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PROFESSOR LUCAS QUEIROZ
Professor Pedro grew up in Barra da Tijuca/Rio de Janeiro, and had as his Professor Alexandre Soca, who is top Black Belt from Gracie Barra, under Master Carlos Gracie Jr. Professor Pedro started his journey in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1996.
In all his time in Gracie Barra, Professor Pedro always has had the dream to open his own Gracie Barra School.
Supported by Professor Marcelo Rezende - GBHQ (which guided and directed him to the right path, reinforcing the methods of teaching and family values) his dream came through in 2014, when Professor Pedro and his wife opened Gracie Barra Wollongong. Earlier 2015 Professor Pedro opened a new location - Gracie Barra Campbelltown - with his student, Professor Clint Burns. Not too long ago, Feb/2017 Professor Pedro and his wife decided to move to Queensland and opening the first ever Gracie Barra in the Gold Coast.
“It is a pleasure to teach kids, women and men the philosophy, the principles and the discipline that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can bring to your life. It's amazing to see the changes in peoples life when they decide to live the jiujitsu life style. I am very proud to and honoured to be part of this” He says.
Rytz started practicing the art of Grappling in Philippines in late 2008 under Ken Noda and Manny Jimenez, 2 of the top Coaches/competitors in the Philippines. Immediately falling in love with the gentle art, Rytz has since dedicated himself to the study of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and grappling arts, earning the rank of Purple Belt under PROFESSOR PEDRO RODRIGUES in 2016.
Inherently competitive, Rytz is proud to be one of the most active and experienced competitors in Gracie Barra Wollongong.
Catch Rytz every Wednesday teaching Adult classes.
No-Gi Expert Divison(Brown-black) <135LBS Grappling Industries- Bronze Medal
IBJJF Pan-Pacific Purple Belt Featherweight Division- Silver Medal
AFBJJ NSW State Championship Purple Belt Featherweight Division- Silver Medal
IBJJF No-Gi Pan-Pacific Purple Belt Featherweight Division- Gold Medal
AFBJJ Australian Title Purple Featherweight Division- Bronze Medal
AFBJJ No-Gi Winter Cup Blue Belt Featherweight Division- Silver Medal
AFBJJ Gi Winter Cup Blue Belt Light Featherweight Division- Gold Medal
Sydney Cup Circuit Blue Belt Light Featherweight Division- Gold Medal
Grappling Industries No-Gi Intermediate Divison <135lbs- Gold Medal
Grappling Industries Gi <135 Blue Belt Divison- Silver Medal
AFBJJ NSW State Championship Light Feather- Bronze Medal
"Great welcoming and friendly learning environment. Good balance of professionalism/discipline with a family feel. Love training at Gracie Barra Wollongong."
“Gracie Barra, bringing world class Jiu-Jitsu to Wollongong.”
"I'm visiting from the UK from a non Gracie Barra team, and Pedro, Clint and the whole team have made me feel welcome and have treated me as if I were one of their full time students. The gym itself is also very nice with great custom matting. Would highly recommend."
"I brought my 5 year old son in for a visit from the states and were graciously welcomed. We had a wonderful class and the coaches were great. Thank you. We will train here any time we are in the area."
One of the best things I've ever done was join Gracie Barra Wollongong! Professors are amazing, it's a clean environment, everyone is so welcoming and inviting. So much love has been put into the school. One big family! OSS
Have been here for a since Mar.2016. Large, high quality mat area, and always clean. Male and female, separate change rooms. Seating around mats for parents. Black belt instructors from Brazil. Great family atmosphere, always friendly students, definitely no egos here. Most classes are full mat, variety of belts, male/female, competitor's (state champions) , and non-competitors.