TBJJ NEWS

8-10-15
TINGUINHA BJJ official 10 year anniversary celebrations!!!!

It's been 10 years that we have been officially open and we are celebrating this 10 year anniversary of our teamwith a few events. We are very excited to celebrate with all of our team and friends!!!!

To celebrate this great milestone we will be hosting a Dinner Gala/Banquet full of exciting presences, prizes, history of our school... ~ Friday september, 18th
A BJJ SUPER SEMINAR with incredible BJJ Black Belts Gustavo Machado, Rafael "Gordinho" Correa and UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos.
A SPECIAL Belts promotions ceremony at our HQ, with promotions in all belts including Black Belt Promotions, black Belt Degrees award and much more!!! ~ Saturday September, 19th.

For complete info of all of the upcoming events http://www.tinguinha.com.tbjj10years.html

LET'S CELEBRATE!!!!!!!! #tbjj10yearsstrong #tbjj10years

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7-1-15
Independence Day Holiday Observed Schedule (2015)

Due to the Independence Day Holiday this weekend the Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be CLOSED this Friday July, 3rd, Saturday July, 4th & Sunday July 5th. We will return to regular schedule Monday July, 6th.
Enjoy the small break & be safe!!!

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5-27-15
World Championships 2015 TBJJ Schedule!!!

Due to the World championships of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu taking place this weekend we will have a slight modified schedule at our Tinguinha BJJ HQ this week's end. There will be NO CLASS Friday May, 29th or Sunday May, 31st. Other than that we will carry on with our regular schedule. We wish the best of luck to all our Tinguinha Team representing us this week and will keep posting results in our social media outlets/channels. Keep posted!!!

TBJJ Academy's Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/tinguinha.bjj

TBJJ HQ Twitter Account-https://twitter.com/tbjjacademy

TBJJ HQ Inagram Page-https://instagram.com/tinguinhabjj/

 

Schedule will be as follows:

No Classes:

Friday May, 29th

Sunday May,31st

Regular classes

Thurday May, 28th

Saturday May, 30th

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5-17-15
TBJJ Academy Memorial Day Schedule!

The following is our Memorial Weekend Schedule including this Saturday's seminar schedule. We will NOT have our regular Kids Class nor our Saturday Mixed (All levels) Class. There is still some space available for those who would like to attend "Gordinho" 's seminar this Saturday. 

TBJJ Memorial Day Weekend Schedule:

Saturday May, 23rd
NO Regular Classes (kids or Adults)
 

Rafael "Gordinho" Seminar - 
From 11:00 am to 1:00pm - Open to ALL Levels- To sign up-714-694-0103-tbjjacademy@gmail.com

Sunday May,24th
Regular Mixed Class

Monday May, 25th
School CLOSED due to Memorial Day
No classes all day

Tuesday May, 26th
Back to Regular Schedule

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5-5-15
Rafael "Gordinho" Correa's Seminar

We will be hosting a BJJ seminar with BJJ 5th degree black belt, world champion Rafael "Gordinho" Correa. We are glad to welcome him to our school and get to learn from his many years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu knowledge on this great seminar covering BJJ MOST EFFICIENT TECHNIQUES. 

Reserve your spot today. Space is limited!!!!!

Date: 5-23-15

Time:11:00 am

Duration: 2 Hours

Location:
Tinguinha BJJ HQ
22349 La Palma Ave Suite 118
Yorba Linda - CA 92887

OPEN TO ALL LEVELS

For more info or to sign up please contact us at (714)694-0103 or tbjjacademy@gmail.com

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4-1-15
Easter TBJJ Schedule!!!

Due to the Easter Holiday this upcoming Sunday April, 5th the Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be CLOSED on Sunday!
We will have normal classes on Friday April,3rd & Saturday April, 4th.

Easter Schedule will be:
Open
Friday April,3rd
Saturday April, 4th
CLOSED
Sunday April, 5th

Best wishes for a wonderful Easter filled with sweet treats and
the joy of spring.

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2-16-15
NEW DIGITAL SCALE!!!!

Some members of our Tinguinha BJJ Team just got together and got a Pro digital scale to our TBJJ Academy HQ. We would like to thank everyone who chipped in, Thomas Kim, Jeff Nolasco, Raymond Quinto, Daniel Gonzalez, Robert Medina,Alex Orozco,Cole Franson, Noah Nagel,Dean Rivero, Ben Bieker, Ken Johnston,Scott Lowder,Megan Bell,Mike Montoya,Johny Ramirez and Cindy Nguyen. Thanks for the initiative of doing this and for this great addition to our facility.

The scale is now at our Tinguinha BJJ HQ for our team's use.

We truly appreciate it guys. Thanks for your thoughtfulness and teamanship.

PS- The list was provided to us and we apologize in advance if we forgot to thank anyone.

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2-10-15
TBJJ ACADEMY STUDENTS CONSULTATION!!!

It's that time of the year once again. We are going to start having our semi annual TBJJ students consultations. For those who never had one is a one on one sit down with professor Tinguinha to go over progresses, questions about your game and best ways to improve your training. TBJJ students consultation are FREE and done by schedule only. If you are interested please schedule yours at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy's front desk.

TBJJ Student Consultation will take place from February, 2nd till February 28th.

After that we will only have it again later in the year so take advantage of this great TBJJ Academy service.

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2-10-15
Competition Classes BACK IN SESSION AT THE TBJJ HQ!!!!

As the competitions draw closer we will start concentrating a bit more into our TBJJ Team competition training.

We will be holding competition training in the mornings on:
Mondays & Wednesdays at 10:30am;
and at night on:
Mondays & Wednesdays at 8:00pm.

If you are interested in competing make sure you attend one of those sessions.

We will have our affiliated school teammates from Lincoln BJJ Center in Nebraska & Anchorage BJJ school in Alaska plus the Gordo BJJ team visiting us for their final preparations for the Pan American Championships in March, that will be great training for our team.

Lets sharpen up and get ready for the upcoming competitions!

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1-29-15
Tinguinha BJJ Team Great Performance at the All Americas Championship 2015!

Some of our Tinguinha BJJ Team competed at the recent All Americas Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship on the weekend of January 24th! Our team had a great performance, bringing home in the Gi category 9 gold medals, 5 silver and 1 bronzeand in the No Gi category 4 Gold Medals, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze; which culminated on a second place overall in the tournament for our team in the No Gi category. Congrats to all of our team members who competed!! Let's keep pushing and putting the time on the mat!!

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1-25-15
TBJJ Competition Training!

As the competitions draw closer we will start concentrating a bit more into our TBJJ Team competition training.

We will be holding competition training in the mornings on:

Mondays & Wednesdays at 10:30am;

and at night on:

Mondays & Wednesdays at 8:00pm.

If you are interested in competing make sure you attend one of those sessions.

We will have our affiliated school teammates from Lincoln BJJ Center in Nebraska & Anchorage BJJ school in Alaska plus the Gordo BJJ team visiting us for their final preparations for the Pan American Championships in March, that will be great training for our team.

Lets sharpen up and get ready for the upcoming competitions!

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1-20-15
TBJJ ACADEMY STUDENTS CONSULTATION!!!

It's that time of the year once again. We are going to start having our semi annual TBJJ students consultations. For those who never had one is a one on one sit down with professor Tinguinha to go over progresses, questions about your game and best ways to improve your training. TBJJ students consultation are FREE and done by schedule only. If you are interested please schedule yours at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy's front desk.

TBJJ Student Consultation will take place from February, 2nd till February 28th.

After that we will only have it again later in the year so take advantage of this great TBJJ Academy service.

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1-20-15
NEW DIGITAL SCALE!!!!

Some members of our Tinguinha BJJ Team just got together and got a Pro digital scale to our TBJJ Academy HQ. We would like to thank everyone who chipped in, Thomas Kim, Jeff Nolasco, Raymond Quinto, Daniel Gonzalez, Robert Medina,Alex Orozco,Cole Franson, Noah Nagel,Dean Rivero, Ben Bieker, Ken Johnston,Scott Lowder,Megan Bell,Mike Montoya,Johny Ramirez and Cindy Nguyen. Thanks for the initiative of doing this and for this great addition to our facility.

The scale is now at our Tinguinha BJJ HQ for our team's use.

We truly appreciate it guys.

Thanks for your thoughtfulness and teamanship.

PS- The list was provided to us and we apologize in advance if we forgot to thank anyone.

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12-19-14

Tinguinha BJJ Academy Holiday Schedule!

Due to the Holidays the Tinguinha BJJ Academy will take a much deserved break for all and will be CLOSED from Dec. 22nd till Jan. 2nd. We open again to regular schedule Saturday Jan. 3rd!!!

We wish everyone a very happy Holidays!! Enjoy the break with your loved ones!!!

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11/21/14
Tinguinha BJJ Academy's Special Training/Winter Belt Ceremony/End of the year celebration!!!

We will be having our TBJJ Special Training session, Winter Belt Promotion Ceremony and TBJJ End of the year celebration this upcoming Saturday December,6th. 

We will have the presence of the TBJJ Black Belts Team and BJJ Black Belts friends
and will be having stripes and belts promotions including a very special promotion of one of our TBJJ students to the seeked Black Belt, be awarding the student of the year in the adults, kids and youth program.  We will also be awarding Black Belts degrees to some of  our Team's Black Belts.  

We are also counting with the presence of part of our TBJJ affiliated schools Teams:
Speedy BJJ
Clovis BJJ
Optimus BJJ

Plus We will be ending the day with a POTLUCK so make sure to bring a dish/snack.

We hope to see everyone here.

Lets celebrate the end of another year of accomplishments of the TBJJ Academy.

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TBJJ Academy Black Friday Food Run!

We will be getting together once again this year for our TBJJ Black Friday Food Run! Where we get together and meet for dinner and to spend some quality time with our TBJJ Family with our family and/or friends outside the mats! This year we will be meeting at the Market Broiler at the Block mall in orange once again. Complete info below! Hope to see you there!!

TBJJ Black Friday Food Run

When: Friday November,28th

Time: 7:00pm

Where: Market Broiler Restaurant
20 City Blvd. West Bldg. J, Ste R-6,
Orange, CA 92868
Phone. (714) 769-FISH
https://www.marketbroiler.com

Hope to see you there!



TBJJ Black Friday Food Run from 2013

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11/19/14
TBJJ Academy Thanksgiving Schedule!!

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday this upcoming week The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be CLOSED from Wednesday Nov.26th Night till Sunday Nov.30th. We hope everyone enjoy the little break with their loved ones.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

TBJJ Thanksgiving Schedule:

OPEN Regular Classses

Monday Nov.24th
Tuesday Nov. 25th
Wednesday Nov. 26th Morning (Morning class -10:30am to 12:00pm)

CLOSED

Wednesday Nov. 26th Night (No Kids-Youth BJJ class/MMA/Adults BJJ classes)
Thursday Nov. 27th
Friday Nov. 28th
Saturday Nov. 29th
Sunday Nov. 30th

BACK TO REGULAR SCHEDULE Monday Dec. 1st!!!

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10-20-14
TBJJ Little Spiders & Spiders Halloween Special Class!
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER,29th!!!

We will be hosting our TBJJ Little Spiders & Spiders Halloween Special class this upcoming Wednesday October,29th! We will have our little spiders & spiders members celebrating together. Friends are welcome! This will be a fun class so invite your friends, wear your costumes and let's have fun together!

Wednesday October,29th
From:5:00 to 6:00pm
At The Tinguinha BJJ Academy

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8-10-14
TBJJ Students Consultation!
Schedule Yours soon

The Tinguinha brings once again our TBJJ students consultation. A great way to go over your progresses and what you should improve to take your BJJ game to the next level.
Our FREE TBJJ students consultations are by schedule ONLY so make sure to schedule yours and take advantage of this great chance to sit down and talk with Professor Tinguinha. 

TBJJ Students Consultations will be open from August 25th till September 26th.

 

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8-5-14
SPECIAL GUESTS VISIT TO THE TINGUINHA BJJ ACADEMY!!!

On this past month we had the pleasure to welcome the visit fromRoberto "Gordo", Gustavo Machado and Rafael dos Anjos in our TBJJ Monday morning class. Gordo and Gustavo were on the mattraining with the TBJJ team. Thanks Gustavo, Gordo and Rafaelfor visiting and training with the team. 

 

 

3-21-14
Self Defense Seminar at the TBJJ Academy

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Street Defense: The techniques that really mater on a real life situation

The Bjj martial art is getting popular all around the world but 80% of the BJJ Dojos are only orienting the students for Bjj sport (competition) when the real reason behind the creation of this martial art was self defense.

"That is what our martial is about every Bjj practitioner over the world must know the self defense techniques and give more attention to this important part of our martial art " ~ Professor "Tinguinha"

"While tournaments are a great avenue for self improvement and conditioning for your BJJ game remember that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a Martial Art and originally designed to keep you safe in the event of an attack on the street. Come learn some of those techniques that make BJJ unique allowing a smaller person to defend themselves from a larger attacker."
~ Emilio Samartin

Taught by 3rd degree Black Belt - Emilio Samartin

2 hours seminar

Date: Saturday - April, 19th

Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm

Level: For students of all levels

Cost: FREE (You must sign up if you are planing to attend the seminar)


Who definitely should attend: Law Enforcement

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Street Defense Seminar from TBJJ Academy on Vimeo.

 

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3-20-14
TBJJ New Classes!!!!!!

6am Classes!!!!

After having tested the Tuesdays 6am class for 1 month and having the class fitting well into our schedule we are also gonna add a Thursdays class at 6 am. Starting in 2 weeks, April 3rd!

Tuesdays- 6am to 7am classes (instructor Sam Chen)

Thursdays- 6am to 7am classes (instructor Brett Weekley)

Those classes are mixed classes (for all levels and all belts) everybody is welcome to come

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3-18-14
TBJJ Combat (MMA) NEW CLASSES!!!!!

Days- Wednesday and Fridays starting in 2 weeks- April 2nd!
Time: 6pm to 7pm

Wednesdays classes: Focus on Muay Thai strikes and clinch and
No-Gi Bjj for MMA

Instructor: Dan Gonzalez

Fridays classes: Focus on wrestling take downs and clinch and No gi Bjj for MMA

Instructor: Noah Nagel

Level - Class was designed for beginners and intermediate level, taught in an easy way to understand and to cater progress in a safe environment.

What you will learn:

Foundation strikes
Foundation clinch strikes
Foundation wrestling take downs
No Gi MMA Bottom techniques
No Gi MMA Top techniques
MMA Wall techniques

What you will need :
Wednesdays MMA gloves/Muay Thai gloves/Chin guard
Fridays: MMA gloves

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3-10-14
TinguinhaBJJ Academy's Spider Guard Camp Conclusion!

The TBJJ Academy just concluded the 3 days spider guard camp, a full 6 hours of intensive training into the spider guard. Taught by the Spider Guard master Tinguinha this was an unique opportunity given only to our TBJJ students, never done before by Professor Tinguinha. For those who attended, they definitely brought their open guard game to next level.

"This was the first time I had the chance to put the time necessary to teach this unique and specific guard in an intensive camp format. It's clear to see that when teaching the spider guard with the right system anyone in any level can learn this guard." ~ Tinguinha

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3-4-14
TBJJ Gis Pre Sale!!!

We are glad to announce that our TBJJ Gis by OTM (On The Mat) are on their way. So to get things rolling we are pre-selling the Gis. Great way to save and guarantee yours!

TBJJ Gis Highlights:

*400 Grams Pearl Weave *Rope cord drawstring
* One piece TOP * Pre Shrunk
* UVA foam collar * Triple gusset pants
* 10 OZ Twill pants * Tinguinha BJJ Patch on the front & back


GUARANTEE YOURS & SAVE!!!!

To purchase yours or more information at the the TBJJ Academy frontdesk.

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3-1-14
Luis "Speedy" Gonzalez Fight Night Highlights Video

Last Month TBJJ Black Belt & MMA fighter Luis "Speedy" Gonzalez fought at the Tachi Palace Fighting Championship 18 event in Lemore-CA winning his bout with a vicious knockout. Professor Tinguinha was in his corner and captured a bit of the backstage of his fight and the event. Below is a highlights video of the night by TBJJ Teammate Raymond Quinto.

 

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3-1-14
TBJJ Affiliated School in Alaska- ABJJ members visit to the TBJJ HQ

This past month of February we welcomed to our school 2 visitors from our Alaska Affiliated school-Anchorage BJJ, TBJJ Black Belt and Anchorage BJJ Professor Ryder Spadafore and ABJJ member Joshua Bouvier-Paul who were here to train and for the Kids Pan American Championships. It's always great to see our affiliate members here.

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2-28-14
TBJJ Team Grappling 5 Tournament Result

We had a couple of TBJJ Team members competing in the Grappling 5 Tournament that took place by February's end. It was the first time our team competed this tournament and they had a good experience with TBJJ team member, purple belt Raymond Quinto getting 2nd place in his division in his first tournsment as a purple belt. Good job guys!

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2-28-14
New Addition to the Ruiz Family

We would like to congratulate TBJJ Teammate Kevin Ruiz and his family on the new addition to their family with the arrival of his baby boy. We are happy for them and glad to welcome one more member to our ever growing TBJJ Family!

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1-20-14
Latest Ultimate MMA Magazine features a story by Professor Tinguinha

The latest issue of the well known Ultimate MMA Magazine features a story by our very own Professor Mauricio "Tinguinha". This time around he brings his experience and expertisse in competition in a story tittled "Five things you must do before you compete." The Magazine is out NOW! Check it out!

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1-16-14
Spider Guard Training Camp Cancelation for this Saturday!

Postponing of our upcoming Spider Guard Training Camp

Due to Professor Tinguinha getting sick we will be CANCELLING our FREE Spider Guard Training Camp TOMORROW and rescheduling for next Saturday January,25th
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We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to have our TBJJ students here for the rescheduled date.

We will have our regular Mixed (ALL Levels) class tomorrow Sat. Jan. 18th.

NEW Spider Guard Training Camp Day 1 will be:

Saturday JAN. 25th - DAY 1 - From 11am to 1pm
(Spider Guard Control & Flow)

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1-13-14
NEW TBJJ Class
New Time added to our schedule

We are glad to tell everyone that we have a brand new class time that we are adding to our schedule.

TUESDAYS at 6am

Starting Tuesday January,21st!

Looking to offer one more option for our students to train even with their busy schedule we will be opening this new time slot every Tuesday at 6am. Classes will be taught by TBJJ instructor Sam Chen and will be starting once a week with the possibility of increasing in days based on how the class builds up.

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1-13-14
Gordo Seminar - Saturday Feb. 8th

The TBJJ Academy is proud to host once again a BJJ seminar with the half guard master, BJJ Black Belt Roberto "Gordo" Correa. Gordo is not only multiple times BJJ tournaments medalist but a renowned BJJ coach to BJJ sport competitors as well as MMA fighters. He will be teaching a seminar Saturday February,8th at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy.
Contact us to sign up!

MORE INFO COMING SOON!

What: Gordo BJJ Seminar

Date: Sat. Feb. 8th

Where: Tinguinha BJJ Academy

More info- (714)694-0103
tinguinha@yahoo.com
TBJJ Academy Front Desk

SPACE IS LIMITED!!!

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1-12-14
New T-shirt Style in stock!

We just got in stock a brand new t-shirt in partnership with the BJJ brand Technically Sound.

Get your t-shirt soon! Available for sale at the TBJJ Academy Proshop.

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1-12-14
FREE Spider Guard Training Camp


Professor Tinguinha will be teaching for the first time EVER a 3 Days Intensive Spider Guard Training Camp! For 3 Saturdays in a row, going over all crucial details to this specific and unique game.

FOR TBJJ STUDENTS ONLY!!!!

ALL LEVELS WELCOME!!

Cost: FREE

Location: TBJJ Academy HQ

Day 1-Sat. Jan. 18th - 11am to 1pm
(Spider Guard Control & Flow)

Day 2- Sat. Jan. 25th -11am to 1pm
(Spider Guard Basic & Adv. Sweeps)

Day 3- Sat. Feb.1st -11am to 1pm
(Spider Guard Submissions)

Please sign up at the TBJJ Academy if you are interested in attending this upcoming Saturday Jan.18th

Great chance to go over the great benefits of playing the Spider Guard such as:

- Controlling the pace of the fight

- Successfully playing guard from the bottom against heavier opponents

- The ability of slowing down a faster opponent

- Development of hips and legs coordination

- Complete domination of guard control from the bottom

- Development of grips control

And much more...

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1-9-14
TBJJ Competition Class
Back to schedule

Our TBJJ competition team is starting to get ready for the Pan American Championships taking place in March.
Our competition training class is therefore back in schedule.

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
From 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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1-9-14
TBJJ Students Consultation - Starting Jan. 13th

We are beginning our year and that is a great time to set up your goals and great opportunity to have some guidance to move in the right direction so take advantage of our FREE student consultation and schedule yours. Great chance to go over your progresses and how to get better in your training.

 

Student consultations are available from January 13th to January 25th.

Schedule your FREE student consultation at the TBJJ Academy front desk.

New Year-New Goals!

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12-16-13
TBJJ Academy Holidays Schedule!!!

Due to the Holidays The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be following the schedule below.
We hope you all enjoy the break and take this time to recharge for the new year.
As always we have many plans for the school and for the TBJJ Team this upcoming year. Lets take this break to get ready for what's to come!

TBJJ Holiday Schedule:

CLOSED

From Monday Dec. 23rd till Wednesday Jan. 1st

Back to Regular Schedule

Adults

Thursday Jan. 2nd 2014

Kids

Monday Jan. 6th 2014

We hope you all have a wonderful holiday and break!

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12- 15-13
2013 TBJJ Special Training/Belt Promotions /End of year celebration News!!

We had a great turn out at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy end of the year celebration.

We had 13 black belts present on the mat:

Mauricio "Tinguinha"
Brandon Bender
Mike Brown
Daniel Cruz
Kenric Toliver
Jason Parry
Kris Shaw
Anthony del Valle
Grant Collins
Armando Lopasso
Alex Orozco
Emilio Samartin
Alexandre Novaes

Special Training

The special training went great! The team had an hour of a good training session where all the students had the chance to train with the bjj black belts present. Thanks to all the black belts for spending the time to train with all the team. That was a very unique opportunity for our students to have the chance to train with so many black belts in one day. We also added a section for the kids to be able to participate in this special training where kids from the TBJJ program and associated schools got to join in this great event and have an organized and fun training session. Thanks to our TBJJ Instructor Jeff Nolasco and Black Belt Kris Shaw for ensuring that it ran smoothly.

TBJJ Belt Ceremony

We had a very emotional belt promotions ceremony. We had stripes promotions in all belts and belt promotions from TBJJ/ Optimus BJJ /Kris Shaw's schools on the following belts - youth program yellow and gray belts, adults program on white and blue stripe, blue belt and brown belts. We also had black belts degrees promotions and TBJJ Awards certificates.

Thanks to all BJJ black belts present. Thanks to all TBJJ students and affiliated schools present. Thanks to all the ufc gym team and family members present.

Black belts degrees awarding promotions

2nd degrees

Mike Brown
Kris Shaw

3rd degrees

Emilio Samartin

TBJJ Kids/Youth Awards

Most Focussed

Brady Kim

Most Effort

Jaedis Brady

Most Improvement

Brandon Jones

Kids/Youth TBJJ student of the year

Micah Kim

Adult TBJJ student of the year

Cole Franson

Thanks to everyone in attendance. It was great to have everyone here sharing this special day for our school and team members.

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12-2-13
Pictures from the TBJJ Family Black Friday Food Run Get Together!

We had a great time in our TBJJ Academy Black Friday Food Run this past Friday. It was great to get together outside of the mats and enjoy great food and everyone's company. Below are a few pictures from the food run! Thanks to everyone who came and all the families present. Hope you guys enjoyed as much as we did!


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11-25-13
TBJJ Academy Annual Black Friday Food Run 2013!

We will be once again having our annual TBJJ Black Friday FOOD RUN this Friday November,29th. This time around we are meeting at the Market Broiler at the Block in Orange at 7pm. We hope to seethe TBJJ Team and their families there, is a great way for us to spend time outside of the mats and hang out together.

Black Friday Food Run:

Date- Friday November, 29th

Where- Market Broiler
20 City Blvd. West Bldg. J, Ste R-6
Orange, CA 92868
In the Block of Orange

http://www.marketbroiler.com

Time- 7:00PM

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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11-24-13
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Thanksgiving week schedule!

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday the Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be following the schedule below for classes.We will have regular classes up till Wednesday Nov. 27th morning, then we take a break till the following Monday Dec. 2nd when we return to regular schedule. We will have an Open Mat for the adults Saturday from 11am to 12pm for those who will be in town and wish to train. Youth BJJ will NOT have a class Wednesday Nov. 27th or Saturday Nov. 30th.

We hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your loved ones and a nice break!

We are very thankful to have you all on our team and as a part of the TBJJ family!

Happy Thanksgiving!

TBJJ Thanksgiving Week Schedule:

Regular Classes
Monday Nov.25th/Tuesday Nov. 26th/ Wednesday Nov. 27th MORNING

NO Classes
Wednesday NIGHT- Nov. 27th/ Thursday Nov. 28th/ Friday Nov.29th/Saturday Nov. 30th (OPEN MAT)/Sunday Dec. 1st.

Open Mat(Adults BJJ)
Saturday November,30th - From: 11am to 12pm

Back to regular schedule on Monday Dec. 2nd

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11-15-13
Professor Tinguinha taught a seminar with a portion of the TBJJ Team at the NEW TBJJ Affiliated school, the California Martial Arts School this past weekend to officially kick off the BJJ program and classes at our new affiliation. The seminar was great, divided into 2 parts, starting with a kids/youth session and followed by an adults one. It was great having many of our TBJJ High rank members and instructors there supporting TBJJ instructor Sam Chen, who is teaching the BJJ classes at the new affiliation and Professor Tinguinha in this program official kick off. Thanks to Mike Brown, Emilio Samartin, Kenric Toliver, Frank Ruiz, Dean Rivero, John Robertson, Cole Franson, Kareem Mezied, Ken Johnston & Jeff Del Real for helping at the seminar and their suppport.

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11-02-13
New Addition to the TBJJ Academy

We have a new addition to the TBJJ Academy, a brand new Versa Climber to take our TBJJ Team's cardio to the next level.
The machine was sponsored to us by Brown Consulting & Construction and we all from the team are thankful for this great addition to our conditioning training.



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11-01-13
TBJJ Kids/Youth Halloween Special Class

We had our Kids & Youth Halloween Special Class this past Wednesday October,30th and it was great! The kids had a great time, playing games, being dressed up in their costumes and celebrating Halloween together. We finished the class with goodie bags which was sure to close the special class with smiles!

You can check a few pics from our event below!

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10-30-13
Great Performance from the TBJJ competition team!

Our competition team just had a great performace at the Gerson Sanginitto BJJ In House tournament that took place October,26th .

Our team brought back home 7 medals. Congratulations to the team and for the outstanding performance of Bret Russell who won the brown belt super fight by arm bar submission and Scott Lowder getting first place on his division and second place in the open division. Results and a few pictures below.

TBJJ Team results at the tournament:

First places:

Bret Russell- Brown belt Super fight

Frank De Leon and Scott Lowder closed down the Blue belt Masters division

Second places:

Joey Wren- Blue belt - Adults division

Dwight Johnson- Blue belt- Adults division

Frank Selisker - White belt - Adults division

Scott Lowder- Blue belt -Open division

 

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10-30-13
TBJJ Team Member Kris Shaw's Seminars!


TBJJ team member Kris Shaw was the invited to help with the BJJ Kids Seminars benefiting the Jammin BJJ charity (www.jamminbjj.org) this past month of October! The seminar had instruction by several Black Belt instructors including Kris Shaw.

They were able to raise a great amount to help the kids from the favelas (slums) of Brazil!

The project included collecting used gis and submission grappling gear for the adults and children in the Projeto Social (social project). And we are happy to have been able to contribute to that by having a basket for Gis to be donated which Kris took with her to donate at the event.

Kris was also an invited guest at a special seminar in Michigan this past month, she got to teach cool techniques and meet with other fellow BJJ Black Belts.

