instructors

Our club mission is to engage self-development and personal growth through effective martial arts. We pride ourselves in the progress of our less athletic students over the achievements of our more active members.

We seek to train with anyone who is willing to open their mind to quality martial arts without an ego, and to learn in a relaxed, friendly yet competitive environment. We stay true to the theory that our classes favour technique and efficiency of movement over brute force. We will not tolerate any aggressive attitudes or disrespectful behaviour in our gym.

Respect is earned through dedication to training with a friendly, polite attitude inside and outside the classes.

Equip yourself with the ability to efficiently defend yourself, develop the technique to excel in competition, achieve self-discipline, obtaining a healthy body and mind, as well as making friends along the way.

We look forward to training with you!

YOUSUF NABI

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  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
  • Owner and Head coach of Elements Martial art Brighton and Elements Network
  • Ranked 2nd Masters Black Belt athlete under UKBJJA UK ranking (August 2016)
  • 4x British Open Gold medallist
  • Checkmat team Representative under Marco Canha
  • Active competitor since 2005

BLACK BELT LINEAGE
Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Ricardo De La Riva > David Onuma > Yousuf Nabi

COMPETITION RECORD

  • 2017- UKBJJA British Open. Coventry, UK. 1st place. GOLD
  • 2017- National Masters. Hereford, UK. 1st place. GOLD
  • 2017- UKBJJA British Open. Coventry, UK. Absolute. 2nd place. Silver
  • 2017- IBJJF European Masters & Seniors. Barcelona, Spain. 2nd place. Silver
  • 2017- UKBJJA English Open No GI. Dartford, UK. 1st place. GOLD
  • 2017 - IBJJF Rome Open. Rome, Italy. 2nd place. Silver
  • 2017 - IBJJF Europen Nogi. Rome, Italy. 2nd place. Silver
  • 2017 - UAEJJF London Pro Grand Slam Tour, London, UK. 2nd place. Silver
  • 2017 - IBJJF European Championship, Lisbon, Portugal. 3rd place. Bronze
  • 2016 - UAEJJF Scottish Pro, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. 1st place. GOLD
  • 2016 - IBJJF London Open Absolute, London, UK. 3rd place. Bronze
  • 2016 - IBJJF London Open, London, UK. 3rd place. Bronze
  • 2016 - NAGA European championship, Amiens, France. 2nd place. Silver
  • 2016 - NAGA European championships No Gi, Amiens, France. (Pro division) 2nd place. Silver
  • 2015 - UKBJJA English Open, Datford, UK. 2nd place. Silver
  • 2015 - UKBJJA British Open Championships, Coventry, UK. 1st place. GOLD
  • Amateur MMA record 4-1

MIAD NAJAFI

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  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt 1st degree
  • BJJ Instructor
  • JKD Instructor
  • 25 Years Experience
  • Muay Thai Experience
  • Boxed for the Lynn athletic and selected to box for London ABA team
  • Osteopathy Background

BLACK BELT LINEAGE
Mitsuyo Maeda> Carlos Gracie> Carlson Gracie> Ricardo De La Riva> David Onuma> Miad Najafi

HOWARD NEWTON

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  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt
  • BJJ Assistant instructor
  • Kickboxing Black Belt
  • 20 Years Experience

NINA HULTIER

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  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt
  • Woman’s only & kids Jiu jitsu Instructor
  • Sports Massage Level 3 and 4t
  • English open 2015 blue belt- Bronze
  • British open 2015 blue belt- Bronze

Tony Hambos

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  • BJJ Brown Belt
  • Assistant instructor
  • 10 years grappling experience
  • 2017 British Open Brown belt masters champion

Dominic Dillon

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  • BJJ Brown Belt
  • MMA coach
  • Kids jiu jitsu coach
  • Ranked #10 at u75kg pro k1
  • ECFF K1 champion
  • ISKA champion
  • IBJJF London open 2016 Purple belt silver medal
  • Black belt in Multiple disciplines
  • Junior instructor in sambo
  • Pro MMA 5-3-0
  • Pro K1 4-1-0

Younis Nabi

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  • kids jiu jitsu coach
  • Assistant instructor
  • Over 7 years Grappling experience
  • Ibjjf London open 2015 Purple belt- Bronze

Kristian Wild

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  • Adult BJJ fundamentals coach
  • Kids Jiu jitsu coach

Roman Schnecker

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  • Bjj Blue belt
  • Judo Brown Belt
  • Judo fundamentals coach.

SAM PONT

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  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt
  • Gym instructor
  • Advanced personal trainer
  • Advanced kettlebell instructor
  • Paul check scientific core
  • Conditioning instructor
  • 15 years experience
  • Professional Advisor to many athletes in UK and abroad writing periodised conditioning routines and specific nutritional advice to help them reach peak performance

DANI VLAD

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  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt
  • Former Romanian Free-Style Wrestling National Champion and national team member
  • International Wrestling Coach
  • Chief Instructor for the Vlad Wrestling Association
  • Over 20 years experience
  • Level 2 UK Fitness Instructor
  • UK Ambassador for Knockout Bullying Campaign
  • Owner of Web and App Development Agency
  • 1-2-1 Wrestling 4 MMA/BJJ Training

BEN MURPHY

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  • Ex pro boxer
  • 2nd Dan Taekwondo
  • Qualified Yoga instructor

Matt Piechoki

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  • K1 coach
  • Southern Area Amateur WKMA/BIKMA Kickboxing Championship Title
  • Southern Area WKMA/BIKMA K1 Championship Title
  • English K1 WKMA/BIKMA Championship Title
  • British K1 WKMA/BIKMA Championship Title
  • Amatuer Battle Arena Bantamweight World Champion
  • Amatuer MMA 1-2-0
  • Pro k1 4-2-2