Phillip Grapsas

Phillip is a highly qualified black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu who along with having extraordinary Jiu Jitsu skills is also an expert in self-defence. The focus of Leverage Jiu Jitsu Academy is to ‘get you home alive’ hence an emphasis on practical techniques which can be used in real life situations.

Phillip has been a student of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for almost 14 years. He has been a student of Murat Karadenizli for almost 8 years. Murat is the first Australian to receive his black belt from Professor Sauer, a huge honour. In August 2013, Phillip Grapsas became only the second Australian to ever achieve the rank of Black Belt in the Pedro Sauer Association. An indication of his hard work, and dedication to the art as a method of self-defence.



  • BJJ Black Belt under Proffesor Pedro Sauer