Project Description

JIU JITSU

Kids & Adult Classes

FOR FUN

FOR FITNESS

FOR COMPETITION

Beginners Classes

Our Jiu Jitsu/Grappling is a strong mix of wrestling and Gi Jiu Jitsu. We believe the two arts compliment each other perfectly and each fills in the gaps of the other meaning a stronger game in all areas.

Although our students do compete in BJJ, we do not consider ourselves a BJJ club, our influences over the years have been a good mix of wrestling coaches and BJJ coaches.

Our Wrestling influences/coaches. From early 2000 training with coaches under Eric Paulson of CSW, an MMA pioneer pre UFC. To Nathan Leverton of Leicester Shootfighters, coach to many UFC fighters and a big impact on our style. To more recently, Lyubo Kumbarov, multiple times Bulgarian National Wrestling Champion and long time wrestling coach at Rojer Gracie HQ London.

Our BJJ influences/coaches. Since 2013 has been John Will, 6th dan blackbelt and one of the first twelve non Brazillians to recieve a black belt, known famously in the BJJ world as one of the dirty dozen, John visits our academy each year and has become a good friend. To more recenty with Tom Barlow 2nd degree black belt and three time No Gi world champion, European champion and a regular commentator on the prestiges Polaris grappling events.

Some Of  The Function First BJJ Competition Team 

Our Coaches

John Will 6th Dan – more importantly a good friend

Lyubo Kumbarov a weekly regular on our mats. A true honour and a somewhat painful pleasure.

Tom Barlow at the academy. With weekly visits, Tom is having an impact on our team.

FUNCTION FIRST

TRAIN

WITHOUT LIMITS

It can all be taught safely.

With attention to detail and a culture of learning and listening everything can be taught safely.

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FACILITIES UNRIVALLED

From a clean safe training environment to Cryotherapy and flotation tank services, we take health and well being seriously

FUNCTION FIRST

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