Alex D'Hue of OC Jiu-Jitsu won an all expense paid trip to compete in Abu Dhabi
If you are looking for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and submission wrestling the answer is simple. You have the unique opportunity to train with the #1 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team in the World-- CheckMat BJJ. You don't have to go to Brazil to get the best training in the world. Every year many teams, hundreds of schools, thousands of competitors and, coaches work hard participating in IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) tournaments. In the end only one team can be crowned World Champions. Our team proved to stand above the rest. Don't believe it? Take a look for yourself.
1. CheckMat BJJ 12 points
2. Alliance BJJ 10 points
3. Gracie Barra 8 points
4. The Avengers 3 points
4. Lloyd Irvin 3 points
5. *No 5th place. Tie for 4th place.
The point system is based upon results at the gi and no-gi tournaments at the 2009, 2010, and 2011 IBJJF Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship also known as the Mundials. Each team received 3 points for a 1st place finish, 3 points for a 2nd place finish, 1 point for a 3rd place finish.
Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy in Lake Forest, California is 1 of only 12 official affiliates in the United States of CheckMat BJJ. While there are many academies which pay to be an affiliate of a top BJJ team, the truth is that most of these schools do not have an instructor or competitors who contribute to their team’s top ranking. Therefore the standards and quality of instruction does not reflect that of their parent affiliation. Orange County Jiu-Jitsu is one of Team CheckMat's marquee locations. Our head instructor has not only won many titles as one of CheckMat's top competitors, but also served as team coach for several of their World Champion teams. Behind the scenes some of the top current World Champions and World Championship medalists pay our Head Instructor for private lessons.
Our Teams Amazing Grappling Accomplishments:
Team photo of official CheckMat BJJ affiliate, Orange County Jiu-Jitsu and Head Instructor Marcel Louzado
At Orange County Jiu-Jitsu & MMA we teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, submission wrestling and mixed martial arts. The apex of our grappling system is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling martial art which was made world famous by legend Royce Gracie and his family. BJJ involves using leverage, angles, and superior position to defeat and opponent. An individual with superior position is in a significantly better situation to apply a finishing hold called a submission or begin striking. Therefore, this martial art enables a smaller individual to defeat a larger opponent or an attacker. Jiu-Jitsu is the best martial art for women who are often forced to the ground while being assaulted. We recommend this style for men, women, and children searching for an amazing workout and practical self-defense. BJJ is supplementary and complementary to the Olympic Sport of Judo. Our curriculum is built around our belief that an effective martial arts student must be a well-round. They must be able to not only control an opponent on the ground, but also on the feet. Therefore we mix the martial arts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and submission wrestling.
Orange County Jiu-Jitsu student and Huntington Beach, California resident April Frost with her Silver Medal from Best of the West tournament-- her second medal after only 3 months of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training.
The excellent instruction and cutting edge technique Orange County Jiu-Jitsu offers flows downward from the knowledge of Head Instructor Marcel Louzado. Marcel is a 3x Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, 10x Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship medalist, 4x National Judo Champion of Brazil. He is also a world renowned Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach, having personally produced several Jiu-Jitsu World Champions, been a coach for several CheckMat BJJ World Champion teams, and coached many of the world top MMA fighters including Mark "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" Munoz (UFC), Jake Ellenberger (UFC), Jason "Mayhem" Miller (UFC), Muhammad "King Mo" Lawal (Strikeforce), James "The Sandman" Irvin (UFC veteran), Satoshi Ishii (2008 Judo Gold medalist-Japan), Fabricio Werdum (Strikeforce), and Charlie Valencia (WEC).
Orange County Jiu-Jitsu Head Instructor Marcel Louzado's reaction after winning the final match at the World Championship.
Head Instructor Marcel Louzado beat Damian Maia 5 times. UFC announcer Joe Rogan said Damian has the best Jiu-Jitsu in MMA. BJJHeroes.com rates Damian as being the 3rd best Jiu-Jitsu fighter in MMA
We offer 3 levels of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes for all experience levels. Our first level includes a beginners program, where our friendly instructors will give you the individual attention you need your first day to learn basic positions and techniques in a welcoming environment. In this program you will also improve your overall fitness level. There is no experience required and you do not need to be in great shape to start. We will build you from the ground up.