About Me

David Figueroa-Martinez

Gracie Humaita Black Belt Student and Instructor

I’m a Jiu-Jitsu blogger/author, student, and instructor training out of Gracie Humaita San Diego under Professor Regis Lebre.

After turning thirty in 2011, I decided to make some changes. I debated if I wanted to try my hand at boxing or some other form of martial arts. After searching what was available I found out that the college I worked for actually had Jiu-Jitsu as a Rec Class for students and staff. I knew what Jiu-Jitsu was from from watching the UFC, so I gave it a try. After a year or so of the Rec Classes, I decided to find a formal Jiu-Jitsu academy to further my studies.

After joining The Roy Harris Academy, currently known as Rebellion Academy, I received my Blue Belt under Jeff Baldwin. Ultimately, I made a change and joined Gracie Humaita San Diego. Under Professor Regis Lebre I’ve earned my Purple, Brown, and Black Belts.

I’ve blogged for most of my journey, competed, and taught both adults and kids classes.

Additional Hobbies
  • Author
  • Gamer
  • Jiu-Jitsu Instructor
  • Blogger
  • 2011 Started Jiu-Jitsu

    UC San Diego Rec

  • 2012 Received My Blue Belt by Professor Jeff Baldwin

    Roy Harris/Rebellion Academy

  • 2015 Promoted to Purple Belt From Professor Regis Lebre

    Gracie Humaita San Diego

  • 2019 Received My Brown Belt From Professor Regis Lebre

    Gracie Humaita San Diego

  • 2021 Awarded the rank of Black Belt by Professor Regis Lebrea

    Gracie Humaita San Diego

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