I’ve been training here since they’ve opened and glad I did! Jake and Kris are exceptionally skilled on the mats and both have their own style. Everyone is friendly, supportive and push each other to get better. My wife trains here also, and their kids program looks amazing as well. Fun for the whole family!
“The rule is to train, train and train some more. Train until the lamb becomes the lion”
“To be champion all you have to do is train. But first, one must be a good person. Be a friend at the academy, learn to help. To be good at Jiu-Jitsu it’s all about believing and training, there isn’t that much else you can do.”
Professor Jake Mapes is a 3rd Degree Black Belt under Rickson Gracie’s lineage. He received his Black Belt in 2009 from Luis Heredia, who is under the legendary Rickson Gracie.
Jake is a former professional baseball player for the San Francisco Giants organization. He transitioned into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which led to a successful professional career in mixed martial arts where he sported a perfect 8-0 record (with only one of those bouts making it to a decision).
After making the decision to retire from fighting, Jake turned his passion for BJJ into a career, training many well-known professional fighters as well as teaching unarmed combative skills to the United States Navy .