Instructors

Isaac Doederlein teaching at Westside Training Center

Isaac Doederlein, black belt under Rubens Charles "Cobrinha", has been a notable competitor since his blue belt days, and has earned fans from arond the world, particularly in Europe, where he frequently teaches seminars.  He has been the lead BJJ instructor at Westside Training Center for more than three years.  Isaac is a rare Brazilian Jiu Jitsu talent who is as good of an instructor as he is a competitor.

Saturday's With Isaac

We have a special Saturday drop in rate at Westside Training Center.  Drop-Ins are only $15 for an hour-and-a-half class starting at noon.  Even if you are a member at another academy, if you'd like to experience a different teaching style, feel free to drop in.  The Westside vibe is always welcoming, and we enjoy training with people from different styles and backgrounds.

Tournament Medals

  • World Champtionship (2010 blue)
  • Abu Dhabi World Champion (2015 brown)
  • European Open Champion (2015/2014 brown, 2013 purple)
  • Pan American Championship (2015 brown)
  • Grand Slam Los Angeles Trou Champion (2015 brown)
  • World Championship 2nd Place (2015/2014 brown)
  • European Open Championship 2nd Place (2015 brown absolute)
  • World Championship 3rd Place (2011 purple)
  • European Open Championship 3rd Place (2011 purple)
  • Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2014 brown)
  • World Championship 3rd Place (2016 black)

Kaiyana Rain

Kaiyana Rain is a true mixed martial artist who trains, competes, and teaches:  Boxing, Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and MMA.  Kaiyana teaches Thai Kickboxing on Tuesday/Thursday/Saturdays at Westside Training Center.

One of the unique aspects of Kaiyana's teaching style is that she is very non-dogamatic and open to applying certain techniques/styles from one martial art to another.  Her fight record speaks for itself.  Stop by Westside Traning Center and train with Rain!

 Kai Rain MMA

Ram Ananda

From Ram Ananda's GracieMag article:

"Ram Ananda of Cobrinha BJJ is proof that age is just a number. At 36 years young, he won the brown belt light-featherweight division at the 2014 World Championship–his second adult world title.  Ram has been training for five and a half years and has been training full-time under Rubens Charles Cobrinha for three and a half years. In that time he won the 2012 Worlds at blue belt, the 2012 Master and Seniors Worlds at purple belt, the 2013 Masters and Seniors Worlds at brown belt and now the 2014 Worlds at brown belt.  His ability to toggle back and forth between adult and master and produce the same results shows that the right mentality is what produces results."

Ram's competition success has continued with a recent Abu Dhabi gold in the black belt division.

Raul Ramariz

Dr. Raul Ramirez, Westside Training Center's Catch Wrestling and Sanda instructor, has been a life-long devotee to combat-oriented martial arts.  His fascinating background was recently chronicled in an interview with Embodied Strength:

...a Licensed Acupuncturist based in  Culver City, Los Angeles, Dr. Ramirez translated most of the oldest Acupuncture textbooks in existence, the Huang Di Nei Jing. Later he wrote a dissertation on the treatment of inflammatory disorders using the protocols described therein. This work earned him a Ph.D. in Eastern Medicine.


In addition to his work in Traditional Eastern Medicine, Dr. Ramirez has devoted a great deal of his life to martial arts. He has studied Sanda (Chinese Kickboxing and Wrestling) in Bejing, China and Bangau Putih Silat in Bali, Indonesia. He is also well studied in the internal martial arts of Ying Yang Palm and Liu He Ba Fa. Additionally he has experience in Sumo Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Catch Wrestling.

The kickboxing and wrestling styles that Raul teaches (Sanda/Catch) are ideal for MMA athletes, and for self defense.  We are lucky to have him at Westside!  His notable accomplishments include:

  • 2002, 2003, USA National Champion Full Contact Sanda Kickboxing,
  • 2002 USA International Sumo Open, Silver Medal, Middle Weight Division,
  • 2012, 2013 International Champion, Snake Pit Wigan International Catch Wrestling Tournament