What Students and Parents are Saying: 

Matt runs a wonderful school. Teaching a great technical jiu jitsu class with a heavy dose of life skills for the kids and humor for the adults watching. Both my boys love coming to class and hate when they miss. Their confidence and focus are improved and I think they could diffuse a situation with their peers. After a year of watching I signed myself up with their family discount. I’ve been to four classes and I’m hooked! Now I might be able to defend myself against my boys when we wrestle. Probably not! Thanks to both of you!
— Arno Crispeels
This is the best Gracie Jiujitsu school you can find in all of San Diego!!!
I have trained at other Gracie Jiujitsu schools in Los Angeles and this school teaches all the technique, philosophy and mindset that the Gracie family prides themselves with. I am happy to say that this is definitely a school that takes pride in the quality that it teaches.
Try it out! What’s the worst that can happen?
— Alex Garcia
My daughter and I both train here. It’s an amazing place with a family atmosphere. If you are looking for a place to learn how to win a tournament it’s probably not the right academy. If you want to learn how to defend yourself on the street it’s definitely the right academy. My daughter trains Bullyproof and we have seen positive growth in her attitude and body awareness. I definitely recommend this academy to any man, woman or child.
— Judah Delpalmo
I’ve trained at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu La Jolla for over 7 years and the place has literally changed my life. My profesional life is pretty sedentary, and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Combatives balances out my health and fitness, provides me with an incredible jiu-Jitsu family to train with and the self-defense is totally legit. This stuff really works!

The studio owner is a master mixed-martial arts instructor who teaches real self defense to everyone, from kids to adults, in a friendly and safe environment. I’ve recommended this studio to many of my friends, and I recommend it to you too!
— Grant Deane
My daughters just completed their first summer camp and they loved it!
Coincidentally it turned into an all girls camp and each day they couldn’t wait to go!! Each of my girls earned a stripe towards their belts and I’m very proud of them! Professor Becker and the Becker family are really an awesome crew!! The man inspires my girls and he inspires me about my girls....love it when another adult teacher Inspires and Enhances my children’s lives and Mr. Becker does just that!!
It was the only camp my girls wanted to do this summer too, and I’m so very happy they loved it so much!!
— Jeanine Ebert
I could not a bigger fan of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Our 10-year-old son has been attending classes there for a few years. In addition to developing very good jiu-jitsu and self defense skills, his overall confidence and general fitness has skyrocketed.

I’ve become a big advocate of jiu-jitsu as the martial art of choice for kids (boys and girls). In particular, its the one martial art that doesn’t really focus on aggressive actions like punching and kicking (which seems less than ideal to teach a young kid). Rather, its more about grappling and control, leading to your opponent’s (or a potential bully’s) relatively peaceful “submission” (rather than having to beat him to a pulp :-)

Most importantly, Master Becker is a fantastic influence. While I appreciate what he has taught our son about the sport, I most appreciate the positive and appropriate messages he continually imparts to the kids throughout each the class/sessio. Discipline. Respect. Responsibility. Accountability. He walks the walk, and is a great role model for the kids.

Finally, Matt and Dione running a well-organized operation. While its mostly about our son’s experience, its nice that they make it easy for the parents in terms of schedule flexibility, communication, customer support, etc.

5 stars all around!
— John Belmonte

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
— Bruce Lee