ADDRESS: 1086 N. Tustin Ave, Anaheim, CA, ZIP: 92807
PHONE: (877) 55 GRACIE
Ralph Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Anaheim is affiliated with Ralph Gracie. Ralph is the son of Robson Gracie, grandson of Carlos Gracie Sr., and brother of Renzo and Ryan Gracie. Ralph Gracie is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu mixed martial artist with a professional MMA record of 6-1. Ralph earned the name “Pitbull” because of his brutal and aggressive style. Over the years Ralph has coached many MMA fighters including UFC champions.
Ralph Gracie Orange County was one of the first Jiu-Jitsu schools in the area when Ralph Gracie’s black belt Brad Jackson opened a school in Placentia in January 2001. Built from humble beginnings, Ralph Gracie OC gradually outgrew its Placentia location and moved to its current two-story Anaheim location in January 2008. As a reminder of the small gym roots and history, the Placentia mat was transported and currently serves as Mat #2.
Ralph Gracie Orange County continues the tradition of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that has been passed down through the generations.
Bruno “Mamute” Paulista, world champion, professional MMA fighter and famous for having one of the best open guards in Jiu-Jitsu, has been teaching since 2004. Born in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, Bruno advanced to the level of purple belt there. In 2005 he moved to Florianopolis, and subsequently, in December of 2006, received his black belt.
In 2007 Bruno moved to the United States, where he currently teaches and trains. Bruno is the head instructor and owner of Ralph Gracie Orange County, where he puts all of his energy into his students and school. Bruno is fluent in English and his students range from some of the biggest names in MMA to Jiu-Jitsu prodigies to the young enthusiasts of the kids class. Bruno greatly enjoys teaching and watching the way Jiu-Jitsu changes his students’ lives. Bruno says, “You will never improve if you don’t share what you know,” showing his spirit of generosity, learning and passion for Jiu-Jitsu.