Head Coach, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Neto is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt 3rd degree, under Henrique Lima. Born in Brazil, Neto has been living and teaching BJJ in London for the past 14 years.
Representing Checkmat, one of the biggest and most successful teams in BJJ, he brings over 20 years competition and coaching experience to the Academy.
An incredibly motivational coach, Neto has the skills and knowledge to help you build a strong foundation in BJJ, as well as helping you develop personally with a fighters mindset. Whether you are complete beginner, or a high level competitor looking to develop your game, Neto's patience, detailed knowledge and insight can help you succeed.
Neto is also Head Coach of our childrens program. A proud Dad to Paulo and Lily, he has hands on experience teaching the little ones and is a strong positive role model to help encourage your child on and off the mats.
As well as a highly regarded BJJ Referee for IBJJF, UAEJJF and ADCC, Neto is also coach for various professional MMA and UFC fighters and is available to help 1-2-1 with professional fight preparation.
Coach, Muay Thai
Samy's classes are perfect for those looking for a lesson in endurance, power and stamina. A former Team Tieu coach, and competitor Samy knows how to put you through your paces, whether you're training for a professional fight, or just starting out and need to build your fitness.
Samy's positive tough love coaching style can help you perfect your foundation techniques, and work on powerful, highly effective combo's, putting them to the test during intense sparring sessions.
Boasting an impressive record of wins, as well as holding a Black Belt in Judo, Coach Samy has held titles such as Algerian Champion, London Regional Heavyweight Champion, Granada Regional Champion, African Championship Silver Medalist so knows what it's like to step in the ring and can help you develop the Champions mindset.
Samy is available for 1-2-1 sessions, please call for availability.
Mike "Airlines" Ekundayo
Professional Bantamweight MMA Fighter Mike 'Airlines' Ekundayo fits in developing The Gauntlet Fight Academy MMA Talent and Beginners alongside his pro MMA training. Currently Fighting in Cage Warriors he has an impressive professional record of 8-1.
His training allows him to learn from top MMA legends such as his coach Brad Pickett and other big names in the sport.
Mike is an excellent teacher, patient and thorough which makes him perfect for beginners and those coming from other disciplines, as well as an extremely tough training partner for other semi-professional and professional fighters.
Mike's classes are suitable for those 16 and over.
Coach, Wrestling, BJJ GI & NO GI
Former Team GB freestyle wrestler Wali Abdullah, is well known as one of the best Wrestling coaches in the city. He is also a brown belt in BJJ and at the age of only 23 he has Wrestled all around the world and is a British National Champion in the sport.
Wali is the perfect coach to introduce you to takedowns and freestyle grappling, whether your aim is to get involved in Wrestling or just to improve your game for MMA or BJJ.
Join us for Wrestling classes every Thursday evening, all levels welcome. Wali leads our kids wrestling classes, as well as Sunday morning kids BJJ and our 06:30am adult BJJ classes.
Adam is a truly old school boxing coach. Taking it back to the spirit of the sport, Adam is a Professional Boxing Coach qualified by both England Bxoing and by the Polish Professional Boxing Department.
With years of experience in boxing and body building Adam can provide you with the guidance and technical know how you need to sharpen your skills.
Adam is available for 1-2-1 and private group classes.
Coach, Muay Thai & MMA
Matt is the definition of all an all round fighter. You'll see him on the mats day in day out developing our Muay Thai team, especially those 06:30am earlybirds but Matt has also previously fought MMA professionally and is a Brown Belt in BJJ.
One of the friendliest faces in the Academy he will be happy to show you the ropes, give you tips and advice but is equally happy to go a few rounds in the ring and put more experienced students to the test.
Coach, Krav Maga
Founder of Total Krav Maga & Krav Wear. Self Defence Professional & Consultant. Nick runs Krav Maga classes all over London including 4 clases weekly at The Gauntlet Fight Academy.
A Film Fight Choreographer & Screen Combat Actor Nick is available for Private classes and will also be co-running our new self defence program.