Rowan Draper is an IBJJF, UKBJJA registered Blue Belt competitor, and trains under Professor Bráulio ‘Carcara’ Estima at Gracie Barra Birmingham.
Weight class: +100kg (Ultra Heavyweight)
Date of Birth: 20/12/1984 (Master 1)
Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Senior > Carlos Gracie Junior > Bráulio ‘Carcara‘ Estima.
Rank: Blue Belt
- 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.
- August 2017: Bronze Medal, Third Place, at Blue Belt Adult Ultra Heavyweight – All Stars BJJ Summer Open.
- August 2017: Bronze Medal, Third Place, at Blue Belt Adult Ultra Heavyweight No Gi – All Stars BJJ Summer Open.
- 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 No Gi – 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|
Bristol Open 2008 – Fight 1:
Bristol Open 2008 – Fight 2: