Orlando Alonso is a black belt under Master Carlson Gracie Jr. He has over 20 years experience in the Martial Arts. He has studied Muay Thai, Escrima, Aikido, Japanese Ju-Jitsu and Jeet Kune Do as well as his primary study of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Throughout his journey he has studied with some of the greatest martial artists in the world: Carlson Gracie Jr, Clark Gracie, Joao Assis, Rani Yahya (current UFC fighter), Chris Brennan, and Shawn Thompkins.
His passion is teaching students the effectiveness of Jiu Jitsu while also giving them a strong sense of confidence. He achieves this by making an environment with a positive (no egos) atmosphere along with great training.
He is originally from Miami, FL but has lived in Southern California for over 15 years. After his enlistment in the Marine Corps, Orlando chose to make California his home. He has been married for over 10 years to Amy Alonso and has two children, Elric and Karly.
Sensei Patrick Dooley received his Shodan rank from Sensei Juan Montenegro of Orange County Judo Training Center. His martial arts background stretches back more than 20 years and encompasses judo, jiu jitsu and wrestling.