Our BJJ lineage traces back to Rio de Janeiro. Carlos Gracie Senior awarded a black belt to his son Carlos Gracie Junior (Carlinhos). Carlinhos awarded the rank of black belt to his nephew Roger Gracie in 2004. Roger Gracie is considered the greatest competitor of all time and chose to settle in London in his teens. Consequently Roger Gracie started training many UK based martial artists in BJJ. Kev Capel received his black belt from Roger Gracie in 2011. Kev Capel promoted Nick Tiscoe to the rank of black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Cornwall in 2018.
Training in Newquay
Most of our training is in the kimono or Gi. All you need to bring is a clean kimono and a friendly attitude. If you don’t have a Gi for your first class we can lend you one. Get in touch if you are in town and wish to train. We have welcomed every level from beginner white belt to world class competitor. As a result we have picked up the ability to learn something from everyone.
A black belt is a white belt that never gave up!
Don’t put it off, we are waiting for you and our doors are always open. If you start today, picture where you will be in one year from now. Probably in ten years you will be one of our black belts!
Nick is a first-degree black belt under Kev Capel (3rd-degree black belt under Roger Gracie).
Nick has competed at every belt level and has been teaching classes in Newquay for 10 years.
As well as a seasoned competitor in BJJ, Nick is surfer of over 30 years and has competed in this both nationally and internationally.
Maddi is a North Shore home-grown brown belt in BJJ and teaches both the women’s only classes and some all-levels classes.
Maddi has competed both nationally and internationally at every belt level.