BASE BJJ

Instructors

Our instructors offer the finest instruction money can buy. Through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, they will teach you focus, discipline, goal setting, respect, confidence, and what it takes to become a self-confident individual.

Owner/Head Instructor

Gabe Hernandez

Gabe Hernandez started training Jiu Jitsu in 2001 and is a 2nd Degree Black Belt under World-renowned Professor Bruno Bastos. Gabe was awarded his Black Belt in 2014 after earning a bronze medal at the Masters World Championships in 2014. He became Professor Bruno Bastos’s first Black Belt in Midland Texas.

Gabe is an active competitor and his list of accomplishments are as follows:

  • 2021 No Gi Pan American Championships Silver Medalist (Black Belt)
  • 2021 Memphis Open Gi Gold Medalist (Black Belt)
  • 2020 Masters Worlds Silver Medalist (Black Belt Featherweight Division)
  • 2020 IBJJF Houston International Open Bronze Medalist (Black Belt LW Division)
  • 2020 IBJJF Pan American Championships Quarter Finalist (Black Belt LW Division)
  • 2020 IBJJF Oklahoma City Open Silver Medalist (Black Belt LW Division)
  • 2020 IBJJF Austin Open Silver Medalist (Black Belt LW Division)
  • 2020 Submission Hunter Pro Invitee
  • 2019 IBJJF San Antonio Gold Medalist (Black Belt LW Division)
  • 2019 IBJJF San Antonio Gold Medalist (Black Belt Absolute Division)
  • 2019 IBJJF Austin Open Gold Medalist (Black Belt LW Division)
  • 2018 IBJJF San Antonio Gold Medalist (Black Belt LW Division)
  • 2018 IBJJF Fall Dallas Open Bronze Medalist  (Black Belt LW Division)
  • 2018 IBJJF New York Pro Silver Medalist  (Black Belt LW Division)
  • 2018 IBJJF Spring Dallas Open Bronze Medalist  (Black Belt LW Division)
  • 2015 IBJJF American National Bronze Medalist  (Black Belt FW Division)
  • 2015 IBJJF Austin Open Silver Medalist (Black Belt LW Division)
  • 2014 IBJJF Masters World Championships Bronze Medalist (Brown Belt LW Division)
  • 2014 IBJJF New York Summer Open Silver Medalist (Brown Belt LW Division)
  • 2013 IBJJF Houston Open Silver Medalist (Brown Belt MW Division)
  • 2013 IBJJF Dallas Spring Open Gold Medalist (Brown Belt LW Division)
  • 2013 IBJJF Dallas Spring Open Bronze Medalist (Brown Belt Absolute Division)
  • 2013 Europa Cup Gold Medalist (Brown Belt LW Division)
  • 2013 Fight 2 Win Silver Medalist (Brown Belt LW Division)
  • 2013  Five Grappling Industries Gold Medalist (Brown Belt LW Division)
  • 2013 Five Grappling Industries Bronze  Medalist (Brown Belt Absolute Division)
  • 2013 UFC Expo Las Vegas Grapplers Quest Gold Medalist (Brown Belt FW Division)
  • 2013 UFC Expo Las Vegas Grapplers Quest Silver Medalist (Brown Belt Absolute Division)

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Brown Belt Assistant Coach

Greg Hernandez

Greg began his training in 2012 under World-Renowned Bruno Bastos when he was 12 years old. He was diagnosed with a learning disability at the age of 4 and when he started training, he was an overweight preteen, weighing 160lbs. He now competes in the Rooster Weight (127lbs) and competes in IBJJF tournaments in the adult Brown Belt Division and is consistently on the podium. He is currently a two stripe brown belt, is an active competitor, and is the Assistant Instructor at BASE BJJ alongside his father.

​COMPETITION​ ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 2021 No gi Pan American Championships Bronze Medalist (Brown Belt)
  • 2021 Memphis Open Gi Bronze Mlist (Brown Belt)
  • 2021 Memphis Open No Gi Silver Medalist (Brown Belt)
  • 2020 American National Bronze Medalist (Brown Belt)
  • 2020 IBJJF Pan American Championship Quarter-Finalist.
  • 2020 IBJJF Houston Open Bronze Medalist (Brown)
  • 2020 IBJJF Oklahoma Open Silver Medalist (Brown)
  • 2020 IBJJF Austin Open Silver & Bronze Medalist (Brown)
  • 2018-2019 2X IBJJF San Antonio Silver Medalist (Purple, Brown)
  • 2017-2019 6X IBJJF Dallas Open Medalist (purple belt)
  • 2017 American National NOGI Bronze Medalist (purple belt)
  • 2017 IBJJF Austin Open champion (Purple Belt)
  • 2017 IBJJF San Antonio Open champion (Purple Belt)
  • 2015 American National Silver medalist (blue belt)

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