JD Lopez, Altamonte Springs' Head Instructor

With almost 20 years of martial arts experience, including 10 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



Private Lessons: 1-on-1

Do you find the demands of daily life soak up your time until its difficult to make it to class? Is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu something you want to try but there is a scheduling conflict?...


Private Lessons: Small group

Do you and a friend or family member want to learn self-defense together? Is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu something you want to try but you have a busy schedule?...


Private Lessons: Executive Package

Do you want to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but cannot visit the academy? If so, consider the executive package....