Carlsbad Jiu Jitsu World Championships

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Carlsbad Owner Nick Stefan competes at the 2014 World Championships during his last competition run before having career ending complications with his joints. Nick had severe arthritis in his right hip since 2010 and continued  his run throughout 2010. Nick then decided to focus on building the Best Jiu Jitsu academy in Carlsbad, CA. After working constantly at building the business Nick Stefan decided to make another 2 month run at competing in 3 different weight classes plus open class during his 6 tournament 2 month run. Nick is the only Carlsbad Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy owner with competition experience and World and Pan American titles under his belt. So if you want the expertise of someone who has competed and won at the highest level for over 20 years come check us out at Gracie Carlsbad in a family friendly, fun environment! Check out this match from the 2014 World MAster’s tournament!

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Carlsbad Testimonials

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Carlsbad martial arts academy is know for the Best Jiu Jitsu and family environment in North San Diego County. We have the Largest womens jiu jitsu program, the number one kids competition team. the largest kids self defense program, the highly rated kids Muay Thai program, as well as the friendliest no ego atmosphere out of any Martial Arts Academy in all of North San Diego county. Come check us out for a FREE 30 day trial and ask about our new kids competition team memberships. Gracie Jiu JItsu Carlsbad is the only Academy in North San Diego county with all instructors that have had Live Scan background check…..stay tuned for our day times Kids Classes for home school student!



Childrens jiu jitsu tournament

Kids Jiu Jitsu Tournament in Carlsbad

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Carlsbad  held its 3rd annual Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kids Tournament. These tournaments help kids get ready for the bigger leagues, help with confidence, self esteem, and learning to work hard and be proud of what they can achieve. We use these tournaments to help train our competition team as well. We are the only academy that background checks all our instructors so that you know your child is in good and safe hands.  The kids thrive as they receive guidance and encouragement all throughout the tournament. They receive Medals for first through third and ribbons for all other placements. We are proud to be the only Jiu Jitsu Academy in North San Diego that runs 4 kids tournaments a year to give the children plenty of in house learning for their development in the Art of Gracie Jiu  Jitsu.

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Carlsbad

6108 Avenida Encinas # C

Carlsbad, CA 92011


Nick Stefan Pan Ams 2014 Arm Bar Finish!



Gracie Humaita Carlsbad Jiu Jitsu Team head instructor and owner Nick Stefan competed last weekend after a 4 year layoff. Nick displayed his phenomenal talent, winning first the match by arm bar and losing the second match by advantage points. The second match was poorly scored and Nick should have been awarded the win, but instead suffered a very close loss. Overall the Gracie Jiu Jitsu Carlsbad Team represented well and showed why we are the best brazilian jiu jitsu academy in Carlsbad and the surrounding San Diego area including Encinitas, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, and all of North County San Diego. Come see for yourself and train with the best!

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Carlsbad at NAGA San Diego!

Congratulations from Gracie Jiu Jitsu Carlsbad to our fearless competitors who fought hard Saturday at the San Diego NAGA No Gi & Gi Championship!

Staci Stefan – 1st place no gi
Zach Kalemba – 3rd place gi
Marvin B – participant

Bam – 2nd place no gi
Cash – 2nd place gi
Bub – 3rd place gi
Mick – 3rd place gi
Andrew – 3rd place gi


Staci Stefan and her competitors on the podium


Zac Kalemba and his son Luke


Bam and his fellow competitors on the podium


Bub proudly showing his NAGA Bronze


Bam & Bub with their NAGA swords!

Here is a video of Staci Stefan’s arm bar finish!


Adults BJJ classes at Gracie Carlsbad

Gracie Humaita Jiu Jitsu Carlsbad runs classes for Adults, women, and children in brazilian jiu jitsu, wrestling, judo, ma, boxing, may thai, and fitness. Charles gardner is the manager and one of the head coaches at Gracie Carlsbad. In Charles first tournament as a brown belt he finished his opponent twice, one with armor and other with bow and arrow choke. He had zero points scored against him as well, congrats Charlie on a great job! Come in and try out classes for 30 days free.

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Carlsbad
6108 Avenida Encinas # C
Carlsbad, Ca 92011


Muay Thai Seminar with John Wayne Parr

Faction Martial Arts and Gracie Carlsbad held a great seminar with Muay thai kickboxing champion John Wayne Parr. John showed some of his trade mark stuff and taught some amazing techniques and theory. Come try out Muay Thaii classes in Carlsbad, Ca at the Faction Muay Thai gym and get a FREE trial. Muay Thai will help with self defense, excelling at other sports, fitness, strength, and many other attributes that you want to improve. come give us a try at:

Faction Martial Arts

6108 Avenida Encinas # C

Carlsbad, Ca 92011