Expert Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction

At Centreline Jiu Jitsu we pride ourselves on being under the guidance of Mestre Mauricio Gomes who is Europe’s highest ranked Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner, Centreline Jiu Jitsu is affiliated to The Mauricio Gomes Legacy Team.


“I’ve trained at a number of different clubs but, for me, this is perfectly balanced between being a safe, welcoming environment for beginners and providing excellent training opportunities for serious competitors.”

Younis Nabi

Head Coach Hove and Lewes

Younis is the head instructor of Centre Line Hove and Lewes and has been practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 10 years. As well as being an experienced practitioner Younis is also an experienced teacher and has been involved in teaching Martial Arts for just as long, building experience not only in the UK but training, teaching and competing in different countries, learning from some of the best coaches around the world and bringing this knowledge to the students at Centre Line.

An active competitor, Younis has competed both at the national and international level and has an accomplished competition record, winning 1st place at many competitions. Although not the main focus of the gym, Younis encourages the students to compete in order to help develop their Jiu Jitsu and empower them with skills that they can carry through to all aspects of their lives.

Younis has a massive passion for Jiu Jitsu and is incredibly motivated to pass this on to his students.

Miad Najafi

Head instructor Centre Line Worthing

Miad Najafi is a chief instructor at Centre Line BJJ. A highly-experienced instructor and student of the combative arts, he has over 25 years of experience in training various martial arts. Starting with freestyle karate and kickboxing, he soon discovered jeet kune do/kali under the world-renowned Bob Breen and received his black belt certification in 1995. This was followed by several years of amateur boxing at the Lynn athletic club in London, and was selected to be part of the 1997 London aba team.

His Jiu Jitsu journey began over 20 years ago, where he took his first steps onto the mats at the Budokwai, the oldest Japanese martial arts school in Europe. He has since trained at several world-class bjj academies such as Fightzone in Brazil and alliance hq in the USA where he learnt from some of the arts greatest instructors, namely Ricardo Vieira and Jacare Cavalcanti respectively. He received his black belt under the legendary Ricardo de la Riva.

Howard Newton

Head instructor Centre Line Worthing

Howard is an extremely experienced martial arts practitioner and teacher and is one of the head coaches at Centreline Jiu Jitsu HQ in Worthing.

1st degree kickboxing blackbelt under 9th degree grand master Anton st. James, 6th degree Matthew Chapman and 6th degree James Evans-Nicolle.

Ben Jones

Ben has been practicing jiu jitsu for over a decade, he has trained at different academies and now trains and teaches at Centre Line. He has a background in relational body psychotherapy and is passionate about how community develops through Martial Arts, as well as being interested in taking what we do on the mat into our lives.

Although not his primary focus for training currently, he has competed in local and national tournaments as a coloured belt with success in category and absolute.

Ben began teaching kids classes with Younis in 2022 and has experience teaching various age groups – enjoying the different way each individual develops their kinesthetic skills, self-confidence and capacity to play with others through jiu jitsu – as well as learning effective grappling skills for self-defence.

Nathan Gorrell

I have been training jiu-jitsu for roughly 3 years, and thoroughly enjoy the mixture of intellectual and physical challenge it provides. I have been assisting with the children’s coaching for a little while now and find it incredibly rewarding to help the kids have fun and grow as practitioners and people. My own training at Centre Line has taught me lessons in discipline, respect and hard work in a very friendly and fun training environment, my main goal in coaching is to replicate this

Nina Hultier

Nina is a seasoned female purple belt with experience of training and teaching. Originally a children’s Jiu Jitsu instructor, Nina also has experience teaching women’s only self defense courses and classes along with mixed fundamental classes.

A regular competitor in the past, she is a living example of the effectiveness of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; showing how technique and leverage can be used to overcome a much larger opponent (since most of her training partners hold a considerable size advantage over her!)

Nina hopes to share her knowledge and to lead by example to encourage more females to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Tony Hambos

Tony is a Brazilian Jiu JItsu Black Belt first degree and has been practising Martial Arts for over 10 years he has accrued a wealth of knowledge and is always keen to share it with those who participate in his classes, always happy to answer questions, Tony is keen to help students enhance their understanding of Jiu Jitsu and is articulate and concise with his approach. 

Mat Colins

First walking through the doors in 2015, it was love at first roll for Mat.

Initially signing up for the competitive outlet jiujitsu offers, it was the friends he made and community he was welcomed into which has kept him on the mats ever since.

Teaching Jiujitsu since 2020, he is also experienced in providing personal training, yoga practise and coaching football, Mat is enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge with anybody passionate to learn and grow.

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