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Verified UK BJJ Black Belt Listing


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There are 233 total black belts on this list of which 173 have their nationality as UK.

 NameTeamPromoted ByDateNat.
 Aaron Naisbet Checkmat BJJ Ricardo Vieira 01-09-11UK
 Abel Martinez Checkmat BJJ Walmir Netto and Marco Canha 01-04-10UK
 Adam EdwardsGracie BarraRoger Gracie / Nick Brooks15-03-13UK
 Alain PozoCarlson GracieWilson Junior14-12-13BRA
 Alan OrrIron Wolves / Leo Negao BJJLeo Negao19-03-13UK
 Alex de Souza Vitor Ribiero Jiu Jitsu Vitor Ribiero 01-09-06BRA
 Alex Faria Roger Gracie Roger Gracie 06/2009 01-06-09BRA
 Andre Borges Checkmat Marco Canha / Ricardo Vieira01-03-11BRA
 Andre Ferreira GomesRoger GracieRoger Gracie12-12-11BRA
 Andre Pimenta Carlson Gracie Revolution Team Wilson 'Junior' Cretaro / Carlson Gracie Jr 01-04-11BRA
 Andy Aspinall Aspinall Jiu Jitsu Gilson Fernandes 01-05-11UK
 Andy Costello Gracie Barra / Team Raphael Dos Santos Raphael Dos Santos 01-02-12UK
 Andy NugentCFS BJJRicardo De La Riva28-05-12UK
Andy Roberts Roger Gracie Roger Gracie 01-03-11UK
 Antonio JuniaoRoger GracieRoger Gracie27-07-13TBC
Antony ChahalBJJ SchoolFelipe Souza07-07-13UK
 Arkadiusz ZienkiewiczLinke Gold TeamMarius Linke28-08-13PL
 Austin GardnerNine Nine UKEduardo Telles01-01-11UK
 Barnaby Gorton Carlson Gracie Revolution Team Wilson 'Junior' Cretaro / Carlson Gracie Jr 01-12-10UK
 Ben Poppleton Gracie Barra Carlos Gracie Jr. 01-06-05UK
 Braulio 'Carcara' Estima Gracie Barra Carlos Gracie Jr. 01-02-04BRA
 Brian PaulEddie Kone BJJEddie Kone28-09-13UK
 Bruno Zancaner Roger Gracie Roger Gracie 10-12-11
 Casey JonesShrewsbury BJJKarl Tanswell01-06-12UK
 Cesar Lima Roger Gracie Roger Gracie 05-03-11BRA
 Charles MartinRyan Gracie TeamRenato Migilaccio06-04-11UK
 Chico MendesCheckmat BJJLeo Vieira30-11-04BRA
Chiu Kwong Man Gracie Barra Birmingham Braulio Estima 04-01-10UK
 Chris BoweGracie BarraBraulio Estima02-06-13IRL
 Chris ColtraneSBGMatt Thornton / Karl Tanswell21-09-13UK
 Chris HearnRoger GracieRoger Gracie / Nick Brooks04-11-12UK
 Chris Rees Gracie Barra Birmingham Braulio Estima 17-12-11UK
 Colin Robinson Gracie Barra Lagarto Lucio "Lagarto" Rodrigues TBCUK
Danny MacmillanRoyce Gracie Uk TeamRoyce Gracie09-12-13UK
 Danny MitchellCombat BaseHelen Currie/Chris Haueter02-06-13UK
 Dante Tanikie-MontagnaniCroydon BJJFelipe De Souza24-10-13UK
 Darren Bartlett Gracie Barra Mauricio Gomes 25-06-11UK
 Darren Currie Combat Base Chris Haueter 01-07-09UK
 Darren Yeoman Gracie Barra / Team Raphael Dos Santos Raphael Dos Santos 01-02-12UK
 Dave BirkettDartford BJJMarc Walder30-08-12UK
Dave BriggsGracie BarraBen Poppleton16-06-13UK
 Dave Carnell Gracie Barra Lagarto Lucio 'Lagarto' Rodrigues 07-01-12UK
