November 22nd, Belt Promotion – Followed by our annual Holiday Luncheon, Santa Cruz Dojo Location
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.
December 6th, Black Belt’s Favorite Techniques Toy Drive, Santa Cruz Dojo Location
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.
This seminar has been one of Claudio’s favorite events of the year to bring gifts for the holidays to the less fortunate children. We want to thank all the black belts that took time out of their holiday weekend to share some of their Favorite Techniques with all that attended. If you were not able to attend but still would like to help this charity, please feel free to bring in a new unwrapped toy or if you don’t have time to shop you can donate cash and Claudio will shop for you. You can drop toys off at any of our schools. Again we want to thank all that supported this great day! Happy
Every student that received a new belt or stripes has demonstrated an honorable achievement for the year 2013! If you were unable to attend or were late to receive your promotion contact the dojo 831.288.0722. We are very proud of each and every student! We look forward to the 2014 Claudio Franca Watsonville student achievements. Train hard and test your skills at our next tournaments: Jui Jitsu By The Sea, Saturday February 8th + Sunday February 9th, 2014 at the San Jose Convention Center and also at the 7th American Cup Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament on Saturday April 5th + Sunday