Professor Graham Keys - Northern Ireland's First Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Head Instructor – Professor Graham Keys

Graham is a black belt under the legendary Braulio Estima, and head instructor of Gracie Barra Northern Ireland.  Graham has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over ten years, and has competed in both MMA and BJJ tournaments.  He is Northern Ireland’s first black belt.  Graham’s teaching style emphasies the fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu, including posture and pressure, and his understanding of the game is held in high regard by his students.  He is one of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructors in Ireland.

Graham has studied with the likes of Mauricio Gomes, Roger Gracie, Braulio Estima, Victor Estima, Jude Samuel and Renzo Gracie, amongst others.


Professors Graham Keys, Alan Lowry and Braulio Estima.
Professors Graham Keys, Alan Lowry and Braulio Estima.

Black Belt: Professor Alan Lowry

Alan Lowry is a black belt under Braulio Estima and Graham Keys, and is head of our Kids’ programme Future Champions.

Alan has studied with the likes of Mauricio Gomes, Roger Gracie, Braulio Estima, Victor Estima, Jude Samuel, Oli Geddes, Felipe de Souza, amongst others.


Black Belt:

Eddie Salisbury

Ciaran Toal

Eddie and Ciaran are black belts under Braulio Estima/Graham Keys.  Eddie teaches the Fundamentals and Advanced Programmes on Monday and Tursday nights, while Ciaran takes the Friday night Fundamentals and Black Belt Programmes.

Brown Belt:

Conor Dunbar is a brown belt under Graham Keys, and is head of our kids’ programme Future Champions along with Prof. Alan Lowry.

Mark Hance

Jonny Burrows

Blue Belt:

Aaron Keys