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