19 Oct

San Clemente Jiu Jitsu Patches required on everyone’s gis

San Clemente Jiu Jitsu requires that every student has AT LEAST 2 patches on the gi (uniform), one for the back of the jaquette and the other one for the heart area. The patches are extremely important and it’s part  of your gear. It shows your pride in being part of our so loved Guillobel BJJ San Clemente team. Remember that the patch represents what school you belong to. It’s your flag.

If you are going to compete at the Jiu-Jitsu Pro Gear Open, more than ever you should have the patches. Until the end of the week we are running an AMAZING promo: 2 patches for JUST $15! The promo ends this Saturday at 1 pm. Hurry Up and buy yours!

18 Oct

Guillobel Interviews a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Warrior

 Richard Hamper is a friend that we are proudly to promote and embrace. Today in his 26 years of age, Rick is a BJJ Blue Belt under professor Randy Bloom and has to overcome everyday a physical problem. But he does not let it get in the way of his training. Rick trains very hard and he’ll be competing at the Jiu-Jitsu Pro Gear Open this Sunday, on 24th.

Professor Paulo Guillobel interviews him and his coach after a welcome training at our Jiu-Jitsu San Clemente Academy. Our Jiu-Jitsu Instructor is very excited to host this amazing fight at the event, ” It’s impressive  to see how some people have the  hability to  inspire others to train, and Rick is one of them. He is a real Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Warrior”

We hope after you watch Rick’s match at the Jiu-Jitsu Pro Gear Open San Clemente, you’ll be motivated to give your best and no longer use excuses to don’t train. :)

18 Oct

Jiu-Jitsu Pro Gear Open San Clemente is in the News

Jiu-Jitsu Pro Gear Open San Clemente is in the News! Please click in the image above and read about our event this weekend, on OCt 24th here in San Clemente. If you feel like, vote 5 starts and leave a comment. It’s important for people to know about this BJJ event, so help us promote it. You can share the news on your facebook, twitter and even send an e-mail to a friend. Also, if you are not competing, please help us out this Sunday during the event. Contact Catarina at 949 366-2107. Thank You so much. This AMAZING Martial Arts tournament is for you and our community. So always remember: together we go faster and further.

16 Oct

San Clemente Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Seafest Guillobel BJJ

Last year, our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy had a booth at the 2009 San Clemente Seafest in partnership with our dear jiu-jitsu student Roberto Diaz. It was unbelievable how many complements we heard from Roberto’s secret panamanian clam chowder recipe. It was so tasteful that as I’m writing now, I get watery mouth.

Unfortunately, this year we didn’t find the time (to be more precise almost 2 days) to cook this delicious chowder. Roberto, a successful writer, and his wonderful yogini wife Marla just had a blessed child; and we are extremely excited for the Jiu-Jitsu Pro Gear Open on Oct 24th.

But, as you will see on the video above, Guillobel Jiu-Jitsu is community oriented. Somehow, while part of our team was training at the BJJ Competition Team that sunday, the other part of our family found time to support the event. And I guest, they got the best part: taste delicious claw shoulder at the most beautiful place in San Clemente. Next year, let’s do it all together.

15 Oct

Jiu-Jitsu San Clemente Move of the Week: Pendulum Sweep 2.2

Jiu-Jitsu San Clemente Move of the Week: Pendulum Sweep. Professor Paulo Guillobel teaches how to apply a pendulum sweep correctly. This video was recorded during one of his classes at his San Clemente BJJ academy.

This jiu-jitsu technical video is intended just to review the techniques. Please, safety comes first. Practice under guidance of a professional and in a safe environment. Guillobel Jiu-Jitsu is not responsible for any mis-use of the content taught in its videos. Practice at your own risk. Or better, practice on our mats.

