Welcome to the Best Kids Martial Arts Program in Corona!

An estimated three million children miss school every month because they fear bullies. The zero-tolerance policy which strictly prohibits students from defending themselves in school systems has created a very tough situation for both parents and children. Victims not only fear getting beat up and/or harassed by bullies, but also fear getting in trouble for defending themselves. We teach our young students to first try and verbally handle the situation without using any physical force, we actually give them very specific phrases and responses to common bullying behaviors. We then advise them to tell an adult about the situation. Only when all options have been exhausted do we advise them to use their skills. We believe that patience and tolerance are huge parts of being a good Martial Artist. However sometimes the fight picks you and there is no other choice but Self-Defense. No other Kids Martial Arts classes in Corona, California discuss these vital topics. This is what sets Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) apart from all of the other Martial Arts schools in Corona. Enrolling your child in our classes could mean the difference between them being bullied in school or being 100% confident when they walk the hallways. When kids are confident the bullies leave them alone.


Our kids' martial arts programs in Corona, CA. focus entirely on defense and using non-violent takedowns and control positions (competition as well for the more dedicated and committed students).  This makes Jiu Jitsu an effective and safe self-defense system for children. Almost every other martial art relies on overpowering the opponent with violent kicks and punches. This often backfires for the student especially if he or she is smaller or younger. What if a student cannot overpower the attacker? What if a student does happen to punch or kick the bully and injures another child badly? This risk involved with these methods is just not worth it. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) in Corona offers a tested and proven method that will help your child gain the confidence that they need to be successful. 

Instead of fighting fire with fire, our students learn that they should fight fire with water.


 The strategy in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is to close the distance, take the bully to the ground and to control the bully until an adult arrives to help.

By introducing youth martial arts students to real-life scenarios in a controlled and structured environment the students learn true confidence and super realistic self-defense techniques. Students also learn the true meaning of work-ethic, respect, self-discipline, focus and confidence. A confident child is a Bully-Proof Child!

The reality is that the average kids' Martial Arts programs in Corona engage in outdated and dangerous training methods. Things such as karate board breaking, karate forms, and outdated weapons are not only unsafe but also highly ineffective in preparing students for realistic street self-defense in an actual altercation. In these more commercialized martial arts schools it is far easier to achieve belt ranks. Kids get promoted to black belts too quickly and are given a dangerous false sense of security.

At Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) we provide a very specific attendance tracking system, a safe and structured class format and an easy to follow curriculum. The students are expected to demonstrate respect, focus, and discipline at all times. Our standards are very high for our staff of professional instructors, we only hire the most patient and enthusiastic instructors to teach the children. At Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) in Corona, we take great pride in providing the most organized and controlled kids' Martial Arts classes in the area. If you have ever observed classes at another Martial Arts school you have most likely seen disruptive students wasting class time, lack of overall control and teenage instructors running the classes. For a parent that is serious about your child learning self-defense Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) is the best option. 


If you are interested in instilling your child with unshakable confidence while reinforcing positive values and good character, the youth Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) program is for you!!!

 We are committed to running the best kids martial arts classes in Corona. 

CALL NOW AT 951-662-0162!!!

10 Important reminders of Dojo Etiquette.

Every sport or subculture has its specific set of rules and etiquette. When you are first introduced to the sport and art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, people will explain to you as you go.
Not knowing some of these rules of conduct will identify you as a noob and even worse, annoy your training partners.

Here are 10 important reminders of important Dojo etiquette:

1. Don’t walk on the mats in your street shoes. You transfer who-knows-what substances from the ground to the training area. This is important to prevent skin infections!

2. Cut your fingernails and toenails at the start of every week of training. I have seen people with toenails so long they could swoop down and snatch their dinner out of a lake! Don't scratch your training partners while trying to get a grip on their kimono.

3. Show up with a clean smelling kimono. Trying to drill techniques with a partner with a funky gi is really nasty. You probably need more than one kimono if you are training more than once per week. You need to allow it to dry properly in between training sessions.

4. Don't be the guy who purposely shows up late to miss warm-ups and spends an extra-long time tying his belt or taping his fingers to avoid the drills. It sets a poor example for the other students.

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5. Show that you understand the technique being taught in the class before asking all of the what if he does this? questions. It is good to be curious about the counters and recounters, but let's get the original technique correct first!

