Derrick Fonsah


BJJ Rank: Purple Belt

A visionary. People person. And both a dream and a doer. A rare combination of what it really takes to be a C-suite title.

Shinya Kakita

Referee Committee Head

BJJ Rank: Black Belt

Jiu-Jitsu coach. Ref. Family man. Dad. Great smile. Shinya is active competitor with a positive character – all around.

Maher Aseeri

Referee Committee Head

BJJ Rank: Brown Belt

Ju-Jitsu Brown Belt. Plus, a Black Belt in Karate and Toad-Style Kung Fu. An exceptionally knowledgeable, intellectual and thinking grappler.

Erik Moens

Chief Investment Officer

BJJ Rank: Unranked

The numbers guy. Banker. Strong communicator and analytical thinker. Sports fanatic. Amateur guitarist.

Jacky Wang

Chief Strategy Officer

BJJ Rank: Blue Belt

Strategy guy, investor, startup and blockchain tech enthusiast, not to mention a great people-person all around.

Kevin Yong

Chief Finance Officer

BJJ Rank: Unranked (Catch Wrestler)

Formally trained as an economist, working in the energy sector. Enthusiastic about fitness, golf and current affairs, in addition to grappling. Currently adjusting to the demands of fatherhood.

Arthur Andre

Head of Ops, Singapore

BJJ Rank: Purple Belt

Engineer. Amateur MMA fighter. With a background in Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Boxing and Kickboxing. A prominent figure in the local competition scene who has racked up a handful of MMA and Boxing fights, as well as medaled in regional Jiu-Jitsu tournaments.

Ron Phipps

Visual Content Manager

BJJ Rank: White Belt

The guy behind the camera, capturing all the action so that you can post those videos/pictures on Instagram.

Alexander Patterson

Creative Director

BJJ Rank: Blue Belt

Strategist. Writer. Creative thinker. Passionate MMA fan. Alexander says MMA is 3D grappling (he stole that idea from his coach) and seldom misses his MMA class, which he feels is always dynamic and humbling.

Azimah Azmi

Creative, Digital Design

BJJ Rank: Blue Belt

Certified and licensed GMB fitness trainer, specializing in movement. Women's Physique and Powerlifting national champion. Hard worker, bright personality.

Chris Farley

Chief Operations Manager

BJJ Rank: Unranked

A true leader in the Health & Fitness industry, keen sportsman and business professional. Evidence that hard work really does pay off.

Sabila Rasyida

Creative, Social Media

BJJ Rank: Blue Belt

IT professional. Jiu-Jitsu competitor. Boxer. Kickboxer. Cat lover. Sabilia is all of this, and a lot more.

Bo Teng

Operations Assistant

BJJ Rank: Blue Belt

Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. Judoka. And Soccer player. With a nasty triangle choke game.

Jack Loy


BJJ Rank: White Belt

One of Jack's biggest passions in life is eating good food. Apart from eating, Jack's other interests include Jiu Jitsu, Judo and Kickboxing. He's also a coral belt in online gaming.

Brendan Foong

Tournament Advisor

BJJ Rank: Black Belt

Family man, business man, and program director of The Gentle Art Academy. Through his knowledge operating one of the most successful children's programs in Singapore, he lends it to build Grapple Asia.