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Ambassadors Profiles


Ambassadors Profiles

Read about our Gracie Barra's Ambassadors

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    Prof. David Willis
    Black Belt

    Prof. David Willis
    Black Belt

    Home School: 

    Gracie Barra Sydney

     

    What is your favourite technique? 

    Knee Bar

     

    What are your main titles? 

    - 2017 & 2018 IBJJF Pan Pacific Champion

    - 2017 & 2018 #1 Ranked Brown Belt (AFBJJ)

    - 2x Australian National Champion

    - 4x NSW State Champion

    - 4x ACT State Champion

    - 4x Tasmanian State Champion

    - Multiple IBJJF Open Champion

     

    Who is your Gracie Barra idol? 

    Prof. Romulo Barral and Prof. Victor Estima

     

    What does being a Gracie Barra Ambassador mean to you? 

    This is my second year being an Ambassador for Gracie Barra. I have seen and felt what it is like from both sides. Being a GB Oceania Ambassador is a massive honour and means the world to me to represent my team in this way.

     

    What are your goals for 2019? 

    2019 is my first year at black belt. My goal is to be more successful at black belt than I was at brown belt. I will be competing in most local competitions in Australia and several international event's including UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro, UAEJJF Tokyo Grand Slam, IBJJF Asian Open and possibly a few other's.

     

    Click here to follow David on Instagram!

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    Prof. Glauco de Almeida
    Black Belt

    Prof. Glauco de Almeida
    Black Belt

    Home School: 

    Gracie Barra Sydney

     

    What is your favourite technique? 

    Kimura & Chokes from the Back

     

    What are your main titles? 

    - IBJJF Asian Open

    - IBJJF Pan Pacific Champion

    - Australian National Champion

    - NSW State Champion

    - 4x ACT State Champion

    - IBJJF Sydney Open Champion

    - IBJJF Melbourne Open Champion

    - GB Compnet Champion

     

    Who is your Gracie Barra idol? 

    Prof. Marcelo Rezende, Prof. Flavio Almeida and Prof. Victor Estima

     

    What does being a Gracie Barra Ambassador mean to you? 

    It’s a honour to be a GB Ambassador. It’s giving us athletes the opportunity to represent our team at the highest level and continue to inspire the next generation. Also continue to share the vision of master Carlos Gracie Jr and help Gracie Barra grow.

     

    What are your goals for 2019? 

    - Be a positive role model inside Gracie Barra

    - Abu Dhabi Word pro Champion

     

    Click here to follow Glauco on Instagram!

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    Mohamed Abdi
    Brown Belt

    Mohamed Abdi
    Brown Belt

    Home School: 

    Gracie Barra Sydney

     

    What is your favourite technique? 

    Straight Footlock

     

    What are your main titles? 

    - UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grandslam Champion

    - 7x IBJJF Pan Pacific Champion

    - UAEJJF Continental Champion

    - 15x IBJJF International Open Champion

    - 5x Australian National Champion

    - 9x AFBJJ State Champion

    - Jiu-Jitsu World League LA Champion

    - Parana State Champion (Brazil)

    - 2x Parana Open Champion (Brazil)

     

    Who is your Gracie Barra idol? 

    Prof. Marcelo Rezende

     

    What does being a Gracie Barra Ambassador mean to you? 

    It's an honor and privilege. I intend to leave my kimono in a better place for the next generation of Gracie Barra Oceania athletes.

     

    What are your goals for 2019? 

    Represent my team Gracie Barra to the best of my ability.

     

     

    Click here to follow Mohamed on Instagram!

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    Jack Bainbridge
    Brown Belt

    Jack Bainbridge
    Brown Belt

    Home School: 

    Gracie Barra Central Coast & Gracie Barra Wyong

     

    What is your favourite technique? 

    Triangle Choke

     

    What are your main titles? 

    - 1x Australian National Pro Champion

    - 3x Australian National Champion

    - 7x State Champion

    - 2x IBJJF Sydney Open Champion

    - 3x GB Compnet Champion

     

    Who is your Gracie Barra idol? 

    Prof. Danillo Coltro

     

    What does being a Gracie Barra Ambassador mean to you? 

    Being an ambassador is an opportunity to set an example for and inspire current and future students.

     

    What are your goals for 2019? 

    Do my best at worlds and improve.

     

    Click here to follow Jack on Instagram!

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    Billy Newham
    Purple Belt

    Billy Newham
    Purple Belt

    Home School: 

    Gracie Barra Central Coast

     

    What is your favourite technique? 

    Cross Choke From The Back

     

    What are your main titles? 

