Youngsters

BRAUS believes the future of the BJJ art is in the hands of our youth who are evolving as individuals at the same time as learning the true meaning of passion. Evolution comes with focus, training and passion. We are committed to promoting and supporting kids to start their journey to become greater humans through BJJ.
Cooper Burnham

Cooper Burnham

Blue belt under Thiago Stefanutti at Maromba Academia/Absolute MMA. Cooper started training at the age of 12 and loved the sport as soon as he started, competing nationally as much as he could right through the junior ranks. Cooper now competes nationally and Internationally medalling last year at Worlds, Asian Open, Pan Ams, No Gi worlds and managing to win 3 gold at Pan Pacs. Coopers ultimate goals are to win worlds and get his black belt.

Nicholas Maglicic

Nicholas Maglicic

Blue belt under Rodney Ellis at Southern Cross Jiu Jitsu Academy (Nova Uniao). Nick started training BJJ at age 11, supporting his commitment and drive for martial arts even further, currently also ranked Brown Belt in Judo.
Winning both Weight and Open Divisions at this years Grappling Industries Sydney as well as Sydney Cup BJJ he is currently training 7 days a week preparing for next years Abu Dhabi World Pros and IBJJF Worlds. Nick lives and breaths for the sport with aspirations to become multiple world title black belt one day.
Zanetta Poretti

Zanetta Poretti

Blue belt competitor under Roney Da Silva and Lukas Hainge (Gracie gym Rotarua, New Zealand.) Zanetta started training in 2013 and won her first national championship less than a year later. While based in New Zealand, Zanetta regularly travels overseas to find new levels of competition, and hopes to compete at a world level in the near future. She believes one day she will be world champion and help inspire other young girls especially to follow their goals and ambitions

Mitchell Wickham

Mitchell Wickham

Mitchell is a 15 year old Blue Belt juvenile under his father Matthew Wickham at Wickhams Martial Arts Centre Echuca, VIC. Mitchell started his bjj jouney in 2010 and competed for the first time in 2014 under Thiago Steffanuti at Maromba Acadamia. Mitchell is a rooster weight fighter, which has given him lots of experience competing against heavier, stronger opponents. Mitchell competes regularly around Australia and Internationally winning multiple state titles and medalling at the 2016 Kids Worlds and 2017 IBJJF Worlds. Mitchell’s is very passionate about jiu jitsu and believes one day that he will be a multiple time world champion and UFC fighter traveling the world teaching jiu jitsu and martial arts.

Jacob Cutler

Jacob Cutler

Jacob Cutler is a 14 year old Green belt black stripe who trains under Professor Vicente Cavalcanti at Southside BJJ on the Gold Coast, QLD. Jacob has been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since he was 8 years old, and competing since he was 10 years old.  Over the years Jacob has won many State and National BJJ Championships.

Jacob’s goal for the future is to compete in as many National and International competitions as he can. His dedication and passion for the art of BJJ is incredible, with his warm and humble personality on and off the mats being an inspiration and role model to the younger kids.

Jesse Ryder

Jesse Ryder

Jesse ‘The Outlaw’ James Ryder is a passionate, dedicated and talented Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter based out of Pakenham, Victoria. He is 11 years old and has been training solidly (5-6 times a week) for over three years. For the first 3 years Jesse trained under Nam Bisso at Skamma Fight Club, and now trains under Joel Warren of Concept BJJ, where he trains along side many other super talented kids, which continually push his technique and fight game to the next level.

Cruz Mikaere Clarkin

Cruz Mikaere Clarkin

Cruz Mikaere Clarkin, nine years old, is a student of the Garage Jiu Jitsu family and competing under Professor Gui Neves since 2013. Learning the art in one of the most prestigious academies in Australia has seen Cruz steadily rise in passion, skill and discipline. He currently holds a Grey belt and multiple Pan Pacific and Australian titles and in 2016 he will be making his international debut at the ‘Kids Worlds’ in Los Angeles. His intense commitment to the ‘gentle art’ has been a strong foundation for his continual development on and off the mats.

Ratu Ekara Cayuque

Ratu Ekara Cayuque

Grey belt from Gracie Australia Castle Hill under Professor Marcos Nevel. He started training in Jiu Jitsu at 6 years old and has been competing for the last 3 years. His goals are to train harder, improving his strength & cardio and keep improving his Jiu Jitsu game. Also be a sample for the other kids by having a good attitude, behaviour, self respect, humble.

Varun Mehrotra

Varun Mehrotra

Orange belt under Professor Mario Yokoyama of myBJJ Team, Varun has been training for 8 years and has competed and won tournaments such as the PowerPI Pan Pacifics and the Sydney Cup. Varun juggles his high school studies with his BJJ passion competing at the highest level. He aspires to compete in the World Championships and to be known as the Pound-For-Pound best Jiu Jitsu fighter.

Torez Carro

Torez Carro

Torezbjjkid is an 8 year old orange belt who has been training in submission wrestling and Brazilian Jui Jitsu since he was 3 years old. He loves his wrestling and in his last 11 comps he has won 10 straight Golds .He trains an average of 4 times a week at AMMA GYM Perth WA under Coach Adam Metcalf Big things are planned for 2017