Neil Williams - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
Neil was the first Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ) black belt in the Rhondda-Cynon-Taff area. He was the first UKBJJA director representing Wales and currently holds this position on the UK Brazilian Jiujitsu national governing body board of Directors. Neil is the author of the junior national development framework for BJJ in the United Kingdom, a policy to grow Brazilian jiu-jitsu at grass roots level across the UK. Neil is a director / organiser of the largest junior BJJ development competition in the UK, the Welsh Kids and Junior BJJ league (WKBJJL)
Russ Evans - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
Russ is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ) Black belt under Professor Pedro Bessa. Russ has an impressive MMA and BJJ competition record including national championship gold medals. Russ has trained and competed for many years nationally. Russ is a Royal Marines Vet and is the CTC ambassador working with the Royal Marines RE ORG initiative to support serving and ex Royal marines.
Stephen is a multiple Welsh national Judo champion a multiple international Judo medallist, a former professional Judoka representing Wales and part of the National team coaching staff. Stephen runs the highly successful Dragon Judo academy based out of Cardiff. He is a qualified Personal trainer and Strength and conditioning coach. He is a Brazilian Jiujitsu brown belt under Professor Pedro Bessa, he is a multiple times national competition medallist and British BJJ champion.
Brad is an active professional Mixed martial arts fighter in the UK circuit and a fantastic record as an MMA coach, bringing through some very talented young fighters into the amateur and semi pro UK circuit. Brad has an extensive striking arts background holding black belts in Karate and a highly proficient kickboxer. In addition to his extensive striking skills Brad is a BJJ blue belt under Prof. Pedro Bessa
Richard Lewis / Mandy Lewis
Husband and Wife duo Richard and Mandy Lewis are both qualified kickboxing instructors under the Welsh Contact Kickboxing Association (WCKA). Mandy is a first degree black belt and highly skilled coach. Richard is an active kickboxing competitor and black belt grand champion (Continuous and kick light – 2013 and 2016). In addition Richard is one of the most active Brazilian jujitsu competitors in the UK and international seniors scene and holds a BJJ purple belt under Prof. Pedro Bessa. Richard also runs Pedro Bessa Brazilian Jiujitsu (Bridgend).