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.

Professora Brea Ellwanger

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor,
  • Head Instructor of Gracie United's Women's Program,
  • Black Belt Under Prof. Rafael Ellwanger,
  • 2018 World Champion,
  • 2017 World Champion,
  • 2017 European Champion,
  • Pan American Champion 2016,
  • 2nd place in the World in 2016,
  • 5 times World Medalist,
  • Program Director at Gracie United Head Quarters,
  • Ranked in the top 10 female Purple Belts in the World,
  • Background in Personal Training.

Coach Zion Ellwanger

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kids Instructor,
  • Over 10 years of Jiu Jitsu experience,
  • Purple Belt Under Prof. Rafael Ellwanger,
  • Several times state and regional champion.

Coach 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


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