Gracie Barra Whistler is the only Registered Franchise of the Gracie Barra Association in Whistler. All of our classes are held at Awesome Arts Academy in Function Junction.
GB Whistler’s head Instructor Cole “Dragao” Manson started bjj in 2002 and has been a proud member of the GB family since 2010. Coach Cole is a fully Certified Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu bjj Instructor (ICP6 2017).
Cole has over 30 years of martial arts training experience and over 20 years of teaching experience. He currently holds the bjj rank of Brown Belt, under Master Carlos Gracie Jr. and has participated multiple times in the IBJJF World and Wold Masters Championships and finished on the podium in many Jiu-Jitsu tournaments since 2002. Cole brings a humble and honest attitude to the mats every day and encourages his students to as well.