Marcelo Lucena

Ralph Gracie Mission Viejo -Brazilian Jiu Jitsu As It Should Be

Strength, balance, self defense, conditioning, teamwork, fun and discipline are all important in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. That is exactly what you will gain from enrolling with us. With a mixture of traditional and modern Jiu Jitsu classes, you’ll certainly get a solid foundation and understanding of the discipline.

A BJJ instructor has to be constantly learning things and keeping up to date on new techniques being developed so that they can teach their students how to use and defend these techniques. Learn with one of the best in Marcelo LucenaMarcelo “Bob” Lucena who has trained and competed with some of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners in world. Born and raised in the “birthplace of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu”, Professor Bob grew up with some of the legends of the sport. When not teaching his students at his academy, Professor Bob competes as a high-level black belt in many tournaments in the area including the IBJJF World Master in Las Vegas.

Ralph Gracie Mission Viejo was created with one simple concept in mind – to teach adults and kids an extremely effective and useful martial art and have fun while doing it! All ages and skill levels are welcome. From the ultra competitive athlete to “soccer moms”  looking to learn self defense. We treat each and every one of our students like family!

As a traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school, our focus is to help you (or your children) build confidence, learn practical self-defense skills and be able to compete too. This is the best way to ensure you will remain safe from harm, and also be better prepared to overcome other obstacles in life. Our lead instructor, Marcelo Lucena is a friendly and outgoing person who truly enjoys teaching.

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