A fighting system from Brazil, BJJ is very quickly becoming popular especially for its effective ground fighting. It was originally developed from traditional Jiu-Jitsu by the Gracie family of Brazil and was specifically designed to allow a smaller person defeat a larger person by sophisticated application of leverage and technique. By gaining superior position on your opponent a myriad of chokes, holds, locks and joint manipulations can be applied.
May 2012 saw a landmark occasion for Andy in receiving his BJJ Blackbelt. The belt was awarded by David Onuma of CFS & Nik Brooks of Mill Hill BJJ but was made extra special by being endorsed & certified by 6th Degree Ricardo Del a Riva. The Academy is now officially affiliated with Del A Riva.
2018 Andy received his 2nd Degree in BJJ from Mestre Ricardo De La Riva