ADDRESS: 26855 Jefferson Avenue Suite E, Murrieta, CA, ZIP: 92562
PHONE: (951) 970-2043
Gracie Temecula is for everyone and anyone who is looking to get in shape, learn self defense, and improve the overall quality of their lives. In addition our family-oriented environment is a perfect place to teach your children to feel safe everyday not only when they are at school or outside playing, but also in developing their self-confidence and discipline. The Gracie Temecula Academy was formed in early 2003 to provide quality Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction in the Temecula valley area.
Ricardo Guimaraes was born in Brazil and moved here to California in 1987. He first began his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training with Nelson Monteiro in 1993. As a blue belt, Ricardo found and opportunity to train in San Diego with Professor Marcelo Pereira. In 2003, after 10 years of hard work and dedication, Ricardo humbly received his Black Belt from Professor Marcelo. Ricardo”s desire to share Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with others prompted him to take a risk and open up his own school. In 2003, he founded the Temecula Jiu Jitsu academy. Since then, Professor Ricardo has:
– Opened up two other schools – The Gracie Hemet Jiu Jitsu Academy and the Gracie Temecula-South Academy
– Won the Gold Medal at the Pan Ams in 2007
– Won the American Cup 2011
– Took the Bronze at the Worlds in 2009
– Promoted 3 Black belts of his own
– and inspired hundreds of students to train and compete in BJJ
– Is a Third Degree Black Belt
Professor Ricardo to this day is still a formidable competitor as he continues to be a finalist and medal winner at the Pan Am tournaments. The success of his schools and his competition is all due to a love and passion for the sport that changed his life.