Not everything was upbeat and positive during the grand opening of the Mendes Bros. Art. of Jiu Jitsu Academy in Costa Mesa on Sunday.
While a celebration took place in the new studio, other fighters did their best to ignore that party and trained at Team Triunfo gym next door.
A driveway separates the front doors of each studio.
Team Triunfo, a gym for jiu jitsu and mixed martial arts with about 100 members, has been on the block in Costa Mesa for the past year. The new academy has moved in next door, making it hard to avoid any type of controversy.
Felipe Fogolin, who runs Team Triunfo, is not pleased with the situation.
The Costa Mesa resident said he didn't think the city would allow a new jiu jitsu studio to move in next door and have access to the small parking lot that also has spaces for the Beach Pit restaurant.