6. If you have the flu or a cold please stay off the mats, especially if there is a competition coming up. You run the risk of getting all of your teammates sick before an important event.

7. Don't talk in the background when the instructor is teaching a technique. This is not the time for that hilarious one liner that just popped into your head. This is time to pay attention and allow everyone to focus on what the instructor is teaching.

8. Neither be a super stiff or a wet noodle when your partner is drilling the technique. You can drill with resistance after you have learned the basics of the move. How is it helpful if you are resisting your partner the first time they are attempting a move? Or just as bad, just flopping over limp when they try a sweep?

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9. A big one many students have said to me: Don't go into the bathroom barefoot and then track who knows what bacteria back onto the training surface.

10. Cellphones in the training area are not appreciated. The class time is an oasis way from the rest of your worldly cares. Carrying on a full volume conversation or loud ringtones breaks the atmosphere of the academy and is disrespectful to the other students.

If you're interested in trying out any of our Adults, Women Only or Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes, such as Tiny Ninjas, Little & Junior Ninjas, Teens, or our Black Belt Club Advanced Kids Martial Arts classes, please contact us today at or 951-662-0162.

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Instructors Course at Pacific Top Team in Corona

Building up others to succeed is one of Professor Jp's goals. Professor JP is the Head instructor at Pacific Top Team in Corona, which is other the headquarters for JP as he overseas his other affiliate schools in Ecuador, Chile, Germany and U.S.

Each year Professor JP Hosts multiple Instructor's courses to equip individuals the tools and skills they need to be able to grow into leaders in Jiu Jitsu, teaching and coaching kids and Adults. 

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Saturday, April 14th, PTT Corona held the first instructor's course of 2018.  Topics covered in the course include safety, techniques to effectively teach and motivate students, leadership skills and more. 

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Certified instructor's at PTT must complete the 8 hour course as well as assist in classes for 100 hours to receive their certification. We are excited for our new group of instructors that joined us for this course. One of our goals at PTT is to build the best instructors, not only providing top notch Jiu Jitsu instruction, but continuing to cultivate the fun, friendly environment built on positivity to build up our students and help them find success!

For any question in regards to our Instructors Course or programs we offer, please call (951)662-0162 for more information

Jiu Jitsu World League and Chilean Competition Results

Congrats Russel and Sophia Zika on your performances over the weekend at the Jiu Jitsu World League held in Orange County at the Santiago Canyon College.  Also, Congratulations to Antonella Mareco for your Gold at the No Gi Tournament in Chile. 

Competing is a very personal, but we support and help prepare anyone that has the goal to compete. Our competitors compete often and podium pics are the best reward for all the long hours of preparing for the competition. 

Sophia Zika (13) has been training for 2.5 years now and is rocking the female grey belt competition scene. She is diverse player with both a strong top and bottom Game. Congratulations on your wins this weekend. 1 by submission and 1 by points

 Sophia-True Champion! Wins and looses like one!

Sophia-True Champion! Wins and looses like one!

Russel Zika (15) is a naturally talented athlete training at Pacific Top Team in Corona. After defeating two top ranked boys in his Teen category, he had to bow out of the final due to an injury. We are very proud of you Russel!!!

Russel Zika Santiago College Orange County

Antonella Mareco was here in California with us at the PTT Headquarters in Corona training for a month. Her first competition back in Chile showed the time was well spent! She won Gold in the No Gi Competition finishing all fights with a Kimura! We are all super proud of our team in Chile!

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Speaking of Kimura's, it's our technique of the week at Pacific Top Team in Corona. Be sure to jump into class to learn how to set up this high percentage submission and strong details to finish. 

Interested in joining us on the mats at PTT corona?  Contact us at (951)662-0162 to set up your FREE intro class today!

Last Pacific Top Team Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Well Deserved Promotions

We are very proud to see how our students progress every day! to continue training, congrats!! 🤙🏽💙 #kid #kids #sportkids #corona #riverside #bjj #bjjlifestyle#bjjkids #fun #kidsjiujitsu #champions @ Pacific Top Team Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Corona

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15 Reasons Why Martial Arts are Better for your kids than other Team Sports

1. Self-Defense:

The number one reason why most people take up a martial art is for self-defense, and pretty much any style is a great way to learn how to defend oneself. Not only will the martial arts teach you the techniques to defend yourself, but also the way to think about defending yourself. They also help you build up the reflexes you need if you’re ever in a pickle, and give you the confidence to fight back – which leads me to my next topic…

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2. Self-Confidence:

As children become more proficient in their selected style of martial arts, their confidence gets a big boost. They become more self-assured and confident. Their Teacher’s encouragement goes a long way to help them achieve this goal, but the confidence level will extend far beyond the Dojo (Martial Arts Academy).

