Gracie Barra Derby :: About

Jui-Jitsu for

Aspen Drive
DE21 7SG
Tel - 07776 148395


Our lead instructors are:

Professor Patrick Martin

Patrick has been involved in martial arts since 1985 and has trained in Japanese Jujitsu(6th Dan), Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Gracie Barra Black Belt 2nd degree under Braulio Estima), Boxing and Wing Chun, amongst other styles. He is a trained coach in a number of sports, and also varieties of sign language. He started the club in the late 90’s, initially teaching a more traditional style of Japanese Jujitsu, and over the years has gradually refined this to incorporate techniques from a variety of styles as well as adding BJJ and MMA to the club’s core disciplines.

Professor Stephen Martin

Stephen is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Japanese Ju Jitsu and has over 20 years martial arts experience. He is also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt 2nd degree, also under Braulio Estima (3x Black Belt World Champion) and is the Previous Brown Belt European Gi & NoGi Champion and holds multiple British and International BJJ Titles. Stephen has also fought professionally in the UK’s biggest shows, including BAMMA, Cage Warriors and BCMMA.

Professor Christine McDonagh

Christine is a 1st degree Black Belt in Japanese Ju Jitsu and has over 15 years martial arts experience. She is also a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is a former Pan American Champion & 2x European Champion. Christine is also a qualified Physiotherapist.