Welcome to Giant Team Australia
At Giant Team Australia you will learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsua in all aspects from the fundamentals to the highest competition level of mazing martial art plus the most efficient self-defence system in the world taught by our high qualified and experienced instructors.
Learn and have fun in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere at the same time you develop your skills on the mats. All levels and ages are welcome. We have a range of classes to suit men, women and children.
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Marco Gigante Villela
International World Title Holder
Coach, Competitor, Student
+10 years’ experience
Marco Vilella, also known as “Gigante” is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Carlos Gracie Junior (Gracie Barra creator) with a fantastic competitive record, having won important trophies such as the Rio de Janeiro state championship, national tournament (“Brasileiro”) ,the Pan American Championship and even the Mundial in the “pesadissimo” weight division.
Full Name: Marco Antonio Medeiros Villela
Nickname: “Gigante” translates to Giant in English. The name was given on the mats of Gracie Barra and was awarded by Eduardo de Lima “Veio”. The reason for the nickname is obvious after one glance at Marco’s 6 foot 7 stature.
Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Carlos Gracie Junior > Marco Vilella