Class Schedule

Membership includes access to all of the classes on our schedule.

See our adults training!

We often live stream our training on Facebook. Its this type of training which enables our students to be successful. Have a look!

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

Check out this highlight of Steven Edwards 1st place performance at NABJJF on 12/2/17!

Kids and Juniors Programs

Brea Jiu-Jitsu has several different kids classes taught by a black belt and former BOUSD elementary school teacher!

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.

Brea Jiu-Jitsu Expands Kids Competition Program; Adds Adult Intro Class

Effective immediately, the kids competition program has been expanded into daily classes. With these new classes, it will allow more in depth and advanced topics to be covered while increasing sparring time. Focus will be on preparing the experienced student for elite levels of BJJ competition.

The adults program adds a intro class that will cover basic concepts of BJJ from a self defense perspective. Class instruction will be tailored for the raw beginner or those only interested in the self defense aspect of Jiu-Jitsu. First class will be April 26th.

Brea Jiu-Jitsu Tournament Results

White – Female – Under 120
1st – Michelle Tea – Higher Ground
2nd – Renee Suzette Loren – UCLA BJJ

White – Female – Under 145
1st – Kyanni Aguirre – M3
2nd – Stephanie Goznalez – UCLA BJJ

White – Male – Under 130
1st – Adolfo Mora – New Breed
2nd – Alexander Lara – CSULB BJJ

White – Male – Under 150
1st – Matt Lauster – Werdum Combat Team
2nd – Luis Lara – 5 Star
3rd – Scott Lee – M3
3rd – Matt Copperman

White – Male – Under 170
1st – Omar Gaitan – Brea Jiu-Jitsu
2nd – William Kwon – Brea Jiu-Jitsu
3rd – Charlie Burling – Brea Jiu-Jitsu
3rd – David Kim – MCBJJ

White – Male – Under 190
1st – Ryan Foong – M3
2nd – Alejandro Perales – Nevertap
3rd – Johnson Lay – UCLA BJJ
3rd – Doh Kim – CTC

White – Male – Under 210
1st – Raul Mendoza – Lightning MMA
2nd – Ty James – UCLA BJJ
3rd – Mikey Luminarias – Brea Jiu-Jitsu
3rd – Sergio Dantas – Cleber JJ

White – Male – Over 210
1st – Nate Ward – Robot BJJ
2nd – Alexis Mendoza
3rd – Michael Ausherman – M3
3rd – Stephen Easton

Blue – Male – Under 150
1st – Jimmy Le – Brea Jiu-Jitsu
2nd – Jaime Calderon – Brea Jiu-Jitsu
3rd – Ever Del Rosario – Brea Jiu-Jitsu/Ralph Gracie OC
3rd – Frank Liou – Robot BJJ

Blue – Male – Under 170
1st – Gene Ruebsamen – Cleber JJ
2nd – Arto Mercado
3rd – Scott Lowder – Tinguinha
3rd – Brandon Salce – Ralph Gracie Chino Hills

Blue – Male – Under 190
1st – Christopher Taylor – Robot BJJ
2nd – Eric Gutierrez – Atos

Blue – Male – Under 210
1st – Rick Hernandez – Brea Jiu-Jitsu/Ralph Gracie OC
2nd – Benjamin Bieker – Tinguinha
3rd – Clarence Chaney – New Breed
3rd – Phillip Moreno – Gracie Barra Whittier

Blue – Male – Over 210
1st – Ronnie Castro – Tsunami BJJ
2nd – Cody Lindblom – Ralph Gracie OC

Purple – Male – Under 150
1st – Eros Baluyot – Atos
2nd – Mico Kubeska – Ralph Gracie

Purple – Male – Under 170
1st – Michael Valencia – CIA Paulista Monrovia
2nd – Kevin Long – MCBJJ
3rd – Andrew Mcgregor – Ribeiro JJ

Purple – Male – Under 190
1st – Edmund Kim – AOJJ
2nd – Derek Gard – AOJJ
3rd – Luke DeRobbio – Robot BJJ
3rd – Javier Ramirez – CIA Paulista Monrovia

Purple – Male – Over 210
1st – Davey Morehead – Checkmat
2nd – Michael Rodriguez – Brea Jiu-Jitsu

Keenan Cornelius Seminar April 6

Brea Jiu-Jitsu will be hosting a Keenan Cornelius seminar from Noon-3PM on April 6th. Keenan has reserved an hour of the seminar for rolling with as many attendees as possible!

