Our Kids Jiu-Jitsu Program keeps making us proud.

This past Saturday, April 28th, our friend Cleber Luciano has hosted the 21st Copa Pacifica Tournament and like every year we take a team to represent our School and San Pedro. We want to say thank you for students for going out there and battling it out fiercely and leaving it all on the mat and also thank the parents for trusting us with the safety and well-being of their children on our Martial Arts Program.

The kids mostly had a rough patch this time and we took the tournament as a lesson learned. We all must train hard and stay focus daily in order to keep getting better. Although like every year we make champions this time was no different – Quinn Cook (8) scored 1st place on his very first tournament.

Thank you all again for showing up and fighting hard and showing an immense amount of heart.

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Latest News From Our School – News and Recognition

Hello everyone!

These past two weeks were pretty eventful and History was made here in San Pedro. Lets start with the weekend before last. On Feb 17th, 2018 our dear friend and Sensei Mauricio Tinguinha came for his 3rd time to our School to teach his craft to our team. Sensei Tinguinha brought to our mats a set of techniques of Spider Guard and it is needless to say that it was an awesome high level class. We also had the pleasure to have Sensei Paulo Guillobel on the mat with us for the Seminar. In addition to a great time on the Seminar, we had our veery first Black Belt promotion at our School. Yeah! That is right… Our School is near 12 years old now and the first seed from San Pedro is now Black Belt. Tim O’Donnell (39), active student under Sensei Pedro Soriano since 2008, has been promoted the rank of Black Belt. Tim is a father of two, an husband, ILWU member and last but not least a person of character and values, loyal and true samurai spirit.

San Pedro has other Black Belts but Mr. O’Donnell is the first Black Belt to be awarded a Black Belt in Town after training from White to Black. Below are some pictures of this amazing weekend.

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Friends are family we choose – The Best San Pedro Martial Arts School

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San Pedro Brazilian Jiu-JItsu Black Belt – TimO

 

We couldn’t forget to give a shout out to our other Students that have been promoted – Jon Sarmiento, Blue Belt – Dylan Bruno, Shannon Howerton and Brianna Matsuura, Purple Belts – here they are below in this picture.

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One More Belt Ceremony On The Books.

Hello everyone!,

On Saturday, December 9th, we had another Christmas Belt Ceremony for our Teens and Adult students. Our Christmas Ceremony was a total success and we all couldn’t be any prouder of our Team ( Family ). This year, 2017, was an awesome year full of accomplishments.

The San Pedro Jiu-Jitsu scene gets stronger by the day and we are very proud to be the #1 Martial Arts School in town and the Original Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu School as well. Thanks to you that make our Home your home and for being part of this great family!

Here is some of the moments captured by, the one and only, Chris Nguyen, from his lenses straight to you.

 

Our Adult Program also has new colors: a new batch of Blue belts…

 

A brand new PSBJJ Purple belt: ( as he said, “no more playing games… road to black belt!”)

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Mario Gonzalez couldn’t be more stoked!!!

And we also had all kids of other students receiving their stripes for their accomplishments and commitment.

 

Below is a shot of those whom got promoted to their new belts and a group shot of our beautiful Family.

If you know someone that needs a “turn around” in life, whether they are struggling with weight, sedentary lifestyle, depression or simply needs a little excitement.. please share this article with them and Share all the benefits you have had so far from our Jiu-Jitsu Program with them.

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Wow! It has been too long again since last post. Ma bad…

The funny thing is… the last post was about the In House Tournament, held here at our School, and this post now is also about the San Clemente In House Tournament, held at our “mothership” the Guillobel BJJ Academy. Once again San Pedro was well represented in San Clemente by 9 of our students. Our team scored 3 golds out of 4 divisions and we couldn’t be any prouder. Everyone fought hard regardless of the finishing results.

 

Thank you all that took your precious time, on a Saturday morning and battling on the mats of Sensei Guillobel’s Academy. You all looked great and I’m sure you came out of there a better person and athlete.

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Special shout out to Eddie McKenna (Hey Day Fitness San Pedro), 31, for scoring 1st place in his division with only about a month of training. Great exciting matches!

Below a couple more pics from our awesome Saturday morning.

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Final Score:

Eddie McKenna 1st place , Dylan Bruno 1st place , Erin Donnelly 1st place.

Jose Martinez 2nd place , Tobin Woodley 2nd place.

Biagia Nguyen 3rd place.

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Stay tuned for our new post – Christmas Belt Ceremony Information.

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Let’s Catch Up With All News From San Pedro Jiu-Jitsu Academy

The 8th Annual In House Tournament was a total success! Check it out…

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On June 17th, our 8th Annual In House took place at our School and it was an awesome turn out. Every year we invite a couple different academies and gather on our mats for a friendly competition with the objective of exposing the students to the competition environment and experience, as well as testing their skills on a safe and controlled environment.

The competition started at 9am with the white belts and it was full of action and awesome matches. The highlight of the morning really was the women bracket made out of our students and they really put on the show. An awesome display of heart and technique. At 11am the Blue belts started and they took over the mats with more great matches.

Here some pictures of the action:

 

We would like to Thank all Schools that took part on our Annual In House Tournament. Guillobel BJJ Academy, Tinguinha BJJ Academy, Nino Schembri Academy, Gerson Sanginitto Academy, Caique Jiu-Jitsu, Hidden Hand Jiu-Jitsu, Gracie Academy, UFC Gym, Beverly Hills Jiu-Jitsu and Rodrigo Freitas BJJ Academy, Thank You so much for supporting our event, it was a pleasure to have you here with us and we are looking forward for next year.

