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 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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