Gracie Barra Sydney Testimonials


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    Jack Billingham
    Growing Up Through Jiu-Jitsu

    Jack Billingham
    Growing Up Through Jiu-Jitsu

    Jack has been training with us over 10 years now!

     

    Starting at 15 years old, Jack initially got involved in Jiu-Jitsu as a way of learning self-defence, building self-confidence and also to try something new! Being a lifelong fan of martial arts and the UFC, Jack was drawn to Jiu-Jitsu almost instantly and, after convincing of Mum and Dad, he tried his first class and fell in love with it!

     

    "Jiu-Jitsu was a way of escaping from different things going on in my life, but it taught me so much more than that. No matter the stage that I have found myself in my life, I've always managed come back to Jiu-Jitsu as a way of keeping me grounded."

     

    "The physical skills that I've developed have been exceptional, but the mental and emotional development has been unique. I've come more determined and persistent through Jiu-Jitsu, and resilient further than I thought possible."

     

    "I think the best thing that Jiu-Jitsu has brought me, above all else, was a communtiy. Moving from the UK at an early age, it meant that my extended family were all overseas, and Gracie Barra Sydney became my second home, and new extended family."

     

    "Gracie Barra has done so much for me, and I can't wait to give back to everyone at GB Sydney however possible!"

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    Brad Miller
    Family

    Brad Miller
    Family

    My two sons have been training with the team at Gracie Barra Sydney for just over two years now and I can honestly say it's not just an amazing place to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but it's a great family to be a part of, full of teachers that really care about their students and the life skills that come with learning Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

     

    The team at GB Sydney have a great attitude which mixes fun with competition and drive, and some of the best competition trainings for kids I've ever seen.

     

    They're amazing people and we're lucky to be a part of the Gracie Barra family and my sons never want to miss a training session!

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    Flavio Leal
    Jiu-Jitsu For Everyone

    Flavio Leal
    Jiu-Jitsu For Everyone

    I have been training martial arts for over than twenty years, but BJJ I just started in November 2015. Since the first day I loved, it doesn't matter if you want to be a competitor, if you want to lose weight or if you just want to make friends, have fun and pratice one sport, gracie barra is the place.


    The facilities are great and the coaches are very attentive and focused to pass the knowledge.


    I really recommend.

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    India Risby
    World Class Kids Program

    India Risby
    World Class Kids Program

    It's the best thing we ever did for our daughter. Her personal development has shot up so much. She is a confident strong fit athletic girl now with more potential in life than ever. The instructors are amazing. The Jiu Jitsu quality is highest level. What happens here lives in us forever! We love what GB has done for our lives.

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    Lisa Connell
    Family

    Lisa Connell
    Family

    My Daughter and I both train at Gracie Barra and we absolutely love it. My Daughter started in July last year and I soon followed her a few months later after attending the women’s self defense class’s in November. I have gone from training twice a week to 5 / 6 times a week as my love for BJJ grows more and more. All the staff including coaches and professors are just awesome! We are so stoked to be part of such an amazing team OSS 🙌🏽

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    Craig Chappell
    GB Values

    Craig Chappell
    GB Values

    Our daughter (5 year old) has been attending Gracie Barra (Brookvale) for 18 months and thoroughly loves it. The coaches and staff live their passion and it shows in every interaction I’ve had with them. The ethos and values at the core of GB schools is literally helping us to raise a respectful, kind, happy girl.

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    Eduardo Novicki
    GB Sydney

    Eduardo Novicki
    GB Sydney

    Gracie Barra Sydney is a great place.

     

    The structure of the school, the programs they offer to us, the staff members, the students, they’re all amazing.

     

    I strongly believe it makes a lot of difference when a new student come and see this amazing structure.

     

    Definitely it becomes my home, and they become my family. I recommend it to all my friends!

     

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    Saori Kino
    GB Sydney

    Saori Kino
    GB Sydney

    It’s been the best decision to join Gracie Barra!

     

    Not only do I go there to get a workout but to see and socialise with the beautiful community the team and created there.

     

    If your looking to try something new, challenging and create new connection look no further than GB Sydney !

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    Prof. Felipe Guedes
    An Incredible Place

    Prof. Felipe Guedes
    An Incredible Place

    I have a chance to travel all over the world and train in many GB Schools.

     

    Gracie Barra Sydney with Prof. Marcelo and his team is top notch.

     

    What an incredible welcoming and positive atmosphere, for kids and adults and at the same time incredibly technical training sessions.

     

    I definitely got my body, mind and heart worked here!

     

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    Andre Ferreira
    The Best Place I've Been

    Andre Ferreira
    The Best Place I've Been

    I have been training Jiu-Jitsu for 5 years in Brazil before I moved to Australia, and Gracie Barra Sydney made me feel like I was at home.

     

    Very welcoming staff, amazing technical level, fantastic kids program!

     

    I've been to schools in Brazil and Canada, and GB Sydney is hands down the best Jiu-Jitsu school in the world!

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    Giuliana Kleina
    More Than A School!

    Giuliana Kleina
    More Than A School!

    Highly recommend this place.

     

    I started jiu-jitsu 3 years ago and never regretted my choice.

     

    Gracie Barra is much more than a jiu-jitsu school, the philosophy reaches well-being in different aspects of life especially developing a stronger body and mind.

     

    Professors and coaches are amazing, they are always supporting the students and keeping everybody motivated.

     

    As a woman I can say that’s the best place to train jiu-jitsu, full of respect and friendly environment.

     

    It’s truly jiu-jitsu for everyone!

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    Bea De Almeida
    Part Of The Family

    Bea De Almeida
    Part Of The Family

    We are part of the Gracie Barra Family for over a decade now, the environment is very friendly and professional and you will give your kids(or yourself) a chance not only to learn the art of Brazilian JiuJitsu, but also more than a few life lessons along the way.

    The motto of the Gracie Barra school is “Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone “ and they do stand by their word. JiuJitsu made my kids more resilient, self confident and they also built friendships for life. Gracie Barra Sydney is an amazing school and I highly recommend.

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    Royce Scarcella
    Awesome Place To Train

    Royce Scarcella
    Awesome Place To Train

    It's an awesome place to train, with an excellent family atmosphere, quality technical advice and a commitment to excellence in training, and relationships with others!

     

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    Cris Frulla
    Amazing Experience!

    Cris Frulla
    Amazing Experience!

    I've been training at GB Sydney for about two years and I love it!

     

    The coaches and Professors are highly qualified. The training room has a very friendly and welcoming vibe.

     

    On a sparring night, we are fortunate to train with a variety of belt ranks, and everyone is happy to help you life your game providing many helpful tips!

     

    The facilities are spotless and it feels safe to train!

     

    I would recommend GB Sydney 100%.

     

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    Natasha Franks
    A Wonder Facility!

    Natasha Franks
    A Wonder Facility!

    Gracie Barra Sydney offer consistently professional coaching.

     

    Their Professors are all very well trained and dedicated to their sport. They instill a sense of family that spills over to their member so that everyone is competitive but looking out for their training partner's safety.

     

    With almost 4 years training with GB Sydney as a family of four, we feel very welcome.

     

    We have also trained at many other GB schools around Australia and across the world and find this professionalism, consistency and warm welcome wherever we have been.

     

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    Aaron Richardson
    Amazing Benefits For Children

    Aaron Richardson
    Amazing Benefits For Children

    The benefits that my son have gained have been well beyond the mat.

     

    I cannot believe the affect that GB Sydney has had on my son.

     

    His ability to listen and learn, respect others, have patience, resilience, and empathy are just some of the many qualities that have been instilled by the Coaches and Professors.

     

    We feel home when we are there and part of an amazing community.

     

    Thank you GB Sydney.

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    Dmytro Medvedyev
    Incredible For My Son's Development

    Dmytro Medvedyev
    Incredible For My Son's Development

    Our 7-year old son has been learning Jiu-Jitsu at Gracie Barra Sydney for more than two years now.

     

    It's been great to see his Jiujitsu and self-defence skills developed, but most importantly to observe him becoming self-confident, more disciplined and goal-oriented.

     

    Great coaches and excellent place for kids to learn these important skills.

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    Peter Gardner
    Wonderful For The Family

    Peter Gardner
    Wonderful For The Family

    My kids have been attending GB for just over a year, with myself starting middle of this year.

     

    The team and members are super friendly and welcoming of all new joiners and all three of us have enjoyed training here.

     

    I have been involved in various martial arts clubs over the years however this one is leaps and bounds above the others, both inclusive and family friendly.

     

    Highly recommend coming down with the kids for an intro class and join the family.

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    Marcelo Moyses
    A Lifelong Passion

    Marcelo Moyses
    A Lifelong Passion

    I have been training with Gracie Barra for over 20 years.

     

    I recommend it for everyone regardless of they any experience in Jiu-Jitsu.

     

    If join Gracie Barra, you sign up for the best experience in Jiu-Jitsu for your entire life!

     

    It is the best Jiu-Jitsu school in the world!

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    Chayne Scholefield
    Very Good With Kids

    Chayne Scholefield
    Very Good With Kids

    My boy has been training at the school since he was 3 years old.

     

    The Professors and Coaches are very good with the kids.

     

    The training is about respect, learning and fun!

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    Stefano Benvenuto
    The Gentle Art

    Stefano Benvenuto
    The Gentle Art

    My experience with Gracie Barra, I would say has been a long journey where you learn obviously the gentle Martial Art but also a personal growth. You make friends for life to share techniques on the mat and also outside the school. Everyone feels always welcome no matter the belt that you are or how long you have been training, on the mat we are all the same

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    Mohamed Abdi
    Another Home

    Mohamed Abdi
    Another Home

    Gracie Barra Sydney is a unique place.

     

    To me it's more than just a martial arts school, it's my second home. Since my first day at GB Sydney everyone has treated me like family and I'm lucky to have so many great people around me on a daily basis pushing me to reach my goals.

     

    You will find everything you need here from modern facility, world class curriculum based instruction, great staff members and much more.

     

    The level of instruction from professor Marcelo is world class, his ability to break down techniques for sport and self defence Jiu-Jitsu are second to none but his greatest assets are his caring nature and drive to bring out the best in his students no matter what their goals may be.

     

    Whether it's to get fit again, learn self-defence, competition or even just to make friends I wouldn't look any further then this awesome place.

     

    Take the first step in this amazing journey and let Jiu-Jitsu change your life for the better like it did mine.

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    Larrisa Perego
    Great For My Son

    Larrisa Perego
    Great For My Son

    Such a great sport for our active 5 year old. It has given him a sense of pride, respect and he just loves going and having fun. They teach a beautiful ethos and the perfect way to get all his extra energy out!

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    Josh Brodie
    Highly Professional

    Josh Brodie
    Highly Professional

    I've been training at Gracie Barra Sydney for the last 6 months and am absolutely loving it. Super professional and friendly atmosphere with an incredible bunch of Professors and members. Highly recommend this club to anyone wanting to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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    Karen Naisoro
    My Family!

    Karen Naisoro
    My Family!

    I started training at GB Sydney in 2012, and have never looked back. It’s the only hobby/sport I have done that has turned into a lifestyle I am passionate about.

     

    I really think my love and enjoyment for BJJ has to do with how it is taught and passed down to me and the encouraging culture at Gracie Barra.

     

    Prof. Marcelo is a dynamic and welcoming teacher and that’s the vibe in the whole gym.

     

    As a female, I love the confidence I’ve gained from learning self-defence here and seeing women of all ages and walks of life loving BJJ as well.

     

    As someone not living in my home country, I love having GB Sydney as my family and home in Australia.

     

    If you’re scared to try something that’s out of your comfort zone…..give yourself the chance and try a class.

     

    Everyone there will tell you they remember taking that first step as well.

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    Richie Harris
    Weight Loss

    Richie Harris
    Weight Loss

    Richie started training in 2014 with us at nearly 150kgs!

     

    After 5 years of training, getting inspiration from his teammates and friends, and with a determination to turn his life around, Richie has lost over 55kgs!

     

    Congratulations Richie!

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    Samson Barton
    Growing Up

    Samson Barton
    Growing Up

    Samson joined us 5 years ago, and we’ve been lucky enough to see him grow up with the team here at Gracie Barra Sydney!

    Come and grow your Little Champion with us!