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Meet the Family: Brian T-City Ortega

August 21, 2012

Brian "T-city" Ortega is a brown belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and an instructor at the Gracie Academy. When Brian was 12 years old, he got in a physical altercation with a larger, more athletic bully and lost. After seeing Royce do his thing in the UFC, Brian's father, Martin, enrolled Brian at the Gracie Academy to help build his confidence and self-defense skills. Naturally a very shy boy, Brian was virtually speechless for the first five years. But today, things are different. Not only is Brian one of the most outgoing and talented instructors in the family, but he's also a professional MMA fighter with an impressive winning record!

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