Gracie Barra students are moving on up the grades

Martial artists have taken another step towards their coveted black belts at the Gracie Barra Hastings Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy writes Rob Griffin. Four members received their next coloured belts from head instructor Paul Bridges in a grading ceremony held at the school’s permanent home in Earl Street. A further ten were awarded ‘degree stripes’ […]

Up for the challenge – martial artists show determination and courage

Martial artists have been battling each other in the soaring temperatures at a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu interclub tournament writes Rob Griffin. The submission-only event, which featured 21 thrilling matches, was hosted by the Gracie Barra Hastings BJJ academy in Earl Street. The competitors, which included fighters from sister club GB Hailsham, were matched based on […]