Gracie Barra La Cañada FlintridgeGracie Barra La Cañada Flintridge

Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone
  • 814 Foothill Blvd
  • La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 United States
  • 790-2500

Meet Professor Orlando

Gracie Barra La Cañada Flintridge was established by LCHS graduate Orlando Sanchez.  As a life long member of the LCF community, Orlando is excited and honored to bring his passion for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and martial arts home.

Professor Orlando is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Master Carlos Gracie Jr. and Professor Ze Radiola of Gracie Barra PE in Brazil.  He is a two time World Champion, three time Pan American Champion, the only American to ever win double gold at the Brazilian National Champions as a Brown belt, and an undefeated mixed martial artist (MMA).

Professor Orlando would be the first to tell you that Jiu-Jitsu has changed his life.  After graduating LCHS Orlando went on to Azusa Pacific to play football.  As he graduated and his football career ended he struggled to find something constructive to dedicate his time and energy to.  At 350 pounds he found Jiu-Jitsu and began his journey.  Not only did he achieve his weight loss goals, but he improved his fitness and health, both mental and physical.  He opened Gracie Barra La Cañada with the same passion that fueled his transformation.  Today, he dedicates himself to improving the lives of others through Jiu-Jitsu.  He is an advocate for this gentle martial art, and strives to build Champions in Life®

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