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Instructors

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MICHAEL TAVARES

Michael Tavares is the founder and head instructor of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Winnipeg (certified Jan 2012) . He has 20 years of Martial Arts Experience (9 years under the Gracie Academy). His Gracie Jiu-Jitsu training has been done directly under Ryron and Rener Gracie. In January of 2017 he earned the rank of Purple belt and was awarded by Ryron and Rener Gracie. Michael currently holds the rank of 2 stripe purple belt.

  • Bullyproof
  • Combatives
  • Master Cycle
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Kyle Norquay

Kyle began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2012 and transitioned to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in 2013. In January 2018 he earned his Purple belt from Ryron and Rener. In January 2015, Kyle completed the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy Instructor Certification Program in Torrance, California.  In addition to being a Gracie Certified Instructor he is a certified coach with the NCCP and has many years of experience coaching competitive swimming, water polo and teaching swimming lessons.

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Jason Houghton

Jason loves to spend evenings at Gracie Jiu Jitsu, practicing the art and helping others on their journey. He was awarded his official Blue Belt in 2015 and was certified as an Instructor by the Gracie Academy in Torrance, California, 2017. He currently holds the rank of 3rd Stripe Blue Belt. 

  • Bullyproof
  • Combatives
  • Master Cycle Intermediate 

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