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

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu student in corona

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.

Women Only Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes in Corona

Women only Brazilian jiu jitsu classes in corona

New Class Starts Next Week in Corona!

We wanted to send a quick reminder about our new class starting Next week at Pacific Top Team Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Corona. Our women only jiu jitsu program will be every Monday and Wednesday at 9:30am.  

If you have any questions, please reach out to us. See you on the mats!

(951) 662 - 0162


WOMEN ONLY Brazilian jiu jitsu corona


(951) 662 - 0162

Life Brothers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu SUBMISSION TEAM!

Great training this weekend with the Professor Kitner Mendonça from Sao Paulo Brazil! The professor is a Jiu-Jitsu champion and founder of Life Brothers BJJ and came by the academy to share some techniques and training before the competition this past week the Worlds Jiu-Jitsu Championships in Long Beach, California. Thank you Professor Kitner Mendonça, Professor Jorden and the PTT Kelowna Team for visiting us in Corona to train here with us. Looking forward to have you guys on our mats again. 

Martial Arts Training Corona


Welcome to the Best Kids Martial Arts Program in Corona!

An estimated three million children miss school every month because they fear bullies. The zero-tolerance policy which strictly prohibits students from defending themselves in school systems has created a very tough situation for both parents and children. Victims not only fear getting beat up and/or harassed by bullies, but also fear getting in trouble for defending themselves. We teach our young students to first try and verbally handle the situation without using any physical force, we actually give them very specific phrases and responses to common bullying behaviors. We then advise them to tell an adult about the situation. Only when all options have been exhausted do we advise them to use their skills. We believe that patience and tolerance are huge parts of being a good Martial Artist. However sometimes the fight picks you and there is no other choice but Self-Defense. No other Kids Martial Arts classes in Corona, California discuss these vital topics. This is what sets Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) apart from all of the other Martial Arts schools in Corona. Enrolling your child in our classes could mean the difference between them being bullied in school or being 100% confident when they walk the hallways. When kids are confident the bullies leave them alone.


Our kids' martial arts programs in Corona, CA. focus entirely on defense and using non-violent takedowns and control positions (competition as well for the more dedicated and committed students).  This makes Jiu Jitsu an effective and safe self-defense system for children. Almost every other martial art relies on overpowering the opponent with violent kicks and punches. This often backfires for the student especially if he or she is smaller or younger. What if a student cannot overpower the attacker? What if a student does happen to punch or kick the bully and injures another child badly? This risk involved with these methods is just not worth it. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) in Corona offers a tested and proven method that will help your child gain the confidence that they need to be successful. 

Instead of fighting fire with fire, our students learn that they should fight fire with water.


 The strategy in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is to close the distance, take the bully to the ground and to control the bully until an adult arrives to help.

By introducing youth martial arts students to real-life scenarios in a controlled and structured environment the students learn true confidence and super realistic self-defense techniques. Students also learn the true meaning of work-ethic, respect, self-discipline, focus and confidence. A confident child is a Bully-Proof Child!

The reality is that the average kids' Martial Arts programs in Corona engage in outdated and dangerous training methods. Things such as karate board breaking, karate forms, and outdated weapons are not only unsafe but also highly ineffective in preparing students for realistic street self-defense in an actual altercation. In these more commercialized martial arts schools it is far easier to achieve belt ranks. Kids get promoted to black belts too quickly and are given a dangerous false sense of security.

At Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) we provide a very specific attendance tracking system, a safe and structured class format and an easy to follow curriculum. The students are expected to demonstrate respect, focus, and discipline at all times. Our standards are very high for our staff of professional instructors, we only hire the most patient and enthusiastic instructors to teach the children. At Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) in Corona, we take great pride in providing the most organized and controlled kids' Martial Arts classes in the area. If you have ever observed classes at another Martial Arts school you have most likely seen disruptive students wasting class time, lack of overall control and teenage instructors running the classes. For a parent that is serious about your child learning self-defense Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) is the best option. 


