Meet the Team
Rico started Kung Fu in 1985. He was awarded his 1st degree black sash in 1997 and his 2nd degree in 2005. He trained briefly at the Roger Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy, North London, in 2007 and returning to Jiu Jitsu in 2013, at Roger Gracie, South London. He was awarded his blue belt in 2014.
Rico spent time teaching MMA at his club in Wimbledon and also coached officers of the Metropolitan Police Service. In 2015 he founded Stronger Fitness and Martial Arts Ltd.
2nd Degree Black Belt
Bruno Ferreira is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt graduated by the inimitable Master Francisco Albuquerque (also known as Toco). Ferreira has medalled in several important events such as the Campeonato Brasileiro (Brazilian Nationals), the South American Championship and the Brazilian Teams Tournament.
6th Degree Black Sash
Devon has been training since 1974 and been head of Phor Kune Kung Fu, UK since 1991. He is responsible for co-ordinating the Kung Fu programme. Devon specialises in mental strength training and incorporates regular meditation and breathing exercises into the syllabus. These things work to build stability, discipline and endurance. Traits commonly overlooked by today’s sporting martial artists.
Jacob ‘Raize’ Davis
Jacob is a qualified fitness instructor and personal trainer. He currently runs our weekday evenings Stronger Hybrid Fitness group circuits and is also available for one on one personal training.
Hee Jin Romero-Hwang
Like all the staff at Stronger Fitness and Martial Arts, Hee Jin is fully DBS checked and experienced working with children. She has previously worked as a private tutor and now acts as liaison between children, parents and instructors to ensure that students are happy, learning and informed on all aspects of training at the gym.
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