Professor Rafael Ellwanger

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Head Instructor and Leader of Gracie United,
  • 4th 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.

Professor Vincent Quatroy

  • Black Belt under Professor Rafael Ellwanger,
  • Head instructor with over 15 years experience in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu,
  • Over 25 years total experience in Martial Arts

Professor Andre Jeansonne

  • Black Belt Under Professor Rafael Ellwanger,
  • Head Instructor with 10 years experience in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Coach Keith Murray

  • Purple Belt Under Professor Rafael Ellwanger,
  • Kids program Head Instructor,
  • Multiple time IBJJF Medalist,
  • Background as a Firefighter / Paramedic and Training & Safety Officer


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