Hello. Why don’t we start by you telling us a little about yourself?
I'm James Tighe, 32, From Salford, just outside Manchester.
Are you currently training / teaching Martial Arts? Is that Full time / Part time?
Yes. I currently train at Stealth BJJ in Manchester. I started training in September 2009. I train part time, in the evenings and weekends after work. I have Not yet started teaching as I am still a blue belt but would love to one day, maybe only once a week though, people say it helps improve your own game.
Which arts do you study / teach and under whom?
I train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Steve Campbell, black belt under head of Gracie Barra Carlinos Gracie. I think Steve is one of the most knowledgeable and intelligent Jiu Jitsu black belts in the UK. I'm lucky he is in Manchester!
I also train at an MMA gym - 'ASW Manchester' once a week with Kam Atakuru, who is an incredible grappler, and pro MMA fighter.
How long have you done that?
5 years, 3 months :)
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