Richard took up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2006 after 19 years of playing rugby and becoming interested in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
Training under the legendary Roger Gracie (10x Black Belt World Champion) for five years, Richard earnt his Blue Belt in 2008 and Purple Belt from Roger in early 2011. Upon arrival in Australia in late 2012, Richard began training under Sydney Jiu Jitsu Head Professor Bruno Alves (2016 World Masters Champion and 2017 Abu Dhabi Pro World Champion) earning his Brown Belt in March 2014 and his Black Belt in December 2016.
Richard has trained in many academies all around the world ranging from New Zealand, UK, Poland, Argentina, Brazil and now Australia. He is delighted to be in Gladesville teaching the techniques that he has acquired through 11 years of training with the very best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners in the world.