JD Lopez, Altamonte Springs' Head Instructor

With almost 20 years of martial arts experience, of which the last 10 have been in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, JD has developed a passion for the art of self defense. His Jiu-jitsu training began under Rilion Gracie black belt Rafael Coelho. 

Shortly after the opening of FRBJJ, JD became a student under Fabin Rosa and eventually went on to serve as a full-time instructor in 2014. He is currently training and teaching everyday to continue sharing his passion for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


JD's most recent accomplishments:

  • 2015 IBJJF World silver medalist- purple belt
  • 2016 IBJJF World bronze medalist- brown belt
  • 2017 Promotion to the black belt