Ground Game Banda

Ground Game Banda

Ground Game Banda is a group of sponsored athletes who we support in their way to become champions. The future of the sport lies in people who are willing to devote their lives and hard work to strive after perfection. We are privileged to work with people who are not only great athletes but also good and loyal friends. Let us introduce you to the true ambassadors of our brand.

Marcin Held
MARCIN HELD

MMA FIGHTER

A veteran of organizations such as Bellator, UFC and ACA. Marcin has a spectacular fighting style; a big finish is always on his mind. Watching him in action is a treat for all grappling fans.

Marcin Tybura
MARCIN TYBURA

MMA FIGHTER

UFC Top Ten. Number one heavyweight in Poland. Marcin, with his diligence, modesty and talent, it one of the best in the world. He comes from the Brazilian jiu jitsu, but now his stand-up is as good as his ground game.

Maciej Różański
MACIEJ RÓŻAŃSKI

MMA FIGHTER

A guy whose game is perfectly polished in every aspect. Decorated grappler with a few Polish Champion titles in Brazilian jiu jitsu, starting from blue and finishing at black belt level. With big success also in MMA. Unfortunately his progress was stopped by various factors along the way. Despite this he is still a top Polish middleweight.

Robert Bryczek
ROBERT BRYCZEK

MMA FIGHTER

Drawing strength from nature is probably one of Robert's main training motto. Strict training in the mountains, bathing in icy streams harden the steel in the hands of the player from Bielsko. The current FEN welterweight champion, always open to new challenges.

Sebastian Romanowski
SEBASTIAN ROMANOWSKI

MMA FIGHTER

Sebastian is passionate about hard trainings and is not afraid of challenges. He started training wrestling when he was just a kid. His desire for competition led him to professional MMA. He is known for his lion heart and the fact that he never refuses to fight anyone. He fights in featherweight division and is in constant training..

Igor Michaliszyn
IGOR MICHALISZYN

MMA FIGHTER

A rising star of the MMA welterweight category, a representative of the young generation who feels good at every level of combat. An extremely efficient and hardworking boy, we sometimes wonder if he ever rests. He supplements his free time from training with solid cycling routes.

Adam Niedźwiedź
ADAM NIEDŹWIEDŹ

MMA FIGHTER

Adam with a bit of luck that is if he can train without injuries, can definitely be a future MMA and grappling champion. He is a true athlete who has a bright future ahead of him. Every year we see a big progress in his game. Soon we will see what the future holds for him.

Hubert Szymajda
HUBERT SZYMAJDA

ZAWODNIK MMA

Hubert representing the eastern side of Poland is addicted to hard training. He likes when something happens and he can participate in new projects. Always happy to help, he has attracted many adepts of martial arts to the mat already with his enthusiasm. In MMA, he loves to submit his rivals.

Dawid Żywica
DAWID ŻYWICA (1991-2016)

MMA FIGHTER

He wanted to win quickly and in a spectacular fashion. Always with a smile on his face and eager to help. This is how we will remember him. Up until today it’s very hard to believe he’s gone, we knew him from the very begining of his career. R.I.P. Dawid

Zbigniew Tyszka
ZBIGNIEW „ZYBI” TYSZKA

2X ADCC EUROPE CHAMPION

Competitor and coach with great charisma. As a grappler he accomplished all of his goals. He raised ADCC Europe Champions. At the moment he no longer competes but has devoted himself to coaching his students and helping MMA fighters in their ground game. He is famous for his leglock skills.

Mateusz Szczeciński
MATEUSZ SZCZECIŃSKI

VCE ADCC EUROPE CHAMPION

The revelation of the last two seasons. A very talented grappler who has won with all the biggest names of the Polish BJJ scene. Despite his young age, he is great as a coach, and his professional career is just gaining momentum. Watch him because he will be a force in European grappling very soon!

Jędrek Loska
JĘDREK LOSKA

BJJ BLACK BELT

If you were to rank fighters according to their modesty, Jedrek would be at the very top of the list. He has dozens of gold medals and prizes at Polish and International tournaments. One of the best in the game in Europe yet still very humble. He devoted himself to jiu jitsu in 100%. He works as a coach at Academia Gorila in Warsaw and is also a member of the Polish Ne Waza Team.

Mariusz Linke
MARIUSZ "MANOLO" LINKE

FIRST BJJ BLACK BELT IN POLAND

He sacrificed a lot to be able to train and compete. He says that age is just numbers and he always tries to prove it. He started with judo in which his dream was to win Olympic gold. Unfortunately it didn't work out, but judo opened a new path in the form of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He won numerous medals at an international events. The first Pole to receive the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. Friend and student of Jorge Macaco Patino.

