BLACK FLAG JIU JITSU CLUB INSTRUCTORS

PROFESSOR GILBERT OLIVAS, LEAD INSTRUCTOR

 

1ST DEGREE BJJ BLACK BELT

(IBJJF, USBJJF, SJJIF CERTIFIED)

CERTIFIED CATCH WRESTLER (SCIENTIFIC WRESTLING)

JUDO BLACK BELT

SUBMISSION ARTS WRESTLING BLACK BELT (WSWF)

RYT 200 

US  MARINE CORPS VETERAN

 

​Gilbert began his pursuit in martial arts and combat sports in early 2008. He began training under the instruction of women's MMA pioneer Michelle "Grapple Girl" Farrow. Under the tutelage of Michelle and her then husband Dusty, Gilbert trained in Mixed Martial Arts and climbed the Jiu-Jitsu ranks up to purple belt.  During that time he also became an assistant instructor, assistant corner-man, kids competition team coach, and strength and conditioning coach. In 2011 Gilbert began training under Professor Israel Juarez, a  2nd degree Black Belt under Professor Marcelo Carvalho of GF Team, and was awarded his brown belt by Professor Israel in 2012 and black belt by both Professor Israel and Professor Marcelo Carvalho in 2014. Gilbert now continues his progression in BJJ under the guidance of the Professor Nicolas Gregoriades, founder and leader of The Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood, where he  received his 1st degree black belt in BJJ, January 2018. Gilbert is also a student of the famed Catch As Catch Can Wrestling system. While with Snake Pit USA Gilbert was certified as a Journeyman 1, Journeyman 2, & Ripper 1 Catch Wrestler. He is currently a member of both Scientific Wrestling & Old School Grappling Catch Wrestling Association. Under Scientific Wrestling he is a certified Catch Wrestler, awarded by Coach Jake Shannon. With Old School Grappling, Gilbert is listed as an Affiliate Coach and shares his knowledge of Catch Wrestling with members of Black Flag, under the tutelage of Coach John Potenza.  He also holds the rank of Black Belt (Shodan) in Judo under Sensei Sadiq Daniels & Sensei Michelle Bishop. Most recently Gilbert was awarded the rank of Black Belt in Submission Arts Wrestling (SAW) by Mike Martelle and the World Submission Wrestling Federation, which is headquartered in Japan. Gilbert has competed in BJJ & Submission Grappling tournaments, Mixed Martial Arts, and Judo. Gilbert's educational background includes certificates in Fitness Training, Massage Therapy, Life Coaching, 200 Yoga Teacher Training, and a degree in Business Management.

 

 lineage: Jigoro Kano>Mitsuyo Maeda>Carlos Gracie Sr.>Carlos Gracie Jr.>Roger Gracie>Nic Gregoriades>Gilbert Olivas

PROFESSOR CARLOS ROJAS

 

 1ST DEGREE BLACK BELT INSTRUCTOR

IBJJF/USBJJF/SJJIF CERTIFIED BLACK BELT

US NAVY & ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS VETERAN

Carlos began his journey in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 1998 at the Gracie Academy in Torrance. In 2000 he joined the military and began a 10 year special operations career in which that took him around the world providing him an opportunity to train with and learn from multiple high level grapplers. Carlos has had the opportunity to learn from grapplers such as Royce Gracie, Rorion Gracie, Rickson Gracie, Rumina Sato, Carlson Gracie Sr, Walid Ismael, Paulo Fernando, Andrew Eidson, Dean Lister, Jimmy Sanchez, Mike Mrkulic, Elias Gallegos, Eduardo de Lima, Xande and Saulo Ribero. Carlos is currently a black belt under Professor Nic Gregoriades of the Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood. Carlos also holds Black Belts in Judo, Taekwondo(4thDan), and Hapkido. He is also trained in Muay Thai, MMA, MCMAP, and SOCP. Carlos’ currently serves as the Chief Tactical Medicine Instructor and Senior CQB Instructor at Special Operations Training Services (www.SpecOpsTS.com). He is also a certified Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant and Project Manager. 

 

lineage: Jigoro Kano>Mitsuyo Maeda>Carlos Gracie Sr.>Carlos Gracie Jr.>Roger Gracie>Nic Gregoriades>Carlos Rojas

LEE KING

MMA/STRIKING COACH

RETIRED PROFESSIONAL MIXED MARTIAL ARTIST

BJJ PURPLE BELT

DIANNA OLIVAS

BFJJC CO-FOUNDER, TEAM MANAGER

BJJ BROWN BELT

SAW PURPLE BELT

CERTIFIED CATCH WRESTLER

NANCY ESCOBAR

KIDS TEAM GRAPPLING INSTRUCTOR

BJJ PURPLE BELT

JUDO GREEN BELT

SAW BLUE BELT

CERTIFIED CATCH WRESTLER

DENISE OLIVAS

BJJ FUNDAMENTALS INSTRUCTOR

BJJ PURPLE BELT

SAW BLUE BELT

FREESTYLE WRESTLER

US ARMY NATIONAL GUARD COMBAT ENGINEER

EMILIO "2.0" CASTRO

KIDS TEAM ASSISTANT  GRAPPLING INSTRUCTOR

BJJ PURPLE BELT

CERTIFIED CATCH WRESTLER

Black Flag Jiu-Jitsu Club 

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Telephone: (480) 438-4389

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