About Us 99 Jiu-Jitsu HQ
At 99 Jiu-Jitsu HQ, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t just a hobby – it’s a way of life. Our school constantly strives to be the best, with hands-on instruction from highly-experienced instructors, a modern training space, and a commitment to the individual improvement of each and every student. We uphold an encouraging and uplifting environment, and above all else, want to see you succeed. If you join 99 HQ, you’ll not only grow as an athlete, but you’ll grow tremendously as a person.Contact Us
Here at 99 Jiu-Jitsu HQ, our staff is the secret to our student success. Each instructor has a rich background in the Jiu-Jitsu industry and is eager to train the next generation of martial artists. Meet the team below!
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At 99 Jiu-Jitsu HQ, we believe there’s no limit to the benefits that martial arts can bring to your mind, body, and spirit. And even better: we believe you can have a lot of fun doing it! We love watching our students feel challenged, inspired, and ultimately thrive from the BJJ lessons they’ve learned. Our Jiu-Jitsu classes are rooted in structure and safety without being overly strict or intimidating. We offer a friendly and welcoming environment for BJJ training that empowers students and fills them with self-confidence they never had before. Everyone who takes classes at 99 Jiu-Jitsu HQ will learn valuable grappling techniques AND valuable social and life skills that will last forever.
We’re extremely proud to bring our Jiu-Jitsu heritage, history and expertise to San Diego!
99 Jiu-Jitsu was originally founded in Brazil in 2006 by Eduardo Telles Moreira. A BJJ black belt under Fabio Gurgel, Moreira earned a reputation for being one of the most creative grapplers on the planet. Although rooted in Brazil, Moreira frequently traveled to the United States for Jiu-Jitsu competitions and to study English. Finally, he was compelled to move to the US after one of his students relocated to California. Moreira followed, and ended up establishing 99 Jiu-Jitsu HQ in San Diego in 2012. Since then, the 99 Jiu-Jitsu empire has grown to include affiliates all around the globe, with schools in the United Kingdom, Brazil, Japan, Canada and Hong Kong. Moreira has remained at the headquarters in California, serving as owner and head instructor. An extremely talented and experienced staff supports his efforts, including Leandro Lourenço, Francis Keller, Garry Rasse, and Eduardo’s son Jason Moreira.
What People Are Saying...
Every time we have the opportunity to visit San Diego our first and last stop is 99HQ. We had the opportunity of learning from Prof. Telles, Sergio, and Paulo on this visit. We also had so many high level rolls it was amazing, humbling and exhausting. If you're interested in learning Jiu-Jitsu or you're an advanced competitor I highly recommend training here or at least visiting. Thanks Prof. Telles you're the best!
This is truly a wonderful, and special place. Everybody is so welcoming, caring, and respectful. The gym is well equipped, clean, and spacious. The coaches are highly respected, and a simple Google search for their names will easily confirm what I am saying. Master Eduardo Telles, and Master Sergio Rios are very accomplished in BJJ, and MMA. They are so humble, caring, and attentive to all their students. I have the highest respect for all the coaches here. I am blessed, and lucky to train at this gym.
I love this place! I've trained at a few gyms around San Diego. They are all top notch, but none of them felt like this! I was intimidated to try BJJ as I had never grappled before in my life. But, Telles welcomed me into his gym with open arms and his team treated me with respect and kindness. I can't say enough about the training, the people, and the vibe here. Telles is a legend, a fantastic teacher, and on top of that, he genuinely cares about his students! 99 is 100% awesome!
Absolutely awesome Instructors to learn from, and members to train with. Amazingly positive atmosphere to help with the learning process of continuously building on fundamentals. OSS!
I love training here! I moved to San Diego for Jiu-Jitsu and this is my absolute favorite gym in the area. The vibe is amazing and there are so many great training partners for all kinds of people. Telles is a legend and it's an awesome experience to be able to train with him every day!
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