Paul has blackbelts in JKD and Karate, and a profound knowledge of various submission arts. He has been studying BJJ and No-Gi grappling for over 20 years.
During his fighting career, Paul fought in all types of competition, including Karate, BJJ, Submission Wrestling and MMA. As the club's fight coach and under his leadership, he has brought our small team some fantastic wins.
"Paul is a fantastic coach and a true student of the martial arts, with a passion for all aspects of the game. He understands what to do, why to do it and what to expect in return. Most importantly he can teach you to do this as well. Along with the physical side, he also understands the mental aspect and always knows how to support each fighter in the way they need it. Come fight night, Paul's presence has always given me the confidence to step into the ring no matter the opponent; and throughout it all, I know he has my wellbeing as his top priority." - William D
Brazilian Jiujitsu Head Instructor
Brazilian Jiujitsu Black belt (under CFSBJJ's 3rd Degree De La Riva Black belt David Onuma), Steve is a two time IBJJF European Champion, European Masters Champion, Silver medallist in World Masters Championships (and four time World medallist), as well as multiple gold medallist winner from British and London Championships.
With over 30 years' teaching experience, he is also a Black belt in JKD/ Kali under 4D's Guro Bob Breen as well as a 5th Dan Black belt in Karate. Steve is a former Karate International Athlete and National Karate Champion.
Steve heads up and teaches the Adult & Kids Brazilian Jiujitsu, programmes at Legacy Martial Arts London.
BJJ COMPETITION (Past results)
IBJJF European Masters Champion
2x IBJJF European Brazilian Jiujitsu Champion
IBJJF World Masters Silver medallist
IBJJF World Masters Bronze medallist
IBJJF World Masters (Open class) Bronze medallist
IBJJF European Masters Brazilian Jiujitsu Silver Medallist
IBJJF European Masters Brazilian Jiujitsu Bronze Medallist
IBJJF European Brazilian Jiujitsu Bronze Medallist
IBJJF British Nationals champion
IBJJF London Open class champion (Gi & Nogi)
IBJJF London International Open Nogi Champion & Open class Nogi champion
Instructor & Operations Manager
Will received his black belt under Bob Breen in 2018. Shortly after that, he began teaching.
This prompted a change in careers and he pursued a path as a professional personal trainer and martial arts instructor.
He has also fought K1 kickboxing and Muay Thai at an amateur and semi professional level.
He still currently competes, and uses his knowledge of strength and conditioning to help run fight camps for the rest of the team.
His life is dedicated to becoming the best martial artist he can be and sharing his experience with others to help them achieve this goal too.
Brazilian Jiujitsu, Nogi and Wrestling Instructor
Ryan is a former professional MMA champion, competitor and coach.
With more than 20 years' experience in Brazilian Jiujitsu, boxing and MMA, Ryan has had many of his own successes and has helped many others in his coaching roles, which include:
Head MMA coach at Carlson Gracie London
Wrestling coach at Carlson Gracie London
Head MMA coach at Semtex Thai boxing gym
Head MMA coach at Pound for Pound MMA
Cage Rage British Heavyweight Champion
FX3 World Light Heavyweight Champion
Grappling Industries Elite Champion x 2
English No Gi Open Champion
Amaury Bitetti Open Champion x 2
No Gi British Open Silver
BJJ All Stars Champion x 2
UMA Champion x 2
4D Combat Guest Instructor
Regarded by many as the godfather of JKD and the Filipino martial arts in Europe, Bob was a founder member of the World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation in 1987 and founder of the European Arnis Kali Eskrima Federation in 1992.
He fought in the first World Championships in the Philippines in 1989, as well as being team coach in 1989 and in 1992.
Bob is qualified as a full instructor in JKD and Kali under Dan Inosanto.