Meet the Team!
Our Head Instructor, Josh, is a Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and is one of the only 2 active Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts in the UK.
Josh has trained in GJJ for 10 years and is versed in all programs. He has competitively fought in MMA Cagefights and is a regular Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor, having competed on shows such as Pantheon & SubSuperFights and tournaments including Empire, All Stars & ADCC UK!
Our Instructor, Francis, is a Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and is one of the only 2 active Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts in the UK.
Francis has trained in GJJ for 10 years and was awarded his Black Belt in Torrance, California in December 2019. He has competitively fought in MMA Cagefights and is a regular instructor at Origin GJJ taking classes weekly on Monday and Tuesday Evenings. Francis is also qualified in the Gracie Survival Tactics Program, teaching Law Enforcement Officers the best physical defences for the most dangerous attacks!
Our Women Empowered Instructor, Meg, is a Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Pink Belt. Teaching Women Empowered classes alongside Head Instructor, Josh, she completed her instructorship in July 2018 in California. Meg also takes the role of assistant coach in the competition classes on Tuesday evenings, having attended many Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competitions in the last year! As well as teaching weekly, Meg also runs the day to day going ons of Origin GJJ and is always at the club for any queries or questions!