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Fabio began his Brazilian jiu-jitsu journey in 1996 training under Grandmaster Carlos Gracie’s grandson Ryan Gracie, in São Paulo, Brazil.
While training jiu-jitsu, Fabio developed a passion for sports and fitness and acquired a degree in Physical Education at one of the country’s most prestigious educational institutions, the University of São Paulo (USP).
Fabio has worked and trained with several Brazilian jiu-jitsu and MMA fighters in Brazil and was the fitness trainer of one of the first female Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belts.
After a few years training under Ryan Gracie and other renowned Brazilian jiu-jitsu teachers, Fabio relocated to Australia to teach Jiu JItsu. He then joined Gracie Barra Sydney, and today he holds a 2° degree Black Belt under Marcelo Rezende, a student of Carlos Gracie Jr and Regional Director of Gracie Barra Oceania.
Before joining GB Noosa , Fabio was the Head Instructor of GB St Peters for 5 years, where he developed a successful team in a great atmosphere.
We are sure you will find Fabio an inspiring teacher too
Danilo started training Jiu-Jitsu in 1999 back in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He was 22 years old at that stage.
He trained with another group and had amazing professors along the way.
For personal reasons, he couldn’t keep training as he wanted to, so he stopped training for a long time.
After migrating to Australia in 2009, he joined Gracie Barra Sydney, under professor Marcelo Rezende.
In the beginning of 2015 he moved with his family to the Sunny Coast. After a while met Natasha Riley, they became business partners and began Gracie Barra Coolum, which later evolved to Gracie Barra Noosa.
His aim is to teach this beautiful gentle art to everyone and spread the passion, discipline and respect that a martial artist should carry.
Growing with challenges, having fun, connecting with people, getting to know my unlimited potential and helping people to get to know theirs
"empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend" Bruce Lee
Rolling, trekking, interacting with animals, playing soccer, challenging myself in various ways, watching documentaries and moving, spending time with family and friends.
Danilo is Brazilian, and owns his own company in the International education industry for the last fourteen years. He has worked in the industry for seventeen years. He has Bachelors Degree in Marketing and Advertising.
Coach Pete (Peach ) is a Purple Belt, beginning his journey with Gracie Barra (then Coolum) now Noosa. He is an integral part of the Kids coaching team
Jiu Jisu is life. It provides everything I need to feel fulfilled. Extending oneself mentally, physically and spiritually is the key to happiness. Helping others do the same is the best thing I could be doing.
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out where the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood". T Roosevelt
Sport, music, reading and dog walking
I was a labourer and a rugby coach with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy when I moved to Paradise. I worked in logistics for fast food wholesalers until a serious back injury. I started Jiu Jitsu as a way to rebuild my body and became obsessed.
Shaun is a husband, father of four and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple belt with Gracie Barra Noosa. He's a financial advisor by profession and trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for his enjoyment.
He began his Jiu Jitsu journey in 2016 with Gracie Barra and has been a core member of the community ever since. Since 2018, Shaun has been part of the coaching team at Gracie Barra Noosa, primarily assisting with the GB Kids program.
He's a big believer that Jiu Jitsu helps people to become better. Just as the Gental Art has helped to improve his life, he seeks to encourage others in the same way.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is more than just one of the most efficient and effective martial arts on the planet- it is a metaphor for life. You come into this Jiu Jitsu life with nothing- no knowledge, no experience, no skill. You start at the beginning because you must learn to crawl before you walk, and walk before you run. You develop both physical and mental strength/ endurance and your limits are expanded in ways you can never see in advance. Your skills build and are refined by practice and patience and through the challenge that comes from your peers as they do the same. It's through your own desire for the deeper things in Jiu Jitsu that you will continue to put one foot in front of the next in this lifelong journey of discovery. Over the years you attain a level of wisdom- growing comprehension and technical competence- and you are rewarded and recognised for this along the way. The desire to pass on this wisdom and build into the next generation grows and you feel the privilege of being part of this in a deep way. Jiu Jitsu is a journey- one in which you will never actually 'arrive' at a destination because there will always be more to discover.
"I love Jiu Jitsu because it's the only honest thing I have ever known. Money, good looks, sex, race and politics do not matter on the mat. Jiu Jitsu is honest in a world that is often dishonest. I always know where I stand on the mat. That is why I always come back" Chuck Rylant- Author
Jiu Jitsu is my hobby! ... but I also like reading, cooking and enjoying time at home with my family. I've been writing about my Jiu Jitsu journey on the Strength & Flow blog since 2018.
I'm married to Sam and we have 4 children. Our family has lived on the Sunshine Coast since 2005 and we call Peregian Springs home. I'm a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple belt and have been training since 2016 with Gracie Barra Noosa and consier my Professors and training partners an important and influential part of my life. Jiu Jitsu has helped me to become a better husband, father and friend and has influenced me in my profession as a financial advisor. My goal is to develop as a Jiu Jitsu coach in the years ahead.