Kids Belt Promotions

Kids jiu jitsu belt promtions

On Saturday, April 13th Pacific Top Team Brazilian Jiu Jitsu had its Spring kids belt promotions. We had about 30 students from our Little and Junior kids programs that tested and promoted to their next belt.

Jiu Jitsu is different than other martial arts in kids are not eligible to receive black belts. The kids belt system has 13 belts to get through starting with white and then going to grey, yellow, orange, and green. Each of the colored belts has a junior (color with a white stripe in the middle) , solid and senior belt (color with a black stripe in the middle).


We are very proud of all our Champions!!!

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Interested in having your child train Martial Arts? Contact us today to set up a trial class! We start as early as 3 years old!

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Recap of IBJJF San Jose Gi & No Gi Open

IBJJF San Jose Open

April 13th & 14th was the IBJJF San Jose Gi & No Gi Open. Pacific Top Team had two students road trip up to compete in this tournament. Jorge Arispe competed in the Adult White Belt Gi taking Bronze and Coach Bryan Giroux competed in No Gi Master 3 Blue taking Silver in his Division and Gold in the Absolute.

Congratulations to both Coach Bryan and Jorge and exceptional performances over the weekend. We are very proud. Pacific Top Team Competition team has a full schedule of competitions lined up this spring and summer including the IBJJF San Diego Open and World Master and Las Vegas Open in August. Be on the lookout for information on our Worlds Competition Jiu Jitsu camp coming up in August.

Interested in training with our team? Call Now to schedule your First Class (951) 662-0162.

What do you have to loose?

Featured Student: Rachel Forero

Let’s start out with some quick facts about you…

Age: 32

Belt: Blue

Profession: Business Owner and Stay at Home Mama

How many years in BJJ: Almost 2

Other martial arts: None

Where do you live: Riverside, CA

Where are you originally from: Riverside, CA USA

Other fun or curious information you'd like to share:

Aside from loving Jiu Jitsu, I am a Yoga instructor, jewelry maker, and musician.  I homeschool our 3 children and love getting to hang out with them everyday.  My husband Alex, and our kids really keep my gypsy soul grounded. 

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Pan Am Champion

 

Tell us what inspired you to train? 

I have always loved Jiu Jitsu, and I wanted to find a sport that would push my limits.  I needed something exciting and rewarding to counter my sedentary office job at the time. 


What are the things you enjoy about BJJ? 

I love the idea that Jiu Jitsu offers continuous self improvement.  It forces you to listen to your body, push your mind, and build confidence.  BJJ literally forces a person to be more proactive, think harder, do better, and let go of any ego or selfishness. 

Can you give us some examples of experiences you had that makes it worth training? 
I think one of the biggest challenges and rewards in BJJ is vulnerability.  There have been times on the mat that you have these really selfless choices to make.  Your partner is having a bad day, she or he is not on their A-game; do you take advantage of that and get every win you can, or do you selflessly allow your partner the training they need that day? 

I had a night on the mats over 6 months ago, that changed me.  Every time I was partnered with this specific person, there was some kind of excuse or complaint, so each time,  I offered to “roll light.”  Yet every time the clock went off and we bumped fists, this partner would go 110% full force.  I let my emotion get the best of me and by the end of the night I was more frustrated than you could even imagine.  

I ranted about it the whole drive home.  I was really upset and annoyed both at my partner and myself.  My husband asked me a good question: When would I stop taking my partners actions personally? 

I began to consider that person’s intentions.  Their lifestyle, the things they may have been thinking or going through.  Without going too deep into it all, that was the moment that I not only changed my game in BJJ, but changed how I allowed things to affect me in my life.  Not everything a person does is personal.  My partner NEEDED to win that night, even if it was just practice, and even if they weren’t feeling well.  

So many emotions naturally come out as a result of the intensity and heart we give to jiu jitsu, and I think that allowing oneself to train in the face of adversity, fear, anxiety, etc., and growing through that process makes training EVERY BIT WORTH IT.


Can you describe the emotion of winning the 2019 IBJJF PANS, being your first competition?
Oh my gosh! I was so nervous and excited!  I was so nervous that when I was on the mat and the ref asked me my name, I told him the name my opponent had just given, not my own.  I had to correct myself and laughed as I did it. He wanted to laugh, but diligently kept a straight face.  

