Ross Nicholls is black belt first degree under Roger Gracie/Cesar Lima
Ross started training martial arts from an early age, a combat system he practiced from the ages of 6 to 14.
But it was only when growing up in 2007, Nicholls gained an interest in jiu-jitsu and eventually joined a class under Kevin Kox, who was then a purple belt under Pedro Bessa.
Although Ross moved to London one year into his training, he continued training and was graded all the way up to purple belt by this coalition, Bessa, Cox.
Following his relocation to study biomedical science at the University College London (UCL) in 2008, Nicholls’ training schedule was split between the aforementioned Kox (when at home [P.T.]) and the Roger Gracie Academy in England’s capital. With time, particularly after Nicholls graduated and started making London his permanent residence, RGA coach César Lima, and Roger Gracie himself took a more permanent control of Ross’ tuition.
After ending his degree, Ross spent some time working outside his academic field of expertise, just to fund his BJJ training and competition schedule. In 2014 he started coaching on a regular basis which set him up to become a full-time athlete/coach in jiu-jitsu. It was also in 2014 (November), that Ross Nicholls was promoted to black belt. A ceremony led by Roger Gracie and Cesar Lima.
- 1st Place ADCC European Trials (2018)
- 1st Place IBJJF British NoGi Nationals (2017)
- 1st Place IBJJF London Winter Open (2017)
- 2nd Place IBJJF British NoGi Nationals (2016)
- 3rd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam LDN (2016/2017)
Main Achievements (Colored Belts):
- 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2010 blue)
- 1st Place IBJJF European NoGi Open (2013 brown)
- 1st Place IBJJF London Open (2013 brown)
- IBJJF European Open 2nd Place (2013 brown)
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