Tags: UK

UK: Get the chance to learn from Garry Tonon while he’s in Birmingham on Jan. 11

SHARE THIS NEWS Garry Tonon, American “Lion Killer” of GMA Brunswick BJJ will be in the United Kingdom over the weekend for the Polaris event. But he has time to teach in Birmingham at 10th Planet while he’s not competing. Don’t miss the opportunity on Jan. 11 starting at 1 p.m. The cost will be…

Kywan Gracie fights at TKC 1, November 23rd in London

SHARE THIS NEWS Kywan Gracie Behring carries Jiu-Jitsu in his blood from both sides of his family. His mother, Kyrla Gracie is Grandmaster Carlos Gracie Sr.’s daughter and his father, Marcelo Behring was Rickson Gracie’s student and became an important Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter in the 1980’s before tragically passing away in 1995. The youngsters Kywan,…

GMA Roger Gracie Academy Buckinghamshire celebrates one-year anniversary

SHARE THIS NEWS Last weekend on Sunday, July 27, GMA Roger Gracie Academy Buckinghamshire celebrated a milestone. The RGA Bucks, led by Kev Capel, had their one-year anniversary. As part of the event, Roger Gracie came down to teach a class before grading some of the students. What followed was a barbecue in the rare…

Kev Capel of GMA RGA Bucks celebrates first degree promotion by Roger Gracie

SHARE THIS NEWS Kev Capel of GMA Roger Gracie Academy Buckinghamshire is celebrating his third year as a black belt. As a customary mark, the head instructor received a degree on his belt from Roger Gracie. Congratulations to Kev and the RGA Bucks. Learn more about RGA Buckinghamshire at www.rgaa.co.uk

GB Manchester celebrates 1 year anniversary with belt ceremony

SHARE THIS NEWS Last week, Gracie Barra Manchester which is owned by the Brazilian black belt Lucio Sergio Dos Santos celebrated its 1 year anniversary with a Jiu-Jitsu seminar and belt ceremony for 50 students including adults and children. Professor Lucio started Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2000 in the city of Rio de Janeiro where he…

Roger Gracie Promotes His First Female Black Belt in UK

SHARE THIS NEWS   Yasmine Wilson is the newest female Black Belt in UK. She trains under GMA Kev Capel, Roger Gracie in Buckinghamshire. Yas was promoted to Black Belt by Roger Gracie at an official opening ceremony last night.   This makes Yasmine the first Female to be promoted by the Legendary member of…

SHARE THIS NEWS Victor Estima knows what success in Jiu-Jitsu feels like, having been a top black belt competitor for years under the Gracie Barra banner and opening successful academies in the UK. To him, earning money can only get you so far on the road to happiness and success is not always deemed by…

Galvao reminisces on tough journey to winning ADCC 2011

SHARE THIS NEWS In 2011, Andre Galvao set out for a chance to win an ADCC title. Through struggles via immigration issues, minimal resources and other barriers, he was able to not only get to the UK but he won the whole event. Read up on Galvao’s own words as to what he went through…

Catch a Caio Terra seminar somewhere along his Europe tour this summer

SHARE THIS NEWS World Champion Caio Terra is known for his traveling escapades and seminar schedule. It seems like he’s always extending his knowledge somewhere but that’s because he’s always booked. After winning his rooster weight division at the 2013 Worlds at the start of June, he took off once again, this time to Europe.…

2013 UK WPJJC Trial Results: See Who Won in Dartford

SHARE THIS NEWS The Abu Dhabi WPJJC Trial for the UK competitors unfolded on Feb. 24 at the National Judo Club in Dartford. The event took place all day and the eventual winners of their categories received an all-expenses paid trip to the Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship in April. See names below to…

European No-Gi: Bernardo Faria wins the open class, Gracie Barra team champion

SHARE THIS NEWS The first ever European No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF championship took place this Sunday, in London, UK. World champion Bernardo Faria was the black belt absolute champion. He closed out the final with team member Dimitrius Souza. Bernardo wrote about it on his Facebook page: “I closed out the open class with my mate…

Wand’s devotion to Helio Gracie: “Thank you, Master”

SHARE THIS NEWS Wanderlei Silva is heading for London. Across the pond, alongside son Thor, taking a front row seat at UFC 121, Wand will teach ten seminars that, besides teaching his broad array of standup techniques, won’t be lacking in Jiu-Jitsu positions. A black belt in the gentle art, Wand recognizes the achievements of…