3. Belts and Ranking:

I know that this might seem like a stupid reason at first, but you’d be surprised how much belts and ranking help build your child’s confidence and their desire to succeed. For the uninitiated, most Martial Arts styles use a system of Colored belts to indicate the knowledge and skill levels of their practitioners. In many cases the first belt promotion can be attained in as little as a few weeks and when children obtain that first belt, it shows them that with the right motivation, they can succeed. One belt is always not enough, once a child passes one belt test he or she is already thinking about the next one. Belts are a great way to help children track their progress and motivate them to strive higher.

4. Discipline:

The mantra of any martial art is ‘practice makes perfect’ There is constant repetition in drills and practices with emphasis on details and rhythm. Techniques are repeated over and over. Even while sparring or competing – where a martial artist shows how creatively he or she can apply their well-honed skills – there are still rules and protocols to be followed. All of this teaches children to respect one another, their opponents and colleagues, and how to play games fair and square – lessons that follow them in their non-Martial Arts lives. It also teaches them the benefits of frequent practice, and the patience to get there (Remember the Karate Kid and Wax On/Wax Off?!).

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5. Emphasis on Individual Achievement:

In basketball there are only five starters, yet there are seldom only five people on a team – which means that someone has to start each game on the bench. This applies for most team sports as well. In team sports there are also positions, and each has connotations. Although teamwork and sportsmanship are emphasized in team sports, at some point you’ll need to explain to your child why they aren’t a starter or why their stuck in right field batting 9th instead of playing first base and batting cleanup. In the martial arts, however, each child’s success is based on his or her own individual merits. Yes, your kid may not be the most winning JuJitero in his Jiu-Jitsu class, but that will be because he tried and lost, and not because he wasn’t good enough to make it off the bench. Your child will also not be stuck on a ‘bad team’ as her own ambition will help her achieve success. Knowing that their own ambition and abilities will drive them to succeed, will lessen the chances that your child will say to you ‘I hate this sport’. Since each child has an opportunity to play, there is also no scapegoat to blame if they don’t win, and the opportunity to do better at the next tournament.

6. Gender Equity:

I am sure that while many of you would consider martial arts for their sons, not nearly as many would consider it for their daughters. However the martial arts are one of the few sports where both boys and girls can play together. There are also tremendous international opportunities in Women’s martial arts as well. Your daughter’s black belt will not be any easier for her to attain than your son’s black belt will be for him. It also gives brothers and sisters an opportunity to practice together and learn from one another as well (not to mention the convenience of having all of your kids in one place at a time). My Kids Jiu-Jitsu Instructor,  Coach Kimberly Pruyssers, competed for the Academy representing US on an international level, and she is a great coach and an excellent Jiu Jitsu practitioner, in addition, one of few Americans Champions, in IBJJF Europeans, came from Kim in the women’s Jiu-Jitsu competition in 2018 in Portugal. Maybe your daughter will become a European champion too someday?

7. Exercise:

The typical 2-hour martial arts class will often be comprised of warm-up calisthenics, teaching and practicing of moves and possibly some sparring. The warm up and practice comprise the bulk of the time, and for that time your child will be constantly on the go – stretching, crunches, etc. The workout each child gets will not only assist in the natural development of his or her muscles, but also help them build stronger Cardio-Vascular systems. Even in the most active of team sports such as Basketball, Hockey, or Soccer, children don’t get that much of a workout simply because they generally don’t play the whole game and even if they do, there are still breaks in the action. 

8. Respect for Strength:

The first thing the parents of (even slightly) mischievous children think about when they send their kids to martial arts class is: “Is my kid going to use this to hurt others?” Although this is a legitimate concern, it is always addressed early by instructors who remind students that the techniques they learn in the Academy stay in the Academy (except in self-defense), and shouldn’t be used to bully people (unless your Sensei is John Kreese from The Karate Kid). As children learn the ropes, they will learn to respect their newfound strength and techniques. They will also gain a disdain for bullying as well.

