All About Nicolas Gregoriades
Joined: 31 Dec 1969
Nicolas Gregoriades was the first person to be awarded the black belt by the legendary Roger Gracie. He is widely regarded as one of the outstanding jiu-jitsu instructors contributing to the art today. By combining deep conceptual and technical knowledge with a methodical, patient teaching style, Nic ensures all his students learn quickly and enjoyably.
He began training in judo when he was seven years old and continued until he was 15. He restarted training in martial arts when he discovered submission grappling in 2000. In 2004 he moved to London and began training in the gi with his instructor, Roger Gracie.
He has spent the last eight years living in London, where he trained and coached at the Roger Gracie Academy. During that time he also taught jiu-jitsu all over the world, including the United States, England, France, Denmark, Thailand, South Africa, Italy and Australia.
In 2009 he was featured on the cover of Martial Arts Illustrated, the UK’s longest running martial arts publication.
He has worked as an instructor at the Roger Gracie Academy in London, the largest BJJ academy in Europe.
He has worked as the Head Jiu-Jitsu instructor at the Budokwai in London, the oldest martial arts club in Europe.
Paris Open Champion (2006)
London Open Champion (2005)
ADDC-UK Champion (2006)
South African National Grappling Champion (2005)
Grappler of the Year – France (2007)
Gracie Invitational Champion (2006, 2007)
Absolute Submission Fighting Winner (2008, 2009)
British Open Grappling Champion (2009)
Abu-Dhabi Pro European Qualifier (2010)