• Instructors & Black Belts

  • All our instructors are certified coaches with the British Ju Jitsu Association, hold the relevant insurance and have passed DBS checks.

  • Sensei Holly Evans

    4th Dan Ju-Jitsu

    Holly Evans started training in Ju Jitsu in 1997, achieving 1st Dan Black Belt in 2004, and 4th Dan in December 2014. She has been running clubs in the High Wycombe area since attending University there from 1999. She is a Level 4 B.J.J.A. Senior Coach.  Holly has competed to a high level at national and international competitions, concentrating on the Groundwork and Kata classes. She has won Gold at the British Ju-Jitsu Association National Championships 3 times for Weapons kata, and once for Open Hand kata.

  • Sensei Duncan Purves

    2nd Dan Ju-Jitsu

    Duncan started training in 2006, after bringing his sons to the class at Skirmett, Buckinghamshire. His consistent training led him to achieve 1st Dan Black Belt in 2010, and 2nd Dan with Credit in 2014.  He qualified as a level 3 coach from 2012.

  • Sensei Dan Verghese

    2nd Dan Ju-Jitsu, 2nd Dan Tae Kwon-Do

    Dan began training in Ju-Jitsu at the High Wycombe club in summer 2009. He previously had a background in Tae Kwon Do, achieving 2nd Dan in his early twenties. He gained his Ju-Jitsu 1st Dan with credit in 2012 followed by 2nd Dan in 2014, becoming a Level 3 qualified club instructor in October 2015. Dan teaches some Wednesday classes in Marlow and assists at our other clubs. He has a particular interest in the practical self-defence applications of the martial arts, and enjoys training in traditional as well as improvised weapons, holding a Level 4 Kobudo certification.

  • Sensei Gareth Townsend

    2nd Dan Ju-Jitsu, Brown Belt Shitō-Ryū Karate

    Gareth started training in jujitsu at the start of 2012, and achieved his Black Belt in 2015, having trained consistently and with dedication. His 2nd Dan was awarded, with credit, in August 2018. Gareth is registered as a Level 3 club coach, and regularly covers both junior and senior classes.

  • Dave Rowe

    Brown Belt

    Dave has been diligently training in Ju Jitsu for a number of years, alongside his career as an RAF officer, and has taken over teaching Monday night adult classes at our RAF venue in Walters Ash.

  • Monty Wych

    Brown Belt

    Monty is both the newest and youngest member of the Kazoku Coaching Team, having been training with us for many years as a junior student. He already boasts an impressive haul of national and international medals in a number of competition categories. Monty has assisted Sensei Holly in teaching junior classes, and has now stepped up to teaching his own junior classes on Wednesdays and Fridays, in Marlow and Maidenhead.

  • Kazoku Ju-Jitsu Black Belts

    4th Dan

    Holly Evans (Awarded 2014)

    2nd Dan

    Duncan Purves (Awarded 2014)

    Nicola Rutterford (Awarded 2014)

    Jason Smith (Awarded 2014)

    Daniel Verghese (Awarded 2014)

    Gareth Townsend (Awarded 2018)

    1st Dan

    John Carson (Awarded 2008)

    Doug Purves (Awarded 2011)

    Greg Kelleher (Awarded 2012)

    Erica Smith (Awarded 2015)

    Nick Purves (Awarded 2015)