Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Submission Factory MMA Submission Factory MMA 1 Photo 1 Video

Kevin Kuwahara — Jiu Jitsu Instructor.

3401 Pasadena Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
323-870-9247, 323-432-7474
  • Heritage Square (1000 ft)
  • Lincoln/Cypress (2400 ft)
  • Southwest Museum (1 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.04.24
Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Sambo & Grappling at Hayastan MMA Academy Hayastan MMA Academy 4 Photo

Instructors:

  • Gokor Chivichyan — Judo, JiuJitsu, Sambo, MMA/Grappling;

  • Sako Balyan — Judo Junior Team;

  • Arthur Chivichyan — Teens Judo and Sambo;
  • Karen Darabedyan — Junior Grappling.
7229 Atoll Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
818-308-4656, 818-985-4656, 818-826-4656
  • Woodman (1.7 ml)
  • Valley College (2.1 ml)
  • Van Nuys (2.1 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.04.25
Wrestling and Grappling at White Tiger School White Tiger School 3 Photo 1 Video

Coach Blair Green — He began his wrestling career at Victor Valley High School where he was part of the California State Championship team, and was an individual placer and State Champion. Green went on to earn the distinction of 1st Team HS All-American. He wrestled at the University of Oklahoma and help create Lindenwood University’s wrestling program, where he was an All-American. Blair is currently the Director of Grappling for USA Wrestling in California. He is a member of the Associated styles committee Nationally and works closely with the international governing body United World Wrestling.

1990 #105 Westwood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
310-446-5566
  • Culver City (2.9 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3.8 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (4.8 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.04.25
Kickboxing, Fitness and Jiu-Jitsu at Keith Cooke Studio Keith Cooke Studio 1 Photo 1 Video

Instructors:

  • Mr. Daniel Masterson — started training at Champions Martial Arts with Mr. Cooke in 1994 at the age of 3 and received his first degree black belt;
  • Mr. Kevin Shapiro — started martial arts training with Mr Cooke in 1996 at the age of 7 after being brought by a friend and watching.

Classes:

  • Boot Camp is a 10 week fitness program that includes daily workouts, nutritional counseling, physical analysis, cardio testing and motivational support;
  • CoreUp — exercise system that utilizes resistance bands to reduce weight as well as tone and increase muscle mass, strength and rotational flexibilty. CoreUp combines aerobics, martial arts and resistance training in one work out;
  • Kickboxing.

Programs:

  • Little Dragons meet once a week for ½ hour session (3-5 year olds);
  • Students are required to attend classes at least twice a week (6 -8 years old);
  • Our Juniors Program encompasses the same basic structure as the kids program with continued focus on physical and mental discipline. In addition, goal setting and character development skills are emphasized (9 -15 years old);
  • Our Teen/Adult Program teaches life skills that strengthen the mind body and spirit (16+);
  • Extracurricular Activities — These enrichment classes include weapons training such as the staff and nun chuks, tournament training, self defense and Jui Jitsu.
141 South Barrington Place
Los Angeles, CA
310-440-1947
  • Culver City (5.3 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (6.2 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (7.1 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.04.18
Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, Muay Thai & Kickboxing at Hollywood Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Hollywood Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 3 Photo

Instructors:

