Professional qualified instructors, ready to provide you with the best training experience.
Felipe Lunardi is our Head Instructor and joint School Owner. He is a former student of Fernando Fagundes of Sul Jiu Jitsu, one of the first black belts in the Southern region of Brazil, before emigrating to Australia and receiving his black belt from Marcelo Rezende.
Professor Felipe has been training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu for over 17 years and has won large tournaments, both in Brazil and Australia. He was Rio Grande do Sul state champion and won Gold at the prestigious Campeonato Sul-Brasileiro de Jiu-Jitsu which confirmed his talent and his will to succeed in the gentle art.
Felipe is a very talented instructor and we are sure you will love his classes.
Mitsuyo Maeda >> Carlos Gracie >> Helio Gracie >> Rolls Gracie >> Carlos Gracie Jr >> Marcelo Rezende >> Felipe Lunardi
Murilo is one of our School Owners and a Black Belt under Marcelo Rezende. He is extremely passionate about helping our students achieve their goals in this sport, and in life. Catch Murilo around the school or on the mats!
Honors and Achievements
2019 Brown Belt - IBJJF World Masters Las Vegas - Quarter Finals
2018 Brown Belt - IBJJF World Masters Las Vegas - Quarter Finals
2018 Brown Belt - Sydney Autumn Cup - Gold Medalist (Weight and Absolute Master 1)
2015 Purple Belt - NSW State Championship - Silver Medalist
Mitsuyo Maeda >> Carlos Gracie >> Helio Gracie >> Rolls Gracie >> Carlos Gracie Jr >> Marcelo Rezende >> Murilo Pinamoura
Richard joined the school in 2019. A talented and experienced competitor from Sao Paulo Brazil, Richard is bringing a new level of intensity to our training sessions. He is also a close friend to some of the Gracie family, including Master Carlos Jr. Ask him to tell you some stories!
Honors and Achievements
Brazilian Champion – CBJJ (IBJJF)
South American Champion – IBJJF
BJJ PRÓ Rio Champion -- IBJJF
Curitiba Open Champion – IBJJF
Floripa Open Champion – IBJJF
Internacional Pro Florianópolis Champion – UAEJJF
2x Grand Slam Runner Up – UAEJJF
Winner – Aspera FC
Former World Top 10 Brown Belt - UAEJJF
Former World Top 10 Purple Belt - IBJJF
Mitsuyo Maeda >> Carlos Gracie >> Helio Gracie >> Rolls Gracie >> Carlos Gracie Jr >> Luis Henrique Saldanha >> Richard Gonçalves
Bernardo joined the St.Peter’s team recently after transferring from the Sydney HQ. He arrived in Australia in October 2019 coming from Belo Horizonte Brazil. He is a Black Belt under Reinaldo Lopes. As a former student at the legendary Gracie Barra Belo Horizonte, he had the chance to train with incredible Champions such as Felipe “Pena” Preguica, Gabriel Arges, Pablo Silva, Cassio Francis, Lucas Valente and Claudio Caloquinha among others. Professor Bernardo has been training Jiu-Jitsu for over 11 years and also has a Degree in Physical Education. We’re excited to have him joining our team!
2019 Pan Pacific Championship Silver - IBJJF
2019 State Champion - FJJ Rio De Janeiro
2018 State Championship Silver - FJJ Rio De Janeiro
2014 State Champion - FJJ Minas Gerais
2012 Sul-Americano Silver - CBJJE
Mitsuyo Maeda >> Carlos Gracie >> Helio Gracie >> Rolls Gracie >> Carlos Gracie Jr >> Reinaldo Lopes >> Bernardo Borja
Coach Mick has been training in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu for over 12 years. He loves the challenge of the sport, whilst always keeping it fun. Mick joined our school over 5 years ago as a Purple Belt and has been teaching for the last 3 years. He loves sharing his knowledge with students. His style of teaching leans towards concepts, emphasizing the small details which makes learning easier and gets results faster. His charisma and sense of humour always brings joy to our mats and our students are loving his classes.
Coach Murilo has been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for nearly 10 years. Starting in his hometown of Campinas Sao Paulo, he then moved to Rio De Janeiro to continue his training. After receiving his Blue Belt, he emigrated to Australia in 2015 and joined our school. He is a perfect example of the true origins of Jiu-Jitsu, where a smaller opponent can defeat a much larger opponent with skill and technique. His incredible speed and agility makes him a formidable opponent, an excellent training partner and now an awesome addition to our coaching team.
2019 UAEJJF Australian National Pro - (Gold No-Gi & Bronze Gi)
2018 2 x Grappling Industries Gold Medalist
2018 NSW State Championship Silver (Gi & No-Gi)
2018 AFBJJ NSW Summer Cup (Gold No-Gi & Silver Gi)
Coach Romina heads both our Kids and our Womens programs. She is an avid National and International competitor. Romina came to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Judo (Brown belt under Oren Janiv), giving her a deeper understanding of both the ground game and stand up. She absolutely adores teaching the Kids programs and the kids love her! She is expanding the Womens program to be one of the largest Sydney based Womens teams in Australia. With her success in competition in 2019, she had the honor of being selected as a 2020 Gracie Barra Oceania Ambassador.
2020 Gracie Barra Oceania Ambassador
2019 IBJJF Pan Pacific Champion (Gi & No-Gi)
2019 IBJJF Sydney International Open Champion (Gi & No-Gi)
2019 NSW State Champion (Gi & No-Gi)
2019 QLD State Champion (Gi)
Coach Donna was one of the first members of GB St. Peter’s. Originally only coming to support her son, she quickly got involved herself and has been training now for over 6 years. She's become a very skilled Jiu-Jitsu practitioner with an insatiable desire to learn all the intricacies of the art. She is considered the Heart of our gym with a loveable personality and a laugh that carries a mile. She helps teach our Kids and Womens Programs.