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Professionally qualified instructors, ready to provide you with the best martial arts and BJJ training on the Gold Coast. Classes for kids from 4 years old and adults of any age.
Prof. Matthew (Mat) Schwass
I Started training in 2009 with the team at Gracie Barra Sydney on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. I began instructing full time in 2014 at GBHQ. In 2017 I was awarded my Black Belt from Professor Marcelo Rezende.
When I first started I enjoyed the physical nature of Jiu-Jitsu and how gives you a great allover workout. Jiu-Jitsu also offered a way to challenge myself through competitions and regular sparing.
No two days are the same at a BJJ school as an instructor. Jiu-Jitsu is something that is always evolving and changing to suit different body types, ages, and new moves. I also enjoy the mental chess side of BJJ and how it engages your mind as much as your body while you are training.
With such great team support around me, I realised how much I enjoyed training and was determined to make teaching others Jiu-Jitsu a life long goal. I wanted to share the benefits I had received from Jiu-Jitsu with as many people as possible. I was awarded a full-time instructor position around 2014?, teaching the adult and kids classes at the GBHQ.
Thank you to everyone so far who has welcomed me to Gracie Barra Surfers Paradise, it has been great to meet you and I can't wait to share the mats with all of you over the coming months.
BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU LINEAGE
Carlos Gracie Snr> Carlos Gracie Jnr> Marcelo Rezende> me
1st ever Carlos Gracie Cup in Australia- 1st place under 76kg blue belt.
UAEJJF Sydney International Pro 2016 winner (Brown Belt)
2017 IBJJF Sydney Open 1st place Brown Belt No Gi(67kg masters).
2017 Pan pacific No Gi (brown belt 73kg Adult) 1st place, 70kg gi 2nd place.
-A part of the team that helped develop various juvenile athletes to take out state, national and international titles.
-being a part of the development of people for 3yrs old and up, helping them discover their best self; get fit, confident and happy.