The Academy of Grounding is dedicated to providing students with a broad and balanced variety of instruction from top leaders and teachers from all around the world.

 
  Hamid Ebadi     Hamid has been a student of Buddhism for almost 30 years and was ordained as a monk in 2000. He is a disciple of Zen Master Ryotan Tokuda and in 2012 received permission from his master to teach. Hamid is a counsellor in practice and spent many years in India, where he taught meditation, philosophy and comparative spirituality.  His teachings are inspired by both Eastern and Western traditions, particularly Zen Buddhism. Hamid is now based in Ubud, Bali.

Hamid Ebadi

Hamid has been a student of Buddhism for almost 30 years and was ordained as a monk in 2000. He is a disciple of Zen Master Ryotan Tokuda and in 2012 received permission from his master to teach. Hamid is a counsellor in practice and spent many years in India, where he taught meditation, philosophy and comparative spirituality.

His teachings are inspired by both Eastern and Western traditions, particularly Zen Buddhism. Hamid is now based in Ubud, Bali.

  Rodrigo Teixeira   Rodrigo Teixeira is Brazilian, born in Rio de Janeiro and has been practicing the art of Brazilian Jiujitsu and competing actively for the last 24 years. He now holds a 4th degree black belt in the art.  He lived for 15 years in California, where he opened his own academy in 2003. The "Rodrigo Teixeira Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu" has become a reference in the art on the outskirts of the Los Angeles County garnering a big number of students of different age groups.  Nowadays, Rodrigo is an Instructor at the Gentle Art Academy in Singapore, one of the best gyms in the Country. Besides classes, Rodrigo traveled to manny different countries participating in workshops and teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to many, including the military and the SWAT units of different police departments.  Meet Rodrigo here:  http://youtu.be/2_ZNAiQJqEs

Rodrigo Teixeira

Rodrigo Teixeira is Brazilian, born in Rio de Janeiro and has been practicing the art of Brazilian Jiujitsu and competing actively for the last 24 years. He now holds a 4th degree black belt in the art.

He lived for 15 years in California, where he opened his own academy in 2003. The "Rodrigo Teixeira Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu" has become a reference in the art on the outskirts of the Los Angeles County garnering a big number of students of different age groups.

Nowadays, Rodrigo is an Instructor at the Gentle Art Academy in Singapore, one of the best gyms in the Country. Besides classes, Rodrigo traveled to manny different countries participating in workshops and teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to many, including the military and the SWAT units of different police departments.

Meet Rodrigo here: http://youtu.be/2_ZNAiQJqEs

  Andy Mack   Andy Mack has dedicated his life to finding peace for himself , and those around him. He has developed Dissolve over the past 25 years in order to transmit that peace to people that would never usually experience it. Andy created Dissolve Therapy by incorporating beautifully powerful techniques that are thousands of years old, derived from India, China, Mongolia, Tibet and Thailand.

Andy Mack

Andy Mack has dedicated his life to finding peace for himself , and those around him. He has developed Dissolve over the past 25 years in order to transmit that peace to people that would never usually experience it. Andy created Dissolve Therapy by incorporating beautifully powerful techniques that are thousands of years old, derived from India, China, Mongolia, Tibet and Thailand.

  Professor Roberto Atalla   3 x World Champion and 4th degree Blackbelt, Roberto has been spreading the gentle art around the world since 1992.  He is the founder of the Rio Grappling Club, a team with 150 clubs in 22 countries across 4 continents.  His medals are pretty impressive to say the least, he is a 3 times World Champion (IBJJF), 2 times Brazilian National Champion, European Champion (IBJJF - Masters 1) and 2 times silver medalist in Pan Americans (IBJJF).

Professor Roberto Atalla

3 x World Champion and 4th degree Blackbelt, Roberto has been spreading the gentle art around the world since 1992.

He is the founder of the Rio Grappling Club, a team with 150 clubs in 22 countries across 4 continents.

His medals are pretty impressive to say the least, he is a 3 times World Champion (IBJJF), 2 times Brazilian National Champion, European Champion (IBJJF - Masters 1) and 2 times silver medalist in Pan Americans (IBJJF).

