Professor Martin Morachimo is the Head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor at Phenom BJJ in Orange County. He has a vast array of accomplishments with respect to the Art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
He began his BJJ journey under Roger Machado one of the five world famous Machado Brothers in December of 2000 and after eight years he decided he wanted to play an even larger role in the sport. This brought him to the doorstep of a world class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu player who holds multiple international and world championships. His name is Romulo Barral. The last four years under the tutelage of Professor Romulo has been a time for him to sharpen his technical BJJ skills having competed as a brown belt and winning 2011Pan American Jiu Jitsu Championships. This was also his preparation as a black belt instructor. After receiving his blackbelt from Professor Romulo he dedicated himself to teaching BJJ full time and is the former head instructor of Gracie Barra Santa Ana where he taught for 3 years.
Professor Martin has a unique view of BJJ. He believes Jiu Jitsu is for everybody from a professional athlete, to a retiree, to a elementary school child looking for discipline and a sense of unity. He believes this sport provides a person with the ability to focus on their mind and body as well as provide stress relief for the time you spend at the academy. It is important to understand that the game of Jiu Jitsu often reflects the game of life and that we must learn to be comfortably -uncomfortable because regardless of the circumstance there is always a possibility to overcome it and rise up one more time.
We hope you can join us in building a team for us all to be proud of. I am very happy and proud to join such a great and growing BJJ family as it is Phenom.
Instructor Sergio has been grappling under the experienced watch of Professor Martin for nearly 8 years, since he was a white belt. Sergio is an amazing competitive performer. With multiple gold metals under his brown belt, his experience within competition contributes to his ability to teach what is necessary for proper techniques. His passion for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu becomes your success on the mat. If you haven’t had prior experience in martial arts, Sergio has a detailed teaching approach that will be easy to follow but push you physically.
Coach Vince has been training under Professor Martin for four years. A full time student, Vince understands the importance of dedication and learning. His goal is to provide structure to a class where your kids feel free to be themselves and enjoy learning, while maintaining the proper level of mat respect. As role models for your children, it’s important that coaches have understanding for the way children behave. Coach Vince’s hope is to build a program that teaches Jiu-jitsu but also builds character. The path to your children’s success is founded by the ability of the coach to understand their needs. These fundamental ideas are what makes our program the best fit, for you and your children.