Thanks to the hundreds of people who attended the first class at our new academy on prince Regents Road, Castlereagh. For pictures and reaction see our Facebook page here.
Following an ‘introduction to BJJ’ from 1pm-2pm, Professor Graham Keys (Northern Ireland’s first BJJ black belt) delivered a close-guard masterclass before promoting several students. Matthew Sayers, Dean McCleneghan, Gary Western, Ryan Carroll and Lee Ferguson all received their blue belts. Aaron Granville, Marty Knocker and Ciaran McIlvenny became Graham’s first purple belts and Mark ‘Handsome’ Hance and Eddie Salisbury received their brown belts. Congratulations to them all!