Judo/Wrestling Specialist

Justin Flores

Justin Flores is Legion AJJ’s judo coach. You can experience one of his classes every Tuesday at 12pm. In addition to his own impressive competition record, he is world-renowned for his coaching, especially for being Ronda Rousey’s coach before and during her UFC run.

Justin Flores Instructor Profile

3x UFC Champ Coach

Judo National Champion

4x Olympic Judo Coach

Justin's Biography

Born right here in San Diego, Justin Flores started his career in judo at the age of 8 years old. He won many national and international titles as a youngster but decided to pause his career upon entering high school. He didn’t stray far from grappling, as he took up wrestling and went on to become one of the best wrestlers in the nation (was ranked #3 overall). He was recruited by wrestling coaches in Nebraska and given a full ride but eventually returned back to judo. He went on to become a World team member. He competed in over 30 countries and became the 2004 Olympic alternate for Team USA.

Since retiring from competition, Justin gained global recognition as one of the best grappling coaches out there. He coached the US Judo World Team 3x and made a name for himself as the coach to many UFC fighters (Ronda Rousey, Alpha Cat Zingano and others).

 Lately, Justin has been teaching Keenan judo private lessons, which Keenan swears by. The rest of Legion’s nogi pro team, does 2 extra sessions a week with Justin to stay sharp on the feet. 

Come visit or set up your free trial class right now!

Three fun facts about Justin

  • His favorite word is “Kuzushi”
  • His knees are held together with athletic tape and dreams 
  • He earned his JiuJitsu brown belt after a total of 9 classes 

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How to learn from Justin Flores at Legion?

Justin works closely with Legion’s Pro Nogi Team, those sessions are invite-only.

However, he also teaches a class as part of our no gi jiu jitsu program, every Tuesday at Noon.

Standard drop-in fees apply and it’s common to have people from all over San Diego and beyond dropping in. 


How to learn from Justin Flores online?

Justin Flores runs his own online academy called Jflo Academy. You can check that out right here https://jfloacademy.com/