Oliver Brierley, 4th Dan, Oliver started training when he was nine years old, originally in the Shotokan style with Sensei Clive Jackson, then later with Go-Kan-Ryu with Sensei Ian Stubbs before becoming a practitioner of the Shukokai style under Sensei Chris Yates and Sensei Steve Yates.
Oliver holds a 1st Dan black belt in Yama Arashi Ryu Aiki Ju-Jitsu, which he has trained in for several years under Sensei Steve Yates. He has also trained in a number of other martial arts included: MMA, Muay Thai, Jeet Kun Do Concepts, Aikido, Judo, Ken-Jitsu, Jo-Jitsu and Reality Based Self Protection. Oliver is currently training in Escrima with Guro Darren Langthorne.
Oliver holds a Foundation Degree in Sports Science and Exercise Development from the University of Sunderland. Oliver no longer run any classes due to work commitments and currently runs pubs for a major pub chain.