The course was an intensive one packed with weeks of gruelling 10 hour days and focused around the development and delivery of The Gracie Combatives ® program not only to master the techniques involved but also just as importantly how to teach them using unique Gracie teaching mythologies. Sacha successfully passed the course and the experience was one that changed his life forever. Dedicated to this new path he returned to England as Europe’s first ever certified Gracie Combatives instructor and vowed to continue to uphold the authenticity and highest standards possible as a representative of The Gracie Academy and continues to make regular trips to California to train and teach classes. In 2014 Sacha Martin-Luther King promoted by Rener Gracie attained another unique achievement of becoming the first and only person in Europe to be awarded the prestigous rank of BLACK BELT from The Gracie Academy. Sacha continues to teach and develop, in London and at UKGJJ CTC and also is available to deliver Gracie Jiu-Jitsu focused SEMINARS throughout the UK & Europe as well as being the architect behind the UKGJJ SHOP providing official Gracie Gear Merchandise direct from England.
The originals: First ever Group of Certified Instructors program 2008
On return to the England Sacha Martin-Luther King established UKGJJ ® (UK GRACIE JIU-JITSU) as the UK’s first ever Official Gracie Academy Certified Training Centre (CTC). UKGJJ ® now currently operates the only level 4 Certified Training Centre in Europe.
Since then we have paved the way in providing World Class Gracie Jiu-Jitsu technique to hundreds of dedicated students and have produced over 50 Gracie Academy officially certified blue belts direct from the United Kingdom. We maintain an outstanding 100% student pass rate with 99% of which scoring at or above Instructor level requirement.
Not only are we proving to provide quality World Class self defence techniques and tuition exactly the way it is supposed to be but also aiding Gracie Academy HQ in The Gracie Global Training Program which continues spreading pure Gracie Jiu-Jitsu across the World. Come learn at any UKGJJ ® centre and enjoy a professional communal learning experience welcoming to all walks of life. Male, female, older, weak OR small Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is designed for you.
Now more than just quality assured training providers UKGJJ ® has become a name you can trust to delivery quality and this can also be seen in all our growing services and products.
Rener Gracie technique of the Month with Sacha Martin-Luther King
Sacha Martin-Luther King teaching with Ralek Gracie at The Gracie Academy
Sacha Martin-Luther King at The Gracie Academy
Sacha Martin-Luther King case study sample