Coach: Rufus Spiller

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Rufus is the head coach at our only affiliate club, The Combat Academy Deva Romania.

He 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 The Combat Academy Romania. 

Competitive Highlights to date:

2016 Number 1 Ranked UKBJJA Masters Blue Belt

Purple belt

IBJJF European Masters Championship 2018 - Gold (Featherweight/M3)

IBJJF European Championships NoGi 2018 - Gold (Featherweight/M3)

UAEJJF Romanian National Pro 2018 Gi - Gold (Featherweight/M2)

English Open 2018 Gi - Gold (Featherweight/M2)

English Open 2017 Gi - Gold (Featherweight/M3)

UK Masters 2018 Gi - 3x Gold (Featherweight/Lightweight/Absolute/M3)

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)

English Open 2016 Gi - Gold (Featherweight/M2)

Blue Belt

2016 UKBJJA Ranked Number 1 Masters Blue Belt

British Open 2016 Gi - Gold (Featherweight/M2)

English Open 2016 NoGi - Gold (Featherweight/M2)

English Open 2015 Gi - Gold (Featherweight/M2)

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)