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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.
“Top shelf BJJ comes to Windsor!”
“Great Instructor. I can't wait to get there myself for some training!”
“Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone, and everywhere...Highly recommended. GB Hawkesbury!”
“Very skilled and talented instructor equipped with experience in teaching children and adults!”
TC Sinem Sultan
"Top notch Instructor! Took me from white to blue belt with core techniques and great presentation style. Recommend to anyone!"
"Talented, awesome and skillful Instructor. Has taught me since I started. I've known the Instructor since he was a purple belt. Very humble yet skillful and experienced individual."