Ian Rossiter

Coach

Ian Rossiter

 


2nd Degree Black Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Chico Mendes

4th Dan traditional Japanese Ju Jitsu

1st Kyu Brown Belt Judo (BJA)

Ian started training in traditional Japanese Jiu Jitsu in 1987 under the guidance of Chad A Sidaway 8th Dan and currently the grade of 4th Dan Black Belt with original DAN Grades being ratified in Japan, Okinawa and the USA.

Lineage Traditional Ju Jitsu: Kenshiro Abbe > Ron Bamfield > Chad Sidaway > Ian Rossiter

Ian has been studying BJJ since 2000 and is currently a 2nd Degree Black belt (awarded by Chico Mendes).

In the past Ian was fortunate to be Qualified as a referee under the old BAMMA association (British Association of Mixed Martial Arts / Ultimate Combat) and refereed on many MMA events at all levels (Ultimate Combat, Extreme Brawl, UK Storm, Combat Evolution (UZI), Combat Sports Open Trials, Fight Club to name a few) and was an official ringside adjudicator at UFC 38 (Brawl at the Hall) in 2002.

My Grade CV in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is as follows.

Lineage BJJ: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Leonardo Vieira > Chico Mendes>Ian Rossiter

Blue Belt awarded in 2003 by Professor Roberto Atalla (Rio Grappling Club) (Subsequent stripes added to blue belt in 2004 and 2005 by Carlos Lemos Jr)

Purple Belt awarded in 2006 by Professor Carlos Lemos Jr (Gracie Barra / Trojan Free Fighters)

Brown Belt awarded in 2010 by Professor Italo Ferreira (American Top Team / Trojan Free Fighters)

Black Belt awarded 19th August 2012 by Professor Chico Mendes (Checkmat)

Black Belt 1st Degree awarded 27th August 2015 by Professor Chico Mendes (Checkmat)

Black Belt 2nd Degree awarded 16th February 2019 by Professors Leo Vieira & Chico Mendes (Checkmat)

CLASS TIMES

Monday: 8:00pm – 9:00pm

Thursday: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Saturday: 9:00am – 10:00am

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Take advantage of sessions every day of the week plus the use of our gym equipment for only £55 a month or £7 a session!


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Classes from that past two weeks. Amazing atmosphere in the sessions at the moment and new faces giving this great art a try. Dont forget open mat sessions are back this weekend.

Classes from that past two weeks. Amazing atmosphere in the sessions at the moment and new faces giving this great art a try. Don't forget open mat sessions are back this weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

Ive never suffered from nerves, not sure why that is but when our club and team mates compete I feel sick to my stomach all day and cant eat (which if you know me is highly unusual 🤣).

Anyway I dont know why I worry because all of them perfomed brilliantly yesterday and couldnt be more pleased with each and every one of them. Solid performances and did yourselves and the team proud.
 
Shout out to the rest of the Checkmat Family who helped secure 3rd place in the teams event even though we had smaller numbers taking part. 
Paul Severn Darren Yeoman

I've never suffered from nerves, not sure why that is but when our club and team mates compete I feel sick to my stomach all day and can't eat (which if you know me is highly unusual 🤣).

Anyway I don't know why I worry because all of them perfomed brilliantly yesterday and couldn't be more pleased with each and every one of them. Solid performances and did yourselves and the team proud.

Shout out to the rest of the Checkmat Family who helped secure 3rd place in the teams event even though we had smaller numbers taking part.
Paul Severn Darren Yeoman
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Great job everyone, so good to be part of the Checkmat team and stand alongside you all. 🥋🙌🏼

Darren Yeoman great to catch up mate, great camaraderie between teams, your team are a credit to you 👍

Well what can I say about yesterdays Somerset Open, blinking amazing.
Every single one of our team that competed went out there and gave it everything and certainly didnt give any of their opponents an easy ride.
Win or lose I couldnt care less, we (Martin, Paddy and myself) are a extremely proud of the way you performed. 

Lets keep up the intensity and look for the next one to compete in.

We took a nice little medal collection home along with a huge team joint effort to take 3rd in the teams comp with help from numerous Checkmat teams (sorry if Ive missed any out) Worcester, Bristol, Torquay, The Gauntlett (Neto Nunes), Plymouth, Essex and Hammersmith.

Well what can I say about yesterday's Somerset Open, blinking amazing.
Every single one of our team that competed went out there and gave it everything and certainly didn't give any of their opponents an easy ride.
Win or lose I couldn't care less, we (Martin, Paddy and myself) are a extremely proud of the way you performed.

Lets keep up the intensity and look for the next one to compete in.

We took a nice little medal collection home along with a huge team joint effort to take 3rd in the teams comp with help from numerous Checkmat teams (sorry if I've missed any out) Worcester, Bristol, Torquay, The Gauntlett (Neto Nunes), Plymouth, Essex and Hammersmith.
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Incredible, well done all x

Solid work by all ❤🔥

Well done everyone 💪🏽💪🏽

Well done guys

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