Brian moved to the UK ten years ago to work in finance as an Interdealer broker at ICAP Plc in the City of London. Originally from California, he studied Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before working in banking and as the CFO of a .com startup.
He has written, produced and directed a film, performed standup comedy, and currently has a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Nic arrived in England nine years ago to further his training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and earn his black belt under the legendary Roger Gracie. Originally from South Africa, he majored in Film, Media & Creative Wrtiting at the University of Cape Town. He currently works as the head jiu-jitsu instructor at the Budokwai in London, and consults clients as a self-styled ‘Happiness & Well-Being’ advisor all over the world.
His first book, “The Art of Beautiful Living” will be published in 2012.
Brian and Nic met at the Roger Gracie Academy in early 2006 while training jiu-jitsu and quickly became friends. Both in awe of London and the opportunities for growth and adventure the city provides, they came up with the idea for ‘London Real’ during one of their weekly walks through the metropolis.
London Real is a weekly discussion about all aspects of the human experience, including but not limited to science, theosophy, martial arts, relationships and philosophy.
It’s About the Journey.