Our own main instructor Raul Quintero wins all his matches to obtain the Brown Belt championship title at the 2014 Master Worlds IBJJF Championships. Congratulations Raul Quintero! Come train with the world champion and see why this school is growing so fast in the BJJ community! Bring your children in and see why our kids program is one of the largest teams around!
It was a fabulous day at our CFBJJ Academy. Congratulations to all those awarded a promotion. Professor Claudio Franca wore a smile from ear to ear all day long. Overall it was a great, inspiring and joyous day. We hope everyone enjoyed their day too! Finally the day arrived and our academy was filled with students, family and friends sharing stories, laughter, a lot of high fives, applause and a few choked up tears. We started the day with our Kids from all of our schools. The kids in our programs have worked hard, learned, trained and are beginning on their exciting paths in BJJ. They are
Professor Claudio Franca awarded Black Belt rank to three long-time students during this academy’s promotion ceremony. Master Claudio Franca awarded Black Belt distinction to Thomas Rumsey and Sawato Kawamura of Santa Cruz, and Justin Pascone of Salinas. Rumsey, 53, and Kawamura, 27, have been training under Franca for 16 years. Pascone has been training for 10 years.
Thank you for everyone that made this happen. If you were not able to attend and still want to donate, please contact Claudio at the Santa Cruz dojo or via your instructor at your local school. 1658 Soquel Dr., Suite C, Santa Cruz, California 95065Ph: 831.476.7650
Come train with our awesome Zumba/Kickboxing instructor Kimberly on Fridays at 9 am and Sundays at 10 am. Bring your friends and family! Time to get Fit! This is a fun and exciting class that continues to grow.
Come try our “No Gi” class starting with Shane Torres the head wrestling coach at Soquel High. Shane will be bringing in his Wrestling & Jiu Jitsu experiences from his many competitions. This will be held at our Watsonville location on every Monday 6-7:30PM.
Charlene Coats is currently a Black Belt under Raul Castillo in Half Moon Bay. Raul Castillo Martial Arts school is part of our Coalition 95 team. Teaching, training and competing under Raul Castillo for more than six years has earned Charlene over 25 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu titles. She was the IBJJF World female brown belt middle weight Champion and absolute Bronze medalist. Charlene held the IBJJF American National brown belt Gi & No-Gi weight and absolute division titles, and is a 5x US Open Champion, 4x World medalist and 4x Pan American medalist. Amongst her past achievements Charlene
Come try our new “No Gi” class starting on January 1st, 2014 with Nathan Mendelsohn as our instructor. Nathan will be bringing in his experience from his many competitions. If you have never tried a Nathan class you will be for a real treat! This will be held at our Santa Cruz location on every Wednesday 7-8:30PM.