ABOUT RENZO GRACIE LAKE HOUSTON

Conveniently located at 14555 West Lake Houston, near Summerwood, Atascocita, Humble, Kingwood and surrounding areas – Renzo Gracie Lake Houston aims to serve THE local community choice for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, mixed martial arts and fitness.

We opened our doors in Summer of 2019 and haven’t looked back since. Our mission is to change the lives of everyone who walks through our doors. We’re proud of the community we’ve built! And we hope that shows in our culture. Our academy is a great fit for all ages, experience levels and body types. It’s a great environment for the entire family.

By joining our team, you’ll gain an awesome support system both on and off the mats. Our coaches are amongst the most qualified and credentialed not just in the city but in the world. Some of our accreditations include titles in prestigious events such as the IBJJF Pan-Am and World Championships, Fight 2 Win, Submission Hunter Pro, ADCC, UFC and many more.

We also have a great extended support system through the Renzo Gracie network of schools that will allow to train city and state wide, along with many other cities globally.

Every day is a great day to begin or continue training with us at Renzo Gracie Lake Houston.

We are open seven days a week, offering martial arts and fitness classes for all ages and skill levels.

Feel free to schedule a FREE trial class today!

Facility and Amenities

 We strive to keep up a well-maintained and clean training area. Our academy is equipped with the latest Fuji Mats (http://www.fujimats.com/) and is sanitized several times daily, before and after each class.

Our facility is climate controlled to maintain a comfortable training environment.

 

Changing Rooms, Lockers, and Showers

We provide separate male and female changing rooms, each equipped with day lockers. We do have a shower area also. (anti-bacterial soap and toiletries are available, but please feel free to bring your own supplies).

We do not supply locks or towels, so we ask each student to bring their own.

 

Facility Philosophy

We strive in keeping a clean, safe, family-like environment. We are confident that you will enjoy your experience at the Renzo Gracie Lake Houston.

Other Questions?

Feel free to email us anytime at [email protected].

REASONS TO JOIN

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is often likened to a game of human chess. If you don’t like to work out at a gym because you get bored, you’re not alone. Many of our students were tired of going to the gym, and they couldn’t find new songs or audio books to entertain them on the treadmill. They found BJJ to be the perfect workout because it requires a high level of concentration proportional to the amount of calories burned and pounds lost. What’s more, you’ll still learn to defend yourself. It’s a win-win situation.

The folks at RGLH make our school what it is, and you too will soon be one of us. You’ll be impressed by how committed each and every team member is to your learning. The instructors, staff and other students make our environment friendly yet demanding and challenging, which stimulates all of us to achieve our best.

The class structure is the trademark of Renzo Gracie Lake Houston. Classes start on time and adhere to a standardized curriculum and class structure. As a student, you know up front what is expected of you and have a clear understanding of what to expect from your instructors and training partners. The consistency of this structure combined with the creativity and innovation of our devoted instructors blend perfectly to facilitate your progress.

When you join Renzo Gracie Lake Houston, you are not just getting classes. You become part of a community united by the ideals of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle. Special classes and side events coupled with ordinary classes create a fun and exciting calendar of activities that you and your family will love to take part in.

You don’t come to class just to learn how to fight. You also work hard toward mastering the underlying principles that allow you to succeed on the mats. When applied to your life off the mats, these principles can bring more balance to your routine and help you reach your true potential.

One of the most unique characteristics about our schools is our family-orientated approach. Renzo Gracie Lake Houston is proud to be a powerhouse with the most stalwart champions of world Jiu-Jitsu while still maintaining a training environment that is welcoming for the whole family: husband, wife and kids. At Renzo Gracie Lake Houston, families find marvelous activities through which to spend quality time together.

Cleanliness is a top priority. Our schools adhere to the strict standard of cleanliness and hygiene set by Renzo Gracie Houston. Our staff cleans the facilities constantly, and all RGLH uniforms are washed regularly. Our mats are cleaned on a daily basis with a specially designed cleaning agent that neutralizes bacteria, fungus and odors without detriment to the equipment.

Student safety is our instructors’ primary goal. Training sessions are supervised at all times, and we have CPR-trained personnel on duty during every class.

A certified Renzo Gracie Lake Houston black belt instructor also responsible for teaching class supervises each school. Our team of instructors was trained in the teaching philosophy and methods of Master Carlos Gracie Jr., the founder of Gracie Barra. A legacy of over 30 years of teaching experience is at your service, so you don’t have to worry: you and your family are in great hands.

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MEET OUR STAFF

Professor Lester Batres
Professor Lester BatresBJJ Black Belt / MMA and Kickboxing Instructor

A black belt under Renzo Gracie and one of the co-owners at Renzo Gracie Lake Houston, Lester Batres brings a wealth of martial arts knowledge to our team. Aside from being a BJJ black belt, Lester also holds a winning record as a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter with experience fighting UFC-caliber opponents. In addition to gi and no-gi grappling, Lester is well-versed in striking with a background in kickboxing and traditional Muay Thai. Lester serves as the team’s Muay Thai and Conditioning Coach. He wanted to be involved in the school as a means to use martial arts to uplift the local community. As residents of the greater Humble / Kingwood area, the entire Batres family trains at Renzo Gracie Lake Houston.

