Monday, 9 August 2010

New UK Black Belt!

Combat Academy Hereford head instructor Dave Coles was awarded his black belt from Braulio Estima at the weekend; this isn't before time as people in the know that Dave has been dodging Braulio for quite some time! I had the pleasure of training with Dave in Thailand earlier this year and competed at the Hereford Open in July; Dave is also an accomplished Judoka (BJA 5th Dan) and is an ambassador for UK BJJ and am honoured to have Dave as one of my friends on the BJJ scene.

Dave's right hand man, Simon Small, was awarded his brown belt from Braulio; Simon helps run the Combat Academy with Dave and competes in Brazil every year and is a vital element in the smooth running of the Hereford Open.

HUGE congratulations to you both guys!

(Photo taken from EFN forum; Simon Small (left) Braulio and Dave Coles)

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