TESTIMONIALS


“I HAVE TRAINED SINCE 2010 AT SEVERAL BJJ GYMS. NOT ONLY ACROSS THE UK, BUT AROUND THE WORLD, EVEN STOPPING IN AT THE PRESTIGIOUS MARCELO GARCIA GYM IN NEW YORK. I HAVE BEEN A MEMBER OF CARLSON GRACIE SURREY FOR 8 MONTHS NOW AND I CAN CONFIDENTLY SAY THIS IS THE MOST ENJOYABLE AND REWARDING CLUB TO TRAIN AT BY FAR! THE COACHING LEVEL IS FIRST CLASS, WITH THREE BLACK BELTS ROTATING CLASSES ENSURING YOU PROGRESS QUICKLY AND CORRECTLY. FOREMOST, TRAINING SHOULD BE FUN AND ENJOYABLE, AND THE CHARACTERS AT THIS GYM MAKE SURE THAT IT IS! THE FAMILY FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE IS WELCOMING, THE ROLLS ARE GREAT AND THE TEAM IS TOP QUALITY. 10/10.” - CHRIS MCDONNELL

“I WAS FIRST INVITED TO TRY BJJ AT CARLSON GRACIE SURREY BY A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE, IN 2014. SOME 3 YEARS LATER AND NOT ONLY HAVE I BEEN INTRODUCED TO A MARTIAL ART THAT RESONATES WITH ME, BUT I'VE ADDED TO THAT FRIENDSHIP AND GAINED MANY MORE IN THE PROCESS. THE MARTIAL ART ITSELF IS ONE OF INTRICACY, STRATEGY AND THE APPLICATION OF PRESSURE AT THE OPTIMAL MOMENT TO GAIN VICTORY. IT'S HELPED MY FITNESS AND MY STRENGTH. HOWEVER, IT'S THE ATMOSPHERE OF FRIENDLINESS, HELPFULNESS AND INCLUSIVENESS THAT HAS KEPT ME TRAINING AT THE CLUB. TO BORROW FROM THE ADAGE: SHOW ME YOUR FRIENDS, AND I'LL SHOW YOU WHO YOU ARE. MY FRIENDS MAY BE MONSTERS ON THE MAT, PUSHING EACH OTHER TO IMPROVE, BUT THEY ARE ALSO GOOD PEOPLE, WHO ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER THROUGH VICTORY, DEFEAT, INJURY AND SETBACKS. THIS IS WHAT KEEPS ME THERE, AND MAKES ME EXCITED TO CONTINUE MY PROGRESSION WITH THE CLUB, OSS!" - SEYE BOLADE

“AS PARENTS WE KNEW THAT WE WANTED TO GIVE OUR DAUGHTER THE SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE TO NOT ONLY BE ABLE TO SURVIVE OUT IN THE WIDE WORLD BUT TO BE CONFIDENT IN HER OWN ABILITIES TO NOT BE A VICTIM OF BULLYING. WE SEE HAVING YOUR CHILDREN TRAIN IN JIU JITSU AS A LIFE SKILL IN THE SAME WAY YOU WOULD TEACH THEM TO SWIM - ULTIMATELY ONE DAY IT COULD SAVE THEIR LIFE. CARLSON GRACIE SURREY HAVE CLASSES THAT WILL GIVE YOUR CHILDREN SELF CONFIDENCE, GREAT FITNESS, AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE GREAT FRIENDS AND A WHOLE HEAP OF OTHER SKILLS.” - MICHAEL DAVISON

“CARLSON GRACIE SURREY IS A GREAT CLUB WITH WELCOMING PEOPLE AND FANTASTIC JIU JITSU. YOU WON'T REGRET COMING HERE”. - GEORGE AMAECHI

“I FIRST STARTED TRAINING BJJ IN MIDDLESBROUGH BACK IN 2008 BUT RELOCATED TO SURREY IN 2013 DUE TO WORK COMMITMENTS. I WAS KEEN TO CONTINUE TRAINING SO TRIED A NUMBER OF BJJ CLUBS IN THE AREA. I STRUGGLED TO FIND AN ENVIRONMENT I FELT 100% COMFORTABLE IN. I ALMOST GAVE UP MY SEARCH THEN LUCKILY FOUND CARLSON GRACIE SURREY AND AFTER JUST ONE CLASS I KNEW THIS WOULD BE THE PERFECT CLUB FOR ME AND THE RIGHT PLACE TO CONTINUE MY BJJ JOURNEY. MY TECHNICAL ABILITY AND OVERALL CONFIDENCE HAS IMPROVED SINCE JOINING THE TEAM. I AM AN ACTIVE COMPETITOR AND RECENTLY WON GOLD AT THE 2017 NAGA UK CHAMPIONSHIP. THE INSTRUCTORS HERE ARE SECOND TO NONE. CLEAR AND CONCISE TECHNIQUES COUPLED WITH A GREAT ATMOSPHERE AND TEAM SPIRIT. I CAN'T RECOMMEND CARLSON GRACIE SURREY ENOUGH.” - ANDREAS SIMPSON

“WHEN YOU JOIN CARLSON GRACIE SURREY (CGS) YOU WILL BECOME ADDICTED TO BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU (BJJ). YOU WILL DEVELOP AT YOUR OWN PACE. IT'S YOUR JOURNEY AND IT’S YOUR COMMITMENT, THE MORE YOU ATTEND THE MORE YOU WILL LEARN. YOU WILL HAVE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS BECAUSE YOU WILL BE THINKING ABOUT TECHNIQUES BEFORE YOU FALL ASLEEP. YOU MAY STOP DRINKING ALCOHOL, TAKING DRUGS AND STOP EATING JUNK FOOD. BJJ CHANGES PEOPLE’S LIVES. BE PREPARED TO LOVE BJJ AND HATE IT WHEN YOU CAN'T GO! YOU DON'T NEED TO BE FIT, JUST TURN UP. REMEMBER, WHEN TRAINING ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TAP AND YOUR TRAINING PARTNER WILL RELEASE ANY SUBMISSION HOLD - NO ONE WANTS ANYONE TO GET HURT. AND ALTHOUGH ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN ON THE STREET, AT CGS YOU ARE IN A SAFE AND CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT. CGS HAS BRILLIANT INSTRUCTORS WHO HELP AND ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS. BUT NOT ONLY ARE THE INSTRUCTORS HELPFUL, EVERY MEMBER OF THE TEAM IS WILLING TO HELP YOU. I PERSONALLY CAN'T PRAISE THE CLUB ENOUGH - IT WAS BUILT WITH PASSION AND THE INSTRUCTORS TEACH WITH PASSION. WALKING ON TO THE MAT FOR THE FIRST TIME MAY FEEL STRANGE BUT I GUARANTEE YOU WILL BE BACK BECAUSE THIS CLUB IS SIMPLY THE BEST. DON'T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, TURN UP AND TRY IT FOR YOURSELF!” - SEAN HARVEY

"AFTER GRAPPLING IN A COUPLE OF CLUBS I MUST SAY THAT CGS ARE THE FRIENDLIEST BUNCH AND OFFER THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF BJJ AS WELL. YOU WILL HAVE THE CHOICE OF ATTENDING CLASSES HELD BY ANY OF THE 3 BLACK BELT INSTRUCTORS, EACH WITH THEIR OWN STYLE OF TEACHING AND FAVOURITE TECHNIQUES SO YOU WILL BE TAUGHT THE FULL RANGE OF BASICS AND SOME HIGH LEVEL STUFF IF YOU CAN HANG IN THE ADVANCED CLASSES." - SINISA NIMCEVIC