomplished competitor having won big tournaments all around Europe. We talk a lot about competing, training, teaching, […]

#042 – Anthony Saunders

#042 – Anthony Saunders This week on the show we are joined by Coach Anthony Saunders. @asaundersbjj is a purple belt under @gazmurphy22 at @graciebarramiddlesbrough and @graciebarrahartlepool where he coaches! He is also a highly decorated competitor including winning at the national and European levels! Anthony shares his super-powerful story of how BJJ changed his life from being overweight and living a […]

#040 – Craig Tetley

#040 – Craig Tetley This week on the show we are joined by Professor Craig Tetley who is the owner and head instructor at Gracie Barra Bradford and a black belt under Prof Braulio Estima.  Prof Craig shares some great stories of starting out in the early days of BJJ in the UK and then […]

#039 – Nick Butterfield

#039 – Nick Butterfield This week on the show we are joined by Nick Butterfield who is a singer at Opera North and trains with us here at the academy along with his 2 young sons Wilfred and Sam. https://www.operanorth.co.uk/ @4hrdad @operanorth

#038 – Steve Campbell

#038 – Steve Campbell This week on the show we are joined by Professor Steve Campbell who is a 4th degree Black Belt and Owner of Stealth BJJ. Prof. Steve spent 8 years training at the Gracie Barra headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There he earned his black belt in January 2007 under Carlos […]

#037 – Paul Bridges

#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 […]

#036 – Marc Walder

#036 – Marc Walder This week on the show we had the privilege of being joined my Prof. Marc Walder. Marc is one of if not the earliest pioneer of BJJ in the UK starting out in the early 1990’s and the joint first British person to receive a black belt in the UK. We […]

#035 – Gareth Murphy

#035 – Gareth Murphy This week on the show we are joined by first-degree black belt under Victor Estima and owner of both Gracie Barra Middlesbrough and Hartlepool – Gaz Murphy