About Me

Rowan Draper is an IBJJF, UKBJJA registered Blue Belt competitor, and trains under Professor Bráulio ‘Carcara’ Estima at Gracie Barra Birmingham.

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Height: 5’11”

Weight class: +100kg (Ultra Heavyweight)

Date of Birth: 20/12/1984 (Master 1)

Team: Gracie Barra

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Senior > Carlos Gracie Junior > Bráulio ‘Carcara‘ Estima.

Rank: Blue Belt

BJJ Milestones:

  • Graduated to Blue Belt under Bráulio ‘Carcara’ Estima on 17th December 2016 at the Gracie Barra Birmingham Annual Gathering.
  • Awarded ‘Most Improved White Belt 2016’ at the Gracie Barra Birmingham Annual Gathering.
  • Graded to four stripes, 13th September 2016, by Professor Bráulio ‘Carcara’ Estima.
  • Graded to three stripes, 17th May 2016, by Professor Stuart Gwilt.
  • Re-started BJJ training with Gracie Barra Birmingham, April 2016.
  • Re-started grappling with Fighting Fit Grappling, January 2016.
  • Graded to two stripes, 1st October 2007, by Professor Bráulio ‘Carcara’ Estima.
  • Competed – Bristol Open Summer Leg, August 2007
  • Started Gi training with Gracie Barra Birmingham, July 2007.
  • Started No Gi / Combat Submission Wrestling training – PFS Stafford, January 2007.

 

Medals:

  • May 2017: Bronze Medal, Third Place, at Blue Belt Adult Ultra Heavyweight – British Open.
  • November 2016: Bronze Medal, Third Place, at White Belt Masters 1 Ultra Heavyweight – Nottingham Open.
  • September 2016: Silver Medal, Second Place, at Beginners Over 97.5kg – BJJ 24/7 Liverpool International Open. 
  • February 2008: Bronze Medal, Third place, at White Belt Adult Heavyweight – Bristol Open.

 

Promotion Video – Blue Belt:

 

GB Birmingham White Belt Awards 2016:

 

White Belt Competition Record:

Year Rank Age / Weight Comp Win Loss Draw
2016 White Master 1 – Ultra Heavyweight Nottingham Open 0 1 0
2016 White Adult – Ultra Heavyweight Liverpool Open 0 2 0
2016 White Adult – Over 97.5kg Liverpool Open 1 1 0
2008 White Adult – Heavyweight Bristol Open 1 1 0
2007 White Adult – Medium Heavyweight Bristol Open 0 1 0
2007 White Adult – Absolute – Open Weight Bristol Open 1 1 0

Fight Footage:

Bristol Open 2008 – Fight 1:

Bristol Open 2008 – Fight 2: