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Ambassadors Profiles


Ambassadors Profiles

Read about our Gracie Barra's Ambassadors

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    Matheus Bessa
    Brown Belt

    Matheus Bessa
    Brown Belt

    Home School: 

    Gracie Barra Burleigh Heads

     

    What is your favourite technique? 

    Triangle

     

    What are your main titles? 

    - QLD State Champion

     

    Who is your Gracie Barra idol? 

    Prof. Felipe Pena

     

    What does being a Gracie Barra Ambassador mean to you? 

    Inspire others to achieve their dreams

     

    What are your goals for 2022? 

    Give my best everyday in everything I do

     

    Click here to follow Matheus on Instagram!

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    Ricky Pachon
    Brown Belt

    Ricky Pachon
    Brown Belt

    Home School: 

    Gracie Barra Bondi

     

    What is your favourite technique? 

    Bow & Arrow Strangle

     

    What are your main titles? 

    - Pan Pacific Gi & No-Gi Champion

    - Australian National Champion

    - NSW State Absolute Champion

     

    Who is your Gracie Barra idol? 

    Prof. Braulio Estima

     

    What does being a Gracie Barra Ambassador mean to you? 

    Being an ambassador means embodying the values of Gracie Barra in my life, on and off the mats, and sharing them with others

     

    What are your goals for 2022? 

    - ADCC Trials Gold

    - IBJJF Worlds Gold

     

    Click here to follow Ricky on Instagram!

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    Pedro Queiroz
    Blue Belt

    Pedro Queiroz
    Blue Belt

    Home School: 

    Gracie Barra Burleigh Heads

     

    What is your favourite technique? 

    Armbar

     

    What are your main titles? 

    - South Pacific Lightweight Champion and Open Class Silver Medalist

     

    Who is your Gracie Barra idol? 

    Prof. Felipe Pena

     

    What does being a Gracie Barra Ambassador mean to you? 

    It means to represent my home gym and the hard work this team puts on the mats.

     

    What are your goals for 2022? 

    My goal is to become the 2022 Australian Lightweight Champion

     

    Click here to follow Pedro on Instagram!

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    Eric Fridlis
    Yellow & Black Belt

    Eric Fridlis
    Yellow & Black Belt

    Home School: 

    Gracie Barra Bondi

     

    What is your favourite technique? 

    Rear Naked Choke

     

    What are your main titles? 

    - IBJJF Pan Pacific Champion

    - IBJJF Pan Americans Bronze Medalist

    - IBJJF Kids European Bronze Medalist 

    - 2x Australia National Champion

    - 2x Abu Dhabi Continental Pro

    - 3x NSW State Champion

     - 3x GB Compnet Champion

    - 3x QAS State Champion

    - 2x SA State Champion

     

    Who is your Gracie Barra idol? 

    Prof. Braulio Estima and Prof. Romulo Barral

     

    What does being a Gracie Barra Ambassador mean to you? 

    First of all, it's a great honor to be a GB Oceania Ambassador and represent GB in Australia and around the world, it makes me worked harder on and off the mats, encouraging other kids to start practicing BJJ and show that hard work pays off.

     

    What are your goals for 2022? 

    Achieve successful results in major Australian and International competitions

     

    Click here to follow Eric on Instagram!

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    India Risby
    Yellow/White Belt

    India Risby
    Yellow/White Belt

    Home School: 

    Gracie Barra Sydney

     

    What is your favourite technique? 

    Pull guard straight to single leg X and sweep to the top

     Pull guard straight to triangle

     

    What are your main titles? 

    - Pan Pacific Champion

    - 3x National Champion

    - 4x Queensland State Champion

    - 2x National Pro Champion

    - 3x ACT Champion

    - 3x NSW State Champion

     

    Who is your Gracie Barra idol? 

    My idol is Prof. Glauco because he has been my number 1 coach/professor since I started BJJ and he has helped me non stop throughout my jiu jitsu journey so far. He is always at my competitions and coaching me throughout my fights and is always encouraging and supporting me and always helps my jiu jitsu A game improve.

     

    What does being a Gracie Barra Ambassador mean to you? 

    Being a GB Ambassador means I am able to represent Gracie Barra to my highest level and helps to defend the red shield whether it’s at competitions or just at training classes in general. The ambassador program offers me loads of great opportunities for my jiu jitsu career.

     

    What are your goals for 2021? 

    - My goals for 2022 are to go to the World Championships and win

    - Win the Pan Pacific Championships

    - Win the Nationals

    - Win the Queensland Championships

     

    Click here to follow India on Instagram!