Coach: Rufus Spiller


Rufus is the head coach at our only affiliate club, Equipe TCA Deva Romania. He was awarded his Brown Belt in May 2019.

Rufus started his BJJ career in Melbourne in 2013 where he was awarded his Blue Belt under Ben Hall at Carlson Gracie Australia. Moving to Hereford in 2015 he joined The Combat Academy and began competing frequently throughout 2015 and 2016. In September 2016 he was awarded his Purple Belt and moved to Romania where he has opened up Equipe TCA Romania. 

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)

UAEJJF Romanian National Pro 2018 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)
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