We are proud of her and all she gives back to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Below are a few pictures from both seminars:

Kids Seminar

Michigan Seminar

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10-30-13
TBJJ Academy Halloween Class Schedule!

Due to Halloween the Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be CLOSED this Thursday October,31st Night. We will have our regular TBJJ Core morning class but NO classes at night!

Happy Halloween! Be safe!

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10-28-13
TBJJ Academy End of the Year celebration and Belt Promotions Ceremony!

Attention TBJJ Team and friends we are gonna have our end of the year celebration and belt promotions/special training Saturday- December, 7th. Please make sure to mark on your calendar and save the date. We are planning to have all the TBJJ students plus our associated schools and friends and bjj black belts and also we will have some of our TBJJ Black belts promoted with degrees! More information soon...

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10-27-13
Tinguinha BJJ Black Belt Team Wall

We have just finished posting at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy HQ our TBJJ Black Belt Team wall, featuring a single shot picture of each of our TBJJ Black belt team members. It's a way of our school to show some respect and to recognize our black belt team for their life commitment and dedication and their loyalty to our school and the brazilian jiu-jitsu martial art. Thank you TBJJ Black Belts. Lets keep the legacy alive!

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10-26-13
FREE BJJ Seminar with Prof. Tinguinha at our NEW affiliated school!

We will be having a FREE BJJ seminar to officially kick of the program at the California martial arts school with Professor Tinguinha and his instructors. Check below the information and share with friends and/or family who may live close by.

BJJ FREE Seminar

When: Saturday November 9th

Where: California Martial Arts Academy- 6608 Irvine Center Drive -Irvine- CA 92618
- (949) 727- 3181- www.californiamartialarts.com

Kids BJJ Seminar - Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm

Kids of ALL ages, No experience required - Self Defense Techniques - Bully Prevention BJJ Techniques - Grappling Techniques
First 15 sign ups will receive a FREE Bully Prevention BJJ Techniques DVD

Adults BJJ Seminar - Time: 12:30pm to 2:00pm

No experience necessary - Self defense techniques, takedowns and grappling techniques
First 15 sign ups will get a FREE BJJ Most Lethal Chokes DVD

More info about the California Martial Arts School - http://www.californiamartialarts.com

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10-26-13
NEW TBJJ Associated School

WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE A NEW TINGUINHA BJJ ASSOCIATION IN IRVINE - CALIFORNIA.
THE CALIFORNIA MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL.THEY ARE NOW ASSOCIATED WITH PROFESSOR MAURICIO TINGUINHA AND THE TBJJ TEAM, THEY WILL OFFER BJJ CLASSES NOW FOR KIDS AND ADULTS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF 4th DEGREE BJJ BLACK BELT MAURICIO TINGUINHA.

TEACHING THE BJJ CLASSES AT THE CALIFORNIA MARTIAL ART SCHOOL IS ONE OF OUR TOP TBJJ INSTRUCTORS SAM CHEN. SAM WILL BE TEACHING ALL THE BJJ CLASSES AT OUR NEW ASSOCIATED SCHOOL. THE BJJ CLASSES AT THE CALIFORNIA MARTIAL ARTS WILL START IN NOVEMBER AND WE WILL OFFICIALLY KICK OF THE PROGRAM AT OUR NEW ASSOCIATED SCHOOL WITH A FREE BJJ SEMINAR NOVEMBER 9TH with Professor Tinguinha.

BELOW IS MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SEMINAR AND IF YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CLASSES, SCHEDULE AND PRICES PLEASE CONTACT KINGSTON AT Hengon@gmail.com OR 949-727-3181

IF YOU KNOW ANYONE IN THE AREA INTERESTED IN BJJ CLASSES PLEASE SHARE AND/OR FORWARD THIS E-MAIL AND HELP US PROMOTE OUR NEW ASSOCIATED SCHOOL.


Sam Chen- TBJJ Instructor

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10-25-13
NEW TBJJ T-shirt Style and patches color options in store!

We have just received a brand NEW TBJJ T-shirt style and we have our official back patch and our Spider Guard Patch in the red and black option in stock!
Check it out and get yours soon! Available at our TBJJ Academy Proshop.

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10-22-13
TBJJ Academy Spiders Class members recent stripes promotions!

We had quite a few stripes promotions this past week in our TBJJ Spiders (youth BJJ) class and we are proud to see them progressing in their BJJ learning. Congratulations to: Keila, Gabe, Ryan , Brady, Ryan, Tanner, Jaedis, and Angelina (not pictured) on your promotions. Great job! A step closer to the next rank. Keep the good work!

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10-21-13
TBJJ Kids/Youth Halloween Special Class!

we will be having our Little Spiders & Spiders Halloween Special Class this Wednesday October,30th starting at 5:00pm. It is open to everyone so bring your friends and costumes and lets have fun!

Games & Fun!!! Happy Halloween!!!

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10-20-13
TBJJ Family Movie Night 2 Pictures!

We had a blast in our second TBJJ family movie night this year. We watched a funny movie, had snacks,pizza, played games worth prizes but most importantly spent time together. We would like to thank everyone who came and specially coaches, Jeff, Cole and Andrew for their help with this event. You can check a few pics from this fun evening below.

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10-16-13
Professor Tinguinha at the latest issue of the Ultimate MMA Magazine!

Professor Tinguinha has yet a NEW feature story in the latest issue of the specialized Mixed Martial Arts Magazine - Ultimate MMA. This time covering the 5 most common mistakes students make while training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Magazine is out now - Check it out!

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10-15-13
Pictures from Prof. Tinguinha's Seminar in Alaska!

Professor Tinguinha has just visited the TBJJ affiliated school in Alaska - Anchorage BJJ. As always he had a great time visiting the TBJJ team there. This time around he not only taught a seminar but was present to test and award belts at their Belt Promotions Ceremony with the highlights being the promotion of Nani Palmer to the Purple Belt, first female purple belt of Alaska and Brandon Bibee's promotion to the highest belt in BJJ, the Black Belt and present TBJJ Black Belts Justin Charon & Todd Palmer with the 1st degree on their Black Belts. Great job guys!

You can check a few pics below from the seminar and Prof. Tinguinha's visit


Prof Tinguinha with TBJJ Black Belts Justin Charon, Todd Palmer, Ryder Spadafore and
newly promoted students Nani Palmer (Purple Belt)& Brandon Bibee (Black Belt)


Prof Tinguinha with TBJJ Black Belts and ABJJ instructors Justin Charon, Todd Palmer,
Ryder Spadafore and newly promoted Brandon Bibee


Part of the Anchorage BJJ Team with Professor Tinguinha

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10-13-13
TBJJ Team BJJ World Championship of Masters & Seniors Results

Some of our TBJJ Teammates competed this past weekend at the BJJ World Championship of Masters & seniors and we brought home a couple of medals. We are proud of everyone who competed for going into that bigger arena and trying their best. Good Job! Below you can find results and a couple of pics!

World Championship of Masters & Seniors TBJJ Team Results!

2nd Place- Ken Johnston - Blue Belt- Senior 4

3rd Place- Dean Rivero - Brown Belt- Senior 3

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10-10-13
TBJJ Family Movie Night!

We just wanted to remind you of our upcoming TBJJ Family Movie Night that we will be hosting on Friday October,18th! We hope to see the TBJJ Families here. It's an open event, so please invite family and friends. We would love to see everyone here.

We will be playing games, eating snacks and watching The Croods!

Join us for some fun and quality family time!

Date: October, 18th - Friday

Time: 5:30 PM

Where: TBJJ Academy

What: TBJJ Family Movie Night

Movie: The Croods

Fun, games, snacks & a family movie!

FREE BULLY PREVENTION DVD for the FIRST 10 guests to arrive!

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Professor Tinguinha's upcoming Alaska Seminar

Professor Tinguinha will be visiting and teaching a seminar at the TBJJ Affiliated school, Anchorage BJJ in Alaska this upcoming month , on October,12th. He is excited to visit the Anchorage BJJ School and all the team there and glad that not only he is teaching a seminar there Saturday October, 12th but he will be present at their upcoming belt promotions ceremony while there.

 

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Master and Seniors World Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The Master and Seniors World Championships of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will be taking place in October, 5th and 6th in Long Beach, California. Our TBJJ Team is getting ready, pushing in training on Tues & Thursdays evenings. We will be having the TBJJ HQ & TBJJ Affiliated members joining forces and competing together as a team. Good luck to everyone on the team getting ready; we all look forward to hearing from this big competition. We will keep you posted.


TBJJ Team (HQ + Affiliated) Members at the Vegas Open

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9-25-13
TBJJ Team Trip to Brazil Highlights Video!

A couple of the TBJJ Teammates traveled to Brazil with Prof. Tinguinha this past August on a training trip, where they trained twice a day at the Gordo BJJ school and had the chance in the middle of the day to visit amazing sightseeings in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was certainly an amazing experience. Below you can check a little of this great trip in a highlights video.
Enjoy!

 

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9-14-13
TBJJ Academy family Movie Night 2

We had a lot of fun in our last TBJJ Family Movie Night and are glad to announce that we will be hosting another one Friday October,18th! We hope to see the TBJJ Families here. It's an open event, so please invite family and friends. We would love to see everyone here.
More information coming soon.

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9-14-13
TBJJ Students Consultation

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be offering once again our TBJJ Students Consultation. The student consultation is a one on one sit down with Professor Tinguinha to go over what you need to improve in your BJJ game as well as any questions you might have about your training and how to improve. Consultations are FREE of charge and are available by appointment only from Sept 16th till October,4th

If you are interested in scheduling your consultation please contact Daniel or Livia at the TBJJ Academy's front desk.

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9-13-13
Professor Tinguinha's NEW feature story in the latest Ultimate MMA Magazine!

Professor Tinguinha has been featured in a great story going over tips for prospect BJJ students looking to start training in the September/October issue of respectable Mixed Martial Arts Magazine, Ultimate MMA. It's out now. Check it out.

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9-13-13
TBJJ Team American National Championships Results

The American National Championships just took place this past weekend and a few TBJJ Team members competed. Congrats to all of our teammates that competed for going out there and trying their best!

Here are the results:

Gi

1st Place - Angel Lopez - Purple Belt/Senior 1/Feather

2nd Place - Angel Lopez - Purple Belt/Senior 1/ Open Division

2nd Place- Scott Lowder- Blue Belt/senior 1/Open Division

3rd place- Scott Lowder- Blue Belt/senior 1/Light

3rd Place- Caleb Shirk -White Belt/Adult/Heavy

No Gi

1st Place -Angel Lopez-Purple Belt-Senior 1-Feather

3rd Place - Ray Yescas- Blue Belt-Adult-Light Feather

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9-5-13
Pictures from the Tinguinha BJJ Team Training Trip to Brazil!

This past month Professor Tinguinha and a couple of TBJJ teammates went to Brazil on a training trip. As expected it was an once in a life experience for our TBJJ Teammates Bret Russell & Angel Lopez where they not only got to train everyday, morning and night at the Gordo BJJ School in Rio de Janeiro but had a chance to visit a lot of the famous and beautiful Rio de Janeiro's sightseeing spots during the day such as The Cristo Redentor, Copacabana Beach, Pedra Bonita, Floresta da Tijuca, Grumari, Prainha & Pepe Beach among others and experience the BJJ Lifestyle in Brazil including one of the best Acai juice Bars, healthy & fresh food and more...

Below you can check a few pictures from their trip. Soon we will have videos of this great trip too. Keep posted.


Professor Tinguinha with Gordo Black Belt Gustavo Machado
at the Gordo BJJ School


Angel, Professor Tinguinha & Bret after one of their training session at the Gordo BJJ School


Night training session at the Gordo BJJ school


Professor Tinguinha with his first instructor "Pitoco"


After a Saturday training session at5 the Gordo BJJ Academy


TBJJ student Bret Russell with UFC fighter & Gordo BJJ Black Belt Antonio Braga Neto


Angel, Prof Tinguinha & Bret at the Pedra Bonita sightseeing


The TBJJ Team eating a fresh meal and Acai at the famous Bibi Sucos juice bar with
BJJ Black Belt Gustavo Machado


Angel, Prof Tinguinha & Bret visiting the Grumari/Prainha beaches


The team sightseeing, hike and waterfall at the Floresta da Tijuca


Fresh Acai from Bibi sucos juice bar


TBJJ Member Angel Lopez with Gordo BJJ instructors


Bret, Prof Tinguinha & Angel visiting the Cristo Redentor in Rio


Prof Tinguinha & Bret on their way to the Gordo BJJ school to train


Visiting the Copacabana beach and enjoying a great seafood lunch


Sightseeing at the Cristo Redentor (Christ Redeemed)- Rio de Janeiro

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8-27-13
TBJJ Academy Labor Day Holiday Schedule!

Due to the Labor Day Holiday The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be CLOSED this Monday September, 2nd! We will also NOT have the Youth BJJ Saturday Class this Saturday August, 31st due to the holiday.

We WILL have our Adults BJJ Mixed (All Levels) classes Saturday August,31st & Sunday September,1st with Professor Tinguinha.

Enjoy the quick break. We return to regular schedule Tuesday September,3rd!

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8-15-13
TBJJ Team BJJ Trip to Brazil!!

Couple of our Tbjj team members just left to Rio de Janeiro- Brazil with professor Tinguinha to train at the Gordo Bjj school and visit the birth place of the Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu art. To follow our team mate's amazing trip just check Tinguinha's twitter account - https://twitter.com/tinguinhabjj and his facebook's page - https://www.facebook.com/mauricio.tinguinha so you can know what they are doing day by day.

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8-11-13
Great first Saturday Youth BJJ Class!

We had a great 1st class for our NEW time slot for our Youth BJJ class which offers one extra option for our kids/teens to train at and extra practice for those interested in competition as well. Below is a couple of pictures from the first day of this class. The class is open for ALL Spiders Program Members and by invitation only for our Little Spiders program members. For more information contact (714)694-0103 or the TBJJ Academy front desk staff.

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8-11-13
Pictures from Professor Tinguinha's Summer Seminar Series!

Professor Tinguinha Just got back from the East coast where he did a series of 3 seminars visiting The Soca BJJ Academy, The UFC Gym Long Island & the Gustavo Machado BJJ Academy. Everything went great and he had a great time visiting all these schools. Here are some pics from the seminars!!

 

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8-6-13
NEW TBJJ Youth BJJ Class Time Option- SATURDAYS

This upcoming Saturday August,10th we are opening a new time to offer one more time option to our Youth BJJ Members to train at. We will start a brand NEW class OPEN for ALL Spiders Program Students & by invitation only for our Little Spiders program members. We hope to see you here. Share with your friends and family one more time option of classes for our Kids/Youth BJJ program.

NEW SATURDAY Youth BJJ CLASS SCHEDULE:

Saturdays- from 10:00am to 11:00am

 

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7-30-13
Pictures from Professor Tinguinha's BJJ Seminar at the Linconl BJJ Center

Last Saturday July,27th Professor Tinguinha taught a Bjj seminar at the Lincoln Bjj academy in Nebraska. He is proud and happy to see Tbjj black Belt Greg Lawson doing such a great job in representing the Tbjj school and our martial by passing the knowledge in high standard and building a Bjj school with the true values of the martial art. The school has a great group friendly and nice guys training hard with solid Bjj. Professor Tinguinha thanks everybody for the great hospitality. You can check a few pictures from the seminar and belt promotion below. Welcome to the Tbjj family! Bjj for life!!!

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7-16-13
Tinguinha BJJ Academy's 20th Belts & Stripes Promotions Ceremony!

We had a great Stripes & Belts Promotions Ceremony this past Saturday July,13th at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy. The ceremony which followed the Gustavo Machado Seminar had the presence of Black Belts and of our TBJJ Affiliated schools Optimus BJJ & Clovis BJJ along with TBJJ Team's Family & friends. We had over 18 Belt Promotions including studentes moving up to belts gathering from the Gray (Kids/Youth) program to the Brown (Adults program). Along with stripes in all belt ranks. We also presented the participants of our Tinguinha BJJ Instructors Course with their Certificates. Congratulations to all promoted students and thanks to everyone present for their support. Below you can check a few pics from the event. For more pictures check the
TBJJ 20th Belt Promotions Ceremony Picture Gallery

 

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7-13-13
Gustavo Machado's Seminar at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy Pictures!

We hosted a great seminar with BJJ Black Belt Gustavo Machado this Saturday July,13th. The seminar covered De LaRiva & Half Guard techniques and was 2 hours and a half long. As always it was great and our TBJj Students including TBJJ Affiliated Teammmates from the Optimus BJJ & Clovis BJJ Schools got to learn and sharpen great techniques.Thanks Gustavo for sharing with us and all the students in attendance for supporting! You can check some of the pics from the seminar here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.472506166172360.1073741832.348454488577529&type=1

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7-5-13
Professor "Tinguinha" Seminar in Nebraska!

Professor Tinguinha will be in Nebraska by the end of this month on July,27th visiting the TBJJ Affiliated school, Lincoln Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Center run by TBJJ Black Belt Greg Lawson. Professor Tinguinha is excited to visit Greg and his school and students. If you live close by or know someone who will be in the area don't miss and/or share this chance to learn from Professor Tinguinha!
More info about the seminar coming soon.

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7-4-13
TBJJ Academy's Brazilian jiu-jitsu Martial Art History Movie Night!

We had a great Friday night at the TBJJ Academy this past Friday June 28th with our first BJJ history movie night with the movie "The Gracies and the birth of Vale Tudo".

We started our Friday night with a great training session with not only the presence of the TBJJ team but also BJJ black belts as Alexandre Novaes who came with his son Caua Novaes plus some of our TBJJ students brought some friends and family members for the open mat training session we had. Right after the training session we watched the movie which was a great documentary with live footage from the Gracie family, going over the beginning of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu martial art and it's evolution.

We are planing for the future to have another BJJ movie night, this time with a documentary about the legendary Renzo Gracie with whom professor Tinguinha had a chance to meet as a kid and to spend a lot of time on the mat with him and his brothers Ryan and Ralph Gracie.

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6-20-13
Gustavo Machado DeLaRiva & Half Guard Seminar at the TBJJ Academy
Saturday July,13th

Gustavo Machado will be coming back to the Tinguinha BJJ Academy to teach another great seminar, this time DeLaRiva guard and Half guard techniques.
Gustavo ia a 3rd degree BJJ Black Belt under legendary Roberto "Gordo" Correia. Attention TBJJ students don't miss this great seminar of 2 hours and 30 min. from this amazing instructor! Space is limited!!!

What: Gustavo Machado Seminar
Where: Tinguinha BJJ Academy
When: Saturday July,13th
Time: 10:00am to 12:30pm (to be followed by our belt promotion)
Price: TBJJ students $40 dollars - At the door $50
Non TBJJ students - $50 dollars
Techniques level: ALL Levels

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6-20-13
Tinguinha BJJ Academy 20th Belt Promotions Ceremony

TBJJ team, it's time for our half yearly belt promotions. We are gonna have students moving to white/blue stripe, all the way to students moving to the brown belt. We are counting with the presence of all of you from the TBJJ team for this very special day taking place right after the Gustavo Machado DeLaRiva & Half guard techniques seminar.

What: TBJJ mid year belt promotions
Where: TBJJ Academy HQ
When: Saturday July, 13th
Time: 12:40pm to 1:10pm
Who: All TBJJ team plus friends & family

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6-20-13
BJJ History Movie Night at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy
Friday June, 28th

We are glad to bring to the TBJJ Academy for the 1st time a TBJJ Adults program- BJJ History Movie Night. That will take place at our school Friday June, 28th. We will be showing the BJJ documentary "The Gracies and the birth of Vale Tudo." a great documentary with never before seen training sessions footage, Gracie Family inside stories and goes over the history of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and "vale tudo". Professor Tinguinha is present in some of the footage and was a part of some of the videos. He will share inside stories of those featured events. We will also have a small training session before the movie session and then watch the movie.
This will be a great opportunity for our students to get together, and learn a little more about this great martial arts of ours.

Date: Friday June, 28th

Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm training session
8:00pm Movie session

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6-16-13
TBJJ 8th In House Tournament Pics & Results

We just had our 8th TBJJ In House Tournament this past weekend and had a great turnout and great support from our TBJJ Team. We had 12 schools present in the tournament:
TBJJ Academy
Gerson Sanginitto BJJ
Optimus BJJ
Carvalho BJJ
Guillobel BJJ
Pedro Soriano BJJ
UFC Gym Rosemead
UFC Gym Corona
Del Valle BJJ
Silverbacks BJJ
Higher Ground BJJ
CQuence BJJ

We had a Black Belt Superfight with Rene Salazar (Silverbacks) x Jaime Fletcher(Machado) Win by Jaime Fletcher by 2 points.

We would like to thank Black Belts Emilio Samartin and Armando Lopasso for refereeing in all the tournament matches.

Thanks to the TBJJ Staff for running and organizing the tournament,Mike Brown, Daniel Gonzalez, Jeff Nolasco, Michael Lopez, Kareem Mezied, Livia Mariano and Mauricio "Tinguinha".

Thanks to all the competitors, coaches and family members present in our tournament.

Below are a few pics from our team at the event along our team's results. You can check more pictures and complete event's results at- TBJJ In House Gallery and TBJJ In House Tournament Results

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6-5-13
World Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu TBJJ Team and Visitors Results

Last week we had all of our classes full of visitors, here for the world championship. We had the Gordo BJJ team from Brazil, the Batata BJJ team from San Jose, a Renzo Gracie BJJ member from New York, a Gustavo Machado team member from Virgina and Pe de Pano BJJ team members from Miami. They all came to do their final preparations before the world championships here at the TBJJ Academy.


Here are the results from the TBJJ team and those visitors at the World championship:

TBJJ Team (Clovis BJJ- TBJJ Affiliate)
First Places:

Glen Welch - White Belt -Senior 1 - Heavy

Daniel Manriques - White Belt- Senior 1- Super Heavy

Third Place:

Isidro Lopez- White Belt- Master- Light

Gordo BJJ Team
First Places

Rafael Henrique Pereira - Brown Belt - Adult - Light

Larissa Paes da Silva - Blue Belt-Juvenile 2- Medium Heavy

Second Places

Larissa Paes da Silva - Blue Belt-Juvenile 2-Open Class

Third Places

Bruno Jose Milagres Coutinho-Purple Belt-Adult-Medium Heavy

Pedro Henrique D. M. de Azevedo - Brown Belt- Adult-Light Feather

Marcio "Pe de Pano" Cruz BJJ Team
First Places

Colon Eloy Santana Benavides III - Blue Belt- Juvenile 2- Super Heavy

Colon Eloy Santana Benavides III - Blue Belt Juvenile 2- Open Class

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5-23-13
TBJJ Academy Memorial Day classes schedule!

Due to the memorial day holiday the Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be CLOSED Sunday May, 26th & Monday May, 27th!
We will have our regular Saturday Mixed (All levels) class Saturday May, 26th and will return to regular schedule Tuesday May, 28th.
Enjoy the break!

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5-6-13
TBJJ Family Movie Night Pictures!

We had a blast at our TBJJ Family Movie night last Friday May,3rd here at the TBJJ Academy. We played a game with the kids with prizes to win, had popcorn, snacks, pizza and watched Wreck-it Ralph. It was a great night! We would like to thank all the families for coming and thank TBJJ instructor Jeff Nolascofor all the support and TBJJ Assistant instructor Andrew Rollings for joining us on this fun evening. Below are a few pics from our TBJJ Movie Night.

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5-6-13
TBJJ Team Vegas Tournament Pictures

As previously posted the TBJJ Team just returned from competing in thpics from the tournament. e Vegas International Open tournament where we had 14 TBJJ competition team members from our TBJJ HQ, Optimus BJJ, Clovis BJJ and Speedy BJJ. The team did really good.Congrats to everyone that competed, to the coaches for preparing the team and special congrats to Armando Gaeta for winning his division and receiving the blue belt on the podium from his instructor TBJJ Black Belt Grant Collins. Below are a few pics from the competition.

 

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4-30-13
TBJJ Competition Team Vegas International Open Tournament Results

Congratulations to the TBJJ competition team for their good performance at the Vegas International Open Tournament. We had a total of 14 competitors and around 25 TBJJ Members between competitors, coaches and family members. They all had a TBJJ Competition T-shirt provided by The Technically Sound Brand and the TBJJ Academy.
Our team came strong being represented by TBJJ Head Quarter, Speedy BJJ, Optimus BJJ & Clovis BJJ schools members and all schools had members placing in the tournament.
We had a total of 8 medals, 3 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze. Thanks to all Black Belts coaches Kenric Toliver, Grant Collins, Ray Alvarado & Mauricio "Tinguinha", for being there all day coaching our fighters . Thanks to the family members for showing their support and thanks to our fighters for fighting hard and giving their best to represent our team. And last but not least thanks to the technically sound brand for the support to our team, providing the T-Shirts and helping some of our fighters and coaches with accommodation.


Here is the complete results:

First Places

Armando Gaeta
Mike Montoya
Angel Lopez

2nd Places
Jelani Hunter
Jeff Nolasco

3rd Places
William Woodson
Cole Franson
Josh Bowling

Pictures from the competition coming soon.

Lets keep the momentum and keep pushing!

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4-29-13
TBJJ Black Belt Greg Lawson's school first class!

TBJJ Black Belt Greg Lawson just had his 1st class at the TBJJ affiliated school,Lincoln Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Center. The school already started in full speed, with a great 1st day. Opening with a good number of students on their first class. We are sure this is just the beginning of great things to come from Greg's school.


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4-23-13
TBJJ Team fighting in Vegas

Our competition team are all set to go to Vegas we have a total of 14 fighters representing the TBJJ team in Vegas this upcoming weekend Plus 4 black belts to help coach the team.

4 competitors from the TBJJ Head Quarter
Jeff Nolasco
Paul Roman
Mike Montoya
Jordan Michaud

4 competitors from the Speedy BJJ
Josh Bowling
Jelani Hunter
Felipe Guilen
Nicolas Piña

3 competitors from the Optimus BJJ
Jonathan Jessick
Armando Moore
Dana Moore

4 competitors from the Clovis BJJ
Angel Lopes
Cole Franson
Willian Woodson

Plus Black Belts to coach the team
Mauricio "Tinguinha"/Kenric Toliver/Grant Collins/Ray Alvarado

To check the live results from the tournament this Saturday check the TBJJ Academy's Facebook page Tinguinha BJJ or our twitter account @tbjjacademy.

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4-22-13
TBJJ Teammate Lastest Competition Results
Copa Pacifica Championships

TBJJ Team member Brett Weekley competed this past weekend in the Copa Pacifica Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Placing 3rd in his division and bringing home a bronze medal. Nice job!



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4-19-13
TBJJ Family Movie Night!

We are glad to announce our TBJJ Family Movie Night coming up next month May,3rd at 5:00pm! It is a great chance to get together, bring your kids and family and enjoy a great family movie together here at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy.

We wil be giving away FREE TBJJ Bully Prevention DVDS for the 1st ten guests to get to the event PLUS prizes giveaway drafts!!!!!

Everyone is welcome so please invite your friends, family, neighbors...

Lets have some great family quality time together!

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4-18-13
TBJJ Academy BJJ Clinic!


The Tinguinha BJJ Academy is excited to be holding our 1st BJJ Clinic. Our goal is to always improve the quality of our school's programs and offer the best instruction possible to our team.
What is a BJJ Clinic?
A BJJ Clinic is a special event where the TBJJ Instructors and higher level belt rank students (brown & black belts) will be able to choose a specific position or technique and work on it together.The goal is to have all of the minds working together and bring different views and solutions to work on each single positions and techniques.

Date: Friday May,24th
Duration: 1:30 hour
Time: from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Attendance: TBJJ Academy & TBJJ Affiliated Schools Only
Techniques: (Chosen by our TBJJ Team) Foot & Knee Bars Attacks
Levels: OPEN to ALL Levels - From White to Black Belts

If you are interested please sign up and ask for additional info at the TBJJ Academy front desk. Reserve your spot!

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4-19-13
Professor Tinguinha Upcoming Seminars in CA!

