We are a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy that does selective training through private classes, small groups, adult & kids classes, competition team, self-defense seminars, summer & winter camps.



Alexandre Novaes

Alexandre Novaes, 5th Degree Black Belt with over 33 years of Jiu Jitsu experience coming from the lineage of Jorge Pereira and Rickson Gracie, most recently lead the Jiu Jitsu Program as the Head Coach Instructor of the UFC Gym Torrance. Alex is known for a strong top game, being his favorite technique Guard Pass. He is the father of two adult children, loves to surf, snowboard, and travel.

Some of his accomplishments are:

2020 San Diego International Open Division and Open Division Gi Champion

2019 world Championship Gi Champion;

2019 World Championship No Gi Champion;

2018 San Diego International open Gi Champion;

2018 World Championship Gi Champion;

2010 American National Champion, CA;

2008 World No Gi Championship (2nd), CA;

2003 National Championship (2nd), CA;

2003 BJJ Super Fight Champion, CA;

2003 Rio de Janeiro State Championship (2nd), Brazil;


Through this course, students have the opportunity to push their skills, techniques and confidence to a new level in a fun, dynamic way. Contact us today to learn more about each of our course offerings.


We believe every individual is unique and gifted as such; we appreciate our differences & learn from each other. Serving others & giving back to our community through scholarships, anti-bullying seminars, and philanthropic self-defense classes to at risk youth & women who are victims of domestic violence is at the heart of Novaes Jiu Jitsu Academy. We are proud sponsors of the “Oss” Project in São Paulo, Brazil, a Non Profit Jiu Jitsu school that serves low income youth and adults.