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Glenn, our head coach and judo sensei (left) and Eric, our former wrestling coach (right)

Glenn Spiers, our Head Coach, is a full time, professional judo coach. A 5th Dan (level 3) judo instructor under the BJA, Glenn teaches judo to kids and adults in some of the best clubs in London, places such as the Budokwai (the oldest judo club in the world outside Japan), Carlson Gracie London (where he also trains BJJ, holding a brown belt), and Imperial College Judo Club. Renowned for his excellent tuition, friendly and informal style (and strong ne-waza), he has a ton of experience in both teaching and competing, and he is also a BJA official. In a previous life, Glenn was a school English teacher for some 17 years!

 

 

Mabast Hussein is our Brazilian jiu-jitsu coach. He started training BJJ at Carlson Gracie London when he was 13 years old and is currently training under 10-times world champion legend Roger Gracie. He is a purple belt and a consistent and keen bjj competitor having won numerous national titles in comps such as the IBJJF London International Open, the British Open, English Open and many more. He has travelled around the world to compete and train with some of the best in the sport. As a result he has a highly sophisticated and well-rounded understanding of the sport  and is now keen to pass these skills onto his students. When he is not rolling on some bjj mat, Mabast is an equally hardworking theoretical physics student at Imperial College London.

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