Rogers JiuJitsu Academy

Unit D18, Heritage Business Park,  Heritage Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4BG.


Instructors and Staff Members

AARON ROGERS
OWNER & HEAD COACH

Aaron has been training in a variety of martial arts for over 30 years, and has been teaching for over 10 years. He is currently a Brazilian JiuJitsu Brown Belt under Professor Patrick Martin from Gracie Barra Derby and actively competes. To date, he has medalled at every competition he has entered, most recently securing Gold at the 2021 English Open at Brown Belt and Silver at the NoGi British Open at Brown Belt.

In addition to this, he is a 3rd degree Black Belt in Kickboxing. Aaron has also won 2 Southern Area titles in Boxing and has fought professionally in MMA.

Aaron teaches the Boxing, Kickboxing and BJJ sessions for adults and children.

SHAR ROGERS
OWNER & ACADEMY MANAGER

Shar co-owns RJJA and oversees the day to day running of the dojo and gym. She deals with all enquiries, client relations, product orders, general admin and all Rogers JiuJitsu Academy & Tigers Lair Gym social media platforms.

Shar regularly organises seminars, social events and extracurricular activities and can be found at reception 2 nights a week.

JACK ROGERS
GYM ASSISTANT & YOUTH BJJ ASST. COACH

Jack can be found in the gym for a chat – when he should be helping to keep it clean and tidy – at the weekends. He’s available to serve refreshments, make protein shakes and help keep the gym equipment sanitised.

In addition to this, Jack actively competes in Brazilian JiuJitsu competitions and now helps Aaron with the younger members in our Youth BJJ classes on Tuesday’s and Saturday’s.

DARREN MELSOME
ASSISTANT BRAZILIAN JIUJITSU COACH

Darren is a Purple Belt in BJJ and has been training with us for almost 10 years. He and Aaron have been training partners throughout this time and Darren helps assist in the classes whenever he is able to.

In the event of Aaron being absent, Darren covers for him and is competent at conducting lessons.

Darren now also runs the Beginners Class on a Friday alongside Brian, Adam, Josh, Zoe & Stu.

Darren is an active competitor and regularly picks up bling from events around the country.

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DAN THOMPSON
ASSISTANT BOXING COACH

Dan has been with us since 2018 and more recently started assisting within our boxing classes. He now runs the Tuesday night adult boxing session and is undergoing his Hatton Boxing coaching certificate alongside Aaron.

He is very good at getting the students motivated with his upbeat nature and is active in helping get our fighters ready for upcoming bouts.

Previously, Dan has fought in amateur boxing and has over 14 years of boxing training experience. 

You will also find Dan in the gym and he regularly takes part in our Brazilian JiuJitsu sessions.