Billy Crafton Training

Let the Journey Begin…

Train in the Traditions of Jiu Jitsu

Welcome to Billy Crafton Training, a site focused on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training via our instructional videos, recorded with Billy Crafton and Regis Lebre at our gym in San Diego, CA.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu draws on traditions of the original jiu jitsu (as a form of judo actually), stemming from a fighting technique used by Japan’s Samurai warriors.

In the early 1900s, Mitsuyo Maeda, who studied Kodokan Judo in Japan, left for Brazil, where he refined his previous training into the original form of what we now know as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Here at Billy Crafton Training, we respect the traditions and origins of our beloved Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, while also embracing the future of this fighting form, which literally means “the gentle art.”

I hope you enjoy the videos we create for you, and look forward to seeing you at our gym in San Diego at some point as well. Reach out to us anytime via our Contact Us page, and best of luck to you in your own Jiu Jitsu journey!

— Billy Crafton

The Heart of a Champion...

When you’re seeking a mentor, obviously experience serves as a top quality. When it comes to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Billy Crafton checks that box, and then some.

He’s not only won NAGA, Grappler’s Quest, and Grappler’s X tournaments, Billy’s also won over 50 IBJJF tournaments. This includes a World Championship, multiple American National gi and no-gi championships, and multiple Pan-American gi and no-gi championships as well.

In 2015, Billy even won the UFC Fight Week No-Gi Grappling Tournament Advanced Division.

...And a 4th Degree Black Belt

Your main instructor for our training video series is Professor Regis Lebre, 4th Degree Black Belt 4th Degree, now the “heart and soul” of Gracie San Diego.

Regis started his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training in his native country of Brazil (in Fortaleza, Ceara) at only 17 years of age. Shortly after, as a Purple Belt, he continued his training in Rio de Janeiro at Gracie Academy, where Master Royler Gracie promoted him to Black Belt in a mere 5 years of training.

Profesor Regis has won Pan American, Gracie Worlds, and Master & Senior championship titles as a Black Belt, putting together an incredible career as a competitor.

Now he focuses on his students, as you’ll see in each and every video here at Billy Crfaton Training.

Video Training

Use our video training series to gradaully improve your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques.

Master Body & Mind

Continue to study and grow your skill set, for whatever your goal may be (self defense, competition, etc.)

Next Level

When you’re ready, visit Gracie San Diego or your own local BJJ gym to reach the next level.

Training Videos

It’s time to get started!!

Start Here

If you’re new to Billy Crafton Training, then start with our first video, where Regis Lebre and Billy Crafton demonstrate how to control the distance when sitting up in guard.

It’s one of the easiest ways to prevent your opponent from getting pressure on you, and will give you an idea of how our training series flows.

Pictured here: Billy Crafton, the one and only Georges St Pierre, and Seth Belisle (right to left), training together in Puerto Rico, 2021.