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Professor Raony Condini has over 20 years’ experience in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is a black belt under Professor Marcelo Rezende, Director of Gracie Barra Oceania.
Prof. Condini was the first black belt instructor in Townsville and managed two previous Gracie Barra training centres, prior to becoming the new Gracie Barra Townsville (Currajong) owner-operator.
Delivering fun, yet challenging fundamentals, advanced, gi and no gi classes with excellent attention to detail, Raony’s ability to connect with students is his trademark.
Raony (pronounced how-knee), hails from Sao Paulo, Brazil and has lived in Australia for over eight years.
Why do you love to teach Jiu Jitsu?
To teach people to have the ability to be calm under pressure.
"It is better to be a Warrior in a Garden than a Gardener in a War."
Top 3 Values in BJJ
Honour, Respect & Confidence.
Gustavo Falciroli is a 4-stripe Black Belt, 2004 IBJJF featherweight bronze medalist and multiple MMA champion fighter - he is also the man who gave Professor Raony his first white belt stripe, 20 years ago!
Gustavo started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1996 with Paulo Roberto de Miranda Streckert and has also trained with Carlos Alberto Liberi. 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.
In 2003, he was awarded his black belt by Roberto Tozi and Roberto Godoi.
Professional MMA Career records
17 wins | 6 losses | 2 draws | 1 NC
Ranked no. 3 in the Shooto world rankings Nov 2010
No. 1 bantamweight champ XFC, CFC, AFC & KOZ Champion
BJJ Black Belt Career
3rd place World Champs Black Belt Adult
Featherweight 2004 Brazilian Cup Champion 2004
Sao Paulo State Champ 2004 & 2006
Pan Pac Champ 2008
Australian Cup Champ 2008
It's what I've done since I was 14. I am able to change people’s lives for better.
Words of Wisdom
"BJJ is a tool for human betterment"
Confidence, self-responsibility, ability to live in society