Jose Marcello Figueira Rodrigues “ZÉ MARCELLO” - Jiu Jitsu
About the Instructor
Born and raised in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Zé Marcello is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt under Sergio “Bolao” Souza.
With over 16 years of training, Zé Marcello has competed in the most prestigious BJJ tournaments in the world and is affiliated with the world-famous Brazilian Top Team.
Having retired from competing professionally in 2002, Zé Marcello has since dedicated his time to teaching Brazilian jiu-jitsu and currently resides in the UK as of February 06.
His hobbies also include Surfing, snowboarding and playing the acoustic guitar.
About the class
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport and a form of self-defense that focuses on grappling, especially ground fighting.
It was derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan Judo in the early 20th century,which was itself then, a recently-developed system (founded in 1882), based on multiple schools (or Ryu) of Japanese jujutsu.
It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend himself against a bigger, stronger assailant using leverage and proper technique; most notably, by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person.
Jiu Jitsu can be trained for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense, Sparring (commonly referred to as ‘rolling’) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition.Contact Ze Marcello 07912 642 592
Scott Marriot - Wrestling
About the class
Thames Valley Wrestling is a club dedicated to the oldest Olympic sport of Olympic freestyle wrestling.
We are the sister club for the Slough Wrestling Club.
All are welcome to come and train we have mixed abilities from the novice to national champions of all ages.
From juniors right through to adults.
Even if you just want to work on your cardio levels come and take a wrestling class and watch it increase week by week.
Wrestling is also great base to have if you are thinking of taking up or competing in any other grappling sports such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Ju jitsu, Judo or MMA.
Steve Morrison - Unity Judo / Sombo
Unity Founder Steve Morrison
Steve is a former British Middleweight judo champion, who has trained in Judo alongside such prestigious & legendary British Judo names such as Brian Jacks, Neil Adams, Elvis Gordon, Ray Stevens, Densign White, Karen Briggs to name but a few.
About the class
Steve has also continued to study the art of Sombo extensively over the years and has trained and competed at clubs throughout Europe as well as in the traditional home of Sombo “Russia” Steve recently trained with British Sombo squad, under watchful eye of Martin Clarke 8th Dan Judo, 6th Dan Jiu Jitsu & Grand Master of Combat Sombo. Steve trained alongside John Clarke (the son of Martin Clarke) who is the reigning 6 time European heavyweight sombo champion.
Sombo is a relatively modern martial art, combat sport and self-defense system developed in the Soviet Union and recognized as an official sport by the USSR All-Union Sports Committee in 1938. The word means “self-defense without a weapon” in Russian. Sambo has its roots in Japanese judo and traditional folk styles of Russian wrestling.
There are three generally recognized competitive sport variations of Sambo.
Sport Sambo is stylistically similar to amateur wrestling and judo. The competition is similar to judo, but with some differences in rules and uniform. In contrast with judo, Sambo allows some types of leg locks, while not allowing chokeholds and focuses on throwing, ground work and submissions.
Combat Sambo. Developed for the military, Combat Sambo resembles modern mixed martial arts, including striking and grappling where choking is legal. Competitors wear jackets, hand protection, shin and head protection.
Freestyle Sambo – Follows a unique set of Sambo rules created by the American Sambo Association (ASA) in 2004. These rules differ from traditional Sport Sambo in that they allow choke holds and other submissions from Combat Sambo that are not permitted in Sport Sambo as well as certain neck cranks and twisting leg locks. Freestyle Sambo, like all Sambo, focuses on throwing skills and fast ground work. No strikes are permitted.
Whether you’re looking for fitness, to gain strength or weight loss, both Mick and Martin James offer a personal &professional service which includes exclusive use of the small dojo for your session, so no waiting around to use equipment!
The Unity Dojo is equipped with a wide variety of equipment including: