Ray Stevens Academy
At the Ray Stevens Academy we aim to bring you the highest standard of professional level training and tuition, whether you are looking to lose a few pounds or compete at the highest levels. Multiple World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion Roger Gracie Instructors take our BJJ classes, the Adventure Boot Camp Fitness Classes are coached by adaptable, friendly and highly trained instructors and Olympic standard Judo tuition is available to you and your children from our very own Ray Stevens. The Ray Stevens Academy strives to offer a family friendly gym that also caters to the highest level athletes. At the Ray Stevens Academy we can help turn your fitness and martial arts dreams into a reality, whilst making new friends and training within an exceptional circle of people.
Ray Stevens is a 6th Dan, Olympic Silver Medallist Judoka and a Roger Gracie Black Belt. He is the head instructor at Ray Stevens Academy. He is also a senior instructor at the Budokwai, the oldest martial arts club in Europe. He has a special ability to assess the specific individual needs of his pupils within a group class, allowing you to work on exactly what is needed for you to succeed, helping you to improve faster. Ray has a wealth of experience, having competed and trained at the most elite level for nearly 20 years, culminating in him winning a silver medal for Judo in the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. What do Brad Pitt, women looking to get fit and aspiring martial artist all have in common? They have all been trained by Ray and will agree that his calm, friendly and extremely knowledgeable approach to training all gave them the results they were looking for.
"I have known Ray Stevens for many years and I am proud to count him as a true friend as well as an excellent Judo/BJJ coach. It was with Ray's unwavering help and support that I came to develop an interest in martial arts, something that has stayed with me over the years. Through Ray's patience and dedication, I have been able to hone my skills on the mat, reaching a level where today I get a great deal of enjoyment out of the sport as well as the best workout. I wholeheartedly support Ray's venture with this Martial Arts/Fitness Club and can think of no better way, and indeed no better person, to teach children and adults alike a discipline that will stand them in good stead for life's challenges not only physically but mentally too." Guy Ritchie (Producer, Businessman)
"Ray Stevens is acknowledged as one of Britain's greatest practitioners of judo in recent times. What people should also know is that he is also an outstanding teacher who understands both the mental and physical aspects of learning quickly and well. A club with him in charge of it is going to be a very good one, and a great place to be." William Hague MP (Foreign Secretary)