Ojai Valley MMA Family TestimonialOjai Valley MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a wonderful community for a family to join. This studio has the most reasonable family rates in Ventura County. More importantly, it teaches Jiu-jitsu, MMA and kickboxing in a down to earth manner. No matter what your age and fitness level, you will find these instructors to be patient and encouraging. My family began over a year ago and it has been a very positive experience for us. We have seen tremendous growth in our health, fitness and self esteems. If you have never heard of of BJJ, or Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, I can tell you it is a great martial art for families. It not only teaches self-defense but it provides a really fun activity to do with your kids. Children naturally love to wrestle and this place teaches them to wrestle in a skilled and safe manner. Come by to try it out and when you do, bring your whole family. Whether you are age 4 or 84, you are welcome at Ojai Valley MMA. It is a great place for your family to learn, play and get into shape together.

A family enjoying Ojai Valley MMA

If I had words of wisdom to give parents it would be to have your child train here. It has been a commitment to have my daughter be trained by these amazing coaches. The life lessons of discipline, self worth, integrity, sportsmanship, pride, and core values have been implemented 100%!

Michelle Hirrel


I don't watch many instructional videos, but I watched his. I don't always learn something useful when I watch technique videos. But I learned, watching his. And I don't always end up being fond of other martial artists I meet, but I'm fond of him. I highly recommend any martial artist to spend some mat time with "The Rev".

Brian Ebersole - UFC fighter


John Jensen has been a fixture in the California MMA and BJJ scene almost since the beginning. Not only has he competed and coached in MMA and BJJ, but he has also released instructional videos. I was fortunate enough to have John coach me in a no-gi grappling event and can attribute my 1st place finish directly to the coaching I received from John. Aside from his top level BJJ and MMA resume (and perhaps even more important), John is a man of integrity, fairness, and honesty that you can rely on. I enthusiastically recommend Ojai Valley MMA and jiu jitsu to anyone in the area (and even to those out of the area).

David "Rock" Jacobs, 2nd degree black belt, Owner of David Jacobs Jiu Jitsu Academy.


Excellent instruction. The Rev has a Wealth of Knowledge in all aspects of the game!

Noah Arnold Tillis


John Jensen is a long time martial artist and has coached all levels, from school kids to the UFC. Highly recommend anyone going to get instruction from him

Gabriel Ruediger - Former WEC Lightweight Champion


I earned my blue belt under John Jensen, and can say that he is a highly skilled competitor and coach. His teaching style is simple and straight forward, which makes complex techniques much easier to grasp and then use. John's heel hook, foot lock and knee bar knowledge is vast and applies creative sequences to these submissions that is unique and will change the way you roll. John is not only a sensational teacher, but he is a fantastic person who has genuine interest in his students as people. I recommend this school to anyone who wants to learn BJJ and have fun doing it.

Troy Pittaway


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