COACHES

Our Coaches

We have experience in training and competing on an international stage and our approach has been responsible for producing competitors that have won World, European and National titles

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Bryn Jenkins

Black Belt


Bryn is the Head Coach at CF24 Jiu Jitsu and teaches the majority of the classes. Bryn has been training Jiu Jitsu since 2009 and has been a full-time athlete since 2013. Bryn is one of Europe’s top competitors and is an IBJJF European Championship medalist, 2021 Black Belt British Champion, 3 x British Gi Champion,  2 x British No Gi Champion, UAEJJF National Pro Champion and Continental Pro Finalist. Bryn has competed in professional events such as COPA PODIO where he secured the fastest submission, POLARIS 9 where he won ‘athlete of the night’ and has represented TEAM UK at POLARIS SQUADS

IBJJF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP


SILVER MEDALIST


Omied Khakshour

Black Belt


Omied has been coaching since 2011 and is currently Head Coach of 2FOUR Martial Arts in Swansea. He finished 2015 as one of the top UKBJJA ranked purple belts after a year of competition success including British Open Finalist and National Champion. Omied is the 2021 British Champion at Black Belt and teaches a fortnightly Sunday class at Cardiff .

CURRENT BRITISH CHAMPION

Omied Khakshour

Black Belt


Omied has been training Jiu Jitsu since 2009 and has been coaching since 2011. He finished 2015 as one of the top UKBJJA ranked purple belts after a year of competition success including British Open Finalist and National Champion. Omied is the Head Instructor at CF24 Swansea and also teaches the Submission Grappling in Cardiff.

8 YEARS COACHING EXPERIENCE

Luis Brauner

Black Belt First Degree


Luis is the head Jiu Jitsu instructor at Groundzero MMA and runs the 7am classes at Cardiff where he’s regularly training. His Jiu Jitsu training began in 2004 in his homeland, Brazil. Luis also has experience teaching in Miami and Lisbon. He’s been active on the competition circuit since moving to Cardiff, picking up a National title, a medal at the 2019 British Championships and is the current British Open Finalist.

15 YEARS JIU JITSU EXPERIENCE

Luis Brauner

Black Belt First Degree


Luis is the head instructor at our Newport affiliate and teaches morning classes at Cardiff. His Jiu Jitsu training began in 2004 in his homeland, Brazil. Luis also has experience teaching in Miami and Lisbon. He’s been active on the competition circuit since moving to Cardiff, picking up a National title and a medal at the 2019 British Championships.

15 YEARS JIU JITSU EXPERIENCE

Ben Robson

Black Belt


Ben is Head Coach at The Hangar Jiu Jitsu and assists a lot of the classes at Cardiff. He started training Jiu Jitsu in 2011 and has gained an impressive competition record. Key achievements include 5 x British champion, Grapple ASIA absolute medallist and FIGMA national champion, UKBJJA Highest ranked Athlete. Ben is also active in the popular Sub-Only scene featuring on POLARIS, SAPATEIRO  and GRAPPLEFEST

UAEJJF Continental Pro Medalist

Ellie Vipond

Purple Belt


Ellie is head movement coach at the MVMNT Project LTD, she runs the Kid’s Jiu Jitsu programme in Cardiff as well as running successful mobility sessions. Ellie became interested in human movement and studied dance from a young age then transitioned to competitive powerlifting before finding her true passion in Jiu Jitsu. Being a strong advocate of human performance, she has completed Mobility WOD level 1 certification and also became an ONNIT ACADEMY CERTIFIED Durability coach.

In a short time she has achieved many Jiu Jitsu titles including 2021 British Champion, British No-Gi Absolute Champion, UAEJJF National Pro Champion &  Continental Pro Finalist, UKBJJA International Weight & Absolute Champion. Ellie was the UKBJJA Highest ranked Athlete of 2019-2020.

2021 British Champion

Ellie Vipond

Purple Belt


Ellie is head movement coach at the MVMNT Project LTD, she runs the Kid’s Jiu Jitsu programme in Cardiff as well as running successful mobility sessions. Ellie became interested in human movement and studied dance from a young age then transitioned to competitive powerlifting before finding her true passion in Jiu Jitsu. Being a strong advocate of human performance, she has completed Mobility WOD level 1 certification and also became an ONNIT ACADEMY CERTIFIED Durability coach.

In a short time she has achieved many Jiu Jitsu titles including 2021 British Champion, British No-Gi Absolute Champion, UAEJJF National Pro Champion &  Continental Pro Finalist, UKBJJA International Weight & Absolute Champion. Ellie was the UKBJJA Highest ranked Athlete of 2019-2020.

Current British Champion