Gracie Barra Whistler is a registered, Premium level franchise of the Gracie Barra Association. GB Whistler’s head Instructor is Prof. Cole “Dragao” Manson, who started bjj in 2001 and has been a proud member of the GB family since 2010!
Cole is a Certified Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu Instructor (ICP5 2016).
Prof. Cole currently holds the bjj rank of BROWN BELT, under Master Carlos Gracie Jr. and has participated in the IBJJF World Championships and finished on the podium in many Jiu-Jitsu tournaments since 2002. He continues his BJJ training on weekends in Vancouver. Cole brings a humble and honest attitude to the mats every day and hopes his students do as well.