Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) instructor
Born in Bolton, living in Brixton.
Lived for extended periods in Los Angeles, Scandinavia, Rio, Phuket, Jordan
and Abu Dhabi, training and teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Competed in Judo, Sambo, MMA, BJJ and No Gi competitions all over the world and ran a very successful competition team with Combat Base Bolton up to 2014, before relocating to London. Trained with the best BJJ competitors and instructors on the planet, including Roger Gracie, Rafael Lovato Jr, Mauricao Gomes, Braulio Estima, Caio Terra, Chris Haueter, Remco Pardoel, Michael Bisping, Rampage Jackson and Neil Adams to name a few. In addition to competing, Carl is a BJJ/MMA reporter and has contributed to magazines and internet sites all around the world, including Grappling (US), Gong (Japan) Ultimate Athlete (US) and Jiu Jitsu Style (UK). Carl is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu referee and referee for the United Martial Alliance (UMA).
Sweeps and lapel chokes.
2nd Dan Applied Jiu Jitsu, 1st Dan Karate, Black belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, blue belt BJA Judo, Tree grade Sambo.
BSc (Hons) Sport Science and Coaching
Cycling, weight training and anything to do with improving my skills as a coach and competitor.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is always moving forward and progression is a never ending process; the same applies to all the instructors at Holistic Fitness. Steve has a dedicated team at Holistic Fitness, with many, many years of experience in a wide range of martial arts; with the addition of a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor at Holistic Fitness, the coaching staff goes from strength to strength. A very warm welcome awaits anyone interested in learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the club, as well as any of the other martial arts on offer.