5 New Kids Classes Added!

Our early afternoon and evening classes just made it easier to get to class!

Kids and Juniors Programs

Brea Jiu-Jitsu has several different kids classes. This not only allows for parents to select a convenient schedule, but it allows kids to train more for faster progress.

Daily 7AM Classes

Our daily 7AM Classes has a dedicated group of regular students. Our shower makes it easy for you to train and get to school, work or family.

Competition Team In Action

We took our competition team to the recent Grappling X tournament. Click to see video of the guys applying our brand of Jiu-Jitsu!

Instructor

Dan “TrumpetDan” Lukehart is the owner and head instructor at Brea Jiu-Jitsu. Dan has been training Jiu-Jitsu since January of 2006 and is a Black Belt under Beneil Dariush.

Guest Tour

Come take a virtual tour of Brea Jiu-Jitsu and find out the top 13 reasons to choose Brea Jiu-Jitsu

Location

Brea Jiu-Jitsu is located at 379 W. Central Ave Brea, Ca 92821. Click the image above for a map and directions.

Joao Miyao Seminar at Brea Jiu-Jitsu

 

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One of the biggest names in Jiu-Jitsu, Joao Miyao is coming to Brea Jiu-Jitsu to give a seminar! The seminar will be held on June 6th at 6:00PM. This is the day after world championship finals, so if you are in town this works out perfectly! We are limiting to 35 people. The cost is $80.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Read more about Joao here:

http://www.bjjheroes.com/bjj-fighters/joao-miyao

Nolan Takes 1st at Pan Kids!

In his yellow belt debut, Nolan Stuart took 1st pace at the most prestigious kids tournament in the world – the IBJJF Pan Kids. In his division were many athletes from top teams including competitors who had traveled from Brazil! In addition to being part of our kid’s Jiu Jitsu classes, kids competition team and adults classes, Nolan is part of our after school program. He gets a daily study session, music classes and science class.  He plays mellophone and recently earned student of the month honors at Brea Junior High!

The least important thing Nolan has received at Brea Jiu-Jitsu is instruction on specific techniques.  Vastly more important than technical instruction is a careful cultivation of a mentality which the pursuit of excellence is the norm and an atmosphere which fosters a love for the art.  Nolan was one of our first students and he is reaping the reward of all of his hard work and dedication.

Most of our kids choose not to compete, but we have the infrastructure and environment where the kids can excel if they so desire!

Game Of Thrones: BJJ Edition

Kron Drogo. 

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Missandei Stack

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Tyrion Moura

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Oberyn Ribeiro

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Caio Ramsey

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Clark Lannister. Clark Stark sounds better though.

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Big Country Baratheon

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Ser Davos Santos

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Varys Serra

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Stannis Gordo

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or Stannis Chantre?

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Loras Hage

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Joffrey Delbrugge 

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 The Mountain. Ironic the BJJ guy is holding the Viking hammer.

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JT Grey Worm. Sorry Keenan. JT gets the worm here.

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Ygritte Herle. Photo by Erin Herle

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Podrick Sousa

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Sansa English

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Xaro Xhoan Tucker

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Spice Trader Savarese

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Gilbert Forel – First sword of Braavos

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Helio Pree

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Mord Mansur. Have you heard of the Lannisters? Of course you have! You’re a smart man!

Margaery Baker

Olympia Targaryen

Daario (1.0) Skrob 

Darrio (2.0) Kutcher

Doreah Owning

Kovarro Hill-Taylor

Ser Ilyn Slider. 

Ros Marie Reusing

John “Littlefinger” Baelish

Vladimir Bolton

Bia Sand

Maester Luwin Carnivale

Austin Snow

AnnMaria Arryn

Budo Gendry

Monet Stark

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Whats New At Brea Jiu-Jitsu?

Things have been mighty busy around Brea Jiu-Jitsu! In fact, to keep up with what’s going on, its best to follow our Facebook page. We update regularly and it is the best location to see whats going on inside the gym.

Here are some highlights:

Over the past few years we have formed a strong friendship with the athletes from team Cicero Costha. For those who may be unfamiliar with the team, they are consistently the top performing team by win percentage. Here are some statistics we gathered which includes all male competitors from major teams at all belts blue-black. It includes data from hundreds of matches.

 

 

 

Many Cicero athletes stay with us for months at a time, so it is not unusual to have many world champions of all belt levels on the mat. This includes during the regularly scheduled training sessions and outside of class informal training. Here is a video made by one of the athletes showcasing some of the training at the gym. In it you will find black belt world champion Paulo Miyao, black belt world medalist Tiago Barros, Purple belt world champions Thalison Soares and Wilson Moreira and more. 