  • Andy Donovan began his martial arts training with the sport of boxing before finding Hollywood Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 5 years ago. His interest in BJJ was peaked after training with local MMA fighters who would come into the boxing gym to learn striking and afterwards would train a bit of jiu jitsu for fun. He was immediately blown away at the efficiency of the martial art and has since been training almost everyday in his quest to master the art, something that he acknowledges is nearly impossible to do with the never ending learning process. He is currently the head instructor of the Beginner BJJ program and holds a brown belt in BJJ;
  • Bren Foster has over 25 years of training in the martial arts. His first full contact kickboxing match was at the age of 12. At the age of 14 Bren Began his Muay Thai Training in Australia attending a seminar under Ajarn Chai Sirisute. Bren Continued his Training in Australia with World Champion training partner Jason Edwards and Muay Thai Trainer Paul Grima. Bren has been undefeated in 12 full contact fights, and won an Australian kickboxing title in his late teens. He has trained in Korea, Hong Kong and also at the world famous Muay Thai training camp ‘Fairtex’ in Thailand. In 2007, Bren returned to the ring for the opportunity to fight in Thailand at the Fairtex stadium in Pattaya against a Pattaya Champion. Bren Has trained many fighters in Australia where he owns and operates his own martial arts school. His students fighting both Muay Thai and kickboxing have an impressive string of wins from State titles to National contenders;
  • Paul Schon, Paragon Brown Belt, started his martial arts career as a wrestler at La Jolla High School. He is a two time CIF Champion as well as a State and National qualifier. Paul continued his wrestling career in college after getting recruited by the Division 1 wrestling team UCDavis. Paul also had the opportunity to compete in Israel at the Maccabi games. After a successful wrestling career, Paul’s competitive nature wanted him to continue competing and started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Paul has an excellent BJJ tournament record and has captured gold medals in the following: 2008 American Nationals, 2009 World Championships, 2010 American Nationals, 2011 NoGi American Nationals, 2012 Gi and NoGi American Nationals, 2012 NoGI World Championships and 2nd place at the 2012 ADCC North American Championships;
  • Brian Herskowitz is a 4th Dan black belt in judo. He began competing at the age of 6 and at 8 years of age one the Texas state judo championship. Brian continued to win national and international competitions as a junior competitor, racking up an impressive 11 national titles from various organizations. As an adult he continued his winning ways including medals in the U.S. Collegiate championships, the U.S. Olympic festival, the U.S. Open championships, the world Maccabiah games where he was a dual silver medalist. After studying in Japan for a year, Brian returned to the U.S. and was a finalist in the 1980 Olympic trials. After a lengthy hiatus Brian returned to competition and has won the U.S. Masters 2004-2007, 2009 and 2012, and World Masters 2005 and 2009. Brian started training in Brazillian Jiu Jitsu. As a blue belt he has won the Pan American championships in the senior division, and taken a silver in the World Championships. He also holds a first degree black belt in Sorenji Kenpo.
1106 #103 North La Cienega Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA
310-360-0544
  • Hollywood/Highland (2.3 ml)
  • Hollywood/Vine (3 ml)
  • Universal City/Studio City (3.5 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.04.18
Jiu-Jitsu at Golden Dragon Martial Arts school Golden Dragon Martial Arts school 4 Photo
11677 San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
310-207-5260
  • Culver City (4.7 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (5.7 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (6.6 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.04.18
Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at School of Martial Arts-West LA School of Martial Arts-West LA 4 Photo

Our classes combine intense total-body workouts with cutting edge self defense. Students work in collaboration, practicing real-life hand to hand combat to instill greater confidence and mindfulness in all aspects of life.

12113 #201 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
310-442-0888
  • Culver City (4.4 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (5.4 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (6.3 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.04.18
Kenpo Karate and Jiu-Jitsu at Shaolin American Self Defense Academy Shaolin American Self Defense Academy 6 Photo 1 Video

Programs:

  • Adults (ages 16 and up);
  • Dragon Warriors (kids ages 8-13);
  • Tiny Tigers (ages 4-7).

Instructors:

  • Sensei Jared Podos;
  • Sensei Alex Yates;
  • Sensei Gabriel Pallo.

Events:

  • B-day Parties - Have your next birthday party with us;
  • Filming - We cater to film projects. Let us know if you are interested in filming at Shaolin American;
  • Summer Camp - A week long karate summer camp for your kids.
4723 Lankershim Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
818-392-8928
  • North Hollywood (5000 ft)
  • Universal City/Studio City (1.2 ml)
  • Laurel Canyon (1.8 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.04.18
Jiu-Jitsu at Beverly Hills Karate Academy Beverly Hills Karate Academy 3 Photo

The Beverly Hills Karate Academy teaches traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu.

9085 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA
310-275-2661
  • Hollywood/Highland (3.2 ml)
  • Culver City (3.7 ml)
  • Hollywood/Vine (3.9 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.12.12
Jiu-Jitsu and Kali at Muay Thai America Gym Muay Thai America Gym 1 Photo

Instructor — Guro John Dagdagan.

