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The Martial Art That Changed Everything

BJJ at Fight City Gym is focused on teaching both the techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a good series of aerobic exercise in order to optimize the student’s performance in the sport; these classes are not only ideal to lose weight and get fit, but also a good confidence builder for all aspects of your life.

We have three BJJ coaches at Fight City, all black belts as a minimum, Alain Guerro Pozo (Head Coach) Sarah Merriner and Ismael Mota.

Alain Pozo (head coach) is a BJJ black belt under Wilson Junior of the Carlson Gracie team. One of the first students of the renowned Zé Radiola academy during the late 1990s, Pozo traveled the world settling in the town of Colchester – Essex, England, where he developed some of England’s most promising jiu jitsu competitors, competitors such as Taylor Pearlman, James Costa, Janis Rietskins, to name a few.

Sarah Merriner. Prior to finding BJJ, Sarah spent 5 years training in Traditional Jujitsu, where she was undefeated in sparring and ground fighting competitions, winning multiple national championships. Sarah then began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in June 2008, achieving the rank of Black belt in 2015. She competes in Gi and No-Gi regularly at both domestic and international tournaments. Sarah has been teaching classes in London and Essex for over 10 years and has proven her ability to develop absolute beginners into successful athletes.

Ismael Mota is a renowed 3rd degree black belt, he received his black belt from Murilo Bustamante while he training with the World Famous “Brazilian Top Team”. Ismeal is pro MMA fighter, multiple time BJJ Champion (including this years 2009 NAGA World Championships) who has competed and fought all over the world.