Welcome to the ultimate ground game experience at Empire Training Grounds – Irvine, where the art of grappling meets peak physical conditioning in a community-driven environment.



Omar Sabha, who won the Pan American and Master Worlds title in 2017 as more than 15 years of experience teaching students of every level and background, from children and hobbyists to competitive jiu jitsu practitioner. Omar’s hard work, beliefs, discipline and attention to detail helped grow his vision of growing his Empire gym in Orange County.

Omar Sabha is a recognized competitor in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) community. He has made notable appearances in various competitions and holds a ranking within the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF). Omar’s dedication to the sport and his achievements in competition reflect his skill and commitment to BJJ.

Our Services

What Programs We Offer

Our facility, equipment, and mats are a place for both the novice and the seasoned practitioner, offering a space to forge not only physical strength but mental resilience. With world-class instructors, a supportive community, and a curriculum steeped in tradition, we invite you to embark on a transformative journey that extends far beyond the gym walls.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. Its core principle is that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage, technique, and taking the fight to the ground. BJJ practitioners use joint locks and chokeholds to submit their opponents.


Wrestling and Grappling, where strength meets strategy and every match is a thrilling display of skill and determination. Our program offers a comprehensive training experience that covers various styles, from the classic Greco-Roman to the dynamic freestyle wrestling. Whether you’re looking to compete, stay fit, or learn self-defense, our expert coaches will guide you through mastering the art of control and technique. 

Muay Thai/Striking

Muay Thai, also known as Thai boxing, is a combat sport from Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. It’s referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows, and knee strikes, thus using eight “points of contact”, as opposed to “two points” (fists) in boxing and “four points” (hands and feet) used in other more regulated combat sports.

Strength and Conditioning

Conditioning, and Fitness Program! Tailored to empower individuals of all levels, our program combines cutting-edge strength training, dynamic conditioning, and comprehensive fitness routines. Experience personalized coaching, state-of-the-art equipment, and a supportive community dedicated to helping you achieve your peak physical potential. Transform your body, boost your performance, and unlock a healthier, stronger you.

Kids Martial Arts and Fitness

Unleash your child’s potential with our dynamic Kids Martial Arts and Fitness Program! Designed to build confidence, discipline, and respect, our classes offer a fun and engaging way for children to learn self-defense, improve coordination, and enhance their overall fitness. With expert instructors and a supportive environment, your child will thrive, making new friends and mastering new skills. Enroll now and watch your little warrior grow stronger, inside and out!

Women’s Fitness and Weight Loss

Transform your life with our Women’s Fitness and Weight Loss Program! Tailored specifically for women, our program combines personalized workouts, nutritional guidance, and supportive coaching to help you achieve your health goals. Whether you’re looking to shed pounds, tone up, or boost your energy levels, our holistic approach ensures sustainable results. Embrace a healthier, happier you with a community that cheers you on every step of the way. 


See What People Say About Us

Join us, and discover the profound impact of martial arts and physical training on your body, mind, and spirit. Embrace the challenge, celebrate each victory, and evolve with every work out. This is more than just a sport; it’s a way of life.

This place is amazing. Impressive facility, great instructors and filled with great people. My kids are always looking forward to coming so they can work out and train with Professor Sabha.

Jawad Khan

Parent of Jiu Jitsu Student

A second home, family environment, they treat everybody like family. A fun place to be.

Jerry Foster

Brown Belt-Jiu Jitsu Student

Love my Empire fam! If you’re interested in training Muay Thai or jiu jitsu, Empire is a wonderful place to do so.

Dani D.

Muay Thai Student