What happens when a guy who has grappled all his life meets a guy who has done jiu-jitsu all of his? To say that when Mark Leeling met Professor Rafael Elwagner they became fast friends would be an understatement. I always had the idea of being a gym owner in the back of my mind but it wasn’t until I met Professor that idea became a reality. Professor Rafael gave me the opportunity to turn my dream into a reality. Im so proud to be part of this great family we call Gracie United. Im confident that our special brand of inviting & family friendly environment is the perfect fit for anyone who want to try the Jiu-Jitsu life style.