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Prof. David Jenkinson is an experienced martial artist and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. Prof. David is knowledgeable in street smart self defence, sports jiu jitsu, MMA and anti bullying tactics for kids. David’s qualifications include:
Gracie Barra Black Belt
Certificates III and IV in Fitness
Senior First Aid & CPR Certificates
Completed Gracie Barra Instructor's Certification Program
Police Record Check
"There is no losing in Jiu Jitsu. You either win, or you learn."
-Master Carlos Gracie Jr
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Born in Penrith, Prof. David Jenkinson grew up his whole life in various suburbs of Western Sydney. In his early 20's David stumbled across Ultimate Fighting Championship DVD's in his local video store, out of curiosity he hired one and became instantly hooked when he viewed it at home. He became fascinated with the sport, and he noticed that the martial art that seemed to be held with the highest regard was one he had never heard of before at that time...Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Prof. David had to learn more about this sport and in 2008 he began his training. David knew as a white belt that he wanted his life to revolve around BJJ and knew the path to acheiving this would be to open his own academy one day. He started teaching fundamentals classes as a blue belt and eventually would become a full time instructor in 2014 when he received his brown belt. On Australia Day 2015 together with his wife, Sinem, he realised his dream of being a school owner and opened the doors to Gracie Barra Hawkesbury. In December 2016 David realised another dream when he was awarded his black belt by Prof. Chris Sales under supervision of Prof. Marcelo Rezende.
Prof. David is an experienced competitior, having competed at white through to brown belt level and hopes to compete again as a black belt. Prof. David has won the following titles:
David has won Brazilian Jiu Jitsu titles including:
1st Place ISJA NSW Open – Blue Belt 73kgs
1st Place ISJA World Cup-Blue Belt 73kgs
3rd Place NSWBJJF Spring Cup- Blue Belt 73kgs
2nd Place Abu Dhabi World Pro Non-Trials – Blue Belt 73kgs
1st Place NSWBJJF Newcastle Open – Purple Belt 67kgs
2nd Place Events BJJ Champions Cup – Purple Belt 67 kgs
1st Place NSWBJJF Central Coast Open – Brown Belt 67 kgs
1st Place Events BJJ Oceanic Championship –Brown Belt 79kgs
3rd Place Events BJJ Oceanic Championship – Brown Belt Open Weight
1st Place 1st Annual Copa Carlos Gracie Sr – Brown Belt Open Weight
Coach Sinem holds a 3rd degree black belt in Freestyle Kenpo Karate and 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Coach Sinem has a Bachelors Degree in Education (Early Childhood) and has been teaching children martial arts for over 10 years. Coach Sinem’s classes balance fun and promote confidence and self discipline.
Amazing coaches and an incredible vibe. Everyone is friendly and the children all get along so well. I cannot recommend this place enough!!!
Very comfortable and family friendly environment. I highly recommend GB Hawkesbury! This community is like no other, they have welcomed us with open arms and we are deeply grateful. GB Hawkesbury forms a brotherhood, opportunity, teaches discipline, and respect. What i love most is that Professor David and Coach Sinem leads others to be leaders. Come and train with us, bring the kids, bring the whole family!
Prof David and his team of coaches do a great job of providing a friendly and safe environment to learn Brazilian Jujitsu. Suitable for beginner to advanced, girls and boys, all ages.