  Gustavo Falciroli   Gustavo Falciroli is the reigning Cage Fighting Championship Bantamweight Champion, one of the best mixed martial arts fighters in Australia and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt third degree.  Brazilian born Australian, Gustavo started his training in 1996 with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and was awarded his black belt by Roberto Tozi and Roberto Godoi in December 2003.  After placing third at the BJJ World Championships, winning the Brazilian Cup and taking home a slew of state titles in Brazil — all as a black belt — in 2007 he made the move to Australia and the transition into MMA.  Since entering the world of mixed martial arts, Gustavo has replicated the success he found in BJJ and is renowned for his ability to apply his grappling and submissions in MMA. Gustavo captured the Cage Fighting Championship bantamweight title in 2010, successfully defended it and has since fought in Japan, Australia and Indonesia.

Gustavo Falciroli

Gustavo Falciroli is the reigning Cage Fighting Championship Bantamweight Champion, one of the best mixed martial arts fighters in Australia and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt third degree.

Brazilian born Australian, Gustavo started his training in 1996 with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and was awarded his black belt by Roberto Tozi and Roberto Godoi in December 2003.

After placing third at the BJJ World Championships, winning the Brazilian Cup and taking home a slew of state titles in Brazil — all as a black belt — in 2007 he made the move to Australia and the transition into MMA.

Since entering the world of mixed martial arts, Gustavo has replicated the success he found in BJJ and is renowned for his ability to apply his grappling and submissions in MMA. Gustavo captured the Cage Fighting Championship bantamweight title in 2010, successfully defended it and has since fought in Japan, Australia and Indonesia.

Dan Adler

Dan Alder is the owner and principal teacher of The Yoga Den, West End.He has a boundless enthusiasm and passion for yoga and self exploration and teaches classes daily as well as teaching yoga teachers. Dan's  teachers, although having had great teachers themselves, teach from their own inner wisdom and experience. In kind, he has not subscribed to any one discipline of yoga. It is his belief that yoga is a personal journey, and that yoga should fit the people – not the other way around. All yoga is good yoga, so with experimentation and with an open mind and heart, we will blossom into our own best teachers. He teachers beginners, intermediate and advanced classes and encourages his students to explore themselves physically and psychologically.

  Master Alvaro Romano   Founder and creator of the Ginastica Natural® method, Alvaro Romano has a Post-Graduate degree in Physical Education and Recreation, author of the book “Ginastica Natural®” (Press Publishing House, 1987), Romano is also present in the collection “An anthology on physical activities” (Midiograf Publishing, 1987). Alvaro Romano studied a wealth of different oriental techniques. As a practitioner of Hatha Yoga, his aim was to improve his performance as an athlete, with training for sports as the central theme, to after begin developing his own body of work. A world-fitness leader and a specialist in Health and Quality of life, he implements Ginastica Natural® as a revolutionary physical-fitness and health improvement around the world, through hundreds of seminars, workshops and instructor trainings. Ginastica Natural has been introduced in 27 countries so far, in continents of Americas, Europe and Asia He taught Ginastica Natural courses for the Physical Therapy and Physical Education department’s of Estacio de Sa University in Brazil. Alvaro Romano has applied Ginastica Natural® expertise to agents of the FBI, DEA and SWAT in Washington DC. He participated as a Physical Conditioning coach in various MMA, Jiu-Jitsu, Surfing, Bodyboarding, Soccer, Alpine skiing events.

Master Alvaro Romano

Founder and creator of the Ginastica Natural® method, Alvaro Romano has a Post-Graduate degree in Physical Education and Recreation, author of the book “Ginastica Natural®” (Press Publishing House, 1987), Romano is also present in the collection “An anthology on physical activities” (Midiograf Publishing, 1987). Alvaro Romano studied a wealth of different oriental techniques. As a practitioner of Hatha Yoga, his aim was to improve his performance as an athlete, with training for sports as the central theme, to after begin developing his own body of work. A world-fitness leader and a specialist in Health and Quality of life, he implements Ginastica Natural® as a revolutionary physical-fitness and health improvement around the world, through hundreds of seminars, workshops and instructor trainings. Ginastica Natural has been introduced in 27 countries so far, in continents of Americas, Europe and Asia He taught Ginastica Natural courses for the Physical Therapy and Physical Education department’s of Estacio de Sa University in Brazil. Alvaro Romano has applied Ginastica Natural® expertise to agents of the FBI, DEA and SWAT in Washington DC. He participated as a Physical Conditioning coach in various MMA, Jiu-Jitsu, Surfing, Bodyboarding, Soccer, Alpine skiing events.