13 Oct

Less than 2 weeks to our Jiu-Jitsu Pro Gear Open San Clemente


We are counting the days: it’s less than 2 weeks to our Jiu-Jitsu Pro Gear Open in San Clemente. In partnership with Head Wrestling Coach from San Clemente High School Mark Callentino, and owner of Jiu-Jitsu Pro Gear Store Gilberto Faria, Guillobel Jiu-Jitsu San Clemente is bringing to you the biggest and the best Martial Arts tournament that our town has ever seen.

Above, listen what all of them have to say. Our entire staff is working really hard for you. Unlike the general BJJ competition, Jiu-Jitsu Pro Gear Open offers not only beautiful medals to the winners, but also extra prizes; and everybody has a chance to see the Super Fights. We can’t wait for Oct 24th. Please, save the date. And if you wish to help, please let Professor Paulo or Catarina know. Now, all the help is welcome.

Jiu-Jitsu Pro Gear Open San Clemente

Oct 24th, Sunday

San Clemente High School


13 Oct

The best reward from training at San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu

Last weekend, a lot of our students from San Clemente Jiu-Jitsu academy got together to celebrate blue belt Joshua’s 16th birthday. It was incredible how many of our students saved the time to be there. And that’s what makes me think of how much (and in how many ways) our academy changes people’s lives. It is extremely rewarding what our Martial Arts, gi, mentor, and sweat offer us.

After eating a delicious barbecue made by Mike, Paulo and I drove back home thinking: “the best part of all is our eternal friendship.”

Yours for Success,

Catarina Guillobel

12 Oct

San Clemente Jiu Jitsu Embraces Character Counts!

San Clemente Jiu Jitsu embraces Character Counts! Our Guillobel Team was presented at the Character Counts annual event on 2009 and 2010, held at Vista Del Mar Middle School in San Clemente. Last year our brazilian jiu-jitsu students did an amazing demonstration and it was featured on the Orange County Register website.

This year of 2010, instead of a demonstration, we were at the event bringing awareness in how to build kids confidence and in how to prevent bullies. Unfortunately our team couldn’t make a demonstration because they were at the BJJ Nationals Championship (when, by the way, everyone of our competitors brought a medal home).

In every class of our Jiu-Jitsu Little Kids, Kids and Juniors Empowerment programs, our professors reinforce the Character Counts’ 6 pillars of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Guillobel BJJ Academy is very proud to do so. Because as their mentor, it’s our duty to teach them values that last forever.

11 Oct

Guillobel Jiu-Jitsu San Clemente Awarded Best Website

Guillobel Jiu-Jitsu San Clemente  was awarded The Best Martial Arts Website on the Internet. And we are very honored to receive this recognition.

Our Jiu-Jitsu website is a great tool for us to be connected. Everyday, we post the latest news from our Martial Arts Academy, including BJJ belt updates, events, tournaments results, interviews, and thoughtful articles. It’s important for every one of our students be aware of what is happening on our mats and outside of it. So please keep tune and check this website every day. You will always find a useful information.

Also, besides being a way for us to communicate, Guillobel Jiu-Jitsu Website is also a teaching tool. Once a week we post the Jiu-Jitsu Technique of the Week. The videos are instructional and intent to review and/or suggest techniques.

Our website is for you. So please we welcome comments and suggestions.

10 Oct

Jiu-Jitsu San Clemente Schedule: regular day this Monday

Guillobel Jiu-Jitsu San Clemente would like to remind you that tomorrow Columbus Day, October 11, 2010, is a normal training day at our academy.

We’ll be open for all our classes:

– BJJ All Levels from noon to 1 pm;

– Jiu-Jitsu Little Kids Empowerment Class 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm;

– Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm;

– Open Mat: 6:30pm to 7 pm;

– Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals: 7 pm to 8 pm;

– Open Mat: 8pm to 8:30pm;

All the classes will be taught by our head instructor Paulo Guillobel with the help of our qualified coaches.

Remember that the Jiu-Jitsu Pro Gear Open is 2 weeks from now. So, let’s train hard and safe!

Hope see you on the mat!