1717 Old Tustin Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705 714.925.9393714.925.9393

Professor Ramses Patino,

Professor Ramses Patino


Chief Instructor Ramses
BJJ Rank: Black Belt, 1st Degree

What BJJ Means for me?
BJJ has changed different aspects of my life and it has made me a healthier and happier person. I get to train with my son, my brother and my girlfriend. I have met great people and awesome friends trough BJJ. The experience is priceless. I love BJJ and see myself growing old training and teaching BJJ.

Favorite Quote:
“The idea of jiu-jitsu is to give the little guy a chance to beat the big guy”. – Royce Gracie

Teaching and Training BJJ!


Ramses Patino was born in Mexico City, Mexico and raised in Santa Ana, CA, USA. BJJ caught his attention in the 90’s when he watched Royce Gracie submit his opponents, it was clear that he was always outweighed. Royce Gracie’s ‘leverage and technique’ fascinated Ramses. Although he would have liked to start at the age of 13, his parents weren’t ready to approve. Many years later and still with the urge to compete, Ramses started training MMA in 2005. In 2007 he wasn’t feeling completely satisfied, so he dropped MMA and signed up at Gracie Barra, Santa Ana with his then 7 year old son, Sesmar. Under his first Professor, Ulpiano Malachias, Ramses was given the opportunity to teach, and he loved it! Come 2009, Ramses was coaching at GBSA. Still having the desire to compete, he won 2nd place at a Gracie Barra tournament as a blue belt. As a purple belt he won 1st place two times, also at Gracie Barra tournaments. His most recent tournament was another Gracie Barra tournament, where he once again won 1stplace as a brown belt. Although competing was a great experience for him, Ramses finds much more joy in teaching BJJ. He received his black belt from Master Carlos Gracie Jr. on May 27, 2015, at the Gracie Barra headquarters location in Irvine, CA. Professor Ramses has been the Chief Instructor of GBSA since June 2015, and is currently teaching most of the classes