Professor Pedro Sauer earned his Black Belt from Helio and Rickson Gracie in 1985, after years of training at the famous Gracie Humaitá Academy in Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In 1990, he left a thriving career in law to relocate in Utah and spread the message of jiu jitsu. There he taught as one of only two non-Gracie black belts. His teaching is second to none. He has been named the “Best of the Best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor” by the ADCC.
He leads by example. With the most refined understanding of technique, and a humble appreciation of the philosophy behind our art, the Professor continues to inspire the Pedro Sauer Association and the entire jiu jitsu community.
Lead Coach Phil Grapsas is a highly qualified black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. And it is his knowledge of self defence that truly defines him as an expert. The focus of Phil's Leverage Jiu Jitsu Academy is to ‘get you home alive’ hence an emphasis on practical techniques which can be used in real life situations.
Phil is the Professor Pedro Sauer's second black belt in Australia. He regularly comes down to guide our practice of Higher Jiu Jitsu. We're lucky to have him as our coach down under.
Steve is an iconic figure in the strength and conditioning community. He has over 40 years of experience in fitness and movement practices and in this time has learned first hand from some of the most knowledgeable people and cultures from all over the world.
He is also a Brazilian jiu jitsu 5th degree black belt from Relson Gracie, and has given John his brown belt in the art. He lives a nomadic lifestyle, traveling and teaching seminars in movement, mobility, longevity, and BJJ, all over the world.
Zoran of Feldenkrais For Me is an expert practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method. He specialises in working with people who desire to enhance their abilities and quality of life. He does this by deepening their experience of their body, movement, and themselves.
Drawing on his experience of somatic education systems, cognitive science, performing arts, and the martial arts, he creates practical lessons and courses that address peoples' personal needs and interests.
Eleni happens to be one of the most inspiring yoga teachers we have ever come across. Her classes blend a mixture of yoga, funky clothes, and funny jokes in a way that makes you feel awesome after every class. With a wealth of experience behind her, her classes are highly recommended. http://elenisyoga.com.au/
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