Jason came to us with no experience, but with a lot of dedication. He accelerated his game and went on to place in his very first competition after only 90 days. Here is his story. Thanks Jason!
Dee and her kids were happy to share their thoughts about training with us. We want to thank them for taking the time to let us how they feel. Thanks guys!
After moving away for work, Rodney comes back for a hard training session and takes a minute to share about his experience with Carlson Gracie Temecula.
Dave recently received his purple belt from Carlson Gracie and is on the road to mastery. He takes a minute to share his experience. Thanks Dave!
A tough training partner and dedicated student, Sal shares his experience with Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Thanks Sal!
After a teaching a hard class, Professor Tino Martinez sits down to share a few words about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, his experience training law enforcement, and how he came to call Carlson Gracie Temecula his home. Enjoy!
There is no single person more versed in the teachings of Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu than the grandmaster’s one and only son, Carlson Gracie Jr. Often regarded in circles as “Junior”. Carlson Jr. began training under his father at the age of 3 in Brazil and in his life has accomplished a great deal. Carlson is a multiple time Brazilian champion, Greco roman champion, Black Belt in Judo, & 5th degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Some of his extraordinary early accomplishments were being voted the “best Purple Belt” in all of Brazil, and having won his first blackbelt competition right out of the gate.
Carlson Jr. competed the world over successfully in all manners of combat including Vale Tudo. He received acclaim from his peers such as Carlos Gracie Sr. and the Federation of Brazil for his ability to compete and also teach. In 2008, Carlson Jr. opened his own school in Southern California called the “Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Team”. Based in the Murrieta / Temecula area, the school serves as the headquarters of the Carlson Gracie Federation and in its short time has begun producing champions under Jr’s. Teachings. In addition, the school has served as an anchor to help bring the Carlson Gracie Team back together as an organization, with a resurgence of success in competition.
In March of 2009’ The team won the prestigious novice division title and also took 2nd place in the Masters Black Belt divisions at the Pan American Jiu-Jitsu championships, signaling a new era for the team with Carlson’s school serving as a springboard to further organize his Federation and continue his father’s tradition. Carlson splits his time teaching here while traveling to Chicago, IL to continue teaching at the school […]
Want to train Gracie Jiu-Jitsu? Learn from the Gracies!
At Carlson Gracie Temecula we are seriously committed to bringing you the best instruction available. It’s proven that a diverse group of instructors breeds a diverse skillset in students. Previously we were the only school in the area where anyone could come and train with a member of the Gracie family. Now, students can come here and train with two! Our own Master Carlson Gracie Jr. makes regular trips to teach and now his 1st cousin Clark has also jumped on board to help train the students. In fact, Clark often brings his brother Ralston with him when teaching at the academy. Both Carlson & Clark are prominent members of the Gracie family and also direct grandsons of founder Carlos Gracie Sr. So Come see for yourself how great the training is when you learn from the source!
Who is Clark Gracie?
Clark Gracie has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since he was a small child and is a
Black Belt under his father, world renowned Red & Black Belt Carley Gracie and grandson to
the founder of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Carlos Gracie Sr. Clark is also first cousin to our Head
Master Carlson Jr.
Clark’s accolades and list of titles are extensive, in addition to his previous National and
World titles some of his recent accomplishments include:
Adult Black Belt Divisions:
1st Place Pan American Championships – 2013′
1st Place World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup – Abu Dhabi Trials 2010
1st Place American Nationals 2010
1st Place New York Open 2010
3rd Place World Championship Jiu-Jitsu 2011
1st Place Samurai Jiu-Jitsu Pro 2011
2nd Place Chicago Open 2011
ADCC Israel Tournament Superfight Champion 2012
2nd place British Open Jiu-Jitsu Competition 2012
2nd Place New York Open […]
Andre has been training Jiu-Jitsu since 1997 under some truly skilled masters and has a great passion for the martial arts. His classes are geared toward making the most efficient use of time and he’s always teaching in a unique format that keeps the classes interesting and functional. With a background in other martial arts and life experience in law enforcement and the U.S. Military, Andre brings a diverse skill set to the table. He also began training in Muay Thai Boxing about 14 years ago and has travelled abroad in his studies. Andre remains one of the most humble and nicest instructors you could have and students can look forward to being on the mat with a professional teacher who loves to share his knowledge with all.