Gracie Barra Headquarters Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Martial Art School Instructors in Irvine, Orange County.
Gracie Barra has many Instructors that teach classes, and take other key roles, that are essential to the success of our organization. Meet our Gracie Barra Irvine team below!
Carlos Gracie Jr.
8th Degree Red and White Belt
Master Carlos Gracie Jr. is a man ahead of his time. Son of Grand Carlos Gracie Sr., he has used his unique visionary skills to create two of the worlds largest and most important Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Organizations: the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) and Gracie Barra. As founder and current Chairman of both institutions, he has channeled his entrepreneurship to take our sport to the next level allowing thousands of individuals across the five continents to experience the ‘Gentle Art’ as students, instructors, or competitors.
5th Degree Black Belt
Professor Marcio Feitosa is the head instructor of Gracie Barra Headquarters. With more then 15 years of teaching experience, he is a primary example of a man who is fully dedicating his life to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Gracie Barra and its members. Prof. Feitosa’s witty personality, enthusiasm, integrity, and leadership make the essence of GB Headquarters and touch all those around him. An outstanding competition background qualifies him as one of the best lightweight competitors on BJJ history. He collects many titles such as a 3-time World BJJ Champion and Abu-Dhabi Champion, Brazilian Nationals, Brazilian Team Tournament, and the Pan American Championships.
Philipe Della Monica
3rd Degree Black Belt
Professor Philipe Della Monica is the Chief Instructor of Gracie Barra Headquarters. He was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Awarded the rank of Gracie Barra black belt in 2005. World class competitor and multiple times Jiu-jitsu champion. Professor Philipe stands out for being a great teacher of jiu-jitsu and self-defense, with many years of experience teaching children, adults, high-level athletes, UFC fighters, Law enforcement officers, etc. Professor Philipe is an outstanding role-model and mentor to all of his students. Charisma and teaching skills are just as natural talents to him as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
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