End of the Year Kids Belt Promotions

Kids Jiu Jitsu Belt Promotions Corona

We host kids belt promotions at Pacific Top Team Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 3-4 times a year. We are so proud of all our kids for their hard work and dedication on the mats. We had over 20 kids test and be promoted this time! Way to end the year strong!

Congratulation everyone on their new belts!

Well Deserved Promotions

As we are nearing the end of 2018, our students from our Tiny’s (Ages 3-4) to our Adults aren’t slowing down at all with their training!! They are consistent and dedicated!! Lots of stripes have been awarded the last couple of weeks and we are excited for our end of the year kids and Adult Belt Test coming up in December! Check out some of the promotion pictures from the last couple of weeks!

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If you are interested in learning more about our programs please give us a call at 951-662-0162 and get started today!!

4 Pacific Top Team IBJJF World Masters Champions

The World Masters Jiu-Jitsu Championship is the most prestigious Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) tournament in the world for athletes over 30 yrs old. They are hosted annually by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation in Las Vegas Nevada.
The high level of Jiu Jitsu was amazing at the tournament, we want to congratulate all Pacific Top Team Members who put everything on the line and compete last week.

Congrats Adriana Cardenas (Chile/Ecuador) on the Gold Medal and the well-deserved jiu-jitsu purple belt promotion! We are so proud of you!

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Congrats Sarah Draht (Canada) on the Brown Belt Division Gold Medal and Silver in the Absolute

Sarah Brown Belt Master Worlds Champion

Congrats Stephanie Lund (Canada) on the Gold medal in the Purple

Purple Belt Master Worlds Champion 2018

Congrats Kathy Hubble (Canada) Gold Medal on the purple belt division 

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Pacific Top Team Now Carrying Finger Tape

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It's common to see Jiu Jitsu Practitioners use tape for their fingers. Sometimes for a specific Injury and for some it is an everyday ritual to maintain good support for their fingers. Some people believe that all tape is created equal, but it's not. 

Finger Tape™ is one of the best brands of finger tape on the market. An Australian based company that has really done their research in using the best materials and precise measurements on tape width to keep you enjoying the mats and not worrying about your finger. They cary a variety of tapes, some more breathable while others are more rigid for additional support. 

Finger Tape™  adhesive sports strapping tape can help prevent and manage finger injuries for active and awesome sports people. Finger is also very versitile. Tape your fingers to save your grips in jiu jitsu and judo, indoor and outdoor rock climbing or bouldering, basketball and volleyball.

For more information on Finger Tape™ check out their website, but be sure to stop by Pacific Top Team Corona to pick yours up today!!!!!

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If you are interested in learning more about our programs here at Pacific Top Team Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, give us a call at (951)662-0162 or email us at pttcorona@gmail.com and get started on your 30 day FREE trial today. 

How to Overcome your nerves when Competing in Jiu Jitsu

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The first time I competed, I seriously freaked out for a month beforehand. Overthinking everything, worry about all that could go wrong, most of which I could not control. Don’t get me wrong, I usually still have some nerves the day of right before my first fight but nothing like it used to be. So here are the things that help me to fight the nerves and have success on the comp mats.

 

  1. Getting over the pressure of letting others down. For me I hate to let others down and I think most of us feel that way. But one of the things I realized is my professor knows where I am at. He knows what I'm capable of and not. It's not like I'm going to show up at a competition and magically roll like a black belt. My skill level is the same the day of comp as it is the day before and the day after. So what happens that day doesn't really define me.
  2. Compete for yourself, not other people. In the end, no one will be there when its time to fight but you.
  3. Envision yourself on the Podium. Want it. Believe in yourself.
  4. Think less and just enjoy the moment of the present. All the "what ifs" that are swirling in your head will not change the outcome. So every time you even have a negative thought enter, scream it out. Seriously scream until the thought leaves and then just show up and do your thing.
  5. Be mentally prepared. Competing in Jiu Jitsu, you have to be mentally prepared, present in the moment, the desire to fight, to give it your all, to work hard even when you are exhausted. I’ve seen so many people lose, not from their lack of skill but from lack of mental focus. So get there. One of the things I started doing to help me feel confident that I can “turn on” my mental focus is pick one training session the week before competition to train hard. To imagine every roll that day is like I am competing. From stepping on the mat, to shaking my partner's hand. That is the day I am going to practice my game plan, that I’m going to keep fighting even when I just want to take a break. When I do this, I don’t tell anyone, I just go in and know that it is my day to be mentally focused. It’s a test for myself, much like competition day, and seeing the result of that I can do it in the week gives me more confidence I can do it on comp day as well.
  6. Train Hard! If you kill yourself training you will feel satisfied that you couldn’t have done anymore. Now this is going to look different for everyone. Remember that. If you are a full-time Jiu Jitsu athlete, training hard is going to be 6+ hours of day. For myself I work full time and have 4 kids to care for so I obviously don’t have 6+ hours to train. So for me training Hard is making the most of the time that I have to train. So while I’m there, I work hard and make the most out of the time I have available to train. You know what training hard looks like for you. Give it your all and don’t cheat yourself.

