Gary Davies

Manager
BJJ Coach
Head Junior’s BJJ Coach

Gary has studied and trained in many martial arts since he started at the age of 19. He began with Kung Fu, studying various forms (including Wing Chun, Lau Gar and Tai Chi) for nine years. He began training in Japanese Jiu Jitsu in 1996, and achieved the rank of 3rd Dan Black Belt

Gary went on to study Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Russian Sambo, qualifying as a Russian Sambo Coach under Vadim Kolganov (Dynamo Sambo) in 2004 and was awarded his Brown Belt in BJJ in 2013 under Darren Yeoman. He has competed in BJJ, MMA & Sport Sambo and continues to train BJJ under the guidance of Kev Capel

Gary also runs the kid’s BJJ team

Matt Male

Assistant Manager
Head MMA Coach
BJJ Coach

Matt began studying and training in Jiu Jitsu in 2003 and reached the level of 1st Dan Black Belt in Japanese Jiu Jitsu, under Gary Davies. Matt also holds a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu awarded by Darren Yeoman. He continues to train in BJJ under Kev Capel and Gary Davies

Matt has wide competition experience and has won many competitions including:

  • Gracie Invitational BJJ European Open Gold Medallist
  • Bristol BJJ Open Gold Medallist
  • 2 x Combat Sports British Amateur MMA Champion
  • Grapple & Strike Amateur MMA Champion
  • Anger Management Grapple Challenge Champion

Matt runs the Fightworx MMA team and has prepared competitors for all levels and types of competition from BJJ to pro rules MMA.

Jake Purdy

Head Muay Thai Coach
Head Junior’s Muay Thai Coach

Jake is one of the top Muay Thai fighters in theĀ UK and Europe and trains under Sonny Perez (widely recognised as one of the best Muay Thai instructors in the South West)

Jake is the current UK #2 Professional Muay Thai fighter at 72.5Kg with over 50 fights experience

He is also WBC world ranked #9 at 72.5kg, Golden Belt European champion at 72.5kg, National S1 tournament champion at 72.5kg and S1 Champion at 72.5k

He has trained and fought in Thailand and brings his knowledge and skills to Fightworx Adult and Junior classes.

Jake is also a qualified personal trainer and sports masseuse and is available for 1-2-1 training