The boy that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu goes nuts for is celebrating two world crowns.
One of them saw Richard Martin top the fighting charts when he beat Elvis.
The west Londoner runs the Hammersmith Martial Arts Club, but took time off to travel to he Masters World Championships is in Long Beach, California where he triumphed .
The fighter never looked back after giving up a job in the City 20 years ago to pursue his passion full time in 2008, and quickly decided Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) was for him.
This branch of the sport demands grappling your opponent into submission. If neither fighter hold their hand up, it goes to points or in the event of a draw, a referee’s decision.
Martin had no peers in the heavyweight (under 94.3kg) and open weight titles in the Master Three Division (ages 39-44).
He actually won seven matches over the weekend, and in the final of the heavyweight division left Elvis Sinosic all shook up forcing him into submission with a hold known as an ezekiel choke.
Martin also established a stranglehold in the open weight against significantly bigger opponents, some over 125kg.
Check the podium picture and video footage that leaves Martin happily ranked number one black belt in the world for his age division, both in his own weight and open weight.