Born 1985 in Plymouth, England is a Jiu Jitsu 2nd degree Black Belt and a 7th Dan Black belt in Environmental Combat System and Founder of The Jiu Jitsu Movement™️, a free affiliate program for the Jiu Jitsu community, schools, businesses, military and law enforcement.
Danny started training at the age of 3 years old with his father who was already at the time running his own Academy. The Academy is still going strong and is where they both teach alongside each other to this day.
Danny Macmillan Jr with his Dad Danny Sr training many years ago.
At the age of 14 Danny was awarded a Black Belt in Environmental Combat System by Geoff Thompson and Peter Constantine under The British Combat Association in Coventry, with the supervision of his Father Danny Senior.
Danny was promoted to a Jiu Jitsu Black Belt at the Valente Brothers Academy in Miami in December of 2013 undertaking a vigorous test under the watchful eye of Grandmaster Pedro Valente Sr and the Valente Brothers. The Valente Family are direct students of Grandmaster Helio Gracie.
Joaquim Valente, Grandmaster Pedro Valente Sr, Danny Macmillan Jr. and Gui Valente
Danny with Grandmaster Pedro Valente Sr.
Danny with the Valente Brothers after Completing the Fighting Foundations instructors course in Miami 2019
Rickson Gracie and Danny Macmillan Jr.
Master Mauricio Gomes, Danny Macmillan Jr. and Roger Gracie after a Private class and sparring session with Roger at his HQ in London.
Professor Luciano Cristovam and Danny Macmillan Jr after a training session in London. Luciano has been one of Danny’s main coaches since the early 2000’s
Danny has competed in many different combat arts and won titles around the world including BJJ, but in his own words says “competing was just for fun growing up, the real world has no time limits, referees or judges and is much more unpredictable. Self defence is what I train for to protect myself, my family and friends”.
Born 1954 in Plymouth, England, Danny Sr. is a 10th Degree Red Belt and Founder of Environmental Combat System –est-1985.
Danny Senior started Martial Arts as a child with his father Robert Macmillan who taught him Boxing, Japanese Ju Jitsu, Scottish weapons combat, and various stick work including Bo Staff which was his Fathers expertise.
Danny Senior met Master Gordan Robert Rose of the Kenpo Karate/ Escrima Kadana De Mano, who was with the Great Briton Karate Union and Martial Arts Commission in 1979. He became the Representative for the British Kenpo Karate Union (BKKU) In Weapons and Empty Hands Combat in 1983.
Danny senior started Developing his own System in the early eighties and called it Environmental Combat System, which is still going strong for Self Defence and producing many good fighters in the MMA and Kickboxing arena.
The Association is called Danny Macmillan’s Environmental Combat Association Integrated Systems. It is registered with WAKO GB and recognised By Master G.R. Rose 10th Degree Black Belt, the American Kenpo Union (AKU), and the Integrated Kenpo Styles (IKS)
Professor Danny Macmillan Senior and Professor Danny Macmillan Junior
To continue the legacy, all 5 Macmillan children train and/or work at the academy.