Fighter Profile: Sam Kaye – Europes Only Disabled BJJ Black Belt

Name: Sam KayeAge: 29D.O.B: 07/11/91Nationality: BritishLocation: Lake District, EnglandGym: Lake District BJJ AcademyCoach: Ben PoppletonBJJ Rank: Black BeltHeight: 5’8Weight: 76kgBJJ Weight Class: Lightweight About Sam Kaye Sam Kaye is a BJJ black belt under Ben Poppleton and trains at Lake District BJJ Academy in England, or ‘Lakes BJJ’ as it

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Interview with Sam Kaye – Europe’s ONLY Disabled BJJ Black Belt

Sam Kaye is the first and currently only disabled BJJ black belt in the whole of Europe. Kaye trains at Lakes BJJ Academy in the Lake District, England under Ben Poppleton. Sam Kaye was awarded his black belt promotion back in May 2019 and has been training BJJ since 2009.

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Brown Belt Michael ‘Reige’ Tatum Fighter Profile

Full Name: Michael TatumNickname: Reige (pronounced “Rage”)Age: 31D.O.B: 04/10/1989Nationality: American, but mixed ethnicity – half Chinese/ half European(English/German)Location: Irvine, CA, USAGym: One Jiujitsua, USACoach: Giva SantanaRank: Brown BeltHeight: 5’11Weight: 75kgWeight Class: Lightweight Michael ‘Reige’ Tatum is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Giva Santana from One Jiujitsua, CA, USA

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Purple Belt Adam ‘Grizzly’ Wilson Fighter Profile

Name: Adam WilsonNickname: Grizzly AdamAge: 28D.O.B: 06/08/92Nationality: BritishLocation: Southampton, EnglandGym: NGMABJJ Rank: Purple BeltHeight: 5’6Weight: 60kgWeight Class: Lightweight/ Featherweight Fighting out of New Generation Martial Arts (NGMA) Southampton, England under Lukasz Chilarecki is submission hunter Adam Wilson. Adam Wilson is ranked purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and also has a

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Jack Brown Teams Up with Lionheart Initiative to Coach Sharks BJJ in Mombasa

Jack Brown is a BJJ brown belt No-Gi competitor from Scotland, who’s travels have taken him to coach as a volunteer at one of the BJJ academies over in Kenya – Sharks BJJ. Whilst looking for clubs to train at over there, Jack came into contact with the organisation ‘Lionheart

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‘Women Who Fight’ – Who Are They?

Being a woman in any male-dominated field can be tough for a plethora of reasons, but being a woman in martial arts comes with problems most can’t even imagine. Thankfully now, organisations such as Women Who Fight exists. I interviewed them to learn more about what they do, so that

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Exclusive interview with black belt who busted robber with BJJ

Earlier, I posted an article about Cássio Barão’s incredible feat. It featured a BJJ black belt who busted a robber using BJJ. The BJJ black belt from Tocatins, Brazil had a rollercoaster of a day when he saved a student from a mugging in the middle of the street. A

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Ben Hills, A Rising Star – BJJ Fighter Profile

Name: Ben HillsAge: 28D.O.B: 05/10/92Nationality: BritishGym/ Location: Next Generation LiverpoolBJJ Rank: Brown BeltHeight: 6’1Weight: 85kgWeight Class: Heavyweight BJJ brown belt Ben Hills is a fierce competitor with an extensive martial arts background, including childhood judo and Thai boxing. He started in BJJ at 14 years old. Head coach at Next

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