Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Equipe Mestre Wilson Australia very first student (also Minol's brother-in-law) Anker came for a visit last week. Anker moved to Brisbane a while ago and kept training under professor Eduardo from Garra Jiu-Jitsu and also received his Black Belt recently. It's good to see that he kept training and achieved this level . Well done and thanks for the visit! 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Esther at Evolve MMA

Esther finally came to train at Evolve MMA! 
She arrived on the 15th December and had a busy schedule.
On Friday night she helped Minol in the class, correcting the others.


From the 12th of December Minol has been in Melbourne again for a week 
teaching at Evolve MMA.
Met with Edwin who is getting used to the big city and 
training Judo after the Jiu-Jitsu class with some of the best coach in Australia. 

Training his throws

Training his breakfalls

Monday, December 5, 2011

Gi Back Pack

Check out this video we made in Melbourne, I used this a lot in Brazil.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

New achievements

Congratulations to:
Marcus, Mareo and Nicolle
for their new ranking, and to Chris for his first stripe.
Last Saturday was exam day at EMWJJA, the new blue belts did a pretty good job.
It was a big day for them especially the celebration... 
Also Paul got his instructor bars on his black belt, well deserved!

Nicolle, Mareo and Marcus

Minol and Paul

Chris receiving his first stripe

Some of the guys from EMWJJA family

Friday, December 2, 2011

Welcome back Ian

Our blue belt Ian haven't been to training for almost 6 weeks, where was he??
He was travelling to Tanzania and took this photo with the club patch at the highest point in Africa!

Now who's going to climb Mt. Everest and take a photo with the club patch?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Melbourne IBJJF International Open 2011

On the Saturday (19/11/2011) we went to compete at the 
Melbourne IBJJF International Open where we had some good results. 
Our Instructor Minol won his weight division and the open weight division on master's,
Paul got gold and silver on senior1, Edwin also got gold and silver on master's, 
Marcus got a gold on adults, 
Anthony got a bronze and Mareo got a bronze on adults. 
6 competitors and 9 medals!

Equipe Mestre Wilson Jiu-Jitsu Australia

Minol with his 2 Gold Medals

Black Belt Master Medium-Heavy Champion

Black Belt Master Open Weight Champion

Paul - Black Belt Senior1  Medium Weight Gold Medal 

Paul - Black Belt Senior1 Open Weight Silver Medal

Edwin - Blue Belt Master Medium Weight Gold Medal 

Edwin - Blue Belt Master Open Weight Silver Medal 

Marcus - White Belt Adult Heavy Weight Champion
Mareo - White Belt Adult Heavy Weight Bronze Meal

Anthony - Blue Belt Adult Medium-Heavy Bronze Medal

Edwin's last training

Our blue belt Edwin moved to Melbourne and he had his last training with farewell on the 19/12/2011.
Edwin will be training at Evolve MMA with Minol.
Good luck on you new journey!

Equipe Mestre Wilson Jiu-Jitsu Australia at Evolve MMA

The guys who went to compete in the Melbourne IBJJF International Open went to visit the new home of Minol, Esther and Edwin at Evolve MMA. It was a great pre-competition training and good to see the students making new friends.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Grand Master Wilson

Wilson Pereira Mattos
Born on the 14th of April of 1951, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, resident in the neighbourhood of Padre Miguel. Master Wilson, a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu began his journey on the 22nd of April 1956, at  5 years of age.  Since the beginning and from then on, always training under Grand Master Fadda.
Wilson was considered a student of a lot of energy with a strong temper, difficult to be tamed in the gym where he had many fights and was suspended many times. Wilson says that he deserved every suspension but Fadda always made him come back, driven by Gregory (the owner of the gym). Wilson and today is considered a great example in the community of jiu-jitsu and he says that: “everything I have is because of jiu-jitsu”.
In the old days many academies promoted their students according to the performance of fights within the academy. The Fadda academy was no different.  Wilson recalls that he needed to beat 10 brown belts to receive his black belt,  "Everything was very difficult for me, I won competitions but it wasn't enough."

