Welcome to the newly redesigned Nexus Gracie Jiu Jitsu website! We hope you like the new layout and content which we hope to add to over time. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please do send us a message via the contact us page. In other news, long time club members Andrew Lai and Jadd Chahal will be grading for their belt promotions this week. After spending many years of working hard (but enjoying every minute of it!) Andrew and Jadd will look to grade for their brown and purple belts respectively. The Nexus Gracie Jiu Jitsu academy has grown incredibly ...
It's been a hectic few months at Nexus Gracie Jiu JItsu, with training going strength to strength ever since Murat's return from the USA. To begin with, a special guest seminar with Henry Akins has been organised on Saturday the 27th of August 2011 at 3pm. Henry comes all the way from Los Angeles, where for many years he was the head instructor of the Rickson Gracie Academy, having learned his Jiu JItsu directly from Rickson Gracie himself. People all over the world have travelled to train with Henry, and now we're fortunate enough to have him visit us! Henry prefers to ...
Great news! Pedro Sauer is back for 2014 and will be at Nexus headquarters and at Nexus Greensborough 5pm on the 1st of November and 1pm on the 4th of November respectively. Pedro’s skills, technique and attitude are an absolute inspiration to every single Nexus member, so don’t miss this golden opportunity and book your ticket before they’re sold out.
Three time world champion and 7 time Brazilian champion Marcelino Freitas will be hosting a seminar at Nexus HQ on Saturday the 1st of March 2014 from 6pm onwards at a cost of $70 per person.
Book your spots if you all ready haven’t guys! Huge opportunity to learn from a World Champion and a super nice charecter. Nexus is absolutely honoured to host Marcelino so don’t miss out, register now and see you on the mats!
Yes that’s right, Kron Gracie will be conducting a seminar at the Nexus Gracie Jiu Jitsu academy on the 25th of November 2013 from 6pm to 9pm. This will be an epic 3 hour session by a legendary champion and is definitely not to be missed. Spots to this seminar are limited, so be early and secure your spot early by calling 0410 387 575.
In other good news, Mitrevski Martial Arts has now officially joined the Nexus family. Academy ower Paul Mitrevski is a purple belt who recently moved the gym into a new huge facility located at 2/12, Malcolm Court, Kealba. This is great news for everyone involved – special congratulations to Paul and a huge welcome to all Mitrevski Martial Arts students to the Pedro Sauer team and Nexus Gracie Jiu Jitsu.
Professor Pedro Sauer is back in Australia for 2013. As one of the world’s very few 8th Dan red-black belts, Pedro’s knowledge of Gracie Jiu Jitsu is unmatched!
October 12th – 1pm start
Zenbu Grapple School
Unit 44, 2B Slough Ave, Silverwater NSW
October 13th – 12pm start
Lang Park Police Citizens Youth Club
Castlemaine Street, Milton QLD
October 19th – 12pm start
Technique Jiu Jitsu
3/48 Holloway Drive
October 20th – 12pm start
Nexus Gracie Jiu Jitsu
6/9 Dawson Street
Coburg North VIC
PURPLE, BROWN, BLACK BELTS ONLY
That’s right, Nexus Gracie Jiu Jitsu academy is now running classes 7 days a week and in most cases, twice a day.
In particular, there is now a 2.5 hour training session on Sundays running from 10am to 12:30pm in which all Nexus affiliated academies are invited to come to the headquarters and do some serious training.
This is an incredible opportunity for Nexus members around Melbourne to get together and roll with different people. So don’t waste the opportunity, make sure you’re there 10am every Sunday morning!
In other news, after his recent stunning win, young prodigy Jake ‘The Celtic Kid’ Matthews is now scheduled for a professional bout in AFC, the top Australian MMA promotion. As we prepare Jake for his upcoming bout, we encourage everyone to come and support Jake on this important fight.
Last night our very own Jake Matthews became the Australian IKBF MMA Australian champion. At just 18 years old, Jake is a Nexus Gracie Jiu Jitsu phenom. In his fight against experienced opponent Callum Potter from Renegade MMA, Jake convincingly won his fight at just 1:42 in the first round by armbar.
By all accounts, it was the highlight of the night and made for an exciting evening of action! Congratulations to Jake and Callum for the excellent fight, and we all look forward to the exciting future ahead for Jake. The sky’s the limit!
2013 is the start of a big year for Nexus, and what better way to celebrate than to give our headquarters a new facelift! See the image at the bottom of this post to see the new frontage of the Nexus Gracie Jiu Jitsu academy.
In addition to the new look, we also welcome the promotions of Burak Sarman, Jake Matthews, Illhan Atoy and Sam Irsh to the prestigious rank of purple belt. Each member successfully completed their Jiu Jitsu and self defense techniques with fantastic skills. A huge congratulations to each student on a job well done.
After last year’s successful seminar, 8th dan red black belt Pedro Sauer is coming back to Australia for a mega seminar on October the 20th 2012. Pedro’s seminar last year was a life changing experience for many, and it was incredible to see his technique live in person. Pedro learned directly from Helio Gracie and Rickson Gracie and has an unparalleled knowledge of Jiu Jitsu – if you have any technical questions he’s sure to know the answer.
Make sure you secure your spot ASAP as this year there is a limit on attendees. Details are below:
Cost: $100 for Nexus members and $120 general.
Payment: Pay to Murat Karadenzili BSB: 733122 Acct: 532716
Time/Date: 11am on the 20th of October 2012
Location: Nexus Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy, 6/9 Dawson Street, Coburg North
Nexus Gracie Jiu Jitsu and the Pedro Sauer Association Australia welcomes 2nd degree black belt Dave Krstic and his academy Technique Jiu Jitsu into the Pedro Sauer family. Dave was one of the first black belts in Australia and is legendary for his technical approach to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and self defense. His 4experience and skills in martial arts is incredible and Nexus is extremely excited to have him on board.
Congratulations Dave and Technique Jiu Jitsu! Below is a statement from Dave in joining the Pedro Sauer team:
After much thought and careful consideration head instructor of Technique Jiu Jitsu (David Krstic, 2nd degree black belt) is now under the tutelage and banner of one of the foremost Gracie Jiu Jitsu instructors in the world, Master Pedro Sauer, 8th degree black belt.
I will also take the opportunity to give my profound thanks to Professor John Will and Master Rigan Machado for their instruction and support over the years and thank John again for his continued support and well wishes in my new endeavour and latest step in my Jiu Jitsu journey.
I will also express my gratitude to Jim Kelly and Justin Christopher of Gracie Jiu Jitsu Cincinnati for their help and continued assistance during this transition. To Murat Karadenizli for his efforts in this endeavour. Of course to Master Pedro Sauer for his warm welcome into his Jiu Jitsu family. Last but by no means least my wife Sabah for her support and belief in me, my kids for being awesome and all my family for being amazing and their unwavering support.
The Nexus Academy congratulates the belt promotions of Andrew Lai and Jadd Chadhal to brown and purple belt respectively.
For long time member Andrew Lai, the belt promotion is a reflection of the many years of hard work spent on the mats week and year after year. As one of Murat’s original students, he displayed great Jiu Jitsu skills and a strong understanding of the Gracie Jiu Jitsu self defense techniques.
Arriving a few years after Andrew, Jadd Chadhal has also put in the hard yards on the mats. As a consistent student, Jadd demonstrated his fantastic jiu jitsu abilities and also a wide range of hand to hand and anti-weapon Gracie Jiu Jitsu self defense techniques.
Congratulations to both Andrew and Jadd on the fantastic news and a job well done.