Professor Mike Calimbas
Professor Mike CalimbasBlack Belt / General Manager

A black belt under Luiz “Dentinho” Eduardo, Professor Calimbas has been a mainstay in the BJJ community for many, many years. His accomplishments include winning 1st place at the IBJJF Miami International Open as a black belt in 2021. He also achieved a world title in the 2018 IBJJF No-Gi World Championship and has won on the professional stage via submission at Fight 2 Win. Aside from competition, Mike’s proudest achievements come off the mats. In 2017, Mike was directly responsible for raising over $60,000 in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, donating 100% of the proceeds to victims affected within the local BJJ community. A local resident of the West Lake Houston area, he hopes to continue doing part by positively impacting the lives of every member that walks in to Renzo Gracie Lake Houston. Mike is married and a father of two with the entire family involved as a member of the RGLH community.

  • IBJJF No-Gi World Championship – 1st Place (2017)
  • IBJJF Houston Fall International Open – 2nd Place (2018)
  • IBJJF European Jiu-Jitsu Championship – 4th Place (2018)
  • Fight 2 Win Pro 66 – Superfight Winner by Submission (2017)
  • IBJJF Houston International Open – 2ndPlace (2022)
  • IBJJF Miami International Open – 1st Place (2021)
  • IBJJF Dallas Spring Open – 3rd Place (2020)
Professor Brian Marvin
Professor Brian Marvin3rd Degree Black Belt

The head instructor and owner of Renzo Gracie Houston. Retired after 20 years as Active Duty Soldier in the Army. Brian has been instructing since 2008. He was the BJJ coach for 5th SFG(A) from 2008-2014. Brian was also attached to the 160th SOAR(A) from 2008-2014, with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Professor Brian received his Black Belt from Master Carlos Gracie Jr. in 2011 and his 1st Degree from Professor Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhaes in 2014.

IBJJF European Championship

2016 Silver Medalist

Fight To Win

2016 Houston Open Super Fight Champion

IBJJF Masters World Championship

2015 2nd Place Masters 2 Black Belt Super Heavyweight Division

IBJJF Austin Open

2015 1st Place Masters 1 Black Belt Super Heavyweight Division

Houston Grand Prix

2015 Black Belt Tournament Champion

Grappling Games Houston

2015 Black Belt Tournament Champion

IBJJF Houston Open

2015 2nd Place Black Belt Super Heavy Division

Grappling Games

2015 May Black Belt Open Champion

International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Tournaments

2015 Houston Open Black Belt Divisional Runner up

International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Pan American Championships

2011 Gi Brown Belt Divisional Champion
2010 Gi Brown Belt Absolute Divisional 2nd Place
2007 Gi Blue Belt Divisional 2nd Place

Submission Only X

2010 Gi Brown Belt Champion
2010 NoGi Mens Advanced Division Champion
2010 NoGi Mens Absolute Division Champion

Gladiator Open

2010 Gi Brown Belt Champion
2010 NoGi Advanced Champion
12th West Coast Grappling Championships Las Vegas Grapplers Quest
2008 Gi Purple Belt Division Champion
2008 NoGi Mens Advanced Division Champion
NAGA Las Vegas Grappling Championships
2008 Gi Purple Belt 2nd Place
2008 NoGi Advanced 2nd Place
2007 Gi Purple, Brown , Black Belt Champion
2007 NoGi Advanced Divisional Champion
Combat Sports Club Southwest Grapple Fest
2008 Mens NoGi Advanced Closed Division with teammate 4 Submissions to finals
Texas BJJ Championships
2007 Blue Belt Adult Gi Division 2nd Place
2007 Nogi Intermediate 3rd Place
Capital City Combat Grappling Tournament
2007 Gi Blue Belt Champion

MMA

7-1 Record
Clash in the Cage True Fight Fan 170lb Champion
2010 Ft. Carson Combatives Championships
205lb Champion 4-0 with 4 submissions.
BJJ Instructor Since 2008

Modern Army Combatives Program Level 4 Qualified
Special Operations Combatives Program Qualified

Professor Mick Maynard
Professor Mick MaynardBlack Belt / Kickboxing Instructor

A black belt under Renzo Gracie and one of the co-owners at Renzo Gracie Lake Houston, Mick has a deep knowledge of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts. The former owner of the Legacy Fighting Championship and now a matchmaker for the UFC, Mick has been integral in developing the sport at the local, regional, national and global levels. He credits Jiu-Jitsu as a foundational piece for his own develop and requires his kids train so they can grow in life. The entire Maynard family is local to Lake Houston / Summerwood and they all train regularly at Renzo Gracie Lake Houston.

LOCATIONS

As a Renzo Gracie Lake Houston student, you belong to the Renzo Gracie Association and are welcome to drop in and train at any of the schools listed below, free of charge:

Renzo Gracie Lake Houston
14555 W Lake Houston Pkwy
Houston, TX 77044
(281) 500-0075

Renzo Gracie Houston (Sugarland)
3527 Hwy 6, Suite 240
Sugar Land, TX 77478
(281) 652-7961

Renzo Gracie Riverstone
18734 University Blvd
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
(281) 652-7961

Renzo Gracie – The Grove
7850 W Grand Parkway S, Ste 100
Richmond, Texas
(832) 471-6089

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