Programs:

  • Jiu-Jitsu;
  • Kali — Filipino Martial Arts: This class includes stick fighting, knife fighting, and Yaw-Yan a.k.a "Dance of Death."
10654 1/2 Magnolia Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
818-745-9807
  • North Hollywood (4300 ft)
  • Universal City/Studio City (1.7 ml)
  • Laurel Canyon (1.9 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.01
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Legends MMA Legends MMA 1 Photo

Programs:

  • BJJ All Levels;
  • BJJ Drill Class;
  • BJJ Fundamentals;
  • BJJ Advanced.
1551 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
323-646-2902
  • Hollywood/Highland (2000 ft)
  • Hollywood/Vine (1.1 ml)
  • Hollywood/Western (2.1 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.01
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at The House of Champions The House of Champions 3 Photo 1 Video

Instructors:

  • Free Taylor — Brazilian Jiujitsu;
  • Sean Inniss — Brazilian Jiujitsu, Arjukenpo Karate, Doce Pares, Kickboxing, Boxing;
  • Vatche Partamian — Brazilian Jiujitsu, Doce Pares, Filipino Fighting Arts;

  • Dave Brooks — Brazilian Jiujitsu, Kids MMA.

17228 Saticoy Street
Los Angeles, CA
818-996-7180
  • Balboa (1.5 ml)
  • Woodley (2 ml)
  • Reseda (2.4 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.01
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Uprise MMA Uprise MMA 1 Video

Instructors:

  • Gustavo Gasperin — Professor Gustavo Gasperin is a Head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA Instructor, Bachelor of Physical Education and Certified Personal Trainer. Gustavo has had the opportunity to train under many different martial art styles, including Muay Thai, Karate, Judo and Capoeira. By 1997 he joined the world-famous Carlson Gracie Team and decided to focus on BJJ as his primary martial art. Gustavo is a native of Curitiba (Brazil), home of the Chute Boxe Academy and moved to the U.S. in 2005. Gustavo is a Black Belt under the tutelage of Fabricio Werdum and Lucas Pires and has competed and placed in multiple world championships from 2008 – 2013.
  • Pete Panos — Pete began on a life long journey into the world of martial arts and to the opening of Way of the Warrior Training in 2008 and eventually UPRISE MMA. Pete has competed overseas and statewide in both Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. American Boxing under Trainer Mick Waran, Long Fist under Sifu Orhun Kirimetci, Hung Gar and Chinese Boxing under Sifu Buck Sam Kong, Muay Thai under Kru Nokweed and Sensei Mark Parra, Jiu Jitsu instruction under Gustavo Gasperin since 2009;
  • Marciano Reconnu — He is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and teaches the No Gi Jiu Jitsu class. Training under Eric “Red” Schafer -  Marciano has been practicing Jiu Jitsu since 2008. He has also trained Muay Thai and wrestling, and has placed in numerous grappling tournaments throughout the mid-western United States. He’s been teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since 2010; and likes to maintain a relaxed, fun environment and places an emphasis on the “little details” in technique, with a lot of live rolling;
  • Erin McFarland — Yoga & Womens BJJ instructor. Erin has been teaching, coaching and instructing for over 15 years. Finding balance in her workouts has pushed Erin to explore diverse types of training, such as yoga, jiu jitsu, breath work, and functional movement. Some of the specific certifications Erin holds are in fitness training, bodywork/massage therapy, yoga, yoga for kids, as well as having extensive coursework in various other areas.

12015 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
424-835-4230
  • Culver City (2.8 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3.6 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (4.5 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.15
Jiu-Jitsu at True Warrior Fitness True Warrior Fitness 1 Photo
1516 North Gardner Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
323-909-2769
  • Hollywood/Highland (4400 ft)
  • Hollywood/Vine (1.5 ml)
  • Hollywood/Western (2.6 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.16
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at PKG Training Center PKG Training Center 5 Photo 1 Video

Instructors:

  • Tahi Burns (BJJ) — A New Zealand native and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blackbelt, Tahi brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table including gold medals in the 2004 and 2005 Pan-AM Championships. Well versed in both Gi and No Gi Jiu-Jitsu his style of instruction is hands-on and lends itself to both Mixed Martial Arts and traditional jiu-jitsu practitioners. BJJ Blackbelt, 2004 & 2005 Pan-Am Gold Medalist;
  • Jeremey Umphries (BJJ / MMA) — BJJ Black Belt, USA Grappling World Team, USA World Grappling All American, 4th Place World Team Trials, NAGA GI and NO GI Champion, PAN American and NO GI Champion, 3rd Place Mundials, National Wrestling High School All American, 2x High School State Wrestling Finalist. (2nd & 3rd), 4-0 Pro MMA Record;
  • Sean Choi (BJJ NO GI) — BJJ Black Belt.
1401 Westwood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
310-575-4500
  • Culver City (3.6 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (4.5 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (5.4 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.19
Submission Grappling & Wrestling at Strong Sports Gymnasium Strong Sports Gymnasium 1 Photo

The legendary Frank Trigg and Vladimir Matyushenko head up the MMA and submission grappling program with current fighters Jamie Yager and Kengo Ura filling out the roster.

