Attention San Pedro Parents!

We are now enrolling kids ages 3 to 12 and Teens to our Awesome Martial Arts Programs.

Here are the following Programs:

The Mighty Mites Jiu-Jitsu ages 3 – 5;

The PeeWee Program ages 6 – 8

and Juniors Program ages 9 – 12

Teens BJJ

For more information email us at sanpedrobjj@gmail.com or call us at (310)519-1024 to schedule your complimentary 1 on 1 class with one of our instructors.

We hope to see you on the mat.

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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Our Kids Jiu-Jitsu Program keeps making us proud.

This past Saturday, April 28th, our friend Cleber Luciano has hosted the 21st Copa Pacifica Tournament and like every year we take a team to represent our School and San Pedro. We want to say thank you for students for going out there and battling it out fiercely and leaving it all on the mat and also thank the parents for trusting us with the safety and well-being of their children on our Martial Arts Program.

The kids mostly had a rough patch this time and we took the tournament as a lesson learned. We all must train hard and stay focus daily in order to keep getting better. Although like every year we make champions this time was no different – Quinn Cook (8) scored 1st place on his very first tournament.

Thank you all again for showing up and fighting hard and showing an immense amount of heart.

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.

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!

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…

Sensei Paulo Guillobel Seminar here in the house!


ANNOUNCEMENT: 

Our very own Sensei Paulo Guillobel will be in the house teaching us a Seminar next month.

Wednesday – October 12th – 7pm

Sign up fee: PSBJJ students $50 – non students $65 until 09/30.

After 10/01 fee goes up PSBJJ students $60 – non students $75.
Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from a true Master and Champion. Spot are limited due to space, so we can insure comfortable area for attendees. First come first serve.
We hope to see you there! #10yearsofpsbjj #guillobelbjj

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…