Saru Jiu Jitsu - Meet the team

Meet the team


Josh Williams

Founder, Owner

Joshua Williams is the head of the academy overseeing all programs that run. Josh coaches the silverback and MMA programs. Joshua is a 3rd degree black belt in Traditional Ju Jitsu awarded to him by the BJJAGB in 2015. He is a black belt in BJJ under the Chris Rees Academy awarded to him in 2018. He has a 3-0 amateur MMA record and numerous BJJ titles\/trophies including a gold medal at the IBJJF Zurich open.

Gemma Williams

Owner, Head of Admin

Gemma Williams has been running the SJA since 2013 alongside her husband Josh. She runs and manages all the events at Saru and can always be found at reception eager to answer any of your queries or concerns. She was awarded her BJJ blue belt in 2020.

Jamie Dicks

Head Coach

Jamie dicks has been training full time at Saru since 2016. He was awarded his CJJ black belt in 2019 and his BJJ purple belt in 2019. He is an active competitor and has won numerous titles.

Tomas Toovey

Head Coach

Tom started training in 2004. He achieved his CJJ black belt in December 2016, his BJJ brown belt in 2019 and has an undefeated MMA record of 2-0-0. Won gold in both Newquay and Welsh Open BJJ competitions.

Adam Evans

Assistant Coach

Adam started training in 2010. He achieved his CJJ brown and black belt in December 2018, his BJJ purple belt in September 2020 and has competed at Junior Europeans and Worlds.

Wesley May

Assistant Coach

Wes started training in 2015 and achieved his second brown belt in December 2018. He also was promoted to BJJ purple belt in September 2020.

Tom Ayers

Assistant Coach

Tom started training in 2010. He acheived his CJJ brown belt in December 2018, his BJJ blue belt in 2019 and has competed at Junior Europeans and Worlds.