Ben is a proud ROOTS BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU BLACK BELT and has been training with Prof Paulo Guimaraes for 11 years.
'Combining my love for Jiu Jitsu and my love for travel I have been fortunate to train with many of the greatest Jiu Jitsu academies and masters around the World in an effort to not only expand my knowledge but to share that knowledge with my students... I have spent time at the following academies:'
Australia:ROOTS JIU JITSU Prof Paulo Guimaraes / Prof Jorge Pereira
Sao Paulo - Roots BJJ Sao Paulo; Claudio Godoy Jiu Jitsu; Alliance HQ (Prof Fabio Gurgel)
Natal: Kimura Nova Uniao
Florianopolis - Ataque Duplo (Prof Glenio Weber)
Brasilia - Tanque Jiu Jitsu; Tannuri Jiu Jitsu; 5 Rounds MMA/ Jiu Jitsu
Rio de Janeiro - Brazilian Top Team; Nova Geracao: De La Riva; Fabrico Martins
LA - Rey Diogo BJJ; VMAT; Nino 'Elvis' Schembri BJJ
San Diego - Revolution BJJ; Jiu Jitsu University
New York - Marcelo Garcia
Las Vegas - Team Wand
Stockholm - Hilti BJJ
Grips BJJ (Prof Silvio Braga)
Singapore Judo Club
Phuket - Phuket top Team (Prof Olavo Abreu)
"In only 3 months my 7 yr old son has become absolutely obsessed with BJJ through the caring, technical and disciplined training they receive through Ben and Graeme. At training, he behaves, listens and takes everything in like a sponge with a massive smile for the entire lesson. Then he comes home and “becomes Ben” as he walks his younger brother and sister through what he’s just learnt.As soon as he arrives home from training, my two year old daughter asks every week “now I can do jiu-jitsu?” It’s amazing to watch the kids “fight” on a daily basis without any hint of wanting to hurt each other."
-Darren Stein (Jordyns Dad)
"Ben is an excellent instructor who not only shows you what techniques really work but also explains precisely why they work. His details have improved my game immensely."
- Andrew Hayes (Roots BJJ Blue Belt)
"Ben is a very technical instructor and he explains well. Ben is always looking for new techniques to teach us, and always reinforcing the details and importance of the basics."
- Graeme Berkman (Roots BJJ Brown Belt)