Our Roots

Brazilian Top Team of Long Beach offers you world-class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction with a proven record of Competition, Lineage, and Tradition. High quality training partners, true team atmosphere and the legendary lineage and tradition from Brazil continues here in Long Beach, CA.

Brazilian Top Team was established in April of 2000 by members of the Carlson Gracie team including our current leader, former UFC middleweight champion and Pride FC veteran, Murilo Bustamante. The Long Beach academy established in 2002 followed by several other Brazilian Top Team locations around the world; one team with many branches.

From the serious competitor to the recreational student, start your journey and find out what Jiu-Jitsu at BTT can do for you!


Mitsuyo Maeda

Pioneered judo in Brazil in the early 20th century. Often referred to as “the father of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu” and “the toughest man who ever lived.”


Carlos Gracie

The first Gracie to study judo under Maeda. Founded Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu alongside his brothers in 1925. 10th degree Red Belt.

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Carlson Gracie

9th degree Red Belt and eldest son of Carlos Gracie. Undefeated Vale Tudo fighter and reigning world champ for over 20 years.


Our Team


Murilo Bustamante

7th Degree Coral Belt under Carlson Gracie and Co-Founder of Brazilian Top Team. The former UFC Middleweight champion and CBJJ world champion now teaches Brazilian jiu-jitsu and MMA in seminars around the world.


Marcelo Perdomo

4th Degree Black Belt under Murilo Bustamante and Head of Brazilian Top Team Long Beach.


 Our Family

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2680 Dawson Ave

Long Beach, CA 90755


(562) 331-0138