3702 East Chapman Ave. Suite E, Orange CA 92869

About Carlson Gracie BJJ Academy

The Carlson Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy in Orange County, was founded in 1994, and run by Franco DeCarmargo, legendary instructor and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Grandmaster Carlson Gracie.  Franco was a pioneer at passing on the highly effective teaching methods and techniques of Grandmaster Carlson to his students at his academy.

Historical Lineage

Being a part of one of the most highly respected Jiu Jitsu associations in the world, Franco was promoted by Carlson to black belt after winning his division at the acclaimed Copa Hunter Jiu-Jitsu Championships held in Rio De Janeiro in December 1998, under Carlson's tutelage. Though Grandmaster Carlson and Professor Franco are no longer with us, they are forever in our hearts and spirits.

Carlson Gracie & Franco De Carmargo

Grandmaster Carlson Gracie and Professor Franco De Carmargo pose together after one of Carlson's legendary seminars at Franco's Carlson Gracie BJJ Academy.

Our Team

Troy Acker

Troy Acker

Head Coach
Mark Pagano

Mark Pagano

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Andy Keller

Andy Keller

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach