Simon started Brazilian Jiu Jistu training in 2009 at the BJJ School, one of Londons original academies. An active competitor at white and blue belt, medalling at numerous domestic tournaments,
Simon was rewarded his purple belt from IBJJF co-founder Leão Teixiera in 2012.
Soon after he spent 3 years living in South East Asia where he taught, trained and competed across the region while gaining his brown belt.
In 2017, after moving back to London, he was rewarded his black belt from 6th Dan BJJ legend, Helio Soneca. A highly technical player, competitor and passionate instructor.
Simon is a well-rounded martial artist who combines his BJJ with experience in boxing and judo.
Simon takes the Saturday class.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
A rapidly growing grappling sport and widely considered as the most complete martial arts for ground fighting, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is derived from a combination of traditional jiu jitsu, judo, and wrestling, with a focus on positional control and submissions attained using leverage and technique.
Predominantly focusing on grappling on the ground without the use of strikes, BJJ emphasises the use of leverage, speed and technical application over strength and power enabling a smaller person to control and submit a much larger opponent. A typical class consists of functional warm ups, some takedowns, positional technique repetition or drilling and controlled sparring, referred to as rolling. BJJ is both a highly effective martial art for self defense as well as a fun, technical and challenging combat sport.
Excercise Type : Anaerobic and stamina
Excercise Level : All Levels
Excercise Benefits : Rapidly builds fitness, mobility, flexibility and confidence.