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LEE JOHNSTONE

HEAD INSTRUCTOR/OWNER | 3RD DEGREE BJJ BLACK BELT | FORMER MMA COMPETITOR | TRAINING OVER 20 YEARS | MMA AND GRAPPLING EVENT PROMOTER

 
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LEE JOHNSTONE

Lee has enviable wealth and knowledge in many disciplines within Martial Arts and began training in 1996 and instructing in 2003. He was one of the first British BJJ athletes to be awarded a black belt in the UK and is now a 3rd degree black belt. He also has a black belt in Sambo and is one of the first MMA fighters in the UK in the 90’s. He has produced some great fighters and world class competition teams during his career. He has promoted many MMA and grappling events, including UKMMAC, Adrenalin FC and Tuff Invitational, giving fighters such as Michael Bisping, Antonio Bigfoot Silva, Paul Daley, Marius Žaromskis and many more huge names, a platform to perform on in the early stages of their careers. 

 

Lee teaches a whole range of classes including MMA, grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes. 

 

Lee has trained and cornered numerous amateur and professional fighters on some of the biggest British and European MMA events. He has also competed himself, winning numerous gold medals at all levels of competition and trained all over the world, including at the famous Gracie Academy in Torrence, California and with legends such as Robert Drysdale, Randy Couture, Anuwat Kaewsamrit, Roger Gracie and many more!

To find out more about Lee, listen to Episode 28 of Dan Strauss' Raspberry Ape podcast.