About Gracie Technics
The Gracie Technics team in Beaverton has had an extensive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu background all starting in the little town of Corvallis, Oregon. In 2003, James Wohlmacher and Jonn Nishiguchi began training with friends while attending Oregon State University at the Oregon Pound, which was led by Mike Downing.
Black belt Rylan Lizares, a purple belt at the time was the head instructor and welcomed both James and Jonn to take classes. Anthony Tran, who was a water polo athlete wanted to try martial arts and came across the Oregon Pound Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team. In just a matter of time, they all became "hooked" and never looked back.
Over the course of many years, the "boys" trained and competed together in tournaments across Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. Now they have continued their friendship and are instructing classes together to start a new BJJ team / family with the Choi's Taekwondo in Beaverton and Troutdale.
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Beaverton and Troutdale
We are honored to partner and team up with Choi's Taekwondo Academy. Since Choi's did not offer BJJ classes at their facility, both teams saw a benefit to add classes for new and current students.
Choi's Taekwondo Academy has established itself as a family-friendly martial arts academy and offers numerous classes for kids, teens and adults. If you grew up in the Portland area, they have been around for many years and are recognized as a traditional Taekwondo school. They have proved to the local community that they have a positive, fun and ethical martial arts environment for everyone to enjoy. Many families train together in various classes and are proud to help each student and instructor reach their goals.
Join Our Family
Being a Gracie Technics affiliate and Pedro Sauer affiliate (PSBJJA) allows you to be a part of 80+ schools worldwide. Joining a large association allows you to feel comfortable to train at other schools that will be similar to ours. Choi's Taekwondo Academy also allows you to have access to a clean and professional facility with plenty of parking and mat space.
Our goal is to help you progress with our curriculum and grow together as a family - allowing you to build a strong Jiu-Jitsu foundation based on fundamentals and concepts. You will also find that our students work with each other on a daily basis, helping each other improve on their strengths and weaknesses. We welcome you to join our Jiu-Jitsu classes and look forward to seeing you on the mat.