Just a reminder, Professor Tinguinha will be teaching 2 seminars at 2 of our TBJJ affiliated school, Optimus BJJ and Clovis BJJ. If you live near the areas or will be around don't miss the chance to learn from the world renowned spider guard master. TBJJ students,If you would like to join professor Tinguinha please contact him and let him know.


Clovis BJJ Seminar

When: Saturday May 4th
Time: TBA
Where: FKA - 3980 Chesnut - Fresno - CA


Optimus BJJ Seminar
When: Saturday May 11th - 11:00

Where: Optimus Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy
31151 Niguel Rd. Laguna Niguel

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4-18-13
TBJJ Academy In House Tournament!

Our TBJJ In House Tournament will be here before we know it, so please mark you calendars so you can be a part of it on Saturday June,15th, either competing or coming to enjoy the competition. Our In House Tournament was created with the intent of giving our students a taste of how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition goes but in a very friendly environment and comfort of being in our own "backyard". More info on our In House Tournament coming soon...


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4-18-13
NEW TBJJ Affiliated School


TBJJ Black Belt Greg Lawson is opening a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school in Nebraska. Greg is going to be one more representant of the TBJJ school team. Now we have a home to visit in Nebraska. We are happy and here for him in his new venture. We will be posting his school's website, schedule and more information soon.

Greg Lawson's BJJ School Info:

Lincoln Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Center
4009 'O' St.
Lincoln, NE, 68510

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4-17-13
Upcoming Vegas Tournament!

The TBJJ Team is ready to leave next weekend for the International Open championship in Vegas. We have TBJJ teammates from our Headquarter, Optimus BJJ, Clovis BJJ and Speedy BJJ going to represent the team in the competition. TBJJ!!!!

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4-17-13
Professor Tinguinguinha's trip to Australia Pictures!

Professor Tinguinha has just return from Sydney, Australia where he went to implement the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program at the new UFC GYM Sydney. Professor Tinguinha as the BJJ Program Director of all UFC Gyms oversees all the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program at the Gyms and visited the recently opened UFC Gym in Sydney to assist in introducing the program there. The gym is beautiful and very modern and he enjoyed his time there imensily.Plus he got to visit his long time friend Marco "gigante" Villela,and teach a class at his school in Sydney. Below are a few pictures from the trip

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4-17-13
TBJJ Team Inland Empire In House Tournament Results!

We had a few members from our Spiders & Little Spiders Program competing in the Inland Empire Spring Open Tournament. It was a great experience for them, some of them were competing for the very first time and they all did a great job! We had Zack Zimmerman getting 1st place in his weight category and 2nd place in the open division, Jaedis Brady got 3rd place, Angelina Jones placing 3rd and her brother Brandon Jones getting 2nd place. We would like to congratulate all the TBJJ members that fought in the tournament and TBJJ instructors Jeff Nolasco and Assistant Instructor Andrew Rollins for the great job with the TBJJ Spiders & Little Spiders.



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4-3-13
Professor "Tinguinha" in Australia

Professor "Tinguinha" is currently in Australia visiting the UFC Gym Sydney for their BJJ Program training. He is excited to be there for the first time and to visit with long time friends such as Marco "Gigante" Villela who currently teaches there. It is great to see how the BJJ family is all over the world. We can't wait to hear all about his trip and welcome him back to the school. He returns this Friday!

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4-2-13
TBJJ kids/youth & Adults programs March's promotions

We had two members of our TBJJ Spider BJJ Program (Youth BJJ) getting promoted by the end of last month. Angelina Jones got promoted to the Gray belt with white stripe and her brother and teammate Brandon Jones got promoted with the yellow belt. They are both committed to training and learning and it's great to see them moving up on ranking and level.Besides the belt promotions we had students from our BJJ adults program promoted with stripes as well. Congratulations to Jordan Michaud, Juan Garcia, Thomas Kim,Jeff Nepsa, Andrew Brady, Lisa Bermam, Neil Chau, Kaz Booth, Mark Ardevela, Jason Russo and Kingston Heng on moving one more step towards the next level!


TBJJ Kids/Youth Instructor Jeff Nolasco with Angelina & Brandon Jones


Jeff Nepsa, Thomas Kim & Kingston Heng


Jordan Michaud


Andrew Brady & Juan Garcia


Mark Ardevela


Lisa Berman with TBJJ Assist. Instructor Brett Weekley


Jason Russo with TBJJ Assistant Instructor Andrew Rollins


Neil Chau and Kaz Booth with TBJJ Head Instructor Mauricio "Tinguinha"

 

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4-1-13
Vegas International Open Tournament

The TBJJ Competition team is getting together to compete in the Vegas International Open Tournament that will be taking place in Las Vegas April 27th and 28th. We have 5 TBJJ Team mates confirmed to be competing as well as members of the Clovis BJJ and Optimus BJJ. TBJJ coaches Tinguinha, Mike Brown and Kenric Toliver are also joining the team and will be coaching in the tournament. It will be a great kick off to competition season. Everyone is welcome to join us even if you are not fighting but would like to join us and cheer the team on.

More info about the tournament: www.ibjjf.org

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3-30-13
TBJJ Team Pan American Championships Results!

We had few members combining the TBJJ HQ and TBJJ Affiliated schools including Anchorage BJJ,and Optimus BJJ students competing in the Pan American championships of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that took place in March.
They all did really good and fought a great competition. With Bryan Grebbin (TBJJ Affiliated Optimus BJJ) getting 1st place in his weight division and in the open division, Frank Ruiz (TBJJ HQ) getting 3rd place and Ryder Spadafore (TBJJ Affiliated Anchorage BJJ) getting 3rd place. It was great to see them out there giving their all. Great job guys.


Frank Ruiz- 3rd Place


Bryan Grebbin- 1st Place Weight Division + Open Division


Ryan Spadafore- 3rd Place

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3-20-13
Gordo BJJ Team visit and training at the TBJJ Academy!

We had the pleasure to welcome a few members of the Gordo BJJ team including BJJ black belt and UFC fighter Rafael dos Anjos, they stopped by to visit and train while here for the Pan American championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It was a great training session, pushing the TBJJ team even more in training. We truly enjoyed their visit to our school and hope to see them back soon.

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3-16-13
"Minimum effort - Maximum Efficiency" Judo Takedowns for BJJ Workshop by Pedro Soriano!

We had a great Judo Takedowns for BJJ Workshop yesterday by Judo & BJJ Black Belt Pedro Soriano here at the TBJJ Academy. The workshop scheduled for 1 hour and 1/2 went on for 3 hours long of golden techniques, including takedowns drills, set ups and how to apply and tranlate into our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu martial art. We would like to thank everyone in attendance and specially thank Professor Pedro Soriano for sharing with us his Judo knowledge and experience.

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3-9-13
TBJJ Academy Instructors Program Course!

Attention TBJJ students, we are planning and forming our annual TBJJ Instructors program course if you have any interest in taking and being a part of this special TBJJ course please contact Livia or Daniel at the TBJJ front desk so we can plan the dates for the course based on all interested students schedules.

TBJJ INSTRUCTORS COURSE
Learn step by step how to teach and be a BJJ instructor
Learn the World class TBJJ Instruction System
Internship training at the TBJJ Academy
Course's certificate of conclusion


Course will be divided as follows:

Phase 1 - 3 Days

Day 1- Tinguinha BJJ Academy teaching philosophies & systems

Day 2- Tinguinha BJJ Academy class concepts & Belt System

Day 3- Fundamentals class

Phase 2 - Internship
Instructor's assistance - 6 classes

Phase 3- Practical Learning
Participant will teach classes- 4 classes

TBJJ Instructor's Course Requirements:

Open for TBJJ Students & TBJJ Affiliated Schools Instructors.

Space in limited!!

To learn more about the TBJJ Instructors Course, how to enroll and cost - (714)694-0103 or at the TBJJ Front Desk with Daniel or Livia!

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3-8-13
Judo Takedowns for BJJ Workshop

Friday March, 15th

We are gonna have once again a Judo Takedowns workshop - Maximum efficiency with minimum effort Judo Throws and Take Downs Game for BJJ Practitioners put together by Pedro Soriano, a Judo black belt 3rd Dan and BJJ Black Belt. Pedro was awarded his Judo black belt in 1995 and was a member of the Rio de Janeiro state Judo Team in 1994, 1995, 1997 as well as a Judo College competitor from 1997 to 2000. With over 15 years of coaching experience in traditional and competition styles. Besides that he is also a black belt in BJJ under Paulo Guillobel which gives Pedro the ability of teaching this workshop and showing our team the best Judo take downs for the bjj game.

What: Maximum efficiency with minimum effort Judo Throws and Take Downs Game for BJJ Practitioners Workshop

Where: Tinguinha BJJ Academy

Who: Judo & BJJ Black Belt Pedro Soriano

When: Friday, March 15th

Time: 7pm to 8:30pm

Level: for all belt levels

Cost: For cost and to sign up contact us at (714)694-0103, tinguinha@yahoo.com or at the TBJJ Academy Frontdesk

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3-7-13
TBJJ's Competition Team Training

Training has been going in full force for our Tinguinha BJJ Head Quarter's Competition Team. We are very pleased to see their dedication and see them all pushing in training. Lets keep the good work guys and go after great results in the upcoming competitions. TBJJ!!!!

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3-4-13
TBJJ Women self Defense Workshop!

We had a nice Women Self Defense Workshop this past Saturday March, 2nd, The Women in attendance got to learn basic self defense techniques crucial to better prepare themselves in the unfortunate case of ever being attacked. We had mothers & daughters in attendance. It was great to see them learn together these important lessons and techniques and enjoy some fitness exercises, having a healthy start of their Saturday together. We are always looking to give back to our martial art and were happy to bring the gift of self defense to the women in attendance. Thank you to everyone that joined us. Special thanks to TBJJ instructor Jeff Nolasco, and TBJJ Assist. Instructor Brett Weekley and BJJ Black Belt Kris Shaw for the support.

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2-27-13
Wrestling Takedowns for BJJ workshop Pictures & turnout!

We had a great Wrestling Take Downs for BJJ workshop this past Friday February, 22nd.We had students from the white to the black belt participating on the workshop. TBJJ member and former wrestling coach Nathan did an amazing job covering key points for 2 hours, teaching not only how to successfully finish the take downs but how to set up, the best ways to defend and the right drills to practice those techniques. For those that didn't make it, you missed a great opportunity to bring your take downs to the next level. Thanks to Nathan and we look forward to doing another one in the near future.

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2-27-13
Tinguinha BJJ Team Competition Results!

The TBJJ Affiliated School in Clovis, CA - The Clovis BJJ Team Halo is always competing in a diversity of Brazilian JiuJitsu Tournaments and representing the Tinguinha BJJ Team in the best possible way. They have recently competed in the San Francisco Open Championships this past month and once again had great results. Having Shawn Fabits, Glen Welch and Joseph Fabits getting gold medals and, Kristian Nieva and Angel Lopez getting bronze medals. Great job guys. Keep the good work!

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2-5-13
Wrestling Take Downs for Brazilian JiuJitsu Gi & No Gi Workshop

We have the pleasure to present our first workshop of the year. Wrestling Take Downs for BJJ Gi and No Gi taught by our TBJJ teammate Nathan Stauber.
Nathan has:
-20 Years of Wrestling / Grappling Experience
-Provided Coaching /Instruction for several CIF Southern California High Schools
-1996 -CIF California State Qualifier
-1996 - Orange County All Star
And also is a BJJ purple belt 4 stripes which makes him understand what are the best wrestling take downs for BJJ practices.

What: Wrestling Take Downs for BJJ Gi and No Gi workshop

Where: Tinguinha BJJ Head Quarter

Who: Nathan Stauber- 20 years of wrestling/grappling experience

When: Friday- February,22nd

Time:7:00pm to 8:30pm

Level: All Levels

This is a great opportunity to learn and improve your take down defense and attacks.

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2-5-13
FREE TBJJ Women Self Defense Seminar
Saturday February 23rd

 

It is an unfortunate truth that the world we live in is filled with predators and we cannot change that. But you can learn to defend yourself and your loved ones. Here at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy we truly believe in WOMEN EMPOWERMENT, so we will be opening our doors once again to offer a FREE TBJJ Academy Women's self defense & conditioning seminar. Taking place, Saturday, February 23rd from 9:30am to 10:30am at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy.

The seminar will be tailored specifically for women's self defense needs and will cover basic self defense techniques. Its open to all women, so invite your wife, mother,sister,friends and coworkers.

Call to reserve your spot at (714) 694-0103 or email us at Tinguinha@yahoo.com

Where- Tinguinha BJJ Academy- 22349 La Palma Ave. #118 Yorba Linda- CA 92887

When- Saturday, February 23rd

Time- From 9:30am to 10:30am

Invite your wife, sister, mother, friends. Give the gift of self defense

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1-29-13
TBJJ Academy December 2012 Special Training/Belt Promotions Ceremony VIDEO

We had a very Special End of the year celebration and Belt Ceremony this past December 2012. We gathered the TBJJ Team with invited Black Belts for a Special Training Session to Celebrate the End of 2012 and all our students accomplishments. Below you can check a video by TBJJ Teammate Raymond Quinto with highlights of this great day. Check it out!

 

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1-28-13
TBJJ FREE Students Consultation Back in session!

It is time once again TBJJ Students, our FREE TBJJ student Consultations are back in session. The FREE TBJJ Student Consultation is a one on one sit down with our TBJJ Head Instructor Mauricio "Tinguinha" to go over your game, progresses, questions about your training, performance and goals. The TBJJ student Consultations will be taking place from Feb. 11th till March 1st!
Schedule yours with a TBJJ Academy Staff member!

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1-28-13
New Podcast with Professor Tinguinha


Professor Tinguinha was interviewed and featured on a NEW PODCAST with Gustavo Machado by Jiu-Jitsu Geeks while he was teaching a seminar at the Gustavo Machado school. He shares his knowledge, history and passion for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in this NEW podcast. You can check it out here- http://jiujitsugeeks.blogspot.com/2012/12/jiujitsugeeks-podcast-mauricio_29.html

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1-27-13
TBJJ Competition Class


The Tinguinha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy Competition Class is back to our schedule. With the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competition Season aproaching once again our seasonal TBJJ Competition Training Class is once again active on our schedule.
The classes take place
Saturdays from 12pm to 1pm. So if you are interested in competing and/or training for competitions, learning the rules, timing and competition strategy style training come check the class out!

Due to this addition to schedule our TBJJ Saturday Mixed Class will be taking place from 11:00am to 12:00pm and will be followed by the TBJJ Competition Class from 12 to 1 PM.

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1-27-13
TBJJ Team Tournament Results


Part of the TBJJ Team fought recently in a couple of different tournaments bringing great results back. We are proud of them and happy to see such great results in the very beginning of this new year. TBJJ HQ Team Member Paul Roman competed a few weeks ago in the All America's BJJ Championship getting 2nd place in his category and Tinguinha BJJ Team Clovis our affiliated school's Team competed recently in the Abu Dhabi Pro BJJ Championship and brought home 10 medals. Great Job guys!!! Great start of the year!

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1-27-13
TBJJ Academy 2013 Calendar

We are excited to start this NEW year and have lots planned to make the most of it and to bring fun and different ways to share this incredible martial art that we all love.

Check it out down below and update your calendars to join us on these upcoming events.

The TBJJ Calendar is subject to changes

February

TBJJ FREE Student Consultation
TBJJ FREE Women Self Defense Workshop
TBJJ Workshop
TBJJ Youth BJJ (Spiders) Valentines Day Special Training

March

TBJJ Women Safe & Fit Course
TBJJ Instructors Program
TBJJ Workshop

April

BJJ Seminar
TBJJ Family Movie Night

May

TBJJ Clinic
TBJJ Team Camp Trip to Brazil

June

TBJJ In House Tournament

July

TBJJ Stripes & Belts Promotions
BJJ Seminar

August

TBJJ FREE Student Consultation
TBJJ Youth Summer Camp

September

TBJJ FREE Women Self Defense Workshop
TBJJ Clinic

October

TBJJ Women Safe & Fit Course
TBJJ No Gi In House Challenge
TBJJ Kids/Youth BJJ Halloween Party

November

TBJJ Black Friday Food Run
TBJJ Family Movie Night

December

TBJJ Clinic
TBJJ Belts & Stripes promotions
TBJJ End of the year celebration/Special Training

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1-10-13
The TBJJ Academy Welcomes the NEW YEAR!!

All of us from the Tinguinha BJJ Team of Staff are excited to start this New Year, with new goals, new perspectives and are looking forward for a lot of growing, accomplishments and off course lots of training! We would like to welcome you back into our classes and remind you of our 30 DAYS FREE Trial programs and TBJJ Referal program.
So challenge your friends to try something NEW this NEW Year, and give them the chance to get fit in a fun way plus learn to defend themselves.

So come to train and bring your friends/family and get a chance to WIN great prizes through our TBJJ referal program!

More about our 30 DAYS FREE TRIAL - http://tinguinha.com/tbjj30daysfreetrial.html

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1-10 -13
TBJJ December 2012 Belt Promotion/Special Training Pictures!

We had a great celebration this past December for our TBJJ 19th Belt Ceremony/Special Training/End of the year celebration. We had 12 Black Belts present, 28 Belt Promotions from the Gray with white stripe (kids) going through White and Blue stripe (adults)to the Brown belts plus stripes promotions in all belt ranks, and over 150 people in attendance combining TBJJ Members, TBJJ Affiliated schools students, UFC Gym Corona visitors and friends visitors besides friends and family of our TBJJ Team.It was a special day for us and we are excited to share pictures from this day- You can check more on the link below.

TBJ19th Belt Ceremony/Special Training Pictures

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1-9-13
Tinguinha BJJ Competition Class returning to Schedule!!!!

Starting this Saturday January,19th we will have back in session our TBJJ Competition Training. We are glad to be back in competitive mode training and have many goals and new plans for all interested in competing this year.

TBJJ Competition Training starts at 12:00pm till 1:00pm

TBJJ Mixed Class will start at 11:00am till 12:00pm

 

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1-8-13
Professor Tinguinha New Feature Articles at the Ultimate MMA Magazine!

In this past couple of months professor Tinguinha has been featured on the latest issues (December & January) of the Ultimate MMA Magazines. This time he is going over Medicinal Ball Drills designed to help BJJ Practitioners with specific BJJ Techniques.

December 2012 Issue

January 2013 Issue

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12-9-12
TBJJ Academy End of the year special training/ Belt Ceremony Info!

COME CELEBRATE THE END OF THE YEAR WITH THE TBJJ TEAM!
We are gonna have a special training session with TBJJ Black Belts and BJJ Black Belt friends plus we are gonna have
19 belt promotions including our kids, youth and adults programs. We are going to conclude our celebrations with a potluck and hanging out with our team's family members and friends.

"We are going to celebrate our end of the year on the mat doing what we like the most, training BJJ. I look forward to seeing all the TBJJ team and friends joining us on this fun day." ~ BJJ for Life- Tinguinha

Date: Saturday December,15th
Location: TBJJ Academy HQ
Special Training: 11am
Belt Promotion: 12:40pm
Potluck: 1:10pm

Everyone is Welcome!

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TBJJ NEW T-Shirt Style Coming In This Week!

We are excited to announce that we have a brand NEW TBJJ T-shirt design arriving to our TBJJ pro shop this week!
T-shirt will also be available at our TBJJ Belt Ceremony and End of the year celebration!
Check it out and get yours while still in stock!

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12-3-12
TBJJ Team representing in the BJJ Sport Tournament Circuit!

The TBJJ Team Members Brett Weekley from the TBJJ Academy HQ and Josh Bowling from the TBJJ Affiliated school- Speedy BJJ have recently competed in the BJJ tournament's circuit and did great, representing the team with great heart.
Brett competed couple of weeks ago in the North American International No Gi Championship, getting 2nd place in his category and Josh competed in Las Vegas bringing home a gold medal for the first place in his category. Great job guys!


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11-28-12
TBJJ Academy Black Friday Food Run 2012 Pics

We had a great time this past Friday enjoying great food and some quality time outside the mats with part of the TBJJ Team at our TBJJ Black Friday Food Run at the Agora Brazilian BBQ Restaurant. We would like to thank everyone who attended. It was nice to get together and hang out outside of class. Here are afew pictures from our TBJJ Black Friday food run.

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11-27-2012
Welcoming Back former TBJJ Students!

We are happy to welcome back to the TBJJ Mats 2 TBJJ Members that are now able to return to ourTBJJ classes. TBJJ Teammate Michael Lopez who had to move to the philipines to finish his studies is finally back to the TBJJ Academy after a long break and TBJJ Teammate Frank Ruiz who had to move to Seattle to proceed with his studies is also back to the TBJJ mats which he made sure to be back to every chance he had throughout this studying period and now can finally be back regularly.
We are pleased to welcome you back guys!
Hope you can progress even more here with us!

 

11-21-12
Step into the web T-shirt back in stock!

Our Spider Guard Collection T-shirt #2 is back in stock. Check it out at our TBJJ Academy ProShop. Get yours before is goes out.


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11-20-12

TBJJ ACADEMY BLACK FRIDAY FOOD RUN- LET'S GET TOGETHER!

Tinguinha BJJ Team is getting together for some great food and to spend some quality time outside the mats. We will be having our annual TBJJ Black Friday Food Run, which consists on getting together at a restaurant to eat and hang out. Is a great way for us all to get to know our teammates a little better and have fun outside the training sessions. This time our TBJJ Black Friday Food Run is going to take place at the Agora Brazilian BBQ restaurant in Irvine (complete restaurant info below)
at 7pm , on the Friday after thanksgiving, November,23rd.

Let's get together for great food and to spend quality time together.

Everyone is welcome to come.
We hope to see you there.

When: Friday November,23rd
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Agora Brazilian Barbecue Restaurant- Irvine

Agora Brazilian BBQ
1830 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614
949-222-9910

www.agorachurrascaria.com

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11-15-12
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Special Training & Belt Ceremony
SATURDAY DECEMBER,15th

We will be having a special belt promotion at the end of this year. We are going to celebrate the TBJJ year's accomplishments with a great BJJ Training Session. We are inviting our TBJJ Affiliated Schools & friends schools for a friendly training session with our students, TBJJ Black Belts plus Black Belts Guests. Following that we will have our TBJJ Promotion of Stripes & Belts Ceremony.

SPECIAL TRAINING & BELT CEREMONY

Date: Saturday December,15th
Special Training: 11am to 12:30pm
Belt Promotion: 12:40pm
Potluck: 1:10pm

FAMILY & FRIENDS ARE WELCOME!!!

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11-14-12
Professor "Tinguinha" at the Warriors Club Podcast

Professor Tinguinha plus BJJ Black Belt and TBJJ Team Member Emilio Samartin was recently interviewed at the WARRIOR'S CLUB PODCAST, a great podcast that covers BJJ and its lifestyle, professor Tinguinha went over the BJJ Culture, his start on BJJ and his history in the sport, the UFC Gyms and much more... You won't want to miss it! Download-Listen-SUBSCRIBE! www.thewarriorsclub.com
or check it out at itunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jiu-jitsu-martial-arts-burbank/id548352339

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11-14-12
TBJJ Team represented - IGC International Grappling Championship

TBJJ Teammate Mike Montoya fought last weekend at the IGC- International Grappling Championship getting 1st place in his category. We would like to congratulate him on the great job and getting the gold medal. Well done!


TBJJ Team Member Mike Montoya with his medal pictured with TBJJ Instructor Sam Chen

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11-14-12
Professor Tinguinha Seminar in Alaska

Professor Tinguinha has just returned from his trip to Alaska where he went to visit the TBJJ Team at the Anchorage BJJ School (a TBJJ Affiliate). The seminar had a good turnout!

"It is great to see the Anchorage BJJ school getting bigger and stronger every year. Thanks to all the team for the great hospitality and special thanks to the TBJJ Black Belts Todd, Justin & Ryder."
- Mauricio "Tinguinha"

 

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11-14-12
"Gordo" Seminar at Optimus BJJ


Master Roberto "Gordo" taught a great seminar last Saturday at the Tinguinha BJJ Associated school Optimus BJJ. TBJJ Black Belt Grant Collins said "it was an honor to have Master "Gordo" at his school teaching his students and some of the TBJJ HQ members great techniques."

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10-30-12
TBJJ Academy 19th Belt & Stripes Ceremony Date & Info- Mark your Calendars!

We are gladly planning our 19th Tinguinha BJJ Academy Belt & Stripes Ceremony & end of the year celebration. It will take place at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy HQ Saturday, December, 15th. So mark your calendars and join us to celebrate this year's and our team's accomplishments. We will be having some of our affiliated schools Head Instructors as well as their teams present, presence of BJJ Black Belts. We will be concluding our celebration with our annual group picture and our annual potluck. Mark your calendars and come celebrate with us! Family & Friends are welcome!

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10-29-12
Professor Tinguinha upcoming seminar in Alaska!

Professor Tinguinha will be visiting the Tinguinha BJJ Affiliated school in Alaska, The anchorage Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school next weekend and will be teaching a seminar SATURDAY NOVEMBER, 10th. If you live or will be around the area don't miss this great chance to learn from the Spider Guard Master himself. More info about the seminar contact: 907-748-9080

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10-28-12
TBJJ MMA/No Gi Class

We have a new class in our schedule here at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy and are glad to share with you. On Wednesdays from 8 to 9pm we are NOW OFFERING the TBJJ MMA/No Gi. A great chance to all who likes MMA or would like to try and/or add a new class to their training. TBJJ No Gi class is still in session on Wednesdays.
Come try it out!

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10-28-12
TBJJ Youth BJJ Program Members transition to the TBJJ Adults BJJ Program!!!!

We are very proud to welcome 2 new members from our TBJJ Spiders Program (youth BJJ) to our TBJJ Adults BJJ Program. TBJJ members Alex Orozco & Jacob Rivero are transitioning from our TBJJ Spiders program into the TBJJ Adults classes, starting in our kids BJJ and after years of dedication and training we are happy to see those 2 fine young men growing in our sport and making the transition and we look forward to seeing many new progresses for them into the new program.


Our 2 Youth BJJ members pictured with TBJJ Instructor Jeff Nolasco

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10-27-12
Congratulations to the Shen Family on their new addition!

We would like to congratulate TBJJ Team member Mike Shen and his family on their new addition. They welcomed a healthy baby boy this past month. We are happy for them and hopefully will see their 2 boys join daddy on the mats later on.

 

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10-27-12
Professor Tinguinha's Seminar at the Gustavo Machado BJJ Academy

Professor Tinguinha had a great seminar at the Gustavo Machado BJJ school this past Saturday October,13th in virginia Beach- VA. It had a great turnout.Professor Tinguinha would like to thank Professor Gustavo and the Gustavo Machado BJJ Team for the warm welcome and for attending the seminar. You can check a few pictures from the seminar below.

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10-26-12
TBJJ Teammate Daniel "San" back on the mats!

After going through a very serious surgery and health scare we at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy are very happy to welcome back to the mats TBJJ teammate and staff member Daniel "Daniel San" Gonzalez. Returning after a year long break, he was anxiously waiting for the ok to come back and is finally able to return. Welcome back Daniel, we are glad you persevered on your wishes to resume your training with us and can't wait to see your progresses on and off the mats!

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10-25-12
Masters and Seniors World Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Small part of The Tinguinha BJJ Academy Competition Team have just competed a couple a weeks ago at the Masters World Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that took place in the US for the first time ever. The TBJJ Team fought hard and brought home 2 medals, 1 gold and 1 silver. Check a few pictures below cortesy of the BJJ Legends Magazine.

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10-7-12
FREE TBJJ Women's Self Defense Seminar- SATURDAY Oct. 13th

In honor of the National Month against domestic violence and because we trully believe in women empowerment we will be offering once again our TBJJ Women Self Defense Seminar - FREE and OPEN to ALL WOMEN. No prior expewrience necessary. All ages, all fitness levels.It is a great chance to learn basic self defense techniques tailored specically to women.


SATURDAY OCTOBER, 13th
TIME: 9 am
WHERE: Tinguinha BJJ Academy - 22349 La Palma Ave Suite 118
Yorba Linda- CA 92887

Come join us and learn how to defend yourself.
Open to all women so share this with your friends, family, co-workers.

