Announcements for this Month

Attention All Juniors and PeeWee Students! The Saturday, June 16th, we are having our In House Jiu-Jitsu Festival, a friendly competition for our students to show off their skills and display how big their hearts are. We strongly encourage all students to participate on this event. There will be some many lessons learned as they will compete for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals. If you have any questions or concerns about this event, please feel free to ask the front desk or Sensei for more information.

Life is a competition itself and we are just trying to built their will and perseverance as our students get ready to take on their adult life. We hope to see everyone there!

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And More This Month:

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

As well all know, we have to Belt Ceremonies per year and the first one is our Summer Belt Ceremony which will be held in two different days. The PeeWee and Junior Programs will be held on June 21st at 4pm, White Gis Only. ( By the way, if you don’t own a white gi, we have our brand new Custom PSBJJ Gis for sale at our School. See front desk for details.)

On Saturday, June 23rd at 10am we will be having the Teens and Adults Belt Ceremony and right after our “Family Get Together” to celebrate all graduations and achievements – Local to be Announced. ( White Gis Only – If you dont own a white Gi, remember we have our brand new Custom PSBJJ Gi at  our School. See front dek for details.)

We hope to see you all there………..

 

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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…