At Coronado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu we believe that empowerment comes from achieving goals and that excellence is made not born. This is why our Black Belt Instructors provide our students with the highest quality of technical driven training, personalized to fit your unique goals. We know that the concepts and strategies of Jiu Jitsu do more then give you an intense workout and the confidence to protect yourself; it transports you away from the troubles of your daily life and focuses you on being in the moment 100% with no distractions. As you accomplish new things in the Academy you will see that confidence, focus and determination transform you physically, mentally and spiritually. Jiu Jitsu is more than a workout... it's a way of life; a better more focused and centered life.
Kids, Youth & Teens
Women & Men of All Ages
Any Fitness Level
Self Defense or
No Prior Martial Arts Experience Needed
Beginner - Advanced
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. The art was derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan judo in the early 20th century. It teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique—most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as 'rolling') and live drilling play a major role in training.
Congratulations to the four Youth students that competed in the Grappling X Tournament on Sunday, August 24th. Lexie and Riley took third place in their divisions and Ben and Paul took fourth place in their divisions. We are very proud of the hard work and determination put forth by each of you!
Congratulations to Youth students Ben, Dylan and Victoria on their Grey/White Belt promotions; to Youth students Cailin, Charlie, Gavin, Lexie, Riley and Savannah on their stripe promotions; and to Adult student Carlos on his Blue Belt promotion, Megan on her two stripe promotion and, Todd, Craig, Andrew and Marco on their one stripe promotions! Keep up the fantastic work!
Check it out! This is a great interview with 7th Degree Red and Black Belt, Fabio Santos, a pioneer in San Diego Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. About 12 minutes in he gives mention to his original students, including CBJJ's very own Jeff Higgs.
A typical class will usually begin with a light warm up of callisthenics, such as light running, forward and backward rolls, and other Jiu Jitsu related exercises. Following the warm up, the instructor will go over various techniques and students will drill them in order to retain the move via muscle memory. After drilling, students may spar, or "roll" with a training partner so that they may apply the techniques against an opponent that will resist and counter just as they would in a possible real life situation.
Will I Need to Wear the Uniform?
Yes, after your free introductory class a Gi must be worn during training, with exception for the Adult BJJ No Gi class and the Women's Self Defense class (comfortable, athletic clothing is suitable). If needed, CBJJ has Gis available to rent or purchase. White, blue or black Gis are the only colors permitted at the Academy.