Black Belt

In 1970, at 18 year-old he receives his black belt from Grand Master Oswaldo Fadda. Wilson says that Fadda never believed  that he would be able to achieve such a feat and that motivated him even more to continue training. So after the black belt came another challenge that was to be a great teacher. Wilson says that in the same year he began teaching classes in the  student club in Realengo, where he formed a team of students who defeated Fadda's own students at an inter-club competition.  This now proved that there were no more challenges for Wilson and he received much praise from Fadda.

Red and Black Belt

In 1995 Wilson receives the red and black belt granted by CBJJ.  During a trip to Sao Paulo   for a competition, the ceremony took place at the Bonsai Academy, coordinated by Professor Adilson Souza.  On this day Wilson makes an oath to himself: "No student of mine should go through what I have to be promoted, but I require dedication-yes,  and the problem should never be financial.  I'll never look down to the belt, I will always look up because the belt for me is to keep the gi closed, nothing else. ".
Wilson always say:" if you have love for jiu-jitsu that will be eternal and when we love, we do not betray.  If the problem is the money, I'm betraying.  If I'm betraying I wrap my kimono and throw it on top of the wardrobe.  I'll always be that way in my path, love jiu-jitsu. Try to make those who pass by my hand as disciples because today is very hard to hear this word, Disciples!

Red Belt

In 2009 the Confederation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Sports (CBJJE) come to recognize his 9th degree and Wilson receives from the hands of President Moiseis Murad his red belt and the title of Grand Master.  Congratulations Master Wilson.  This page of Equipe Mestre Wilson Jiu-Jitsu is dedicated to students, friends, fighters and family members who know our master “Wilson Mattos”.  Better known as “Shihan”,  our master, still teaching classes, devoting his entire life to our sport Brazilian jiu-jitsu.  Our club is recognised nationally and internationally in many federations and with academies in the United States, Australia, Portugal and Japan.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Grand Master Oswaldo Baptista Fadda

Oswaldo Fadda (15th of January 1921 until 1st of April 2005) was one of the greatest figures in Jiu Jitsu History. Not comming from a Gracie lineage, Fadda reached the “nono grau” (9th Dan) – Red Belt in BJJ, the greatest honour a non Gracie can ever achieve, he was also the first instructor to take Jiu Jitsu to the poor(er) comunities living in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro were only the rich practiced the sport.

Oswaldo Fadda Details
Full Name: Oswaldo Baptista Fadda
Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Luis França > Oswaldo Fadda
Favourite Technique: His school was famous for using footlocks
Association/Team: Academia FADDA

Oswaldo Fadda Biography
Oswaldo Fadda was born in Bento Ribeiro a City in the State of Rio de Janeiro on the 15th of January 1921. Fadda started training in 1937 after he joined the Brazilian Marines. His training began with Luis França one of Mitsuyo Maeda’s students that earned his belt at the same time Carlos Gracie was taught Jiu Jitsu. Oswaldo Fadda received his Black Belt from the hands of his instructor (França) in 1942 and soon started giving Jiu Jitsu classes in his home town on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Always trying to promote the BJJ way of life through discipline and honour, he would often do demonstrations in public squares, beaches, favelas (slums), ouside churches and even circuses and church patios.
On the 27th of January 1950 Oswaldo was abble to finally open his very own academy fully dedicated to Jiu Jitsu, but he was always seen as an outcast by the Gracie’s who failed to see the potential of a BJJ team in the suburbs. In 1951 Fadda issued a challenge to the Gracie Academy. He issued the contest through the Media stating in the Globo journal: “We wish to challenge the Gracies, we respect them like the formidable adversaries they are but we do not fear them. We have 20 pupils ready for the dispute.” Helio gracie accepted to have his students face Fadda’s. The event took place in the Gracie Academy and Fadda’s team won, making better use of their footlock knowledge, something the Gracie’s lacked and frowned uppon ever since, calling it “suburban technique” (Tecnica de Suburbano). The highlight of the competition was when Fadda’s pupil “José Guimarães” choked Gracie’s “Leonidas” to sleep.
The event had good media coverage, which had a double effect. While the victories gave Oswaldo’s team notoriety (and more students) it also brought the interest of all the hardman of the nearby cities who would often come over to the academy to issue challenges to Fadda and his students. The occurence gained such proportions that Fadda decided to make a weekly event in which all challengers could compete against his students in a closed door environment. For many years, these fights took place and it is said that never did Jiu Jitsu lose a fight.

