Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program is taught by 2018 UK BJJ ultra heavyweight champion and SBG UK BJJ blackbelt coach Mark ‘Spenna’ Spencer.
SBG are a worldwide organisation foundered by Matt Thornton that boast many top fighters such as Conor McGregor.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger assailant by using proper leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and choke holds to defeat the opponent. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training can be used for sport grappling tournaments, however it can be used in self-defence situations. Sparring (commonly referred to as rolling) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system. Since its inception in 1882, its parent art of judo was separated from older systems of Japanese Ju Jitsu by an important difference that was passed on to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: it is not solely a martial art, but it is also a sport, a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and, ultimately, a way of life. We train Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the lineage of Rigan Machado (a cousin of the Gracie family).