Empowering Professionals & Families With The Ultimate Self-Defense

Kama Jiu-Jitsu (formerly known as Rickson Gracie Laguna Niguel, CA) was Master Rickson Gracie’s longest-surviving Gracie Jiu-Jitsu academy before it was renamed and established as Professor David Kama’s Kama Jiu-Jitsu Academy in 2012.


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What Our Clients Say About Us

Below you will find just a few of the amazing testimonials we have from our clients here at Kama Jiu-Jitsu.

“David is a Awesome instructor and good friend for 20 plus years! He was a great help in my development of Jiu-Jitsu and a roll model for me as a beginner!”

Brad Hatcher

Meet Our Instructors

Master - 6th Degree Black Belt

David Kama

Dave Kama has been a student of Jiu Jitsu since the mid 1980s. He was fortunate enough to begin his journey learning in the “Gracie Garage” in Torrance, CA

Professor - 4th Degree Black Belt

Fernando Costa

Professor Fernando Costa has been training as a dedicated student under the Gracie system since 1991. He received his black belt in 2008, and now is a 2nd degree black belt under David Kama / Rickson Gracie Jiu Jitsu.

Professor - 3rd Degree Black Belt

Ryan Young

Professor Ryan began his journey under Master Rickson’s older brother, Grand Master Relson Gracie in 1989. Upon moving to California in 1992, he began training at The Gracie Academy in Torrance, where he met Dave Kama. 

Professor - Black Belt

Zack Womack

Oklahoma born and raised, Prof Zack makes his living as a Division I NCAA Football Sports and Conditioning Coach. Given the stresses as a young college football coach, Zack took up Gracie Jiu-Jitsu as a hobby while coaching at UNC Chapel Hill where he earned his blue belt. ...

Professor - Black Belt

Greg Hayashi

Started Kodokan judo in elementary school in Japan.  Became a member of the junior high school Judo team, continuing into high school and received Judo Black belt at 16yrs old....

Professor - Black Belt

Mike Saito

A construction contractor and avid fisherman, Mike began his training in Jiu-Jitsu at age 37 in August ‘09 at Prof Trevor Burnell’s Progressive Jiu-Jitsu in Vancouver, WA to better connect with his 10yr old son Caleb.....

Professor - Black Belt

Ken DaSilva

After moving to Texas in 2014, Ken started training under Professor Ryan Young after watching how and what Ryan taught his then 7-yr-old son.  Professor Ken is the primary instructor for our Austin campus, having opened Kama Jiu-Jitsu Austin in November of 2019.

Professor - Black Belt

David Le

Needing to lose weight, David returned to his interest in martial arts classes, specifically Kung Fu. Somehow, he came across the Kama Jiu Jitsu website and decided to pay them a visit as his favorite MMA fighter, BJ Penn, specialized in Jiu Jitsu. After meeting with Professor Ryan, David joined Kama Jiu Jitsu in 2014 without a trial class and never looked back....


Whether you are just getting started, or have been doing this for years, Kama Jiu-Jitsu has something for everyone (Adults, Kids & Teens), and can help you take your self-defense & fitness to a new level.

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