How did it feel to win? I’ll give the same answer that everyone else got: It set amazing, between winning and getting my blue belt on the podium, I can’t imagine a better outcome.  But, just pushing myself to go and do it, and train harder than I ever have for anything in my life leading up to it; made me feel like I had already won.  If I had lost my tournament, I would have still felt like I won.  I proved some things to my self in the months leading up to the 2019 IBJJF PANS, and that for me was the best part of it all. No Gold medal or belt rank could ever make me feel the way my hard work did.  But both of those things are tangible reminders that I earned every bit of them both.

If you were to pass on training advice to your fellow training partners, what would it be? 
Fear is a liar.  The number of stripes, or the color on your belt means nothing if you are not willing to work hard to earn them.  Don’t give up,  we all have seasons that will be more difficult, or we don’t feel like we are learning, or retaining.  Just remember, feelings are deceptive, so on the bad days, I’m not telling you that you have to put a smile on your face when you walk into the academy, nor am I saying that you have to be friends with everyone there.  But, be a good training partner, be grateful you have the opportunity to train, and remind yourself why you’re there.  Usually that seems to turn the day around. Lastly, don’t take things personally. 

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Juan Garcia

Learn from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu II Degree Black Belt Professor Juan Pablo Garcia! This gentlemen have over 20 years of experience, He helped develop BJJ in Latin America, has traveled for many years teaching classes and seminars, competing, and training all over the world in countries like Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Germany and throughout the USA.! Whether you are looking to learn self defense, lose weight, or compete in Martial Arts, Professor Garcia have the knowledge to help you achieve your goals. Be part of the evolution of Martial Arts in Corona and Inland Empire as you train in our cutting edge systems of martial arts!

Elevation Camp 2019 Recap!

The First Weekend in March was our First Annual Elevation Camp in Lake Arrowhead California. The camp was held in the San Bernardino Mountains close to Lake Arrowhead, only 90 minutes from Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties. Training, accommodation, food, nature, fun, open mats, drinks, restaurants all at the same area!!!

Our camp was a competition based camp focused around Jiu Jitsu. We had 20 participants and broke up into boy and girl cabins for sleeping and had an amazing group training space on a covered deck that overlooked the snow covered mountains. There was lots of snow to play in and some great spots to sled.

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Elevation Camp California

The weekend included 5 training sessions focusing on drills, sequences, competition strategies and sparring. Friday we spent time at the outdoor fire pit after training and Saturday night watch UFC in our group training space.

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The food was amazing, served buffet style with lots of delicious options including full beverage bar and fresh fruits daily. No one went hungry, thats for sure.

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Highlight of the camp was Alex and Uvaldo Diaz receiving there grey/black belt promotion.

It was a super fun weekend filled with a lot of Jiu Jitsu and team bonding and we are already planning for next years!! Keep your eyes out for a super discounted price to secure your spot early for next year!!!

Last Well Deserved Promotions!

CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE ON THE WELL DESERVED BELT PROMOTIONS

prepare for a future of opportunities and embrace a world of infinite possibilities.

‘A White-belt is a Black-belt that never quit!’

Congrats Chris

Congrats Chris

Congrats Junie

Congrats Junie

Congrats Rachel

Congrats Rachel

Congrats Russell and Jason

Congrats Russell and Jason

Congrats Benjamin

Congrats Benjamin

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Juan Garcia

Learn from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu II Degree Black Belt Professor Juan Pablo Garcia! This gentlemen have over 20 years of experience, He helped develop BJJ in Latin America, has traveled for many years teaching classes and seminars, competing, and training all over the world in countries like Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Germany and throughout the USA.! Whether you are looking to learn self defense, lose weight, or compete in Martial Arts, Professor Garcia have the knowledge to help you achieve your goals. Be part of the evolution of Martial Arts in Corona and Inland Empire as you train in our cutting edge systems of martial arts!

2019 IBJJF PANS Recap!

Congratulations to everyone from Pacific Top Team who competed at this years Pan Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship!  We are extremely proud of everyone!


A special congratulations to the following students for their accomplishments:

Kimberly Bowser Gold in the division, Bronze in the absolute!

Kimberly Bowser Gold in the division, Bronze in the absolute!

