Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is the most complete self defense martial art. You can practice 100% with your partner without getting hurt. Practicing BJJ can be for the sport, competition, or just for workout, which is amazing. BJJ helps you relax from stress, as one must focus on one’s technique like a chess player focuses on the next move.
Alberto Alvarez is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Diogo Gomes and has been studying martial arts since 2005. As a police officer, Alvarez knows firsthand that BJJ is effective in real life situations credits BJJ as giving him confidence in difficult times.
Albertoâ€™s approach is simple, anyone can learn BJJ and become an accomplished individual, in the dojo and everyday life.
Adil Naghiyev was born in Baku, Azerbaijan. He started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Diogo Gomes in 2008. After a year of arduous training, he received his blue belt. Naghiyev, now a purple belt is a coach for the Jiu-Jitsu kids class and Jiu-Jitsu kids summer camp, Adil has been instructing for over four years.
A dedicated athlete, Adilâ€™s work ethic is better described by the man himself:
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not just work for me, but also a lifestyle. It brings discipline and structure to my existence.
Head instructor and founder of RCT, Â Diogo Gomes is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Fabio “Patela” Prado and has been training since he was 15 years of age. Diogo’s guidance and coaching has helped his students to obtain first place victories in the US Open, Pan Ams, Bay Area Jiu-Jitsu Classic, Jiu-Jitsu by the Sea, and America Cup. He is dedicated to the progress, safety, and improvement of everyone on his team and always welcomes new students.
Juan Elias is a blue belt under Diogo Gomes, who started BJJ in 2012. Juan is an active competitor in the Bay Area tournament circuit with a goal to become a world champion. Elias has competed and medaled in numerous tournaments including JiuJitsu by the Bay, First Torque Tournament Cup, KO Finisher