Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt

Tony began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in New Zealand at it’s inception (almost). Since then he has trained with a pretty impressive mix of people….

In Brasil with Nova Uniao, in London with Alliance (Roger Brooking), Brasa (Ricardo Viera) and Checkmat’s (then) London Fight Factory (Marco Canha, Luis Riberio and Leo Viera).

Tony has also had the privilege to train with an endless list of Black Belts around the world including John Danaher, Cavaca, Bucheca, Leo Leite, Barret Yoshida, Leandro Martins, Terere, Jackson Sousa, Eduardo “teta” rios, Alan ‘Finfou’ Nascimento, Rodrigo Feijao, Robson Moura, Michel Meia, Michelle Nicolini, Pedro Bessa, Chico Mendes, Raphael Castelo Branco and a bunch of others he can’t remember but is pretty glad he has a very large name-drop list to pad out his profile. 😉

Since returning to New Zealand Tony has trained exclusively at Coast Academy and in 2019 began teaching a relaxed but awesome class on Friday nights.