Marvin Lee is the head instructor at LBJJ. He is a Black belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and has passionately practiced for over 10 years. During the years he has developed effective ways to compete, train safe, and stay fit.

” I understand how effective ground fighting is in a combative situation, and through practicing these grappling skills you can achieve a calm fighting awareness. I also believe Jiu Jitsu is more than a fighting art, like any form of art, it holds the power to self-discovery, mental/body development, and the rewards of hard work. ”

” There are many benefits to Jiu Jitsu such as self defense, a fun way to get fit, and most importantly the social support shared by the experience. This is why I believe Jiu Jitsu will be a great fit for Long Beach. ”

-Marvin Lee


-Bart Palermo
Brown Belt

Bart Palermo is a brown belt. Bart also finds parallels between Jiu Jitsu and his former training becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL. “The blood, sweat and tears it takes to make it through training takes commitment and fortitude. Whether your goal is to get in shape, learn a discipline, learn self-defense or be a competitor, Jiu Jitsu is a life altering experience.”

Bart lives in Island park with his wife and son. He enjoys spending quality time family and friends, training Jiu Jitsu and practicing Bikram yoga.

-Dan Moran
Purple Belt
-Kids instructor

-Brian Olson
Purple belt
-Beginner Instructor

-Adi Zimmerman
Purple belt
-Beginner Instructor

Owen P.
Brown Belt

Eric D.
Brown Belt under Soca

Niles Serrano
Purple Belt

-Surfton Zeilman
Purple belt
-Fundamentals instructor