Maciej Linke
MACIEJ "LOBO" LINKE

BJJ BLACK BELT

Maciej is Mariusz's younger brother, who accompanied him on the mat from an early age. One of the most experienced Brazilian jiu jitsu fighters, and also an MMA fighter. He has fought all over the world, winning numerous titles. Currently, together with his brother, they run a branch of Macao Gold Team in Poland, and after training, Maciek acts as a stand-uper.

Mieszko Maciejewski
MIESZKO „MIEXON” MACIEJEWSKI

CZARNY PAS BJJ

When you meet Miexon for the first time you know it’s not a random guy. He’s super passionate about jiu jitsu to which he devoted a lot of time and health. Known for the style that does not belong to heavy weight category. He rolls berimbolos and other unorthodox techniques

Przemysław Gnat
PRZEMYSŁAW „PRZEMO” GNAT

BJJ BLACK BELT

Zenith BJJ Poland head coach with a ton of respect among everybody in BJJ community. Known for his super strong grip. He plays his game slowly but constantly. You think you know what he’s doing and you’re trying to prevent it but at the end no matter what you end up in a trap without a way out. He’s also a respected referee with great BJJ knowledge.

Grzegorz Kloc
GRZEGORZ „YAMA” KLOC

BJJ BLACK BELT

Despite his young age Grzesiek was a witness of how Polish BJJ and MMA scene was born. He was and still is a big part of it. As a fighter he’s known for his intelligent and analytical game. He experiments and introduces new things to his arsenal. He favors well thought and executed actions over brutal strenght.

Krzysztof Łukaszewicz
KRZYSZTOF ŁUKASZEWICZ

BJJ BLACK BELT

Coach and decorated competitor. When you sit next to Krzysiek showing and explaining techniques you feel calm, trust and self-control and confidence. This is what you can also observe when Krzysztof is fighting. There is no room for unnecessary movement, everything is executed at the right time.

Karol Dzieniszewski
KAROL „DZIKI” DZIENISZEWSKI

BJJ BLACK BELT

When Karol picks up something he will not stop until he masters it. This is what happened with his jiu jitsu. He fell in love with the sport and now with patience and discipline trains hard every day accomplishing one goal after another. He wanted to compete in MMA but his passion for jiu jitsu won.

Tomasz Paszek
TOMASZ PASZEK

BJJ BLACK BELT

Underground, he is professionally involved in saving lives, on the ground, or rather on the mat, has been an enthusiast of Brazilian jiu-jitsu for several years. Currently, he is focused on running a dynamically developing club. Tomek has always been in good shape, promotes a meat-free diet and these broccoli probably actually work! ;-)

Marcin Kabat
MARCIN "SAMURAJ" KABAT

BJJ BLACK BELT

One of the longest training in this group, he started with judo and probably did not expect that tatami would be his second home and way of life. Marcin, still takes part in various grappling tournaments and, also had a few MMA fights. Additionally, he runs a thriving club in Piła, fulfilling himself as a coach.

Jarosław Gajek
JAROSŁAW „PUMBA” GAJEK

BJJ BLACK BELT

Pumba is a guy who proved, especially to himself, that motivation is a key to success. He used to be an overweight teenager playing video games everyday, now he’s a self-confident, respected black belt with lots of medals won at Polish and International competitions. He often has to fight injuries but the good thing is he always wins.

Kacper Rot
KACPER „OŚMIORNICA” ROT

BJJ BLACK BELT

Osmiornica’s number one rule is not to tap. We’ve seen his numerous fights when he was on the verge of losing yet he managed to survive, counter and win. He is one of those young guns that has a lot of experience and one day can be a top black belt in Poland.

Maciej Kałuszewski
MACIEJ „KAKA” KAŁUSZEWSKI

BJJ BLACK BELT

Kaka is calm in everyday life and smooth on the mat. He’s also determined and focused on his goals especially when it comes to competition. High athletic abilities still allow him to compete and win with the young guns. His stubbornness and high pain resistance are the forces that power him.

Łukasz Bilski
ŁUKASZ BILSKI

CZARNY PAS BJJ

An oasis of peace and stress-free approach to teaching jiu-jitsu. Every now and then, he brings new talent to the Polish scene. Don't be fooled by appearances, his fighting style is not in line with his personality. Tight control, isometry and quick finishes are Łukasz's specialty.

