DANIEL BERTINA

Black Belt From Carlson Gracie Amsterdam .

Daniël Bertina is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and part of the Carlson Gracie lineage. He is the first student of Marcos ‘Flexa’ Neves to be awarded this rank. Daniël has been training in the martial arts since age 6, and has experience in several fighting styles. Before discovering BJJ in 2000, he trained extensively in Japanese Jiu Jitsu and Judo under sensei Karel Gietelink, and was awarded his black belt in Japanese Jiu Jitsu through the Judo Bond Nederland. Daniël’s first BJJ instructor, Mike Yanez of Team Popovitch, introduced him to Folkstyle Wrestling. He has been blending Wrestling with his BJJ ever since, along with basic Judo, and has consistently trained in the No-Gi, MMA and Self Defense variations of BJJ as well. Daniël is an active competitor in the middle weight division, but his real passion is teaching BJJ and helping people to grow in this fantastic art. He is available for private classes and occasionally teaches No-Gi on Saturday.

OLGA LYASHEVSKA

Black Belt From Carlson Gracie Amsterdam .

OLGA LYASHEVSKA started with Judo & BJJ in 2005 (before she did dancing!). She received her black belt in judo in 2010 and her black belt in BJJ in 2015. She actively participates in BJJ tournament and had a lot of success in her competition career! Olga won in 2012 and 2013 trials for the World Pro Jiu Jitsu Championships in Abu Dhabi. In 2013, as a purple belt Olga became a NOGI European Champion, and, more recently, in 2014 she won a brown belt open class at Rome International Open. Besides competing she teaches classes and seminars. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with anyone who is motivated to learn!

A list of selected events: 

- Judo:

Date Place   Event Cat.
2011     1 AllIreland Judo Intevarcities, Dublin O78
2011     1 AllIreland Judo Intevarcities, Dublin open
2011     5 Nothern Ireland Open, Belfast U70
2010   1 Irish Open, Dublin U78
2010 2 Irish Open, Dublin open
2010 3 London Open International, London U70
2010 3 Northern Ireland Open, Belfast U70
2010 1 Neil Adams Classics, Edinburgh U70
2009 1 All Irish Championships Dublin U70
2009 2 All Irish Championships Dublin open
2008 1 Lisburn Cup, Nothern Ireland open

- BJJ:

2014    2 European Open Jiu-Jitsu GI, Lisbon brown, U74
2014 1 Rome International Open IBJF, Rome brown, open
2014 1/3 European Open Jiu-Jitsu NOGI, Rome brown, U74/open
2013 2 European Grapplers Quest, Amsterdam purple, U74
2013 2/2 Rome International Open IBJF, Rome purple, U74/open
2013 1/2 European Open Jiu-Jitsu NOGI, Rome purple, U72.5/open
2013 - Abu Dhabi World Pro JJ, Abu Dhabi purple, U74&open
2012 2 European Open Jiu-Jitsu, Lisbon purple, O74
2012 - Abu Dhabi World Pro JJ, Abu Dhabi purple, U74&open
2011 1 European Open Jiu-Jitsu, Lisbon blue, O74
2010 2(?) European Open Jiu-Jitsu, Lisbon blue, O74
2010 1/1 Gracie Invitational (SENA), London        blue, U74/open
2009 2 British Open, Birmingham blue, U74
2008 1 BJJ Brighton Open, Brighton blue, open women
2008 1 Munster Open BJJ GI, Ireland white, open women
2008 1 Munster Open BJJ NOGI, Ireland white, U75 men
2008 3 Munster Open BJJ GI, Ireland white, U76 men

DESMOND V/D BERG

Black Belt From Carlson Gracie Amsterdam .