Author: Dave Briggs

Site updates

After neglecting things for a while now I am putting some effort into bringing things up to date.  This will involve reviewing some of the information on here, and possibly just linking the videos to my YouTube channel, rather than

Ben Poppleton Seminar 27th February

We have 3rd Degree Black Belt, Ben Poppleton in the UK and coming to teach, what promises to be another first class training session on Monday 27th February.  The interest each time Ben visits us has increased so please contact me

Technical difficulties

My apologies for the lack of updates over the past few months, but due to technical difficulties I have been unable to add new content to the site.  Hopefully that all sorted and I will do my best to bring things

Congratulations for stripes at Tamworth

Congratulations to the lads from the Fight Hub, Tamworth on receiving stripes on their respective belts. Josh, Brad, Reiss, Chris, Dan and Dave.  Keep up the good work lads.  

More Academy success

A huge congratulations to recent BJJ Blue Belt, Mark Bermingham.  He competed this past weekend in the British Master Judo Championships in Edinburgh.  He won gold in his -66kg Open Blue Belt and below bracket, then went on to compete in

Congratulations for latest grades

A big congratulations for the guys who got graded this past Monday (26 Sept). Sam Docherty, Allan Davis, Tim Chan all received stripes to their White Belts.  Carl and Josh Pykett got their first stripes on their Blue Belts.  Craig

New Blue Belts

Congratulations to the four lads who received their Blue Belts following Ben’s session this past Monday.  All four of the lads have shown great improvements and thoroughly deserve their grade awards.  They have displayed patience and determination, as well as progressing

Another great seminar with Ben Poppleton

This past Monday saw us have another incredible seminar with Ben.  This time he covered the half guard, going over some crucial fundamentals.  It’s important to remember that Ben trained extensively in Brazil under Gordo – the man credited for

Ben Poppleton videos

All the video clips from Ben’s seminars – December 2015 and this past July are now available to view. |They give a great insight into his perspective of BJJ training and he demonstrates some superb fundamental techniques – enjoy!

Belt promotion

A huge congratulation to Alex Bristow after I had the honor of presenting him with his Purple Belt last.  Anybody who has had the pleasure of training with Alex can testify to his abilities.  He has a=had a good year