Professor Rafael Ellwanger

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Head Instructor and Leader of Gracie United,
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt with over 20+ of experience,
  • Black Belt Under Carlos Gracie Jr. and Professor Jucao,
  • IBJJF World Champion, USA National Champion, and PanAmerican Champion as a Black Belt,
  • Ranked #1 Black Belt in the World in 2014,
  • Most Accomplished Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt in the South,
  • Background in Computer Science and MBA in Business.

Head Instructor Jacob Small

  • MMA Head Instructor,
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Self Defense Kids Instructor,
  • Purple Belt Under Prof. Rafael Ellwanger,
  • Amateur MMA Fighter
  • Several Times State and Regional Grappling Medalist

Coach Holly Frazier

  • Program director,
  • Kids assistant instructor,
  • Blue belt under prof Rafael Ellwanger,


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1912 Washington St
Franklinton, LA 70438