INSTRUCTORS OROVILLE BJJ
OROVILLE BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU ACADEMY ESTABLISHED 2018
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.
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
HEAD YOUTH INSTRUCTOR
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 competed in many regional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments over the past 7+ years. He emphasizes competition in order to test himself and our advancing OJJA students.
Darrell received his Brown Belt from Sensei Ira in January 2022.