About Axis

Instructor

Instructor Philip Yeomans spent many years living in Japan and training under his instructor Takamasa Watanabe at the Axis Jiu Jitsu headquarters in Tokyo. He is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with an extensive record of competition success.
 
 
Tournament Results (recent):
2011 Rickson Gracie Cup Black Belt Weight Class: Gold
2010 Rickson Gracie Cup Black Belt Weight Class: Gold
2010 Rickson Gracie Cup Black Belt Open Weight: Gold
2009 Rickson Gracie Cup Brown Belt Weight Class : Gold
2009 Rickson Gracie Cup Brown Belt Open Weight : Gold
2008 Rickson Gracie Cup Weight Class : Gold
2008 Rickson Gracie Cup Open Weight Absoulte : Bronze
2009 European Jiu Jitsu Championship Brown Belt Weight Class : Bronze
2009 Abu Dhabi Pro Asian Trials : Bronze
2008 All Japan Weight Class : Gold
2008 All Japan Absolute : Gold
2008 Japan Open Weight Class : Gold
2008 Japan Open Absolute : Gold
2008 East Japan Weight Class : Gold
2008 East Japan Absolute : Gold
2008 Copa Axis Weight Class : Gold
2008 Copa Axis Absolute : Gold
2008 FBT Thailand BJJ\Sub Grappling Open With Gi Weight Class : Gold
2008 FBT Thailand BJJ\Sub Grappling Open With Gi Absolute : Gold
2008 FBT Thailand BJJ\Sub Grappling Open Elite No-Gi Weight Class: Bronze
2008 FBT Thailand BJJ\Sub Grappling Open Elite No-Gi Absolute : Silver

Axis Jiu Jitsu

Phil was awarded his black belt by Takamasa Watanabe, the founder of Axis Jiu Jitsu.
 
 
Takamasa Watanabe is one of the extremely rare and privileged few to have been awarded their black belt directly from Rickson Gracie.
 
 
Visit our history page to learn more about Rickson Gracie and the story of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.