The Grappling Club is operated by friends Devon Coetzee and Jack Langley. Rhys Mathews, Bec Dugdale and David Rahilly assist in the operation and coaching of the club.
Head Grappling Coach
Blue Belt - 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu
Devon is a well decorated blue belt under Sensei Frank Barca (10th Planet Jiu jitsu Black Belt) at 10th Planet Melbourne. He received his blue belt training under the rigorous regime of Adam J Gray, one of Frank's purple belts and top students. Competing regularly, Devon has won and placed in many major competitions throughout Australia.
Starting his journey at a mixed martial arts gym, Devon quickly grew to love the superior movement that no-gi grappling had to offer. When Adam J Gray founded The Grappling Club in oct 2015, Devon moved with him to continue his tutelage in the 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu system under Adam. Training 6 days a week, Devon quickly became an exciting and well accomplished competitor. He had also begun to teach classes, deepening his love for the sport, and the ability to share it with others.
Blue belt - 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu
Jack first became exposed to jiu jitsu when he began training mixed martial arts under Troy Manning in 2014. After competing in both muay thai and mixed martial arts, it was no-gi jiu jitsu that became the focus for him. Joining The Grappling Club in January 2016, Jack began to develop both his competitive and coaching skills under Adam Gray and also coach Chris Foster. He has a passion for teaching. Spending time in India becoming a qualified yoga instructor, Jack brought this back to the club and applied it to help improve his own and the teams movement for jiu jitsu. Spending his time under Adam resulted in him receiving his blue belt alongside Devon. Competing regularly has seen Jack win and place in several competitions also.
Devon and Jack along with the assistance of Rhys, Bec and Dave, endeavor to bring high quality coaching and delivery of no-gi jiu jitsu to the Brisbane community. The team here at The Grappling Club are working closely alongside Sensei Frank Barca, to achieve official 10th Planet affiliate status. While we are working to reach this goal, we highly recommend coming into the dojo to meet the bunch of friendly faces and wonderful characters that make up the whole team. All levels and backgrounds are welcome, and we have classes to suit all needs from first time trials to professional athletes. Please check our schedule and contact us for any details or inquires.