At Guillobel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu School we “go big or go home”.

This month I decided to celebrate my birthday, inviting all my martial art students, good friends, and family members to a Brazilian BBQ at San Gorgonio Park here in San Clemente, CA.

There’s nothing better than celebrating our birthdays with people we like.

brazilian jiu-jitsu BBQ

Alex, our BBQ master

Also, it was a great way to gather a good number of my martial art students together so they can get to know their teammates a little better.

One of our goals in Guillobel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu School is to create a community of great people that support each other and our local community, with a common passion, Jiu-Jitsu.

It was amazing! More than 100 people showed up for this event, including kids, parents, siblings, wives, husbands, girlfriends, boyfriends, and even grandparents of our students. Even Sensei Saulo Ribeiro showed up.

During the event, our students had a chance to try an authentic Brazilian BBQ and, according to the feedback I’ve got, they loved it.

But we also had other foods. Many of our students brought delicious side dishes that added to the feast.

The food was good, the conversation was good, but playing soccer with some of the young students was awesome. Unfortunately, my team lost.

We even had a push challenge. Sensei Saulo challenged one of our young adult students for a pushup contest. We caught all on video and you can watch the video down below.


In Conclusion, we all had an amazing time. It’s good to hang out with our martial art family outside the Dojo and get to meet their families. Next month we’ll get together again. Stay tuned.

Kids Jiu-JItsu soccer

Our little soccer game

San Clemente Brazilian BBQ Kids

Sensei Paulo and the kids


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