Oswaldo Fadda spent the rest of his days in his hometown of Bento Ribeiro, like the humble man he was, with his students and his family. With age he started suffering from Alzheimer’s desease struggling with the illness for years. He finally succumbed to bacterial pneumonia in 1st April 2005, he was 84 years old.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Evolve MMA

From the 29 August - 01 September Minol was in Melbourne taking classes at Evolve MMA.
Let's hear what Minol has to say about his trip.
"The guys there where great! Really dedicated to training, showed respect and loyalty.  It really felt like home.  Evolve MMA has become another part of the E.M.W.J.J.A family.  It was great to spend some time with Phil (who started on a new adventure on the mainland). I'm looking forward to conduct classes there from next year, but will miss you guys in Tassie... I'm sure Paul will do  a great job when I'm gone, and I will come back whenever I can to keep you guys updated.

Some of the Evolve MMA Guys

Minol wrestling

Minol at the "MMA" class

Thank you all Evolve MMA guys for having me, will see you guys at the end of September.
Especial Thanks to Pat.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Last Training at Kingston

As our instructor Minol and his family will be moving to Melbourne early next year to take classes at Evolve MMA the classes at Kingborough Sports Centre have finished now, thanks to all Equipe Mestre Wilson Jiu-Jitsu Australia members for the support. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Seminar in Launceston

On the 30/07/2011 Minol went up north to do a seminar at Kaos Dojo. 
Kaos Dojo is run by Peter de Been's purple belt Trevor Baker.
"It was a great day teaching those guys and hopefully they enjoyed as well"

Thanks for receiving me Kaos Dojo.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Another article for Esther!

This time Esther got a space on the Eastern Shore Sun (page 16)
Great article too. Well done!

Visit to Melbourne

"I had a great time in Melbourne with the AJJA guys. Took my first class at Evolve MMA then went to NMMA academy after for another class with friends Ninos and Matt." (Minol)  

Evolve MMA

Ninos, Minol and Matt

Thanks for having me guys!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Tasmania first Female Black Belt

  Congratulations to Esther for her well deserved black belt, she is the first female black belt in Tasmania and could be the only female black belt in Australia. We contacted the president of AFBJJ and he says there are no other females registered as black belt and he doesn't know any other female black belts in Australia. But the big thing is that Esther is Grand Master Wilson's first female black belt as well!
Esther started training in 2003 and since then she didn't stop, not even when she was pregnant! 
  Here is a funny story about her.  At the 2008 Australian Championship she was breastfeeding little Minol when they called her name to fight, she handed the baby to a friend to hold and rushed to the mats, then the fight was over and she went back to her Mum stuff, now thats dedication. 
This is the article from The Mercury news paper.

Congratulations Esther! Now you have the hard work to pass on your students the same dedication, discipline and loyalty.

Monday, July 11, 2011


The AFBJJ-TAS CHAMPIONSHIP was held at the Launceston University on the 25th of June. 
It's good to see people from the mainland to come and participate as well. 
Our club did pretty well and it was a good warm up for the Pan Pacific in September. 

Well done to all the Equipe Mestre Wilson Jiu-Jitsu Australia.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Minol Jiu-Jitsu Seminar with Australian Elite Team

Just before flying to Brazil Minol took a seminar at the 
Australian Elite Team academy in Melbourne. 
The seminar went really well with great people involved. 

Big thanks to the Australian Jiu Jitsu Alliance guys (AJJA)!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Last training at Master Wilson

It was a short 3 months of training but 
we've learnt 3 years worth of techniques!

Next generation 

Estella's training spot

Best training partners

I thank this man for being my Master, father and friend.
Teaching me just some of the many techniques he knows, but with no secrets and open heart.
He is an example of humility!