At Gracie La Mesa, we empower any student with the necessary tools to achieve their goals whether they are for physical fitness, self- defense, recreational, or to become a champion competitor . We seek to train body, mind and spirit by teaching the highest level of Gracie Jiu- Jitsu in a positive and safe enviroment.

   Royler Gracie has been fighting all his life. Born into the famous Gracie family, the fifth son of Grandmaster Helio Gracie was     already learning the art of Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu at the tender age of 3. Spending most of his time  in the Academy training and         learning Bjj it was natural that Royler became a fighter. He started early (7years old) in the junior, competing as often as                possible and winning most of the events. As he matured into a teenager and his techique improved he continued fighting             tournaments. At 21 years old, Royler had his first taste of No Holds Barred. One day, while teaching a class at the Gracie Rio     de Janerio Academy, Royler was informed by his brother Rickson that he would be fighting the next morning.  The opponent     was to be a Luta- livre fighter that outweighed him by more than 15 pounds and had many NHB matches. The next morning       Royler fought his first NHB match. It lasted 55 minutes and ended up in a draw. Royler continued to excel in his ventures; in       the first World BJJ Championship in 1996 Royler became the first World Champion at his weight. he continued to dominate     the weight class by repeating as Champion for the next three years, beating some of the best fightersof the time. Royler also     managed to win 2 Pan American Titles and a Brazilian National Title along the way. Royler didn't seek the protection of his         weight division; the warrior would seek to compete in the realm of the giants: The Absolute Division. Having secured a 3rd         Place finish in '97, (after winning 4 matches in his weight), he had three more matches against some of the best fighters of           the time. Royler continued to compete in submission grappling, winning an unprecedented 3 consecutive ADCC World                 Submission Wrestling Championships ('99, '00 & '01) as well as NHB matches, having participated in Vale - Tudo Japan and         Pride events. In December of 2000 Royler made his first foray competing in America outside of BJJ when he was                               participated in the main feature Superfight of the International Pro - Am. Royler won that Match in less than a minute with a     foot- lock . Royler is an intense person who can be compared to an energizer bunny, always doing something and never                  stopping. He is a great instructor with numerous World Championships under his tutelage. He is a friendly person and is in         turn adored by his friends but is also very honest and direct and doesn't measure his words. Everyone around Royler knows        exactly where they  stand with him. His competition record pales when compared to his instruction achievement. A                         dedicated teacher and role model who follows in the footsteps of his father Grandmaster Helio Gracie  - widely                                    acknowledged as the founder of Gracie Jiu- Jitsu - Royler has created many Champions over decades of teaching. Royler              took over as the leader of the world's original  Gracie Jiu- Jitsu Academy, the Rio de Janeiro Academy, and over the years            maintained the highest standards of teaching.

      ( information provided by Kid Peligro)

   Regis Lebre 4th Degree Black Belt, started training Gracie Jiu- Jitsu with Master Eduardo Rocha (Royler Gracie

   4th Degree Black Belt) at Fortaleza- CE. As he trained Regis developed the passion and desire to learn more about this                 secular art. Therefore , at the age of 20, he decided to move to Rio de Janeiro to have the great privilege to be trained and           educated by Master Royler Gracie. Along with his training, he was able to receive knowledge of teaching the Gracie Jiu-               Jitsu Art, Gracie Self Defense Course and Gracie Competition techniques. Regis received the honor of the Black Belt from           Master Royler Gracie at the age of 24. The following year, Regis decided to come to the U.S in order to spread the                             knowledge he aquired thoughtout the years, and chose Philadelphia for 8 year, where he was able to build a strong team               with champions in many different catergories. Regis still had more to offer in disseminating the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Art.                         With that in mind, he chose San Diego as his next step because of its proximity to the world"s major competitive events so           the Academy would become a common spot for students around the world to stop. He remains the head instructor at Gracie     Philadelphia and visits several times a year, maintaining a strong and respected team on both coasts of the U.S.

   Regis Lebre Competitive Background:

  • Rio de Janeiro State Championship titles 1st Place - 1998, 1999, 2000 
  • Brazilian Nationals Championship Titles 3rd Place - 1998, 1999, 2000
  • World Championship Titles 1st Place - 2007 (Master Divison); 2nd Place- 2008; 3rd Place - 1999
  • Gracie World Championship Titles 1st Place(columbus - OH) 1st Place - 2007
  • Brazilian Nationals Team Championship 2nd Place - 1999
  • Brazilian Regional North and Northeast Championship 1st Place - 1997, 1998
  • Pan American Championship 1st Place - 2009; 2nd Palce - 2007 (open Class); 3rd Place - 2005, 2007
  • Pan American Championship 2nd Place - 2016
  • American National Championship 2nd Place - 2016
  • Vegas International Open Championship 1st Place - 2016

             Master Royler Gracie 

     Professor Regis Lebre 4th Degree Black Belt