20 Nov

San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu: Move of the Week

San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu brings to you on more Move of the Week. In this video, BJJ Black Belt Paulo Guillobel teaches you how to defend against an armbar. Please remember safety always come first.

If you decide to practice this Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu technique outside the mat, practice at your on risk. It’s always better to train BJJ under guidance of a professional Black Belt.

Ah! No BBQ Tomorrow, Nov 21st. Our BJJ San Clemente-BBQ was postponed because of the rainy weather. A new date will be announced soon.

18 Nov

Jiu-Jitsu San Clemente BBQ Postponed

Our Jiu-Jitsu San Clemente Get Together BBQ will be postponed due to cold rainy weather forecast expected for this weekend. Unfortunately, the weather is not cooperating. Therefore this sunday, Nov 21st, WE WILL NOT have our BBQ. We will have another “get together” soon and will keep you posted!

Certainly when our BJJ San Clemente Team, Friends and Family get together to celebrate, they will eat a delicious BBQ prepared by our Chef Black Belt Paulo Guillobel. Thank you for your understanding.

Sensei Paulo Guillobel


Our Jiu-Jitsu San Clemente family will get together in a new date to be announced.

16 Nov

BJJ San Clemente and Paulo are the best gifts in my life

Just Jade to make Paulo eat sugar

Just Jade to make Paulo eat sugar

San Clemente BJJ and Sensei Paulo Guillobel are the best gifts in my life. And I realized that last Thursday, when I was surprised by an amazing party made just for me to celebrate my 30th birthday. In only one day, I believe I never received so many sincere hugs, kisses and wishes, and I was never so loved by so much incredible friends.

I started to help my husband Paulo at BJJ San Clemente Academy 2 years ago. Paulo has a passion for teaching BJJ and a strenght of character out of this world. He always dreamed and diligently worked to provide every one of his students the best BJJ experience, best training environment and the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu game. Paulo’s love for his students is simply inspiring and genuine in every single way.

Back 2 years ago, after one of his surgeries, I start to embrace his dreams. I heartbroken quitted my amazing job at ZumaPress to be closer to my husband and to see his dream in a bigger scale. At first, I couldn’t feel as he could. I tried to understand where his passion came from, but I was new and I couldn’t figure it out.

Everything changed when I start to meet every one of our students, their stories, struggles and qualities. One by one, little by little, they were naturally enchanting me. In just couple weeks I could deeply understand Paulo. We were finally aligned because I realized the most obvious fact: Paulo never had a student. He just had and have friends.

Paulo and I love you and admire you all, friends from Jiu-Jitsu San Clemente. Thank you for all the presents, surprises, wishes and thoughts. And please, always count on us. We are here for you.

San Clemente BJJ Surprise Party to Catarina: Pictures

15 Nov

San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu – last Meet Up

San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu created a Meet Up group to any BJJ practitioners, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students from any School. Our goal is to build a solid group in San Clemente and south of Orange County where we all can get together in friendship and share the same passion and experiences.

Yesterday, Sunday Nov 14th, more than 16 BJJ lovers met up at Guillobel BJJ Academy to train and learn from each other. It was an amazing experience! Jiu-Jitsu students from Guillobel Jiu-Jitsu San Clemente, Gracie Barra, Ribeiro BJJ and Oceanside Jiu-Jitsu rolled for 1 hour and a half. After the training we all went to eat and get to know each other better at Hapa J’s.

If you missed it, don’t worry.  The next San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu Meet Up (BBQ) will be held this Sunday, Nov 21st, at the Liberty Park.

Remember: Every BJJ lover is welcome at our San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu Meet Up group. All you have to do is to click at the link below and sign up:

San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu Meet Up Group

13 Nov

San Clemente Jiu Jitsu Move of the Week: Triangle Scape 1

San Clemente Jiu Jitsu brings to you one more BJJ Move of the Week, with no cost. Last week BJJ Black Belt 4 stripes Paulo Guillobel taught you how to defend against an armbar. This week, our Jiu-Jitsu San Clemente Head Instructor teaches you another scape from another BJJ submission, the triangle chock.

“To attack well, you must first learn how to defend yourself properly”, Guillobel says out loud to all his beginner students from the Adults BJJ Fundamentals Program. So please watch this video and add this BJJ defense to your game.

Always remember: Safety comes first. This video offered by San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu is intended just to review the technique taught at our Orange County Martial Arts School. Practice at your own risk and under supervision of a professional Martial Artist , preferable a Certified Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt. We are not responsible for any accident related to this video.

12 Nov

San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu Meet Up BBQ on Nov 21st

2009 San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu BBQ at Jason Hughes's house

San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu will host an amazing get together to everyone of our academy, friends and their family members. Our goal is to have some outdoor family FUN before everyone gets too busy for the holidays! Guillobel Jiu-Jitsu San Clemente Academy invites everyone to eat a delicious brazilian BBQ at the park!

We will provide meat (beef and chicken), and we ask that you please bring something to contribute.  Drinks, desert, side dish, etc. would be great.  If you can, please let us know what you will bring when you RSVP, so we can plan accordingly. ;)

There will be plenty to do at the Liberty Party, Talega area, in San Clemente.  The park has tennis and basketball courts, soccer and baseball fields, and a jungle gym for the younger kids. Dress comfortably and bring your baseball mitt, soccer ball, tennis racket, etc. if you want to play a sport.