9. You can do it with them:

Many martial arts schools offer classes for both adults and children. While most do not run those classes simultaneously, they are usually one right after the other. This means that you can watch your children workout, and then they can watch you. If you have the proper space for it, you can practice with each other at home, and learn from one another. This will give you a special activity to use as a bonding tool with your kids. You can also become physically fit together. Granted, you can play Basketball in your driveway and have a catch in the backyard, but it is just not the same as working on your kids’ takedowns or sweeps in a group.

10. The Never-Ending Season:

Many team sports, especially those primarily played outdoors, or in specific weather (think Skiing, Hockey) are seasonal. The Martial Arts are a year-round affair. A bad tournament only puts you out until the next tournament, and your exercise routine remains constant the entire year. Having this consistency also helps build upon discipline, and allows children to progress very quickly. 

11. They will exercise their minds too.

While all martial arts teach you to fighting strategies, Jiu-Jitsu really teaches much more. While learning Self Defense and throwing techniques, they learn Mechanical Physics. Combination techniques and follow-ups teach them improvisation. 

12. Jiu-Jitsu isn’t about brute force, it is about control:

BJJ emphasized the concept of maximum efficiency. This is evident, as the crux of many Jiu-Jitsu techniques is not necessarily brute force, but using your opponents’ movements, leverage, and strength against him or her. While physical strength and size are important, mental strength is probably the most vital factor in competition.

13. Your child will be well coordinated (and we’re not talking about Fashion)

When you’re using your opponents’ moves against him or her, timing is everything. Many of the techniques in jiu-jitsu will simply not work if you don’t time them correctly. Feet, hands, hips, and head all need to move in fluid and exact timed motions to properly execute them. As your child practices he or she will learn more complex techniques and, in turn, will demonstrate better reflexes and coordination as a result.

15. Jiu-Jitsu is Universal

If a Karate practitioner travels to another city he or she might have a hard time finding a dojo to work out in that has the exact same style and philosophy as their home dojo. Not so for Jujiteros– because the techniques and principles are practically universal. A New Yorker can go to California for a week, and still find a place to play. There are over a hundred member countries in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation, the competing Jujitero came from places as diverse as Cuba, Israel, and Kazakhstan as well as from the expected countries like Brazil, Japan, USA, Russia and France. Although the styles of teaching and ranking and promotion standards vary slightly from country to country – Jiu Jitsu is Jiu-Jitsu. Which helps your child stick with it, even into adulthood, as it will never be hard to find a dojo to train in, and the material will always be the same even if the location is not.


Our head Instructor Juan Pablo Garcia grew up in Ecuador and has received his Black belt degree in  Jiu-Jitsu after training in South America and the U.S.A. being today 2th degree Black belt.

Prof. JP as he is commonly called in the Jiu-Jitsu because of the meaning of the word “professor” in Portuguese meaning Teacher received started BJJ  and receive his black belt from Grand Master Carlos Gracie JR. son of Jiu-Jitsu Founder. (Carlos Gracie Sr.) 

Prof. JP was also a Participated in Vale Todo fights back in Ecuador, now call MMA (having 11 fights back in South America) and one of the first Ecuadorian representing in international competition, experience in Jiu-Jitsu Competitions (being 1st, 2nd 3rd place at the SJJIF worlds, NAGA, Pan American and Nationals IBJJF Tournaments) Boxing for 7 years.

Our Instructor is the Founder of  Escuela De Jiu-Jitsu, an organization focused in spread jiu-jitsu in the world making our Facility (Pacific Top Team BJJ) a very international Training center with students coming from all over the USA, Canada, Chile, Germany, Ecuador, Brazil to learn, train and teach.

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Prof. JP had traveled the world to Learn, Teach, train and compete but mostly to spread Jiu-Jitsu in countries like Ecuador, Canada, Germany, and all over the USA. He has developed training camps to help teach and form instructors.

Escuela De Jiu-Jitsu Systems delivers the most innovative, and comprehensive Jiu-Jitsu training program for kids, adults, and women.  

It is designed not just to teach theory, but to build unstoppable athletes.

Call Now (951) 662 - 0162 to start on this amazing program that is not only a great self-defense system but a great fitness/workout regimen.