BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

COACHES & INSTRUCTORS

Distinguished Instruction

Whether ground fighting is in your nature or you've never set foot on a mat, you can feel confident in the hands of our talented faculty. Each of our accomplished instructors leading the UFC GYM® Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program have been trained and belted by accredited BJJ instructors or academies, and individually selected by the renowned Mauricio "Tinguinha" Mariano to teach the UFC GYM® Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Curriculum.

Collectively, our instructors represent 160+ years of training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. For these masters and their students, BJJ is not solely a martial art—it is a sport; a proven method of self-defense; it promotes physical fitness, and is ultimately a way of life.

Are you an experienced Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor? We’re hiring across all UFC GYM® locations nationwide. Apply today to join our talented faculty and help lead the development and expansion of the program.

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Head Instructors

Alexandre Pacheco Novaes

Alexandre Pacheco
Novaes

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program Head Instructor, Torrance

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BJ Penn

BJ
Penn

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master Trainer

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Claudio Ribeiro

Claudio
Ribeiro

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program Head Instructor, San Diego

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Brandon Bender

Brandon
Bender

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program Head Instructor, Rosemead

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Leandro Nyza

Leandro
Nyza

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program Instructor, Honolulu and Waikele

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Mauricio Mariano

Mauricio
Mariano

BJJ Program Director

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Erico Montiero

Erico
Montiero

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program Instructor, Concord

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Alberto Dias

Alberto
Dias

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program Head Instructor, Murrietta

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Brandon Adames

Brandon
Adames

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program Instructor, Long Island

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Jeff Nolasco

Jeff
Nolasco

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program Instructor, La Mirada

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Thomas Kenney

Thomas
Kenney

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program Head Instructor, Corona and South Corona

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Alan Marques

Alan
Marques

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program Instructor, Sunnyvale

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