The head instructors at East Side Jiu-Jitsu, Raph and Brad have a combined 25+ years of experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and martial arts. Together they trained and graded under Ben Hall of the Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Federation and are proud to be bringing their brand of Gracie of Jiu-Jitsu to Glen Eira.

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Raph Kozminsky


Raph has been training Jiu-Jitsu since 2005 and has reached the level of Black Belt. He has been lucky enough to train and compete around the world including Latin America, The USA, Thailand, The UK, Sweden, The Middle East and more. His passion and love for Jiu-Jitsu centres around a holistic approach to fluid and relaxed body movement utilising leverage and technique over size & athleticism.

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Brad Rychter


Both on and off the Jiu-Jitsu mats Brad holds a passion for educating and mentoring others. When he’s not teaching Jiu Jitsu or rolling at Eastside, Brad works as a curriculum and department head at a Kinder to Year 12 School in Hawthorn. Brad started training Jiu Jitsu at the Carlson Gracie Academy in 2009. He was awarded his Black Belt in 2019. Brad loves Jiu Jitsu for its physical and mental challenges, and for the life lessons everyone can learn from training Jiu Jitsu.

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ABOUT US

East Side Jiu Jitsu is an inclusive, family friendly and community focused Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy offering a holistic approach to martial arts and self-defence. As a member of the Carlson Gracie Federation, East Side Jiu-Jitsu is proud to be continuing the legacy of Carlson Gracie in Australia.

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