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 RGHTX 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 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 Riverstone, 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.

There are over 300 Gracie Barra schools worldwide. When you join Renzo Gracie Riverstone you are free to train at any location while traveling.

One of the most unique characteristics about our schools is our family-orientated approach. Renzo Gracie Riverstone 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. AtRenzo Gracie Riverstone, 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 Riverstone. Our staff cleans the facilities constantly, and all RGHTX 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 Riverstone 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.


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


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

Jamie Ibanez
Jamie Ibanez1st degree black belt
Born and raised in Houston Texas, Jamie is jiu jitsu black belt that began training in 2004. After graduating from Rice University with a degree in Sports Management in 2015, Jamie then spent the following years developing his skills and competing while further developing his coaching skills as personal trainer. He is extremely passionate about teaching jiu jitsu at all levels from fundamentals to advanced.
Ryan West
Ryan WestBlack belt 2nd degree
Prof. Ryan West was born and raised in NYC. He began training in 2009 under Prof. Soca and received his black belt in 2016. Ryan West worked as a NY Police officer for 21 years and retired. Graduated college in 2001 with a degree in Psychology & Sociology. He is a personal trainer, nutritionist and a WeDefy organization Rep.


Renzo Gracie Jiu Jitsu Sugar Land TX

3527 Hwy 6 240,
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Renzo Gracie Jiu Jitsu Lake Houston

14555 West Lake Houston Pkwy, Suite B,
Houston, TX 77044

Renzo Gracie Jiu Jitsu Riverstone

18734 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, TX 77479

Renzo Gracie Jiu Jitsu The Grove

7850 W. Grand Parkway South, Suite 100
Richmond, TX 77046

Renzo Gracie HTX/Main Street Boxing & Muay Thai

1612 Austin Street
Houston, TX 77002

Renzo Gracie Katy

257 Westheimer pkwy, Suite 172
Katy, TX 77494

Renzo Gracie San Antonio

1822 Fredericksburg Rd
San Antonio, TX 78201

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