Coach Jhunior Guarnido began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at 12 years of age because of a respiratory medical condition.

He began training his path at Pit Bull academy under Adilson Jorge de Lima (Bitta) in Teresopolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

In the year 2000 he took a break from training and returned to training in 2002 with Gracie Barra and  trained under Gustavo Mugiatti (Gutty) and Joao Raphael (Simpson).

In 2006 he entered the selection process to become a teacher for Cia Athletica (the biggest gym franchise in Brasil) whilst still a brown belt.

He graduated to black belt in 2007 and in 2011 came to Australia to compete in the Melbourne International BJJ Championship when he decided to move here permanently.

Coach Jhunior is the Head Coach of the Gracie Elite Team in Australia under

Master Rilion Gracie (son of GrandMaster/Founder of Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Carlos Gracie Snr)

Black Belt Titles
  • 2nd Brasil Cup, Sul CBJJ (Black belt 2008)
  • 1st Copa Sul Tatame (Black belt 2008)
  • 1st Paranaense Championships LPJJ (Black belt 2008)
  • 2ND No Gi Copa Sul Tatame (2010)
  • 1st Paranaense Championships LPJJ (Black belt 2010)
  • 1st Circuito Sul Brasil JJ (Black belt 2010)
  • 1st Brasil Cup Sul (Black belt 2010)
  • 1st Etapa Paranaense LPJJ (Black belt 2011)
  • 1st Etapa Paranaense FPJJ (Black belt 2011)
  • 1st Etapa Paranaense LPJJ 2nd Round (Black belt 2011)
  • 2nd Copa Plasiliti (Black belt 2011)
  • 1st Melbourne International (Black belt 2011 - weight division and open weight)

Assistant Coaches Brenda & Jolyon Foster are both Blue belts under Coach Jhunior Guarnido. Both have been active BJJ competitors over 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015.

Brenda Foster

2014 Victorian Championships Gi Bronze

2013 Melbourne Invitational Gi Gold

2013 Pan Pacific Championships Gi Gold

2013 Pan Pacific Championships No Gi Silver

2013 First Fighters Interclub Challenge Gi Gold

2013 Victorian Championships Gi Silver

2013 Victorian Championships No Gi Bronze

2012 Pan Pacific Championships Gi Silver

2012 Pan Pacific Championships No Gi Bronze

Jolyon Foster

2015 Victorian Championships Gi Silver

2014 Victorian Championships Gi Silver

2014 Victorian Championships No Gi Silver

2012 Victorian Championships Gi Bronze


Next Tournament

Next tournament is August the 9th at FAFC Glenroy "Martial Arts Fight Off" - See Sempai Brenda for forms. Please get entries back in as quick as possible. Osu

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Train hard and with spirit. Consistency is the key to your growth and improvement.

When you walk through the door - do not just attend you must participate 100%!


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