Adam Dunkel

Head Instructor / Black Belt 1st°

Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > Ralph Gracie > Adam Dunkel

Adam Dunkel started training Jiu-Jitsu in 2005 and is a Ralph Gracie black belt. He started teaching kid’s in 2006, adults in 2008, and has helped to grow and build several gyms in the Bay Area. Adam and Stephanie have two daughters together that both train in the kid’s Jiu-Jitsu programs. Adam aims to build confident and determined kids through the hard work and grit Jiu Jitsu requires to become a black belt.

As a competitor, he was the 5x U.S. Open Champion gold medalist, 2x brown belt, 1x purple belt and 2x blue belt, 2009 adult blue belt IBJJF Pan American Championship gold medalist, Bronze medalist in the 2013 IBJJF Nogi World Championships adult brown belt division. Adam retired from fighting with a record of 2-0 in MMA and 3-0 in Muay Thai Kickboxing. Adam considers himself a student of martial arts and continues to seek knowledge and experience training all over the US. He is an innovative coach and technical genius who enjoys teaching Jiu Jitsu to kids and adults alike. His simple, effective teaching style makes it easy for newcomers to learn the basic moves quickly and easily.

To schedule a one-on-one lesson, semi-private, group lesson, or self-defense seminar you can contact Adam at (925) 470-7754

stephprofile Stephanie Moon

Head Instructor / Black Belt 2nd°

Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Robson Gracie > Cesar Gracie > Stephanie Moon

Stephanie Moon started training Jiu-Jitsu in 1996 and is a Gracie Fighter black belt. Over the years, she has tried out various forms of exercise before making martial arts a cornerstone of her career. She is a great role model for kids, especially girls. She is the head instructor of our 4-6 year old Program.

Stephanie has competed in international competitions, coached a Muay Thai Kickboxing team and provided training for many women’s Jiu Jitsu courses. She brings inspiration and experience to the mat, inspiring you to want to work out regularly and reach your fitness goals. As a dedicated women’s teacher, she is adept at helping single women, married women without kids, mom, and even grandmothers get the most out of Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing classes.

Stephanie retired from fighting with a combined record of 20-4. This includes boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and MMA. She continues to compete in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and placed third in the 2018 IBJJF Masters World Championship black belt division.

Stephanie regularly teaches womens only self-defense courses all over the Bay Area and enjoys empowering women through Jiu-Jitsu. To schedule a one-on-one lesson, semi-private, group lesson, or self-defense seminar you can contact Stephanie at (925) 956-9508