Brandon Magaña

Brandon Magaña is a combat veteran with honorable service in the Force Reconnaissance community within the Marine Corps from 1998-2006. Since his exit of service, Brandon has worked as a civilian contractor for the US Navy, teaching defensive tactics and combat skills to specialized units. He has logged thousands of instructor hours, and is honored to support the mission of our troops and country by teaching the fighting arts to increase their combat skill-set. Brandon started his formal martial arts training with Charlie Kohler at the San Diego Fight Club in 2004, and has spent the last 15+ years dedicated to teaching, training, and competing in martial arts, and currently holds the rank of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Rodrigo Medeiros (Carlson Gracie). He has been responsible for the planning, building, and operations of several successful martial arts academies over the last decade. Brandon and his son are active members of the Baypark/Bayho/Clairemont community where they have lived and operated a martial arts business. His son currently attends Bay Park Elementary and is active in the Tecolote Youth Baseball League.

Notable Tournaments/Fights

  • MMA Fights for Strikeforce, M-1 Global, King of the Cage, Raze MMA, Total Combat, (6-2) record
  • 2012 Nogi Worlds Brown Belt Masters Middle-Weight Champion
  • 2012 Nogi Worlds Brown Belt Masters Absolute 3rd place
  • 2012 Jiu Jitsu Masters World Champion
  • 2012 Abu Dhabi Pro Trials 1st Place Brown Belt Masters
  • 2011 Nogi Worlds Brown Belt Masters Middle-Weight Champion
  • 2011 Nogi Worlds Brown Belt Masters Absolute Champion
  • 2011 Las Vegas International-3rd place
  • 2011 Grapplers Quest West Coast - Brown Belt-1st place
  • 2011 Samurai Pro Brown Belt- 2nd place
  • 2011 Best of the West Nogi- advanced masters-1st place
  • 2011 Chicago Open-Brown Belt-2nd place
  • 2011 Chicago Open-Brown Belt Absolute-2nd place
  • 2009 Grapplers Quest - Purple belt-1st place
  • 2007 Grapplers Quest- Blue belt-1st place

Seymour Lewis II

Seymour Lewis II is originally from Columbia, South Carolina. He started his Jiu-Jitsu journey in Atlanta, GA back in 2011, as a way to stay in shape after college. This quickly blossomed into a full-blown passion, and within two years he moved across the country to further pursue his Jiu-Jitsu training in Southern California. He currently holds the rank of Brown Belt, and is actively competing in a multitude of tournaments with a high level of success.

His love BJJ serves as a constant reminder that with hard work and focus, you can do anything you put your mind to! Jiu-jitsu has helped Seymour with everything from watching his diet, to getting quality sleep, and meditation. He can't wait to share this wonderful martial art that has given him so much!

Notable Tournaments/Fights

  • IBJFF Master World Champion
  • 2x SJJIF World Champion
  • Jiu Jitsu World League World Champion
  • IBJJF DC Open Champion
  • *IBJJF Certified Referee