To reserve your spot (714)694-0103 - tinguinha@yahoo.com

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10-6-12
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Recent promotions!

We had recently a few students being promoted with stripes. We are glad to see and acknowledge the growth and progress in their training and would like to congratulate all of them. Below are their names.

Kym Phan
Juan Garcia
Neil Quinto
Ed Santos
Michael Ko
Jeff Del Real
Mark Ardevela
Melvin Castro
John Villanueva
Matthew Williams
Andrew Brady
Jordan Michaud
Alan Velasco

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9-26-12
Tinguinha BJJ Academy at The latest Ultimate MMA Magazine

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy has been featured in the latest edition of the Ultimate MMA Magazine through an interview featuring professor Tinguinha as well, going over the BJJ aspect of MMA. The magazine is out now. Check it out.

 

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9-24-12
Tinguinha BJJ Clovis Team National Championship Results

The Tinguinha BJJ Affiliated school Clovis BJJ students recently competed in the American Nationals Championship that took place in California and did a great job. Returning home with 7 medals, 4 golds, 2 silvers and 1 bronze. Great way to represent the Tinguinha BJJ team as always. Nice job guys!

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9-20-12
Tinguinha BJJ Academy's FREE Women Self Defense Seminar!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy has the pleasure to open its doors to teach women of all ages to defend themselves. Come join us on our TBJJ FREE Women Self Defense Seminar, taking place at the TBJJ Academy this upcoming Saturday September 29th at 9am. A great way to learn Self Defense Techniques tailored specifically to Women of ALL ages and all fitness levels, No experience necessary. Come join us for an hour of basic self defense techniques and fun!

Where- TBJJ Academy- 22349 La Palma Ave #118- Yorba Linda - (714) 694-0103

Date-Saturday September, 29th

Time- From 9am to 10am

OPEN TO ALL WOMEN

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8-27-12
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Competition Class BACK IN SESSION!!

Starting the month of September, Saturday- September 1st our Tinguinha BJJ Academy Competition Class is returning to schedule in order for the TBJJ Team to prepare for the upcoming competitions.So if you are interested in competing or learning the mechanics, timing , rules and etc of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Sport and competition setting this is a great way to start.

Starting September, 1st TBJJ Saturday Schedule will be as follows:

11:00am to 12:00pm - TBJJ Mixed (ALL LEVELS) Class

12:00 to 1:00pm - TBJJ Competition Class

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8-27-12
Tinguinha BJJ Student Consultation Program is Back!

It is that time of the year again The Tinguinha BJJ Academy's Student Consultations Program is back in session! We will start this one on one sessions with our TBJJ Head Instructor Monday September 3rd! And will be scheduling the student consultation till September 29th. This is a great opportunity to go over your goals, progresses and get tips on what to improve to take your BJJ game to the next level. TBJJ Student Consultations are available by appointment only and are for ALL TBJJ students. Schedule yours at the TBJJ Academy Front Desk.

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8-15-12
Professor Tinguinha California Seminars Pictures!!

Professor Tinguinha recently taught a series of seminars in California. The seminars went great. He visited 2 of the Tinguinha BJJ Affiliated schools up North The Clovis BJJ School and The Speedy BJJ School and got a chance to share a bit of his knowledge at his felow BJJ Black Belt's School Pedro Soriano BJJ in mid August. Below you can find a couple of pictures from the seminars.

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7-30-12
Professor Tinguinha's Upcoming Seminars in North California!!

Professor Tinguinha will be teaching 2 seminars this upcoming Saturday August, 4th in the TBJJ Affiliated schools, The Clovis BJJ & the Speedy BJJ schools.The seminars will be open to all ages and all skill levels. If you live in the area or will be near by don't miss the chance to learn from the Spider Guard Master. More details below.

Clovis BJJ Seminar
Location: 3980 Chesnut Diagonal. S Ashlan/E chestnut
Saturday Aug, 4th
Start: 10am
More info and to sign up- Angel Lopez- 559-213-0183

Speedy BJJ Seminar
Location:136 Spruce Street,Tulare, CA
Saturday Aug, 4th
Start: 1:30pm
More Info and to sign up - 559-972-5356 www.speedybjj.com

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7-23-12
18th Tinguinha BJJ Belts & Stripes Promotion!

We had a great Belt & Stripes Ceremony this past Saturday July, 21st. Started the day with an amazing seminar by BJJ 3rd degree Black Belt Gustavo Machado and followed with our 18th TBJJ Belts & Stripes Ceremony. The ceremony was great we had 3 students being promoted to the White Belt with Blue Stripe, 11 TBJJ & TBJJ Affiliated students being promoted to the Blue Belts & 49 Stripes promotions in all belt ranks between the TBJJ HQ students and TBJJ Affiliated Students. We were very happy to count with the presence of 8 BJJ Black Belts,besides Professor "Tinguinha, Gustavo Machado. Mike Brown, Kris Shaw, Kenric Toliver, Emilio Samartin, Grant Collins, Ray Alvarado & Alex Orozco. We would like to congratulate all the promoted students and thank everyone and the families for coming, all Black Belts for their support and TBJJ Affiliates Optimus BJJ, Clovis BJJ and BJJ Black Belt Kris Shaw for bringing their students to be part of our celebration!!

Below you can check a few pictures from the event you can check more at 18th tbjj belt ceremony pictures gallery

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7-18-12
TBJJ Team Results from the Guillobel BJJ Tournament

We had some of our TBJJ Team members competing this past weekend at The Guillobel Summer Open BJJ Tournament. We had 4 TBJJ Members competing and brought back 3 medals being 2 gold and 1 silver. The TBJJ Team had a good time there along with Professor Tinguinha. Good job guys!! Check below a few pictures and complete result.

RESULTS

1st place- Jeff Nolasco- Purple Belt
1st Place - Brett Weekley- Blue Belt
2nd Place- Brett Russell- Purple Belt

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7-10-12
Tinguinha BJJ Academy's 18th Belt & Stripes Promotions Ceremony!!

 

We will be celebrating the TBJJ students progresses and accomplishments in our 18th TBJJ Belt & Stripes Ceremony.

Ceremony will take place Saturday July,21st right after the Gustavo Machado seminar.
We will have students being promoted to belts as well as stripes in all belt ranks and we will have the presence of some of our affiliated schools as well.

Lets celebrate the Tinguinha BJJ Team's progresses!!!

When: Saturday July,21st

Time: From 12:00 to 1:00pm (right after the Gustavo Machado seminar)

FAMILY & FRIENDS ARE WELCOME!!

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7-9-12
Gustavo Machado Seminar



We are pleased to host a seminar with BJJ 3rd degree Black Belt and creator of the greatest escapes & The Half & Quarter Guard DVDs, Gustavo Machado. Seminar will cover Submissions & Counter Escapes and will be 2 hours long at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy.

Great chance to sharpen your skills & learn new techniques!

Date: Saturday July,21st

Time: 10 am to 12pm

Where: Tinguinha BJJ Academy

Guarantee your spot! Space is limited.

more info: (714)694-0103 tinguinha@yahoo.com
or at the TBJJ Academy's frontdesk.

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7-5-12
7th Tinguinha BJJ In House Tournament Results & Pictures!!

Our 7th Installment of the Tinguinha BJJ In House Tournament had a great turnout. We welcomed 23 schools to the event including:
TBJJ Academy
UFC GYM Rosemead & Corona,
Gerson Sanginitto BJJ,
Novaes BJJ,
Pedro Soriano BJJ,
Guillobel BJJ,
Nino Schembri BJJ,
Socal MMA,
Alan Goes,
Lotus Club,
Optimus BJJ,
Speedy Gonzalez BJJ,
Rey Diogo BJJ,
M2 fight Sports,
Pedro Carvalho/Rodrigo Texeira BJJ,
GB Passadena,
GB Whittier,
A Team,
Subfighter MMA,
Black Mat,
Oyama BJJ &
CQuence BJJ
The event had the participation of around 110 competitors.

We had 2 great Black Belts Super Fights and great matches in all belt ranks including kids divisions.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors including BJJ Legends Magazine, X-Guard Brand, Technically Soung Fightwear & TBJJ.TV Online Training Website, Brown Construction & Consulting & SNTNMTL Co. for the support.

We would like to thank also all the schools present specially the coaches for all the support.

And last but not least we thank all the tournament's crew, Dean Rivero, Sam Chen, Andrew Rollings, Mike Brown, Kenric Toliver, Daniel Gonzalez, Frank Vilardi, Chris Whitehill, Armando Lopassofor doing a great job keeping the event running smooth.

The tournament's matches will be available in 3 days for viewing at the www.tbjj.tv online training website for FREE.

For the TBJJ In House Tournament's results - TBJJ In House Results

For the TBJJ In House Tournament's Gallery - TBJJ In House Gallery

 

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7-2-12
TBJJ Academy 4th of July Holiday Schedule!!!

Due to the 4th of July Holiday The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be CLOSED! We will return to regular schedule Thursday July, 5th! Have fun & be safe!!!

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6-15-12
TBJJ Fathers Day Schedule!!

Due to Fathers Day The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be CLOSED Sunday July,17th! We return Monday July,18th to regular schedule.
We wish everyone a Happy Fathers Day!! We will see you on the mats Monday.

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6-7-12
7th Tinguinha BJJ In House Tournament!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy has the pleasure to announce it's 7th In House Tournament, taking place at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy, Sunday- July 1st. It will be a Gi/Kimono Tournament and it will be open to ALL rank levels. We will have Black Belts Superfights and much more in store!! We are glad to welcome everyone to this TBJJ event. This would be a great opportunity for students to get competition experience in a friendly environment and without the pressure of a big tournament's setting.
Fights will be available for public viewing the following day at the www.tbjj.tv online training website. The Tournament will be supporting the red belt grand masters documentary project by donating a portion of the proceeds to this great cause, you can learn more about the project at the tournament's page.

FREE Tournament T-shirt fot the first 60 competitors to sign up.
SIGN UP NOW AND GUARANTEE YOURSPOT & T-SHIRT!

TO SIGN UP AND FOR THE TOURNAMENT'S FULL INFO- 7th TINGUINHA BJJ IN HOUSE TOURNAMENT

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6-5-12
TBJJ Team Results at The World Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!

Congratulations to ALL TBJJ Team Members who participated in the 2012 World Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu this past weekend in Long Beach, CA. We had 3 members of our affiliated school in Clovis placing in the tournament. Great Job guys!!

RESULTS:

1st Place- Jesse James- White- Adults- Super Heavy
1st Place - Shawn Fabits - White- Senior 1- Super Heavy
2nd Place - Dan Manriques- White - Senior 1 - Heavy

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6-3-12
Tinguinha BJJ Team Trip to Brazil!!

Brazil! Here the TBJJ Team Comes... We are excited to be putting together the TBJJ Team Trip to Brazil. It is a great opportunity to visit the birthplace of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and train and sightsee the beautiful Rio de Janeiro-Brazil. We are on the planning stage of our Trip so if you are interested in being a part of this lifetime experience contact Professor Tinguinha.

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6-3-12
GREAT TBJJ Sunday Mixed (ALL Levels) Class!!

As usual we had a great TBJJ Sunday Mixed (All Levels) Class this Sunday (6-3-12). If you never tried you are missing out! Come to one of our Sunday All Levels Class with Professor "Tinguinha". Great Sessions!

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5-22-12
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Memorial Day Schedule!!

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be CLOSED Sunday May,27th and Monday May, 28th! We will return to regular schedule Tuesday May, 29th. We will have normal class Saturday May,26th.
Enjoy the break.
Have fun & be safe!!!

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5-15-12
New Ultimate MMA Magazine article featuring Professor Tinguinha!!

The NEW Ultimate MMA Magazine is out now and it brings a feature story by Professor Tinguinha from the OnlineTraining Website TBJJ.TV this time covering The NoGi section with a Counter Attack from the Half Guard Technique. Check it out...
For more on the online training website TBJJ.TV- www.tbjj.tv

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5-13-12
TBJJ Team results at the BJJ Expo's Tournament!!

This past Saturday May, 12th two of our TBJJ members participated in the 1st BJJ Expo that took place in Long Beach, CA. They had not only a Tournament going at the event but many seminar with top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts and MMA fighters. TBJJ Spiders Program Member Zack Zimmerman along with TBJJ Instructor Jeff Nolasco got to participate in the whole day event, attending the workshops, meeting top BJJ and MMA athletes and fighting in the BJJ tournament, Zack having a great performance on 2 very tough exhibition matches against Yellow Belts, him being a White Belt, getting him to place 1st in his category and Jeff Nolasco getting 2nd place in the Purple Belt, feather division. Nice job guys!! Below you can check a few pictures from the event.


TBJJ Teammate Zack with MMA Fighter Renzo Gracie


TBJJ Member Jeff Nolasco on the podium- 2nd Place


TBJJ Teammates Jeff & Zack after competing


TBJJ Members Zack, Jeff, Emil & Ryan (TBJJ affiliate) attending the expo

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5-7-12
Tinguinha BJJ Referral Program!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy is very grateful for our students loyalty and constant support and has a NEW program to show our appreciation and give back to those students helping us grow our school. For every student referred by TBJJ students that signs up to one of the TBJJ Programs the TBJJ student ENTER for chance to WIN one of a variety of GREAT FREE Items. It's a great chance to win great prizes and our way of thanking our members for their support! Get more information at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy!!

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5-7-12
TBJJ Academy Student's Birthday Celebrating Deals!!!

It's your birthday and The Tinguinha BJJ Academy is celebrating with you!! We will be celebrating our TBJJ Members Birthday Month by offering amazing discounts on a great variety of TBJJ products for the entire month of their birthdays. So join us today and become a part of this great TBJJ Program. Learn more about this at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy. If you are not yet a member sign up today for our 30 Days FREE Trial- (714) 604-0103 and enjoy this great offer & many more...

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5-6-12
NEW BJJ Clothing Line Available at the TBJJ academy!!!

We have recently added to our Proshop products the brand new Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu clothing line TECHNICALLY SOUND. They are coming into action now and have nice products. You can find their T-shirts, Hats & Patches at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy Proshop. Check it out!!

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5-6-12
TBJJ Recent Stripes Promotion

Congratulations to all the TBJJ Students promoted with Stripes this past month of April and for two of our Youth TBJJ Program students, Jacob Rivero and Alex Orozco for their recent promotion to the orange belt. They have both been training for quite a while and been dedicated to learning this great martial art. We are proud of your progresses and recent promotions! Below is a list of all the stripes promoted students and pictures of some of them. Congrats guys!!

Students promoted with Stripes
White Belt Blue Stripe

Andy Rollings
Brandon Love
Craig Westmann
Daniel Becerra
Daniel Bocanegra
Chris Whitehill
John Naccarato
John Nagel
Joseph Wren
Louie Figueroa
Mike Mcginty


Promoted TBJJ Youth- Spiders Program students Jacob & Alex with
TBJJ InstructorJeff after receiving their belts.


TBJJ Member John with TBJJ Instructor Sam


TBJJ Members Mike & Brandon after receiving their stripes


TBJJ Members John, Craig, Chris & Andy after their stripe promo


TBJJ Members Daniel, Louie & Daniel with TBJJ Instructor Sam after
their stripe promotion

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4-22-12
TBJJ Team Copa Pacifica Tournament Pictures & Results!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Team participated in the Copa Pacifica tournament that took place this past weekend in Long Beach. We had part of the TBJJ Team competing and as always they fought hard and brought back good results with the highlight of the tournament for the TBJJ team being Jeff Nolasco's first place victory, winning all his matches by submission. We are very proud of all of the team for their effort and for working hard. Below are a few pictures from the tournament and the team's results..

Results:

1st Place- Jeff Nolasco- Purple Belt
2nd Place- Russell Cantorna- Brown Belt
2nd Place- Michael Montoya- Blue Belt
2nd Place- Jacob Rivero- Orange Belt
2nd Place- Alex Orozco- Orange Belt

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4-16-12
TBJJ Muay Thai Program!!

Our TBJJ Muay Thai program has been going really good. The class covers great stand up techniques and it's an amazing workout all in one. TBJJ students can add this great class to their BJJ program or take the class by itself. Besides that our TBJJ Muay Thai/Kickboxing program is open to ALL levels and ALL ages. We have Women, Men & Teens attending this great program. FREE Trial Class!!! More info http://tinguinha.com/programs.html

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4-14-12
TBJJ Saturday Mixed (ALL Levels) class!!

Great Mixed (ALL Levels) class this Saturday. We had a full house with students of all levels attending including black, brown and purple belts. Class had great drills and a nice training session to conclude it. We love seeing the mats full and the techniques flowing. Great job Team!!

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4-10-12
Professor Tinguinha featured article on the latest Ultimate MMA Magazine!!

The new Ultimate MMA Magazine for the month of May is out now and it features a brand new article by Professor "Tinguinha" covering another section of the TBJJ.TV online training website, this time teaching how to execute a neck crank countering a guillotine choke. Check it out! The magazine is in stores now. To check the TBJJ.TV online website- www.tbjj.tv

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4-9-12
New TBJJ patches arrival!!

We have just received 2 brand new patches in stock at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy. A brand new spider guard collection patch designed by TBJJ member Arvie Gimeno and a new and updated version of our TBJJ official back patch. They are both in store right now and you can check the new designs below. Get yours soon!


Spider guard collection lapel patch


New TBJJ official patch design

 

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4-5-12
NEW BJJ Legends Magazine Out featuring Professor "Tinguinha" in an article!!

A brand new BJJ Legends magazine just came our. The magazine covers everything BJJ including, techniques, diet, fitness and much more... In this latest issue Professor Tinguinha is featured in an article teaching most common mistakes made by students in BJJ and the correct techniques. The magazine is out now and is available at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy.

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4-5-12
TBJJ Competition Class!!

Our TBJJ Competition class is still in session! We are preparing for the upcoming Copa Pacifica tournament and the class will remain in session until then. It is a great way to prepare for tournaments and/or learn the competition timing and rules.

TBJJ Competition class takes place- SATURDAYS from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

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4-3-12
Pan American Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu TBJJ Results!

The Tinguinha BJJ Team recently participated in the Pan American Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that took place this past weekend in California. The team which had TBJJ HQ members as well as TBJJ affiliated schools Optimus BJJ & TBJJ team in Clovis fought hard and represented our school really well, bringing back a few medals. The tournament went on for half of the week and we had TBJJ members competing throughout it aside from some bad referee calls, it went good. We were as it would be expected unhappy with the referee call but now is train harder and prepare for the next ones. Good job everyone. It is nice to see you all applying the techniques and hard training in "battle".

TBJJ Team results:

1st place- Bryan Grebbin- Blue Belt Senior 4- Male- Medium Heavy

1st place- Shawn Fabit- White Belt Senior 1 - Male - Super Heavy

3rd place-Grant Collins- Black Belt Senior 1- Male- Heavy

3rd place-Brian Duzet-White Belt Senior 1 - Male - Ultra Heavy

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4-2-12
Judo for BJJ Workshop Pictures!!!

Couple of weeks ago we hosted a great workshop here at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy with Professor and Judo and BJJ Black Belt Pedro Soriano. The workshop went really well, Professor Soriano went over great Judo throws for the BJJ game and competitions. We would like to thank him for sharing his knowledge with us and for all in attendance. Below are a few pics from the workshop.

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3-28-12
Tinguinha BJJ Classes Schedule this weekend!!

The Pan American championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu starts today March, 29th. We have a few changes to our schedule due to that. There will be NO class tomorrow- Friday March 30th but we will have regular mixed (all levels) class Saturday and Sunday!! We wish good luck to all the TBJJ team competing!

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3-15-12
Judo for BJJ Workshop!!

For the first time ever we are gonna have a Judo workshop at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy.
we always look to give the best access to our team and take downs is where everything starts.
We are gonna have Pedro Soriano, a Judo black belt 3rd Dan, awarded black belt in 1995, member of the Rio de Janeiro state Judo Team 1994, 1995, 1997. Judo College competitor from 1997 to 2000. Over 15 years of coaching experience in traditional and competition styles. Black belt under world famous international referee Emmanuel 'Maranhao' Mattar. Member of the most recognized and famous Judo School in SOCAL - the Japanese Cultural Institute, aka Gardena Judo Club.
Pedro is also a black belt in bjj under well known bjj black belt Paulo Guillobel and that gives Pedro the ability of teaching this workshop and show our team the best judo take downs for the bjj game.

what: judo for bjj workshop

Where: tinguinha bjj academy

When: Friday, March 23rd

Time: 7pm to 8:30pm

Level: for all belt levels

To sign up and for more info contact (714)694-0103 or visit The Tinguinha BJJ Academy

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3-15-12
TBJJ Academy New Youth Belt System

The TBJJ Academy will have a new belt and stripes system for our youth bjj program. Those changes are gonna help our bjj program and give more tools to make our kids motivated and training longer. We are gonna use the same belt system as the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation and they just made the change starting this January of 2012.

The TBJJ youth belt system is gonna be as follows,with a total of 13 belts.

We are looking forward to implementing those changes and see our TBJJ Little Spiders and TBJJ Spiders Programs grow.

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3-14-12
TBJJ Instructors Course!!

We have just completed the first phase of our TBJJ Instructors Course. It has been great so far. We are glad to be sharing the knowledge and possibly preparing the next team of TBJJ instructors. We are now starting the course's second phase which will be a practical learning experience. Participants will assist the TBJJ instructors during class having a hands on experience of how to teach BJJ and conduct classes. We are looking forward to start this phase of the program and are excited to see the students learn through this experience.

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3-11-12
Tinguinha BJJ represented at the Abu Dhabi Pro Trials, IBJJF Kids Pan Ams and Gracie Nationals!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy had members participating on some of the latest BJJ competitions. We had few of the TBJJ students competing in the Gracie Nationals that took place last month, fighting hard with good results in this innovative new tournament system used this year where submissions only would guarantee final victory. We had Noah Nagel getting silver medals on the Purple Belt Gi division and silver at the No Gi intermediate division as well.

Besides that we had kids from our affiliated school in Tulare, the Speedy BJJ school competing at the IBJJF Kids Pan American championships that took place last month as well, the kids did great, 4 1st places from Mezi Duran, Adam Martinez, Hailey Gaddis and Edgar Juarez, Noe Rodriguez got 2nd and Marlos Angulo and Beau Arriaga got 3rd.

We were also very well represented thispast weekend at the Abu Dhabi Pro Trials in San Diego. The TBJJ Team Clovis did a great job competing the event and had great results!! Coming back with ANGEL LOPEZ and SHAWN FABITS winning gold with great submissions!! Congrats for all the members from the TBJJ team Clovis who competed for fighting hard and representing our school in the event. Good job everyone! It's great to see the TBJJ team fighting hard and achieving great results!!


Angel Lopez gold medal at the Abu Dhabi Pro Trials

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2-28-12
TBJJ Women's Self Defense Seminar!!

Last Saturday we had our Open Women's Self Defense Workshop. It was great! We covered basic self defense techniques tailored for women and had a workout all in one. We would like to thank everyone in attendance and Instructors Jeff, Sam and Alex for assisting with the class. Thanks also to TBJJ Teammate Kris Shaw for assisting on the workshop. Below you can check the group pic from the event!!!

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2-24-12
Tinguinha BJJ Academy's No Gi Morning Class special visitor!!!

Our TBJJ No Gi Morning Training session was specially nice this Friday. Besides our high rank students that regularly attend the class, making it a high level training session we had the visit of UFC fighter Michael Bisping, who took time to visit our school and train with the TBJJ team. We would like to thank him for the visit. We hope to see him back anytime soon.\

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2-10-12
TBJJ FREE Women's Self Defense Seminar!!!

We have the pleasure to host a Tinguinha BJJ FREE Women's Self Defense Seminar taking place at our school Saturday February, 25th from 9 to 10am. It is a great chance for women of all ages to empower themselves and learn basic self defense techniques. The workshop brings Self Defense techniques specifically tailored for women.
The FREE workshop is open for ALL Women, ALL Ages, ALL Fitness Levels, No Experience Required.
So join us for a fun hour and learn basic self defense techniques.
Share this with your family, friends and coworkers. It's a great opportunity to learn how to be safe!

SATURDAY FEBRUARY,25th

From: 9 am to 10am

Location: Tinguinha BJJ Academy Head Quarter
22349 La Palma Ave Suite 118
Yorba Linda - CA 92887

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!!!
(714) 694-0103

 

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1-27-12
TBJJ 17th Belt Ceremony Picture Gallery!!

We had a great Belt Ceremony and end of the year celebration last December. It was a special one! We had students promoted to the Black Belt and a degree awarded to Kenric Toliver on his Black Belt. We had students promoted to the White Belt/Blue Stripe, Blue and Purple Belts as well and the presence of many BJJ Black Belts. You can check it all below. We have posted with delay a galery with close to 40 pictures from the event. We truly apologize for the delay in posting those but we hope you enjoy checking that special TBJJ event. To go to the TBJJ 17th Belt Ceremony's picture gallery page follow the link below. Thanks to all the members present and all their families and friends. It is always great to have everyone together. Thanks also to all the many BJJ Black Belts that came to support this special day and the TBJJ affiliated schools members and instructors that were here too!! We appreciated it!

TBJJ Academy 17th Belt Ceremony Picture Gallery

Students awarded Belts

White Belt/Blue Stripe
John Naccarato
Daniel Bocanegra
Daniel Becerra
John Nagel
Andrew Rollings
Louie Figueroa
Joey Wren

Blue Belts
Mike Montoya
Kevin Ruiz

Purple Belts
Brett Russell
Paul Roman
Noah Nagel
Derek Higginbotham

Black Belts
Alex Orozco
Ray Alvarado (TBJJ Affiliated School)

Here is a few pictures from the Special day- For more pictures TBJJ Academy 17th Belt Ceremony Picture Gallery


TBJJ 17th Belt Ceremony and end of the Year celebration!


BJJ Black Belts present at the TBJJ 17th Belt Ceremony!


TBJJ Women Safe & Fit Course members getting awarded their certificate of conclusion!

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1-10-12
Plenty in store for The Tinguinha BJJ Academy

I would like to wish a happy new year to all the Tinguinha BJJ team. Welcome to 2012. Lets start this new year fresh and commit to learning even more. I have a great feeling about this new year. Last year was really good and we are gonna work hard to make this year an even better one. We have a lot in store for the new year and are very excited to share it all with you. So keep training consistently, work hard and lets grow together as a team!

- Mauricio "Tinguinha"
TBJJ Head Instructor

Below is a preview of the Tinguinha BJJ Academy's schedule for the New Year. We will add more information and dates soon. The schedule is subject to changes and more events might be added. So start planning your year and enjoy the TBJJ events with us!!


TBJJ 2012 Schedule:

January

Students Consultation
Competition Class (Pan American)

February

Instructors Program Phase 1
Competition Class (Pan American)
Women Self Defense Free Workshop

March

Judo Workshop
Instructor's Program Phase 2
Women's Safe & Fit Course
Competition Class (Pan American)

April

Instructors Program Phase 3
Black Belt Clinic

May

Instructors Program Graduation
Competition Class (World Championship)

June

Competition Class (World Championship)
In House Tournament Gi

July

BJJ Seminar
Belt Promotion
Kids BJJ Summer Camp

August

TBJJ BJJ Camp (Brazil Trip)
Student Consultations

September

Black Belt Clinic
No Gi Competition Training (World Championship No Gi)
TBJJ Women Self Defense Workshop

October

No Gi Competition Training (World Championship No Gi)
TBJJ No Gi In House Challenge
Women Safe & Fit Course

November

BJJ Workshop

December

Belt Promotion

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1-6-12
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Students Consultation Back In Session!!

It is that time of the year, once again we will be offering and holding our TBJJ student consultations which is a 1 on 1 consultation with the Tinguinha BJJ Head Instructor to go over our students:
- goals
- improvements
- give tips to help them achieve all of their pontential in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

It is a great way to evaluate your progress and go over tips on how to improve even more your game and get the most out of your training.
So don't miss this chance and schedule your consultation at the TBJJ Front Desk or by calling (714)694-0103.

