Brett Bannon

BJJ Black Belt, started in 2005

Brett is a Master Trainer and the owner and founder of South Bay Fitness Focus

(the gym where Elev8tion BJJ is located).


He is our head BJJ instructor. 


Brett is a graduate of San Diego State University, majoring in Finance. He was born and raised in Torrance, California and went to South High.


He started training jiu jitsu in 2005 in San Diego, California. Brett has trained at different academies in San Diego and Los Angeles over his 14 years in the sport, and still trains regularly at Tsunami BJJ in Torrance, CA. 

Brett received his Black Belt in BJJ from Professor's John Ouano and Perry Hauck in 2019. He has competed in numerous tournaments at all belt levels, winning gold, silver, and bronze medals in his division.

He enjoys teaching others the fundamentals and techniques of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. His instructors instilled a sense of living life through ideals learned in martial arts, and Brett has continued that passion among his students.

"A black belt is a white
belt that never gave up"