Gracie United

Covington Instructors

Here at Gracie United Covington, our staff is the secret to our student success. Each instructor has a rich background in the Jiu Jitsu industry and is eager to train the next generation of martial artists. Meet the team below!

Instructors

Professor

Rafael Ellwanger

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Head Instructor and Leader of Gracie United
  • 4th Degree Black Belt with over 20+ of experience
  • Black Belt Under Carlos Gracie Jr. and Professor Jucao
  • IBJJF World Champion, USA National Champion, and PanAmerican Champion as a Black Belt
  • Ranked #1 Black Belt in the World in 2014
  • Most Accomplished Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt in the South
  • Background in Computer Science and MBA in Business

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Professora

Brea Ellwanger

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor,
  • Head Instructor of Gracie United’s Women’s Program,
  • Black Belt Under Prof. Rafael Ellwanger,
  • 2018 World Champion,
  • 2017 World Champion,
  • 2017 European Champion,
  • Pan American Champion 2016,
  • 2nd place in the World in 2016,
  • 5 times World Medalist,
  • Program Director at Gracie United Head Quarters,
  • Ranked in the top 10 female Purple Belts in the World,
  • Background in Personal Training.

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Professor

Nunzio Camarata

  • Head Instructor of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA,
  • Over 10 years of Jiu Jitsu experience,
  • Black Belt Under Prof. Rafael Ellwanger,
  • Several times state and regional champion,
  • Professional MMA Fighter.

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Coach

Zion Ellwanger

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kids Instructor,
  • Over 10 years of Jiu Jitsu experience,
  • Purple Belt Under Prof. Rafael Ellwanger,
  • Several times state and regional champion.

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Coach

Titus Victory

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kids Instructor,
  • Purple Belt Under Prof. Rafael Ellwanger,
  • Several times state and regional champion.

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Coach

Evan Pepper

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu kids instructor,
  • Purple Belt under Prof Rafael Ellwanger,
  • Several times State and Regional champion

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