NEIL WHITE

Owner and Instructor of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Neil White, owner of Leeds Martial Arts Centre, started as a 12 year old in Judo. After years of training, he became the National Junior Champion at Judo at Brown Belt. Neil is also an expert in freestyle wrestling.

Neil now concentrates on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and holds a Black Belt graded under Renato Migliaccio and is also a Black Belt at traditional Jiu Jitsu. Other accomplishments include European BJJ Champion at 77kg in 2001 and Absolute Champion. In 2000 Neil took over the running of Doncaster Martial Arts Centre and has turned the club into a thriving community with some unbelievably talented instructors and students. His vision is to bring Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to as many people as possible, and Leeds Martial Arts Centre is the first of his satellite schools.

DAVE CASWELL

Instructor of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Dave Caswell is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has been training for nearly 10 years. A local Leeds lad, he has honed his skills at a regional level in competition and helps teach at Doncaster Martial Arts Centre, both children and adults.

CHRIS WHITE

Instructor of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Chris White followed his fathers passion for Martial Arts when he was five years old. Starting with Jiu Jitsu and Judo. He also took up Kick Boxing (at 12 years old) and holds a Black Belt in Kickboxing under Nicky Holton (former World Champion Kickboxer). Chris teaches both Kickboxing and BJJ at Doncaster Martial Arts Centre and holds a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

He has competed in various club, regional and national events at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu which is his passion these days. His highlight is a Gold Medal in the 2014 BJJ British Open.

PAUL MURPHY

Instructor of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Paul Murphy is our most multi-disciplined instructor here at Leeds Martial Arts Centre. Disciplines he has excelled at are :Black Belt 3rd Dan in Japanese Jiu Jitsu, Black Belt in Freestyle Karate, Black Belt in Mugendo Kick-Boxing, Black Belt in Combat Jujitsu, Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He has also studied Kyokushin, Thai & Judo.

His titles are equally as impressive – a World Championship Gold Medalist in Freestyle Jiu jitsu 1998, BJJ British Champion (Blue belt), Royal Air Force Amateur Boxing Champion (Novice under 10 Bouts). He represented Great Britain in Jujitsu between 1996-2000. Fought in Canada, USA, Sweden, Germany, France & many times on the UK Grand Prix circuit.

Paul teaches MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Doncaster Martial Arts, but is always willing to help students in all of the other Martial Arts that are taught at the club.

LUKE HORTON

Instructor of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Luke Horton is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has competed all around the country. He regularly helps out teaching at Doncaster Martial Arts Centre, concentrating on the adults fundamental and advanced aspects of BJJ.

Know for his sound effects and his “Bow and Arrow” choke, Luke is one of our up and coming BJJ stars and great things are expected of him over the coming years.

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