Alex Forero Gold in the division

Alex Forero Gold in the division

Rachel Forero Gold in the division and brand new blue belt!

Rachel Forero Gold in the division and brand new blue belt!

Benjamin (Nicaragua) Bronze on the division

Benjamin (Nicaragua) Bronze on the division

Sarah (Canada) Silver on the division!

Sarah (Canada) Silver on the division!

If you are interested in learning more about our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program please give us a call/text at 951-662-0162

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Juan Garcia

Learn from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu II Degree Black Belt Professor Juan Pablo Garcia! This gentlemen have over 20 years of experience, He helped develop BJJ in Latin America, has traveled for many years teaching classes and seminars, competing, and training all over the world in countries like Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Germany and throughout the USA.! Whether you are looking to learn self defense, lose weight, or compete in Martial Arts, Professor Garcia have the knowledge to help you achieve your goals. Be part of the evolution of Martial Arts in Corona and Inland Empire as you train in our cutting edge systems of martial arts!

Featured Student: Rich Smith

Let’s start out with some quick facts about you…

Age: 34

Belt: White

Profession: Warehousing and Logistics Manager

How many years in BJJ: Off and on for the last 10 years

Other martial arts: Wrestling

Where do you live: Eastvale, CA

Where are you originally from: Chino, CA USA

Other fun or curious information you'd like to share:

I enjoy lifting, surfing, and spending time with my family in Big Bear CA

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Tell us what inspired you to train? 

I was inspired by my son Wyatt to start training again. Seeing how much he enjoyed the atmosphere made me realize how much I missed it. It is also a way for me be a good example for my kids.

What are the things you enjoy about BJJ? 

Education, every day you can learn something new about yourself

Can you give us some examples of experiences you had that makes it worth training? 

Training at the same academy as my son has helped us bond on a different level. We are learning together and can see each other on common ground outside of the usual father son relationship

What has so far been the most surprising experience for you when Training? 

The biggest surprise has been my lack or cardio. Grappling endurance is whole different thing

If you were to pass on training advice to your fellow training partners, what would it be? 

Be patient, chase the knowledge, and don’t quit.


If you are interested in learning more about our program please give us a call/text at (951) 662-0162 or email us at info@pttcorona.com and get started on your FREE trial today.

Kimberly Bowser officially sponsored by VULKAN Fight Company

Massive congrats to our vey own Coach Kim who is now officially sponsored by VULKAN Fight Company!

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Coach Kim mayor tittles in her purple belt are:

  • IBJJF Pan-American Champion

  • IBJJF European Double Gold Champion

  • IBJJF NO-GI Worlds Champion

  • ABU DHABI WORLD PROFESSIONAL JIU-JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 Champion

    We are very excited and happy for you and this new partnership, can’t wait to see you on this year competition circuit!

    Follow her on her INSTAGRAM @Kimberly_bowserbjj

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Juan Garcia

Learn from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu II Degree Black Belt Professor Juan Pablo Garcia! This gentlemen have over 20 years of experience, He helped develop BJJ in Latin America, has traveled for many years teaching classes and seminars, competing, and training all over the world in countries like Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Germany and throughout the USA.! Whether you are looking to learn self defense, lose weight, or compete in Martial Arts, Professor Garcia have the knowledge to help you achieve your goals. Be part of the evolution of Martial Arts in Corona and Inland Empire as you train in our cutting edge systems of martial arts!

Sophia Zika 2019 IBJJF PAN Kids CHAMPION

Kid Pans is the largest kids tournament out there, and brings young talented from around the world.  This year it toke place February 17th in Long Beach at the Walter Pyramid.  Congratulations to our student Sophia Zika! After a serie of great results, she is bringing the highest kids title home! Hard work pays off! Well deserved Sophy! Congrats! 

Sophia IBJJF PAN KIDS podium

Sophia IBJJF PAN KIDS podium

Competition is a fantastic way for the Kids to test themselves, and it’s a great learning tool.  They can learn the joy of hard work paying off, how to deal with a loss, and how to come back even stronger and more determined.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Pan Am champion in Corona


If you are interested in learning more about our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program please give us a call/text at 951-662-0162 or email us at info@pttcorona.com and get started on your FREE trial today.