About the instructor

Edwin Peng, head coach at The Grappling Lab in Southern California, is a black belt under the prestigious GFTeam. He started training Brazilian Jiujitsu in 2007 and shows no signs of slowing down.

In addition to his decade plus experience in BJJ, he graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Long Beach with a Masters of Science in Exercise Science, and holds a degree in Psychology from UCLA. During his graduate program, he extensively studied and researched the fields of biomechanics, exercise physiology, and motor learning in order to create an effective Brazilian Jiujitsu training program, culminating in his graduate thesis designing a training protocol for Jiujitsu players.

During his time at CSULB, Edwin was heavily involved in teaching – serving as a science tutor, teaching associate, and finally as a lecturer.

He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist under the National Strength and Conditioning Association. As a S&C coach, he has worked with many professional BJJ practitioners – optimizing their speed and strength in a sustainable way.

When he’s not training, you can catch him hiking, camping, and backpacking in SoCal’s gorgeous surrounding mountains and deserts.


Edwin received his black belt jointly from head coach of GFTeam Julio Cesar Pereira and GFTeam coach Marcelo Carvalho

Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Francisco Mansur > Joe Moreira > Marcelo Carvalho

Mitsuyo Maeda > Luis França > Oswaldo Fadda > Monir Salomão > Julio Cesar Pereira

I have attached my professional resume if you’d like to have a closer look!