Cobrinha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Fitness in Los Angeles, California, offers instruction in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Grappling and programs in Fitness for adults and children. Our facility is over 2,000 square feet of mat space includes changing rooms with both male and female shower facilities as well as towel service, for those who want to train and get back to work.
Head Instructor Rubens Charles Maciel, aka “Cobrinha” and sometimes referred to as Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles, is considered the best featherweight in the decade and to be among the best pound for pound jiu-jitsu competitors in the world. Cobrinha is a 1st degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Fernando “Terere” Augusto and a member of Alliance Jiu-Jitsu. Cobrinha has won a total of six world championship titles in Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a black belt in the featherweight (or lightweight) category. He started training BJJ in 2000, received his black belt in 2005, and has since won nearly every World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in which he has competed – a total of eight. He is known for his attacking style of jiu-jitsu and, in particular, for his guard. His guard was voted the best Guard of the Decade by fellow World Champions in Gracie Magazine.