OUR INSTRUCTORS

Meet our team

OUR INSTRUCTORS

Nicolai "Geeza" Holt

Nicolai "Geeza" Holt

Black Belt 2nd Degree

 Nicolai “Geeza” Holt is the head coach of Gracie Barra Bristol and he is proud to be the only Brazilian Jiu JItsu instructor teaching in Bristol that was promoted to black belt by a member of the Gracie family (Roger Gracie). With over 15 years of teaching experience in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Geeza understands that each student has different goals, different abilities and different needs and he is happiest when each student grows and develops in their own particular way. Geeza likes to teach the Jiu Jitsu of his Master Roger Gracie, closely follows and teaches the new developments in the sport and adheres to the legacy passed down through the Gracie Barra curriculum. Besides being an instructor, Geeza has earned many titles as a competitor including multiple time Pan American, European and Grappler’s Quest Champion. (He is known as Geeza because he is a bit older than your average BJJ instructor).

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > Roger Gracie > Nicolai Holt

Jamie Horsman

Jamie Horsman

Black Belt

 Jamie ‘Midget’ Horsman has made rapid progress from White to Blackbelt with Gracie Barra due to his extraordinary competition success. European Champion in gi at Blue and Purple belt he is also a well respected and loved instructor able to create a nice learning atmosphere in his classes. Jamie Teaches at Gracie Barra Bristol and is the head coach at Gracie Barra Knowle.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > Roger Gracie > Nicolai Holt > Jamie Horsman