02 Dec

BJJ San Clemente rewards one of its Best Kids Students

BJJ San Clemente rewarded today 9 year old Emma L. as the BJJ Student of the Month for November 2010, for our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kids Empowerment Program. Emma has been practicing our Martial Arts for a year and is always giving her best.

BJJ Black Belt Paulo Guillobel decided to reward Emma for her outstanding performance and behavior during the entire month of November. Emma’s twin sister Avery won the title and helped Sensei Paulo during class. Now it’s Emma’s turn.

Jiu-Jitsu Student of the Month Award

Guillobel San Clemente offers 2 amazing kids Martial Arts programs: the Jiu-Jitsu Little Kids Empowerment Program (for children 4-7 years old) and the BJJ Kids Empowerment Program (for juniors and pre-teen 8-13 years old).

Guillobel BJJ San Clemente teaches by encouragement and example. The Student of the Month is one of our powerful tools to instill in all our students self-discipline, respect and goal settings.

P.S.: Our Self-Defense school is offering 2 Weeks of Free Try Out. All you have to do is call us now to redeem it: 949 366-2107

” Children have more need of models than of critics.”

Carolyn Coats, Writer

01 Dec

BJJ San Clemente Student’s Profile

    Name, Day of Birth: Chris Whelan April 26, 1972

    Hometown/ Current town/ how long have you been living there: Born and raised in San Clemente

    Occupation: Owner of concrete pumping business
    Why have you decided to study Brazilian Ji-jitsu? And How long have you been training? I enrolled my son Christian into Paulo’s Martial Arts classes to build his confidence, after watching him have such a good time I decided to give it a try and I was instantly hooked. I have been training our self-defense martial art about 10 or 11 months and Christian has been training for a little over 1 year
    Your son studies BJJ with us. Talk a little bit about him and the improvement you both have been making since you started it: Christians confidence has grown immensely from BJJ not to mention his strength and coordination and as for myself I feel that I am in the best physical shape I have been in for years!
    We find that when the parent and child study BJJ together, they are more likely to accomplish a lot more. What are your thoughts on this subject? I believe that taking BJJ together with Christian has made the experience better for both of us. Christian gets to talk to me about jiu-jitsu and practice his moves on me. I think I am more dedicated to train because of him.
    So far, what was your biggest accomplishment in BJJ? Winning the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Pro Gear San Clemente tournament.
    And your Child’s biggest accomplishment? Getting his white and yellow belt and winning the BJJ Pro Gear tournament here in San Clemente.
    Do you have any other hobby? I like to surf but I am not very good at it.
    Your final thoughts: Enrolling Christian and myself is one of the best decisions I have made. Obviously I think Guillobel BJJ is best place to learn BJJ, but equally important is the environment that Paulo Guillobel, Cata, and Andre provide. I have made a lot of new friends, the Guillobel Academy truly is like one big family.

    30 Nov

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Top DVD on the Market Now

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Top Fighter Xande Ribeiro just released his BJJ Instrutional DVD, the first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu videos available in HD on Blu-Ray! (One of the coolest features is that the Blu-Ray has pop-up menus for the techniques – meaning the menus for the list of techniques appear over the video rather than having to stop the video and go to a menu page.)

    Xande is Paulo Guillobel’s jiu-jitsu trainer partner and, most important, is a great friend of us. Xande Ribeiro is always in San Clemente, visiting, teaching and supporting our academy.

    So, if you are looking to improve your BJJ game, you must have this DVD. It’s almost 10 hours of World Champion Xande Ribeiro teaching his top secrets moves.

    To know more about Xande and Saulo Ribeiro, visit their website


    Listen what World Champion Xande Ribeiro has to say about San Clemente BJJ Top Black Belt Paulo Guillobel

    30 Nov

    San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu Meet Up This Sunday

    San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu Meet Up will one more time host a BJJ Open Mat. Our Get Together will be this Sunday, Dec 5th, at 11:30 am. All Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lovers are very, very welcome.

    San Clemente Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Meet Up brings to South of Orange County and San Clemente this amazing opportunity for us to train our Martial Arts with students from all academies, with no exception. Absolutely everyone is welcome.

    Last meeting, more than 16 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners, representing more than 4 schools, showed up (picture above). Let’s make sure this Sunday, we have at least 25 students. So please, save the date.

    What: San Clemente Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Meet Up – Open Mat

    Where: Guillobel BJJ San Clemente – 146 Los Molinos, San Clemente CA 92672

    When: Dec 4th, Sunday, 11:30 am to 1 pm

    P.S.: All BJJ practitioners are welcome.

    27 Nov

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu San Clemente Leads Us to Glory

    Everyday when Paulo and I wake up, the first questions that come in our minds are: how do we impact positively our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students’ lives and our San Clemente community? How can we make them live happier days through Jiu-Jitsu? Or better, how can we make it MEANINGFUL?

