Skye MiddletonHead Instructor
Introduced to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for the first time in 2007 while living in his native city of Cape Town, South Africa, Skye instantly fell in love with everything Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. After a little over a year of intense training, he received his official Blue Belt from the Gracie Academy. In 2010 Skye left Cape Town and immigrated to California, USA, where he continued training Gracie Combatives and Master Cycle based out of the certified training center Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Solana Beach as well as running a successful Gracie Garage. He continued his training along with private lessons and seminar visits to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu world headquarters in Torrance, CA. In July 2014 Skye was promoted to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt.
Skye is passionate about sharing, teaching and empowering people and is also a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) focusing mainly on nutrition and functional training – a perfect compliment to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
Living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Skye owns and operates Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Milwaukee where he teaches the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to the exacting standards of the Gracie family. If you had to describe Skye and his Gracie Jiu-Jitsu teaching style in 3 words they would be: Passionate, Humble & Empowering!
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Certified Instructor (2013)
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt Stripe 1 (2012)
NASM Certified Personal Trainer (2013)
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt (2012)
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt (2008)
Danielle RabideauxInstructor Extraordinaire
Danielle completed the Women Empowered program February 2015, and then continued on to complete the Gracie Combatives program October 2015. After completing the Women Empowered program and Gracie Combatives program as a student, Danielle became a Certified Instructor at Gracie Milwaukee! Danielle continually works on improving her skills both on and off the mat. Similar to Jiu-Jitsu, she utilizes timing and technique to balance her life as a pre-med student, certified instructor, and office manager. Her passions lie in teaching Little Champs and Jr. Grapplers, as well as empowering women to defend themselves in our Women Empowered program. In addition to teaching, training, and studying, Danielle enjoys catching up on reading and playing with her two cats – Sherlock and Simza. Interested in booking a private? She is available to teach private lessons Monday thru Sunday.