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Introducing our 2017 GB Ambassadors !

Get to know our GB Ambassadors!

Georgia Pereira: 
Favourite Technique-
Inverted triangle from top of turtle.
Main Achievements- 
2x NSW state champion
1x AFBJJ National Champion
1x Newcastle Open Champion
5x Grappling Industries Champion
1x NSWBJJ Summer Cup Champion
1x Sydney Cup Champion
1x NSWBJJ Spring Cup Champion
What does being a GB Oceania Ambassador mean to you?
Being someone to look up to means a lot to me!

Zac Mercer:
Favourite Technique-
Pendulum Sweep
Main Achievements-
2016 Pan Pacific Teen
Heavy Weight Champion
What does being a GB Oceania Ambassador mean to you?
Being a GB Ambassador means so much to me as Jiu Jitsu is my passion and to be able to train almost everyday is amazing. I would not give this opportunity up for anything.

Jet Yee:
Favourite Technique-
Armbar
Main Achievements-
2016 Australian National Champion
2016 NSW State Champion
2016 QLD State Champion
2016 UAEJJF Australian National Champion
2015 QLD State Champion No Gi
What does being a GB Oceania Ambassador mean to you?
To be a positive role model for all GB kids at training and competitions, on and off the mats. But still having fun and being able to be a kid at the same time.

Michelle Bradley:
Favourite Technique-
Armbar
Main Achievements-
National Champion Gi & No Gi
2016 NSW State Champion No Gi
#1 Female Blue Belt 2015 & 2016
What does being a GB Oceania Ambassador mean to you?
It means I can try and inspire more female Jiu Jitsu practitioners and hopefully even male Jiu Jitsu practitioners.

Karen Naisoro:
Favourite Technique-
Bow and Arrow Choke
Main Achievements-
2016 UAEJJF Sydney International Pro
Open Weight Champion
3x AFBJJ NSW State Champion
Arizona State Champion (USA)
6x NSW BJJ Federation Cup Champion
What does being a GB Oceania Ambassador mean to you?
It’s an opportunity to represent my team as a competitor. but more importantly a platform to share the benefits of BJJ. As a female in the sport, it’s a great responsibility to encourage and help other females pursue the best version of themselves through Jiu Jitsu.

Billy Newham:
Favourite Technique-
Cross collar choke from the back
Main Achievements-
2016 UAEJJF Australian National Pro Champion
3x IBJJF Open Champion
2x AFBJJ State Champion
6x NSWJJF Champion
2016 IBJJF Pan Pacific (Silver)
2015 UAEJJF Australian National Pro (Silver)
2016 GB Compnet Champion
What does being a GB Oceania Ambassador mean to you?
Im really proud and I hope to represent my team to the best of my ability. While also setting an example for the younger generation of competitors.

Erion Ramljak:
Favourite Technique-
Triangle
Main Achievements-
2016 UAEJJF Grand Slam Tokyo Champ
3x NSWBJJF Champ
3x Sydney Cup BJJ Champ
3x Events BJJ Champ
9x Grappling industries Champ
2016 IBJJF Pan Pacific Silver Medalist
2016 Australian National Championships (Silver)
What does being a GB Oceani
a Ambassador mean to you?

It means a lot, it’s great to see such support from our team. Everyone putting in to help our athletes chase their dream. This shows how much we can accomplish if we all work together.

Adam Carie:
Favourite Technique-
Bow and Arrow Choke
Main Achievements-
2015 Abu Dhabi Trials Champion
2015 IBJJF Sydney Open Champion
2016 IBJJF Sydney Open Champion
2016 IBJJF Australian National Champion
2016 No-Gi  IBJJF Pan Pacific Champion
2016 NSW League 1st ranked Gi & No Gi
What does being a GB Oceania Ambassador mean to you?
It means having the opportunity to inspire, guide and help others in their BJJ journey. Being able to encourage loyalty and comradery amongst the GB community, something no amount of money can buy!

Jack Bainbridge:
Favourite Technique-
Triangle Choke
Main Achievements-
2016 AFBJJ Australian National Champion
4x 2016 Australian State Champion
2x 2016 IBJJF Sydney Open Champion
2016 GB Compnet Champion
What does being a GB Oceania Ambassador mean to you?
It means having the opportunity to set the standard for how all GB competitors should conduct themselves on and off the mat. Not necessarily winning every competition but giving your best when competing, being gracious in victory or defeat and always staying humble.

Tom Caladine:
Favourite Technique-
Worm Guard
Main Achievements-
8x IBJJF Pan Pacific Champion
9x State Champion
4x IBJJF Champion
2016 AFBJJ 2nd place ranked Purple Gi
2015 AFBJJ 1st place ranked Purple Gi
What does being a GB Oceania Ambassador mean to you?
It’s a great honour and privilege. I am proud to be part of this team and its a constant evolution to the sport. Not only does this team give us hard training; a place to sharpen our tool set but its now allowing us to broaden our horizons and look else where for opportunities to test our best and most capable athletes against the elite.

Mohamed Abdi:
Favourite Technique-
Straight foot lock
Main Achievements-
2016 AFBJJ 1st place ranked purple belt
UAEJJ Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Champion
10x IBJJF International open champion
4x Pan Pacific Champion
5x National Champion
9x AFBJJ State Champion
2x Parana Open Champion (Brazil)
What does being a GB Oceania Ambassador mean to you?
It’s a role I take very seriously and with a lot of pride. I hope to be a good example for the future and present group of athletes representing GB Oceania. I want to show them that if we keep working hard together that anything is possible.

Ethan Thomas- Gracie Barra Bondi!
Favourite Technique-
Armbar
Main Achievements-
2016 AFBJJ Australian National Champion
2016 Australian Championship Open Weight (Bronze)
4x AFBJJ NSW state Champion
2013 represented Australia at the UAEJJF world Pro
What does being a GB Oceania Ambassador mean to you?
I am very thankful to be one of the first Gracie Barra Ambassadors. It’s great that they can put so much faith into the ambassadors to help and guide them to succeed.

Congratulations to all our 2017 GB Ambassadors !!!
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