Coach: Kelly Hopkins

Kelly is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt (awarded May 2018) and is the head coach of our women's BJJ programme. Kelly has traveled extensively to train and compete including Thailand, USA, Abu Dhabi, Sardinia, Amsterdam, Italy and Portugal.   

Previous Belts Awarded

Blue Belt June 2016

2020

AJP Jiu Jitsu pro Netherlands Open Bronze Medal (adult -64 kg Gi)

AJP Jiu Jitsu pro Netherlands Open Silver Medal (adult -64 kg NoGi)

2019

UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Silver Medal (Gi)

British Open Bronze Medal - Adult -64 kg

British Open Silver Medal - Masters -58 kg

2018

IBJJF Rome Open Silver Medal 

IBJJF European Masters Champion.

National Masters Silver Medal Purple -58.5 kg Feather

2017

IBJJF Munich Open Champion

IBJJF Paris Open Champion (NoGi)

IBJJF Paris Open Silver Medal (Gi)

Fight Like A Girl Championships Gold medal Gi

Fight Like A Girl Championships Gold medal NoGi

2016

English Open Champion

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu Jitsu tour Champion

IBJJF Rome Open Champion

Welsh Open BJJ Champion​

Surrey BJJ Open Gold Absolute, Silver Weight.

Kleos BJJ Open Gold

2015

Kleos Grappling Champion (Gi)

Hereford BJJ Open Silver Medalist x2

Hereford BJJ Open Champion x2

Hereford BJJ Open Absolute Champion

Welsh Open BJJ Champion

British Open Silver Medalist

Kleos Grappling NoGi Champion

Abu Dhabi Pro Trials (Netherlands) Silver medalist

NoGi British Open Champion

2014

Hereford BJJ Open Silver Medalist

Nottingham BJJ Open Silver Medalist

She previously trained in Karate and Kick-boxing before deciding to concentrate her efforts on her Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training.

Additional Qualifications:

HE Certificate in Psychology

Sports First Aid qualification

Safeguarding

L2 Supporting Young People in the Workplace qualification
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