Dave Coles Gracie BarraBraulio Estima 07-08-10UK
 Dave Elliot Not KnownMauricio Motta Gomes 01-01-09UK
 Dave Lucas Carlson Gracie Revolution Team Reyson Gracie / Franco Vacirca 01-05-09UK
David 'Malandro' Onuma CFS BJJRicardo Vieira 30-01-10UK
 David GeorgeDe La RivaRicardo De La Riva14-12-13UK
 David IversonGracie BarraBraulio Estima21-09-13UK
 David Lee(Icon Jiu Jitsu / Ze Marcello BJJ AssociationZe Marcello09-12-12UK
 Dejan MihanovicRoger GracieRoger Gracie04-11-12HRV
 Dickie Martin Carlson Gracie Revolution Team Wilson 'Junior' Cretaro 01-05-08UK
 Dorian LapajGracie BarraZé Radiola / Victor Estima11-12-11TBC
 Doug Mcmaster Dinky Ninjas De La Riva 11-02-10UK
 Duane HarperLeo Negao Jiu-JitsuLeo Negao28-09-13UK
 Eamonn Madden BJJ School Jose Henrique 'Leao' Teixeira Filho/Felipe Souza 16-06-10UK
 Ebe Ghansah Gracie Barra Birmingham Braulio Estima 17-12-11UK
 Ed BrownBJJ SchoolFelipe Souza07-07-13UK
 Ed DrysdaleCombat Base North EastHelen Currie/Chris Haueter 01-02-13UK
 Eddie Kone Royler Gracie Royler Gracie 01-01-08UK
 Eduardo Carriello ECBJJ Needs Update TBCBRA
 Eduardo GoncalvesTBCTBCTBCBRA
 Eduardo Queiroz ECBJJ Eduardo Carriello TBCBRA
Esther TangGracie BarraLucio ‘Lagarto’ Rodrigues27-07-12UK
 Felipe Souza Gracie Barra Jose Henrique 'Leao' Teixeira Filho 01-01-01BRA
 Gabriel RainhoGF Team UKJulio Cesar PereiraTBCBRA
 Gareth 'Zangado' NealeGrace BarraVictor Estima28-07-12UK
 Gary ChristieDinky NinjasRoberto Atalla09-01-13UK
 Gary Savage Wolfslair / SukataMario 'Sukata' Neto 30-06-11UK
 Gavin BoardmanPredators MMARodrigo Antunes25-01-13UK
 Gerald Ashby Gracie Barra Mauricio Gomes 25-06-11UK
Glyn PowditchSBGMatt Thornton / Karl Tanswell21-09-13UK
 Graeme AllsopCombat Base North EastHelen Currie/Chris Haueter 01-02-13UK
 Graeme WelshRoger GracieRoger Gracie / Nick Brooks28-09-13UK
 Graham KeysGracie Barra NIBraulio Estima04-02-12UK
Greg CreelPedro BessaPedro Bessa16-12-12UK
 Gret ZoellerGracie BarraVictor Estima15-06-13UK
 Helen Currie Combat Base Chris Haueter 01-06-07UK
 Huanderson PavaoGF TeamJulio Cesar Pereira 30-11-01BRA
 Ian FellGracie BarraLucio Lagarto Rodrigues20-07-13UK
 Ian JonesCombat Base North EastHelen Currie/Chris Haueter04-05-14UK
 Ian Lorentsen BJJ School Jose Henrique 'Leao' Teixeira Filho/Felipe Souza 17-09-11UK
 Ian Malone To follow Dave Elliot / Marc Walder13-04-13UK
 Ian RossiterCheckmat BJJChico Mendes21-08-12UK
Ivam MacielBrigadeiro BJJEduardo Brigadeiro18-05-08BRA
 Ivan ValderramaBJJ SchoolFelipe Souza07-07-13
 Jack Sebastian MageeGB LagartoLucio Lagarto Rodrigues25-05-13UK
 Jackson Fortunato BJJ School Jose Henrique 'Leao' Teixeira Filho/Felipe Souza 16-06-10
 James BallGracie BarraBen Poppleton04-05-14UK
 James CareyBJJ SchoolFelipe Souza07-07-13UK
 James CooperRoger GracieRoger Gracie27-07-13UK
