My name is Tariq: I am a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

I am consistently growing and evolving as a martial artist and have a passion for inspiring growth in others – on and off the mats.

AEON is an inclusive space where everybody shares the same growth mindset. For this reason, becoming a part of AEON just felt right. 

I teach adult beginners and I am also a part of the team for the Jedi/Youth program we have developed at AEON. I take great pride in the role of being a coach and relish the responsibility and challenge that comes with it.

Outside of the academy, I deliver successful Self-defence and Mindfulness programs to vulnerable young people in schools around Lambeth. These sessions are delivered through the AEON project.


Aeon Instructors Eamonn

My name is Eamonn Madden and I am head coach at AEON. I am a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a black belt in Judo.

I am a director of 2 organisations: One that works with corporations, Fortune 500 companies and Olympic athletes to improve business results; and Inspirational Youth, a social enterprise which works with at risk young people to enhance life and employability skills.

Teaching is my passion, and I have drawn on my business and youth work skills to build the foundation of AEON BJJ, an environment that has been created to support and nurture everyone equally.

If AEON could be epitomised in a single word, it would ‘evolution’. As a team, we are reflective and constantly look to improve our teaching so that we can produce growth on, and off, the mats. For me, our vision and drive to improve our teaching is really what separates AEON from other clubs.

AEON BJJ represents more than just martial arts training; it is about equipping our students with attributes that can be transferred to all areas of their lives: perseverance, clarity of thought, open mindedness and humility.

At AEON, we strengthen more than just our bodies.

Eamonn is the Aeon safeguarding officer. If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach him on 07447140104 or via


Aeon Instructors Sam

I came to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu through MMA in 2015. I had a couple of fights in the cage but really fell in love with grappling.

Eamonn was my first BJJ coach and since then I have been training under him at AEON predominantly with a No-Gi specific mindset.

The energy and ethos at AEON plays a huge role in my own personal development. At the club, there is a culture of continual growth, learning (in all areas of the members’ lives) and that is inspiring to be part of. Sharing the mats with people from all backgrounds, ranks and ages who are working towards the same goal of growth is incredibly powerful.

As one of the No-Gi and Kids coaches, I see it as a privilege to be able to use BJJ as a tool to pass on knowledge and change other people’s lives as well. 


I’m a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, practicing since 2014. As an occasional competitor, I have medalled in 4 out of 5 tournaments, most notably winning gold in the blue belt Masters division at the Abu Dhabi Grand slam in 2018.

I love that Jiu Jitsu is continuously evolving and that there is always something to learn from another person regardless of rank or experience. This is where I find the most value at AEON: sharing what I know with others and learning in the process. I love being part of that growth cycle.

Outside of the dojo I am a Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage Therapist.


Aeon Instructors Louise

Louise is a youth coach and the wellbeing officer for AEON. She is a passionate, motivational, and inspiring ambassador for developing young minds.

She has worked with young people for over 14 years and has been coaching young people in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu for 5 years. Transferring the knowledge gained throughout her career she works tirelessly to bring the best out of our young Jedis.

Louise is a JNC qualified youth worker with a First-Class Honours Degree in Applied Social Science, she holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and is a 2-time British Amateur Bantamweight MMA champion. She has just finished NLP training and is starting a masters in psychology.

At the core of Louise’s success (both professionally and in the sporting arena) is the principle of the Bushido code. Embedded within her coaching is the desire to change the narrative for the young people she works with. Louise believes that “One of the greatest things you can do to help others is not just to share and give what you have, but empower them to discover what they already have within themselves” – Rita Zahara.


Aeon Instructors Daniel

Originally from Miami, Florida, Daniel moved to London in the year 2000. In 2009 Daniel began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Felipe Souza, Eamonn Madden and Jackson Fortunato.

In 2018, Daniel was awarded his blackbelt by Eamonn Madden and Nelson Solari.

Notable BJJ competition accomplishments are IBJJF British Nationals – brown belt M1 Gi and No-Gi champion; Naga Dublin – purple belt masters champion and Brighton Open – purple belt M1 Gi and No-Gi champion. In 2018

Though Daniel is a regular, and committed, competitor, he is equally passionate about his role as an instructor where he can contribute to the progression of aspiring martial artists.

As a teacher, Daniel’s skill lies in his ability to break complex movements down into their component parts and his ability to chain complex techniques together in efficient ways.

Daniel believes that AEON fosters the ideal environment to promote learning, passion and personal growth which extends beyond the dojo and into the personal lives of both members and coaches.

“In my personal life, I have worked as a film-maker, property developer and a nutritional therapist. In regards to qualifications, I hold a BA in graphic design, MA in audio visual production, Diploma in nutritional therapy and I am currently completing my MSc in nutrition.

I am passionate about health, wellness and assisting others to reach their full potential both in BJJ and nutrition.”