If you are interested in instilling your child with unshakable confidence while reinforcing positive values and good character, the youth Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) program is for you!!!

 We are committed to running the best kids martial arts classes in Corona. 

CALL NOW AT 951-662-0162!!!

Jiu Jitsu Techniques used for Self Defense

Jiu Jitsu is a martial art designed for a smaller, weaker person to control a bigger, stronger opponent making it perfect for Self Defense. 

Self Defense corona

The chokes taught in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are perfect for self defense situations. There are two types of choking techniques, air or blood chokes. A air choke would be squeezing the throat and essentially suffocating someone to death. A blood choke squeezes the arteries on the side of the neck which stops the blood flow to the brain causing them to go unconscience. Once you begin applying pressure, it takes about 3-5 seconds for unconsciousness to follow.

Knowing how to apply various blood chokes is a life saving skill. If you are in a dangerous situation, being able to subdue your attacker without causing permanent harm and giving your the opportunity to call for help is a skill everyone should have. Most people feel that if they attend one self defense seminar that they now have enough knowledge and skills to be able to defend themselves.  The truth is, you need to practice these skills regularly so you don't need to think and you can just react. Training teaches you to react without thinking and helps you gain the confidence to apply chokes when someone is not allowing you to do so.  Don't allow yourself to be a victim, equip yourself with skills you need to defend yourself if ever needed. 


Start your Self Defense Journey Today!  

Call us at (951) 662-0162

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Spend Valentine's Day on the Mat with Us!

Enjoy a Date on the Mat with your Loved one!!! Bring your significant other or just a friend for this FREE Self Defense Workshop.

Jiu Jitsu for Valentine's Day corona

                      No Gi Required, just comfortable workout clothes!!! 

Interested in more information for our programs? Contact us today at (951) 662-0162

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the best Martial Art for Woman's Self Defense

                         Self Defense Class with Coach Kim at Pacific Top Team Corona

                         Self Defense Class with Coach Kim at Pacific Top Team Corona

The Crime Statistics is overwhelming against Women. 

  • Every 4 seconds a theft happens
  • Every 19 seconds a violent crime happens
  • Every 2.5 minutes a sexual assault occurs
  • Every 5 minutes a woman is raped
  • Every 24 minutes a Woman is murdered

It's unfortunate that Woman are too often victimized, but we cannot be ignorant and have the attitude that it will not happen to us. We as women need to equip ourselves with the skills to be able to defend ourselves if the occasion ever arises.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the best Martial Art to learn Self Defense because it focuses on ground grappling where 97% of fights or attacks end up. It is also designed for a smaller, weaker person to be able to control the situation with someone bigger and stronger. 

I have been training Self Defense and Jiu Jitsu for over 5 years now and feel comfortable being uncomfortable. I pray I never have to use the skills I now have acquired but know that if I was ever attacked I would die fighting for my life instead of just allowing myself be a victim. When I first starting "training" I didn't understand why that word was used, but now I understand that every time I am on the mat, I am "training" to possibly save my life. In the beginning everything was so overwhelming and I had to think about step,  and was not confident in my technique. Even in the safe environment of class I was panicked. Now I have trained so much it is like second nature. I see it in my life daily from even the simplest things like my footwork when I walk or being more aware of my surrounding always. No one deserves to be a victim, but it is our responsibility to equip ourselves with skills to defend ourselves if ever needed.

What's your game plan if you are attacked?? If you can't answer this question, you need to take the steps today to create one!

If you are interested in learning more about our Woman's Only BJJ and Self Defense program 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. 

Workout, Learn and Have Fun

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Corona builds strong bonds between training partners, gives you the best all body workout, while learning and having fun! Check out this short video of some Sunday Funday Drills after class at Pacific Top Team Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Corona. 

Start your Journey in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Corona Today!

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