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“I think Jiu-Jitsu and surfing are a perfect combination, both seeking a healthy lifestyle where you exercise your body to relax your mind.”

Rank: Black Belt

Fernando was born in Brazil and has dedicated his whole life to martial arts. A Judo practitioner since 1993, he was awarded his Black Belt by the Brazilian Judo Confederation in 2004. Seeking to improve his ground techniques for Judo competitions, he started practicing Jiu-Jitsu in 2003 which became his new passion. In his Jiu Jitsu journey he had the chance to train and compete in countries such as the United States, New Zealand and Australia. In 2017 , Fernando was promoted to Black Belt by Mestre Cristiano Marcello (5 Degree BJJ Black Belt). Passionate about sports, Fernando also holds a degree in Sport and Science and has over 20 years of experience working in the fitness industry.

Living in Australia since 2017, Fernando is a Soul Surfer (Not really a good one) who now will fulfil his  long life dream, “Teaching Jiu Jitsu by the Ocean“

Fernando has always believed Jiu-Jitsu and Surfing are a perfect combination. Both seeking a healthy lifestyle where you exercise your body to relax your mind.”

Jiu Jitsu Lineage: Helio Gracie – Royller Gracie – Cristiano Marcello – Fernando Pissini


  • BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) Instructor
  • Judo Black Belt (Brazilian Judo Confederation)
  • Sport and Science (degree)
  • Senior First Aid Certificate
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