INSTRUCTORS OROVILLE BJJ

OROVILLE BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU ACADEMY ESTABLISHED 2018

BJJ Blackbelt Ira Daugherty, OrovilleJiu Jitsu Academy's Head Instructor

IRA DAUGHERTY
HEAD INSTRUCTOR

Ira Daugherty received his Black Belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu from Kai "Borg" Garcia in 2011 after winning the Gold Medal at the Pan-American Championship, the largest BJJ tournament held in North America. Ira also trained under Master Ali, the highest ranking American student of Leandro Vieira of the Legendary Vieira Brothers. With over 30 years of elite education in Brazilian jiu jitsu, worldwide tournaments as well as Judo and boxing, Ira brings a wealth of knowledge and authentic Gracie-style jiu jitsu to the Oroville community.
Ira Daugherty teaching kids class at Oroville Jiu Jitsu Academy
Ira Daugherty teaching at his Oroville Jiu Jitsu Academy
Ira Daugherty wins Gold at Pan-Am
Ira Daughery, BJJ Black belt Orovlle Jiu Jitsu Academy
Ira, Paulo, Saulo & Xande, day of Brown
Ira with Royler Gracie at University of Jiu Jitsu
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Ira wit Rodrigo & Toco Carlson - Gracie Bl
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ERIC FOUGHT
ASST. INSTRUCTOR
COMPETITION COACH

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Eric Fought began training in 2003 out of Last Stand Fight Team in Oakdale, California.
He moved to Japan for the Navy in 2004, joined Nova Uniao a few months after, eventually receiving his Black Belt in 2016 from Professor Helio Damiani, who received his under Fernando Boi.
A seasoned competitor, Eric has over 75 tournaments under his belt:
  • 1st at the 2017 JBJJF Master's Black Belt Welterweight Category & 3rd in the Absolute
  • 5th in the 2017 Master's Black Belt Welterweight, Abu Dhabi Trials in Tokyo, Japan.
  • 4th in 2018 Abu Dhabi Trials, Master's Black Belt Welterweight
  • 6-5-3 Professional MMA Record
  • ​Amateur MMA Record of 6-0-0
  • ​Shoot Boxing Record of 3-2-0
Eric recently relocated to Oroville and we are honored to have him as our newest instructor here at Oroville Jiu Jitsu.
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DARRELL THOMPSON
HEAD YOUTH INSTRUCTOR
ASST. INSTRUCTOR
COMPETITION COACH

Darrell’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training evolved from his beginnings as a Contemporary Jeet Kune Do instructor over the past decade. Among the various martial arts he teaches, grappling is the lion’s share of the foundation. Darrell’s passion for martial arts drove him to seek the best instructors he could find, eventually leading him to train with Sensei Ira Daugherty in 2018. 
Darrell has been competing in many regional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments over the past 7+ years. He emphasizes competitions in order to test himself as well as our advancing OJJA students.
Darrell received his Brown Belt from Sensei Ira in January 2022.

OJJA Kids Coaches
Darrell Thompson wins 1st Super Fresh Super Fight 2020
Darrell Thompson, Jennifer Mutch at US Open 2019
Darrell Thompson, Ira Daugherty, CJ at A-Team San Clemente
Darrell Thompson wins Gold - AGF Sacramento 2022