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Professor Jason Youseph is the Owner at Carlson Gracie Irvine. He is a 2nd degree Brazilian Jiu Jistu Black Belt under the legendary Master Allan Goes from the world famous Calrson Gracie Team. Jason has been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since 2005.

Jason Youseph is a highly decorated active competitor is the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu scene and has multiple world class accomplishments including a very prestigious Pan Am gold medal and various super-fight wins to his credit along with an impressive MMA record as well.

His primary mission is to help everyone that comes to our school reach their martial arts goals whether it is learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Irvine CA for self-defense, and\or instilling the skills and mental capability to be a World Champion BJJ practitioner and everything else in between. 

We are also proud of the fact that Jason Youseph is the 3rd documented Assyrian ancestry Brazilian Jiu JItsu Black Belt.

*IBJJF American Nationals No-Gi (2023)

*IBJJF Pan American Champion (2015)

*IBJJF American Nationals No-Gi 1st (2018) (2017)

*IBJJF No-Gi World Championship 3rd (2019)

* 10x Fight To Win Pro Vetran

* 8x Submission Hunter Pro Vetran

*IBJJF San Jose Open No-Gi 1st (2019)

*IBJJF San Diego Open GI 1st (2018)

*IBJJF Long Beach Open 3rd Place (2016)

*Jiu Jitsu World League #1 Ranked Black Belt (2016) season

*Jiu Jitsu World League World Champion 1st place (2016)

*JIu JItsu World League OC 1st place (2016)

*Abu Dahbi National Pro 3rd place (2016) 

*IBJJF American Nationals 2nd place (2016)

*IBJJF Irvine Open Champion (2015)

*IBJJF Las Vegas Open 2nd place(2015)

*IBJJF Las Vegas Open Champion (2015)

*IBJJF American Nationals 3rd place (2014)

*IBJJF Long Beach Open 2nd place (2014)

*IBJJF San Francisco Open 3rd place (2013)

*IBJJF Las Vegas Open 3rd place (2013)

*IBJJF Las Vegas Open 2nd place (2013)

*Abu Dahbi Trials 3rd place (2014)

*SJJIF Worlds Champion (2015) (2016)(2017) (2018)

*8x NABJJF Champion (2013) (2014) (2015)

*IBJJF Las Vegas Champion (2015)

*IBJJF Las Vegas Open 3rd place (2015)

Professor ErnestoAn IT Professional by day, Roco is the assistant Program Director/Instructor at Carlson Gracie Irvine.  Ernesto Roco was also awarded his Brazilian Jiu Jistu Black Belt at the same day with Jason Youseph under the legendary master Allan Goes from the world famous Calrson Gracie Team. Ernesto has been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since 2007.

Ernesto Roco started his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu journey under the world renowned Jean Jacques Machado where he received his rank of Purple Belt with 5 stripes. After relocating to Orange County, CA he then found Master Allan Goes where he was awarded his Brown and Black Belt. 

Ernesto started training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to learn self-defense and to improve his physical fitness. Ernesto is best known for his race car driving skills, he used to be a national level race car driver and national champion. 

He also is very familiar with the competition Scene competing at Pan Am and other IBJJF events. 

Ernesto is excited to help spread his technical knowledge of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and share its history with the world. He is looking forward to working with our Adult and Youth Programs.

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