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Kurt Osiander

Head Instructor

The philosophy that’s driven Kurt Osiander to win world championships, teach seminars everywhere from Sacramento to Shanghai, and amass a cult following still rings true today — real jiu jitsu is never watered down.

Kurt believes the only way to progress is through persistence. Whether you’re sharpening your skills as a world class competitor, improving as hobbyist, or just starting jiu jitsu, all are welcome at Empire BJJ.

Practicing jiu jitsu means starting, or continuing, a journey unlike any other. Above all, Kurt believes you should have fun along the way — just don’t expect any shortcuts.

Jake Scovel

Head Instructor

Jake Scovel’s approach to jiu jitsu is founded on economy of motion, focusing on using the body’s natural structure to maximize both efficiency and offense.

On the mats, every detail counts. After years and years spent competing, Jake executes techniques with precision and a passion for showing others how to improve their game.

Empire BJJ is an academy in the truest sense. When you step on the mats, you’re there to learn. Jake takes that title to heart, helping anyone and everyone refine their game.


Monthly Membership

Whether you want to train 2x a week, 3x a week, or every day - we've got a membership package for you.

E-mail us at info@empirejiujitsu.com or call us at (415) 658-7520 to learn more about our monthly offerings.

Private Lessons

If you're looking for a little more attention from either Kurt or Jake, you can get a personalized session from one of either of our head instructors.

E-mail us at info@empirejiujitsu.com or call us at (415) 658-7520 to schedule your lesson!

10 - class Pass

Maybe you're not quite sure what your schedule is looking like for the next couple months — a prepaid 10–class pass might be what you're looking for!

*10-class pass valid for six months

E-mail us at info@empirejiujitsu.com or call us at (415) 658-7520 to learn more!

Contact Us


Phone: (415) 658-7520

2356 Mission Street | San Francisco, CA