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Featured CTC of the Month: Marple Martial Arts

March 26, 2014

Located in the UK

In January 2012, Rob Dixon established Marple Gracie Jiu Jitsu, a Certified Training Centre, in Marple, Stockport, UK. From a standing start, it grew to over 50 regular adult students participating in the Gracie Combatives programme. With 19 students earning their blue belts in less than two years, Rob was keen to expand the number of classes, and spread Gracie Jiu Jitsu to an even bigger audience. "It was becoming clear that I needed to get another instructor certified to help me spread the word" says Rob, "I also wanted to open a CTC nearer to the main town centre of Stockport, as our existing CTC was located in a small village"

Rob's student Richard Porter completed the Instructor Certification Program (ICP) in January 2014, and this month the brand new Certified Training Centre, Gracie Jiu Jitsu Stockport opened its doors. During its first week, it was visited by Liam Wandi, an Eddie Kone Brown Belt (Relson Gracie), who writes the very informative blog called 'The Part Time Grappler". To read what Liam had to say about the new CTC: click here.