Testimonials

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“Nic is an excellent teacher and fighter who understands jiu-jitsu on a deep level. I trust him to teach the art to the hundreds of students at my academy.”

Roger Gracie – 3 Times World Absolute Champion, Best Jiu-Jitsu Fighter in History

 

 

roger“Nic is a great training partner and he’s got an amazing ground game. I really enjoyed training with him!”

Georges St-Pierre – Multiple-time UFC Champion

 

 

 


“It’s been a pleasure teaching Nic and watching him grow in the art. Jiu-Jitsu needs more people like him.”

Mauricio Gomes – Jiu-Jitsu Legend, Black & Red Belt


“Starting my training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has made such a positive impact on my life. I couldn’t have done it without Nic’s patience and expertise.”

Brad Waldron – Entrepreneur


“My kids had been training in BJJ for a long time, but I had always been hesitant to start. Private lessons with Nic gave me the confidence I needed to being training in group classes.”

Nick Raphael – MD, Epic Records


“After years at a sedentiary job I was badly out of shape. Training with Nic for a few months got me the leanest and strongest I’ve ever been.”

Steve Fitzmaurice – Music Producer, Grammy Award Winner


“Nic is a great teacher and an awesome guy – I really enjoyed training with him.”

Felipe Souza – BJJ Black Belt


“Nic is a rare package within the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu community. Not only is he a naturally gifted and talented athlete he displays all of the attributes and skills that a black belt should have. Great technique, a wonderful attitude toward himself and his training partners and a consistent holistic approach when teaching not only himself but his students as well. All great teachers are first great student and have that unselfish persona that is rare to find in and ego driven industry. Nick is the real deal and I consider it a privilege to train with him and to be able to call him my friend.”

Marc Walder – BJJ Black Belt, Author of ‘Essential Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’


“I’ve known Nic for a long time and he’s undoubtedly an assest to the jiu-jitsu community. I’m proud to call him a friend.”

Jude Samuels – BJJ Black Belt, European Champion


“It’s been a pleasure to train with Nic – he has a very unique and strong jiu-jitsu, he’s also a very friendly and easy-going guy.”

Antony Rode – BJJ Black Belt, Multiple-Time French Champion


“Nicolas has a very easy and relaxed and approachable teaching style coupled with a deep understanding of jiu-jitsu, sports specific training and conditioning for the bjj practitioner.”

Adam Kayoon – BJJ Black Belt


“Nic is a tremendously enthusiastic and motivating coach, and has developed his own unique approach to jiu-jitsu instruction. His teaching is both principle-based and holistic: that is, he has the ability to convey a clear understanding of the underlying principles of each technique, as well as its proper place in your game as a whole. Where necessary, he also has a vast repertoire of progressive drills & exercises which will rapidly enhance your flexibility and movement, both standing and on the ground.”

Johannes Flieger – Blue Belt


“Nic is a terrific teacher. I am not a naturally co-ordinated person and yet somehow he got me to purple belt and will surely get me further!”

Jonathan Lewis – Purple Belt


“If you ever get the chance to train BJJ under Nic Gregoriades take it with ‘both hands’. Apart from being exceptionally good at BJJ he is a brilliant coach who understands principles of movement to a very high degree.”

David Webb – Purple Belt, Owner, Tokon Academy


“Thanks to Nic for 2 great seminars today at our club. The instruction was top notch, and there were some real gems in there, especially at a conceptual level. Highly recommended. A great time was had by all.”

James Smart – Brown Belt, Owner, Gracie Cape Town


“Nic G has been a coach, training partner and friend for many years. He visited my club to teach a seminar for me and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the outcome. His teaching style is both conceptual and practical. Everyone from novice to experienced had a great day and learned a lot. I highly recommend training with him.”

Kevin Capel – Owner, Roger Gracie Buckinghamshire


“Teaching out of Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket Thailand I have an opportunity to train with many of the top MMA fighters and Grapplers competing in the world. Nicolas came through the gym with an accomplished resume and impressive references. What stuck with me most about his seminar was the way the techniques flowed together. He was able to entertain while instructing a lesson that made logical sense and was easy to immediately integrate into your game. He showed techniques that students in the beginner, intermediate, and advance divisions could utilize and build upon”

Ray Elbe – BJJ Black Belt, Owner of Tiger Muay Thai