About Ben

Ben Tippen Head Instructor (Certified) - From the age of 7 to 16 I trained in Judo. In my early teens I also spent a few years training in Shotakan Karate and Tae Kwon-Do (ITF). When I was 18 I spent a year training in Boxing in a gym where we had the under 16 national champion. Years later I decided to try Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and without a doubt it is by far the most effective and complete of them all. My only regret is I didn’t start this when I was 7.

Can Gracie Jiu-Jitsu really Empower the weak?

Meet James Ellison:

On the day James was born he was rushed to hospital as he had too many red [...]

By |April 13th, 2016|General|0 Comments|

Gracie Games Day March 2015

We welcomed March with another awesome Gracie Games Day with our Little Champs and Jr. Grapplers. Over the past [...]

By |March 10th, 2015|General|0 Comments|

Narrated Street Sparring

Narrated Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Street Sparring

The gloves go on every Friday and Sunday MC class now. As well as [...]

By |February 14th, 2015|General|0 Comments|

Return visit to the Gracie Academy HQ

Congratulations to Fabrizio and Ayesha for becoming official instructors

They will help the club as we add more classes and [...]

By |February 4th, 2015|Events|0 Comments|

Christmas Lunch 2014

Christman Lunch

**NOTE: Venue has changed to ZAZA's in Rickmansworth please see address below**
It's been a fantastic first year for [...]

By |November 3rd, 2014|General|0 Comments|

Gi & No-Gi Rolling Session

Want to see some rolling check these out:



By |November 2nd, 2014|General|0 Comments|

Launching WatfordGJJ Fast Track Program

Want to get to Blue Belt as fast as possible? Then the WatfordGJJ Fast Track is for you!

For an [...]

By |October 27th, 2014|General|0 Comments|

Bullyproof Changes – Black Belt Club

Jr Grapplers Bullyproof Changes

Jr Grappler student can no longer attend Little Champs classes unless they have a sibling in [...]

By |September 22nd, 2014|General|0 Comments|

Our First Master Cycle Fight Sim Class

Watch a Watford Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Student take on a Striking Opponent:

If you want to be street ready then this [...]

By |September 14th, 2014|General|0 Comments|

Gracie Games Day this Sunday 7th Sept 2014

Gracie Games Day this Sunday 7th September 2014

Gracie Games Day Details
Sunday 7th Sept 2014 2:00pm – 4:00pm @ [...]

By |September 6th, 2014|Events|0 Comments|