San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu BBQ: RSVP NOW

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  • When: November 21st, Sunday
  • Time: starting at 12 pm
  • Where: The Liberty Park – 300 Calle Saludo San Clemente, CA 92672
  • Contact: Catarina 949 228-3870

P.S.: It’s very important to us to have a quality time together with you and your family outside the BJJ San Clemente academy. It’s incredible how a single day bring us closer, like last year’s BBQ, at Jason’s house when watched UFC and ate Jason’s and Paulo’s BBQ).

Besides having fun with our Jiu-Jitsu family, you’ll make some discoveries… (you will learn that Paulo does not play soccer very well, but his BBQ is the best in the world!).

Click here for the LAST YEAR’S BBQ PICTURES

BJJ and BBQ Black Belt Paulo Guillobel mastering the grill

11 Nov

San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu rewards the best students from our BJJ Kids Programs

San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu School proudly rewarded 2 of our top brazilian jiu-jitsu students from October. After so much dedication, 5 year old Ford La Motte from our Jiu-Jitsu Little Kids Empowerment Program (4-7 years old) and 10 year old Bryce Crane from our Jiu-Jitsu Kids Empowerment Program (8-13 years old) received the recognition from Sensei Paulo Guillobel and Andre Lucic at the end of their class.

San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu Head Instructor Paulo said this month it was easy to choose, “Ford and Bryce were a great example during the month of October. They follow instructions, they are a good listener, they help their partners, they take jiu-jitsu serious… it can’t get any better. Ford and Bryce earned it”. Each one of them received a premium Certificate and their pictures are at the academy’s wall for the entire month. Also, both Martial Artists will be helping Sensei during class.

San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu teaches by encouragement and example.

10 Nov

San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu shows appreciation for our Soldiers

San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu is offering an amazing promotion to all our local Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guards. If our local soldiers sign up in any of our BJJ programs through November 30th, he/she will be given a $70 discount towards his/her tuition.

San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu is honored to have fellow student Marines, both here and overseas, using our BJJ Martial Art as a way to defend their lives and support their future. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is known as the best Self-Defense for Martial Arts, especially for those who put themselves on the line.

Guillobel BJJ Academy accommodates children, teens, adults female and male with self-defense classes designed for all levels, including: fitness, experience and age. Our San Clemente school encourages everyone to participate! Take advantage of our FREE try out program by calling 949 366-2107.

Regular Schedule on Nov 11th, Veteran’s Day, at our San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu School

09 Nov

San Clemente BJJ at the 2010 BJJ World No Gi Championship

San Clemente BJJ was represented at the World No Gi BJJ. The World No Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament was held this Sunday in Long Beach, and we are proud to announce that our students represented our academy well and took it to the next level. BJJ Blue Belt Jason Hughes brought back the gold and Andre “Pretzel” Pontes took silver at his Blue Belt Adult Division. However, we witnessed both of them achieve a golden medal for something else, perhaps even more important: Perseverance.


1. steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., esp. in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.

2. Theology . continuance in a state of grace to the end, leading to eternal salvation (Definitions from Dictionary.com)

Both had been injured a few weeks before the competition. Jason had injured his ribs and could hardly bear to train lightly in class, let alone thinking about fighting at the World Championship. Nevertheless, he overcame adversity and fought a perfect strategic game, not having 1 single point scored on him and winning the final match by a large amount of points, followed by submission. Meanwhile Andre Pontes was dealing with a back injury, which made him seriously consider not fighting until the morning of the competition. We are glad he did, because he put on a sweep show with his “Pretzel Guard” and made it all the way to the finals. Fellow Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu  Students were also there supporting our champions and giving them an extra boost! Thank you and keep up the great work! Our San Clemente BJJ Team is the BEST!

Best regards, Guillobel

06 Nov

BJJ San Clemente brings you an extra workout

Our BJJ San Clemente Academy is home to Beachbody workouts, including P90X, Insanity, Turbo Jam, Slim in 6 and many more. Every Sunday morning, Independent Beachbody Coach Rachel Lickley, will take you through one of these fun, sweat breaking, heart pumping workouts. These workouts are always FREE to the public!

Bring your towel, your water, and a great attitude!

This 1 hour workout happens every Sunday, from 10 am to 11am at our BJJ San Clemente Academy. If you are interested just arrive 10 minutes earlier. After the workout, Rachel blends up some P90X recovery drink and we sample Shakeology (the healthiest meal of the day).

Sunday, November 14th, Rachel will take you through the workout P90X – PlyoX! Jump training! “You can do anything for 30 seconds!”

To learn more about Beachbody (recently endorsed by the American Diabetes Association) and all the wonderful programs and nutritional products it offers, check out:


What is P90X?

” P90X is a revolutionary system of 12 sweat-inducing, muscle-pumping exercises designed to transform your body from regular to ripped in just 90 days.  The secret behind the P90X workout system is an advanced training technique called Muscle Confusion™, which accelerates the results process by constantly introducing new moves and routines so your body never plateaus, and you never get bored! Whether you want to get lean, bulk up, or just plain get ripped, there’s an endless variety of ways to mix and match the routines to keep you motivated the full 90 days and beyond!”