STUDENT CONSULTATION SCHEDULE:

TBJJ Students Consultations will be held from January, 16th 2012 till February, 13th 2012

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1-6-12
TBJJ NEW Kids Classes Schedule!!

We are starting the year with a few changes to our schedule already looking to improve our service and offer the best classes to our students. We will be changing our TBJJ Little Spiders and TBJJ Spider Classes to a NEW SCHEDULE, different days of the week while keeping the same time as before. We look forward to seeing everyone at the new time slot to have a great time while learning to defend yourselves. Remember to share with your family and friends this amazing classe and take advantage of our SPECIAL DEAL!!!! For more about the classes and deals- http://tinguinha.com/kidsprograms.html

TBJJ Kids Clases NEW Schedule:

TBJJ Spiders (8-14 years old) - Mondays & Wednesdays- 5 to 6pm

TBJJ Little Spiders (5-7 years old)- Tuesdays- 5 to 6pm

You can check the new schedule at http://www.tinguinha.com/schedule.html

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1-4-12
Professor Tinguinha's Interview about the UFC GYM BJJ Program!!!

In this video professor Tinguinha goes over the UFC GYMs BJJ Program at the UFC GYM Torrance's Grand Opening. As the BJJ Head Instructor of all the UFC Gyms he is looking forward to the growth of the BJJ Program at the UFC Gyms and shares the plans and expectations of this great program in this interview. Check it out...

 

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1-4-12
Professor Tinguinha magazine article feature!!

Professor Tinguinha has been featured in the latest issue of the COMBAT NETWORK MAGAZINE which is available online for FREE. In the issue he goes over counters against an opponent passing the guard through detailed pictures and techniques description. To check it out... http://www.combatnetworkmag.com

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12-15-11
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Holidays Schedule

In observance of the upcoming Holidays The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be CLOSED between December 23rd and January 1st. We will have the team take a much deserved break after this great year of accomplishments and growth. We hope everyone enjoy the time off with their loved ones and recharge their energyas well as renew their goals for the year to come to make it an even better one. Schedule will be as follows:

Classes until Thursday December 22nd!!

CLOSED from Friday December, 23rd untill Sunday January, 1st!!

Return to regular schedule Monday January 2nd!!!

We wish you all a very happy holidays!!!!

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12-12-11
Ultimate MMA Magazine Article featuring The TBJJ Online Training Website!

The latest Ultimate MMA Magazine is featuring Professor Tinguinha and The TBJJ.TV Online Training website going over it's benefits and an overall look of how it works and what you can find in this revolutionary online training system. You can check it all out in the magazine.

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12-3-11
Cops4Kids visit at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy!!

This past week we had the visit of the kids in the Cops 4 kids program of Anaheim and Professor Tinguinha with Instructor Russell Cantorna got to do a nice demonstration of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for them. It was nice getting their visit and seeing the kids learning something positive.


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12-3-11
Black Belts BJJ Workshop at the UFC GYM Concord!!

Last week Professor Tinguinha together with some of the BJJ Coaches from the UFC Gym Los Angeles and Corona visit the very 1st UFC Gym, The UFC Gym Concord and joined the UFC Gym Concord BJJ Instructors for a BJJ Workshop. They went over the UFC GYM BJJ Program such as classes, curriculums and rank promotions and taught BJJ techniques as well as trained with the students in attendance. We got the presence of few TBJJ Affiliated members as well as TBJJ Affiliate- Speedy BJJ's Instructor Luis Gonzalez and TBJJ Affiliate- Clovis BJJ Instructor Ray Alvarado. Professor Tinguinha got the chance to stop by The Roberto "Gordo" Seminar and visit the Batata BJJ School. It was a very positive weekend for the UFC Gym BJJ program and Professor Tinguinha.


UFC GYM Concord BJJ Program Seminar


Part of the UFC Gyms BJJ Team of Instructors


Professor Tinguinha with BJJ Black Belt Crispin


Professor Tinguinha at the Batata BJJ School with BJJ Black Belts
at the Gordo Seminar

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11-23-11
TBJJ Black Saturday Food Run!!

We will be having our thanksgiving get together once again but this year we will be meeting Saturday on our Black Saturday Food Run event. Complete restaurant information is below.

When: Saturday December,26th

From 2:30pm to 5:00pm

Where: Kickin' Crab
3611 S. Bristol St. # C
Santa Ana- CA 92707
714-754-8888
www.thekickincrab.com

We hope to see everyone there for food and fun!!

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11-19-11
TBJJ Academy Thanksgiving week schedule!!

Due to the thanksgiving holiday the Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be CLOSED from Thursday November,24th till Sunday November,27th. We will return to regular schedule Monday November, 28th. We wish all the TBJJ Team and their loved ones a great thanksgiving!! We will see you back Monday!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

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11-07-11
TBJJ Instructor ties the knot!!!

We would like to congratulate Tinguinha BJJ Academy's Instructor Russell Cantorna and his lovely bride on their recent wedding and this new step of their life. We truly prize having instructor Russell in our team and tbjj family and are happy for him. We wish them all the best. Below is a few pictures from their big day.


Mr. & Mrs. Cantorna!!!


After the couple's first dance where Russell wore his Gi top with the TBJJ flag!!


Cake topper of their wedding cake!

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11-03-11
TBJJ Affiliated schoolsTournament Results!!

Congratulations to our affiliated schools The Clovis BJJ School and Optimus BJJ School for their recent placings at the US Open Tournament and The World NoGi Tournament. Both schools have been doing a great job with their respective teams and it's great to see the results in these competitions. The Clovis BJJ School brought home 3 medals at the US Open Tournament,one gold medal and two bronze medal,. And in the recent 2011 No Gi Worlds championship Clovis BJJ had a 2nd place and a 3rd place winners. Great job! Optimus BJJ also represented the Tinguinha BJJ flag in the Jiu-Jitsu Progear tournament that took place in San Clemente recently achieving a 2nd and 3rd placing in the tournament. You can check few pictures below.


Optimus BJJ Head Instructor and members with Professor Tinguinha.


Clovis BJJ teammate getting 1st place at the US Open Tournament


Clovis BJJ Teammate getting 3rd place at the US Open Tournament


Clovis BJJ Teammate 3rd place at the No Gi Worlds 2011

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10-26-11
TBJJ Academy end of the year celebration and Belt Promotion

The Tinguinha BJJ academy will be having it's end of the year celebration and belt promotion Saturday December,10th.We are going to have a very special Belt Promotion with students and instructors from some of our TBJJ affiliated schools coming to celebrate with us as well as some of the UFC GYMS students.

We will be promoting students to the White Belt-Blue Stripe, Blue Belt, Purple Belt and Black Belt as well as students being promoted with stripes in all belt ranks. We will be also awarding and honoring our student of the year and will be concluding our celebration with a potluck.

TBJJ Affiliated schools that will be present- Speedy BJJ, Clovis BJJ and Optimus BJJ.

We will have Black belts present and are planning a great celebration.

The complete schedule for our TBJJ Belt Ceremony and end of the year celebration will be coming soon.
Mark your calendars and lets celebrate our team year's accomplishments.

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10-26-11
UFC GYM BJJ Head Instructor Tinguinha!!

Now is official ALL the BJJ Program at the UFC Gyms is under the umbrella of Professor Tinguinha. He is responsible for the developing of all the BJJ Program and for supervising the BJJ classes in all the UFC Gyms. The UFC Gym has as off now 3 locations open Concord,Rosemead, Corona and coming very soon a 4th location in Torrance and another one in Hawaii as well. The UFC Gym has so far 10 BJJ Black Belts and Brown Belts teaching in all the locations. The Black Belts are:

Mauricio "Tinguinha"- 4th degree Black Belt
Alexander Crispin - 3rd degree Black Belt
Alexandre Novaes - 3rd degree Black Belt
Emilio - 3rd degree Black Belt
Joe Camacho - 1st degree Black Belt
Thomas Kenney - 1st degree Black Belt
Kenric Toliver - Black Belt
Brandon Bender - Black Belt
Rene Salazar - Black Belt
Pedro Soriano - Black Belt

The BJJ program had it's full kick start with the development of a series of BJJ workshops Gi and NoGi taught by the UFC Gym BJJ Team of Instructors at the Rosemead and Corona locations where they went over the UFC GYM BJJ Program such as the Curriculum, Belt and Stripes Promotion, classes structure and more...finishing with all the instructors teaching techniques. The workshops had a great turnout. Next one will be at the Concord location.


UFC Gym Team of instructors at the UFC Gym Corona BJJ Workshop


UFC Gym Team of instructors at the UFC Gym Rosemead BJJ Workshop

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10-24-11
TBJJ Team Results at the JiuJitsu Progear tournament!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Team had a great time and results at the 2nd JiuJitsu Progear Open Tournament this past weekend in San Clemente. We had 9 students competing and brought back 6 medals, 3 gold and 3 silver.The team got 6th place overall.Great job!!
Tournament's results:
Brett Russell- Purple Belt- 1st Place
Paul Roman- Blue Belt- 1st Place
Mike Montoya - White Belt- 1st Place
Sam Chen- Purple Belt- 2nd Place
Justin Anderson- White Belt- 2nd Place
Andrew Rollins- White Belt-2nd Place

Below you can check a few pictures from the tournament.

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10-20-11
Professor Tinguinha's ABJJ School seminar turnout and pictures!!

Professor Tinguinha just returned from a visit to the TBJJ Affiliated school in Alaska, the ABJJ School. The visit was great, he taught a class Friday and seminar Saturday October,15th. The seminar had a great turnout, 50 people in attendance.Also on Saturday Professor Tinguinha was able to be there for the belt ceremony where few ABJJ teammates got promoted. As always Professor Tinguinha had a nice time visiting everyone there and is glad to see their growth, each time getting stronger. Great job guys!!Justin Charron, Todd Palmer and Ryder Spadafore are doing great taking the school to the next level! Below you can see a few pictures from the trip.

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10-20-11
Tinguinha BJJ Newest Black Belt!!

In his visit to Alaska Professor Tinguinha made 2 belt promotions. He promoted David to the Brown Belt and Ryder Spadafore got promoted by professor Tinguinha to the high BJJ Belt, the Black Belt. The Tinguinha BJJ Head Quarter's team is very happy for this new addition to our Black Belts team and happy for him for this big accomplishment after having put the time and hard work into his training and learning. Congratulations Ryder and David!!


Belt promoted ABJJ teammates David & Ryder


Professor Tinguinha with new TBJJ Black Belt Ryder Spadafore


Professor Tinguinha with ABJJ Black Belts Todd Palmer, Justin Charron and Ryder Spadafore

 

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10-15-11
School Closed next Sunday October,23rd!!

Due to the Jiu-Jitsu ProGear Tournament taking place next weekend in San Clemente The Tinguinha BJJ Academy WILL NOT have our Sunday Mixed (ALL Levels) Class on Sunday October,23rd. We have some of our teammates competing and it would be nice to have the team there supporting them. Let's make this a team event and have some fun at the tournament. You can find more about the tournament at-http://www.jiujitsuprogearopen.com/

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10-03-11
Professor Tinguinha Upcoming Seminar in Alaska!!

Professor Tinguinha will be teaching a seminar at The Tinguinha BJJ Affiliated School in Alaska, The Anchorage BJJ School on Saturday October 15ththe seminar will have the duration of 3 hours, from 2pm to 5pm. If you are in the area or will be around on that date.don't miss the chance to learn great BJJ techniques. For more information about the semina ryou can visit the Anchorage BJJ's webite-http://www.anchoragebjj.com

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10-3-11
TBJJ Women safe & Fit Course
saturday October,8th

After a wonderful Women Self Defense Workshop The Tinguinha BJJ Academy brings a great course, WOMEN SAFE & FIT. A practical self defense class designed to empower women to defend themselves using the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu martial art. It will be divided into a 7 weeks Class, our Women Safe & Fit classes will include basic safety concepts, self defense techniques, and fitness exercises rolled into one!! Covering different escapes, blocks to different attacks and variations to the movements. Giving our students basic solutions to the most common assalt scenarios. Every class will include a different work out designed to improve overall strength and cardiovascular health!!

-Learn How to Defend Yourself
-Improve Cardiovascular Health
-Fun Workout
-Be fit

Classes start this Saturday-October 8th and ARE FORMING NOW- CALL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT (714) 694-0103

Classes will take place Saturdays from 10:ooam to 11:00am at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy.

COURSE will include a Total of 7 classes- including FREE Access to TBJJ's Cardio Kickboxing Workouts (a $65 value) during course's duration!!

CALL NOW- (714)694-0103 to reserve your spot!!!

Course Duration: From October 8th until November19th!
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9-30-11
New addition to the TBJJ and Mariano Family!!

We are glad to welcome and announce a new addition to the Mariano Family Household and the Tinguinha BJJ Family. Professor Tinguinha and his wife just welcomed their baby boy Matteus. They are thrilled with the new addition and one more blessing into their lives and would like to thank everyone for their kind words and wishes.

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9-30-11
TBJJ Teammate's Daniel "San" 's recovery!!

Tinguinha BJJ Teammate Daniel Gonzalez recently underwent a serious surgery and we are glad to inform everyone that he is recovering fast and well. Last week Professor Tinguinha together with Instructors Russell Cantorna, Jeff Nolasco, Kenric Toliver and TBJJ teammate Herb Laano went to visit him and were glad to see him doing well and slowly feeling better. We continue to wish him a nice and full recovery and have him in our thoughts.

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9-29-11
TBJJ Affiliated School- Clovis BJJ Tournament Results!

The Tinguinha BJJ Affiliated school in North California, The Clovis BJJ School participated in the American Nationals Tournament that took place September 25th, representing the TBJJ Academy very nicely. They had 4 competitors in the tournament, all placing with medals bringing home 3 gold for Angel Lopez in the Gi and the No Gi categories and Ray Yeskas, 1 silve for RJ Pulsunr and 1 bronze for Jeff Shields. Congratulations to all the guys competing and for their instructors Ray Alvarado and Luis Gonzalez for the great job. You can check a few pics from the tournament below.


TBJJ Affiliate teammate Angel Lopez 1st place at the American Nationals Tournament


TBJJ Affiliate- Clovis BJJ Teammate Ray Yeskas 1st place at the American Nationals Tournament

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9-28-11
Tinguinha BJJ Academy's FREE Women Self Defense Workshop!!!
SATURDAY October, 1st

Don't forget we will be opening our doors and sharing amazing self defense techniques on a FREE Women Self Defense Workshop, this Saturday October 1st at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy. The workshop brings together Self Defense techniques specifically tailored for women and a workout all in one. The workshop is open for ALL Women, ALL Ages, ALL Fitness Levels, No Experience Required. So join us for a fun hour and learn basic self defense techniques. Share this with your family, friends and coworkers. It's a great opportunity to learn how to be safe!

SATURDAY-OCTOBER 1st at 10:00 am

FREE-OPEN to ALL WOMEN!!!

REMEMBER TO SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS, COWORKERS AND FAMILY MEMBERS!

MORE INFO AT THE TINGUINHA BJJ ACADEMY, (714) 694-0103 or tinguinha@yahoo.com

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9-9-11
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Recent Stripes Promotion- September 2011

Congratulations to all Tinguinha BJJ Students recently promoted with stripes. That takes you one step closer to the next rank level and it's a token of the hard work all of you have been putting on your training. Congratulations!! Below you can check all the promoted students.

White Belt I Stripe
Alan Velasco

White Belt II Stripes
Daniel Bocanegra
Steve Ledesma
Louie Figueroa
Joseph Wren
Omar Carreera

White Belt-Blue Stripe I
Michael Montoya
Kevin Ruiz
Chris Whitehill
Melvin Castro

Brown Belt IV Stripes
Alex Orozco

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9-5-11
Tinguinha BJJ Kids Open Fun Class!!!

Last weekend we had our Kids Fun Class at The Tinguinha BJJ Headquarter in Yorba Linda. The class was great.It was geared towards kids 4 to 8 years old and included Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self Defense Techniques and BJJ related games.The kids had a blast. We would like to thank all the families present and TBJJ Instructors Jeff Nolasco, Sam Chen and Kareem Mezied for their great job with the class. We will be offering this class Wednesdays from 5:00pm to 5:45pm for kids from 4 to 8 years of age- ALL Levels. Class is forming NOW for more info contact us at-(714)694-0103.
You can see a few pics from the Class below.

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8-31-11
TBJJ Academy Labor Day Schedule!!!

Due to the Labor Day Holiday The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will BE CLOSED Monday September, 5th. We will have regular classes Saturday September, 3rd including our FREE Kids Fun Class at 10:00am and Sunday September, 4th and will return to regular schedule Tuesday September, 6th. Hope you enjoy the short break!!

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8-29-11
TBJJ FREE Kids Open Fun Class!!

Don't forget of our FREE Kids Open Fun Class, taking place this Saturday September, 3rd at 10am at the TBJJ Academy main school. Open to ALL Levels AGES 4 to 8 Years Old.

Class will include fun games incorporating Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu basic techniques.

Don't miss this chance to have your child enjoy this fun event and try this amazing martial art!!!!

More information about this event http://tinguinha.com/tbjjkidsfreeclass.html

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8-13-11
TBJJ Kickboxing Schedule Change!!

Our Tinguinha Kickboxing (Muay Thai) classes have a NEW Schedule starting this Monday August, 15th, same great workout at a new time, our Mondays Kickboxing classes will start at 6:00PM.

TBJJ Kickboxing Schedule will be as follows:

Mondays- 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesdays- 6:00pm to 7:00pm

We will see you in class for a great workout!!!

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8-9-10
NEW TBJJ Affiliated School!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy is welcoming to our affiliated schools roster the Clovis BJJ (FKA) school in Clovis, CA. The school is now a part of the Tinguinha BJJ Family and we look forward to assisting in their BJJ program growing process.The Clovis BJJ School is run by Angel Lopez and has as Instructors Brown Belt Ray Alvarado and Black Belt Luis "Speedy" Gonzalez . We would like to welcome them to the TBJJ Academy Affiliation System and family.
You will be able to find information about the Clovis BJJ School in our Affiliated Schools Page http://tinguinha.com/affiliated.html

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8-8-11
Gustavo Machado Seminar at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy!!

We had a great Seminar with 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt Gustavo Machado this past Saturday at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy, the seminar covered Quarter Guard, Submissions and Counter Escapes Techniques and had information for all levels. We would like to thank Professor Gustavo for coming and sharing his knowledge with the Tinguinha BJJ Team and all the students in attendance from our school and who came just for the seminar. THANK YOU! Below you can check a few pictures from the seminar.

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7-29-11
NEW Spider Guard T-shirt In Stock!!!

We have just received a brand newT-shirt of our Spider Guard Collection by Tinguinha!! It is available online at our online store
http://tinguinha.com/clothing.html at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy Pro Shop or by calling (714) 694-0103.
You can check the T-shirt below.
Guarantee yours!! Quantity is limited!!

FRONT


BACK


Design by Arvie Gimeno

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7-20-11
Professor Tinguinha upcoming seminar in Clovis-California!!

Professor Tinguinha will be teaching a seminar Saturday July, 30th at the FKA school in Clovis-CA. The Spider Guard seminar will start at 11:00am. If you live in the area or close by don't miss this opportunity to learn from a world renowned Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Professor and Spider Guard Master. All levels are welcome!!

Seminar Info:

Date: July, 30th

Time: From 11am to 2pm

Address: FKA School
1433 Menlo Avenue
Clovis- CA 93611

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7-20-11
Professor Tinguinha latest article on the Ultimate MMA Magazine!!!

Professor Tinguinha latest article for the Ultimate MMA Magazine's Beginners Guide to MMA colum features a powerful submission, The Triangle Choke. In this article he covers how to do the triangle choke, the consequences and more...
You can check a peek of the article below.

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7-11-11
Quarter Guard, Submissions & Counter Escapes Seminar at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy has the pleasure to announce and host a seminar with Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu 3rd degree Black Belt Gustavo Machado taking place at the Tinguinha BJJ HQ in Yorba Linda Saturday August, 6th.
Gustavo is well known for being one of the most detail oriented BJJ instructors, having an extensive carreer in competitions in Brazil and is the owner and head instructor of a very well respected school in the East Coast,the Gustavo Machado BJJ Academy,having several associations under his umbrella. Gustavo has also 2 very successful BJJ Instructional DVDs, The Half & Quarter Guard DVD & The Greatest Escapes & Counters DVD.
Don't miss this chance to sharpen your BJJ skills and learn from a Top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Instructor!!

To check Gustavo's teaching in action:
http://www.fightlife.com/site/Products.aspx?p=75ZhgvIKNZw=

Quarter Guard, Submissions & Counter Escapes Seminar Info:

Date: Saturday August, 6th

Location: Tinguinha BJJ Academy

Time: 11:00 am

Duration: 2 hours and 1/2.

To reserve your spot call (714) 694-0103
email: tinguinha@yahoo.com or sign up at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy.

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7-11-11
Tinguinha BJJ Affiliation's Official Grand Opening!!

This past Saturday July, 9th Professor Tinguinha had the pleasure to be at The Tinguinha BJJ Affiliated School in Laguna Niguel, CA The Optimus BJJ School, owned and operated by Tinguinha BJJ Black Belt Grant Collins. This was the official Grand Opening of the school and they counted with the presences of Professor Tinguinha, TBJJ Black Belt Mike Brown, BJJ Black Belt Albert Crane and TBJJ Yorba Linda students. Professor Tinguinha and Albert Crane taught a few techniques at the event and the students present had a nice training session afterwards. Grant also had his 1st Stripes & Belts Promotion at his school, promoting some of his students. You can check a couple of pictures of the event below.


Black Belts present, Albert Crane, Mauricio Tinguinha & Mike Brown

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7-8-11
Tinguinha BJJ Competition Class BACK IN SESSION!!!

Our Tinguinha BJJ Academy Competition Class is coming back to it's schedule this UPCOMING SATURDAY JUlY,16th. We will be getting ready fora few upcoming competitions and will be resuming our competition training after a short break. Our TBJJ Competition Class and Training is a great way for our interested students to get ready to compete and/or learn competition stratergies, points, timing and rules. Competition Class will take place Saturdays from 12PM to 1PM.

Saturday Class Schedule will be:

Mixed (ALL LEVELS) Class- 11:00am to 12:00pm
TBJJ Competition Class- 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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7-5-11
TBJJ Affiliated School Grand Opening!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Affiliated School, Optimus Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, whose Head Instructor is Tinguinha BJJ Black Belt Grant Collins will be having it's Grand Opening this upcoming Saturday July, 9th at 11:00am in Laguna Niguel. Professor Tinguinha will be teaching a special class there to celebrate the school's opening. All Tinguinha BJJ Teammates are invited, lets support our TBJJ Teammate in his new venture.

Grand Opening Optimus Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Saturday July, 9th
At 11:00am
31151 Niguel Rd. Laguna Niguel, CA
Optimusbjj.com

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6-28-11
TBJJ Academy 4th of July Holiday Schedule!


Due to the 4th of July Holiday Schedule the Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be CLOSED Sunday July,3rd & Monday July,4th. We will have our Saturday Mixed (All Levels) class regularly Saturday July, 2nd and we will be back to regular classes Tuesday July, 5th.
We wish everyone a relaxing and safe 4th of July weekend!

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6-21-11
Tinguinha BJJ 16th Belt Ceremony and Celebration!!

This past Saturday June,18th we had our 16th Belt Ceremony at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy. We had from our kids/jr. program a student being promoted to the White Belt/Yellow Stripe plus another to the Yellow Belt and in our Adults Program we had 7 students promoted to the White Belt/Blue Stripe, 3 Students to the Blue Belt, 6 to the Purple Belt & 2 to the Brown Belt besides students promoted with stripes in all belts. We would like to congratulate all the promoted students for putting their time on the mats and all their progress! It's great to see your accomplishments and growth!!We are excited to see the growth of our team and school as well with so many high level belt promotions!! We concluded the celebration at The Brazilian Barbecue Restaurant Amazon for a much deserved celebratory meal.
You can check below a few pictures from the Tinguinha BJJ Event and a list of our promoted students.

Kids/Jr. Program

White Belt-Yellow Stripe- Courtney Cole

Yellow Belt- Michael Carasco

Adults Program

White Belts-Blue Stripe
Melvin Castro
Michael Mcginty
Brandon Love
Chris Whitehill
Craig Westmann
Michael Montoya
Kevin Ruiz

Blue Belts
Mark Hemminger
Derek Ramos
David Angel

Purple Belts
Arvie Gimeno
Charles Rapadas
Matt Madden
Jonny Weber
Richard Singleterry
Viktor Martinez

Brown Belts
Paul LaPorte
Mike Shen


TBJJ Kids/Jr. Program students promoted with stripes


TBJJ Kids/Jr. Program Student Promoted to the Yellow Belt


Part of the TBJJ Team of Instructors & Coaches with TBJJ Black Belts


TBJJ Students Promoted to the White Belt-Blue Stripe


TBJJ Students Promoted to the Blue Belt


TBJJ Students Promoted to the Purple Belt


TBJJ Students Promoted to the Brown Belt


TBJJ student promoted to the White Belt-Blue Stripe
with TBJJ Instructor Russell Cantorna


TBJJ Jr. Program Student being promoted
with TBJJ Instructor Jeff Nolasco

 


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6-21-11
TBJJ Academy Family Movie Night!!

We had the pleasure to host our 1st TBJJ Family Movie Night at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy. It was great having our TBJJ
Team Members and their families come and getting together outside of classes to watch a fun movie and enjoy themselves.
We watched Gulliver's Travels and had a good time together, the kids played after our session and had fun on the mat.
We would like to thank all the families present. It was great having you all at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy. You can check a few pictures of the night below.

 

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6-16-11
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Father's Day Class Schedule!!

Due to Father's Day The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will NOT have the Mixed (ALL Levels) class this Sunday June, 19th.
We wish all the TBJJ FAMILY a great fathers day!! Enjoy your families and loved ones and we will see you back MONDAY June, 20th!!

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6-10-11
We had the pleasure to welcome to the Tinguinha BJJ Academy BJJ Black Belts Roberto "Gordo", Vinicius "Draculino", Sandro "Batata" and Julio Echeverria on the week of the World Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the begining of this month. "Gordo" was here at some of our classes and taught a few techniques at our night class May,31st and "Batata" and Julio came for a final training session before the competition on the weekend. Thank you for visiting our school!

From left to right: Vinicius "Draculino", Julio Echeverria,TBJJ Coach Arvie Gimeno,
Roberto "Gordo" and Sandro "Batata" and Mauricio "Tinguinha" on the bottom.

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6-8-11
Tinguinha BJJ Academy 16th Belt Ceremony!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy is proud to announce our upcoming 16th Belt Ceremony, taking place SATURDAY June, 18th at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy. Belt ceremony will start at 11:00am. We will have students moving up from white Belt-Yellow Stripe to the Brown Belt besides stripes in all belts.

We will be taking our Group Picture so make sure to bring your Gi and come support our teammates.

After the ceremony we will be heading to the Brazilian Barbecue Restaurant- Amazon located in Fullerton.

Schedule Information:

When- Saturday June, 18th

Where- Tinguinha BJJ Academy

Schedule: 11:00am to 1:00pm

Belt Ceremony- 11:00am to 12:20pm

Group Picture- 12:30pm

Family & Friends are welcome!!

We will be going to the Amazon BBQ restaurant to eat following the ceremony. Cost- $26.95 WITH MEATS-$19.99 WITHOUT MEATS

Mark the calendar and come celebrate our TBJJ Team accomplishments.

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6-7-11
LAST WEEK for our Tinguinha BJJ Student Consultations!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy in an effort to offer a better service and information to our students and better assist our members achieve their goals and take their training to the next level is still offering TBJJ Student Consultations- A 1 on 1 with the Tinguinha BJJ Instructors to go over our students goals, improvements and give tips to help them achieve all of their pontential in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This is the last week for our Students Consultations if you haven't taken advantage of this Tinguinha BJJ service schedule yours at our school's front desk immediately. After that we will have our student consultations only 6 months from now.

STUDENTS CONSULTATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE UNTIL JUNE 14th!!

