Max Bickerton

BJJ Coach & Personal Trainer


Max Bickerton arrived at Urban Kings as a purple belt under Braulio Estima, one of the most high profile BJJ competitors in the world.

Max’s jiu jitsu went from strength to strength as a part of the Inglørious Grapplers team here at Urban Kings, under the watchful eye of head coach Jude Samuel. In early 2019, Jude awarded Max his black belt.

At the start of 2016, Max decided to focus all his energy on teaching, training and competing in BJJ. Since then Max has established himself as one of the brightest prospects in UK BJJ. As a coach, Max understands the difficulties that people often find in their jiu jitsu training. He focuses on breaking the techniques down in a way which is both insightful and easy to follow.


  • BJJ Black Belt
  • Pan American No Gi Silver medalist
  • British Open Champion
  • European No Gi: 2017: Silver, 2018: Bronze in division and Bronze in absolute
  • IBJJF London Open No Gi absolute champion
  • Total of 24 medals including 9 gold in first year as a brown belt.