WELCOME TO RALPH GRACIE SACRAMENTO

WELCOME TO RALPH GRACIE SACRAMENTO

WELCOME TO RALPH GRACIE SACRAMENTO

WELCOME TO RALPH GRACIE SACRAMENTO

Professor Manny Gonzales, BJJ Instructor Sacramento

Professor Manny Gonzales was born March 31, 1989 in Fallbrook, California. In 2003, at the age of 14 he started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Gracie Barra black belt Ricardo Guimaraes in Temecula, California, instantly falling in love with the sport, he began training as often as possible, competing and doing well on the local circuit. He has over 10 years of experience teaching and training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Manny has had the privilege of training with legends of the sport such as Royler Gracie, Carlos Gracie Jr., Roberto “Gordo” Correia, Braulio Estima and others.  Manny started teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 16, assisting kid's and adult classes as well as continuing his own training. At the age of 17, Manny became a home school student and began to teach and train full time.

In January 2011, wanting to improve his skills in BJJ, Manny took a four month trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Living in Rio gave Manny the opportunity to train up to three times a day under the tutelage of world class instructors such as Roberto “Gordo” Correia, his brother Rafael “Gordinho” Correia, and Rommel Cardozo along with training partners such as Robson Gracie, Raphael Dos Anjos, and Leonardo de Sousa.

In July 2012, after almost nine years of training, Manny was promoted to the rank of black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ricardo Guimaraes.  Upon receiving his black belt, he took a teaching trip to Cairns, Australia for six months to train and teach with some friends he had met in Brazil. Manny continues to teach and train and hone his skills as a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Over the years Manny has competed in over 100 matches in BJJ in over 30 competitions including:

    •    American Nationals (2006 1st place, Lightweight Division)

    •    OTM BJJ Championships (2007 1st place Absolute Division)

    •    Copa Pacifica (2007 2nd place Absolute Division)

    •    Gracie U.S. Nationals (2008 2nd place Absolute Division)

    •    North American BJJ Federation (2007 3rd place Lightweight Division)

    •    North American BJJ Federation (2011 1st place Lightweight Division)

    •    Pan American Championship

    •    BJJ Mundials (World Championship) 

CLASS SCHEDULE

Monday

6 am Adults Gi

12 pm Adults Gi

5 pm Kids Gi (Ages 5-7)

6 pm Juniors Gi (Ages 8-13)

7 pm Adults Gi

Tuesday

6 am Adults No Gi

4 pm Kids Gi (Ages 5-7)

5 pm Juniors Gi (Ages 8-13)

6 pm Women Only (Age 14+)

7 pm Adults No Gi

Wednesday

6 am Adults Gi

12 pm Adults Gi

6 pm Juniors Gi (Ages 8-13)

7 pm Adults Gi

Thursday

6 am Adults Gi

4 pm Kids Gi (Ages 5-7)

5 pm Juniors No Gi (Ages 8-13)

6 pm Women Only (Age 14+)

7 pm Adults No Gi

Friday

6 am Adults Gi

12 pm Adults Gi

6 pm Juniors Gi (Ages 8-13)

7 pm Adults Gi

Saturday

9 am Adults Gi

Instructors

Fernando Cacal

Adult Class Instructor

A United States Military Veteran serving in both the US Army and US Marine Corps. A practitioner of Brazilian Jiujitsu for 10 years and recently received his Blackbelt December 2020. 2015 IBJJF Las Vegas Open Masters Champion and CrossFit Masters Competitor.

Arturo Fernandez

Arturo is a brown belt under Manny Gonzalez. He has been a student of Professor Gonzalez since March of 2017. Prior to that Arturo was introduced to grappling through Judo in his childhood, wrestling in high school, and the Gracie Jujitsu implemented in the United States Army during his service.

Arturo joined the coaching team at Ralph Gracie Sacramento Association in 2021. He brings over a decade of coaching and teaching knowledge having honed his methods through his previous experiences as an Army Team Leader, group fitness instructor, high school wrestling coach, and personal trainer. 

Currently Arturo is pursuing his education in the field of education with aspiration to become a teacher in mathematics. He is also studying Japanese in the hopes of one day furthering his Judo education in Japan.

Katie Dees

Katie is the co-owner and currently a purple belt under Manny Gonzales and has 8 years of grappling experience.

She has competed in various competitions such as Submission Pro Tour, WFC, IBJJF Pans, and Master Worlds.

She also teaches and assists in our kids and women’s programs and has 3 of her own children who all are active in training and competing as well. 

Testimonials

It's great to see Ralph Gracie open up in Sacramento! We need more women in Jiu-Jitsu and this is the only place I know that offers female only classes. My daughters and I really enjoy training here.

SANDY D.

Great training atmosphere. Professor Manny and his staff were welcoming and open handed with their Jiu-Jitsu techniques. Great academy, brand new mats, clean floors and excellent training. Would recommend to Jiu-Jitsu practitioners of all levels and ages.

MICHAEL Y.

This is a great place and the guys are very professional. Manny and his staff are very good at what they do. My husband, son and family love this place. If your looking to find a great place to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or even to enhance your skills Manny will help you get there.

SARA N.

Ralph Gracie Sacramento

4000 Truxel Rd #1
Sacramento, CA 95834

916.692.8814

Mon - Fri, 6am - 8pm
Saturday, 9am - 11am

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