Head Instructor

Tom is a retired police officer and bjj black belt. During his years on the force, Tom led the law enforcement self-defense program.

As a husband, father and police officer, his original intention was to expand his knowledge and skills that would enable him to function as a more effective police officer. Through his training experience, Tom received much more than he originally expected in the way of friendships, the camaraderie, and helping empower all those that he came in contact with.

Head Instructor

Steve Walker has studied various martial arts for over 20 years including Jeet Kune Do & Ninjutsu. He began his studies with the Gracie Family approximately 4 years ago and fell in love with the art, as well as the teaching methodologies of the Gracie Family. As a result, Steve was inspired to become a Certified Instructor through the official Gracie Jiu-Jitsu University in Torrance, California in 2015.

When Steve is not training or teaching Jiu-Jitsu he enjoys surfing, playing music, building things and most importantly, spending time with his family; wife Davina and son Rio!


Adon began his martial arts journey 8 years ago with the goal of becoming more assertive in his personal life. He quickly fell in love with the deep-rooted aspects of discipline and self-development and began to explore different training modalities. Adon immersed himself in Wingchun Kungfu, Ninjutsu, Escrima, Silat, Jeet Kune Do, and Muay Thai before finding his home in Jiu Jitsu in 2014. As of January of 2017, he proudly became a certified Gracie Jiu Jitsu instructor.

When he is not training Jiu Jitsu, Adon enjoys creating music & art, cooking, gardening, and salsa dancing with his sweetie.


Shell McNeal has been a Certified Gracie Jiu Jitsu Instructor since January 2017. She loves the art of Gracie Jiu Jitsu because it allows a smaller and less aggressive person to defeat or escape from a larger, stronger attacker. As an assistant instructor, she has been amazed at the changes she sees in her students; from children who have been bullied, to sexual assault survivors. She is honored to help people find confidence which allows them to defend their personal and physical boundaries using a realistic, non-striking, leverage-based self-defense system.

Shell has inspired her entire family; husband Craig, and her children Skye and Will to train at Gracie Jiu Jitsu. When they are off the mat they are likely running, painting, baking or sitting on the beach.


Most martial arts schools limit you to only one free trial class. We offer new students a 10-day risk-free trial that includes a free uniform and unlimited access to all of our beginner group classes. We’re confident that the class structure, the camaraderie, and high quality instruction will convince you to let us guide you on your path to jiu-jitsu mastery. If it’s not exactly what you are looking for, we will never charge you a penny (the only requirement is that you return the free uniform that we provided to you).

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Attending Class During Covid-19 Restrictions

Following the state's recommendation to limit close physical contact to reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are implementing special guidelines for attending in-person classes.

All classes are also being offered via Zoom for those who prefer to continue solo training at home. 

Click here to read our safety guidelines and new rules for in-person classes.

New Students

We are currently accepting new students for free 10-day trials. Please use the schedule below and select a class under the New Students heading. You must register below to attend class in-person.

Current Students

All current students must register below to attend class in-person. You must register for each class you plan on attending. Choose your class under the Current Students heading in the scheduler below.

*New students and current students: If you schedule a class and are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation via the confirmation email you receive after registering so someone else may utilize the spot. Thanks!