 James GregoryEddie Kone BJJEddie Kone28-09-13UK
 James HodgesGracie Barra CornwallRaphael Dos Santos08-12-13UK
 Jamie Walsh JJ Machado JJ Machado 01-04-06UK
 Jason FallowsGracie BarraBraulio Estima21-03-14UK
 Jason TanMMA Academy LiverpoolKarl Tanswell05-12-12UK
Javed UddinRoger GracieRoger Gracie24-08-12UK
 Jeff LawsonDe Souza Dojo / Ippon GymAlex De Souza04-11-13UK
 John Goldson Gracie Barra Lagarto Lucio "Lagarto" Rodrigues TBCUK
 John Kennedy Gracie Barra Scotland Rick Young 13-12-11UK
John Paul Hartley Gracie Barra Lagarto Lucio 'Lagarto' Rodrigues 29-01-11UK
 Jon HeganRGBJJRoyce Gracie09-12-13UK
 Jonathan DeereIcon Jiu Jitsu / Ze Marcello BJJ AssociationZe Marcello09-12-12UK
 Jose 'Ze' Marcello BTT Sergio de 'Bolao' Souza TBCBRA
Jose Marcello RodriguesIcon Jiu-Jitsu TeamSergio De Bolao Souza07-12-97BRA
Joseph BayesMMA ClinicMarc Walder / Michael Russell17-03-14UK
 Jude Samuel Gracie Barra Mauricio Motta Gomes 01-10-05UK
 Julian BroseBJJ SchoolFelipe Souza07-07-13UK
 Kalil GibranBJJ SchoolJose Henrique 'Leao' Teixeira Filho/Felipe Souza20-01-13
 Karl Tanswell SBGi Matt Thornton 01-07-07UK
 Keith McKenzieCheckmatMarco Canha / Ricardo Vieira01-03-11UK
Kenny Baker Gracie BarraBraulio Estima 01-01-12UK
Kevin CapelRoger GracieRoger Gracie / Maurico Gomes12-12-11UK
 Kevin Chan Gracie Barra Mauricio Motta Gomes 01-02-08UK
 Kevin CoxPedro BessaPedro Bessa16-12-12UK
 Kevin Webb Gracie Barra Braulio Estima 19-10-10UK
 Lee Catling Gracie Barra Birmingham Braulio Estima 17-12-11UK
Lee Johnstone Checkmat BJJ Thiago Borges 25-10-11UK
 Lee Livingstone Alliance BJJ Nottingham Romero 'Jacare' Cavalcanti 26-05-11UK
Leo (Bomba) QueirozBFC UKMax Trombini24-07-04BRA
 Leopoldo Pires Gracie Barra Mario Reis Mario Reis 01-02-09BRA
 Luc LamudeGracie BarraRoger Gracie / Nick Brooks04-11-12UK
 Lucio 'Lagarto' Rodrigues Gracie Barra Carlos Gracie Jr. TBCBRA
 Luiz Ribeiro Checkmat BJJ Marco Canha 18-04-10BRA
 Luiz Tosta Gracie Barra Mario Reis Mario Reis 01-01-09BRA
 Luke CostelloGracie BarraBraulio Estima17-07-13UK
 Mabsy 'Tiozinho' AlamGame FightVinicius Amaral14-06-13UK
 Marc Walder Gracie Barra Mauricio Motta Gomes 01-10-05UK
 Marcelo CoppaLotus Club Jiu JitsuMaster Moisess Muradi10-08-05BRA
 Marco CanhaTBCRicardo Veira30-11-07BRA
 Marcos Nardini BJJ Scotland Amal Easton 01-08-06
 Marcus Collinson Gracie Barra Mauricio Gomes 25-06-11UK
 Mario 'Sukata' Neto Wolfslair Gutemberg MelloTBCBRA
 Mark Andrew BottomEddie Kone BJJEddie Kone28-09-13UK
 Mark PhungOxford ShootfightersMaxmiliano Oliveira Campos18-05-14UK
 Mark Stables Mecca MMA Marcus Soares 01-06-08UK
 Mark StephensonNova ForcaRicardo Da Silva19-04-14UK
Mark TuckerPedro BessaPedro Bessa16-12-12UK
 Martin CopeGracie BarraBraulio Estima02-02-14UK
 Martyn CahillCFS BJJDLR / David Onuma23-06-13UK
