About Us

Legion Grappling Academy is a high-level grappling academy that provides instruction in Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, and Nogi Grappling. We have classes for men, women and kids of all levels. Our unique approach to teaching grapplers of all levels has made us stand out from the competition since day one. Legion was born out of a love for this sport and it shows in each class we teach!


As an Academy, we are focused on providing high-level coaching by developing curriculums for Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling.

We aim to do this by:

  • Develop curriculums for both Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling
  • Develop coaching and competition pathways
  • Partner with like-minded organizations to bring in expertise through seminars and interclub competitions
  • Promote ladies and girls grappling in the local community

Meet the coaches

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Dr Amir Eslami

Head Coach | Wrestling & Jiu Jitsu

Dr. Amir Eslami has practiced wrestling and jiu-jitsu for over 25 years, and is an accomplished practitioner and coach of the sport. His teaching style is popular with his students due to his wealth of knowledge in the grappling arts. He has taught and trained all over the world including Iran, Japan, Albania, Bulgaria and many other countries.

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Khalid Ismail

Senior Coach | Wrestling & Jiu Jitsu

A coach with over 20 years of experience in the sport as well as being an athlete himself - Coach Khalid knows what it takes to be successful on the mats. Through his dedication to understanding the nuances of grappling he was able to develop a unique perspective on teaching which has helped many students improve their skillsets exponentially.

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Shamol Miah

Coach | Jiu Jitsu

Coach Shamol holds a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu, Just like the other coaches. Coach Shamol has taken part in different martial arts before he fell in love with Jiu-Jitsu. Coming from a martial arts family all his children train wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu taking a leaf out of their father's book. An excellent teacher always has time for his students! His beginners Jiu-Jitsu classes are not to be missed.

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Mohammed Yahiaoui

Coach | Wrestling & Jiu Jitsu

Coach Mohammed has a background in teaching and lecturing in the education sector and has been involved in developing the Legion Grappling system along with Head Coach Amir Eslami. He started his martial arts training at the age of 8 with Shotokan Karate, which he holds a black belt in. Coach Mohammed is also an avid grappler, holding a blue belt in Jiu-Jitsu, and has been training wrestling since 2012 as well as coaching the Junior Wrestling academy since 2014.