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 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 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.


Sensei Paulo Guillobel Seminar here in the house!


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

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 !!!



It has been awhile…

It has been almost 2 months since our last post and I promise you in wont happen again!

In these 2 past months, since Sensei Paulo Guillobel’s amazing Seminar, so much has happened and a lot more is coming as the end of the year approaches.

Our Team has brought some medals and some pretty big accomplishments to our School. Last September in Las Vegas, NV the IBJJF 2015 Worlds Masters took place and we brought 2 gold medals home! Ken Teshima took the gold in the blue belt division – Master 5 – middle weight and 2nd place in the Absolute Division, also our very Marine Corps Veteran and Coach Brian Mendez took 1st place in the brown belt middle weight – Master 1 – defeating 5 opponents with 4 wins by submission, an amazing display of heart and determination.

Las Vegas - Sep. 2015

Las Vegas – Sep. 2015

San Pedro Martial Arts

In October, this past month, our friend Gerson Sanginitto  hosted and In House Tournament at his academy in Culver City and this time the kids team was in action! The kids brought lots of “hardware” back to San Pedro. Here are the results:

Jarry Sessions, Craigy Ferguson and Evan Maes – 1st place  /  Brody Plummer, Avry Castro – 2nd place

San Pedro BJJ Team

San Pedro BJJ Team


Also last month Sensei went back to the Judo mats for a team competition besides Ken and Clifton Teshima, representing the Gardena Judo Club and took 2nd place. Sensei won both of his matches by “ippon”(perfect point), not bad after a 10 years lay off.

Ten years layoff and back at it!

Ten years layoff and back at it!

This past weekend Coach Brian Mendez and Francisco McClure went back to the IBJJF mats for the 2015 Worlds NoGi Championships and the results were some more “hardware”! Francisco McClure took 1st place in the purple belt, Super Heavy weight – Master 4 and Coach Brian Mendez took 3rd in the brown belt, Middle weight – Master 1

Stay tune for more news about the Best Martial Arts Academy in San Pedro and Harbor Area, CA !!!!

Women ONLY Self-Defense Classes in San Pedro !!!!

every tuesday and thursday 5:50pm to 6:50pm

every tuesday and thursday at 5:50pm to 6:50pm

Today we had our first Women ONLY Self-Defense Class and it was a success! Sensei Pedro and Coach Brian shared some basic, yet crucial techniques to one to be able to efficiently defend yourself. We are looking forward to seeing you again on Tuesday!

Kids Martial Arts Program in San Pedro ?!

Black Belt Club Crew with Sensei - San Pedro

Black Belt Club Crew with Sensei – San Pedro

In this Picture our ‘Black Belt Club’ crew after an awesome NoGi (Submission Wrestling) practice led by Sensei Pedro Soriano. We have the BEST Kids Martial Arts Program in town and PV Peninsula. We offer a 30 Day FREE Trial – No strings attached!

PanAms First Day San Pedro BJJ


One day down and three to go, we are updating you on the 2015 PanAms, the toughest tournament of the year has begun and our team of warriors have finished representing for the day. From our school we have 3 members who received medals in their brackets, James Santos came in 2nd place in the White Belt Super Heavyweight Masters division, Brianna Matsuura Placed 2nd in the White Belt Rooster Weight Adult division and David Acuna came in third place Featherweight Adult division. 2 Silvers and one Bronze, not bad for our first day out, now its the Blue and Purple belts turn. Stay tuned to see how the rest of the 2015 Pan American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament turns out. OSS