Craig Ewers wins gold at English Open No-Gi tournament

On March 13th, Head instructor, Craig Ewers, competed in the English Open No-Gi tournament in Dartford. After defeating two opponents, the first via points and the second via submission Craig won his division. 

This was Craig’s first tournament at black belt and it couldn’t have got off to a better start.

Below are some photo’s from the event taken by Emma Pursey.



Bristol Open 2016 Results

Congratulations to Eoghan O’Flanagan who won gold in the purple belt middleweight division today at the Bristol Open and James Kedra who won bronze in the blue belt lightweight division.

Special mention to Chris Grubb who lost his first match at white belt, but left everything on the mat.

Keep up the good work guys! 

Belt Promotions

At the Pedro Bessa Winter Grading at the Welsh Instutute of Sport, Matt Vassak was awarded his well deserved Purple Belt after  several years at Blue Belt.

A big congratulations to Ken Harris who was also promoted to Blue Belt today.

Both belts were awarded by head instructor, Pedro Bessa.

Well done both.

Pedro Bessa Interclub Results

 On Sunday 15th November, the 4th Pedro Bessa Interclub competition took place at the Welsh Institute of Sport in Cardiff. Several members of the team attended and came away with medals after some very good performances. Results as follows;

Eoghan O’Flanagan – Gold (Purple Belt)

Dominic Bury – Silver (Blue Belt)

James Kedra – Bronze (Blue Belt)

Chris Grubb – Silver (White Belt)

Eira Culverwell – Bronze (White Belt)

Well done to all those who medalled and let’s continue the hard work in training ready for the next competition!