Born and raised in San Diego until 1998. Orlando started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Las Vegas when he was 12 years old as a way of defending himself from bullies – it turned out to be a way of life. In 2003 Orlando moved back to San Diego with his family, at the time his instructors Professor Ricardo Pires and Master Sergio Penha recommended that he train with Master Fabio Santos. In 2013 after 10 years Orlando received his black belt from Master Fabio. He has been training for 18 years and teaching for 5 and a half years under his guidance.