02 / 07 / 1987
How did you got started in martial arts?
I did kick boxing as a child but then got heavily involved in Waterpolo which I did until the age of 18. Then when I went to university I decided I wanted to return back to Martial Arts and discovered MMA. From MMA I then discovered Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and fell in love. Since then I have just decided to continue progressing in BJJ and Grappling.
What styles you have studied and who have you trained with?
Started in Nottingham with Lee Livingstone
Moved to Sheffield and trained under John Goldson who at the time was under Lucio Lagarto
Moved back to Nottingham after Uni and trained with Victor Estima and Lee Livingstone
What made you get into martial arts?
I have always been a fan of Grappling / Wrestling as a kid and being the younger of two strong brothers made me want to be like them. My brother started MMA when he went to uni just as it was starting to get popular in the UK so I decided to do the same but fell in love more with BJJ.
What titles have you won?
Not much of a competitor due to a busy lifestyle and I just love to train.
I was British Purple Belt Double Gold NO Gi Champion and I got Silver as a purple belt in the Gi
Where do you train / teach now?
I own Nottingham MMA
Who are the most well known fighters that you have trained?
I have trained with:
Rough House Squad:
Which was your favourite fight?
Has to be a BJJ match between Marcus 'Buchecha' Almeida VS Rodolfo Vieira in the 2012 IBJJF World Championships
To build a successful business
Any advice that you can give to aspiring martial artists / mma fighters?
Don't just train MMA. Learn all the individual aspects first and get good at each component. Wrestling is relatively under-appreciated in the UK yet wrestling is the key to MMA so anyone wanted to compete at a high level in MMA should become a proficient wrestler no matter if you are a stand up fighter or ground fighter.