On Sunday the 26th of November 2017, The Eddie Kone academy of Jiu-Jitsu had its winter belt ceremony with over 50 students in attendance.
Professor Eddie Kone and his panel of black belts and assistants tested Mr Liam Wandi, Mr Shukie Lok and Mr Shaun Escoffery on both the technical, philosophical and mental aspects of jiu-jitsu. ( The Black Belt Exam).
At the end of the exam which lasted 5, hours all 3 students were promoted to the rank of Black Belt.
Also promoted were,
Mr James Gregory was promoted to the rank of red bar on his black belt.
Mr Zaid Williams was promoted to the rank of Brown Belt.
other academy students were also promoted to both the rank of Purple and Blue Belts.
To us at the Eddie Kone academy of jiu-jitsu, the coveted Black Belt symbolizes much more than a belt change, it symbolizes friendship, hard work, and our commitment to upholding the values of jiu-jitsu.
Congratulations to everyone who was promoted Your success is a reflection of your hard work and daily dedication to your study of jiu-Jitsu, its values & its philosophy.
Big thank you to Black belt Mark Bottom who travelled to assist us with the examination process.
and also thank you to Mr Seymour Yang ( Meerkatsu) & Mr Miad nadjafi who were also in attendance.
below are some pics from the graduation day.
It is with great pleasure we can announce the launch of our Introduction of NO Gi classes at the academy.
Starting October 17th, 2017 Every Tuesday & Thursday at 7:30pm till 9:00pm.
Regardless of age or experience, we welcome all students from all backgrounds.
Those wishing to enrol please contact us.
We look forward to meeting you and seeing you at our academy.
Please let all of your friends and family know.
It’s with great pleasure that we can announce
Grandmaster Relson Gracie’s first UK visit to the Eddie Kone Academy of
Saturday 7th October
Sunday 8th October
Price to be confirmed.
Relson is the second oldest son of Helio Gracie, who along with Carlos Gracie, is credited for innovating the Kodokan Judo taught by Mitsuyo “Count Koma” Maeda into what is now known as Gracie or “Brazilian” Jiu Jitsu.
Relson began learning the art of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu at the age of two, began competing at the age of ten, and earned his black belt when he was 18.
He went 22 years undefeated as the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu National Champion. Although Relson’s techniques are deeply rooted in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Relson also emphasises “street effective” techniques. Relson’s Jiu-Jitsu has evolved to help defend yourself in survival situations where there are no rules.
On April 7, 2013, Relson was promoted to the rank of grandmaster (red belt) the highest possible belt awarded to living individuals in Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Please register your interest at.
Spaces are limited,
pre-register now to avoid disappointment – £50 deposit confirms your space.