Lobo Jiu-Jitsu Academy offers adult and youth classes in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, With a primary focus on  self-defense, students progress through an organized curriculum to build  and retain life long skills and a problem-solving mindset that not only  is valuable in defense situations but also in every day social  environments.  

Anibal Lobo




Anibal Lobo was born in the Flamengo neighborhood of Rio De Janeiro. He was introduced to Jiu-Jitsu when he wa 15 years old by his childhood friend Rickson Gracie and Pedro Sauer. He began training with the legendary Helio Gracie at the Rio Branco Academy in 1977. The Academy later moved to the Humaita neighborhood where Anibal received his Blue Belt from Rickson Gracie in 1980. The Humaita Gracie Academy continues to be one of Brazil’s leading Jiu-Jitu centers.

Anibal has many fond memories growing up in Brasil and around the Academia Gracie. He has known his wife, Hilda James, since they were both 14 years old, and their first kiss was behind Helio Gracie’s piano. He also recalls going to school with his great friends and masters Rickson Gracie and Pedro Sauer.

In 1988 Anibal and Pedro Sauer moved to Los Angeles, following Rickson Gracie to United States with their mutual committment to help bring Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to America. He continued training with Rickson and later moved to Provo, Utah to teach with Pedro Sauer representing the Rickon Gracie Association. In 1998, at the first Rickson Gracie International Competition, Anibal was presented with a special award by Rickson Gracie at a  cerimony  honoring his important role in the development of Jiu Jitsu. He began representing the Pedro Sauer Association in 2000 – teaching classes in Salinas, South Central Los Angeles, and various other locations throughout California. He received his Black Belt from Pedro Sauer in 2007. Today Anibal is a 3rd degree black belt under Masters Pedro Sauer and Rickson Gracie

Anibal’s goal is to inspire his students to develop an exceptional grasp of the techniques and traditions of Jiu-Jitsu and achieve a higher level of skills and self-confidence that will enrich their lives both on and off the mat. Professor Anibal’s focus is not only on teaching his students the kind of skills that will be important to them in Jiu-Jitsu competitions, but also to help them develop the practical self-defense skills that form a crucial foundation of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and are essential for everyday life.

Anibal lives by his grandfather’s advice, “You can count the days of your life or you can make every day count.” He adds that Jiu-Jitsu teaches a person to be humble, to appreciate the value of other human beings, and to be a better person overall. He considers it his responsibility to help pass Jiu-Jitsu onto future generations.

Mathew Minugh



 I was born in 1987 in the city of Kennewick, Washington second youngest of 6. I moved to Asotin Washington in 1999. After graduating high school in 2006 I moved to the Fort Belknap Indian reservation in Montana. In 2010 I moved back to Asotin Washington and started a family which included my then wife Veronica and daughter Grace. In 2011 I discovered Gracie Jiu Jitsu and immediately feel in love with the gentle art. I met Professor Anibal Lobo in 2012, I new he was the kind of real Jiu Jitsu I was looking for. I graduated from his instructor program 2015 and opened my own school in Lewiston Idaho. After a rough patch of life in August of 2016 I decided to move closer to my passion to continue my studies under the direct tutelage of Anibal that I might master this beautiful martial art. 

     Jiu Jitsu is the most efficient martial art when it comes to self defense second to none. It has helped me stay active and healthy and has taught me so many things such as patience, confidence, self awareness, discipline, as well as people skills. After awhile it stops being an extra curricular activity and becomes a lifestyle. My goal is to empower all those who feel they are too small, weak, insecure, or helpless. I want to help everyone who strives to be the best possible version of themselves. 

P.S. I have used these techniques in real life situations and in the cage, trust me they work. See you on the mat!


Anibal Lobo Jiu-Jitsu Academy ,  a Gresham Martial Arts studio, offers a variety of classes to increase overall health, strength, confidence, and capabilities in each of our students. Whether you are focused on getting physically fit, learning to defend yourself from an attacker , our Self Defense classes will help you meet your goals.

Lobo Jiu-Jitsu is a thriving community of like-minded individuals who are dedicated to developing their potential by training in the Martial Arts. Located in Gresham, our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), classes cultivate the highest level of performance from staff, instructors, and students alike.

Most of our courses vary in levels of skill and physical fitness. We offer beginner to expert-level classes, taking care in each to match you up with the right opponent. All of our  classes are taught by experts and are closely monitored for your safety. Your safety and education are our primary goals: we want to help you live a more balanced, healthful, and confident life.

Our Lobo Jiu-Jitsu  community can teach you:

  • Lifelong fitness
  • Focus
  • Confidence boosting challenges
  • How to defend yourself

To find out more about our classes and to start your journey, call us at 503-757-0508



Anibal Lobo Jiu Jitsu Academy has the perfect program for you ! Whether you desire to improve your fitness, health, compete or become an instructor, we are the best Jiu Jitsu academy choice in Oregon. Our qualified instructors are available to assist you, and develop the best training plan for you and your family.


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839 East Powell Boulevard, Gresham, Oregon 97030, United States

(503) 757-0508