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 OUR BJJ COACHES

OUR COACHES_

 

Head Coach Miad Najafi

3RD DEGREE BLACK BELT

MIAD NAJAFI

LINEAGE: MITSUYO MAEDA > CARLOS GRACIE > CARLSON GRACIE > RICARDO DE LA RIVA > MIAD NAJAFI

+ JEET KUNE DO/KALI CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR UNDER THE WORLD RENOWNED BOB BREEN

+ BOXED FOR LYNN ATHLETIC AND SELECTED FOR LONDON ABA TEAM

+ REGISTERED OSTEOPATH

+ PHYSIOLOGY GRADUATE

+ YOGA PRACTITIONER FOR OVER 6 YEARS

+  RESEARCHING SEVERAL OTHER FORMS OF SELF DEVELOPMENT AND SPIRITUAL PRACTICES

MIAD NAJAFI IS CHIEF INSTRUCTOR AT CENTRE LINE BJJ. A HIGHLY-EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTOR AND STUDENT OF THE COMBATIVE ARTS, HE HAS OVER 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN TRAINING VARIOUS MARTIAL ARTS.

 

STARTING WITH FREESTYLE KARATE AND KICKBOXING, HE SOON DISCOVERED JEET KUNE DO/KALI UNDER THE WORLD-RENOWNED BOB BREEN  (WWW.BOBBREEN.COM)  AND RECEIVED HIS BLACK BELT CERTIFICATION IN 1995.  THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY SEVERAL YEARS OF AMATEUR BOXING AT THE LYNN ATHLETIC CLUB IN LONDON, AND WAS SELECTED TO BE PART OF THE 1997 LONDON ABA TEAM.

HIS JIU JITSU JOURNEY BEGAN OVER 20 YEARS AGO, WHERE HE TOOK HIS FIRST STEPS ONTO THE MATS AT THE BUDOKWAI, THE OLDEST JAPANESE MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL IN EUROPE. HE HAS SINCE TRAINED AT SEVERAL WORLD-CLASS BJJ ACADEMIES SUCH AS FIGHTZONE IN BRAZIL AND ALLIANCE HQ IN THE USA WHERE HE LEARNT FROM SOME OF THE ARTS GREATEST INSTRUCTORS, NAMELY RICARDO VIEIRA AND JACARE CAVALCANTI RESPECTIVELY. HE RECEIVED HIS BLACK BELT UNDER THE LEGENDARY RICARDO DE LA RIVA https://www.bjjheroes.com/bjj-fighters/ricardo-de-la-riva-wiki-bio

Centre Line Jiu Jitsu coach Howard Newto

1ST DEGREE BLACK BELT

HOWARD NEWTON

LINEAGE: MITSUYO MAEDA > CARLOS GRACIE > HELIO GRACIE > ROLLS GRACIE > ROMERO CAVALCANTI > RICARDO VIERA > MARCO CANHA > HOWARD NEWTON

+ 1ST DEGREE KICKBOXING BLACKBELT UNDER 9TH DEGREE GRAND MASTER ANTON ST. JAMES, 6TH DEGREE MATTHEW CHAPMAN AND 6TH DEGREE JAMES EVANS-NICOLLE

Tony Hambos Black Belt

1ST DEGREE BLACK BELT

TONY HAMBOS

LINEAGE: MITSUYO MAEDA > CARLOS GRACIE > HELIO GRACIE > ROLLS GRACIE > ROMERO CAVALCANTI > RICARDO VIERA > MARCO CANHA > TONY HAMBOS

Younis Nabi BJJ Black Belt

BLACK BELT

YOUNIS NABI

LINEAGE: MITSUYO MAEDA > CARLOS GRACIE > CARLSON GRACIE > RICARDO DE LA RIVA > MIAD NAJAFI > YOUNIS NABI

YOUNIS IS A BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU BLAC K BELT AND HAS BEEN PRACTISING FOR OVER 10 YEARS, DURING THIS TIME HE HAS COMPETED AT AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL AND HAS EXPERIENCE COACHING BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS. AS WELL AS TEACHING SESSIONS AT CENTRE LINE HQ IN WORTHING, YOUNIS IS ALSO THE HEAD INSTRUCTOR AT OUR AFFILIATE, CENTRE LINE LEWES

Constantin Cernat BJJ

BROWN BELT

CONSTANTIN CERNAT

Jego Taningco BJJ

PURPLE BELT

JEGO TANINGCO

KIDS COACH JEGO IS A CENTRE LINE PURPLE BELT & HAS BEEN PRACTISING BJJ FOR 5 YEARS, HE'S AN AVID COMPETITOR, HAVING SUCCESS IN LOCAL EVENTS AND IN THE PHILIPPINES. 

ALONG WITH PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE TEACHING OUR KIDS BJJ PROGRAM, JEGO WAS AN ENGLISH TEACHER IN INDONESIA FOR 6 YEARS. HE HAS WORKED WITH STUDENTS AGED 5-16 YEARS OLD IN & OUT OF THE CLASSROOM, TAKING ADVISORY ROLES IN DEBATE CLUB AND SCHOOL PLAY.

HE'S VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT MARTIAL ARTS, AND ALSO STUDIED MUAY THAI & ESKRIMA, BUT IN HIS SPARE TIME HE LIKES TO PLAY VIDEO GAMES SUCH AS STARDEW VALLEY

Donal McCloskey BJJ Purple Belt

PURPLE BELT

DONAL MCCLOSKEY

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