Next up on our Coaches Spotlight, we have our No-Gi standout specialist, Ross Nicholls. We took some time to speak with Ross and understand why he came to the sport of Jiu-Jitsu and what makes him tick on the mats.
You can see some of Ross' submission highlight reel here, well worth a watch!!
Name: Ross Nicholls
Belt: 1st Degree Black Belt
When did you start Jiu-Jitsu? Going on almost 12 years ago now starting in Wales under Kevin Cox & Pedro Bessa before moving to London and beginning to practice under Roger Gracie & Cesar Lima
Why did you start Jiu-Jitsu? As a youngster I was bullied and had confidence issues, so Jiu-Jitsu helped me massively with this
Favourite Submission & why? Favourite submission at present... I'd say is the armbar basically as you can hit them from anywhere
Preferred Guard? Butterfly guard, you can see me playing this a lot recently and transitions nicely to both leg & upper body attacks.
Proudest Jiu-Jitsu Moment? By far winning the ADCC Europeans and qualifying for ADCC Worlds in a few weeks' time.
What has Jiu-Jitsu taught you outside of the Dojo? Despite your size or background, that anybody can be strong!
Follow Ross on Instagram @Rossnichollsbjj