 Matt 'Stallone' CallaghanGracie Barra PrestonLucio Lagarto Rodrigues 05-05-12UK
 Matt SellarsCheckmat BJJChico Mendes18-12-12UK
 Miad NajafiCFS BJJDLR / David Onuma23-06-13UK
 Micah AtkinsonTBALuiz Claudio01-08-10RSA
 Michael DeanGracie BarraVictor Estima16-12-12UK
 Michael Russell New State Academy/MMA Clinic Rodrigo Freis & Luiz Fernando 01-06-10UK
 Mihaly Sztraka Carlson Gracie Revolution Team Wilson 'Junior' Cretaro 01-04-08
 Milan KericCIA PaulistaThiago 'Monstro' Borges30-06-13
 Murali PanchLeo Negao Jiu-JitsuLeo Negao23-09-13UK
 Nathan BeebyGracie BarraBen Poppleton26-08-12UK
 Nathan RobertsGracie BarraTBC30-11-12UK
 Neil Owen Not KnownRenato Migliaccio 01-11-08UK
 Neil Simkins Gracie Barra Birmingham Braulio Estima 17-12-11UK
 Neil White Renato Migliaccio Team Renato Migliaccio 19-01-10UK
 Neville de Souza BJJ School Jose Henrique 'Leao' Teixeira Filho/Felipe Souza 17-09-11UK
Nicholas Brooks Roger Gracie Roger Gracie 31-10-09UK
 Nick Gregoriades Roger Gracie Roger Gracie 01-09-08RSA
 Nicolai 'Geezer' HoltGracie BarraRoger Gracie28-11-12UK
 Nilton Garcia Gracie Barra Roger Gracie 12/2009 01-12-09BRA
 Nisar ShaikhCarlson GracieWilson Junior14-12-13UK
 Norbi Norbert Gracie Barra Birmingham Braulio Estima 17-12-11
 Oliver Geddes Roger Gracie Roger Gracie 10-12-11UK
 Pablo Cabo Roger Gracie Roger Gracie 10-12-11
 Paddy CarmodyGracie BarraBraulio Estima19-05-13IRL
 Patrick MartinGracie BarraZé Radiola31-01-14UK
 Paul Bridges Gracie Barra Hastings Mauricio Motta Gomes 01-01-09UK
 Paul ChapmanHybrid Fighters / Clinch And ControlNeil Owen / Renato Migliaccio01-07-13UK
 Paul ColeGracie BarraVictor Estima16-12-12UK
 Paul KellyGracie BarraBraulio and Victor Estima04-04-14UK
 Paul McVeighDinky NinjasRoberto Atalla09-01-13UK
 Paul Rimmer Next Generation Liverpool Chris Brennan 30-04-11UK
Paul `Pablo` CarthyGracie BarraRaphael Dos Santos08-12-13UK
 Pedro Bessa TT Team Eduardo Telles 01-01-05BRA
 Peter James IrvinLeo Negao Jiu-JitsuLeo Negao31-08-11UK
 Peter Richardson Carlson Gracie Team Rey Diogo 04-10-11UK
 Philip Yeomans Axis BJJ Takamasa Watanabe TBCUK
 Ramon MadrugaLeo Negao Jiu-JitsuLeo Negao23-09-13TBC
 Ramzan AliIcon Jiu Jitsu / Ze Marcello BJJ AssociationZe Marcello09-12-12TBC
Raphael Dos Santos Gracie Barra / Team Raphael Dos Santos Claudio Arrais 01-12-05BRA
 Ray Stevens Roger Gracie Roger Gracie 01-04-08UK
 Ricardo Da Silva RDS JJ/Nova Forca Needs Update TBC
 Richard Burletson BJJ School Jose Henrique 'Leao' Teixeira Filho/Felipe Souza 09-07-11UK
 Rick Young Gracie Barra Mauricio Motta Gomes 01-10-05UK
 Rob Connor Gracie Barra Roger Gracie 25-11-12IRL
 Rob StaplesGracie BarraBraulio Estima06-09-12UK
 Rob Stevens Gracie Barra Birmingham Braulio Estima 17-12-11UK
Rob TaylorGracie BarraBraulio Estima30-08-13UK
 Roger Brooking Master Team Romero 'Jacare' Cavalcanti 01-01-01UK
