Thomas Caughey

Black Belt

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Co-founder & Head Instructor of Nexus BJJ

Tom has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for 11 years, being attracted to the art through MMA. Tom has since found a passion for the grappling aspects and as a result, pursued an active competitive career in BJJ enjoying both coaching and competing in the sport.

 

Belt Lineage
Tom received his Black Belt in 2017 under Chiu Kwong Man and Jude Samuels and was awarded his 1st Dan in 2020 by long time coach Kevin Webb.

 


Tom has won high-level competitions both nationally and internationally and is currently an active black belt competitor, there is nothing more he loves than pushing himself and his team to achieve success in competition while maintaining healthy happy relationships on the mat.

Tom has a record of 2-1 in Amateur MMA with accomplishments in BJJ as follows:

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BJJ Accomplishments

2011-2012

Ground Control NoGi – May 2011 – Middle Heavy White Bronze
UMA No Gi – Dec 2011 – Middle Heavy White  Gold
British Open No Gi – Sept 2012 – Middle Blue – Gold

2013-2014
Hereford Open – Feb 2013 – Middle Heavy Purple - Bronze
Hereford Open – Feb 2013 – Purple Absolute – Bronze
Subf15teen - Mar 3013 - Win by Submission Middle weight
Hereford Open – June 2013 – Middle Heavy Purple Gold
British Open Grappling Championship No Gi – July 2013 - Middle Heavy Advanced – Gold
Sub North No Gi championship – August 2013 – Middle Heavy Advanced Gold
Sub Zero Submission only - October 13 - Middle Heavy Advanced Category - Gold
Welsh Open No Gi - October 13 - Middle Heavy Purple Silver
Sub North- November 13 - Middle Purple Silver
Hereford Open – December 2013 – Middle Purple Bronze
Hereford Open - December 2013 - Absolute Purple Silver
Welsh Open - Gi Apr-14 Middle Purple Gold
UMA - No Gi May-14 Middle Heavy Purple Gold
UMA Gi May-14 Middle Heavy Purple Gold
Midland Open - Gi Jun-14 Middle Purple Gold
Midland Open - No gi Jun-14 Middle Heavy Purple Silver
Naga Aug-14 Middle Purple Gold
British Open No Gi Sep-14 Middle Purple Gold
IBJJF Worlds No gi Oct-14 Middle Heavy Purple Bronze

2015-2016
English Open Mar-15 Middle Brown Gold
Hereford Open Mar-15 Middle Heavy Brown Bronze
British Open Gi May-15 Middle Heavy Brown Bronze
Birmingham Open No gi Jun-15 Middle Heavy  Brown Belt Gold
Birmingham Open No gi Jun-15 Middle Heavy  Brown/ Black Absolute Gold
Birmingham Open Gi Jun-15 Middle Heavy Brown Belt Gold
British Open No gi Sep-15 Middle Heavy  Brown Belt Gold
IBJJF London Fall International Open Oct-17th Middle Heavy Brown Belt Bronze

IBJJF Pan American Championships No Gi- Oct 2016 – Middle – Master 1 – Gold

BJJ247 Manchester open No Gi – Oct 2016 – Middle - Silver

BJJ247 Manchester open Gi – Oct 2016 – Middle – Gold

Sub Zero Submission Only – Nov 2016 - Middle – Gold

NAGA Championships – Gi – April 2016 - Gold

NAGA Championships – No Gi – April 2016 - Silver

NAGA Championships – No Gi Master 1 – April 2016 – Gold

2017-2018

Welsh Open 8 Man submission only tournament – April 2017 – Gold

Tuff Kumite – May 2017 – Silver

Welsh Sub only invitational – Super fight Winner

Roll Models 6 – October 2017 - Super fight Winner

Welsh Open 8 Man submission only tournament – Nov 2017 – Silver

Roll Models 7 – July 2018 - Super fight Winner

Battle Grapple – August 2018 - Super fight Winner

Grapplefest – Sept 2018 - Super fight Winner

Mjolnir Sub only Iceland – Sept 2018 - Super fight Winner

Grapplefest – Nov 2018 - Super fight Winner

2019-2021

Polaris – March 2019 - Super fight Winner

Ace Submission Grappling – August 2019 - Super fight Winner

Competitions