About me 

From an early age I was obsessed with sports.

Throughout my life I competed in a variety of disciplines, including: combat sports
(kick-boxing, submission wrestling, bjj and judo); athletics, and basketball among many.

 Storming through high school collecting medals I found myself infatuated with martial arts - I would read, study and practise as much as I was able to in order to learn and discover the most effective self-defence systems. Once I started practising Jiu-Jitsu, I knew I have found something very unique. I committed to focusing on exploring it straight from the source. I expatriated to the UK with the mission to train with the world's best Jiu-Jitsu practitioners. This is how my Jiu Jitsu training and coaching career has begun.

In 2018 I was awarded a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and my coaching career became a full time job. I am currently one of the Professors at the prestigious Roger Gracie Academy based in London and I also teach at Elevate Martial Arts and Strength (affiliate of Roger Gracie in Richmond). 

I continue to teach group and 1:1 classes not only for jiu-jitsu, but also for kick-boxing, self -defence and general conditioning. 



Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Roger Gracie 

BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award Certificate in Self-Defence Instruction

Personal Trainer Level 3 

Fitness Instructor to Music Level 2 

Yoga Teachers Training course 200hrs Ashtanga/Vinyasa

BA in Tourism and Gastronomy (Research on Nutrition)

Masters Degree UCL: Language and Psychology 

Some of my most recent achievements:

Gold medal at the 2018 UAE Grand Slam in Rio de Janeiro 

Gold Medal at the 2018 IBJJF European Championships in Lisbon

Gold Medal at the 2017 IBJJF World Championships in Las Vegas 

Professional Certificates 

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