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Rosie Smith
Grade: Primary Instructor
Started Jitsu: 2003
 
Sensei Rosie Smith is a black belt (1st dan) and has been studying jiu-jitsu since 2003. Before joining Archway as an instructor in August 2007, she trained at City Jitsu Club under sensei Peter Hamer. After a two year sabbatical in Germany, she returned to Archway jitsu at the beginning of 2012 and then became the lead instructor of the club in September 2012.
 
Matthew Phillips
Grade: Senior Primary Instructor
Started Jitsu: 1999
 
Sensei Mat Phillips founded Archway Jiu-Jitsu club in 2004 and was the lead instructor until 2012. He is a black belt (1st dan) and has been studying Jiu-Jitsu since 1999. He started training in Jiu-Jitsu whilst at university in Leeds, under sensei Tony Gill. After graduating, he moved back to London, where he continued training at City Jitsu Club under sensei Peter Hamer before starting Archway Jiu-Jitsu club as soon as he qualified as an instructor. After 8 years running Archway ju jitsu club, Mat handed over the lead instructor role to Rosie Smith, due to increasing family commitments. However, he is still practicing ju jitsu and an occasional visiting instructor at Archway
 
Marcelo Bayas
Grade: Acting Primary Instructor
Started Jitsu: 2006
 
Sensei Marcelo Bayas is part of the instructor team at Archway Jiu-Jitsu club, and has been doing Jiu-Jitsu since 2006. He joined Archway as a novice when he was 17 years old and trained under sensei Matthew Phillips. Later on he was also taught by sensei Rosie Smith. He qualified as an instructor in December 2009 and joined the instructors team at Archway.
 
Jakub Juszczyk
Grade: Acting Primary Instructor
Started Jitsu: 2007
 
Sensei Jakub Juszczyk started his martial arts career in his native Poland where he achieved a senior grade in another style of JuJitsu. After moving to the UK, he joined Archway jitsu club and quickly worked his way back up through the ranks from white belt, finally achieving his Jitsu Foundation brown belt and qualifying as an instructor in December 2009.
 
Archway Instructors. From left to right: Jakub Juszczyk, Rosie Smith, Matthew Phillips, Marcelo Bayas Archway Jiu-Jitsu Club - Instructors