Price:
$60 Brea Jiu-Jitsu members
$80 Non Members in advance
$100 Non Members at the door

For your convenience we accept Visa, Mastercard, Paypal and cash.

To reserve your spot please call 714-9-BREA-JJ. Spots will be given on a first come, first serve basis. Payment must be received to reserve a spot.

Brea Jiu Jitsu Tournament

We are hosting a FREE gi tournament on April 5. It is open to white-purple belt practitioners of any school and will feature a full IBJJF rules with IBJJF certified refs. Time, score, penalties and advantages will be clearly shown on LCD TV’s. Filmed superfights with brown and black belts will showcase up and coming talent.

Competitor List:
Competitor List

Brackets:
White – Male – Under 130
White – Male – Under 150 (Updated to correct error)
White – Male – Under 170
White – Male – Under 190
White – Male – Under 210
White – Male – 210+
Blue – Male – Under 150
Blue – Male – Under 170
Blue – Male – Under 190
Blue – Male – Under 210
Purple – Male – Under 170 (Click Here for IBJJF guidance on brackets of 3)
Purple – Male – Under 190 (Updated 10:09PM 4/5 to correct error)

For divisions with only 2 competitors, please check the competitor list for your opponent.

Saturday, April 5 @ Brea Jiu-Jitsu
379 W. Central Ave Suite B
Brea, CA 92821

No open weight divisions.
Results will be published on our website.
No switching weight classes.
Full IBJJF Rules includes weight with the gi and gi inspection!

Schedule

10AM – Female White Belts, Male White Belts Under 130, Male White Belts Under 150, Male White Belts Under 170
12:00 – Superfights
12:30PM – Male White Belt Under 190, Male White Belts Under 210, Male White Belts 210+
2:30PM – Male/Female Blue Belts – All weights
3:30PM – Purple Belts – All weights

Weigh in:

Weigh in for 10AM competitors begins at 9:00AM.
Weigh in for 12:30PM competitors begins at 11:00AM
Weigh in for 2:30PM competitors begins at 1:00PM
Weigh in for 3:30PM competitors begins at 2:30PM
You do not need to arrive right when weigh ins open for your division, but if you are not properly weighed in by the division start time you will be DQed.

Misc:

Those who register but “no show” or show disrespect to the tournament staff, referees or competitors will not be able to participate in future events.

 

Brea Jiu-Jitsu at Five Grappling

Brea Jiu-Jitsu took a competition team of kids and adults to the Five Grappling tournament this past weekend. The competitors walked away with 1 gold, 4 silvers and 1 bronze! Paul and Richard closed out their division and the winner was decided by an intense game of rock, paper, scissors. Many of the kids were able to take pictures with their favorite BJJ stars like Keenan Cornelius, Clark Gracie and Andre Galvao. Great job to everybody!

Pans Schedule

Brea Jiu-Jitsu Pan’s Schedule:

Thursday/Friday – AM Adults Regular Class, PM Adults Open Mat, No kids/juniors.

Saturday – Regular Kids Class, Adults Open Mat

Please take advantage of what is in our own backyard! Head on down to UCI and watch people from all over the world compete for one of the most coveted titles in BJJ! (IBJJF.org for details). Coach Dan and all of our adult students will be there most of the 4 days.

Whats New At Brea Jiu-Jitsu? December Update

Its been a few months since we last updated, so we thought we would dust off our website a bit! After all, if it doesn’t make it on the internet, it’s like it never happened!