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6-5-11
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Family Movie Night DATE CHANGE!!!!!

Due to an unforeseen schedule conflict The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be postponing our TBJJ Family Movie Night that was previously scheduled for Friday June, 10th to the following Friday- JUNE 17th!!!

Lets get together for a fun evening of movie and snacks!!

It would be a great way for our Kids, our Team and their friends and family to get together outside the classes and have a great time. So join us for a fun evening of movie and food. Friends and family are welcome!!!
We will be having a potluck so bring your favorite snack and lets have fun!!

When- Friday June,17th (NEW DATE)

Time- Start at 6 pm

Where- Tinguinha BJJ Academy

Potluck- Bring snacks

Families & Friends are welcome!!!!

TBJJ Family Movie Night Sign Up list is at our school's News Board.

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6-5-11
Professor Tinguinha feature story on Japanese Magazine BJJ Spirits!!

Professor Tinguinha has been featured on the latest issue of the famous Japanese Magazine BJJ Spirits. In this issue of the magazine he is going over Do's and Don'ts of the Half Guard and Mounted Positions plus a Bonus feature going over his latest DVD The Ultimate Beginners Guide.You can check it below!!

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5-31-11
Tinguinha BJJ 6th In House Tournament Pictures & Results!!

The Tinguinha BJJ 6th In House Tournament was great, we had the presence of over 10 schools, great fights from kids to adults categories, from the white to the purple belts and a great Black Belt superfight. We would like to thank one more time all the schools, Instructors and Competitors present in our event for the support.

Tournament Results:

Black Belt Super Fight
Tim Peterson (Lotus Club BJJ) X Jeremy Umphries (Werdum Combat Team)
Winner- Tim Peterson by submission

For Complete Tournament Results- tbjjinhousetournamentresults

The TBJJ In House Tournament Fights plus 6 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Techniques are available for FREE for a week at


Click the picture to access the website

Tournament Pictures:


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5-23-11
Tinguinha's Black Belt Team Video!!

Tinguinha BJJ Black Belts TEAM




The Tinguinha BJJ Academy has formed a great team of Black Belts and Instructors and we are very proud of how far they have come and still will go.We are excited to share this TBJJ Black Belts Team video, which you can check below. Professor Tinguinha with all his years as a Black Belt and instructor has formed a great team and shares with us his pride on them.

"It is an honor and pleasure to have all of these guys as TBJJ black belts and representing the tbjj team,they all have the passion for our martial art, putting the time and dedication and are all winners inside and outside of the mat. Everything they went through on their way to the black belt shows how they take this martial art. I am very thankful to have all of them on my team." ~ Mauricio "Tinguinha".


Tinguinha Black Belt Team Video  

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5-23-11
Tinguinha BJJ 6th In House Tournament Results!!

The Tinguinha BJJ 6th In House Tournament that took place at our school last Saturday May, 21st was great!! We had 10 schools participating, fights from White to the Purple Belt and a great Black Belt Superfight. We would like to thank all the schools participating and all the competitors and coaches and a special thank you to the TBJJ Staff for helping the tournament run smoothly. We hope everyone had a good time. Below you can check the schools participating and tournament's results.

Thank you Professors Paulo Guillobel (Guillobel BJJ), Pedro Soriano (Pedro Soriano BJJ), Giva Santana (Lotus Club), Gerson Sanginitto (Gracie Barra Culver City), Alexandre Novaes (Novaes BJJ), Japa Noro (Professional Training Center), Tim Peterson (Lotus Club/Robot BJJ),Grant Collins (Optimus BJJ),Mauricio Tinguinha(Tinguinha BJJ) and the Kenric Toliver/Russell Cantorna(UFC GYM) for their presence, support and participation on our event.

Thank you TBJJ Staff and Students- Ring Coordinators- Paul La Porte, Alex Orozco, Mike Brown, Referees- Russell Cantorna, Paulo Guillobel (Guillobel BJJ), Pedro Soriano ( Soriano BJJ),Fight Time Coordinators- Jeff Nolasco, Mark Hemminger, Mike Shen,Tournament Medic- Charles Rapadas,Tournament Coordinator- Livia Mariano, Tournament Assistant Coordinator- Jennifer Nolasco for making our tournament run safe and smoothly.

Complete Results and pictures will be posted very soon at a TBJJ In House Tournament Gallery Page.

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5-23-11
Tinguinha BJJ Academy's Memorial Day Schedule!!!

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will have a change in shedule starting Saturday- May 28th. On Saturday May, 28th we will NOT have our regular Mixed (All Levels) Class, we will have an OPEN MAT SESSION from 11:00 am to 12:00pm, the school will be CLOSED Sunday May, 29th and Monday May, 30th.
Classes will return to regular schedule Tuesday May,31st.

We hope everyone get to enjoy the time off and renew their goals for the week following.

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5-18-11
Tinguinha BJJ 6th In House BLACK BELTS SUPERFIGHTS

SUPERFIGHTS ANNOUNCEMENT

Sponsored By

The 6th Tinguinha BJJ In House Tournament taking place this upcoming Saturday- May,21st is getting even better. We are proud to announce 2 Black Belt Superfights on our tournaments.

Grant Collins (Tinguinha BJJ Academy) X Jarod Bunch (Werdum Combat Team)

Tim Peterson (Lotus Club) X Jeremy Umphries (Werdum Combat Team)


Tournament will start at 10:00am

This week is the last week to sign up. For full information about the tournament including schedule, rules, weigh in and etc.. or to sign up- http://tinguinha.com/tbjjinhousetournament.html

The Tournament's Fights will be available at the TBJJ.TV- Online Training Website.

FINAL DAY TO REGISTER AND PAY REGISTRATION FEE IS FRIDAY, MAY 20th BY 5:00PM.

Confirmed Schools participating in our tournament:

Speedy BJJ Academy
Lotus Club
Guillobel BJJ Academy
Pedro Soriano BJJ Academy
Gracie Barra Culver City BJJ
UFC Gym Rosemead
Optimus BJJ Academy
Robot BJJ
Novaes BJJ Academy
Tinguinha BJJ Academy

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5-9-11
Tinguinha BJJ 6th In House Tournament!!

Tinguinha BJJ Academy's 6th In House Tournament!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy has the pleasure to announce it's 6th In House Tournament, taking place at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy, Saturday- May 21st. It will be a Gi/Kimono Tournament and it will be open to ALL rank levels.We are glad to welcome everyone to this TBJJ event. This would be a great opportunity for students to get competition experience in a friendly enviroment and without the pressure of a big tournament's setting. You can find more information about the event below, we hope to see you there.

Sponsored by TBJJ.TV- Online Training & BJJ LEGENDS MAGAZINE

Date: Saturday, May 21st
Location: TBJJ Academy- 22349 La Palma Ave. Ste 118- Yorba Linda- CA
Tournament Start: 10:00 am
Prizes: Medals for 1st and 2nd Places
Medals for all competitors in the Kids division
Attendance: Open to Public
Participation: Kids/Men/Women/Adults/Masters

The first 30 Competitors to Sign Up will get a FREE Tournament's T-shirt!!!

Mark your calendars & come participate!!

More information at- http://tinguinha.com/tbjjinhousetournament.html

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5-3-11
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Mothers Day Schedule!!

Due to the Mothers Day The Tinguinha BJJ will be CLOSED Sunday May, 8th!! We will return to regular schedule Monday May, 7th. We would like to wish a Happy Mothers Day to ALL TBJJ Family Mothers!!

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4-29-11
TBJJ Team Member Greg Lawson Farewell Dinner!!

Last night The TBJJ Team got together to say goodbye to our TBJJ Teammate and Instructor Greg Lawson who is moving from California. The Team went out to eat and get together with Greg one last time. We are sad to see Greg go but are certain that he will be representing the team and making us proud anywhere he is. We wish him the best of luck in his new ventures and will be waiting for his visit.

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4-21-11
Tinguinha BJJ Academy's Easter Schedule!!

Due to the Easter Holiday The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be CLOSED this Sunday, April 24th. We return to regular schedule Monday, April 25th.
We wish everyone a very happy Easter!!

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4-5-11
Tinguinha BJJ Academy NEW Programs & Additions!!!


Tinguinha BJJ Academy New Programs!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy looking to offer better quality of Instruction to our students, redesigned our programs and classes curriculum. In an effort to trully have each student on the best class level accordingly with their rank and knowledge of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu art, that way students will benefit the maximum possible of the classes attended and progress in the right pace. We had classes divided into Beginners & Intermediate/Advanced and we carefully went through our curriculum, classes, programs and ranks and will offer now the TBJJ CORE Program designed for our Beginner Program Members (rank-White Belts), TBJJ Mastering The Fundaments Program designed for our IntermediateProgram Members (White Belt-Blue Stripe & Blue Belts) & TBJJ Black Belt Program designed for our Advanced Program Members (Purple,Brown & Black Belts). That will give all rank levels the appropriate techniques, and learning pace on their specific classes.
We will have the new schedule posted online and at our school to check it out... http://tinguinha.com/schedule.html

Tinguinha BJJ Academy's 30 Days Trial Program!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be now offering a FREE 30 days Trial Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program for qualifying NEW students. We are so confident in our programs and all the benefits of our classes that we invite interested students to try us our for a full 30 days entirely FREE!! CALL US NOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS AMAZING OFFER!! (714)694-0103!! Don't miss the chance to try great benefits at a TOP NOTCH Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu School!!!
http://www.tinguinha.com/tbjj30daysfreetrial.html


Tinguinha BJJ Academy Students Consultation Program!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy is always looking to improve our students experience at our school and offer the best service out there. In order to better assist our members achieve their goals and take their training to the next level we will be offering TBJJ Students Consultations- A 1 on 1 with the Tinguinha BJJ Instructors to go over our students goals, improvements, give tips to help them achieve all of their pontential in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We will have our student consultations every 6 months to keep track and renew students goals and achievements. If you are interested in this new TBJJ Academy service please contact the TBJJ Instructors to schedule your TBJJ student consultation.

TBJJ ACADEMY NEW OPEN MAT SLOT TIME!!!

Looking to add to our students rolling time we are adding one more OPEN MAT time slot in our schedule- Now besides all the other times offered (you can check our schedule for complete times) we are opening an OPEN MAT time- SATURDAYS from 12:00pm to 1:00pm- a full hour for interested TBJJ students to work with their teammates on techniques, doubts and just rolling. We hope you enjoy!!

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4-4-11
Tinguinha BJJ Academy's 6th In House Tournament!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy has the pleasure to announce it's 6th In House Tournament, taking place at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy, Saturday- May 21st. It will be a Gi/Kimono Tournament and it will be open to ALL rank levels.We are glad to welcome everyone to this TBJJ event. This would be a great opportunity for students to get competition experience in a friendly enviroment and without the pressure of a big tournament's setting. You can find more information about the event below, we hope to see you there.

Sponsored by TBJJ.TV- Online Training

Date: Saturday, May 21st
Location: TBJJ Academy- 22349 La Palma Ave. Ste 118- Yorba Linda- CA
Tournament Start: 10:00 am
Prizes: Medals for 1st and 2nd Places
Medals for all competitors in the Kids division
Attendance: Open to Public
Participation: Kids/Men/Women/Adults/Masters

The first 30 Competitors to Sign Up will get a FREE Tournament's T-shirt!!!

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON...
Mark your calendars & come participate!!

More information at- http://tinguinha.com/tbjjinhousetournament.html

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4-2-11
Tinguinha BJJ Women's Safe & Fit Course II Conclusion!!

We had this Saturday, April 2nd the last day of our TBJJ Women's Safe & Fit 2nd Course. It was a great conclusion to a great course. The women enrolled in our course learned different self defense techniques as well as got a great workout all in one, some also took our kickboxing classes. Great job ladies!! Coming soon is our BOOT CAMP FITNESS CLASSES...

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4-1-11
New Filtration System at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy just added a new water filtration system at our school. We trully value our students comfort while here and are glad to offer this new service. TBJJ students can now refill or fill their water bottles with cold & hot water. So make sure you bring your bottles to fill with water if you wish to do so. There are no cups available. We hope you enjoy!

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3-30-11
Professor Tinguinha's article in the latest Ultimate MMA Magazine!!

Professor Tinguinha has one more featured article in the latest issue of the Ultimate MMA Magazine- May 2011 which is OUT now!! On this issue's MMA 101 section he covers the use of the Armbar when applied in MMA fights.Check it out!!!


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3-29-11
Professor Tinguinha receives official 4th degree certificate!!

Professor Tinguinha has recently been officially awarded his 4th degree for his 15 years as a Black Belt. He has now received his official 4th degree Black Belt Certificates from the International Federation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and The American Federation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu making his new rank officially recognized by both federations. We congratulate the Professor on his achievement for the many years of commitment to sharing his knowledge of this martial art.

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3-28-11
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Team at the 2011 Pan American Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Team came together for this past Pan American Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that took place last weekend from Thursday till Sunday. We had TBJJ Members fighting all days of competition and it was great seeing our team coming together and giving their all. Overall was a good experience for our team, we brought home 8 medals in different categories. We would like to thank our team, our affiliations, The TBJJ Alaska (ABJJ Academy), The TBJJ Clovis & The Tinguinha/UFCGYM Rosemead for coming together and representing our flag and our Academy and putting their heart into it. Let's keep training and get ready for the next one.

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3-22-11
Gordo's Half Guard Seminar & Black Belt Promotions Saturday at the TBJJ Academy!!

This past Saturday-March 19th was a very special day at our school. We had a great half guard seminar with Half Guard Master Roberto "Gordo" Correia at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy. The seminar was really nice, we had a FULL House, great turnout and the presence of Black Belts, Paulo Guillobel, Pedro Soriano, Justin Charon (from TBJJ Alaska) & TBJJ Black Belts Kenric Toliver & Mike Brown. After the seminar we proudly promoted TBJJ Team members Grant Collins & Greg Lawson to the Black Belt and Professor Tinguinha was officially presented by Gordo with his 4th degree on his Black Belt, we also had the pleasure to honor Professor Tinguinha for his work and dedication to the TBJJ Team, Affiliations & Network. The Belt Promotion was wonderful, we counted with the presence of Black Belts, Alberto Crane, Kris Shaw, Roberto Gordo, Paulo Guillobel, Pedro Soriano, Justin Charon, Kenric Toliver, Mike Brown & Professor Tinguinha. You can check below few pictures from this special event. We would like to thank Gordo for a wonderful seminar and the honor of officially presenting Professor Tinguinha with the 4th degree, all the students in attendance for making it such a good turnout & all the Black Belts present for the support. Congratulations to the new TBJJ Black Belts Grant Collins & Greg Lawson and Professor Tinguinha on his new status.


Gordo teaching an amazing half guard seminar


Seminar attendees practicing the half guard techniques


TBJJ Team member Greg Lawson receiving his Black Belt


TBJJ Teammate Grant Collins being promoted to the Black Belt


Professor Tinguinha being officially presented with his 4th degree
by Black Belt Roberto "Gordo"


Professor Tinguinha being honored by the TBJJ Schools & Network. Receiving
a plaque to celebrate his dedication to his team.


UFC GYM Members and TBJJ Instructors attending the Seminar & Ceremony


Newest TBJJ Black Belts Greg Lawson & Grant Collins


Black Belts present at the Belt Promotions from left to right: Pedro Soriano, Paulo Guillobel,
Roberto "Gordo", Mauricio "Tinguinha", Grant Collins, Alberto Crane, Greg Lawson, Kris Shaw,
Kenric Toliver, Justin Charon & Mike Brown


TBJJ Students, Black Belts & attendees of the Half Guard Seminar & Belt Promotions

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3-14-11
NO MIXED (ALL LEVELS) CLASS SUNDAY-MARCH 20th!!

Due to our events this Saturday-March 19th we will be transferring our TBJJ Women's Safe & Fit Class to Sunday- March 20th at 11:00am. Therefore we will be CANCELING our Mixed (All Levels) Class this Sunday- March 20th!!
Next week all classes will return to their regular schedule!! We hope to see you Saturday!!

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3-14-11
Black Belts Promotion at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy!!

We would like to invite everyone to come to our special Saturday afternoon March,19th at our school. We will be having a very special event following the great seminar with half guard master-Gordo we will have two TBJJ Team Members, Grant Collins & Greg Lawson being promoted to their Black Belts, besides professor Tinguinha will be formally presented with the 4th degree in his Black Belt. It will all be taking place at 1:00pm right after the seminar. So even if you are not planning to attend the seminar be at the school with your Gi at 1:00pm to support our teammates.
It will be a special day at our school and we would love to have you present.

Belt Promotions:
Saturday- March 19th at 1:00pm

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3-14-11
Half Guard Master Seminar at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy REMINDER!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy comes through this to remind everyone of our upcoming seminar with half guard creator Roberto "Gordo" at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy taking place this Saturday- March 19th at 10:30am. If you signed your name on the list please make sure to make your seminar's fee payment to garantee your spot. Seminar is full and space is limited so garantee your spot now. Remember on the seminar's date the attendance fee will be more expensive and there might not have space left.

For more information contact us at (714)694-0103 or e-mail: tinguinha@yahoo.com

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3-14-11
Congratulations to our TBJJ Teammate Brian Browne & his family!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy would like to congratulate our TBJJ teammate Brian Browne and his family on their new addition, a healthy 5 lbs. 13oz baby boy, Maddox Browne. Congratulations guys!! We are all happy for Brian and his family and are waiting to see him back on the mats soon.

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3-14-11
Tinguinha BJJ Team at The Copa Pacifica Tournament!!

We had some of our TBJJ Teammates fighting this weekend at The Copa Pacifica Tournament. We got good results and it was nice to see some of our teammates there supporting the team too!! Below you can check the results and a few pictures.

Rommell Jovellanos- 1st Place- Purple Belt
Russell Cantorna - 2nd Place- Brown Belt
Grant Collins- 2nd Place- Brown Belt


Rommel Jovellanos- 1st Place


Russell Cantorna- 2nd Place


Grant Collins- 2nd Place


TBJJ Team at the Copa Pacifica Tournament

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3-9-11
NEW TBJJ T-shirt Now available to purchse online!!

Our brand NEW TBJJ Gentle Art Code T-shirt is also available for purchase online now. If you wish to get one just go to http://tinguinha.com/clothing.html Remember quantities are limited so get yours now!!!!

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3-8-11
Tinguinha BJJ Instructors at The UFCGYM Corona!!

Part of our TBJJ Team of Instructors together with Professor Tinguinha did a BJJ Demo at the Grand Opening of the NEW UFC GYM location in Corona last Saturday- March 5th. The demonstration went great, we had Professors Tinguinha, Mike Brown & Kenric Toliver Plus Instructor Greg Lawson teaching the BJJ Demo and it was a nice start at this new location where some of our TBJJ Instructors will be teaching regularly. We would like to take this opportunity to thank coaches Sam Chen & Paul LaPorte for the great job done at our Tinguinha BJJ Academy's Saturday classes this past Saturday while the BJJ Demo was taking place at the UFC GYM-Corona. We had a full house and classes went really good. Thank you coaches!!
Below you can check few pictures from the TBJJ Team at the UFC GYM Corona's Opening.

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3-8-11
TBJJ Black Belt Kris shaw's BJJ Seminar in Michigan!!!

TBJJ Team Member, BJJ Black Belt Kris Shaw returned recently from a seminar she taught at the EastWest Martial Arts Academy in Canton- Michigan. Seminar went really well and had a great turnout with 23 people coming to learn from Kris, one of very few American BJJ Female Black Belts, some coming from hundreds of miles away even under an impending snow storm.
Below you can check a few pictures from the seminar.

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3-3-11
BRAND NEW TBJJ T-shirt in stock NOW!!!!!

We have just received our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gentle Art Code!!! The Brand NEW T-shirt style is available for SALE at our school's ProShop. You can check it out below.
Remember to get yours soon. Quantities are Limited!!!

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3-2-11
Gordo's Seminar at The TBJJ Academy & Black Belt Promotion!!

On March, 19th we will be having a special celebration at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy. We not only will be hosting a great seminar with Half Guard Creator Master Roberto "Gordo"  but we will also have a Black Belt Promotion: TBJJ Team member Grant Collins will be promoted to the Black Belt and Professor "Tinguinha" will be formally presented with the 4th degree in his Black Belt by Roberto "Gordo". We will also have the presence of BJJ Black Belts. It is going to be a very special day for the TBJJ Academy so don't miss a great seminar and be there to support our teammate  Grant Collins being promoted  to the Black Belt and Professor Tinguinha moving to a higher degree. If you are not attending the seminar be here at 1:00pm with your Gi for our Special Belt Promotion and to take a picture with the team!! 

Seminar Information:

Date: Saturday- March 19th

Time: from 10:30 am to 1:00pm

Location: TBJJ Academy

Cost:
TBJJ Students- $45
Non TBJJ Students- $55
At the door- TBJJ Students - $55
At the door- Non TBJJ Students - $65

If you plan to attend the seminar remember to put your name on the list to garantee your spot or contact us at (714)694-0103!!

Belt Promotion Information:

The Belt Promotion will take place after the seminar at 1:00pm so if you even if you are not attending the seminar come at 1:00pm and let's celebrate our teammate and Professor's accomplishments!!

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3-1-11
Professor Tinguinha's Law Enforcement Seminar at the UFC GYM - Rosemead!!

Professor Tinguinha taught a seminar recently at the UFC GYM Rosemead for Law Enforcement Members including FBI, DEA, Secret Services & Police Officers.The seminar had over 30 attendees and covered specific Law Enforcement Self Defense Techniques. With Professor "Tinguinha", TBJJ Team member and Police Officer Alex Orozco and TBJJ Instructor Greg Lawson also taught the seminar. "It is always a pleasure to assist Law Enforcement members in their training and I am positive that this will contribute a lot to their daily duties." - Professor Tinguinha

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2-28-11
TBJJ Team Results at The 2 In House Tournaments of this past Saturday!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Team participated in 2 In House Tournaments this Saturday. First stop was the Alexandre Novaes 1st In House Tournament where few teammates fought, we then headed to The Pedro Soriano 3rd In House Tournament where few other members competed. The TBJJ Team did really good!! Great experience and results!!! Below you can check out the results and a few pictures from the events. Congratulations to all the TBJJ Teammates that competed specially to Sam Chen for fighting both tournaments.

TBJJ Team Results:

1st Places
Jeff Nolasco - 1st Place -Purple Belt-Alexandre Novaes In House
David Mitchell - 1st Place -Blue Belt -Pedro Soriano In House
Jose G.Leon - UFCGYM/TBJJ - 1st Place -White Belt -Pedro Soriano In House

2nd Places
Sam Chen- 2nd Place -Purple Belt- Pedro Soriano In House
Brett Weekley - 2nd Place - Blue Belt - Pedro Soriano In House
Derek Ramos - 2nd Place - White Belt- Pedro Soriano In House

3rd Places
Chris Whitehill- 3rd Place - White Belt- Pedro Soriano In House
Daniel Becerra UFCGYM/TBJJ- 3rd Place -White Belt- Pedro Soriano in House


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2-22-11
No COMPETITION CLASS THIS SATURDAY- Feb. 26th!!!

Due to a couple of In House Tournaments that The Tinguinha BJJ Team will be fighting this upcoming weekend. We will NOT have our Competition Class this Saturday- February 26th. Our Mixed (All Levels) Class will take place as usual but we won't have the competition training session. The Class returns to usual schedule the following Saturday.

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2-21-11
Tinguinha BJJ Team at The Kids Pan American Championship!!

Some of our Tinguinha BJJ Kids/Junior team members competed this past weekend at the Kids Pan American Championship and it was great to see them out there putting in practice their training. We had 4 teammates competing and had 1 second place and 2 third places. Below you can check a few pictures from the tournament. Congratulations to all our teammates for giving their all.

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2-14-11
Tinguinha BJJ Women Safe & Fit Classes
Course II- Saturday, February 19th 2011

After a wonderful Women Self Defense Workshop The Tinguinha BJJ Academy brings a great course, WOMEN SAFE & FIT. A practical self defense class designed to empower women to defend themselves using the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu martial art. It will be divided into a 7 weeks Class, our Women Safe & Fit classes will include basic safety concepts, self defense techniques, and fitness exercises rolled into one!! Covering different escapes, blocks to different attacks and variations to the movements. Giving our students basic solutions to the most common assalt scenarios. Every class will include a different work out designed to improve overall strength and cardiovascular health!!

-Learn How to Defend Yourself
-Improve Cardiovascular Health
-Fun Workout
-Be fit


Classes start this Saturday- February 19th and ARE FORMING NOW- CALL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT (714) 694-0103



Classes will take place Saturdays from 10:ooam to 11:00am at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy.

COURSE will include a Total of 7 classes- including FREE Access to TBJJ's Cardio Kickboxing Workouts (a $65 value) during course's duration!!

CALL NOW- (714)694-0103 to reserve your spot!!!

Course Duration:

From February 19th until April 2nd!!

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2-14-11
Half Guard Master Seminar at The TBJJ Academy!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy has the pleasure to announce a SEMINAR with the Half Guard creator, Roberto "Gordo" Correia. The seminar will have the duration of 2 hours and a half.
Make sure to reserve your spot since SPACE IS LIMITED!!!
You will find more information about the seminar right below. You can also contact The Tinguinha BJJ Academy for any additional information.

Event Info

When: Saturday-March-19th
Time: 10:30am to 1:00pm
Cost: TBJJ Students & Affiliated School Students- $45
Non- Students- $55
At the door- TBJJ Students- $55 Non-Students- $65

About Roberto "Gordo"

The legendary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 4th Degree Black Belt master Roberto "Gordo" Correia, the inventor of the half-guard, will be coming to share his knowledge with the Tinguinha BJJ team. He has won every major Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) title at least once. Gordo is considered to be one of the top 5 BJJ masters in Brazil. He has produced many BJJ World Champions and has also produced many MMA fighters such as current UFC fighters ...
Gordo has won every title in jiu jitsu at least once and has fought in legendary challenge matches. He is responsible for revolutionizing the bjj competition game with the introduction of the half guard and has produced a stable of exceptional jiu jitsu athletes to continue his legacy.

So don't miss this great opportunity to learn and meet not only a great athlete but a great coach. Make sure to reserve your spot since SPACE IS LIMITED!!!
contact us at e-mail: tinguinha@yahoo.com and phone- (714)694-0103

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2-14-11
TBJJ Women Self Defense Workshop!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy had last Saturday a wonderful Women Self Defense Workshop. We had a great turnout and the workshop was very productive!! The ladies warmed up with some great exercises and then we had an hour of practical self defense techniques in a fun and easy to learn way. We would like to thank everyone in attendance and thank our students for supporting as always and bringing their families and friends!! Below you can check a few pictures from this great event.

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2-12-11
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Instructors Course

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy offered this month to our team of instructors and some of our associated schools instructors and our Staff in training an amazing opportunity to go over and learn from Professor Tinguinha himself the step by step of how to teach and be an instructor.
Professor Tinguinha who has over 25 years experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has been teaching for almost 20 years took his time to go over the philosophy of our Academy and the TBJJ system and classs curriculum as well as went throughly over the best ways to teach our fundamentals programs and TBJJ systems. The TBJJ course had the duration of 3 days- 3 hours per day.
Our goal is to prepare our staff to offer the best quality of instruction out there and we are excited to see them putting into practice the course's contents.
We are planing to have the TBJJ instructors course 2 times per year and this will be open for TBJJ students interested in learning our methods, system and philosophy for all schools who would be interested. For more info contact us (714) 694-0103 tinguinha@yahoo.com. Below are a few pictures from our 3 days of TBJJ Instructor's Course.

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2-10-11
Half Guard Master's seminar at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy!!!

Is with pleasure that The Tinguinha BJJ Academy welcome once more the creator of the Half Guard, BJJ Black Belt Roberto "Gordo" Correa. "Gordo" will be teaching a seminar for ALL LEVELS at our school on Saturday-March 19th!! We will be posting additional info soon such as cost and time. For now mark the date. Don't miss this chance to learn from the half guard creator himself and work on your half guard game!!!

