Purple 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.
Charisma Taylor is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competitor under Bruno Lemos, training out of Alliance Jiu-Jitsu Brisbane, Australia. With an impressive record including 3 x Pan Pacific championships and 4 x Australian Championships since 2012, Charisma has now set her sights on competing against the best in the world at this year’s 2018 World Championships in Long Beach, California.
Since starting her martial arts journey at the age of 10, Charisma has approached her training with enthusiasm and dedication. She enjoyed competing right from the beginning, winning her first Adult State Championship at the age of 15. Charisma strives for continual improvement and has included Judo to her training regime and is now on the verge of international Judo representation.
With Charisma’s dedication to training and her strong mental fortitude we are sure that she will achieve international success in the near future.
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 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 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.
Kirra is a juvenile blue belt under professor Paulo Polimeno and trains at Flow martial arts. Kirra started Jiu jitsu at 10 years old and has been training for 5 years. He has won many competition including Pan Pacific and hopes to one day take gold at Worlds.
Blue 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.
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.
Ratu Ekara Cayuque
Yellow 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.
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 yellow 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.
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