    Everyday – I mean, every single day – we answer these questions differently. And everyday, we are getting better and better answers, that lead us to a better and better actions, systems, results, and, most important, relationships.

    Guillobel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu San Clemente is not only a regular school – because first of all it’s not only a school. The academy is a place where we meet to build our friendship. Guillobel BJJ San Clemente is a family that every one of its members CHOOSE to be in. Our mutual respect is our ties; our mutual admiration is our bond. Our mutual love is our recipe to success.

    Every single one of our BJJ students make Guillobel BJJ San Clemente magical, because every single one is allowed and encouraged to bring their own qualities to work on their weaknesses. Together, we become better individuals. We taste and share glory.

    P.S.: The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Excellence Journey isn’t easy, isn’t short. And that’s why Guillobel Jiu-Jitsu is selective, exclusive. We know that is not everybody who are willing to achieve greatness. Ok is enough for a lot of people – and for them, they have other options besides the tradition and high standards taught at Guillobel BJJ San Clemente. We are here for whom that seeks transformation, not convenience.

    26 Nov

    San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu teaches The 10 Common Mistakes BJJ Beginners Make

    San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu brings to you one more tool to speed up your BJJ learning experience. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu San Clemente head Instructor Paulo Guillobel shares with you the 10 Most Common Mistakes that BJJ beginners make. This overview is extremely important for any BJJ martial artist, including advanced practitioners.

    Jiu-Jitsu mistakes such as bad posture and not breathing properly are one this selected list. But as you will see on the video above, our San Clemente BJJ Black Belt rated as number 1 mistake the excessive use of strength when practicing our self-defense sport. Jiu-Jitsu literally means Gentle Art, and technique will always prevail muscles.

    To learn the other 9 BJJ mistakes, feel free to come to our 31 days FREE try out. All you have to do is call us now to schedule your first introductory slow start pace class: 949 366-2107.

    25 Nov

    San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Each and every day should be a day of thanks and I want to share my gratitude with you.

    Today I am thankful for many things in my life and I am certainly thankful that you trust me enough to be part of my Guillobel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s family. Catarina, Sensei Andre and I take a lot of pride and care of people that are in our BJJ’s family. I am grateful that you allow me the privilege to share my knowledge and training with you week in and week out. So first off, Thank you!

    I am also thankful to God for giving me the stregth to do what I do. I am very blessed to have a chance to help people with their lives in many diferent ways, to have my wife on my side helping me to achieve our goals, and to have you as a friend and student. For that I am really thankful.

    So in the name of Catarina, Sensei Andre and myself, we wish you a very happy Thanksgiving Day!


    BJJ Head Instructor San Clemente – Paulo Guillobel

    24 Nov

    San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu’s New Clothes Line

    BJJ Gear Casaco Black

    San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu is proud to show its new line of products. We just received our warm sweaters, long sleeve t-shirts and other BJJ gears. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Head Instructor Paulo Guillobel recommends any of our products for this Christmas. Make sure to stop by at our office and check it out.

    P.S.: San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu will have an amazing promotion next week, after the Thanksgiving Holidays. Please be tune and always remember to show your pride in being part of this amazing family called Guillobel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

    Quote of the Day: ‘San Clemente is my town. It’s where I complete myself: in the water and on the mat. I am always surrounded by the best people, that I am proud to call them friends. And as their friend, I’ll always be there for them.’ BJJ Black Belt Paulo Guillobel

    23 Nov

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu San Clemente Presentation at SC High School

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu San Clemente Head Instructor, Paulo Guillobel, did an amazing and very inspiring presentation for high school students, last Wednesday, Nov 17th. San Clemente High School teacher Judy Ray invited our local BJJ Master to share his life and professional experiences to motivate her students.

    Sensei Paulo spoke for more than 1 entire hour about finding your passion and developing determination and strength to don’t quit, “When I was talking to them, I related to those teens. At a certain point in my life, I also had doubts in setting directions. I decided to graduate from the best Business University, because I knew how important it is in today’s market. But thanks to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and my BJJ instructor I made the right choice in following my passion, with the background and knowledge of a degree”.

    After the conversation, our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor showed to our teens some martial arts and self-defense moves – proving that you can have fun while at work.

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt for more than 14 years, Guillobel is a very successful and world recognized teacher, as well as a great competitor and a devoted Business Owner. Today, he runs our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in San Clemente, south of Orange County, and its 3 other affiliated schools in San Pedro, Paradise and Hong Kong.

    22 Nov

    BJJ San Clemente Schedule for Thanksgiving Holiday

    Our BJJ San Clemente Academy will be open until this Wednesday. We’ll be closed for Thanksgiving Holiday from this Thursday, Nov 25th, until Sunday, Nov 28th. We still have 2 more days to train our so loved Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu before we celebrate this amazing and meaningful holiday. Hope see you on the mat!

    San Clemente BJJ Head Instructor Paulo Guillobel