 
  Rafael Correa de Lima “Gordinho” - Legend in circle   Voted most technical fighter, Master Rafael is a integral part of the family of Jiu Jitsu in Brazil and in later years has significantly contributed to the growth of Jiu Jitsu in the United States. He is a World Champion and 7 x Brazilian National Champion.

Rafael Correa de Lima “Gordinho” - Legend in circle

Voted most technical fighter, Master Rafael is a integral part of the family of Jiu Jitsu in Brazil and in later years has significantly contributed to the growth of Jiu Jitsu in the United States. He is a World Champion and 7 x Brazilian National Champion.

  Erin Herle   Erin Herle is an American born, Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Rubens Charles (Cobrinha) having also worked extensively with other legendary instructors such as Rômulo Barral and Marcelo Garcia. A member of the Alliance team, Herle conquered many important titles in this sport/martial art’s competitive circuit including at the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World No-Gi, European Open and South American Championship. Erin has also been revered for her work promoting the  #SubmitTheStigma  campaign, a non profit endeavor founded by Herle designated towards the grappling community and designed to raise awareness to mental illness and suicide.

Erin Herle

Erin Herle is an American born, Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Rubens Charles (Cobrinha) having also worked extensively with other legendary instructors such as Rômulo Barral and Marcelo Garcia. A member of the Alliance team, Herle conquered many important titles in this sport/martial art’s competitive circuit including at the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World No-Gi, European Open and South American Championship. Erin has also been revered for her work promoting the #SubmitTheStigma campaign, a non profit endeavor founded by Herle designated towards the grappling community and designed to raise awareness to mental illness and suicide.

 
  Thalison Vitorino Soares Multi World Champion   3X World Champion  2X World Pro Champion 3X World NO-GI Champion 3X European Champion  2X Pan Ams Champion 4X Brasileiro Champion   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THNs1CA4sAc&feature=youtu.be

Thalison Vitorino Soares Multi World Champion

3X World Champion
2X World Pro Champion
3X World NO-GI Champion
3X European Champion
2X Pan Ams Champion
4X Brasileiro Champion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THNs1CA4sAc&feature=youtu.be

  Master Breno Sivak - Legend in Circle, 6th Degree Gracie Black Belt    Learn everything that is related to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu from the man who has been mastering the gentle art on every level since Helio Gracie's very first group class. A student of Helio since the age of 16 Breno then went on to become Rickson's assistant teacher for twenty years.   With his teachers being Helio, Rickson, Royler and Rolker he has made every detail of the Gracie teachings his life-long mastery, not only in competition, community but also complete lifestyle as one for the few Gracie diet specialists in the world.  Breno's teaching talent lies in his ability to dissect the teachings and give students of the art a very deep understanding of application on the mat and in life.

Master Breno Sivak - Legend in Circle, 6th Degree Gracie Black Belt


Learn everything that is related to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu from the man who has been mastering the gentle art on every level since Helio Gracie's very first group class. A student of Helio since the age of 16 Breno then went on to become Rickson's assistant teacher for twenty years.

With his teachers being Helio, Rickson, Royler and Rolker he has made every detail of the Gracie teachings his life-long mastery, not only in competition, community but also complete lifestyle as one for the few Gracie diet specialists in the world.

Breno's teaching talent lies in his ability to dissect the teachings and give students of the art a very deep understanding of application on the mat and in life.

 
  Pedro Sauer - 8th degree Coral Belt, Legend in Circle   Voted the world's favourite teacher of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 8th degree Coral Belt Pedro Sauer is coming to share his love and passion for the gentle art in The Academy of Grounding this November.  Pedro will share the Jiu Jitsu he learned from his teacher Grandmaster Helio Gracie, and has refined over the course of 45+ years. You won't want to miss this opportunity to learn from such legend lineage and let the wealth of knowledge Pedro holds transform your personal BJJ game and perhaps even life.

Pedro Sauer - 8th degree Coral Belt, Legend in Circle

Voted the world's favourite teacher of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 8th degree Coral Belt Pedro Sauer is coming to share his love and passion for the gentle art in The Academy of Grounding this November. 
Pedro will share the Jiu Jitsu he learned from his teacher Grandmaster Helio Gracie, and has refined over the course of 45+ years.
You won't want to miss this opportunity to learn from such legend lineage and let the wealth of knowledge Pedro holds transform your personal BJJ game and perhaps even life.