Instructors

Instructors

Carlo Melo
2nd Degree Black Belt/Instructor
Current Titles Black Belt - 2014 World Quarter Finalist 2014 Pan Am Quarter Finalist 2013 World Champion 2013 US Nationals Ultra Heavy Champion 2013 US Nationals Absolute Champion 2012 US Nationals Master Ultra Heavy Champion, 2012 Nationals Absolute Silver medalist, 2012 Super Heavy American Cup Champion, 2011 Super Heavy Vegas Open Champion and Silver in Absolute division, 2010 US Open Black Belt Heavy Weight Champion, 2010 Super Heavy Adult division Silver medalist. 2010 Las Vegas Open Bronze medalist Brown Belt- 2009 Mundial (World) Champion, 2009 Pan Champion, US Open XIII Champion, 2008 Mundial Bronze Medalist, 2008 Pan Silver Medalist. He is also 10x US Open Champion, Multiple Pan Am and Mundial Medalist, and a veteran of a local police department. Contact Carlos@GilroyBjj.com
John Magoo Villarruel
1st Degree Black Belt/Instructor
Earned his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from Professor Claudio Franca in November 2013, Black Belt in Kuk Sul Do from Grandmaster Yang and a Black Belt from the American Self Defense Academy under Master Mark Daniels. Also trained Capoeira with Mestre Vaguinho. Current Titles Black Belt- 2014 World Quarter Finalist 2014 Pan Am Quarter Finalist Brown Belt - 2013 Pan Am middle weight Bronze medalist. 2013 San Francisco Open middle weight bronze medalist. 2012 San Francisco Open middle weight-Silver medalist, 2012 American Cup middle weight Champion, 2012 American Cup Absolute division Silver medalist. Contact John@GilroyBjj.com
Morgan Chappell
Brown Belt/Instructor
Morgan has earned his Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Morgan has years of experience in competing and is happy to share is knowledge Brown Belt- 2016 San Jose Open Ultra Heavy Weight Champion Purple Belt- 2015 Pan Am Champion-Gi 2015 All Star Champion - Gi 2015 American Cup Champion-Gi 2015 US Open Champion 2015 IBJJF No Gi World Champion. 2014 Naga Nor Cal Championship Silver medalist. Blue Belt -2013 All Star Super Heavy Champion 2013 Tahoe Open Champion Super Heavy and Open weight division. 2013 US Open Super Heavy Champion
Ed Solis
Brown Belt Instructor/Instructor
Ed has earned his Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Ed has over 30 years of wrestling and competition experience. We are proud to have him at our school sharing his knowledge of take downs and position control. Purple Belt- 2013World Champion-Gi 2013 World Champion -No Gi 2013 American National Champion-Gi 2013 American National Champion -No Gi 2013 Pan Am Champion- No Gi Blue Belt -2010 World Champion, 2011 World Champion and 2012 World Champion (combined 6x Gi and No Gi World Champion), 2x American National Champion and a silver medalist in the ADCC trials.