Instructors at Roger Gracie Academy Buckinghamshire
Kevin first started boxing in 1986 as a junior and later had regimental trials for 32 Regiment Royal Artillery. Shortly after leaving the army Kevin started martial arts in Aylesbury with Tae Kwon Do at a local club before moving on to train in Jeet Kune Do with Neil Mcleod who is considered to be one of the best Jeet Kune Do instructors in the U.K. with qualifications and experience that are rarely matched.
Under Neils guidance Kevin went on to study Judo at the Renrukan Judo Club in Aylesbury and Brazillian Jiu Jitsu with Mauricio Gomes and later his son Roger Gracie the Absolute Bjj World Champion and arguably the best grappler on the planet.
Kevin now holds a Black belt under Roger and continues to train and compete for the Roger Gracie Academy in London, his most notable successes to date are 3 x Silver medals in the European Championships and 2011 Brown Belt Masters British Champion. Kevin has also competed in Judo and Pro Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competitions. He holds a 1st Dan Black Belt in Judo and a black belt in Jeet Kune Do Under Neil Mcleod.
Kevin was first exposed to serious fitness training in the Army and many of his methods stem from these early sessions. After leaving the Army Kevin qualified as a fitness instructor and fitness assessor at the prestigeous Premier Training Global fitness organisation in Oxford. Kevin also attends seminars at Cross Fit London, a fitness company that specialise in Olympic Weight lifting, body weight exercises, Olympic Rings, kettlebells and many more functional conditioning exercises. Kevins aim is to promote martial arts in Aylesbury and set a high standard of instruction that other martial arts clubs have to step up to.
Yasmine trained and competed in Judo as a junior up to the age of 15 before taking a 10 year break from the sport and came back on the scene with a vengence in 2007 winning a string of ground fighting martial arts tournaments and quickly reaching the grade of blue belt under Roger Gracie, she continues to train and compete for the Roger Gracie Academy in London while also training and teaching martial arts in Aylesbury.
Having won the Gracie invitational in 2007 at white belt she went on to dominate and win gold again at the Gracie invitational at blue belt in 2008 followed by Silver in the European Championships 2009 in Portugal.
In 2011 She became the first British female to qualify for the Abu Dhabi pro cup, and taking silver in the 2011 world championships in LA and getting a last minute invite to compete in the ADCC finals in Nottingham.
In 2012 Yasmine plans to compete again in the Abu Dhabi proc cup and the Worlds in LA.