Brazilian Jiu Jitzu

PEME - Brett Newman

PEME’s Brett Newman has won gold at the recent British Challenge Mixed Martial Arts (BCMMA) Brazilian Jiu Jitzu competition winning two fights at Featherweight via submission.

What is Brazilian jiu-jitsu? I hear you ask – It is a martial art and combat sport that teaches a smaller person how to defend himself against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper technique. Basically, someone of a smaller stature can lay-out a much bigger person by applying this technique; impressive but we have people in HR who can do that with a look…

The founders of Brazilian jiu-jitsu modified judo and traditional Japanese jujitsu to create the art.  There is some synergy between this sport and PEME’s approach to Productivity Improvement. We believe that given the right training, mentoring and cultural environment individual PEME technicians, like Brett, can make a massive contribution to Continuous Improvement on behalf of our clients.

Brett joined PEME in 2016 and is employed as a Technician on one of our Asset Care teams.  He is responsible for conducting Preventive Maintenance routines and raising and correcting remedial notifications to avoid breakdowns and loss of productivity. Before PEME, Brett was as a specialist-vehicle mechanic in the Royal Marines having previously served as a Royal Marines Commando.

A serial winner, Brett has also previously won gold at the South West Open and the Public Services Open and will also be entering the Brazilian Jiu Jitzu English Open in April with hopes of winning gold again.