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Jon Santos
Head Instructor

Jon Santos is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Cesar Gracie he is also from the original 1995 Gracie systems Team. With over 24 years of experience, Jon has won many awards and competitions including four Gracie Opens (1st Place) and multiple other gold and silver medals in championships around Northern California. He enjoys competing, teaching, and coaching students and fighters in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

Caleb Mitchell
MMA/Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Caleb Mitchell is professional MMA fighter and a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Cesar Gracie. He has a professional MMA record of 7-4. Caleb is a veteran of MMA, having his first fight over 18 years ago. He has fought in many prestigious promotions, including IFC, WEC, Shooto and WAR.

Jessica Rodriguez
Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Jessica Rodriguez is a BJJ Brown belt and world class grappler. Coach Jess started Jiu Jitsu at the original Cesar Gracie Academy with Coach Jon and Coach Caleb. Jessica has competed in high level BJJ matches all over the world, including many IBJJF competitions, SubCon, EPIC, FIVE, Abu Dhabi, NAGA, and soon F2W.

Joe Kropschot
MMA/Muay Thai/Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Joe is a professional MMA fighter and was previously the number one ranked amateur middleweight in California. He holds a Brown belt in Bazilian Jiu Jitsu under Jon Santos. He previously held the CAMO middleweight belt as well as the Conquer Fighting & Bay Area Combat Middleweight Belts, with an amateur MMA record of 5-0 and a pro record of 4-0. Joe also competes in many BJJ promotions, including NAGA, Fight to Win, and many IBJJF competitions.

Bret Bergmark
MMA/Muay Thai/Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Bret Bergmark is professional MMA fighter and a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Cesar Gracie. He has a professional MMA record of 9-1-1. Bret is a veteran of many prestigious MMA promotions, including Strikeforce, WEC and Pancrase.

Jay 'JJ Machine' Santos
Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Jay Santos is a purple belt. Jay started training Jiu Jitsu with Ralph and Cesar Gracie over 21 years ago. He holds multiple gold and silver medals from the U.S. Open & the Gracie Open. Jay brings a high level technical game to his teaching.