About
Brazillian Jiu Jitsu has a rich history that dates back to 1925.  Founded by Carlos    and Helio    Gracie, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport and self-defense system that focuses on grappling with a major spotlight on ground fighting.
BJJ philosophy is  that a smaller, weaker person can truly defend themselves against a much larger, stronger attacker by using properly taught techniques. 

                                  Tommy Montoya​
                                           Owner Instructor


Professor  Thomas Lee Montoya 
is a Gracie Jiu Jitsu Blackbelt with over 25 yrs of Martial Arts experience.


Tommy Montoya is a black belt and is from Dallas,Tx. He studied Criminal Justice at Kentucky State University which helped him further his passion for Self Defense and Urban Tactical.Within this time he has dedicated his career to both areas.

Tommy  has aquired many titles and championships,as well as guided many others to their own championship victories.
He has trained with Master Gracies throughout U.S and Brasil and recieved his blackbelt in December 2016 .


Currently Tommy resides in Corpus Christi, Tx where he owns his academy and is a Clark Gracie representaive with the Clark Gracie Team U.S.A.


Accomplishments:


* Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
* Criminal Justice
* Karate 4 Degree BlackBelt
* Judo
* Greco -Roman Wrestling
* MMA Fighter
* Tactical Defense for

Law  Enforcement/ Military.


Competition Experience:


​~IBJJF AUSTIN,TX Blackbelt Champion 
~IBJJF SAN ANTONIO,TX  Blackbelt Champion
~ IBJJF Houston,TX  Blackbelt Champion
~ IBJJF Texas State Blackbelt Champion
~ IBJJF Master World Silver Medalist
~ TAAF Judo Texas State Champion
~ NAGA World Champion
~ MMA Cage Experience





















                         Rob DeSantos
                           Blackbelt Instructor


Professor  Rob Desantos is 1 Degree Gracie Jiu Jitsu  Blackbelt with 15 yrs  of experience.

Professor  Desantos specialty is teaching technical ; step by step Jiu Jitsu.

In this environment whether you are a white -belt  who is just beginning or a brown-belt who loves to compete, this teaching style is sure to impact your Jiu Jitsu development with lasting results.





















American Performance

American Performance

We offer a variety of programs,
Individualized and our popular morning group fitness session's.
Please come join the best fitness program tailored by A&M leading fitness system guarnteed results and low impact benefits.

I do offer beginner program:) 

Education Back to Fitness

My name is Teddy Rodriguez Arellano III. In the summer of 2016, I graduated college from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology Emphasis in Exercise Science.

Contact me directly:
​www.americanperformane.org
CLIFF CLAYPOOL
Blackbelt Instructor

Professor Cliff hails from San Diego Ca.

He is long time competitor and NOGI specialised. Representing Sub Fighter Brazilian Top Team and holds the Rank of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blackbelt.


Coaching the Marine Corps sport team to 4 pankration national championships and two FIFA national championships in 2007,Cliff was selected to be the head coach of the national Pankration Team at the world championships in Greece.

Coaching 100's of MMA bouts with a good record we are excited to enhance our No GI experience with wrestling,catch wrestling, BJJ NoGI and Self Defense. 
​ Clark Gracie
 National Instructor 

In 2010 Clark Gracie was awarded his black belt under his father Grand Master Carley Gracie.  Now he finds himself on top of podiums at worldwide events against some of the best competitors in the world.  .
Being the grandson of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu founder Carlos Gracie, Clark has had a large legacy to live up to. He does it with grace, fluidity and apparent ease. Over the course of his career he has used the skills taught to him by his family to develop a style all his own. This same style is setting the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world on fire. Under the tutelage of his father Carley Gracie, and his coach Rodrigo Medeiros, Clark has become the most active competing member of the Gracie family.
The majority of the year you will find Clark teaching at his San Diego academies, but also enjoys to travel abroad, mostly for tournaments and seminars, but also to taste the flavors of jiu-jitsu worldwide. With quite a nomadic childhood, this should not surprise anyone. His love of travel stems from growing up between San Francisco and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As much as Clark enjoys the sights abroad he is always happy to return to his Southern California home in San Diego, California. It is here that Clark teaches and practices the family values passed down to him from preceding generations.

Competitions:

​2019 NO GI WORLD CHAMPION

2016 Berkut Pro vs Magid Hage – Win

2015 3rd place Masters Worlds 

US National Pro Jiu-jitsu Championship
1st place Division
2nd place Absolute

Metamoris match vs Roberto “Satoshi” Souza – Draw

2014 1st Place Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo

Metamoris match vs Rafael Mendes
Draw

Five Grappling Texas Championship
1st place

2013 Winner at Copa Podio Desafia das Cidades Superfight vs Diego Borges

3rd place Abu Dhabi World Pro tournament San Diego


1st Place Pan American Championship

2012 GSPN Jiu-Jitsu Superfight Champion

3rd place European jiu jitsu championship


3rd place Arizona international open – absolute division


2nd place world pro Abu Dhabi trials tournament


3rd place at Pan American tournament


2nd place New York Open Jiu-Jitsu Championships


ADCC Israel Tournament Superfight Champion


2nd place British Open Jiu-Jitsu Competition


2nd Place Invad Tahiti No Gi Invitational Pro Tournament


3rd Place European No Gi Championship


2nd Place World No Gi Championship

2011 3rd Place World Championship Jiu-Jitsu

1st Place Samurai Jiu-Jitsu Pro


3rd Place Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship


3rd Place Abu Dhabi Trials


2nd Place Chicago Open

2010
1st Place American Nationals

1st Place New York Open


2nd Place Pan American Championship


1st Place World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup – Abu Dhabi Trials

2009
1st Place World No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championships

1st Place US National No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championships


1st Place Grapplers Quest

2007

2nd Place No-Gi Worlds

2nd Place American Nationals


1st Place Fabio Santos Open

2006

1st Place California Classic International

1st Place Arizona State Grappling Challenge


1st Place American Nationals


Pan American Medalist in April

2005
1st Place American Nationals

1st Place Champion in the San Diego Open


1st Place South Bay Jiu-Jitsu Tournament

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