Renato is a first degree black belt and was born and raised in Brazil. He started training BJJ in 2004 when he was 17 years old under the Alliance team. In 2014, he moved to Australia as a brown belt to teach at Southside BJJ under Head Coach Vicente Cavalcanti. He was awarded his black belt in 2016 and realised he had to give back to the community what this beautiful art had given him
Renato is passionate about BJJ and its lifestyle. He has over 14 years of experience training and competing, and over 5 years of coaching kids and adults of all levels. His goal is to deliver high-level Jiu-Jitsu classes in a friendly and safe environment as well as to have a positive impact on people’s lives, on and off the mat.
MACKENZIE (MACCA) JEAN
Jordan has over ten years experience in boxing including several years as an unbeaten professional light heavyweight. He is the former Auckland Champs Middleweight Champion and the former North Island Golden Gloves Middleweight Champion.
Along with his boxing experience, Jordan brings nutrition and exercise science knowledge and skills to TCC. He has completed a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation through AUT and has a Level 3 Personal Training Certificate.
Brierley is a mother of two beautiful children and is very passionate about helping people be the best they can be.
She has been boxing for five years and has been fighting for three. She has just recently turned amateur and her goal is to win the NZ Golden Gloves and the NZ Nationals. Brierley is ex-military, so you bet she knows all about hard training and she will definitely make sure you go home from her workouts knowing you gave it your all.
You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
KAREN TE RUKI-PASENE
She first started her boxing journey by attending casual box-fit classes to help get fit after having her two boys. Five years later, in 2018, she turned professional and is continuing to chase dreams.