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Video Introduction

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu



Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the world's fastest growing martial arts. It teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger opponent by using good technique and leverage. This is achieved through the skill of taking an opponent down to the ground, setting up, using positioning and techniques to render your adversary harmless.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training can be used for self defense, sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and is a major element within mixed martial arts (MMA). Sparring commonly referred to as 'rolling' and live drilling play a major role in training. It is an excellent form of fitness developing stamina, flexibility, balance, coordination, and core stability. In addition it will develop confidence, positive mentality and is a great way of meeting new people.

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is a lifelong sport that is always developing and open to creative thinking.

Gavin See

Our BJJ chief instructor Gavin See started his BJJ journey in 2000, back in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he is originally from. There he obtained his blue belt in 2001, and in 2008 relocated to London, joining the Roger Gracie Academy upon his arrival.

He obtained his purple, brown belts and eventually his Black Belt from Roger Gracie in December 2017.

He has a passion for the art on all levels, including all other martial arts and combat sports. He has been an avid competitor in his early years, and continues to drive his passion for learning and knowledge.

Competition Record:
  • 2009 Brighton BJJ Open - competitor (blue belt)
  • 2010 London BJJ Open - competitor (blue belt)
  • 2010 BJJ British Open - 2nd place (blue belt)
  • 2011 Brighton BJJ Open - competitor (blue belt)
  • 2011 IBJJF London Open - 2nd place (blue belt)
  • 2012 World Pro Trials UK - competitor (purple belt)
  • 2012 IBJJF London Open - 2nd place (purple belt)
  • 2012 IBJJF London Open No-Gi - 2nd place (purple belt)
  • 2013 IBJJF European Open - competitor (purple belt)
  • 2013 World Pro Trials UK - 3rd place (purple belt)
  • 2013 IBJJF London Open - 2nd place (purple belt)
  • 2013 BJJ British Open - 2nd place (purple belt)
  • 2013 Brighton BJJ Open - 2nd place (purple belt)
  • 2013 Southern BJJ Open - 2nd place (purple belt)
  • 2013 World Pro Trials Poland - 2nd place (purple belt)
  • 2014 BJJ British Open - competitor (purple belt)
  • 2014 IBJJF London Fall Open - 2nd place/ 3rd place open (brown belt)
  • 2018 IBJJF European Open - competitor (black belt)
  • 2018 IBJJF London Winter Open - 2nd place (black belt)