My name is Rhys Dykes and I believe that Brazilian Jiujitsu (BJJ) has the ability to transform lives by finding real balance and fulfilment through the regular practice of this exciting “Gentle Art”. My classes are suitable for both children and adults and I take great pride in practicing and sharing Brazilian Jiujitsu.
I have achieved the level of first degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from my instructor Peter de Been, a student of Carlos Gracie Jr. During my fighting career, I spent 6 months in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where I was training under Roberto Corrêa de Lima also known as “Gordo, the half guard King”. During this time I was lucky enough to roll with Rafael dos Anjos and other legends of Brazilian Jiujitsu (BJJ).
I am 3 times Pan Pacific gold medallist and a silver medallist in the 2007 World Masters championships in Rio de Janeiro (blue belt). Over the years I’ve also added a plethora of Australian state champion titles under my belt.
I returned from India 3 years ago – the place where Jiujitsu originated. While I was there, I taught seminars and classes to the next generation of Brazilian Jiujitsu and Mixed martial arts enthusiasts.
I am a principles-based teacher, focusing on the foundation ideals and concepts in BJJ. I consider myself a traditionalist, with an eye for dynamic and progressive ideas emerging in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Our Point Break community can’t wait to share the secrets of this empowering and innovative practice with you!