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PETER BIANCHI | Head Instructor

Peter Bianchi is a first degree black belt under IBJJF World Champion, Gabriel Arges. Professor Peter has built an incredible career teaching and inspiring the youth for over a decade.


Initially, at the well known Gracie Barra Northridge founded by IBJJF Hall of Fame Romulo Barral, Professor Peter led hundreds of kids between the ages of 3 and 17 years old.


Afterwards, at Gracie Barra Thousand Oaks, Professor Peter built an incredible kids program, which reached hundreds of kids and families in Ventura County, empowering both hobbyists and competitors alike.


Professor Peter has led kids from white belt to IBJJF American National and Pan American championship medalist, amongst many other notable titles.


Besides his vast experience guiding kids, Professor Peter is an exceptional adults instructor, with a keen attention to detail and precise technique.


GABRIEL ARGES | Instructor

Gabriel Arges is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Romulo Barral and Felipe “Preguiça”, who also trained extensively with Marcelo “Uirapuru”, competing for the Gracie Barra Academy. Arges made a name for himself in the lower belt divisions of the sport, particularly during his purple and brown belt campaigns (2013-2015) where he conquered important titles such as IBJJF World Champion (Gi/No-Gi), European Open Champion, as well as Pan America and American National Champion. He is a 2x IBJJF black belt world champion in the gi


Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie (Sr) > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > Vinícius Magalhães > Rômulo Barral > Gabriel Arges


Main Achievements:


  • 3x IBJJF World Champion (2019/2017/2016)

  • UAEJJF King of the Mats Grand Prix Champion (2019)

  • ACB 4 Grand Prix Champion (2017)

  • 2x UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion (2017/2016)

  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Abu Dhabi Champion (2017)

  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Los Angeles Champion (2016)

  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Tokyo Champion (2016)

  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2016)


Main Achievements (Colored Belts):


  • IBJJF World Champion (2014 purple)

  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2015 brown, 2013 purple)

  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion (2015 brown, 2014 purple)

  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2014 purple)

  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2014 purple)

  • IBJJF American National Champion (2015 brown)

  • IBJJF American National No-Gi Champion (2015** brown)

  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2015** brown)

  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2014 brown)

  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2015 brown, 2013 purple


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