More pics of the medalists:

We hope everyone had as much fun as we did and Thank you once again to all who participated.

 

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Our Summer Belt Ceremony is this weekend!

 

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Hello Family!

This Weekend, on Saturday June 24th, we are hosting our 2017 Summer Belt Ceremony and we would love to have all of you on the mat with us. Like every year we get together twice a year where we gather all Programs to celebrate their achievements.

Here is the Schedule for Saturday:

Gym will be Open at 8:30am,

Group Pic at 10:40am,

Teens and Adults at 10:45am to 12:45pm.

WHITE GIs ONLY, PLEASE! Obrigado.

I f you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at (310)519-1024 or email us at psbjj@live.com .

We hope to see you all on the mat…

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Kids Martial Arts Program for your children right here in San Pedro, CA


Every Tuesday and Thursday at 4:45pm to 5:45pm the Mats at the Original Jiu-Jitsu Academy in San Pedro are on fire! A class full of positive energy, self-defense, coordination, discipline and other great stuff for your kids to learn the most effective form of Martial Arts known to man ( BJJ – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ) while having fun, boosting their self-confidence and self-esteem. Call us now (310)519-1024 and inquire about our awesome Program.

New classes are being formed for beginners , so call now and reserve your kid’s spot.

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In House Tournament Announcement

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Every year we gather our students and some friends for our In House Tournament and this year will be no different. This time we will be having only Adults and Masters divisions for White, Blue and Purple Belts. We are also hosting exhibition matches or ‘Super Fights’ with Brown and Black Belts ( To be Announced ).

The date is June 17th and obviously it will be held at our School location. The info details are as followed:

Where: Pedro Soriano Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy – 235 N Gaffey St , San Pedro,  CA 90731. Ph # (310)519-1024 – email: psbjj@live.com

When: The Event day is June 17th, 2017 – The Weight Ins are going to be on the day prior (06/16) at the School location from 6pm to 8:30pm, and or the day of on Saturday the 17th until an hour prior your division starts.

How Much: Early Bird Sign Ups ( until 06/14 – Wednesday ) $40 , after or at the door $60. Super Fights athletes will compete for FREE.

Prizes: Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. Trophies will be awarded for Super Fight winners.

Who Is Welcome: Adult and Masters ( 18 years old and up ) from White, Blue and Purple Belts. Due to the small space of the facility, we encourage the athletes to only bring their coach. Whoever else tags along will have a $20.00 viewer entry fee.

What Time: School is Open at 7:30am for Weight Ins – Mats are Open for Warm Ups from 8am to 8:45am – Rules given at 8:50am – White Belts start at 9am, Blue Belts at 11:30am, Purple Belts at 3pm.

Spectators Note:  Please go to Our Facebook Page , Like and Share our Page to view the event. You may also watch the Tournament by following us on Instagram . Feel Free to Share our Sites on your social media so that your family and friends can watch all the action from the comfort of their home.

If you are interested in participating in this event and didn’t receive a formal invitation, please feel free to email us at psbjj@live.com and we will be happy to help you out.

We hope all the information is listed above, if you have any questions or concerns, please email us or call us at (310)519-1024. Keep rolling and we will see you on the mat.

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San Pedro locals bring lots of medals from Jiu-Jitsu Tournament in Huntington Beach.


This past weekend our friend Cleber Luciano and his wife Lili hosted for the 20th consecutive year the Copa Pacífica of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Huntington Beach at Ocean View High School.

We want to congratulate all students, the ones that fought and represented our School flag and the rest of them for training hard and helping prepare their teammates.

On Saturday the 22nd, Jarry S. (14) took 1st place after defeating by 2 wins, in a best out of 3, against a green belt. Jarry had total domination on both matches and came out with the gold to bring back to San Pedro. On the podium Jarry stood by himself after his opponent refused to go get his 2nd place medal. Carlos L. (12) had a tough match and ended up with 2nd place.


On Sunday the 23rd was the adults white and blue belts turn to get their battles on. The first one on deck was Tobin Woodley on the Masters White belt Light weight division. Tobin took 1st place, had 3 matches and totally rolled them all up. First match cross collar choke from mount position, second match a beautiful 15 seconds arm bar from closed guard and final match won by lots of points and no points scored against.


Jose Martinez was the next one on deck, Maters White belt Middle weight division, and scored 2nd place by defeating the first opponent by guillotine choke and loosing the final on the sudden death. Erin Donnelly also took 2nd place in the Women Masters White belt Super Feather weight division.



Our Army Major Hal Shannon Howerton, Blue Belt heavy weight, scored 1st place after defeating both of his opponents and finishing the final match by Submission (Americana). Gary Mikaelian scored 3rd place via guillotine choke on the 3rd place bout for the Master II blue belt light weight division.


We also would like to thank Biagia Nguyen and Bryan Castillo for coming out and competing. The results were not how we expected but they fought their butt off and kept their head up.


Thank you all once again and stay tuned!

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The Blue Belt Team is growing

Congratulations to Dylan Bruno on his Blue Belt promotion. Dylan had been watching his boys, Odin and Damian, for several months from the sidelines at the kids classes and finally decided to join us in our Adult Program. Dylan was a great addition to the family and we are very happy to see the Bruno’s on their journey to black belt.

This post is also an invitation to all parents of our students to come and take a class with Sensei. Easy pace, learn at your speed kind of class. We hope to see you on the mat…

For more info about a trial class, ask at the front desk or give us a call at (310)519-1024 .

10 years of The Best Martial Arts in San Pedro, CA.

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