Robert Whittaker is a professional mixed martial artist fighting out of Sydney. He competes in the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he is the current Middleweight Champion. As well as being one of the best fighters on the planet Rob is an avid martial artist and teacher. Rob coaches the Gracie Jiu Jitsu classes at Gracie Smeaton Grange as well as working as a consultant for TAFE NSW. His role extends to remote indigenous communities Australia wide. Rob’s passion and dedication to his craft is exemplified in his discipline, passion and care when teaching Gracie Jiu Jitsu.
Alex Prates is a 3rd degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, Former Mixed Martial Arts and Jiu Jitsu competitor. He is now one of the most successful BJJ and MMA coaches in Australia. Alex’s attention to technique and details as well as a passion to coach is undeniable. His top priority is always to help improve our student’s game. Alex is the former Tackling Coach for 2014 NRL premiers South Sydney Rabbitohs and the current tackling coach for Brisbane Broncos.
3rd degree Black Belt Lucas “Bambam” Sachs has been training Jiu-jitsu for over 24 years. He is also a Law graduate from South Brazil Catholic university (PUC). Always committed with students technical improvement and learning Lucas is also an outstanding human who is always trying to get the best of people around him.
Come and be a part of our ever growing team. First payment one week after the Academy reopens.
Thought of starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu but are unsure if you would like this Martial Art? Come train with us for free. Without obligation, no pressure!!
We are a “Members Only” dojo, we do not accept casual visits. NO long term contracts, one month notice to cancel or hold payments.
Among all martial arts, few can boast the complex and rewarding nature of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It’s often described as “physical chess”. Adults and kids can strengthen the body and mind by training in Jiu Jitsu. Adults and kids can both find success in grappling. That is because Jiu Jitsu techniques, unlike most martial arts, do not rely on pure strength. Every hold, throw, sweep, and lock relies on precision and leverage. All students, adults and kids, can find confidence in knowing that with sufficient training they can roll against larger opponents.