Top Ranked Athlete 2018 – Sean Coates

Sean Coates is the top ranked adult MALE BROWN belt for 2018.

He is the winner of £500 sponsorship to compete at the 2019 Europeans in Lisbon. Good luck Sean!

Name: Sean Coates
Club: Gracie Barra Nottingham
Notable achievements: 3 times world medallist. ADCC trials silver medalist. Abu Dhabi grand slam winner. Multiple time IBJJF and UAEJJF double gold winner. 
Favourite move: Triangle or leg lock 
Sporting heroes (BJJ or otherwise): BJJ: Victor Estima, Braulio Estima, Roger Gracie. Non BJJ: Eddie Hall 
What inspires you to compete? The sense of achievement that comes from winning gold. 
What advice would you give other competitors? You won’t be a good competitior straight away, no matter how good you are at jiu-jitsu. It takes time and development to understand the tactics of competitive jiu-jitsu and, most importantly, understand how to control your nerves and get the best performance out of yourself.