 

Competition Morning

  • Make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to get to the venue. I like to shoot for approximately 2 hours before my fight time. That way you have plenty of time to get comfortable in the environment. You can check your weight and just get situated in the comp environment.
  • Don’t do anything “different” in terms of eating or drinking. One competition I thought it would be a great idea to drink a 5 hour energy and a double shot of espresso before. I had never drank one of those 5 hours before and my heart rate was so high, I thought I was going to die, literally.
  • Don’t talk about competition that day. Just enjoy being there. And don’t drill any of your “game” while warming up. People are watching.
  • Don’t underestimate your opponent EVER!
  • Go out, Do your Best, and Enjoy the moment.

 

Things to Remember

  • You learn much more losing than winning.
  • Life should be about growth and competition forces you into an experience that will make you grow.
  • Medals mean nothing and the glory of them really only last for the short moment we receive them.
  • Don’t compete for others, do it for yourself and your own personal reasons. I’ll talk about mine in a future post.

NABJJF 14th Annual Tournament

NABJJF 14th Annual Tournament

Congratulation to all our kids and Adults that Competed at the NABJJF Annual Tournament in Cerritos. Everyone fought hard and was looked sharp.  Results for the Tournament

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Jason-Gold No Gi, Silver Gi

Sophia-Gold Gi

Victoria-Gold Gi

Kai-Gold No Gi, Silver Gi

Gavin- Elliott- Gabriel- Felipe

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We love to see our Students putting themselves out there and testing their skills. Competition is fun when you put in the work to prepare. 

 

Requirements to Compete: For anyone that wants to compete. Minimum 6 months training experience. It is mandatory to train minimum 4 times a week. For Kids they need to be a part ofthe Kids Advanced Program and be attending the Friday 6pm Kids Advanced class, and Saturday 11am Competition Class. For Adults, Mon/Wed/Friday at 7pm is dedicated to Sparring which is crucial for those wishing to compete.

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!

Special Guest Instructor Boris Yee for Adults this Summer

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Special Guest Instructor

IBJJF Vegas Open Champion

Professor Boris Yee

You will have a great opportunity to train and learn with Professor Boris Yee at Pacific Top Team Jiu Jitsu Corona this summer!

From the 1st of July to July 30th we are happy to be hosting a special Guest Instructor for our Advance Adult Jiu Jitsu class Monday to Friday 7pm and for all Levels on Saturdays at 11am. It will provide you with a chance to get a different view on your techniques, but also help your Jiu Jitsu journey off the mat as each guest instructor will have an opportunity to share their own personal story at the end.

For more information please contact us at (951) 662 - 0162

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Successful Master Joe Moreira Seminar

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On May 27th we had a super Special Day at the Academy. Master Joe Moreira, a coral Belt in Jiu Jitsu was at the Academy to teach a seminar for both the kids and adults. Master Joe is celebrating his 50th year in Jiu Jitsu. His entire life has been dedicated to the Art of Jiu Jitsu, learning, competing and coaching.  He has very simple rules that will help any skill level to lay down strong foundation bricks in their Jiu Jitsu.

In addition to the Seminar, many Promotions were given on Saturday.

Very special promotion was Professor Juan Pablo Garcia who received his 2nd Degree on his black belt under Master Moreira it is an honor for everyone in the academy to share this accomplishment with our Professor. Congrats Professor JP. 

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Professor Garcia also presented 2 special promotions. Our first Official Brown Belt promotion at the Academy. Officer Kevin.  Kevin is a retired Police Officer who has been training since 2001. And coach Bryan Tamayo who is been training with professor for over 3 years, came to be here in Corona for the Seminar and was promoted to Purple belt. Coach Bryan is the Head Coach of one of our affiliate academies in Ecuador teaching both Adult and Kids Congrats on the well deserved promotion and thanks everyone who was able to make it to this event. 

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!