Here are some of the things that are new:

We recently said a temporary goodbye to Pedro Veras, a relatively unknown but elite level purple belt staying and training full time with us for a few months. He has not competed in the United States much, so even people who follow grappling closely may not have heard of him. 

He took advantage of many opportunities to train, compete and advance his career while he was here. Competition wise, the biggest tournament he did was the No Gi Pans which he took first place in the adult middle heavy division. On the left in 2nd place is very well known and skilled grappler Andrew Wiltse. That should give you some indication of his skill set!

 

Career wise, he was able to network and train with the Elite team and gain an important sponsorship. Here is the Brea Jiu-Jitsu Elite Team Sponsored Athletes!

(L to R) Alicate, Fabricio, Pedro, Hus, Michelle, Juan

On the far left in the above picture is Alicate.  He heard that we were hospitable to visitors through the grape vine and initially was just training on a more temporary basis. He doesnt speak a drop of English, but enjoyed it here so he decided to stay permanently! Hes taking care of the paperwork to extend his stay after his travel visa runs out. He has competed often since arriving.

Alicate earns double gold at IBJJF Long Beach Open

This last weekend Alicate got in his car and drove to Texas and back to compete in the IBJJF San Antonio Open. He brought back with him 2 gold medals! That probably made the 20 hour drive more bearable on the way back! Check out these beautiful foot sweeps he used to win the open weight category. 

 

A few weeks back, we took some of our 100% home grown grass fed competitors to the Southern California Jiu-Jitsu Championships. The team went an astounding 10-1. 

In the lower left corner is Steven Edwards who took home his first 1st place finish. Along the way, he won 1 match by 20 to nothing!

Steven Edwards wins his first match 20-0!

What often scares people away from joining our gym (especially when reading a website and seeing all the positive effects of hard work…cough cough) is that everybody is so good and the training is so grueling that they don’t think they fit in to the equation. While it is true we train very hard, but we don’t throw you do the wolves and say “Sink or swim!” We teach you everything you need to know from square one. Steven didn’t even know how to tie his belt a few months ago. We should have snapped a picture of that (We didnt =( )

Steven competed again past weekend on December 2nd. He went 4 matches in and took first place. Here is a highlight of his performance. 

Do you notice how he is basically doing the same technique over and over? His opponents knew it was coming, but couldn’t stop it. How is that? Well, come to class and we will show you! A clue might be found in this highlight that Coach Dan put together last month of him competing coming up the ranks. Compare the two:

15 year old Nolan Stuart has been a member of Brea Jiu-Jitsu since we opened 5 years ago and is one of our top home grown prospects. He signed up for wrestling at Brea High School and competed for the first time this last weekend. He went 5-0! You can see all the influences of his coaching. Omar Gaitan‘s Abus roll, Coach Dan Lukehart’s front headlock to go behind/trip from the rear clinch and a sweet new takedown from Brea Wrestling.

Nolan wasn’t the only one who had his first wrestling competition this last weekend! Sar Arellano competed at the same tournament, though for a different high school. He went 4-0!

Its worth mentioning that both Nolan and Sar are guard pullers! Despite this, we frequently teach stand up techniques (especially in the kids class from which they grew out of), and every roll at our gym – adults and kids – starts from the feet.  Regardless of your Jiu-Jitsu strategy, it was very important to have everybody comfortable and confident in stand up from day 1 in BJJ so you didn’t develop a phobia of takedowns common in BJJ! Starting rolls on the knees is a no no here. 

The next several weeks are about to get very busy around here as we welcome top competitors from all over the world as they prepare for no gi worlds held in Anaheim, CA. 

Here is some recent training streamed live:

Brea Jiu-Jitsu – King Of The Hill (20min)

Brea Jiu-Jitsu – King Of The Hill (20min)

Posted by Brea Jiu-Jitsu on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

We have temporary converted all of our PM classes to no-gi. We are sure to have an amazing update in a bit about all the great training and elite guys who are in pushing our skill level higher. If you want in on the action, swing on down…even if you don’t know how to tie your belt yet. Plus its no-gi. You don’t wear a belt. =) 

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.