274 Lake St., Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 4B4

 


Chris Gillonardo Chris Giallonardo is a certified Gracie jiu-jitsu blue belt and went through the instructor certification program in 2012. He finished certification with a live evaluation in july of 2012 at Gracie academy headquarters in Torrance, California. Chris has completed a very extensive instructor program created by members of the Gracie family that allow him to teach using methods and guidelines that help students learn the art at a much faster rate and retain more information. Chris is experienced with teaching younger adults and children and aims to create and maintain a safe and feel good atmosphere for all students. Students want to come to class because they enjoy being around him. Chris prides himself on being a role model and friend to your child.


Ryron Gracie Ryron Gracie is the eldest grandson of Grand Master Helio Gracie, the creator of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. His father is Rorion Gracie, the world's foremost expert in self-defense. Rorion introduced his sons to the art's basic movements as soon as they could walk. As a child, Ryron spent the majority of his time watching his father teach private classes in their garage in Southern California. But, it wasn't until he observed his father and uncles - Royce, Rickson, and Royler - easily winning "no-holds-barred" challenge matches that he began to fully comprehend the effectiveness of his family's art. Like members of the preceding Gracie generations, he was born into this family tradition of testing the art against all comers, and he is always ready.


Rener Gracie Rener Gracie is the second eldest grandson of Grand Master Helio Gracie, the creator of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. His father is Rorion Gracie, the world's foremost expert in self-defense. In 1993, Rorion created the Ultimate Fighting Championship to determine which fighting system was the most effective in a realistic "no-holds-barred" confrontation. Rorion chose his younger brother, Royce, to represent the art against all comers in order to highlight the superiority of their father's art. His uncle, Royce, won 3 of the first 4 UFC tournaments proving that the leverage based techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu provided the most reliable way to defeat a larger, more athletic opponent.


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