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Here are our team members who medaled!
Clark Gracie La Jolla
Clark Gracie – 1st Place
Mike Scott – 1st Place
Akim Assenine – 3rd Place
Ron Blake – 3rd Place
Brettao – 3rd Place
Clark Gracie Tijuana
Agustin Rivera – 3rd Place
Jose Navarro - 3rd Place
Jose Robles – 3rd Place
The Pan American Championship is the second biggest Gi Tournament in the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation. The tournament took place in Irvine, CA from March 20th – 24th.
Clark Gracie is a member of the family synonymous with the art of Jiu Jitsu. He’s a brown belt with the Clark Gracie Team, four-time national Jiu Jitsu champions. Clark was trained under his father, Carley Gracie, who is known today as one of the most technical instructors in the discipline. Clark Gracie has found a home here at the La Jolla Health Fitness Gym, where he is the resident Jiu Jitsu instructor.
Jiu Jitsu is the art and skill of controlling and resisting opponents in ways that force them to submit. Because the majority of physical confrontations end up on the ground, combined with the fact that control is generally easier on the ground, much of the technique of Jiu Jitsu focuses on taking the opponent down to the ground with the idea of leveraging dominant control positions that render the opponent helpless.
Classes are taught five times a week. Come and try an introductory class, we’re confident that Jiu Jitsu will not only become a new favorite La Jolla Sports Club Fitness program, but also one of the most cherished and enjoyable aspects of your life. It will give you a confidence, knowledge, body dexterity and fitness that a few people will ever know.