About Us

Welcome to Cortez Full Circle Martial Arts

"We welcome you to scroll through our website, FB and IG pages and if you feel this is a good fit for you, we welcome you to take the next steps and reach out to schedule a Free Trial Class. We opened our doors to our first academy in 2001 in Manteca, CA. At that time, we only taught Mitose’s Kosho-Ryu Kenpo. In 2008, we added the Brazilian Art of Jiu-Jitsu and relocated to a larger facility. We always look for ways to accommodate our students, so when they requested Muay Thai, we delivered by adding this program in 2018 at our much larger facility.   We have now also added Youth Wrestling and an MMA Class. We invite you to stop by and check out our 4500 sq ft facility in Lathrop and see what all the fuss is about! 

"See YOU on the Mat!“

Meet Our Staff

Professor Jason and Lillie Cortez

Academy Owners

About the Owners

Professor/Sensei Jason Cortez

Head Instructor, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

About Jason Cortez

Professor Jason Murillo

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

About Jason Murillo

Coach Samuel Merz

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

About Samuel

Coach Jeff DeHart

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

About Jeff

Coach Alberto Medina

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

About Alberto

Coach Carlos Diaz

Braziliab Jiu-Jitsu Instructor Kids/Youth

About Carlos

Sensei Aysia Cortez

Guest Instructor

About Aysia

Coach Morgan Bounds

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Guest Instructor

About Morgan

Instructor's Assistant Jeffrey Lumidao

Assistant Kids/Youth Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

About Jeffrey

Coach Eric Cortez

Head Muay Thai Instructor

About Eric

Coach Lorenzo Castro III

Muay Thai Instructor

About Lorenzo

Coach Jose Perez

MMA Coach

About Jose