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!


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!

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.

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.

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…

Judo Classes in San Pedro At the BEST Martial Arts School in town!

Zach throws Brian and Display crisp technique!

Enjoy it……


The San Pedro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Holiday In-House Tournament is 3 Days Away!


This coming Sunday, December 16th, the Pedro Soriano Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy will be holding the Holiday In-House Tournament. The tournament will take place at the Paulo Guillobel Jiu-Jitsu Academy and the doors will open at 9:00am. The children will start competing at 10:00am and the adults will start at 1:00pm. The deadline to sign up for the discounted price of $35 is tomorrow,  December 14th; after the 14th, the door fee will raise to $45. We are looking forward to seeing our students compete in this friendly In-House and we hope that all can make it out. If you are not yet apart of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in the South Bay Area, don’t wait any longer. Give a membership oas a present to a friend or yourself! Give us a call at (310)519-1024 or email us at sanpedrobjj@live.com and we would be more than happy to set you up. Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you!

Year End San Pedro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Belt Ceremony

This past Saturday, December 8th, the Pedro Soriano Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy held our year end belt ceremony for our students. Many faces, new and old, came by to be apart of this event and it was a huge success. A lot of our students were rewarded for their hard work and dedication to jiu-jitsu either by earning a stripe or being promoted to a new belt. Congratulations to Olivia Douglas, Steven Gomez, Joseph Lopez, Cotie Edwards, John Martinez, and Michael Delaney for all being promoted to the next belt. For those of our students who did not receive acknowledgment of some kind or another, please do not be discouraged, but instead let that be the motivator to get you there the next time. We would like to thank everyone that is apart of our school and let you know that we appreciate you more than you know. If you are not apart of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school in the South Bay Area, what are you waiting for? Sign up today; we promise you won’t regret it. If you have any questions, give us a call at (310)519-1024 or email us at sanpedrobjj@live.com. Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you. IMG_00000955


The big day for San Pedro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is almost here!

This Saturday, December 8th, the Pedro Soriano Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy will be holding our year end belt ceremony and picnic! The festivities will start at 11AM with the belt ceremony which will last until about 12:45-1:00PM in order to give everyone enough time to get ready for the picnic! We would appreciate it if everyone could bring an unopened toy in which they are willing to donate to the children’s hospital. The picnic will follow directly after the ceremony at 2:00Pm and will be located at Point Fermin Park. All are welcome to celebrate both of these important events and we really look forward to you coming to them. If you have any questions, give us a call at (310)519-1024 or email us at sanpedrobjj@live.com. Thank you for your time and we really hope to see everyone there.

Great morning training from the kids at San Pedro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!


This morning, we had a great turnout with our kids class! The kids tried hard today and it definitely showed through their hard training! We were very happy to see old faces join us once again and we would love to gain some new ones! If you want to be apart of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy in the South Bay Area then you should definitely come check  out! You can give us a call at (310)519-1024 or by email at sanpedrobjj@live.com. Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you!IMG_00000556