IBJJF World Masters

Congratulations to Everyone From the Academy that went out to compete and give their best last week in Vegas at the IBJJF World Master, Novice and Kids Summer Tournament. It was an exciting week seeing our students compete at one of the highest level tournaments in the world!

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Here are the results from the weekend!

Kim Bowser- Master 2 Brown-Bronze

Sarah Cunningham-Master 1 Purple-Competed

Brianne Gomez-Master 1 Blue-Silver

Ahmed Ismael-Adult White-Completed

Jorge Arispe-Adult White-Silver

Sophia Zika-Teen Yellow-Silver

Nico Delguidice-Junior Grey-Silver

Zach Stice-Junior Grey-Competed

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We have a lot of competition coming up this Fall!! If you are interested in joining us, please contact Prof. JP or Coach Kim for more information.

Congratulations to all our competitors!

Purple and Brown Belt Promotion at PTT Corona

Saturday, January 19th was a special day her at our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy in Corona. We hosted a open guard workshop with special guest Instructor Coach Felipe, however it was a disguise for a few very special surprise belt promotions!

In the middle of Coach Felipe teaching a technique, Professor JP approached saying he needed to fix something. Alarmed, Felipe started backing away, only to realize what needed fixing was his belt color being changed out. What an exciting way to receive a belt!

Congratulations to our Dear Coach Felipe Hennings on his promotion to purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Coach Felipe has been working very hard and we are so proud for this promotion!!!

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Another exciting promotion was for Coach Jonathon Cervantes Lara on his promotion to Brown Belt! Jonathon recently joined us from Mexico and now is a brown belt in Judo as well as Jiu Jitsu! Be sure to check out one of his classes here at PTT Corona!!

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Thanks to Everyone that made it out Saturday to support Jonathon and Felipe with their promotions! We could not be more proud!!!

Interested in Training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? Call and get started today!

(951) 662-0162


Benefits of Privates in Jiu Jitsu

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Privates are a great addition to normal group classes. You can schedule them when its convenient for you and however often you want. Students who invest in privates have seen a drastic improvement in their jiu jitsu performance. It is also a chance to address any questions you may have, review specific techniques, go over strategies for tournaments and more. Available for both Adult and Kids!

Contact your instructor today to set them up!! Multiple private packages available with discounts!


(951) 662-0162

4th Anniversary of Pacific Top Team in Corona!!!

We are CELEBRATING over here at Pacific Top Team Brazillian Jiu Jitsu in Corona! It’s our 4th Anniversary and we are throwing a PARTY!!! Everyone is invited to help us celebrate!!!

10am-Bounce House for all Kids

11am-Seminar with guest instructor Professor Beto for Teens & Adults

12pm-Open Mat

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Operation Homeless Stay Warm Open-Mat

We are proud to support the Sixth Annual 

"Winter Operation Homeless Stay Warm Project"

Together the Jiu-Jitsu community can make a big difference. We will be accepting donations of blankets, jackets and personal hygiene products. Your donations can be dropped off at the Academy 

(210 Dupont st. Corona, CA.) The pickup day is on Monday, December 17th during the open mat 

7pm to 9pm.

We welcome any academy, friends and family... all levels adults and teens 13+ to join the SUPER ROLLING (Open-Mat) Come train in a safe and friendly environment and support a great cause!

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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!

Fight to Win

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Coach Kim, a purple belt training at Pacific Top Team Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Corona under Professor JP Garcia is on Fight to Win Card 95 in San Diego on December 1st. This is the second time Kim will be appearing on the Fight to Win Production. F2W is making strides in the Jiu Jitsu community to professionalize the sport and get skilled competitors paid while providing a fun and interactive experience for spectators with the elevated mat. It surely is the biggest party in Grappling! Be sure to catch Kim’s latest appearance on Fight to Win, Dec. 1st. You can buy tickets via the link below and make sure to select Kim Bowser as your fighter to show support!!!


Interested in getting on the mats with our coaching staff? Give us a call today at (951) 662-0162 to schedule your first trial class!!


6th PTT In-House Recap

On Saturday October 20th Pacific Top Team in Corona hosted it’s 6th jiu jitsu In-House Tournament for kids and adults. In-house tournaments are great opportunities for kids to get a taste of the competition sport side of jiu jitsu in a friendly environment. It is also a great time to invite family to see what your child has been up to in class. It was a great day with lots of action packed matches from our 3 & 4 year olds to our adults!

Check out the fun pictures below of the event!

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A huge shout out to all of our competitors from Corona and PTT Valle Vista that participated in the event. Congratulations to you all! Everyone looked amazing and all of us are very proud to see you step out there! Also a big Thank you to everyone that came out to support that day! It was a fun Saturday afternoon! Can’t wait for the next one!

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!!!

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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!

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.