 

For several months, we have been the training location of Diego “Pato” Oliveira who won the 2017 Purple Belt World Championships (adult division). He completed his preparations at Brea Jiu-Jitsu and continues to train along with 3 other top Cicero athletes. Having them on the mats has been a real asset for our team and propelled our homegrown athletes to many tournament successes. Success is contagious. 

Pato winning IBJJF Worlds

The friendship with Cicero Costha is by no means an accident. It is a result of our no politics policy, welcoming atmosphere and helping broke but dedicated athletes find some footing and friends in the US. The buzz among other top up and coming competitors has drawn many top athletes from other teams regularly to our mats.

Last Friday, we saw one of our friends Kaynan Duarte, 2017 IBJJF Purple Belt World Champion (now brown) drop in. Kaynan stayed with us for several weeks while facilitated a meeting with Atos HQ’s Andre Galvo. He regularly drops in and consider him part of our extended family. Kaynan qualified for the upcoming ADCC championships, so we did an impromptu no gi class to help.  

Light Feather Purple World Champion (Cicero) vs Middle Heavy Purple World Champion (Atos)!

DJ making fun of Kaynans rather…strong…chin

Fabricio (American Nationals Champion), Kaynan, Conner (blue belt adult world champion), Dominique Bell (Purple Belt world champion) at Joe’s house (“Free food? Heck ya!”)

 

 

Kaynan’s story is not unique. We have helped many competitors gain some footing and provide some good training until they get settled. We love this, because we always have some top competitor in that nobody has yet heard about. Sometimes we never hear from them again, sometimes they regularly visit back, and sometimes they make us their home gym. In the white gi, we picked up a then unknown purple belt from LAX and found him a place to stay with us until he could settle in. Most of the time, the kids class just knew him as the guy who took a nap in the corner. 

After the first training session with him, it was instantly clear to all how good he was. We sounded his name to anybody who would listen for several months. Of course, everybody knows him now. Not too terribly long  after this photo was taken, Jonnatas Gracie won the weight and open weight world championship as a lightweight and became one of the biggest names in the sport.  Check out FloGrapplings coverage of this impressive feat

Is having top competitors from different teams on one mat a problem? The simple answer is no, its not. Everybody, regardless of team, are typically friends. Sometimes there is some light hearted banter when they roll which has them and onlookers laughing. Sometimes there is an intense roll, like when some top Irish competitors came in to what Cicero guys perceived as home territory, and there was some tense moments during the roll.  All tension left after the roll was gone and they talked about the techniques they both used.  

In other news, Coach Dan, who suffered from PCS (Post Concussion Syndrome) which kept him away from rolling for 3 years, is regularly rolling again. This is fantastic news, except should you find yourself on the receiving end of a knee on belly. 

Come join us on the mats and see what our team is about!

Italo Moura (Cicero; No Gi Worlds Silver Purple) rolling with Roberto Jimenez (Alliance; Juvenile Blue World Champion)

Fabricio Machado (Checkmat; American National Champion Brown) looking good

Hiago George (Cicero; Worlds Medalist Black Belt) getting a roll in with Chris

Cole Franson (Tinguinha; No Gi Worlds Medalist Adult Brown) after training with Roberto Jimenez (Alliance; Juvenile World Champion)

Paulo and Joao Miyao with a group of elite competitors while in town for a tournament

Newly minted black belt world champion Nicholas Meregali (Alliance) dropped in while filming for JiuJitsu.net

Juan and purple belt rooster world champion “Little Miyao”

Johnif wins the purple belt division all by submission at NABJJF. He canceled his trip back to Brazil and trains with us every class!

“Little Miyao” Supporting the kids team with lots of “oss”

Thiago Barros (Cicero; Black Belt Adult Worlds Medalist) and Doug Kallin (Relson Gracie)

Jonas Andrade (Cicero; Purple Worlds Medalist) looking good with Italo Moura (Cicero: Purple No Gi Worlds Silver). These two were the first two Cicero athletes to stay with us for long periods.

This scene over at Khiem’s place isn’t exactly what you expect when you think of the famously stoic Miyao Brothers.

Sean Roberts (Ralph Gracie; Metamoris vet) and Dan showing some techniques in class

Nielton Mendes rocking our patch in Brazil!

CSW Black belt Bryan Clavecilla is a familiar face getting in his gi training 2-4 times a week.

Coach Dan is often asked by elite black belt Eliot Kelly to provide strategic cornering. This amazing shot of Dan cornering opposite Saulo Ribeiro catches the instant that Eliot secured victory against his brother – multiple time world champion and legend Xande Ribero.

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Visiting Black Belts

Brea Jiu-Jitsu has formed a friendship with many top competitive black belts and provide solid training while they are in town. World Championship medalist (black belt adult) Tiago Barros and Relson Gracie black belt Douglas Kallin were in for our 7AM class today.

Read more about our welcoming and open philosophy towards guests and visitors here.