1318 North Spring Street Street
Los Angeles, CA
310-800-3999
  • Chinatown (1300 ft)
  • Union Station (3800 ft)
  • El Monte Busway/Alameda (4500 ft)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.22
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Kings Combat Sports Kings Combat Sports 1 Photo

Kings Combat Sports is a branch of the Jean Jacques Machado Association, one of the best Brazialian Jiu Jitsu organizations in Southern California. The program has produced numerous local and international champions. Our state of the art facility is home to students from all walks of life aspiring to achieve their own personal goals.

Instructors:

  • Jay Zeballos(JJ Machado Black Belt);
  • Luis Reyes (JJ Machado Black belt);
  • Mike Zeballos(JJ Machado Black Belt);
  • Alejandro Perez (JJ Machado Purple Belt).
9805 Mason Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
818-993-3652
  • Chatsworth (1.1 ml)
  • Nordhoff (1.3 ml)
  • Roscoe (2.2 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.04.21
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at XL VCB Martial Arts Academy XL VCB Martial Arts Academy 2 Photo
6901 Topanga Canyon Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
818-219-9573
  • Sherman Way (3200 ft)
  • Canoga (3400 ft)
  • Warner Center (1 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.04.23
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Cobrinha Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Fitnes Cobrinha Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Fitnes 3 Photo 1 Video

Trainers:

  • Fabbio Passos, aka “Monstrinho,” is a 1st degree Black Belt under Fabio Gurgel. He is an active competitor for the Alliance Jiu-Jitsu team, placing in over 50 internationally known competitions and winning Gold in over half of them. A few years after beginning his journey in Jiu-Jitsu, Passos started a social project in San Paulo, Brazil called “Meninos do Morumbi” (Morumbi Boys) where he instructed over 200 under-privileged children from the ages of 8-18yrs. Aside from instructing the adults, he is also the Cobrinha Bully-Proof Program’s lead professor, continuing to teach Jiu-Jitsu to kids as young as 4 yrs. old;
  • Florentino Morales is a brown belt under Cobrinha. He was introduced to Jiu Jitsu at the beginning of 2008 when, at a book store, he saw a book about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques. He found a small school in Culver City and began training. One day, he saw a video of a Jiu-Jitsu fighter moving so smoothly, taking everyone’s back and submitting them, his name: Cobrinha. Florentino immediately began to study all of Cobrinha’s videos and DVD instructionals. Fast forward to 2012, when Cobrinha opened his headquarters in Los Angeles.  Teaching the Executive morning class is a rewarding experience for him and he tries to help every student the same way Cobrinha has helped him;
  • Kennedy Maciel is a blue belt under Cobrinha. He started training three years ago after moving to LA from his hometown of São Carlos, Brazil. He started competing regularly right after he started training and since then has collected an impressive amount of medals. In 2013 he was promoted to blue belt and has only continued his success in competition, taking gold in both PanAms and Worlds in 2014 as well as a number of tournaments in 2015 including the Jiu Jitsu World League and American Nationals. He helps with the kids classes and he teaches the M-W-F 9am classes.
4929 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
323-931-9953
  • Wilshire/Western (1.7 ml)
  • Wilshire/Normandie (2.1 ml)
  • Farmdale (2.7 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.02.28
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Total Jiu-Jitsu Academy 1 Photo

Classes at TOTAL Jiu-Jitsu academy are held in both Gi and No Gi. All classes begin with a short dynamic warm up that includes both plyometric and calisthenic exercises. Classes are offered for both novice and advanced levels multiple times a week.

Training Programs:

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Fundamentals (Gi and No-Gi ages ~16 and up);
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Advanced (Gi and No-Gi ages ~16 and up);
  • Open Mat;
  • Kids & Juniors Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi and No-Gi: (for ages ~5-15).
4440 1/2 York Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
323-999-7888
  • Highland Park (1.8 ml)
  • Southwest Museum (1.9 ml)
  • Heritage Square (2.5 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.02.28