    – 3x UAEJJF Australian National Pro Champion

    – UAEJJF Oceania Continental Pro Champion

    – UAEJJF Melbourne International Champion

    – 4x IBJJF Open Champion

    – 3x AFBJJ State Champion

    – 2x IBJJF Pan Pacific Silver Medalist

    – 2x IBJJF Pan Pacific Bronze Medalist

    – Multi time IBJJF, UAEJJF, AFBJJ National medalist

    – 3x GB Compnet Champion

     

    Who is your Gracie Barra idol? 

    Prof. Jacob Staader

     

    What does being a Gracie Barra Ambassador mean to you? 

    I’m really excited to be a GB Oceania Ambassador again for a third year. Being an Ambassador gives me that extra drive to always do my best in everything I do. To me, it reminds me that what I achieve and do is bigger than just myself.

     

    What are your goals for 2019? 

    In 2019, I aim to give my best in every competition. My main goals are to win the IBJJF World Championship and all IBJJF and UAEJJF competitions in Australia. I also aim to remain the Number One National Ranked Purple Belt in the Gi. Ultimately, my main goal is to represent my team as best I can.

     

    Click here to follow Billy on Instagram!

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    Ricky Pachon
    Blue Belt

    Ricky Pachon
    Blue Belt

    Home School: 

    Gracie Barra Bondi

     

    What is your favourite technique? 

    Bow & Arrow Choke

     

    What are your main titles? 

    - #1 Ranked Blue Belt (AFBJJ)

    - IBJJF Pan Pacific Champion

    - IBJJF Pan Pacific Silver Medalist

    - 2x GB Compnet Sydney Champion

    - 4x Oceanic Champion

    - 2x Tasmanian State Champion

    - Australian National Championships Silver Medalist

    - Victorian State Championship Silver Medalist

     

    Who is your Gracie Barra idol? 

    Prof. Romulo Barral 

     

    What does being a Gracie Barra Ambassador mean to you? 

    Spreading the values of Gracie Barra to others and help share the benefits I have received from BJJ to others.

     

    What are your goals for 2019? 

    - European Champion

    - World Champion

    - Purple belt Pan Pacific Champion

     

    Click here to follow Ricky on Instagram!

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    Jeffrey Musundire
    Blue Belt

    Jeffrey Musundire
    Blue Belt

    Home School: 

    Gracie Barra West Ryde

     

    What is your favourite technique? 

    High Double Leg

     

    What are your main titles? 

    - #1 Ranked Blue Belt (AFBJJ) (No-Gi)

    - #2 Ranked Blue Belt (AFBJJ) (Gi)

    - 2x NSW State Champion

    - 2x ACT State Champion

     

    Who is your Gracie Barra idol? 

    Prof. Julio Guerra

     

    What does being a Gracie Barra Ambassador mean to you? 

    Opportunity to represent Gracie Barra, West Ryde and my professor under bigger and brighter lights. To connect as much as I possibly can to extended Gb family from as many gyms in my reach. Also to become a more vocal leader in assistance to anyone I can in as many places I can, on and off the mats.

     

    What are your goals for 2019? 

    - Visit as many GB schools in NSW as possible if not all.

    - NSW State, ACT State, Austalia National Pro, National and Pan Pacific titles

    - Be a positive influence in encouraging rising competitors from GB West Ryde

     

    Click here to follow Jeffrey on Instagram!

  • Ruby Matic image

    Ruby Matic
    Blue Belt

    Ruby Matic
    Blue Belt

    Home School: 

    Gracie Barra Caringbah

     

    What is your favourite technique? 

    Arm Bar

     

    What are your main titles? 

    - 4x AFBJJ Australian National Champion

    - IBJJF Pan Pacific No-Gi Champion

    - #1 Ranked Blue Belt in Gi & No-Gi in 2018 (AFBJJ)

    - 4x Queensland State Champion

    - NSW State Champion

    - 3x GB Compnet Champion

    - 9x NSWBJJF Champion

     

    Who is your Gracie Barra idol? 

    Prof. Ana Laura Cordeiro

     

    What does being a Gracie Barra Ambassador mean to you? 

    To become a GB Ambassador is an incredible honour, and with this opportunity I am completely devoted to help spread our team message of 'Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone'. In 2019, I will do everything within my power to represent our team to the best of my abilities. I am also committed to helping spread Jiu-Jitsu to all the strong and powerful women within our community as there is nothing more rewarding than giving the gift of Jiu-Jitsu to others.

     

    What are your goals for 2019? 

    2019 IBJJF World Champion

     

    Click here to follow Ruby on Instagram!

