Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art that specialises in ground fighting. With most real fights ending up on the floor BJJ is an essential part of any fighting system. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and choke-holds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments, as well as being essential if you wish to become an accomplished MMA fighter. It is also useful in some self-defence situations.

We run sessions in Gi and No Gi (with or without the traditional jacket etc). If you wish to be graded in BJJ you must attend Gi sessions. We have Gi’s that you can borrow if you would like to give it a try.

Most students who get over the initial first few weeks (where you may feel like a fish out of water) quickly become hooked!(no pun intended). As you progress over time you will develop your own unique style, taking pieces from our instructors and fashioning them into your own game.  Our specialist classes are a fantastic place to learn the fundamentals of this technical sport!

If and when you feel ready you will have the option to compete in the many BJJ competitions we attend all over the country. We have a very active BJJ Competition team.

Hybrid’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is headed up by Mark Tucker,  a Black Belt under Pedro Bessa.

Mark Tucker’s martial arts journey began in 1983, in Judo. From there, he went on to join the Royal Marines where he took up Judo again along side Boxing. On leaving the Royal Marines in 1994, Mark was introduced to the art of Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Martial Arts (Kali/Eskrima/Arnis) by Bob Gilchrist.

While training in Jeet Kune Do and Kali Mark traveled around the world and trained with many high level such as Guro Dan Inosanto, Paul Vunak, Rick Faye, Erik Paulson, Daniel Lonero, Yuri Nakamura and Rick Young.

After training in many arts Mark was introduced to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by Sifu Rick Young. He received his blue belt in BJJ from Royce Gracie in 2005, in 2012 he received his BJJ black belt from professor Pedro Bessa.

Mark as also traveled the world teaching unarmed combat to US Forces, NZ Forces, UK Forces and close protection operatives


  • First BJJ black belt in Cornwall
  • First Mixed Martial Arts fighter from Cornwall
  • Has trained many european top 20 MMA fighters
  • Lockdown welter weight MMA champion
  • BJJ worlds nogi silver (purple)
  • BJJ worlds nogi bronze (Purple absolute)
  • BJJ European silver (brown)
  • Cage Rage veteran
  • BAMMA veteran


  • Total 15
  • Wins 9
  • Losses 3
  • Drew 2
  • N/C 1


  • Black Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Full Instructor Jeet Kune Do
  • Full Instructor Filipino Martial Arts
  • Seibukan Karate Jitsu Black Belt
  • Judo Brown Belt


  • Pedro Bessa
  • Paul Vunak
  • Renata Sadlier
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