Instructors

Jose Andrade

Instructor Credentials:

  • 3rd Degree Judo Black Belt from Mojica Judo Club and Tenri Judo School - East Los Angeles
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt: Studied under Rey Diogo, Royler, Rolker Gracie (Gracie Humaita) 2011 and Jefferson Moura ( Head Intructor at Gracie Barra Matriz)
  • Instructor at Gracie Barra Headquarters in Rio De Janeiro
  • 2008 3rd Place at the World Championships
  • 2008 3rd Place Pan American
  • 2008 - 1st Place Ultra Heavy and Absolute Masters and Seniors division International Championships in Brazil
  • 2011 1st Place Ultra Heavy, Brasileiro (National) Competition
  • 2014 1st Place Brasileiro
  • CSULB BA in Spanish and Chicano Studies
  • Gulf War Veteran - US Army
  • Fluent Languages: English, Spanish, Portugese

Notable accomplishment: Received Black Belt in Brazil in less than 4 years due to dedication and competition accolades. Typical time period for black belt is 5-10 years.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class layout:
Stretching/Warm-ups (strength and conditioning) - 15 minutes
Judo Throw/Takedowns
Technique Review
Live Rounds (sparring/rolling) - 45 minutes

Cassie Trost

Instructor Credentials

  • Professional MMA Fighter, 2009, Los Angeles, CA
  • Profession Boxer, 2013, Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY
  • Professional Muay Thai, 2012, Las Vegas, NV
  • 15+ years teaching experience
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt, Taekwondo
  • Over 20 amature bouts
  • Bachelor's Degree - University of Washington, Seattle

Muay Thai/Boxing Layout:
Warm Up/Stretches
Technique Review

  • Footwork
  • Defense
  • Offense

Partner Drills
Bag Work/Combos
Core Strengthening

Orell Moreno

Prof. Orell Moreno is one of the first Black Belts under head instructor Prof Jose Andrade. He has significant competition experience in with IBJJF, NABJJF, and Jiu Jitsu World League. His passion for teaching and martial arts combined with his professional background lend to his ability to explain techniques and situations in great detail. He is also available for private coaching sessions that everyone should try and take advantage of. His technical knowledge and abilities make him one of the most valuable assets to Carlson Gracie Paramount's team.

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