Technique Tuesday Powered by The Grapple Club
Welsh ace Ash Williams shares a neat butterfly guard sweep from the 2 on 1, courtesy of our friends at The Grapple Club.
Ash is a IBJJF European Champion (2016), Polaris Lightweight and Bantamweight Champion, Kasai Veteran and EBI Veteran. He has long been considered one of the UK’s top No-gi grapplers. He holds wins over notable grapplers such as, Richard Alacrcon, Ben Eddy, Ethan Crelinsten, Frank Rosenthal, Masakazu Imanari, Rafeal Freitas and Kamil Wilk
Martial Arts Journey:
Ash began his martial arts journey at age 6 with Japenese Jiu-Jitsu. From there he would go on to try Judo and Kickboxing. At age 15 Ash and his twin brother Joshua were looking to channel their training into a competitive endeavor. Their coached recommended they give BJJ a try. The brothers found their way to the local gym (CRA HQ), after one month of training they jumped into a competition. Ash did not get the success he hoped for but, was hooked to the training and competing lifestyle offered by BJJ. In 2015 after a success coloured belt career Ash was promoted to the rank of Black belt by Chris Rees.
With an eye already on the 2021 ADCC, Ash has organized a series of training camps to take place in the coming years which will include many of Europe's top lightweight grapplers. In the meantime, Ash will look to keep his crown of double champion in Polaris. He recently captured the Bantamweight title with a nasty arm lock finish of Richard Alacorn.