Tommy Little began training martial arts in the 90's with various arts from Kung Fu to Tae kwon do. He gave up all the other arts when he discovered Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and never looked back. Tommy began Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the tutelage of Rickson Gracie at the Rickson Gracie Jiu Jitsu academy in Los Angeles. In 2001 Tommy sought out and trained under the guidance of Bob Bass ( First American black belt under Rigan Machado) of South Bay Jiu Jitsu in Hermosa Beach Ca. In 2005 Tommy began to train under Ryron Gracie at the Gracie Academy in Torrance Ca. Tommy is a Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy black belt.
Tournament highlights: 2006 Gracie Jiu Jitsu World Champion, 2007 Pan Am Champion, 2009 Bronze medal winner in European Jiu Jitsu Championships. 2011 IBJJF London International Championships Gold and Silver medal, 2012 IBJJF London international championships double gold medal, 2013 Gracie Nationals silver medal.
Mike Beaumont is our head kids instructor and he oversees our Bully Prevention Program. Mike is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
He believes that the conditioning, discipline and respect that children learn from martial arts can be carried over into all aspects of their young lives.
Tournament highlights: 2010 Silver Medal - North American Championships
Purple Belt, 2012 All Americas - Silver, 2012 LA Open - Silver, 2012
West Coast Championship - Silver, 2013 Gracie National - 1st,
2014 LA International - Gold & Silver
Mark Austin is a black belt in Judo and a black belt in Jiu Jitsu. He teaches the Judo throws and take downs class.
Tournament highlights: 2010 Gold Medal - South Bay Open
2010 Two (2) Silver Medals - North American Championships,
2012 naga champion, 2013 naga 2nd place, 2013 Gracie nationals 2nd place,
2014 nabjj all Americas 3rd place, 2014 la international champion.
no Gi Coach
Assistant Kids Coach