David is an accomplished Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) practitioner, currently holding a brown belt under professor Shaun Mathews at Team “Lagarto Redcar”. “Mooch” has proved himself time and time again in competition and currently has an impressive list of achievements. His achievements to date include being 2 x British champion. Scottish open champion and multiple Gold medallist on the UK BJJ circuit.

These gold medals include:

  • Manchester open (Gold)
  • Newcastle open (Gold)
  • Nottingham (Gold)
  • Newquay (Gold)
  • Liverpool (Gold)
  • North east open (Gold)

Over the last year Mooch decided that he would further test his Martial Arts skills by competing in 2 x Amateur MMA bouts which he won both inside the distance via submission. Mooch is also co-owner of Hardlife fight-wear a well know NorthEast line of Martial arts clothing suited to BJJ and MMA.

Mooch has been teaching BJJ for some time now both in Redcar and Sunderland and is looking forward to bringing team Lagarto to Darlington.