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Performance Jiu-Jitsu is the passion project of Simon Squires, a competitor and instructor. With vast experiences in jiu jitsu, Simon started the development and framework in early 2020 for the academy that has become the performance Jiu-Jitsu team.


Performance Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone; we are focused on establishing a family-friendly, inclusive environment for athletes with all levels of skill and interest in the sport. With a curriculum designed for anyone at every level, Performance Jiu-Jitsu seeks to empower all its members and help them achieve their goals on and off the mats. BJJ is for everybody. It doesn’t matter whether you are young or old, male or female, fit or out of shape. Jiu Jitsu is for you, regardless of your level of physical capability. Anyone can benefit from BJJ classes. Everyone is welcome to come and train, no matter what team they’re affiliated with. We made it our mission to provide everyone with the best possible environment in which to learn and practice Jiu Jitsu.

Classes at the club are led by Simon Squires (awarded Draig coach of the year 2023) under professors Chris Rees, Ash Williams and Josh Williams.


Simon Squires

  • Head Coach and owner of performance jiu-jitsu

  • Draig Coach of the Year 2023

  • BJJ Black Belt

  • Submission Grappling Black Belt

  • MMA Black Belt 

  • IBJJF Sliver London Open

  • British Championship Open Silver, Bronze

  • British Open Silver, Bronze

  • British NO-GI Open Sliver, Bronze

  • Bournemouth Open Gold

  • London BJJ Open Sliver

  • Represented England in BJJ 

  • Represented England in MMA


Ash Williams

  • Black belt 2nd degree  

  • IBJJF European Champion X 2  

  • Flograppling 145 ranked top 10

  • Polaris triple champ

  • ADCC European Trials winner 2022

  • ADCC Worlds competitor Kasai / Grapplefest / Raw / Pantheon / Finishers veteran 30 years old  

  • Coaching full time for 10 years


Chris Rees

  • 3rd degree BB

  • 1st Welsh BJJ Black Belt

  • Coached and cornered internationally at elite level competition in Grappling and MMA

  • Former Masters British  

  • Champion Gi and No Gi                                                                                                    


Josh Williams

  • 1st degree black belt  

  • Black belt nogi British champion  

  • Polaris winner  

  • Grapple kings winner  

  • Coached/cornered in the majority of pro grappling shows around the world                                                                       

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Junior Jiu Jitsu Classes

Looking for Junior Jiu Jitsu classes?

Fitness, self-defence, confidence, & focus are just some of the benefits

your child will develop through training in our classes.



Congratulations to Jake Pearson for winning gold in the GI and Bronze in the NO-GI,  

Andrew Cartledge for winning gold in the GI and Caspar Townen for winning gold in the GI and bronze in the NO-GI.


BJJ Seminars

Find out more about the BJJ Seminars Simon Squires can teach your club or group.

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