About Us

Club Mission

We seek to train with anyone who is willing to open his or her mind to quality martial arts without 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, and will not tolerate any aggressive attitudes or disrespectful behavior in our gym. Respect is earned here through dedication to training and a friendly and polite attitude inside and outside the classes. Equip yourself with the ability to efficiently defend yourself, or the technique to excel in competition, achieving self-discipline, obtaining a healthy body and mind, and gaining great friends along the way. We look forward to training with you!

Instructors

  • 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
All achievements at Black Belt Masters unless stated otherwise
  • 2017- UKBJJA British Open. Coventry, 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

    • 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

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

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt
  • Woman’s only & kids Jiu jitsu Instructor
  • Sports Massage Level 3 and 4
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt
  • Kid’s Jiu jitsu Instructor

  • 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

  • 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

  • UFC fighter
  • Submission wrestling for MMA coach
  • Fight record 17-2-0

howard.pjg
  • Ex pro boxer
  • 2nd Dan Taekwondo

howard.pjg
  • Specialist in lower back pain and rotator cuff injuries
  • 17 years experience yoga teaching
  • 11 years working as yoga therapist

howard.pjg
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu white belt
  • Hatha Yoga Teacher
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics instructor level 3
  • Kickboxing yellow belt
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