Father's Day Training

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On Saturday June 15th, Pacific Top Team Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Corona hosted a special event for Dad’s to get on the mats and train a little jiu jitsu together. The class was fun and interactive and the Dad’s definitely got a good workout! The kids loved having their Dad’s on the mats and was a fun time to show them some of the skills they have been learning! Jiu Jitsu is a dynamic sport that can be enjoyed by everyone and is a great way for Dad’s to get actively involved with their kids by training with them! Not only does it keep them fit and active but it is a great way to bond.

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At the end of the class, kids presented their Dad’s with their CAMO belts and Dad’s were all invited to come train the rest of the month for free at Pacific Top Team! Thank you to everyone that came!!! It was a super fun time!

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Summer Rash Guard Super Sale


Rashguards are essential for Training Jiu Jitsu! Once you have trained in a rash guard you will never go back! Check out these benefits to training with a rash guard

Reducing bacteria spread

Everyone knows that skin to skin contact in Jiu Jitsu can means the spread of bacteria. Even in the gi, your kimono top can open and the chance of spreading bacteria heightens. If you wear a rashguard underneath your gi, even if it opens, the chance of bacteria spreading is much less. This is important so that you can keep your skin happy, and avoid unnecessary trips to the doctor.

All about the grips and controls

When rolling or competing, sweat can become a serious factor. The more you sweat, the more slippery that you become. Because of this, your opponent can begin to slip out of certain submissions and your grips can become much less effective. When you wear a rashguard, especially, a long sleeve rashguard, you are giving yourself more traction and friction to finish submissions and giving yourself better control.

Possible injury prevention 

When your muscles are compressed, they are less likely to become injured. Muscle pulls and strains are common and usually accidental. When wearing a rashguard that fits perfect, you will find yourself not getting injured as easily. The compression also allows for your muscles to recover more quickly, which will mean less soreness in the long-run.

Mat & Gi burn prevention 

One of the annoying issues in Jiu Jitsu is mat burn or your Gi irritating you. You can get pretty painful mat burns when training. Rashguards will prevent that mat burn and Gi Burn from occurring on your chest, back and arms (if you’re wearing a long-sleeve one). While mat burn isn’t a huge injury, it can still hurt and affect your performance.

As a Jiu Jitsu student, you should always have at least two rashguards in your closet, even if you are a gi player. Having them will help you out in your training and competitions. And added bonus!! Jiu Jitsu rash guards can be used for water or outdoor sports during the summer!

Check out the SUMMER RASH GUARD SUPER SALE at PTT Corona this week! All our rashguards are on sale 50% off!! We have over 10 designs to choose from in Adult and Kid sizes. Limited supply so pick yours up now!! Only $25 each.

Instructor Immersion

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On May 26th, EDJ Riverside hosted an event for Affiliations, Academy Members, Instructors, Program Directors, School Owners and Operators. Everyone was invited to join Prof. Juan P. Garcia for a fast-paced one day Conference focusing on teaching methods. This one day conference is the first step on becoming a certified instructor and learn the Academy Systems. The conference focused on teaching skills to equip instructors with next level teaching tools. and provided the opportunity to immediately put those tools into practice in an immersive, hands on experience.

One of Professor JP’s personal missions is to not only share Jiu Jitsu with his students but to equip them with tools to be role models, leaders, instructors or Academy Owners one day. His Courses including the Instructor Immersion Conference is the first step down this journey and is an opportunity for students to learn a little it more about teaching styles and methods to explore future opportunities to be a Instructor or an assistant coach.

Congratulations to Everyone that completed the one day course! We are excited for the future of Jiu Jitsu!

Bring a Buddy Day!

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What’s better than training Jiu jitsu? Training Jiu Jitsu with a Buddy!! This Friday June 7 at 5pm is BRING A BUDDY day!! Grab your buddy and bring them for a fun jiu jitsu class, games and more!

*****Be sure to grab a permission slip for your buddy during class this week!!!****

Mother's Day Special on Memberships

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Now is the time!!! Take advantage of this super special Mother’s Day offer on Training!!

Make Your Workouts Fun for the whole family with JIU-JITSU in Corona
Mothers Day 50% OFF FLASH SALE!
6 Weeks Unlimited Training For Just $49
**Offer Good For New Students Only.**

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Kids Belt Promotions

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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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Recap of IBJJF San Jose Gi & No Gi Open

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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.

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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. 

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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!