Vernon began training in Brazilian jiu jitsu at 15 years old and has been teaching since the age of 16.
Winning gold competing at blue, purple and brown belt.
After receiving his brown belt from Roger Gracie at 19, he began focussing on boxing and MMA training.
Always on the mat improving his skills and furthering his knowledge, he received his black belt from Roger Gracie at 25.
With 15 years of experience training and teaching in the art Vernon has trained with the very best athletes from around the world and knows what it takes to learn
and improve in the sport, believing it better to do one technique well than 10 techniques poorly.
Vernon takes the Thursday class.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
A rapidly growing grappling sport and widely considered as the most complete martial arts for ground fighting, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is derived from a combination of traditional jiu jitsu, judo, and wrestling, with a focus on positional control and submissions attained using leverage and technique.
Predominantly focusing on grappling on the ground without the use of strikes, BJJ emphasises the use of leverage, speed and technical application over strength and power enabling a smaller person to control and submit a much larger opponent. A typical class consists of functional warm ups, some takedowns, positional technique repetition or drilling and controlled sparring, referred to as rolling. BJJ is both a highly effective martial art for self defense as well as a fun, technical and challenging combat sport.
Excercise Type : Anaerobic and stamina
Excercise Level : All Levels
Excercise Benefits : Rapidly builds fitness, mobility, flexibility and confidence.