Professor William Tritton
William Tritton is a Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Master Royler Gracie son of Grandmaster Helio Gracie. Being a full time Gracie Jiu Jitsu instructor since 2012, Coach Wil prides himself on his ability to develop his students confidence and ability to defend themselves. His charismatic, passionate, organised and structured teaching style brings out the best in his students. Coach Wil lives and breathes the Gracie Jiu Jitsu Lifestyle, multiple times a year he travels to further his relationship with the Gracie Humaita Association training all over the world. Every year he is also invited to attend the Annual Gracie Humaita Meeting in the USA to learn from the source, bringing back evolved teaching methods, updated techniques within the syllabus and to learn from special guest such as Grandmaster Rorion Gracie, Grandmaster Rickson Gracie, Master Royce Gracie, Master Rolker Gracie, Master Renzo Gracie, Professor Raplh Gracie the Valente Brothers and Prof Kid Peligro. Professor Wil teaches every class at the Academy and trains with every student.
Wil has benefited personally from the benefits on and off the mats from training Gracie Jiu Jitsu. This is a big factor in his approach to teaching and training Gracie Jiu Jitsu. He aims to develop every students emotional intelligence, their ability to communication with all walks of life and the limitless journey of self discovery from training Gracie Jiu Jitsu. The experiences you have on the mats in the Academy will help you at home, in the office or elsewhere. Knowing more about yourself, developing your strengths and being comfortable with you weakness as a person directly correlates to knowing what techniques in Gracie Jiu Jitsu suit your body size, how a technique is applied and which style of application suits your body type and what strategy when training suits your personality.
After graduating from Anglican Church Grammar School Wil graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Business Majoring in Sports Management. He also has certificates in Pilates, Fitness and Personal Training.
Wil’s love for the Martial Arts started when he was born into a Martial Arts family and started his journey in Martial Arts in 1990. Wil’s family lived in their Dojo for 10+ years, just like he thought every other family did. All of Wil’s friends had backyards, swings and grass but Will had a Dojo. In 2006 Wil founded the Brisbane Martial Arts Academy’s GRAPPLE PIT, which was very successful in Gi and NoGi BJJ and Submission Grappling tournaments up to a national level. Following his passion for grappling Wil ventured to the birthplace of Gracie Jiu Jitsu to Rio De Janeiro in 2011 which is where he met Master Royler Gracie and was invited to teach and represent Gracie Humaita as Gracie Brisbane.
Once a sponsored and active competitor from White belt to Purple Belt, Will enjoyed testing his timing and technique in local, state and national tournaments. However, now his focus is on his students the main focusing being developing their confidence and ability to defend themselves thereafter any tournament or competition.
Will also teaches and trains in Sakura Hana Ryu Ju Jitsu (Black Belt 1st Dan), Judo (Blue Belt) and is employed by Defensive Tactics as an instructor teaching Virgin Australia Airlines aircrew in their Security and Counterterrorism Training Programme.