Well there is a legit BJJ academy in the uk called Black belt academy. Its under Rick young in Scotland though, and as far as I am aware, it does not have sattelite schools. Rick named the academy before the term was popular, and is a jkd instructor under Dan Inosanto , and a bjj black belt under Mauricio Gomes (sorry about any spellings).
If you can find out where and when Alexander Leijten claims to have got his BJJ black belt, i'll happily email any gyms in North Shield's i can find. I don't think there's many.
As far as I'm aware, there are four BJJ clubs in the area (as per map). None of them are actually in North Shields:
Checkmat BJJ Sunderland
Castletown Snooker Club
Checkmat BJJ South Shields
Horsley Hill Community Centre
07948 722557 (Scott)
Gracie Barra Newcastle
Elswick Park & Pool
Beech Grove Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Gracie Barra Newcastle (Wallsend)
Wallsend Boys Club
so far i did a google search in Dutch and all it came up with was a Alex Leijten.
its not uncommon for people named alexander to use alex for short.
it could be the same guy, but it doesn't give much info.
It would help if the OP gives us some more information on how and where they met or came to hear about this guy.
I'm in the Netherlands for about a week more still, and I am totally down to grapple with people.
+-155lbs blue belt :D
this is a mabs thread, not a cruising zone.
Could a moderator please delete this thread? Thank you.
Isn't Marcos Flexa a black belt under Carlson Gracie too? http://www.marcosflexa.nl
Originally Posted by Lebell
kato is a friend of mine, well used to, we lost contact.
No, you raised an inquiry into someone else's credentials. That someone might "receive ****" because this thread was started is not a compelling reason to take it down.
Originally Posted by Amargeddon
Now, if you want to apologize to Mr. Leijten using your real name for starting this thread, please do, and explain how you can confirm he is a BJJ black belt.
I just started this thread because i heard his name and wondered who he was. Someone i care About might lose her job because of this. Im willing to give my real name and willing to apologize of thats what it takes. So im asking again to please delete this thread.
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