“If you have been looking for the perfect Jiu-Jitsu school, then look no further! I have trained at many different schools in and around Orange County, always trying to find the perfect fit. Some schools are the overly-aggressive/MMA-centric places that can’t work for average people. Some have amazing teachers and humble students but their schedule isn’t accommodating, etc.
Grappler’s Studio has the best of all these worlds. They offer awesome training, classes morning, noon, and night, (and on weekends) and the people who train there are super cool and very skilled. Everyone is respectful toward one another and is always willing to help newer people to bring them to the next level. This is really a family-like group.
The head BJJ coach, Laericio Fernandes, is a world champion black belt who currently trains under Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles. The school is very technical and contemporary in terms of the style being taught. One thing I love is that Grappler’s Studio is part of the Alliance BJJ team for OC, which means this academy is part of one of the most dominant BJJ associations on the planet. This also means they follow a well-structured curriculum and don’t just bounce around from position to position. Grappler’s studio also offers wrestling for kids and adults, kids Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and Pankration, among other things. These are taught by both Laericio and our other head coach Anthony Frank who is a State champion wrestler and amazing BJJ practitioner/competitor.
I truly believe that for the level of training, the amount of classes, the affiliation with Alliance, the awesome family environment that these guys provide, and of course, the price. Grappler’s Studio is truly the best value and best place to learn Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling in Orange County (and beyond).”