Recently Alex Desouza promoted Jeff Lawson to the rank of black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Alex has helped Jeff push his grappling to the level it is today.
Holding black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo is a very rare achievement. These grappling arts meshed together make a potent mix for any grappler to deal with.
Although Jeff worked very hard at his striking, there is no hiding the fact that grappling has been the mainstay of his success in MMA. He owes success to his long term mentor and judo coach Jeff Hatcher, the man who put him on the path which he walks today. From the musty dojo in the New Forest to the amazing sumo arena in Japan, his career has been full of highs with very few lows.