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Jiu-jitsu has had such a big influence on my life since I started practicing when I was 11 years old in my home town of Rio.
BJJ, GYM, Boxing, Surfing and Music.
Professor Fred Carvalho is the head instructor of Gracie Barra Caringbah. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been a life-long passion for Fred who has dedicated the past 20 years to this art, training and competing in Brazil. As a competitor he has achieved many titles fighting in both the State and National Brazilian Championships. Fred believes that our body and mind grow stronger with encouragement from great masters. He is an example of this, attributing his confidence, self-esteem and positive attitude to the influence Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has had on his life. During times of great personal tragedy and loss, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu along with his friends have helped him to overcome and triumph through adversity. Fred has great passion for BJJ and with no doubt in his mind claims this martial art is influential for all human beings in the world to live with more joy and inner peace.
“Over the past two years, I've dedicated myself to BJJ. I've gained 8lbs of muscle mass and I'm in the best shape of my life. I've met and become friends with a great group of guys!”
“This is the best martial arts discipline I have ever been involved with. I'm glad I took up BJJ and really made a great decision with Gracie Barra here at Irvine just off the I-5.”