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.

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!

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…

Hello San Pedro! Student Of The Month Interview.

In this Blog Post we have the pleasure to feature one of our Brown Belts as the Student of the Month. We hope you enjoy it…

 

See you on the mat!

Jiu-Jitsu Anti Bullying in San Pedro !!! The Best Remedy Against Bullies

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Coach Brian 1st At Gracie Nationals

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A Black Belt in Judo, Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and an all around life long martial artist, Coach Brian Mendez took 1st place this past Saturday at the Gracie Nationals Tournament in his bracket. Coach Brian is one of the elite members here at Pedro Soriano Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, he trains religiously in both Judo and BJJ and this past weekend he showed that hard work and dedication produces results. Gracie Nationals is a unique tournament with rules that include no points and no time limits meaning the only way to end a match is by submission, Brian Mendez went to work right away finishing all opponents with his signature Knee Bar. We thank you for flying our schools flag and upholding the Samurai spirit. Very Nice!

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San Pedro Kids No-Gi Class (Jiu-Jitsu with out the uniform)

20150131_115212Todays article is a quick one, we would like to thank today’s Kids No-Gi class, these kids techniques are getting sharp. Every Saturday morning we meet up for No-Gi and watching how hard these kids train is an inspiration. Today Sensei showed the Stack Pass, let’s keep up the excellent work, we’ve got some big tournaments coming up soon.

San Pedro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self Defense

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One thing we never forget at the San Pedro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club is our roots. In the above picture you see Coach Brian and Coach Zach drilling the Self Defense techniques of the day. While there are many reasons to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu including great exercise, healthy lifestyles, meeting friendly humble people or just looking for a fun hobby, we view self defense as one of the most important reasons to train. We had a great self defense class this afternoon, our Adults Fundamentals is filled with men and women that have great attitudes and a desire to learn, they are of all ages and sizes but come together under one flag, we are thankful to have this exceptional group for reminding us everyday why we do this. OSS!

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Adults Kickboxing Class At San PedroBJJ

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This week the San Pedro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Kickboxing Club would like to highlight our Adults Kickboxing program. This awesome class started just 3 months ago and is run by our Kids Kickboxing Instructor, Coach Matt. Adults Kickboxing is held every Monday & Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm, and focuses on fitness, strategy and techniques. Stop by the academy and check out our Kickboxing crew hard at work, it’s fun to watch and even more fun to join. This class is great for anyone, whether you’re a hobbyist or an aspiring pro fighter, our Adult Kickboxing program has a little something for everyone.

So give us a call and set up your FREE TRIAL CLASS today@(310)519-1024. Check out what Adults Kickboxing is all about.