Havering Jiu Jitsu Academy on top at the English Open Championships.

On Sunday 11th November Havering Jiu Jitsu Academy junior competition team competed in the highest ranked BJJ tournament in the UK.

Outstanding performances were witnessed bringing the spectators to their feet and wowing the crowd. All seven Junior Havering Jiu Jitsu Academy members that competed made the podium with dominating performances over some of the strongest teams in the country. Most of the team’s victories came by way of tap out submission in short time periods.

Team Results

Joey Tobin – Gold
Ben Sun Wai – Gold
Leo Irons – Gold
Daniel Smith – Gold
Spencer Georgiou – Silver
Alfie Harman – Bronze.
William Irons – Bronze

Well done to all of the competitors that took part and we look forward to more big things to come.

For more information on our junior martial arts programs please visit www.bjjhavering.co.uk

More talent streaming out of Havering Jiu Jitsu Academy as Ben wins the European Championships

This weekend saw Rising star and Havering Jiu Jitsu Academy member Ben Sun Wai take Gold in the European Championships held in the North of .England.  The event saw 1500 competitors enter from 34 different countries world wide.  Ben competed over two days entering both the Gi and the NOGI events.  He fought his way to Gold in both divisions winning every fight by way submission finish.   This huge achievement came just one week after Ben become the English Gi champion putting on a clinic of submission wins and  taking Gold at the English BJJ Open.

This is just the start for this very talented young Martial Artist. Ben continues to grow in our whirlpool of talent at Havering Jiu Jitsu Academy under the tutelage of Professor David Tobin and his team of dedicated coaches.

To enrol your child in our Gi and NoGI classes please visit www.bjjhavering.co.uk

New Promotions and awards at Havering Jiu Jitsu Academy

Tuesday 12th December Havering Jiu Jitsu Academy held its annual grading and awards ceremony for its students. If was a fantastic evening that helped to round off what has been the most successful year for the team to date.

Children’s awards

Leo Irons – Most impressive competitor
Brooke Middleton – Most improved practitioner
Riley Middleton – Will power and toughness award
Vincent – Best club representative 2017
Joey Tobin – Best submissions in the class

Adults belt promotions

Spencer Van – Blue Belt Promotion
James Terry – Blue Belt Promotion
Luke Gibson – Blue Belt Promotion
Jack Newson – Blue Belt Promotion
Charlie Nwachukwu – Purple Belt Promotion
Vincent Ebbrell – Purple Belt Promotion
Marco Siquera – Purple Belt Promotion
Gary May – Purple Belt Promotion
Craig Young – Brown Belt Promotion

Congratulations to everyone that received promotions and awards


Havering jiu Jitsu Academy, a Hornchurch based jiu Jitsu School are set to hold a Submission Only NOGI grappling Tournament at their home club on 17th March 2018. This amazing spectacle will be open to the general public and will take place inside Ardleigh House Community Centre. School owner David Tobin was very excited about the event “We are overwhelmed by the support we have received from our students and the local Jiu Jitsu community for this event, and we welcome everyone to come and join the fun”. “We have some of the best in the business competing so it should be a great day!”

Matches will take place from 10am onwards starting with the kids and juvenile divisions. Adults will follow in the afternoon from 12pm with the final event being the elite division of 4 adults of which are black and brown belts.

There will be a chance for general public to enjoy delicious super foods such as fresh Acai and homemade protein snacks as they watch the fights take place.

For more information about this event and spectator tickets please click the link below. But hurry as spaces are running out fast!