Owen began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 1997. At that time in Queensland he was learning from one of only 2 Blue belts teaching the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the state. In 1999 he moved to Sydney and then restarted training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2001 under Bruno Panno of Gracie Humaita.
Learning directly from Bruno Panno, Marcos Nevel and Alex Prates; Owen received his Black belt in 2013 and is currently a first dan.
For the past 6 years Owen had been the main instructor in the Gracie Humaita Australian Headquarters located in Alexandria in Sydney.
Owen is excited to be operating this academy in line with Gracie Humaita’s core values and looks forward to welcoming all who walk through our doors.