Professor Carlos “Carlon” Lopez 1

Carlos “Carlon” Lopez

Black Belt

Women’s self defense jiu jitsu Instructor



He has been training for more than 8 years. He started under the Redzovik brothers but has trained for the last 3 and half years under Prof. Lemos Jr. Instructor Lopez is a valuable asset to GB Downers Grove. He was one of the first students of Prof. Lemos Jr.’s in the Chicagoland area. Instructor Lopez has absorbed a great deal of Prof. Lemos’s passion for teaching and helping out people through Jiu Jitsu. With his vibrant and always happy personality, Instructor Lopez is very popular among both the beginner and advanced students. Besides his passion for teaching, Instructor Lopez has been working in the banking sector for more than 9 years.



His passion and his love is Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu but Instructor Lopez also enjoys working out at the gym with the Gracie Barra Fight team. When he has time he also enjoys golf, tennis and, if weather permits, a nice mountain trail walk. “Jiu Jitsu has helped me grow as an individual and the honor of teaching has helped me understand the technical aspect of this beautiful art. I encourage anyone who thought that this art we call Jiu Jitsu is only for a few come to our academy and learn why my passion for Gracie Jiu Jitsu grows every day.”