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Don't just take our word for it. Here are some kind words from some lovely people.


You can't have a bad time here everyone is friendly the coaches are really easy going and make everything easy to understand"

Wez Fryatt- Regular student


"Really positive and welcoming environment, had a great workout."

Michael Sala Tenna- Fitness classes


"The most friendly group of people to learn and train with. Instruction is fantastic and thorough."

Scott Wright- Visiting student


"I've been on the mat training for over 20 years. I've met lots of different people and had many varied experiences dealing with all types of instructors.

In my opinion the hardest type of instructor to find is one that cares about what they do, whilst caring about their students. I am privileged to know and train with instructors like this. I also do my best to be one of these instructors.

Richard, contacted me, came across the country to my academy in Melbourne so that he might find something that he could take home and share. That is commitment. His quest for not only knowledge but also best practice knows no bounds.

When you find someone like this, do not just become their student, become their friend. It is a great investment in yourself to associate with such people.

Passion and dedication have no belt/rank requirement. A high belt/rank doesn't guarantee commitment to you, the student.

Do yourself a favour, train with Richard."

​Dave Krstic- Gracie Templestowe Owner and Coach.


"If you have never done a class... this place is extremely welcoming and friendly. Id say the best kids classes going around. Plus if you have some experience. ..come down and roll with Rich. ..good luck you will need it! 10/10 cant recommend this club enough."

Tim Auty-Regular Student


'I was prescribed antidepressants this year but I didn’t feel they
were suitable for my situation so I took up Brazilian jiu jitsu at SBG
instead and I haven’t looked back.


Self defence training has really helped my body feel safer and helped

me to regain a sense of personal power.


As a woman, I need self defence more than guys but I was also
more afraid to join classes. I’m not into violent sports so I wasn’t
sure if I’d feel comfortable doing martial arts but the strong culture
of respect at this gym is empowering and supportive.


Ironically, attending classes to role-play being choked or punched is one

of the places I feel the safest and most respected during my week. And I feel
safer and more confident outside class too.


Physically, it’s good fitness.

Socially, it’s a good bunch of people.

Mentally, it’s fun, like a 3D game where your body is the game piece.

And emotionally, it’s a safe and respectful space. Everyone’s here to learn together.

Highly recommend.'


Rachel Pontin


"Supportive of everyones journey and a really positive place to train"

Megan Hall- Regular Student


"This is an awesome place to learn jiu jitsu. Excellent instruction, fun and friendly."

Elizabeth Marshall- Regular Student

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