Alliance Jiu-Jitsu Carlsbad owner Mark Vorgeas started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2005. Originally raised in the North Country area, Mark eventually moved to Orange County to find himself. He didn’t attend college and often spent time partaking in bad habits, but one day he woke up feeling unsatisfied. It sparked a desire to change his life. It was a hard lifestyle change but Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu helped provide a healthy support system. Mark found a home in his academy with a community that drew him closer to achieving his goals fighting professionally in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
When Mark began training he strived to share BJJ with those in the area. His life was changed and he fully intended to keep his word and share the benefits of Jiu-Jitsu. Patience was key on his journey to becoming an instructor – he took time to find a gym space within his budget. Eventually Alliance Jiu-Jitsu Carlsbad opened its doors in 2017. Mark is eager for his future with Jiu-Jitsu and training athletes on their journey to a black belt. His passion lies with helping his students and he gets to live out this dream every day.
-Black belt under Johnny Faria
-Bellator MMA Veteran
-2017 IBJJF American National No-Gi champion
-2009 Gracie National Champion Gi
-2006-2008, 4X UMMA Amateur MMA Champion.
-2006-2008, 3X Pankration National & State Champion.