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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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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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!

WORLD CHAMPION BIANCA BASILIO SEMINAR AT PACIFIC TOP TEAM BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU

BRAZILIAN Jiu Jitsu SEMINAR CORONA

Pacific Top Team Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Corona is very excited to be hosting Bianca Basilio for a technique seminar at 7:00pm March 15th!

Bianca is a multiple time World Champion and was crowned the UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion in April!

She began training Jiu Jitsu at 12 years old with Almeida Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has been on a historic competition run since her first world title win in the juvenile blue belt division at 15 years old!

Bianca's seminar will begin at 7:00pm at 210 Dupont st. Corona Pacific Top Team, the registration fee is $40 (cash only please). All academies and all levels are welcome!

Don’t miss out on this tremendous opportunity to train with one of the best professional athletes in the world!

210 DUPONT ST. CORONA | (951) 662 - 0162 | WWW.PTTCORONA.COM

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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!

End Of The Year In-House Tournament Recap

We held our annual end of the year in-house Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament at Pacific Top Team Academy in Corona on Friday, December 14th. We had nearly 60 competitors, from both our adults’ and kids’ BJJ programs. It was very exciting to bring the community together for this special day. There were plenty of exciting match-ups, new friendships forged in the fire of competition, and family members cheering from the sidelines as the BJJ competitors moved up through their brackets.

First, the kids’ matches began at 6:00 PM, and the energy was high throughout the building. For many of the kids, this was their first time in a Jiu Jitsu tournament, and some of the competitors were as young as 3. Next, the adults bracket began at 8 PM. In the adult divisions there were also students who were competing for the first time. Experiencing the nervousness and thrill of a competition for the first time is a unique and sometimes a little scary. Because of that, on occasions like this, it’s especially clear why we are lucky to have such a large Jiu Jitsu family. In the world of American BJJ, it’s somewhat rare to belong to a school that has enough students to put on a big in-house competition. Through the participation in this event, it’s exciting to see how much the sport and community has grown since Professor JP opened his first Corona academy in 2015 and Professor Boris Valle Vista earlier this year. We’re looking forward to many more tournaments in the years to come!

Check out these photos from this weekend!

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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!

Pacific Top Team Corona 3rd Annual Team Picture Recap

Pacific Top Team Corona Annual Team Picture day Recap

Check out some training photos at Pacific Top Team Corona at our Annual Team Picture. Thank you to our PTT family for all their hard work every day. Make sure to check back every Friday for the latest in our Academy.

Photography by Arlene Garcia

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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!