Brian Morizi was born and raised in San Diego, California. Brian began training jiu jitsu at 17 years old after a friend recommended it to him. He began teaching shortly after receiving his blue belt and now has many years of experience teaching both adults and kids classes. Brian is also an avid competitor who has reached the podium in nearly every major competition. Some of his most notable achievements include IBJJF No-Gi world champion, multiple time IBJJF American National champion Gi and No-Gi, and runner-up in the world professional jiu jitsu championship in Abu Dhabi.