Our Christmas Belt Ceremony is one week away.

Hello Familia!

On Thursday next week, Dec 6th 2018, we will be having our Christmas Belt Ceremony once again. Remember to wear your white gi.

Mighty Mites and PeeWee start at 4pm;

Juniors and Teens start at 4:45pm and

Adults start at 7pm.

We are also collecting the Toys for our Annual Charity, our Toy Drive for the kids at Los Angeles Children Hospital. We are accepting the donations of the toys until Dec 20th.

We hope to see you all there!

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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.

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.

Brianna Matsuura brings the Gold from Irvine to San Pedro, CA.

This past Friday, March 17th, our BJJ Blue belt student and Judo coach of our Martial Arts Program, Brianna Matsuura, scored 1st place at the 2017 IBJJF PanAm Championships in Irvine, CA.

Brianna had 3 very tough matches and came back to San Pedro with the GOLD! 

We would like to congratulate her for all the hard work and dedication as well as all the students and coaches that help Brianna and team to get ready for the competition.

Stay rolling and we will see you on the mat.

San Pedro Martial Arts Student Of The Year!


The Student Of The Year Awards in 2016 went to mom and son. We were proud to announce Erin Donnelly as the Adult BJJ  Fundamentals Program Student Of The Year and Caden Kane as the Juniors BJJ Program Student Of The Year. These two are San Pedro Locals, phenomenal people and high level athletes. 
Congratulations to mom and son for all the hard work and dedication to the School and Jiu-Jitsu.


And our Adult Advance BJJ Program Student Of The Year went to Clifton Teshima, our brown belt 2016 IBJJF NoGi World Champion. Clifton was the most active competitor of the Year and is an hell of a good person with true Samurai spirit and family values.

This coming week  (12/19 to 12/24) is our last week of activities of 2016. The Toy-Drive due date for donations is 12/21, so if you haven’t done yours yet you still have time to help put a smile on son kid’s face. 

On Saturday the 24th, we will have our traditional Christmas Open Mat at 10am. The gym will be close from 12/25 to 01/02/2017 when we resume normal classes schedule.

Stay tuned…

San Pedro Jiu-Jitsu scores GOLD in San Francisco

On November 5th, Saturday last week, Clifton Teshima our brown belt and one of our most active competitors, scored a big 1st place at The IBJJF Worlds NoGi Championship in San Francisco. Clifton had two real tough matches against two very tough opponents and beating the Brazilian National NoGi Champion in the Final match of the Masters division.

 

As Clifton came back home with the Gold his accomplishments weren’t done… He also has gotten promoted “Shodan” (Black Belt) in Judo from our second home Gardena Judo Club.

Congratulations, Clif!!!!!!!!!!!!! Way to go, buddy…

See you on the mat…

 

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August – Technique Of The Month – By Sensei Pedro Soriano

 

Hello San Pedro!,

As we all know we are Celebrating our 10 year Anniversary in business! That’s right 10 years spreading Jiu-Jitsu here in town. That being said, Sensei Pedro decided to share a technique that he has been doing since he started Jiu – Jitsu back in 1995.

The Hook Sweep is one of Sensei’s favorite techniques and in the video below you’ll get to see how he does it. We hope you enjoy it…

Welcome 2016! We are back on the mat for one more fabulous year!!!

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Welcome 2016! We hope our students, coaches and staff had an awesome Holiday Season and a great New Year, but now is time to get back to work. Our journey never ends and it’s new year chapter starts tomorrow!

Classes will resume Monday (01/04/2016) at 4:45pm with the Jr’s Two class, followed by Teens BJJ at 5:50pm and the Adults BJJ All Levels at 7pm. We are excited to see everyone back on the mat this week…

 

Holidays and Martial Arts in San Pedro

Hello, Family!

The Holiday season is on and Christmas has just past. We hope all of you had a great one with your families and loved ones. The Christmas Open Mat (every year on 12/24 at 10am) once again was an awesome time and our Toy-Drive was also total success!!!

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Pedro Sensei teaches a secret or two to San Pedro kids Martial Arts students

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San Pedro Martial Arts Family Day – Christmas Open Mat

 

Right after our fun on the mats, Sensei Pedro every year takes a drive to ‘Children Hospital of Los Angeles’to deliver all the toys donated by our students and staff to the kids fighting for their lives. We would like to thank all of you that contributed with our cause. You all rock and we definitely made a difference one more Christmas!