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chris_sales_podiumChris Sales

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr > Carlos Gracie Junior > Marcelo Rezende > Chris Sales

Gracie Barra Blacktown Head Instructor

Coach Chris is an outstanding trainer, a true leader and a perfect example to all of his students. He is also known amongst his peers as a very technical competitor. Apart from all of his characteristics, he is also one of the most sought out Coaches for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as he aims to bring out a person’s full potential both in sport and in life itself. He is still an active competitor and has won numerous BJJ titles in Australia and overseas. Many State and National Champions have been guided by Coach Chris and he believes that the success of Gracie Barra and its students is a result from hard work, dedication and guidance passed on from Gracie Barra Leaders to students


Gracie Barra Certified First Degree Black Belt
Icp5 Certified Instructor
Gracie Barra Certified Instructor
Certificate III in Fitness
Certificate IV in Fitness
Certified MMA Fitness Trainer – 02067FA0611
Certified Coach MAA (Martial Arts Australia) Member # 8114
NCAS Coach level 2 – (National Coaching Accreditation Scheme) Brazilian Jiu Jitsu accredited by The Australian Sports Commission
Member of The Australian Jujitsu Federation
Certified Active After School Community Coach (AASC) – Registration # 66397
Basic Principles of Coaching – Certificate # 250994/2011
St John’s Senior first aid – Certificate # 855441

Recent Accomplishments in competition:

Australian National Champion 2013 Black Belt Division
World Pro Jiu Jitsu Championship 2013 Non Trials Champion Black Belt division
Pan Pacific Champion 2014 Black Belt
NSW State Champion 2015 Black Belt
IBJJF Sydney International Jiu Jitsu Open Champion 2016


xavier_photo Xavier Sales

Fundamentals Class and kids Instructor


Icp5 Certified Instructor
NSW Basic Principles of Coaching
Gracie Barra Certified Purple Belt
Gracie Barra Certified Instructor
Martial Arts Australia Certified
First Aid Certificate
Working With Children Certified



Main Achievements:

2x Melbourne IBJJF Open Champion
2x Sydney IBJJF Open Champion
Pan Asian Champion
4x Australian National Champion
2x Pan Pacific Champion
4x NSW State Champion
2x QLD State Champion
2x Pan Pacific Silver Medalist


josh_pic Josh Allsopp

Fundamentals Class and kids Instructor

Icp5 Certified Instructor
NSW Basic Principles of Coaching
Gracie Barra Certified Blue Belt
Gracie Barra Certified Instructor
Martial Arts Australia Certified
First Aid Certificate
Working With Children Certified
Ranked #1 Blue Belt in Australian Jiu Jitsu competition






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Gracie Barra Blacktown Directress /Marketing Officer-   Marie Sales

Diploma in Community and Welfare Services

Working with Children Certified

First Aid Certificate

“Social exclusion and bullying in schools is one of the most traumatic experiences a child can have, I know as we have seen the effects many times. It can affect them mentally, physically, emotionally and thinking that talking to them everyday about it is doing enough, it truly isn’t. There are expert programs at Gracie Barra Blacktown that help equip your child. Children who do not know self-defense, no matter the confidence they display will not be confident enough to stand up to an aggressive bully and amazingly a child that does know how to fight will not want to engage in one and can happily walk away without having their self esteem brought down by the bully or be emotionally affected. Here at Gracie Barra Blacktown we can teach them how to protect themselves without hurting the bully or themselves. Emotional effects of bullying are extremely unhealthy and you will realize that kids that are being emotionally bullied will usually have some of these common symptoms such as stomach aches or be emotionally distressed when separating from you, these are just a few signs to look out for. As parents teaching your kids to be nice to others, to care for others, to reach out to others and to never socially exclude others in a group can be the first step to stoping bullying and of course giving them a skill for life in a program such as the Anti- bullying program can prepare them for all the bullying challenges they will encounter because at Gracie Barra Blacktown, BULLYING STOPS HERE”

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