Coaches

 

 
 

Philip Turner

Head Coach
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt

A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt who started training back in 2004, Phil has been around the sport as long as anyone in the city.

With over a decade of coaching experience and several years of owning and running successful MMA schools, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team.

Dean Garnett

Head Coach
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt, MMA Fighter

Professional Mixed Martial Arts competitor and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purple belt, with an honours degree in coaching and development, Dean divides his coaching time between under 14s, adult and our elite level programmes. 

He is passionate about supporting people who are interested in coaching or competing in MMA as a legitimate career choice.

Marc Morrell

BJJ Head Coach
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, Judo Black Belt

A black belt in both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo, Marc has been coaching for over a decade. 

He is an avid competitor with a long list of achievements and medals including a gold at the 2017 British Open.

Marc heads the BJJ programme at the academy.

Jay Chow

BJJ Coach
BJJ Brown Belt

A brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Jay is the most technical and attractive guy at the academy, and teaches Thursday’s BJJ fundamentals class.