Our No-Gi BJJ & submission wrestling classes are challenging , intense , technical , and a LOT of fun.
All levels welcome to join in & let our experienced coaches assist you.
Click HERE to see when our adult No-Gi BJJ & submission wrestling sessions take place, and book into classes.
Our No-Gi classes are suitable for all levels - whatever stage of your grappling game your at. If you want to improve your ground game & overall fitness...No-Gi is a great session to attend!
Whilst Gi and no-Gi BJJ are very similar overall, the styles and way both classes are taught can be quite different. In standard BJJ classes a gi is worn, & a lot of set ups and grips are based on using the gi material. There are many manoeuvres that cannot be achieved in no-gi classes and vice versa. *e.g lapel or worm guard is impossible in no-gi.
No-Gi classes are intense, hard work.... and a lot of fun :) Come along and give it a try!
BJJ black belt
Judo black belt
Strong Wrestling background
Strength & Conditioning trainer & Kettlebell instructor
Silviu's experience in martial arts started when his father, a professional wrestler, began training him at just 6 years old! Silviu's wrestling skills developed under a fun but gruelling daily programme involving wrestling with bears and learning from the knowledge passed on from his father.
Silviu's arrival in the UK broadened his martial arts further as he discovered a different world of grappling. First it was BJJ, which he says 'blew his mind', and soon after Judo got him fascinated with its elegant strength. In the beginning it was challenging, as he had to put aside years of wrestling knowledge and start with a beginner's mind, learning BJJ techniques and then the same with Judo.
Each discipline came with its own set of skills, rules and principles. Once he understood them and got comfortable with them however, he quickly progressed and is now black belt in both BJJ and Judo.
Silviu feels that his combination of cross training & grappling skills combined has helped him master his game. He's a professional competitor in Judo, BJJ (Gi & No-Gi) , & Submission Wrestling. His Advice for anyone whatever stage your at of your grappling journey is..."Success doesn't come from one day to the next. It is achieved with consistency, dedication and patience. Grappling skills do not come overnight, but know that every time you practice you will improve and you will progress. And remember: at no point one stops learning! We are students for life!"
BJJ black belt
Judo black belt
Personal Training Coach
Wizard of technique explanation to all levels!
Tom holds a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Roger Gracie and is a 1st Dan black belt in Judo. He started both disciplines at the Budokwai, where he still teaches to this day. Thomas teaches adults and children's classes at the academy and places a large emphasis on fundamentals and efficient application of technique. He believes that Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone and if you give it time and patience, no matter how big or small you are, you can become a much stronger version of yourself. Tom says 'Remember a black belt is just someone who never gave up!'