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2-1-11
New TBJJ Affiliated School!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Affiliated School- Optimus Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu just opened it's doors last week. Tinguinha BJJ Academy's Brown Belt Grant Collins owns and is the head instructor of Optimus BJJ and we had some of the TBJJ Teammates and Professor Tinguinha there to give their support to the new school. Congratulations Grant and we hope to hear great things about Optimus in the near future!! You can see a few pictures from the Grand Opening below. For more information about Optmus Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu-http://tinguinha.com/affiliated.html

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1-26-11
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Historic Belt Promotions!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy is proud to celebrate our latest students promotion and mark history at our school with our first students being promoted to the WHITE BELT-BLUE STRIPE. It is great to see our students progresses and moving forward torwards the next level. This new belt that is now a part of our belt system gives them a much deserved and earned upgrade and takes them one step closer to the next belt. Congratulations to all of the promoted students!!

Students promoted to the White belt-blue stripe
John Villanueva
Mark Hemminger
David Angel
Derek Ramos
Richard Archuleta


John Villanueva with TBJJ Instructor Greg Lawson


Derek Ramos with Professor Tinguinha and TBJJ Instructor Kenric Toliver


Richard Archuleta and Professor Tinguinha


David Angel with Professor Tinguinha and TBJJ Instructor Russell Cantorna


Mark Hemminger

 

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1-18-11
Professor Tinguinha's feature story in the latest Ultimate MMA Magazine

Continuing the MMA 101 series on the Ultimate MMA Magazine, Professor Tinguinha is covering this time the most commonly used submissions. In this lastest issue of the magazine he is teaching The Rear Naked Choke. The new magazine is our now, check it out!!!

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1-17-11
FREE Valentines Day Kids-Teens Class!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy is opening it's doors and offering a FREE Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class to our kids & teens program student's friends to celebrate Valentines Day. Invite your friend for his/her FREE BJJ class. Our Valentines day Special Class will take place Thursday- February 10th at 5:00pm at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy.

CALL NOW FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THIS DEAL!! (714) 694-0103!!

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1-17-11
Congratulations Tinguinha BJJ Instructor Jeff Nolasco!!!

We would like to congratulate our TBJJ Instructor and team member Jeff Nolasco on the arrival of his baby boy yesterday (1/16/11). We are very happy for Jeff and his wife Christina on their great news and wish all the best to their family.

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1-17-11
TBJJ Affiliate-Optimus Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open House!!!

As we mentioned on our last Belt Ceremony Tinguinha BJJ Academy Brown Belt Team Member, Grant Collins is going on a new venture and opening his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school. We are very proud of his growth and fully support this next chapter of his journey. Optmus Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an official Tinguinha BJJ Affiliated school and will have it's Open House this Sunday, January- 23rd at 1pm followed by Open Mat at 2:30pm at 31151 Niguel Rd. - Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 . Professor Tinguinha will be there, let's support our teammate and be there.. For more http://www.optimusbjj.com

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1-13-11

Women Self Defense FREE Workshop at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy!!
Saturday- February 12th!

Come join us for a FREE hour of fun conditioning and self defense workout at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy. We will be offering a FREE workshop tailored specifically for Women's Self Defense needs and will cover basic self defense techniques. Open to EVERY WOMEN- ALL AGES-ALL FITNESS LEVELS- NO PRIOR MARTIAL ART EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!!! So Invite your friends, family, co workers and neighbors. Don't miss this great chance to learn AMAZING self defense techniques and workout in ONE!!!

"I had a great time in the safe & fit class. It was easy, fun & practical" - Karen A. (42, Mother of 2)

Workshop:
Where - Tinguinha BJJ Academy - 22349 La Palma Ave #118 - Yorba Linda, CA 92887
When - Saturday- February, 12th 2011
Time - From 9:30am to 10:30am

OPEN TO EVERYBODY-ALL AGES-ALL FITNESS LEVELS

More Information: (714) 694-0103 or E-mail: tinguinha@yahoo.com

CALL NOW AND SECURE A SPOT!!!
(714) 694-0103

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1-13-11
Inspirational day at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy!!

We were very glad to celebrate this Friday a big birthday of one of our students. Greg Lopez, a TBJJ Brown Belt who will be turning 50 this Sunday and we are very proud to have him here on our mats rolling, learning and progressing with sometimes kids half his age. Always happy and willing to learn. Professor Tinguinha gave a speech after class reinforcing how important training BJJ is and how is such a technical art form that is open for everybody. We sang happy birthday by the end of class to celebrate such accomplishment. Happy Birthday Greg and we hope to celebrate many more with you!!


TBJJ Brown Belt Greg Lopez with Professor Tinguinha

 

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1-11-11
Tinguinha BJJ Academy 2011 Events Calendar!!

We are very glad to bring our 2011 Events Calendar. We have many plans for the new year and hope to assist fulfilling all of our students goals and their progress through this martial art. Dates will be announced at a later time and the information is subject to change.

February - Women Self Defense OPEN Workshop - 2/12
Women Self Defense Course - 2/19 (7 weeks course)

April - Gustavo Machado Seminar

May - TBJJ Academy 6th In House Tournament

June - Tinguinha BJJ Academy 16th Belt Ceremony

July - TBJJ Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Camp

August - TBJJ Team BJJ Camp- Trip to Brazil

September - TBJJ Women Boot Camp Course

October - Tinguinha's No Gi Challenge

December - Tinguinha BJJ Academy 17th Belt Ceremony


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1-4-11
Professor Tinguinha Feature Story on Japanese Magazine-BJJ Spirit!!

Professor Tinguinha is featured in the latest issue of Japanese Magazine BJJ Spirit on which he goes over the most commonly made mistakes by white belts starting in this sport and teaches the correction for those techniques.

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1-3-11
New Interview with Professor Tinguinha!!

The BJJ Heroes website/blog posted recently a feature page with biography of Professor Tinguinha. On that he goes over his start in this sport and the development of the Tinguinha BJJ Academy.
To check it out- http://www.bjjheroes.com/bjj-fighters/mauricio-tinguinha-mariano

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1-3-11
Tinguinha teaches one of the most dominating positions in grappling at the Ultimate MMA Magazine!!

Professor Tinguinha has been featured in the latest issue of the Ultimate MMA Magazine talking about one of the most dominating positions in grappling in the latest chapter of the MMA 101 column. Check it out at stores now!

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12-22-10
Message from Professor Tinguinha!!

"This was a great and very fulfilling year for The TBJJ Academy with the union of our school, affiliated schools, online training students in one network. I am very grateful to be surrounded by such individuals and this amazing team. It's been my pleasure to be of any assistance in your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu learning process and progresses. I also would like to thank all students around the Globe from our TBJJ.TV online training system and the extension of our school at the UFC GYM becoming a part of our network and our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu philosophy this year. I trully look forward to grow even further and get our team and our network stronger in this upcoming year and I am glad to count with all of you in this path together as a team!"

Mauricio " Tinguinha" Mariano
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Life

Highlights from The Tinguinha BJJ Team Throughout the Year!!


Tinguinha BJJ Team at The Pan American Championship


Tinguinha BJJ Team Demo at The UFC GYM- L.A.


Tinguinha BJJ Academy Belt Ceremony - July


5th TBJJ In House Tournament


Tinguinha BJJ Newest Black Belts- TBJJ Affiliated in Alaska


Batata's Seminar at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy


Tinguinha BJJ Academy's Halloween Party


Women Self Defense Workshop


Tinguinha's No Gi In House Challenge


Tinguinha BJJ "Black Friday Food Run" - Get Together


Tinguinha BJJ Academy's 15th Belt Ceremony- End of the Year Celebration

 

 

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12-20-10
Tinguinha's NEW DVD Available for SALE NOW!!!!

In his latest DVD, THE ULTIMATE BEGINNERS GUIDE, Tinguinha brings his 25 years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu experience to create a complete guide for beginners to help build a strong BJJ foundation. Combining core techniques from his revolutionary online training system, TBJJ.tv, with brand new footage, this DVD is packed with useful techniques, drills, training tips, practical advice, and key points every beginner should know to be successful in this martial art. The DVD is available for SALE NOW at our online Store-http://tinguinha.com/dvds.html, our school proshop & by phone (714) 694-0103. Learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from one of the best instructors in the sport.

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12-16-10
Tinguinha BJJ Academy's Holidays Schedule!!!

Due to the Holidays The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be CLOSED from Thursday-December, 23rd until Sunday- January,2nd.We will return to regular schedule Monday, January 3rd 2011! We are very happy with this great year of many accomplishments. The TBJJ Staff will take this break to recharche and refresh and come into the new year with renewed energy to offer all of our students the best quality of instruction out there. We look forward to serving you better. We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday!! Enjoy the break and we will see you next year with the will to do even better and assist everyone in accomplishing their goals.

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12-16-10
Tinguinha BJJ Gift Certificates Available!!

The Holidays are here, if you don't know what to get friends or family who love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.The Tinguinha BJJ Academy has the answer, get a TBJJ GIFT CERTIFICATE. Our gift certificates can be used towards:
- TBJJ Products/Merchandise
- DVDs
- BJJ Training Sessions (Single or Multiple)
- BJJ Week Trial
- TBJJ Academy Memberships
- Private Classes & Private Classes Packages
- Kickboxing Memberships
- Women Safe & Fit Courses
- TBJJ.TV Online Training Memberships
& much more...

You can purchase your Gift Certificate at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy, online http://tinguinha.com/giftcertificates.html or by phone (714) 694-0103.

Give your loved one the gift of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!!

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12-13-10
Tinguinha BJJ Academy's 15th Belt Ceremony & End of the Year Celebration!!!

Our 15th Belt Ceremony & End of the year celebration this past Saturday, December 11th was great!! We had a full house!! We had 61 students being promoted with stripes, being 21 White Belts, 1 White Belt-Yellow Stripe, 1 Yellow Belt, 26 Blue Belts, 10 Purple Belts and 3 Brown Belts and we had 17 students moving up to higher belt ranks, being 2 White Belts/Yellow Stripes, 3 Yellow Belts-Orange Stripes, 1 White Belt- Blue Stripe, 4 Blue Belts, 6 Purple Belts and 1 Brown Belt. We would like to congratulate all the promoted students for all their effort and had work put on the mat!! Well Done!! The ceremony went on with certificates of conclusion presented to our Women Safe & Fit class as well as the nomination of our students of the year and awards. We also announced the inclusion of a new belt in our belt system. Following that Professor Tinguinha did a little surprise tribute for his wife, our school manager, Livia Mariano. We concluded our celebration with our Group Picture and a wonderful potluck!! We would like to thank the TBJJ Team, Staff, All the students in attendance and their families and friends for the support to our celebration!! Below is the complete list of promoted students and pictures from the ceremony!!

Tinguinha BJJ 15th Belt Ceremony's Picture Gallery- http://www.tinguinha.com/15thbeltceremonygallery.html

Student of the Year 2010- Jr. BJJ Program
Jeremy Vega

Student of the Year 2010- Adults Program
Kareem Mezied

Belt Promoted Students:

White Belt- Yellow Stripe
Nick Archuleta
Jeremy Vega

Yellow Belt- Orange Stripe
Lehna Orozco
Jacob Rivero
Alex Orozco

White Belt-Blue Stripe
Joshua Rivero

Blue Belt
Alex Ha
Frank Vilardi
Todd Spicer
Victor Robles

Purple Belt
Brian Swienton
Daniel Gonzalez
Dan Gonzalez
Will Locklear
Tim Stephens
Herb Laano

Brown Belt
Greg Lopez

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12-7-10
Tinguinha BJJ Academy's Belt Ceremony Complete Schedule!!

This upcoming Saturday- December, 11th We will be having our 15th Belt Ceremony starting at 11:00am. We will be promoting students all the way  to the Brown Belt as well as with stripes in all the belt ranks. We will be announcing the students of the year, taking our group picture and celebrating with a potluck in the end. We will be celebrating the year's accomplishments and will be having for the first time a Potluck, if you wish to bring something it will be great if you cannot it is ok too. Potluck's Sign Up Sheet is at our school's bulletin board if you are planning to bring something please sign it there.
Below you can find the complete schedule for the ceremony.
Mark the date and come celebrate with us!!

Ceremony's Schedule:

11:00am- Belt Ceremony Opening

11:10am- TBJJ Staff Introduction

11:20am- Women Safe & Fit Course's conclusion certificate presentation

11:30am- Students of the year's announcement - Kids/Jr. BJJ & Adults Programs

11:40am- TBJJ Kids/Jr. Program's Stripes & Belts Promotions

12:00pm- TBJJ Adults Program Stripes & Belts Promotions Plus BJJ Program's new addition announcement

12:30pm- Ceremony's closing
               Black Belts message
               TBJJ Group Pictures
                Potluck & Celebration 

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12-7-10
Tinguinha BJJ Academy's New Merchandise!!

We are receiving this week brand new TBJJ merchandise. We will have the TBJJ honor code T-shirt & a TBJJ Sweatshirt/Hoodie. Make sure to check it out. The new clothes will be in for our Belt Ceremony. You can preview the styles below. Don't forget to get the new styles soon if you wish to do so- Quantities are limited!

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12-7-10
Professor Tinguinha's Upcoming Seminar in Tulare- CA!!!

Professor Tinguinha will be teaching a spider guard seminar this upcoming Sunday- December 12th at The Luis "Speedy" Gonzalez BJJ Academy in TULARE-CA. The seminar will be open for Kids & Adults. Kids seminar will start at 10:00 am and adults will start at 12:00pm. To sign up or for more info contact- Jesus (559) 972-5356

If you live in the area or will be around it at that date don't miss the chance. Come check it out!!


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12-6-10
Tinguinha BJJ Academy's Women Safe & Fit Course- I Conclusion!!!

Last Saturday, December 4th we had the conclusion of our Women's Safe & Fit 1st Course. The class was great! We had a review of all the self defense techniques learned throughout the course and a great workout!! We are very pleased to have had the course here at the Academy and are glad to announce that we will be bringing it back early next year. We had a great group of ladies and the classes were very productive and fun. Below you can check a few pictures from the course and soon we will have information of upcoming Women Safe & Fit Courses.

 

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12-6-10
Tinguinha's Seminar at The Sandro Batata BJJ Academy!!

Professor Tinguinha's Spider Guard seminar at The Sandro "Batata" BJJ Academy this past Saturday in the Bay Area was really good. Great turnout. Professor Tinguinha would like to thank "Batata" and Julio for the hospitality, all the Black belts present and all the students who attended. Below you can see a few pictures from the seminar.

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11-29-10
TBJJ Academy Black Friday Food Run!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Team got together outside the mats for some fun and good food this past Black Friday. We had former TBJJ Teammates Jack Lee & Frank Ruiz with their respective wives joining us which was really nice! We had a great time, it was good to get together outside our school and have Jack and Frank who were in town for thanksgiving be there.

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11-23-10
Tinguinha's No Gi In House Challenge Pictures & Results!!

The Tinguinha's No Gi In House Challenge that took place last Sunday- Nov. 21st here at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy was great, a nice opportunity for students to fight in a smaller setting and in a friendly enviroment. We would like to thank The Tinguinha BJJ Team for all the support and all the schools, students and instructors for coming. Below you can check a few pictures by Russell Cantorna and Joy Balisi and results. For the tournament's pictures gallery check here- http://tinguinha.com/tbjjinhousetournamentgallery.html

 

Tournament's Results

White Belt- 150lbs
1st Place- Kenny Klein- Temple Gym
2nd Place- Alvaro Barbosa- UFC GYM

White Belt- 170lbs
1st Place-Koury Romero- Temple Gym
2nd Place- Danny Becerra- UFC GYM

White Belt- 210lbs
1st Place-Christian Placencia- UFC GYM
2nd Place- Walter Elliot- Temple Gym

White Belt-211lbs. & up
1st Place- Loui Moreno-Pedro Soriano BJJ
2nd Place-Mark Hemminger- Tinguinha BJJ

Blue Belt-150lbs.
1st Place-Emil Nguyen- Tinguinha BJJ
2nd Place-Robert Romero- Pedro Soriano BJJ

Blue Belt-170lbs.
1st Place- Dan Gonzalez- Tinguinha BJJ
2nd Place-Leo Imai-Tinguinha BJJ

Blue Belt-190lbs.
1st Place- Brett Weekley- Tinguinha BJJ
2nd Place-Shaheen Shaheen-Tinguinha BJJ

Blue Belt-210lbs.
1st Place- Noah Nagel- Tinguinha BJJ
2nd Place-Brett Weekley-Tinguinha BJJ

Blue Belt-211lbs. & Up
1st Place- Mychal Clark- Pedro Soriano BJJ
2nd Place-Noah Nagel-Tinguinha BJJ

Purple Belt-185lbs.
1st Place- Jeff Nolasco- Tinguinha BJJ
2nd Place-Sam Chen-Tinguinha BJJ

Purple Belt-186lbs. & Up
1st Place- Nathan Stauber- Tinguinha BJJ
2nd Place-Rommel Jovellanos-Tinguinha BJJ

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11-23-10
Tinguinha's featured article at the latest Ultimate MMA Magazine!!

Professor Tinguinha has a festure article in the latest Ultimate MMA Magazine-January 2011 issue, out now! On this issue following the previous MMA 101 articles he covers Side Control Techniques and it's application on an MMA fight. Check it out!!

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11-23-10
Tinguinha BJJ Alaska's First State Grappling Tournament!!!

Congratulations for The Tinguinha's BJJ Team in Alaska, The Anchorage BJJ School for their great results in their first Alaska State Submission Grappling Tournament. The ABJJ Team got first place, earning 69% of the Gold medals. The tournament had a great turnout. We are very glad to see their growth and great results and be a part of that journey. Good job guys! Well done!! We wish you many more titles and much success!!

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11-22-10

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be having it's 15th Belt Ceremony, Saturday December 11th, here at our schoo starting at 11:00am. We will be celebrating the end of the year and our team's accomplishments and will be promoting students to the White-Yellow, Yellow, Yellow-Orange, Blue, Purple & Brown Belts, as well as with stripes in all belt levels. We will also be nominating our students of the year from our Kids & Adults Programs. We will take our Team's Group Picture and celebrate with a potluck by the end of the ceremony. So invite friends, family and come celebrate with us!!!

Ceremony's Schedule:

Start: 11:00am

Belt & Stripes Promotions: 11:00am

Group Picture: 12:15pm to 12:30pm

Potluck with snacks and drinks: 12:40pm

COME CELEBRATE WITH THE TBJJ FAMILY!!!!!

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11-20-10
TBJJ NO GI IN HOUSE TOURNAMENT'S REGISTRATION EXTENDED!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy's No Gi In House Tournament will be taking place tomorrow at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy starting at 10:00am. If you are interested in fighting there is still time. Online registration will be open until tomorrow. We will also be accepting registration entries tomorrow here until 9:30am. For more information about the tournament and/or to register online-http://www.tinguinha.com/tbjjnogichallenge.html

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11-19-10
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Thanksgiving Schedule!!!

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will NOT have regular classes on the following days, Thursday- Nov.25th, Friday- Nov. 26th, Saturday- Nov. 27th & Sunday Nov.28th. For those longing for a roll during the break and wishing to burn the thanksgiving goodies we will have an OPEN MAT SESSION- SATURDAY-NOV. 27th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

We will return to regular classes Monday- Nov. 29th!! We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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11-14-10
New T-shirt Design- Spider Guard Collection available for SALE NOW!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy has just received a brand new T-shirt Design from our Spider Guard Collection. The T-shirt is available for sale at our TBJJ Academy's Pro Shop, you can also find it at our online store. You can check the design below. To purchase online- http://tinguinha.com/clothing.html

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11-13-10
Tinguinha's Seminar in the Bay Area!!!

Professor Tinguinha will be teaching a seminar for the first time ever in the Bay Area, at The Sandro Batata BJJ Academy in Campbell-CA. Saturday- December 4th. The seminar will cover Spider Guard techniques. You can find below additional information. Don't miss the chance to learn from one of the best Spider Guard players in the world!!
For this seminar information- (408)377-8255 or (831)425-7795.

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11-1-10
Tinguinha BJJ Academy FALL Promotional Deals!!!

Continuing our Fall Promotional Deals The Tinguinha BJJ Academy is bringing this time for new interested students the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and experience training at our classes.Instead of the regular Trial class, first time students residing in the Southern California area will be able to try 2 full weeks of classes for FREE. Below you will find more information about this great deals!!

ADULTS BJJ PROGRAM

Get two FULL Weeks of training for FREE and see how you like our BJJ programs. This promotion is valid for the month of November ONLY!! So share it with your friends, neighbors, co workers and family who might be interested in giving a try and/or come try it out.

KIDS BJJ PROGRAM

We will be offering TWO WEEKS of training for FREE at our TBJJ Kids BJJ Programs. This would be a great chance to offer your kids, and friends and family the gift of health and share this great martial art. Don't miss this chance!!! The Promotion will end in December 2010.

For more information contact us at- (714) 694-0103 or E-mail: tinguinha@yahoo.com

ONLY ELIGIBLE FIRST TIME STUDENTS RESIDING IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

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11-3-10
TBJJ Conditioning Training!!
Sunday- Nov. 14th- 10:00am

We will be back one more time with our TBJJ conditioning training at the second weekend of this month only this time due to our currently ongoing Women's Safe & Fit- Self Defense Course taking place Saturdays, this month our previously scheduled TBJJ Conditioning Training will be moved to the 2nd Sunday of the month -Nov.14th at 10:00am. The Tinguinha BJJ Conditioning Training is a strength + cardio training geared towards BJJ .We will be working on Strengthing + conditioning. A quick and intense workout designed to help your game's explosiveness + endurance. We will work with kettlebells, lightweights and perform cardiovascular drills .So please take note of the date and time change for this month and come get in shape as a team. We hope to see you here!

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10-31-10
Tinguinha BJJ Academy's Kids Halloween Celebration!!

We had the pleasure to host at our Academy a Halloween Celebration with our Kids BJJ program. We welcomed our TBJJ Junior members along with their families and had a blast in an afternoon filled with games, fun and treats. We would like to thank everyone for coming and our team of instructors and staff for putting together a great event.Below you can check a few pictures from the celebration.

 

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10-30-140

Tinguinha's No Gi In House Challenge!!
Sunday- November 21st 2010 

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy has the pleasure to announce The Tinguinha's No-Gi In House Challenge, taking place Sunday- November 21st at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy. It will be a No-Gi Tournament and it will be open to ALL rank levels. This would be a great opportunity for students to get competition experience in a friendly enviroment and without the pressure of a big tournament's setting. You can find more information about the event below, we hope to see you there.
 
Sponsored by TBJJ.TV- Online Training
 
Date: Sunday, November 21st

Location: TBJJ Academy- 22349 La Palma Ave. Ste 118- Yorba Linda- CA

Tournament Start: 10:00 am

Cost: $30

Prizes: Medals for 1st and 2nd Places

Attendance: Open to Public

Participation: Men/Women

Divisions: Juvenile/Adult/Master

You can get complete Tournament's information at the Tournament's page-
http://www.tinguinha.com/tbjjnogichallenge.html

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10-25-10
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Women's Safe & Fit Course!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy brings to women of ALL ages and athletic abilities a practical self defense & fitness course! Classes are forming now and start this Saturday- October 30th. Call us (714) 694-0103 to reserve your spot- space is limited!!

Course Info: 5 weeks of classes covering basic self defense, escapes and including fitness exercises

Learn how to defend yourself
Improve cardiovascular health
Fun workout
Be fit

When: Classes- Saturdays from 10:00 am to 11:00am

Course Duration: From October-30th until December-4th 2010 (No Class Nov. 27th)

Who: This course is open to ALL women, all ages, any level of fitness. No experience necessary!!

where: Tinguinha BJJ Academy- 22349 La Palma Ave. #118- Yorba Linda

Participants will receive a certificate after course's completion!
Plus Acess to The TBJJ Kickboxing classes for course's duration!!!

Classes are forming now and start this Saturday- October 30th. Call us (714) 694-0103 to reserve your spot- space is limited!!

For more information about the class please contact us at (714) 694-0103 or e-mail: tinguinha@yahoo.com or visit www.bjjoc.com

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10-24-10
Tinguinha BJJ Competition Team Results at The Jiu-Jitsu Progear Open Tournament!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Competition Team did great at this past weekend's JiuJitsu Progear Open. We had 5 TBJJ Team members competing and came back with 5 medals- 2 Gold, 2 Silver & 1 Bronze. Great job!! Below you will find the TBJJ Team's results and Tournament's pictures.

1st places
Hideki Handa- blue belt- senior
Paul Roman- blue belt-adult

2nd places
Russell Cantorna- brown belt- adult
Jeff Nolasco- purple belt- adult

3rd place
Grant Collins- brown belt- open division- adult


TBJJ Team hanging together at the tournament


Jeff Nolasco takes a second place medal home


Russell Cantorna- second place


Hideki Handa- 1st place


Paul Roman winning his final match


Grant Collins after one of his matches


Grant Collins- 3rd place

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10-24-10
Tinguinha BJJ Academy's Women Self Defense Workshop!!

We had a great Women's Self Defense workshop this past Saturday-October 23rd here at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy. We had Women of all ages being a part of our event and it was great fun!! We would like to thank everyone who attended the workshop and our students for bringing their family and friends and supporting our event!! Special thanks to TBJJ Team member and BJJ Black Belt Kris Shaw for assisting with the workshop and instructor Jeff Nolasco & Professor Tinguinha for teaching a great class!! Below you can check few pictures from the workshop.

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10-19-10
Tinguinha BJJ Academy upcoming events!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy has a few upcoming events scheduled and we would like to share the dates so you can mark your calendars and make sure to be part of the future gatherings!!

Tinguinha's NoGi In House Challenge!!
Sunday- November 21st 2010
Mark the date and come test the NoGi competition waters in our In House challenge, it is a great way to experience the tournament feeling in a friendly and subdued enviroment.
More information coming soon...

15th Tinguinha BJJ Academy's Belt Promotion & Ceremony!!
Saturday- December 11th 2010
Set the date and come celebrate with us the end of the year and the progresses of our team at our 15th Belt Ceremony taking place at our Academy- Saturday, December 11 th!!
More information about the event coming soon...

Mark the dates and we will bring complete information about the events soon!

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10-19-10
USA Amateur Fight League Grappling Tournament TBJJ Team Results!!

Last weekend we had TBJJ team members Leo Imai(Blue Belt) & Albert Anaim(White Belt) compete in the USA Amateur Fight League's Grappling Tournament and they did a great job, Leo getting 1st place and Albert achieving a 3rd place position. Great Job guys! Nicely done!!


TBJJ Teammates Leo Imai & Albert Anaim

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10-17-10
TBJJ Students recently promoted with stripes!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy would like to congratulate the students listed below in their recent stripes promotion. It is rewarding to see the work they put into learning BJJ develop into progress. Congratulations!!

Adults
Greg Lopez- Purple Belt- IV Stripes
Dan Gonzalez- Blue Belt- IV Stripes
Leo Imai- Blue Belt- II Stripes
Todd Spicer- White Belt- IV Stripes
Victor Robles- White Belt- IV Stripes
Alex Ha- White Belt- IV Stripes
Albert Anaim- White Belt- II Stripes
Matt Evaristo- White Belt- II Stripes
Mark Hemminger- White Belt- II Stripes
Brandon Love- White Belt- I Stripe

Kids
Jacob Rivero- Yellow Belt- IV Stripes
Lehna Orozco- Yellow Belt- IV Stripes
Jon-Marc Rivero- Yellow Belt- I Stripe
Josh Rivero- White Belt- Yellow Stripe- IV
Riley Weber- White Belt- Yellow Stripe- I
Jeremy Vega- White Belt- IV Stripes
Nick Archuleta- White Belt- IV Stripes
Jeff Sipple- White Belt- I Stripe
Sam Stancavage- White Belt- I Stripe

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10-14-10
FREE TBJJ Safe & Fit Workshop Reminder!!!

What: TBJJ FREE Safe & Fit Workshop- a women's self defense workshop that includes a mix of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self Defense & fitness rolled into one.

Who: This class is open to any woman, all ages, any level of fitness. No experience necessary!

Bring: comfortable clothes & gym towel.

