Dan Geoghegan is a BJJ Black Belt under his long time instructor, Andy Roberts and multiple time world champion, Roger Gracie. Dan is the Head Instructor at Maven BJJ in Woking. Dan has trained with Andy since January 2009. Through Andy's academy, Dan has trained with many of the greats in the sport including Mauricio Gomes, Braulio Estima, Vitor ‘Shaolin’ Ribeiro, Roger Gracie, Alexandre Paiva, Lucio Rodrigues and Dustin Denes. Dan has trained in Brazil twice and plans to train in Brazil again.
Dan has competed in BJJ competitions at every belt level on his way to Black Belt, gaining Bronze at the Hereford Open at White Belt, Silver at the English Open at Blue Belt and winning Gold at TUFF Championships at Purple Belt Level, Gold at Grapplers Showdown No Gi, Gold at Southend Open, and Bronze at the British Open plus many other titles. At Brown Belt, Dan took Silver in the Absolute (all weight) division of the Premier BJJ Open, Silver in the prestigious British Open and Gold at the Surrey Open.
Dan recently competed at Black Belt at the National Masters comp and submitted his first 2 opponents on his way to the final where he lost a close referees decision after neither competitor were able to gain points or advantages.
Dan has tremendous passion for BJJ and this will come through in his teaching of the Art.
Julie Camachon is a Judo Black Belt from the Tarentaise Judo Club in France. She started Judo at 6 years of age and has never stopped training and competing since then.
Julie started training at Maven BJJ when she moved from France in October 2017. She now regular helps teach advanced stand up judo techniques that enhance and supplement the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training.
Julie delights in seeing the improvement of the students stand up elements and very much enjoys teaching.
Andrew Lane is a Personal Trainer and BJJ Purple Belt under Dan Geoghegan and Andy Roberts and a regular competitor on the UK BJJ competition circuit. Andrew teaches the Sunday morning beginner's class at Maven BJJ. Andrew has trained under Dan since the beginning of 2014 after moving from the Sydney Silva Academy at Exeter Martial Arts to Woking, where he trained for 3 years in BJJ, MMA and Muay Thai. Andrew has been involved in Martial Arts all of his life, starting with Aikedo from the age of 5 and dabbling in Boxing and Judo during his time training in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
Andrew has competed throughout his white belt period and achieved gold at the Elite Submission Grappling Tournament in Exeter, Silver at the Bournemouth open and Bronze at the Brighton open. Andrew has also competed at the Bournemouth BJJ247 comp at Blue Belt and took gold and has also won Silver at the Surrey Open in Guildford. Andrew also came second in the UK MMA League in 2013. He has a passion for Martial Arts and is enraptured by the Brazilian arts of Capoeira and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) the
former becoming the focus of his passion. He has trained in both arts in Brazil.
Dean Lawrence, often referred to as "Sargeant" for his style of teaching, is a BJJ Purple Belt under Dan Geoghegan and Andy Roberts and teaches the Wednesday night (9pm) beginners class. Dean discovered martial arts in 2010 with kickboxing but after watching MMA for the first time and seeing George St-Pierre vs Dan Hardy, the interest with the ground game started.
Since 2011, Dean has completed multiple times in BJJ both gi and no-gi as well as amateur MMA tournaments. These include tournaments such as Grapplers Showdown, TUFF grappling challenge, The Hereford Open, and M.A.A.S.I.F British Open and has a collection of medals from bronze to gold.
Dean join Maven martial arts in Woking in 2015. Dean's passion for BJJ comes from its complexity. Every roll can teach you something new and amazing while the mental and physical challenge leaves you with a great sense of achievement. After many years that passion is still unchanged.
Dean Ellwood is a BJJ Purple Belt under Dan Geoghegan and the assistant instructor alongside Dan for the junior classes.
Dean has trained in a variety of martial arts and trained in mixed martial arts and no-gi grappling from 2012 to 2016. He was even on a TV show as part of a fight choreography team! In 2016, Dean started training in Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has progressed incredibly quickly.
Dean very much enjoys helping the children improve and is a valuable member of the team.
Peter Lewis is a Blue Belt under Dan Geoghegan and an assistant instructor for the children's classes. Peter started in martial arts over 7 years ago, initially to become healthier and fitter. His first martial art was MMA but after a few years Peter became fascinated with the grappling aspect of MMA and soon after this started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Maven BJJ.
Peter's strong passion for BJJ is evident and he is great with the kids having an extensive background in scouting. Peter's wife and children also train Brazilian Jiu Jiu at Maven.
Liking to test himself, Peter has competed in a charity MMA bout in which he won by submission and has also successfully competed numerous times in BJJ competitions.