 Roger Gracie Gracie Barra Carlos Gracie Jr. 01-04-03BRA
 Ronnie MannGracie BarraBraulio Estima06-08-13UK
 Rory QuarrierBJJ SchoolJose Henrique 'Leao' Teixeira Filho/Felipe Souza01-07-12UK
 Ryan Hunter Combat Base Chris Haueter 02-11-10UK
 Sam HoweyCheckmat / DungeonAaron Naisbet08-02-14UK
 Sanjeev KambojIcon Jiu Jitsu / Ze Marcello BJJ AssociationZe Marcello09-12-12TBC
 Scott Goddard Rigan Machado Rigan Machado 01-06-03UK
 Scott McveighRoyce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu ScotlandRoyce Gracie23-07-11UK
 Scott PickeringWolfslair / SukataMario 'Sukata' Neto 30-06-11UK
 Scott Ramsay Checkmat BJJ Ricardo Vieira 01-03-13UK
 Shaun MatthewsGracie BarraLucio Lagarto Rodrigues22-03-14UK
 Simon Hayes Carlson Gracie Revolution Team Wilson 'Junior' Cretaro 01-04-08UK
 Simon McGovern Gracie Barra Lagarto Lucio 'Lagarto' Rodrigues 07-01-12UK
 Simon MitchelsonBJJ SchoolFelipe Souza07-07-13UK
 Simon SmallGracie BarraBraulio Estima04-08-13UK
 Simon TaylorM. Gomes Origin BJJMarc Walder / Dave Birkett06-03-14UK
Simon Yeo Roger Gracie Roger Gracie 10-12-11UK
 Stephen GibsonCarlson GracieStephen Haydock31-12-11UK
 Stephen MartinGracie BarraZé Radiola31-01-14UK
 Steve Campbell Gracie Barra Carlos Gracie Jr. 01-01-07UK
 Steve Cowan BTT Jose 'Ze' Marcello 01-10-09UK
 Steve Finnan Gracie Barra Mauricio Gomes 25-06-11UK
 Steve Haydock Carlson Gracie Revolution Team Roberto de Moraes 'Risada' Atalla 01-10-07UK
 Steve Muckle Combat Base North East Helen Currie/Chris Haueter 01-09-11UK
 Steve WorsleyGracie BarraBen Poppleton16-06-13UK
 Steven MainsCarlson GracieWilson Junior14-12-13UK
 Stuart GwiltGracie BarraBraulio Estima21-09-13UK
 Tamas NagyBJJ SchoolJose Henrique 'Leao' Teixeira Filho/Felipe Souza01-07-12
 Terry O'NeilGracie BarraEduardo Carriello17-08-13UK
 Thiago Borges CIA Paulista Carlos "Portugues" Vieira' 01-01-04BRA
 Thierry Viard Gracie Barra Mauricio Gomes 25-06-11BRA
 Thomas GenskeRoger GracieRoger Gracie22-08-12PHL
 Tim Lukes Gracie Barra Raphael Dos Santos 21-04-13UK
 Tim Radcliffe RDS JJ/Nova Forca Ricardo da Silva/Fabio Gomes TBCUK
 Tom Barlow Gracie Barra Plymouth Braulio Estima 17-12-11UK
 Tom HarrisGracie BarraVictor Estima15-12-12UK
 Tom WilsonGracie BarraBraulio Estima21-03-14UK
 Tomasz Rydzewski Roger Gracie Roger Gracie 10-12-11BRA
 Tony EasleyBJJ SchoolFelipe Souza07-07-13UK
 Trevor Lee Mitchell Checkmat Ricardo Vieira 30-11-12UK
Valmyr NetoCheckmat BJJ/VN TeamWalter Broca30-09-06BRA
 Vitor Estima Gracie Barra Needs Update 01-01-06BRA
 Walid Tadjouri Carlson Gracie Revolution Team Wilson 'Junior' Cretaro 12-12-09UK
 Wilson 'Junior' Cretaro Carlson Gracie Revolution Team Carlson Gracie Sr/Nelson Solari 01-01-05BRA
 Yannis PapastamatiouDe La RivaBeto Nunes07-11-13UK
 Yas WilsonRoger GracieRoger Gracie23-10-13UK