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Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a highly effective martial art that boosts self-confidence by teaching practitioners how to overcome physical challenges and defend themselves against larger opponents. As students progress in their training, they gain a deep understanding of their capabilities, fostering assertiveness and resilience. This newfound confidence extends beyond the mat, positively impacting various aspects of life.

grand master helio gracie

Grandmaster Helio Gracie

Helio Gracie was a Brazilian martial artist and one of the key figures in the development and popularization of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


Helio overcame physical limitations to revolutionize the art of Jiu-Jitsu. He founded the first Gracie Academy and shared his innovative techniques with students, including his own children.


Helio's contributions extended beyond the mat, as he played a pivotal role in spreading the effectiveness of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu worldwide. His dedication, perseverance, and constant pursuit of improvement have solidified his place as an iconic figure in martial arts history.


Helio Gracie's legacy continues to inspire and shape the lives of practitioners around the world.

Bravado BJJ Rive-Sud, Professor Dan Moroney

Professor Dan Moroney

Dan, along with his brother Sylvain, was one of the BJJ pioneers and Canadian born black belt.


Currently a 5th degree black belt under Master Royler Gracie, he has competed in numerous events over the years.


Owner and head instructor of the Gracie Humaita Woodbridge Academy in the Toronto area.

Master Royler Gracie

Master Royler Gracie

Royler Gracie is a legendary figure in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ).


Royler is the son of Helio Gracie and a member of the renowned Gracie family. He has achieved numerous accomplishments throughout his career, including multiple world championships in BJJ. Known for his technical prowess, strategic mindset, and exceptional athleticism, Royler is widely regarded as one of the greatest BJJ practitioners of all time. Not only has he left an indelible mark on the competition scene, but Royler has also dedicated himself to teaching and spreading the art of BJJ, influencing countless practitioners around the world.


His contributions to the sport and his unwavering commitment to excellence have solidified his legacy as an iconic figure in martial arts history.

Bravado BJJ Rive-Sud, professor Karl Theberge

Professor Karl Theberge

Karl has devoted 10 years to the art of Karate and 25 years to mastering Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the guidance of Master Sylvain Moroney, and now Professor Dan Moroney.


Through his extensive martial arts journey, he has learned the invaluable lesson of perseverance and continuous learning. With unwavering belief in the transformative power of martial arts, he is convinced that individuals of all ages and physical abilities can benefit from it. Martial arts has been his guiding light, helping him overcome countless life challenges.


His ultimate goal is to empower others to cultivate confidence, discipline, and focus through the profound practice of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Bravado BJJ Rive-Sud, Master Sylvain Moroney

Master Sylvain Moroney

Sylvain was one of the first BJJ pioneers and black belts in Canada.


Student under Royler Gracie, Syvain received the posthumous title of Master in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, making him the first Canadian born to receive the title.


Having taught in Ontario and Quebec, he has many students who are now black belts across Canada. His knowledge of BJJ is unparalleled, encompassing a deep understanding of technique, strategy, and the underlying principles of the art.

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