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Coach: Rufus Spiller

Having started JiuJitsu in Melbourne in 2013 under Ben Hall, at Carlson Gracie Australia, Rufus joined EquipeTCA in 2015 on his return to the UK. As an active part of the team he competed frequently and in September 2016 Dave awarded his Purple Belt. In 2016 Rufus moved to Romania and, after discussion and guidance from Dave and the senior team, he opened up EquipeTCA Romania our only affiliate club. Continuing to compete regularly he was awarded his Brown Belt in May 2019.

Competitive Highlights to date:

Brown Belt

  • UKBJJA UK Masters 2019 Gi - Gold (Featherweight/M3)
  • UKBJJA English Open 2019 Gi - Gold (Featherweight/M3)
  • ADCC Romanian Nationals 2019 NoGi - Gold (-70kg/M1)
  • ProBJJ Tomis Open 2019 Gi - Gold (-69kg/M2)
  • AJP Romanian International Pro 2019 Gi - Gold (-77kg/M1)

Purple Belt

  • IBJJF European Masters Championship 2018 - Gold (Featherweight/M3)
  • IBJJF European Championships NoGi 2018 - Gold (Featherweight/M3)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Masters Jiu-Jitsu Championships 2019 Gi - Gold (-69kg/M3)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam London 2019 Gi - Gold (-69kg/M2)
  • UKBJJA English Open 2018 Gi - Gold (Featherweight/M2)
  • UKBJJA English Open 2017 Gi - Gold (Featherweight/M3)
  • UKBJJA UK Masters 2018 Gi - 3x Gold (Featherweight/Lightweight/Absolute/M3)
  • UKBJJA UK Masters 2017 Gi - Gold (Featherweight/M3)
  • ProBJJ Tomis Open 2018 Gi - Gold (Featherweight/Masters)
  • ProBJJ Cupa Romaniei 2018 Gi - Gold (Featherweight/Masters)
  • ProBJJ Belt League 2016/17 Gi -76kg expert champion
  • ProBJJ Cupa Vipguard 2017 Gi - Gold (Featherweight/Adult)
  • ProBJJ Tomis Open 2017 Gi - Gold (Light/Masters)
  • UKBJJA English Open 2016 Gi - Gold (Featherweight/M2)

Blue Belt

  • 2016 UKBJJA Ranked Number 1 Masters Blue Belt
  • British Open 2016 Gi - Gold (Featherweight/M2)
  • UKBJJA English Open 2016 NoGi - Gold (Featherweight/M2)
  • UKBJJA English Open 2015 Gi - Gold (Featherweight/M2)
  • UKBJJA Scottish Cup 2016 Gi - Gold (Featherweight/M1)
  • Welsh Open 2016 Gi - Gold (Featherweight/M2)
  • Welsh Open 2015 Gi - Gold (Featherweight/M2)
  • Grappling Industries - Melbourne 2015 Gi - Gold (Featherweight/M1)
  • Grappling Industries - Melbourne 2015 NoGi - Gold (Featherweight/M1)
  • Kleos 2015 Gi - Gold (Featherweight/M1)