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Hall of Fame


Stu Mitchell (IBJJF second degree)
Serge Morel (IBJJF second degree)
Igor Goulart (including brown, purple and blue belt)
Adam Evans (including brown belt)
Luiz Henrique Machado (including brown belt)
Laurance Pene (including brown, purple and blue belt)


Tim Stirrup 
Adam Wilson (including purple and blue belt)
Edmundo Barone (Including purple)
Webber Jian (including purple and blue belt)
Tank Yuen Khai Chen (including purple belt)
James Mc Combe (including purple belt)


Jeremy Lee
Ben Uy (including blue belt)
Diego Bombardiere (including blue belt)
Garth Dowling (including blue belt)
Helison Alba
Matthew "Weeman" Eaton (including blue belt)
André Fitisemanu (including purple belt)
Gwilym Devey
Marcio Ammirabile (including blue belt)


Kane White
Chris Curnard
Wade Malcom
James Storer
Ken Smith
Elliot Tatana
Luan Ellery
Jose Coles
John Turner
Joao Paulo Martins
Ben Uy
Dwain hindriksen
Wez manu lomu
Kelly Watson
Dom Pene (including Green, Orange and yellow)
Joel Amery
John Patrick Recio
Etuini Lutui
Anthony Paora Lensen (Jay)
Lucas Alvarenga Rodrigues
Peter Goodwin
Xuemei (Fern) Qian
Raphael Aggio
Nathan James
Richie Taylor
Roger Meyers
Max Randall
Signy Crowe
Jora Hill
Kenneth Clarkson
Chris Curnard
Kane White


Dom Pene (including Orange and yellow)


Dom Pene(including yellow belt)
Valentino Tailo (De La Salle)


Dom Pene
Torin Bradly 
Patolo Taito (De La Salle)
Diego (De La Salle)
Mary Jane "M.J"
Mason Lockhart


Tyson (De La Salle)
Soul (De La Salle)
Frank (De La Salle)
Reese (De La Salle)


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