Lukasz Marcinkowski

FIGHTER / COACH

Lukasz Marcinkowski


I was born and grew up in Chelmza, Poland and from a young age I knew there was a hunger for competition inside me.

As a teenager I watched TV programs such as PRIDE, K1 MAX GP or UFC and felt the desire and drive to be like my idols and become a professional fighter. In 2008 life brought me into the UK and after a couple of years focusing on getting my bearings on life in a new country, I decided in 2010, to start my journey to train hard and become a professional fighter.

This started originally through training with group of friends and then I saw an advert and joined my first club – Somerset Ju-Jitsu Alliance. Training for Ju-Jitsu was fun and I made some great friends but I kept feeling that this wasn’t enough, I wanted to be like those guys from TV – the “modern day gladiators”, so I started to look for MMA gyms which led me into meeting a man, who is still my very good friend to this day – Mr Martin G.

In 2012, he took me to the Team Savage Gym in Weston Super Mare, where I met head coach and ex pro fighter, Alex Owen. It was at Team Savage that I started my dream life surrounded by professional fighters training almost every day sacrificing a lot to chase their own dreams. Alex is an incredible coach and offered help to help improve my skills in all disciplines and we instantly became great friends, training daily, week in, week out; always learning and improving to the point where in 2018, after 7 years of gaining experience on amateur and semi-pro levels, I finally made the move to become a professional athlete.

It doesnt end there though as now I chase my goal of being the best professional fighter and recognised across the globe, I now have to train harder than ever and constantly learn more. The hard work has paid off as I became the Raged UK Middleweight Champion in 2018 and successfully defended my status of champion in 2019. I now look forward to taking the next steps onto more events to showcase my skills and achieve my ultimate goal.

This fighter coaches the following methods and positions:

Competition RECORD : 3-1-0

Personal Info

From: Chełmza, Toruń, Poland
Fights Out Of:  Weston-super-Mare, England
Age: 29
Height: 6′ 0″ ( 183 cm )
Weight: Middleweight

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Covid Safe martial arts instructor certification.

If you think your instructor is going the extra mile to gain a qualification in how to protect your health and wellbeing when we return to training then dont be fooled if they are banding about this certificate, its at best misleading. 

Without reading any of the course work I went straight to the questions and scored 100% (30 out of 30) plus added to that you can change your answers if you get any wrong thus a guarantee of a pass certificate. 

This is not a mandated course and simply a free informational source to help those gain better understanding of the current situation which if you have been following news and guidance you will know anyway.

In an industry that preaches respect, integrity and honesty its a sad to see so much deceit.

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Covid Safe martial arts instructor certification.

If you think your "instructor" is going the extra mile to gain a qualification in how to protect your health and wellbeing when we return to training then don't be fooled if they are banding about this certificate, it's at best misleading.

Without reading any of the course work I went straight to the questions and scored 100% (30 out of 30) plus added to that you can change your answers if you get any wrong thus a guarantee of a pass certificate.

This is not a mandated course and simply a free informational source to help those gain better understanding of the current situation which if you have been following news and guidance you will know anyway.

In an industry that preaches respect, integrity and honesty it's a sad to see so much deceit.

https://openlearning.com/courses/…
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Hi everyone, we hope you are all well, coping with the lockdown and keeping motivated.

Here at Checkmat DV8 Jiu Jitsu we realised early on that this pandemic would have a huge impact on people physically, mentally and financially so we took the decision immediately to suspend all fees to make this one less thing for people to worry about. Yes we still have the usual outgoings to cover but using the options that have been made available to us we have made sure we are in a good position to survive this situation at this present time without impact to our team.

To carry on charging monthly membership fees only to supply online content which in all honesty people can obtain on YouTube just didnt sit comfortably with our morals or club ethics.

Thank you all for continuing to support us during this time and we will continue to update you as and when we know when we will be able to reopen. 

Keep safe, Ian

Hi everyone, we hope you are all well, coping with the lockdown and keeping motivated.

Here at Checkmat DV8 Jiu Jitsu we realised early on that this pandemic would have a huge impact on people physically, mentally and financially so we took the decision immediately to suspend all fees to make this one less thing for people to worry about. Yes we still have the usual outgoings to cover but using the options that have been made available to us we have made sure we are in a good position to survive this situation at this present time without impact to our team.

To carry on charging monthly membership fees only to supply online content which in all honesty people can obtain on YouTube just didn't sit comfortably with our morals or club ethics.

Thank you all for continuing to support us during this time and we will continue to update you as and when we know when we will be able to reopen.

Keep safe, Ian
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Some of the 20 plus years of travelling to train BJJ with amazing black belts week in week out to improve myself and my club and no bullshit claiming to have trained 20 years only to attend a handful of seminars and watch YouTube. Its so easy to impress the uneducated with dishonest claims and mediocre technique.

Some of the 20 plus years of travelling to train BJJ with amazing black belts week in week out to improve myself and my club and no bullshit claiming to have trained 20 years only to attend a handful of seminars and watch YouTube. It's so easy to impress the uneducated with dishonest claims and mediocre technique. ... See MoreSee Less

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