Versus Grappling Tournaments for 2015 / What is your head instructor’s lineage?
The head instructor at Origin BJJ Newcastle is Ian Malone, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt who has also competed in both Muay Thai and MMA. He trained under Dave Elliot, and was awarded his black belt by Dave Elliot’s instructor, Marc Walder.
Marc Walder was promoted to black belt by Maurico Motta Gomes, one of the “famous five” – a select group of people that were given their black belts by the late Rolls Gracie, a renowned pioneer of the sport.
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