I’m in town on vacation and always like to train Brazilian jiujitsu (BJJ) in a new city when possible. I contacted Tony Gracia and he was very welcoming. I took the noon class (a beginner level), and I enjoyed it very much. He ran us through some great BJJ specific warmups and taught an excellent fundamentals class focusing on passing the half guard and transitioning into head and arm chokes. I was impressed with his detail oriented, fundamental focused and inviting teaching style. The gym itself was very clean and offered some great private instruction on fitness. Tony and I had some great matches. While he is a larger opponent I never felt that he relied on his size or strength. He is a very technical player. If you’re in the Portland area, I highly recommend as I believe he’s a solid instructor and a new or seasoned student can learn something.