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Professional qualified instructors, ready to provide you with the best training experience.
- 2017 IBJJF Pan Pacific Champion
- 2018 IBJJF Pan Pacific Silver Medallist
- 2018 NSW State Champion
- UAEJJF Australia National Pro Champion
Now I can say Jiu-Jitsu is the centre of my life. I refer to all situations through the lessons I learned through Jiu-Jitsu. It is my sport, my therapy and where I made my best friends. I couldn't live without Jiu-Jitsu in my life!
"Reality is created by the mind. We can change our reality by changing our mind."
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, sports, camping and self-education through podcasts and books.
I had an early start with sports in my life, starting with swimming when I was 1 year old, and Judo when I was 6 years old, but I had to stop as I moved suburbs.
When I was 20, a friend invited my to try Jiu-Jitsu and fell in love with it.
After a long break, and moving to Australia, I realised there was a Gracie Barra near where I lived.
8 years later, and I'm training under Prof. Marcelo Rezende and following his path to become a full-time Jiu-Jitsu teacher. This is my dream, and my purpose is to help people through Jiu-Jitsu.
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.