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

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For more information email us at 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!


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.



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.


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.


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.

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!

Our 2015 Christmas Belt Ceremony Updates.

This past Saturday, December 19th of 2015, we hosted our traditional Christmas Belt Ceremony for all our students here at San Pedro’s Best Martial Arts School in San Pedro, CA. All the hard work, dedication and perseverance of our students pay off at the end of the year.

In this year’s edition of our Belt Ceremony Sensei Pedro Soriano had the pleasure to promote two more brown belts and two more blue belts in the Adults Program and a whole bunch of kids and teenagers also have gotten promoted. Among those promoted students was our dearest Coach Paulo Asato, Sensei Pedro’s right hand man on our PeeWee and Jr’s One Program, promoted to the rank of Brown belt.

During the Ceremony we also Awarded the “Student of the Year” for all Programs. Here is the list of 2015 Student of the Year:

PeeWee Program: Mia R. (8)

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Jr’s One Program: Max C. (9)

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Jr’s Two Program: Joey S. (11)

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Teens Program: Joey L. (13)

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Adult Fundamental Program: Paul Kim – High School Teacher at Torrance High

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Adult Advanced Program: Brian Mendez – our 2015 Worlds Masters Brown Belt Champion, Assistant Coach, Women Only Self-Defense Coach, Massage Therapist and USMC Scout Snipper

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… all those students showed lots of dedication and devotion for the sake of the School and the art of Jiu-Jitsu.

The Students promoted were: Brown belts, Paulo Asato and Clifton Teshima. Blue belts, Brianna Matsuura and Yanko Martinez.

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…and the Kids Programs were also Fantastic! We are proud to say that we have the Best of San Pedro here with us.

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Looking Forward For A Great 2016 !!!



Notice! Holiday Schedule



Hello, Familia!

November 24th and 25th – Tuesday and Wednesday, all kids programs are cancelled due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Adult classes are going to have regular schedule. We are closed for the weekend and we will see you all back on the mat Monday!

We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!