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    Panda Le
    Blue Belt

    Panda Le
    Blue Belt

    Home School: 

    Gracie Barra Bondi

     

    What is your favourite technique? 

    Arm Bar

     

    What are your main titles? 

    - IBJJF Asian Open Champion 2018

     

    Who is your Gracie Barra idol? 

    Prof. Romulo Barral

     

    What does being a Gracie Barra Ambassador mean to you? 

    It’s the highest of responsibilities and honours. To be chosen and supported to such a great degree is the most humbling of achievements for a competitor and GB Team member within this amazing network. Being a GB Ambassador means it is my mission to represent the red shield, the beliefs and values of Master Carlos Gracie Junior on and off the mats and set the tone for the up and coming ambassadors to follow.

     

    What are your goals for 2019? 

    Reach new heights physically and mentally while becoming the greatest version of myself. Remain hungry to improve all aspects of my being while staying balanced, fear no defeat and embrace all challenges that come my way.

     

    Click here to follow Panda on Instagram!

  • Shenae McEwan image

    Shenae McEwan
    Blue Belt

    Shenae McEwan
    Blue Belt

    Home School: 

    Gracie Barra Sydney

     

    What is your favourite technique? 

    Triangles and Arm Bars

     

    What are your main titles? 

    - Queensland State Champion 2018

    - New South Wales State Champion 2018

    - IBJJF Sydney Open Champion 2018

    - UAEJJF Oceania Continental Pro Champion 2018

    - GB Compnet Sydney 2018 Champion

     

    Who is your Gracie Barra idol? 

    Prof. Marcelo Rezende

     

    What does being a Gracie Barra Ambassador mean to you? 

    Being a GB Oceania Ambassador means I have the opportunity to represent our team on a national and international level. Having the support to do my best in BJJ and to compete at Worlds plus more will be amazing and I am proud to represent our team. GB provides this program which encourages and spreads the word on what GB is, how it can help you personally and in your training. We are GB.

     

    What are your goals for 2019? 

    Big focus on international competitions this year including UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro, IBJJF World Championships, Tokyo Grand Slam and Asian Open. My goal is to do my best and represent our team as best as I can!

     

    Click here to follow Shenae on Instagram!

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    Anthony Bornman
    Yellow & White Belt

    Anthony Bornman
    Yellow & White Belt

    Home School: 

    Gracie Barra Wetherill Park

     

    What is your favourite technique? 

    Triangle Choke

     

    What are your main titles? 

    - Abu Dhabi Youth World Championship Silver Medalist

    - Kids World USA Gold Medalist

    - Australian National Champion

    - Victoria State Champion

    - Queensland State Champion

    - ACT Champion

     

    Who is your Gracie Barra idol? 

    Prof. AJ Agazarm

     

    What does being a Gracie Barra Ambassador mean to you? 

    To be the best I can be by representing and promoting the Gracie Barra lifestyle of discipline, respect and Jiu Jitsu for everyone.

     

    What are your goals for 2019? 

    To learn, to achieve, to do my best and to become a better me.

     

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    Isaiah Lazaro
    Blue Belt

    Isaiah Lazaro
    Blue Belt

    Home School: 

    Gracie Barra Hawkesbury

     

    What is your favourite technique? 

    Bow & Arrow Choke

     

    What are your main titles? 

    - #1 Ranked Juvenile Blue Belt in 2018 (AFBJJ)

    - 4x IBJJF Pan Pacific Champion

    - 5x NSW State Champion

    - 2018 IBJJF World Championships Bronze Medalist

    - 2017 Grapple Asia Summer Slam & Grapple Asia Invitational Champion

    - 2017 Abu Dhabi World Youth Championships Silver Medalist

    - 2017 Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Festival Champion

    - 2016 Blacktown Junior Sportsperson of the Year

    - 2016 Pan Asia Jiu-Jitsu Champion

    - 2015 Kids World Jiu-Jitsu International Silver Medalist (No-Gi)

    - 2015 Kids World Jiu-Jitsu International Bronze Medalist (Gi)

     

     

    Who is your Gracie Barra idol? 

    Prof. Felipe Pena

     

    What does being a Gracie Barra Ambassador mean to you? 

    Being a GB Oceania Ambassador is a big responsibility for me as I represent the whole Gracie Barra team. It means being a good role model to others and be an advocate of the Gracie Barra mission and vision.

     

    What are your goals for 2019? 

    My goals for 2019 is to be able to continue to help and inspire other GB Kids, represent GB well on and off the mats, dominate the juvenile division in major tournaments in Jiu Jitsu and win GOLD at the 2019 IBJJF World Championships.

     

    Click here to follow Isaiah on Instagram!