About 2017-11-09T22:55:04+00:00
Meraki is a word that modern Greeks often use to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put “something of yourself” into what you’re doing, whatever it may be. We have taken this mantra to heart in developing the Meraki BJJ experience.


Excel in your goals and be welcomed by a supportive community.

  • Hands-on attention from world class professors and instructors

  • Classes for all skill levels – adults & kids

  • Healthy & safe environment

  • Private lessons available

BJJ Los Angeles
  • 1800 sq ft of raised, uninterrupted mat space

  • Top of the line FUJI Mats that are thoroughly cleaned daily

  • Light and airy space with high ceilings

  • Changing Rooms with spa like showers

new instructors will be announced shortly

Kenny Florian BJJ Meraki

Professor Kenny Florian

Kenny is an accomplished 3rd degree BJJ black belt under Roberto Maia of Boston Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Gracie-Barra Boston).

He is the only UFC fighter to compete in four divisions (Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight and Middleweight). He fought for three UFC titles in two weight classes.

Today, Kenny is a co-host for UFC Tonight on Fox Sports 1, which airs every Wednesday night. Kenny is also co-host of UFC Now, which is available thru UFC Fight Pass.

Kenny’s interpretation of jiu-jitsu uses such philosophy and the correlation between our lives and our time on the mats: “Training reveals a human’s nature in that particular point in time. You can stay in that place or evolve from that place, he says.”

Every week, Kenny can be heard on the Anik and Florian podcast.

Jason Hunt

Professor Jason Hunt

The influence of Jason adds both style and a judo curriculum. His background came as a judo student as a kid, which later transitioned him to jiu-jitsu. He moved from Texas to Los Angeles to attend Vidal Sassoon Academy where he learned how to cut hair, but eventually became the creative director after years of training. 

Around 2008 as a brown belt he left his hair-cutting roots and focused solely on jiu-jitsu, traveling to Brazil and learning from Ramon Lemos and others. He received his black belt jointly from Gilbert Burns and Romulo Barral in 2011.

“I had the opportunity of training with a team that has produced some of the best competitors on the planet. Training with Ramon Lemos and all the great practitioners and competitors from that team made me a part of who I am,” Jason said. “I still value that training experience so much. It helped me develop tremendously as a practitioner, competitor and now as a coach.” 

– Black Belt Judo under Justin Flores
– National Judo Champion
– 3rd place World Jiu-Jitsu Pro
– 3rd place Pan-American Championships
– 3rd place Abu Dhabi World Pro Trials
– Coach to world champions, Edwin Najmi & Gabriel Arges

Ugo Legrand

Ugo Legrand was an Olympic bronze medalist at the 2012 Olympics in London. He won silver at the 2013 World Championships in Rio and bronze in 2011. Ugo won the World Junior title in 2008 in Bangkok and three European Junior medals. He was a 2012 European Champion in Chelyabinsk.