Massive congratulations to James Parkin, the Pure Art BJJ student is currently ranked Number 1 BJJ Athlete in the UK and Number 2 in Europe on Smoothcomp for Most Gold medals!
James also ranked Number 1 for Best Win/Loss Ratio in the UK and ranked as the Number 2 Most Active BJJ Athlete in the UK!
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Massive congratulations to James Parkin winning Gold in the Gi & Gold in No Gi at Featherweight and Gold in the Absolute Open Weight for Gi for the entire white belt division at the Jiu-Jitsu Fighter 2 event in Dartford this weekend!
James landed a total of 3 fast submissions amongst his other wins on points including a Darce Choke and two Armbars, one of them in 28 seconds!
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Head Instructor Adam Sparrow & Student James Parkin, recently completed a 3 day instructor training course in Cambridge with our affiliate team Escapology BJJ led by instructors Tom Barlow (2nd degree Black Belt) & Chelsea Leah (1st Degree Black Belt) held at their gym, Rolling Dojo in Cambridge.
Huge well done to James Parkin and Andy Butt competing at the Dorset and Hants Open today!
James won Gold in Both Gi and No Gi winning all matches via Submission and Andy won silver in the Gi.
James Won £100 for winning gold in his Gi category as well as an additional £100 for the Fastest Submission of the competition which is the first Armbar shown in the video further below at around 9 seconds of the match!
Great work Guys!
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Congratulations to James Parkin submitting 4 opponents in a row to win a Bronze medal at Kleos Grappling tournament yesterday!
We are excited to announce our next double BJJ super seminars with Tom Barlow (2nd degree black belt and 3X world champion) & Chelsea Leah (1st degree black belt and world champion) whose Escapology BJJ team we are affiliated with!
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Congratulations to Alex Gambs on receiving his first stripe!
It was a pleasure to award these guys their 4th stripe tonight, the highest rank I’ve given out so far!
Well done to Chris Ayling, James Parkin and Jimmy Alderson.
All train regularly, put in huge effort in the class, help out beginners and set a great example for the club as well as having a good technical understanding of the art.
We now have Pure Art BJJ and Escapology BJJ Gi patches available for club members to wear and represent the team!
We had a great time at our summer beach training and BBQ session on Eastney Beach, Southsea last night! With plenty of enjoyable rolling and learning by the waves.