Max is a legend within the UK BJJ community, moving from his native Brazil in 2005 and becoming one of the first BJJ instructors to represent the sport from the famous Roger Gracy academy in the UK. He is very proud to be coaching BJJ here. Max has been training BJJ for over 16 years and has competed at the highest levels in Brazil, here in the UK and across Europe.

BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique, taking the fight to the ground – most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. In keeping with the original ethos of BJJ, it is Max's aim to make Brazilian Jiu Jitsu accessible to everyone.


How does Gymbox as a brand reflect your personality?

Very outspoken and flamboyant.

What music style describes you?

Various music background… ranging from Hip Hop, Chart, House and most upbeat music is a go!

What is your guilty pleasure?

I guess a good greasy cheat meal

What is your favourite thing about Gymbox?

Gymbox has a dedicated training area that is fully matted and well run a wide variety of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes, from beginner classes all the way through to Advanced and competition focused classes....this is fantastic!

Who is your favourite rockstar?


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