ADULT PROGRAMS: Structured to be efficient and effective, our adult jiu jitsu classes follow the Cobrinha Jiu Jitsu system For the student who are interested in competing in the sport, or if the student is just interested in testing his knowledge in a more practical setting, our advanced class offers World-class instruction. Laercio Fernandes passes on his knowledge in a structured setting, which includes high- intensity sparring to condition the body. Our philosophy at Grapplers Studio – cobrinhabjj is to make Champions on and off the mats. It’s easy to receive a Gold medal or become a World Champion in Jiu-Jitsu, so our idea is to make champions off the mats as well. It’s known that Jiu-Jitsu can be translated to the daily life. In Jiu-Jitsu, we learn how to solve our problems during the sparring sessions, solving one problem at a time, not letting our problems aggravate us; the same thing happens in lives – it’s applicable. Here’s an example: You’re driving your car and your car is making a small noise. If you don’t fix it, something else will start to make a noise, building up to more problems. Sooner or later, your car will stop working. When you start learning Jiu-Jitsu, you learn that solving one problem at a time can help you find peace, and the problems that used to build up or get you aggravated will no longer be a stress. Coming into a martial arts academy can be intimidating for the beginning student. Our goal with the fundamentals class is to allow our students to learn jiu-jitsu by focusing on the controlled drilling of techniques without active sparring. The class also serves as a foundation for all students of BJJ, teaching the principles of the art and committing the core movements to muscle memory. We educate our students how to have better control with their techniques, preparing them for live training. Because of how we’ve formatted these classes in particular, it has helped prevent injuries for students, an increase in control with their techniques, and key factors in what separates us from other Jiu-Jitsu academies. Our adult programs meet you where you need us most, whether you are looking for a competitive gym atmosphere, or for more balanced health and fitness, or just a new environment to meet likeminded individuals, Grappler’s Studio is the place for you, Sign up for your free class today!
KIDS PROGRAMS: The only martial arts studio in South Orange County offering Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling and Pankration! Our kids jiu jitsu curriculum focuses on developing the essential fundamentals of Brazilian jiu jitsu through technique, drills, positional sparring and interactive games. In three years, Grappler’s Studio Wrestling Club has established itself as a premiere wrestling program. We attribute that success to being a year-round training and competitive program, providing our students and competitors continued reinforcement in technique and mindset. We are a USA Wrestling & NUWAY Charter Club member and an active competitor year round, competing in the SCWAY Winter Season and OCWA Spring/Summer tournament circuits. What sets us apart from other programs in our area is that our students also learn Freestyle & Greco style wrestling, which is the style of wrestling used in the Olympics. Coach Anthony Frank was trained in the art of Freestyle and Greco by Olympic Gold Medal Coach, Valentin Kalika.
PANKRATION:Currently ranked #3 in the Nation and Top 10 for several years by the United States Fight League, Grappler’s Studio is one of the few gyms in the world licensed to offer Pankration for kids. Pankration is described as Kids MMA, but without strikes to the head. Our goal is to build self-confidence through developing a skillset that can be used as self-defense and competitively in state sanctioned events. Classes involve techniques, drills and sparring; linking all applicable techniques of Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling and Limited Striking.