INSTRUCTORS

MIRO AYALA
HEAD INSTRUCTOR

Miro Ayala is the Head Instructor/ Owner of the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Certified Training Center of Vallejo. He first opened his academy of Taekwondo at the age of 19. Throughout his training in martial arts he has adopted the Gracie Way. Miro received his blue belt in June 2013 and graduated from the Instructor Certification Program in January, 2014. Upon his return home, Miro became the first Gracie Certified Training Center in Northern California. Although Miro operates a young academy he is dedicated to teach authentic self-defense through Martial Arts and holds strong to the standards and principals of Helio Gracie.

NIKKI AYALA
INSTRUCTOR

Nikki began her martial arts training around 8 years ago. She enjoys practicing in both Taekwondo and Jiu-Jitsu. Before starting martial arts Nikki did not feel very confident, but now having learned martial arts now feels empowered with the knowledge and encourages others to be well equipped themselves. Nikki, on her spare time loves photography and is a proud momma of three!

ADRIAN
INSTRUCTOR

Adrian began his Taekwondo journey at the early age of 10 years old with his focus mainly on self-defense. Since then Adrian has joined our leadership team and has been contributing to helping lower belts. He helps them become more confident in their self defense as well. Adrian has a solid goal of earning his Taekwondo black belt and to continue his training for hopes of having his own private class one day.

NICOLE BONDS
INSTRUCTOR

Nicole bonds has studied Taekwondo now for 4 years. She loves learning kicks and forms. Since training Taekwondo she has become more confident and is eager to encourage others to find their strengths rather than their weaknesses. When Nicole is not training Taekwondo she enjoys practicing Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy, running, and horseback riding.

Jose
INSTRUCTOR

An artist with an open mind to learn and reciprocate knowledge. Jose is a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a Green Belt in Taekwondo, and is determined to continue to learn and grow all the way to Black Belt . He loves martial arts and everything that it represents to the world. While he has many passions, learning and sharing self-defense is definitely one of them. Jose believes that growing confidence is greatly important in anything, making it a key focus in Martial arts. Jose in his free time devotes time to making comic books.

Mark Lipana
ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR

Mark Lipana is one of the assistant instructors of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Vallejo. Before the age of 22 Mark had never experienced any form of martial arts. He was soon introduce to boxing, shortly after he transitioned his time to learning the techniques and philosophy of Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Some fun facts about Mark are that his favorite cheat day food is ice cream (preferably Ben & Jerry’s.) Mark lives by the quote “if you can say the word good… Guess what that means you’re still alive.  -Jocko Willinklink

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Most martial arts schools limit you to only one free trial class. We offer new students a 10-day risk-free trial that includes a free uniform and unlimited access to all of our beginner group classes. We’re confident that the class structure, the camaraderie, and high quality instruction will convince you to let us guide you on your path to jiu-jitsu mastery. If it’s not exactly what you are looking for, we will never charge you a penny (the only requirement is that you return the free uniform that we provided to you).

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10-DAY FREE TRIAL!

Most martial arts schools limit you to only one free trial class. We offer new students a 10-day risk-free trial that includes a free uniform and unlimited access to all of our beginner group classes. We’re confident that the class structure, the camaraderie, and high quality instruction will convince you to let us guide you on your path to jiu-jitsu mastery. If it’s not exactly what you are looking for, we will never charge you a penny (the only requirement is that you return the free uniform that we provided to you).

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To book your Free 10-day Unlimited trial or to simply ask a question, please fill out the contact form below or call us directly at (707) 812-8143.

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