Adam started training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in February 2004 at Revolution in Stockport. He worked his way up through the belts and was awarded his Black Belt in November 2014 by the legendary Chris Haueter in Los Angeles, California.
As a competitor, Adam has fought at a range of international competitions around the world including:
The World Championships (2009, 2012, 2014)
The Masters World Championships (2014, 2017, 2018)
The European Championships (2011-2015, 2017-2019)
The Masters European Championships (2017, 2019)
The Pan Ams (2013, 2014)
The No Gi European Championships (2012)
The IBJJF British Nationals (2015, 2019)
His highlights as a competitor include tapping a Brown Belt World Champion to get to the finals of the 2012 IBJJF European Championships, plus winning the European No Gi Championships (Both were in the adult brown belt light feather division). As well as the medals he also counts his matches with the world-famous Joao Miyao (Twice), Caio Terra (Twice) and also Bruno Frazatto as his favourite matches.
In 2016 he was asked to take part in a super-fight on the prestigious Polaris show against UFC-veteran Phil Harris. The fight lasted the full 10-minute time limit and the action-packed match ended in a draw. He also won his Black Belt super-fight at Tanko again Paul Cole via Collar Choke in overtime.
More recently at Black Belt Adam has medalled at the following:
IBJJF London Spring Open (2017) – Gold (Adult)
IBJJF London Fall Open (2017) – Bronze (Adult)
IBJJF Masters Euros – (2017) – Bronze (Master 1)
IBJJF British Nationals (2017) – Bronze (Adult)
IBJJF European Championships (2018) – Bronze (Master 1)
IBJJF European Championships (2019) – Silver (Master 1)
No default medals are listed above.