Student Gradings

Paul (Howster) How – Promoted to black belt on Saturday 5th January 2019 by Professor Braulio Estima.

Since 2009, Paul How (Howster) has proudly flown the Gracie Barra flag and represented GBCI on the national and international stage.

He has come up through the ranks at GBCI from white belt in 2009 to Black Belt in January 2019.

All Paul’s belts have been personally awarded to him by Professor Braulio Estima.

Paul is available for private lessons in BJJ, self defence and competition preparation.

Austin (Stig) Dix – Promoted to black belt on Saturday 5th January 2019 by Professor Braulio Estima.

Austin (The Stig) is a BJJ Black Belt belt under Braulio Estima. He has been at Gracie Barra Channel Islands for over 10 years and is among a group of the longer serving students.

Austin has won multiple medals in National competitions in BJJ, Including Gold in the British Open.

With a passion for travel you’ll see him popping up around gyms all around the world.

Rob Hansen – Promoted to brown belt on Saturday 5th January 2019 by Professor Braulio Estima.

Stuart Penn – Promoted to purple belt on Saturday 5th January 2019 by Professor Braulio Estima.

Christian Marcos – Promoted to purple belt on Saturday 5th January 2019 by Professor Braulio Estima.

Steve Holly – Promoted to blue belt on Saturday 5th January 2019 by Professor Braulio Estima.