Wojciech Korzemiacki
WOJCIECH KORZEMIACKI

BJJ BROWN BELT

Pumba jest człowiekiem, który udowodnił przede wszystkim sobie, że motywacja jest kluczem do sukcesu. Z nastolatka posiadającego nadwagę dorobił się czarnego pasa bjj, licznych medali na arenie międzynarodowej oraz pewności siebie, która czasem jest bezcenna. Często walczy niestety z kontuzjami, ale ważne że zawsze wygrywa.

Tomasz Niewiara
TOMASZ „NATAL” NIEWIARA

BJJ BLACK BELT

Natal is a fan of hard work. With his enthusiasm and open mind he managed to infect the BJJ bug to a lot of young people. His analytical skills make him a good coach despite his young age. In just a few years he crated one of the biggest BJJ and MMA gyms in Silesia. He constantly develops as well as his students.

Mariusz Koziej
MARIUSZ KOZIEJ

HEAD COACH OF RIO GRAPPLING POLAND

It would seem that a guy with this size is pure strength and a bulldozer. Mariusz is a technically well-trained competitor who has some great skills fighting from his back. After the first sparring, you might be surprised to find yourself "tangled" with carefully crafted techniques. Mario is the head of the Rio Grappling organization in Poland.

Przemysław Stolarek
PRZEMYSŁAW STOLAREK

BOXING COACH

A longtime martial arts enthusiast, who together with his son Dawid form an inseparable training team. In a small town in Western Pomerania, Przemol has created a professional gym for martial arts training. Discipline and mutual respect are fundamental values in training in PBT.

Tomasz Pilarski
TOMASZ „ENERGETYK" PILARSKI

BJJ BLACK BELT

Tomek is one of those Coaches who, in addition to running the club, work professionally and actively participate in competitions all the time. The sheer volume of duties does not interfere, but is an additional stimulus to act. A high level of personal culture, an offensive sense of humor and hellish isometry, such a description can be made public after training with him :)

Marcin Joachimiak
MARCIN JOACHIMIAK

BJJ BLACK BELT

Marcin is a coach by calling, always present with his students in various parts of Poland at competitions. In a small town he created a really strong Brazilian jiu jitsu club, which also has two branches. For over 12 years on the mat and always in good shape.

Bartek Kulczycki
BARTEK KULCZYCKI

BJJ BLACK BELT

One of the most colourful personalities in our gang. Bartek has an idea of what he wants to do and how and he realizes it with consequence. He is a coach and member of Polish Ne Waza team. He is known for his self-confidence and unorthodox style of fighting.

Piotr Fręchowicz
PIOTR „GUMIŚ” FRĘCHOWICZ

BJJ BLACK BELT

Gumis started training in 2013 and right now is the fastest developing athlete in Poland. He basically won every major tournament in Poland as a brown belt and just recently got promoted to black belt. Keep an eye on him as for sure in the future he will be a significant force in BJJ.

Michał Piwowarski
MICHAŁ PIWOWARSKI

MMA FIGHTER

The most handsome in the whole Ground Game Banda, with a lot of female fans on Instagram. Michał Piwowarski trains very hard during a break from social media. You cannot take away his stubbornness and faith in his abilities. He is still able to surprise us all!

Łukasz Truskolawski
ŁUKASZ „LUKE” TRUSKOLAWSKI

BJJ BLACK BELT

To say about Luke that he is a great BJJ enthusiast is like saying nothing. Editor of grapplerINFO.pl, host of the Wolna Mata podcast, plus a strong black belt with a flair for teaching. He will rip your hear and leg off, and afterwards he will tell methodically how he did it, that's all Łukasz!

Przemysław Wojdalski
PRZEMYSŁAW WOJDALSKI

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH

Strength and conditioning coach of some of the top MMA fighters from the best Polish organizations. A man with an exceptionally good aura, which he translates into his pupils. One of his main advantages is creativity, you will not be bored during training! 

Sebastian Parat
SEBASTIAN „GIZMO” PARAT

PERSONAL TRAINER

Simply a good human being who most definitely would not harm a fly despite his hulk power. He is aware of the fact that only hard work and patience can lead to good results. His nickname is “Coach Spartan” probably because of his hardcore training regime and crude diet.

Artur Kamiński
ARTUR KAMIŃSKI

MMA FIGHTER

Artur is a person who is not afraid of taking challenges and believes in himself. He is a great organizer and motivator. He can attract people to himself. In the fight, he always gives 100%. Probably if he got the opportunity to fight with GSP tomorrow, today he would already be on the plane :)

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