Another BJJ School in San Diego? No Problem, According to Gracie Humaita

Gracie Humaita San Diego
Gracie Competition Team Headquarters in San Diego.

By now you know that San Diego, California is one of the hotbeds of Brazilian jiu-jitsu in the United States. A map of BJJ schools in San Diego suggests that there are more schools in San Diego than any area of similar size. And with instructors in the area like Saulo and Xande Ribeiro, Rodrigo Medeiros, Fabio Santos, and others, there is plenty of talent to go around. So why would someone open a new BJJ school in San Diego? Are there enough students to support another BJJ academy?

On Sunday’s episode of The FightWorks Podcast we will speak with Regis Lebre and Johnny Faria, the instructors at the recently-opened Gracie Competition Team. We’ll learn about their decision to open their doors in a place so dense with jiu-jitsu and what it’s like to have Royler Gracie himself frequently train there. Make sure you tune in!

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