Coach Gabe Yukon - Gracie brown belt 3rd degree under Professora Christina Del Guidice

Coach Gabe Yukon - Gracie brown belt 3rd degree under Professora Christina Del Guidice

Gabriel Yukon is a Gracie JiuJitsu 2nd degree brown belt under Professor Christina Del Guidice, an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, and a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.  He began training Martial Arts in 1994 and transitioned to Jiu Jitsu with Christina in 2010.  Gabriel loves Jiu Jitsu as a sport, game and means of self defense.  There's no place he'd rather be than on the mats!

Gabe is one of the nicest and most relaxed guys you'll come across in jiujitsu. He loves to spar and explore technical possibilities. He will never deny you when asked to train and rarely even takes a day off! Gabe is a dedicated practitioner, a great asset, and friend. His classes are much like Christina's with a ton of technique and drilling followed by a lot of sparring. If you can get into his classes, bring questions and prepare to sweat!

Coach Ruben Gonzalez is a Gracie purple belt 1st degree under Professora Christina Del Guidice

Coach Ruben Gonzalez is a Gracie purple belt 1st degree under Professora Christina Del Guidice

Ruben has been training for over 5 years. While he loves rolling and competitions, Rubens focus is on practical self defense oriented jiu-jitsu. He likes to keep things simple and playful,focusing on techniques that can be equally effective on the mats or on the street. When not on the mats Ruben is an Economist at Keller Williams Realty, Inc and also a graduate student at the University of Texas pursuing his Masters in Economics.   

Competitions

2016 Fuji Jiu Jitsu Championship Austin - Silver Advanced No Gi

2012 Gracie Grappling Cup Waco - Gold Intermediate No Gi

 

Professora Christina instructing a group class while in Varna, Bulgaria, July 2014

Professora Christina instructing a group class while in Varna, Bulgaria, July 2014

Christina Del Guidice (formerly Thomas):

  • Founder of Empire Jiu Jitsu 2015
  • Instructed only accredited University Self Defense course in Austin at St. Edward's University (2014-current)
  • Master Relson Gracie's first and only female black belt (2012) 
  • Sole Owner & Head Instructor of Relson Gracie Austin (2010 - 2015)
  • Co-founder of the first Relson Gracie Academy in Texas (2000-2015) 
  • Christina has competed in Brazil, Hawaii, and the Mainland USA.

Competition Resume:

2012
Received Black Belt from Relson Gracie in June
Gracie Grappling cup - competed vs. Fabiana Borges (Gracie Barra) lost by arm bar in first ever Texas female super-fight

2011
2nd place ADCC trials women above 140lbs purple/brown/black
3rd place ADCC trials absolute women purple/brown/black
Focused on teaching at Austin Academy

2010
Focused on teaching at Austin Academy

2009
3rd place (tied w/teammate) No-Gi Advanced Women's Division Fight To Win III 130+ lbs
2nd place No-Gi Women'sAdvanced Division Fight To Win III Absolute
2nd place Gi Blue belt+ Women's Division Fight To Win III 130+ lbs
2nd place Gi Blue belt Women'sDivision Fight To Win III Absolute
3rd place Gi Brown/Black Women'sDivision IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championships Heavy Weight (CA)
2nd place Gi Brown/Black Women's Division IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championships Open Weight (CA)  Armbar submissions on both Black Belt/World Champion Michelle Nicolini & Black Belt Maria Do Carmen (losses only by points)

2008
3rd place Gi Brown/Black Women's Division IBJJF Mundials of Jiu-Jitsu Meio-Pesado (CA)
2nd place Gi Brown/Black Women's Division IBJJF Pan Ams of Jiu-Jitsu Meio-Pesado (CA)
3rd place Gi Brown/Black Women's Division IBJJF Pan Ams of Jiu-Jitsu Open Weight (CA)

2007
2nd place No Gi Brown/Black Women's Division IBJJF Mundials of Jiu-Jitsu (CA) (first ever event in USA)
2nd place Gi Brown/Black Belt Women's Division IBJJF Mundials of Jiu-Jitsu (CA) (first ever event in USA)

2006
3rd place Purple Belt Women's Gracie Jiu-Jitsu World Championships (30minute time limits) (Rorion Gracie - CA)
2nd place Purple Belt Women's Division Arnold World Gracie Championships (OH)
Competitor Pro Women's No Gi Absolute Division Arnold World Gracie Championships OH)

2005
Competitor Pro Women's No Gi Absolute Division Grappler Quest (LV, NV)
1st Purple Belt Women's Division Arnold World Gracie Championships (OH)
Competitor Pro Women'sNo Gi Absolute Arnold World Gracie Championships (OH)

2004
Competitor Championships of Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt World (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
1st Blue Belt Women'sDivision Arnold World Gracie Championships (OH)
Competitor Pro No Gi Women's Absolute Arnold World Gracie Championships (OH)

2003
2nd Blue Belt Gi Division First Annual BJJ Winter Wars (TX)
Competitor World Championships of Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt Meio-Pesado (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
1st Women's Blue Middle Weight Division Arnold World Gracie Championships (OH)
1st Women's Blue Advanced Gi Division Texas Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open (TX)
1st Women's Open Class Gi Division Texas Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open (TX)
Women's Team Champion Texas Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open (TX)

2002
2nd Women's No Gi Division World Submission Wrestling Federation Championships (MI)
1st Women's Gi Division Texas BJJ Open (TX)
1st Women's Open Gi Division Texas BJJ Open (TX)
2nd Open Gi Division Central Texas Slam (TX)
3rd Weight Gi Division Central Texas Slam (TX)
1st Pacific Rim Women's Gi Division (HI)
1st Pacific Rim Open Weight Gi Division (HI)

2001
2nd Open Weight Gi Division Southwest Submission Grappling Championship (TX)