Your instructors for the workshop: 
Jeff Nolasco + Mauricio "Tinguinha" .

When: Saturday- October 23rd

Time: from 9:30am to 10:30am

Where: Tinguinha BJJ Academy-22349 La Palma Ave. #118- Yorba Linda

Please Call us at (714)694-0103 or e-mail: tinguinha@yahoo.com to RSVP.
SPACE IS LIMITED!!
 

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10-7-10
TBJJ Kids Jitsu Halloween Celebration!!!


Come celebrate Halloween with us for an hour of fun and "spooks"!! We will be celebrating Halloween here at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy at our kids class- Thursday- October 28th. There will be NO REGULAR class but we will have games & activies to celebrate the date. So bring your friends and costume and let's have some fun!!!

Where: Tinguinha BJJ Academy- 22349 La Palma Ave. #118- Yorba Linda
When: Thursday-October,28th
Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Invite friends & come dressed in your costumes.

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10-04-10
BJJ Conditioning with the TBJJ Team

The TBJJ Team will be getting together every 2nd Saturdays of the month to do conditioning training leadered by TBJJ Instructor Jeff Nolasco so if you are interested in getting a workout together before the Saturdays Mixed class join us and let's get fit as a team.

About: Strengthing + conditioning geared towards BJJ. A quick and intense workout designed to help your game's explosiveness + endurance. We will work with kettlebells, lightweights and perform cardiovascular drills.

Where: TBJJ Academy- indoor/outdoor

When: Starts Saturday-October 9th @ 10:20am

Who:Jeff Nolasco
Group Fitness Instructor
BJJ Purple Belt
Muay Thai Practitioner
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10-04 -10
TBJJ Competition Class is coming back in session!!

For all TBJJ students interested in competing or interested in learning the basics of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions such as timing, rules, stratergy and more.The TBJJ competition class will be coming back in session, starting next Saturday-October 9th at 12:00pm-OPEN to ALL Belt levels. TBJJ Brown Belt- 4 stripes Grant Collins is now our Competition team coordinator and will be organizing the TBJJ Team tournament's circuit schedule besides being the assistant instructor for our competition training together with Professor Tinguinha, he will be also advising the TBJJ team on best fight divisions and etc... . We have few tournaments already planned for the interested TBJJ Team members to compete in, you can check it below. You can also see below the Saturday Class schedule starting next Saturday. Lets get ready to get it on!!

Tournaments Schedule:

Jiu-Jitsu ProGear Open 2010- October 24th
World No Gi Championship- November 7th
TBJJ Academy No Gi In House Tournament- November 2010- Date TBA

TBJJ Saturday Class Schedule:

Mixed (All Levels) Class from 11:00am to 12:00pm

Competition Class from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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10-3-10
Visitors from Arizona!!

We welcomed to the Tinguinha BJJ Academy this past weekend at our Saturday & Sunday classes three visitors from Arizona, Brandon, Elijah & Josh who took the time to come and train with the TBJJ Team. We would like to thank them for their visit and we hope they can come back some time soon.

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9-30-10
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Fall Promotional Deals!!!

We are offering this FALL a few promotional deals to give a chance to our students and interested students to try our classes and invite friends and family members to try as well. Below you can see all the deals, check it out!!

WOMEN's FREE Self Defense & Conditioning Workshop

Come join us for a FREE 1 hour self defense/conditioning workshop specially tailored for women. We will be offering a FREE Women's Self Defense Workshop Saturday, October- 23rd at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy. The workshop will cover basic self defense techniques and it will be OPEN FOR EVERYBODY!! So invite your wives, girlfriends, sisters,friends, coworkers to join in the fun and learn to defend themselves.

Workshop Info:

Where- Tinguinha BJJ Academy- 22349 La Palma Ave-#118-Yorba Linda
When- Saturday- October 23rd
Time- From 9:30am to 10:30am

OPEN TO ALL WOMEN!!

Kickboxing FREE Trial Month

This entire month of October we will be offering at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy a FREE Muay Thai trial Month for The TBJJ Students already enrolled in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program. This will give you a chance to try this great workout and program. We will also be offering Non-TBJJ Members a 3 week FREE Trial, so tell your friends, family, and coworkers and share this great deal to try a great workout/class together.

This promotion will expire November 2010

Private Classes Promotional Deal
Buy 1 & Get 1 FREE!!

We will be offering for a limited period of time a private classes deal for TBJJ Students only, this a great way to go over your questions and train on any specific technique you might wish. Privates will be available for kids & adults with TBJJ Instructors Greg Lawson, Russell Cantorna (Adults) & Jeff Nolasco (kids). When you sign up for 1 class we will be offering another 1 FREE. So take 2 for the price of 1. Take advantage of this great deal and sharpen your BJJ skills.

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9-27-10
Sunday Mixed Class at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy!!

We had a great Sunday Mixed BJJ Class at The TBJJ Academy yesterday. We had Brown, Purple, Blue & White Belts in attendance. The Sundays Mixed (All Levels) Classes are a perfect way to catch up with any missed day of training and/or add to your training routine, since is a class with a smaller group it gives the students a chance to get extra attention.The Technique of the day yesterday was a Combo Attack Pendulum Sweep with Arm Bar. Below you can check few pictures of the class. It was a very good end of the week!

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9-27-10
TBJJ Team Results at The American National Championship

We had few TBJJ Team members competing this past weekend at The American National Championship and they did a good job. We had 3 members competing and brought home 2 medals. 1 Gold and 1 Silver. Todd Spicer won all his fights garanteeing him the 1st place in his division. Awesome job!! TBJJ Brown Belt Grant Collins got second place after loosing by points at the last 30 seconds of a very technical fight. New TBJJ Purple Belt Jeff Nolasco got a chance to test the water even though he didn't get the result he wished, he lost by advantages for the champion of his division but it was a very good first run of the new belt category. Well done guys!!


Todd Spicer- 1st Place at The American National Championship


Grant Collins- 2nd Place at The American National Championship

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9-25-10
Tinguinha BJJ New Affiliated School in England!!

We are very proud to announce we are welcoming a new addition to our Team. The Phoenix MMA School in England. The school has an incredibly large and top notch facility, they are the 2nd largest Martial Arts facility in England and their facility includes:
Octagon
Boxing Ring
Caged Wall
Free Weights & Cardio Room
Sauna
Steam Room
Massage & Treatment Room & more...

They have top notch trainers in boxing, muay thai, wrestling and strength conditioning
and now they will also be coming full force in the BJJ area with the Tinguinha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program. We are very glad to be assisting on the growth of their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program and have one more school being a part of the Tinguinha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Family! We will be posting their website and Facility Pictures soon. For school's address-
http://tinguinha.com/affiliated.html

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9-24-10
Tinguinha BJJ Team BJJ Demo at The UFC GYM-Rosemead Official Grand Opening!!!

On September 18th, The UFC GYM- Rosemead had their Official Grand Opening. Professor Tinguinha is the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program Head Instructor there and The Tinguinha BJJ Team did two great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Demonstrations, one inside and another outside of the gym, the demonstrations included the different aspects of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu art, such as self Defense, No Gi, BJJ sport & more... and we got a lot of positive feedback. The event was great, they had the presence of UFC President Dana White and many of The UFC Top Fighters such as BJ Penn, Chuck Liddell, Vitor Belfort, Jon Bones Jones and many more, signing autographs and taking pictures. The Tinguinha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team was glad to be a part of such event and to contribute to the celebration. Below you can check a few pictures from the event.


UFC GYM Official Grand Opening Event - Outside


UFC GYM Official Grand Opening Event- Inside the Gym


UFC President Dana White present at the event


TBJJ Teammate Raymond Quinto present at the event with The TBJJ Team


Some of The TBJJ Teammates present at the event


TBJJ Team's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Demonstration


TBJJ Team's 1st BJJ Demo of the Day- Outside


TBJJ Black Belt Kenric Toliver and Cain Velasquez


Jon Bones Jones with The TBJJ Team-UFC Instructors


Tinguinha and Vitor Belfort

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9-21-10
Tinguinha Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Academy's Anniversary!!

This month the Tinguinha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy celebrates our 1 year anniversary at our new location. We are very proud of all the accomplishments we had as a team and school in this past and current year and even more of how far we have come in the past 6 years. It is very rewarding to see the student's growth and progresses but most of all the friendship and camaraderie that was created along the way... So Happy Birthday to the TBJJ Academy and may we celebrate many years to come!! We would like to thank all the TBJJ Staff, students, families & friends for the support and for the kind words posted at The TBJJ Academy's facebook page from the TBJJ Teammates, affiliated school's students & friends from Brazil!! We appreciate it!!

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9-20-10
Message & Update from former TBJJ Student!!

Former TBJJ student Frank Ruiz, who moved from California sometime ago in order to advance his studies sent us an e-mail with updates on how things are going at school and a nice message we would like to share with everyone. Below you can check his e-mail. We wish him all the luck in this new step of his life and hope to see hiim back soon...

"Lots of good news in this email! I am in my 4th week of classes here at school and classes are going well. I did receive my grades from the summer and received a B+ which is great news. But the even better news! Is that because I did so well i received a 10 thousand dollar scholarship for my tuition! I just found out yesterday that I was awarded this money. I just wanted to say thank you again. Training changed my life around and motivated me to do something with my life. Competing at big tournaments and training with some of the best guys in southern California really raised my human potential. I know I've trained very hard and when I'm doing things like studying or taking an exam I believe I've pushed my self through much tougher things and that keeps me motivated." - Frank Ruiz

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9-14-10
TBJJ Black Belts!!


Last Saturday,September 11th Professor Tinguinha awarded two new TBJJ Black Belts, Justin Charon and Todd Palmer from the Tinguinha BJJ Affiliated school- The Anchorage BJJ School. Justin and Todd have been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for more than 15 years, of sweat and dedication on the mat.
" It was an honor for me to graduate these two great guys to the Black Belt. It is supposedly the goal of every BJJ practitioner to be a black belt and it is an accomplishment for those who achieve it but it is beyond submissions and attacks on the mat. It is about honor, respect, discipline, honesty and loyalty. I am confident to say Justin and Todd are true BJJ practitioners and now they have the mission to represent our martial art. I congratulate them for their accomplishment, it was well deserved. Let's keep Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu alive and strong."
- Mauricio "Tinguinha"

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9-14-10
Professor Tinguinha Seminar in Alaska- Great Turnout!!


Professor Tinguinha just came back from Alaska where he was at our TBJJ Affiliated school- Anchorage BJJ. The seminar had a great turnout, they had 45 students in attendance. The 3 hour seminar covered BJJ Drills, BJJ Counter attacks, BJJ combo attacks plus many more techniques. The Anchorage BJJ School have been doing extremely well in their new location. They are doing a great job spreading BJJ in Alaska. The Anchorage BJJ Academy is the biggest BJJ school in Alaska not only in facility size but in student numbers as well and now their head instructors are putting a new federation to help the growth and promotion of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu martial art in Alaska. We all from the Tinguinha BJJ Academy wish them good luck on their new venture.

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9-13-10
TBJJ Team at The Pedro Soriano BJJ In House Tournament!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy Team participated in the 2nd Pedro Soriano BJJ In House Tournament last Saturday, September 11th. We had 3 members competing and they did great fighting hard and all placing medals, having TBJJ Blue Belt Leo Imai winning 1st place after 3 fights- 2 by submissions being the second fight in 12 seconds- Great job!! Below you can check a few pictures from the event.

inhouseps

bjj-anaheim

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9-10-10
New Tinguinha BJJ Academy T-shirt Style!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy just gor in stock a brand new t-shirt style. The new t-shirt is available for sale now at our school's proshop. Quantities are limited so make sure to get yours soon. You can check the new t-shirt design below.

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9-7-10
Visitor at the TBJJ Academy!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy had the pleasure to welcome Wayne Sniffen to our Int./Adv. Class, last Tuesday Night. Wayne was in California on vacation from Oregon and took some time to come visit our school and train with the TBJJ Team. We would like to thank Wayne for the visit.

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9-3-10
Tinguinha BJJ Thursday Int./Adv. Night Class!!

Below you can see a few pictures from this week's Tinguinha BJJ Academy's Thursday Int./Adv. night training session, where we had a great class- Deep Half Counter & Training!!

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9-2-10
Tinguinha BJJ Team- UFC GYM BJJ DEMO!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Team has recently done a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Demonstration at the UFC GYM- Rosemead's Open House Event, where Professor Tinguinha is the BJJ Program's Head Instructor. You can check the video of the Demo below...

 

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8-31-10
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Labor Day Holiday!

Due to the Labor Day Holiday The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be CLOSED, Sunday- September 5th and Monday September 6th. We will return to regular schedule Tuesday-September 7th. Enjoy the break!!!

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8-30-10
Professor Tinguinha Upcoming Seminar in Alaska!!

Professor Tinguinha will be heading over to The Tinguinha BJJ Affiliated School, The Anchorage BJJ in Alaska to teach a seminar taking place, Saturday- September 11th at the Anchorage BJJ School.
For more about the Seminar- http://www.anchoragebjj.com/

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8-30-10
Luis "Speedy" Gonzalez upcoming fight!!

TBJJ Black Belt, Luis "Speedy" Gonzalez will be once more putting his skills to the test, this time at the Tachi Palace Fights event taking place at theTachi Palace Casino in Lemoore- Thursday, September 9th. We wish Luis good luck on this upcoming battle. We will be posting more soon.

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8-30-10
Tinguinha BJJ Team Croatia- World Grappling Championship Results!!

We would like to congratulate The Tinguinha BJJ Affiliated school in Croatia for their recent results at The World Grappling championship, that had the participation of 14 different countries. They did great. Having their Junior competitors fighting the Adults divisions with great results. They had 21 students from The Tinguinha BJJ Team in Croatia competiting and returned with 23 medals, being 7 Gold, 7 Silver & 9 Bronze. Great Job!! Below you can check few pictures from the competition.

 

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8-25-10
TBJJ Team member's farewell!!

Long time Tinguinha BJJ Team member Jack Lee has just relocated to San Jose, CA. Jack had been training with us for many years and we are certainly sad to see him go but we are glad to see him growing. We hope we can see him back when possible on TBJJ mats and we would like to wish him and his family all the luck in this new step.

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8-23-10
Batata Loop Chokes Seminar at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy!!

We had the pleasure to host a great seminar with BJJ Black Belt and Loop Chokes Specialist Sandro "Batata" at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy this past Saturday, August 21st. The seminar had a great turnout and Batata taught an arsenal of Loop Choke techniques. We would like to thank Batata for coming and sharing with us these great choke techniques and we would like to thank everyone who atttended, we hope everyone had a good experience and that the lessons added to their games. Below you can check a few pictures from the event.

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8-22-10
Jeff Nolasco's Trip to Brazil!!

TBJJ Academy's purple belt Jeff Nolasco who is currently in Brazil for an intensive training camp sent us an interesting e-mail about how he is enjoying his time there and his impressions about Brazil. Below you can check the e-mail.

"Hey guys whats up. Brazil is so amazing, the food is great, training is tough, sights are wonderful, and everybody is so nice. It's so awesome I think I could definitely stay longer. Training here in Brazil can only be summed up in one word, EPIC! I am learning so much here not just techniques, but drills, exercises and intensity. Today after some Saturday training me and some of the gringos (that's what they call foreigners) hit the beach. The beach here is an experience and after 6 days of intense training, it was exactly what I needed.
Well, could keep going on and on about how awesome it is here, but to fully understand the phenomenal experience you would just have to come here and see it for yourself. This week I hope to see more than just the inside of the gym and do some tourist stuff.
See you guys on the mat real soon, Jeff"



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8-16-10
Batata Loop Choke Seminar Reminder & Class Schedule!

We would like to remind everyone of the upcoming Batata Loop Choke Seminar taking place this Saturday, August 21st starting at 10:30am. It will be a 2 & half hours seminar and he will be teaching his amazing arsenal of loop choke techniques. Space is limited so if you plan to attend remember to sign up and pay your seminar fee.

Due to the seminar there will be NO REGULAR CLASS this Saturday, August 21st. If you are intending to attend the seminar remember to sign up and pay the seminar's fee. Saturday Class returns to it's regular schedule the following Saturday. Remember we have the Sunday Mixed (All Levels) class at regular schedule this Sunday Aug. 22nd.

Batata's Fights Highlights Video

 

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8-14-10
Jeff Nolasco on his way to training in Brazil!!

Tinguinha BJJ Academy's purple belt and assistant instructor Jeff Nolasco is getting ready to his upcoming training trip to Brazil. Jeff will be spending 2 weeks of intensive training in Rio de Janeiro- Brazil sponsored by Brown Consulting & Construction. He will be going to the Gordo/Evolve BJJ Academy in Rio, one of the top BJJ & MMA schools in Brazil that has as head instructor Roberto "Gordo" and will be able to train BJJ & MMA at a great training camp. We wish him good luck and can't wait for his return so he can share all he learned there.

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8-1-10
Tinguinha BJJ Academy is for everybody!!

At our last Belt Promotions ceremony we had the pleasure to see moving on to the next level our most senior student David Hernandez, who got promoted to the Blue Belt. David is 57 years old and and is very committed to his training at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy and we are very glad to have him training here and seeing him progressing in this art, proving every practice that there is no age to start and to practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

"I enjoy training because it is very good for your body. It gives you a very good workout. The Tinguinha BJJ Academy is very good at what they do and they teach very good at this art of defense. " - David Hernandez


TBJJ Instructor Russell Cantorna & David Hernandez

 

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7-27-10
Loop Chokes Seminar with Sandro "Batata" at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be hosting a seminar with Loop chokes expert Sandro "Batata" Santiago. " Batata" is a Black Belt 3rd degree and is Roberto "Gordo" 's first Black Belt. With 19 years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu experience, he has perfected over these years and is an expert of the loop chokes techniques and will be sharing his knowledge, covering his amazing loop chokes arsenal here at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy, Saturday- August 21st on a 2 & 1/2 hours seminar. Make sure to reserve your spot!! Below you can see additional info about the seminar and A video with "Batata" 's loopchokes highlights.

Seminar Info:

Date- Saturday, August 21st
Time: from 10:30am to 1:00pm

Location: TBJJ Academy

Batata's loop chokes highlights


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7-26-10
Tinguinha's Seminar in Virginia Beach- VA

Professor Tinguinha has just returned from a seminar at the Gustavo Machado BJJ Academy in Virginia Beach- VA where he spent the last weekend visiting the school and teaching the seminar on Saturday. He would like to thank everyone who attended the seminar. It was great!! Below you can see few pictures from the seminar.

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7-26-10
New Ultimate MMA Magazine Column featuring Professor Tinguinha!!

There is a brand new Ultimate MMA Magazine out with a brand new article featuring Professor Tinguinha this time going over The Mounted Position in the MMA scenario. Below you can see the new magazine and column. Out NOW, Check it out!!!

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7-24-10
VISITORS FROM NEW YORK AT THE TBJJ ACADEMY!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy had a visit from Truman Cho and John Won who came all the way from the Renzo Gracie School in New York and made sure to stop by our school, they came to our Saturday ALL Levels class and trained with us. Thanks guys for the visit and training session.

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7-24-10
New TBJJ T-shirt Style Available NOW!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy Pro Shop has a new TBJJ T-shirt Style available for SALE now at our store. You can check the T-shirt below. Soon we will have at our online store as well. So check it out!!

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7-18-10
14th Tinguinha BJJ Academy's Belt Ceremony

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy just had it's 14th edition of the Belt Promotion and Celebration, this past Saturday July 17th at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy. We had students promoted to the White-Yellow, Yellow, 5 Blue and 3 Purple Belts and Students promoted with stripes in all the belts. It was a pleasure to have the TBJJ students, their families and friends here celebrating with us. After the promotions we took our group picture and following that some of the TBJJ Students and their families headed to the Brazilian barbecue restaurant- Amazon to celebrate the TBJJ Team's accomplishments. Below you can check some pictures as well as the complete list of promoted students.


TBJJ Academy 14th Belt Ceremony


Blue Belts being promoted with Stripes


Kids being promoted to the White- Yellow and Yellow Belts


TBJJ Academy Group Picture


TBJJ Students and their family members celebrating at a Brazilian
Barbecue Restaurant following the ceremony

You can check the 14th TBJJ Belt Ceremony Picture Gallery at-

http://www.tinguinha.com/tbjjbeltceremonygallery.html

PROMOTED STUDENTS:

KIDS
White- Yellow Belt

Riley Weber
Griffin Sanchez
Brody Sanchez

Yellow Belt
Jon Marc Rivero

ADULTS
Blue Belt

Kareem Mezied
Brett Weekley
Shaheen Shaheen
Emeka Diribe
David Hernandez

Purple Belt
Jeff Nolasco
Keneth Weber
Nathan Stauber

Stripes Promotion:

KIDS
Osaze Madden- Yellow-Orange Belt- I Stripe
Lehna Orozco- Yellow Belt- III Stripes
Jacob Rivero- Yellow Belt- III Stripes
Josh Rivero- White-Yellow Belt- III Stripes
Nick Archuleta-White Belt-III Stripes
Jeremy Vega-White Belt-III Stripes
Ryan McGinty-White Belt- II Stripes

ADULTS

White Belt

Josue Garcia- I Stripe
Aaron Colossi- I Stripe
John Nacaratto- I Stripe
Albert Anaim- I Stripe
Craig Westman- I Stripe
Daniel Malek- I Stripe
Derek Ramos- II Stripes
Romeo Ingresso- I Stripe
Michael Mcginty- I Stripe
Kevin Santos- II Stripes
Victor Robles- III Stripes
John Villanueva- III Stripes
Todd Spicer- III Stripes
Richard Archuleta- III Stripes
Carlos Gonzalez- IV Stripes
Frank Vilardi- IV Stripes

Blue Belt

Alfredo Trevino- I Stripe
David Mitchell- I Stripe
Sonny Kang- I Stripe
Jeff Nims- I Stripe
Raymond Quinto- II Stripes
Glen DeGuzman- II Stripes
Brian Browne- II Stripes
Ben Lin- II Stripes
Robert Willyard- II Stripes
Noah Nagel- II Stripes
Paul Roman- II Stripes
Matt Bassi- II Stripes
Richard Singleterry- III Stripes
Jonny Weber-IIIStripes
Arvie Gimeno-III Stripes
Tim Stephens- III Stripes
Jimmy Weber- III Stripes
Richard Lee-III Stripes
John Robertson- IV Stripes
Dan Gonzalez- IV Stripes
Brian Swienton- IV STripes
Herb Laano- IV Stripes
Daniel Gonzalez- IV Stripes
Will Locklear- IV Stripes

Purple Belt

Sam Chen- II Stripes
Rommel Jovellanos- II Stripes
Greg Lopez- III Stripes
John Vitasa- III Stripes
Paul LaPorte-III Stripes

Brown Belt

Alex Orozco- I Stripe
Russell Cantorna- I Stripe


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7-8-10
5th Tinguinha BJJ In House Tournament's Gallery!!!

We just posted a pictures gallery with pictures from the 5th In House Tournament. So if you were a part of it or would like to check out the event, they are available NOW at-
http://www.tinguinha.com/tbjjinhousetournamentgallery.html

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7-8-10
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Sunday Class!!!

After two weeks without the Sunday class due to the 5th TBJJ In House Tournament and the 4th of July Holiday, The Tinguinha BJJ Academy Sunday class returns this Sunday, July11th. So we hope to see the TBJJ students here...

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7-5-10
Professor Tinguinha's article at The Ultimate MMA Magazine!!

Professor Tinguinha has a featured article in this month's issue of the Ultimate MMA Magazine, in the MMA 101 section, going over the half guard and how it applies to the MMA game.He is assisted in this article by Tinguinha BJJ teammate Jeff Nolasco. Check it out....

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7-5-10
Tinguinha BJJ Students recent stripes promotion!!

Congratulations to all Tinguinha BJJ students recently promoted with stripes. Great job!!

Kids
Alex Orozco-Yellow Belt-III Stripes
Lehna Orozco- Yellow Belt- II Stripes
Jacob Rivero- Yellow Belt- II Stripes
John Marc River- White Belt-Yellow Stripe-IV
Josh Rivero- White Belt- Yellow Stripe- II
Riley Weber- White Belt-IV Stripes
Jeremy Vega- White Belt- II Stripes
Nick Archuleta- White Belt- II Stripes

Adults
Emeka Diribe- White Belt- IV Stripes
Kareem Mezied- White Belt- IV Stripes
Frank Villardi- White Belt- III Stripes
Richard Archuleta- White Belt- II Stripes
Derek Ramos- White Belt- I Stripe

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7-5-10
5th Tinguinha BJJ In House Tournament Tinguinha BJJ Team's Results!!

We would like to congratulate all the Tinguinha BJJ Students who participated in the 5th TBJJ In House Tournament. It was great seeing the team's support and their families as well. We are grateful to have such a close team and family. Below is the TBJJ Team's results from the tournament:

Kids
1st Places
Riley Weber- White Belt-(8-9years old)
Nick Archuleta- White Belt-(9-10 years old)
Jacob Rivero- Yellow Belt-(13-14 years old)

2nd Places
Jon Marc Rivero- White Belt (8-9 years old)

Adults
1st Places

Emeka Diribe- White belt-adult-190lbs.
Daniel Gonzalez- Blue belt-Adult-211lbs. & up
Will Locklear-Blue Belt-Master-185lbs.
Rommell Jovellanos- Purple Belt- Master-186lbs. & up

2nd Places
Kareem Mezied- White Belt- Juvenile-150lbs.
Frank Villardi-White belt-Adult-190 lbs.
Mike Shen- Purple Belt-Adult-186lbs. & up

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7-2-10
Tinguinha BJJ Team at The UFC Gym!!!

We are very proud to announce that Professor Tinguinha was invited to take on a new role, he has been hired as the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program Director and coordinator at the UFC Gym- Rosemead- CA. Besides directing the program, Professor Tinguinha is leading the BJJ team, teaching classes over at the UFC Gym and in an effort to coordinate a strong and technical BJJ program he is bringing part of the Tinguinha BJJ Instructors Team to teach there, Kenric Toliver, Russell Cantorna & Greg Lawson will be teaching BJJ and NoGi classes there as well. Wednesday, June 23rd Professor Tinguinha and few members of the Tinguinha BJJ Team did an all day of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu demonstrations at the UFC Gym's Open House.We had Professor Tinguinha along,TBJJ Black Belts Luis Gonzalez, Mike Brown, Kenric Toliver,Brown Belt- Russell Cantorna & Yellow Belt- Jacob Rivero demonstrating techniques inside the official UFC Octagon. It was a great chance to share our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Knowledge and philosophy.

"I am very pleased to be a part of such serious and big company as the UFC Gym. I look forward to coordinate a legitimate and strong BJJ program with all the martial art's values and philosophy. " - Tinguinha

Below you can check a few pictures from the Demonstration and this new venture.

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7-1-10
Tinguinha BJJ 5th In House Tournament!!

The 5th Tinguinha BJJ In House Tournament had a great turnout. We had over 100 competitors and 12 schools being a part of the event. The tournament had the participation of: Nino Schembri BJJ, Ace BJJ, Kazeka Muniz BJJ, Fight Forum- Alexandre Novaes BJJ, MCBJJ, Speedy BJJ, GB Culver City,Lotus Blub BJJ, GB Corona, CQuence BJJ, Pedro Soriano BJJ, Gillobel BJJ & TBJJ Academies

.The Tournament had fights in every belt levels from the white to the black belt- Kids & Adults.

We would like to thank Andreh Anderson, Alexandre Novaes & Pedro Soriano for their help as referrees, Paul LaPorte and Mike Brown for their great job as ring coordinators as well as Richard Lee and Robert Willyard for working as score keepers and fights timers. We truly appreciate it.We are very pleased as well with all the support from our team, all the coaches present, competitors and their families. We would like to also thank BJJ Legends Magazine for all the support and TBJJ.TV Online Training. The Tournament's fights were available online for FREE for a limited time but TBJJ.TV will be offering the fights to be purchased by anyone interested in aquiring their fights.

So one more time we thank everyone for the great support and we hope to see you back at a next event. Below you can check a few pictures from the event.

Black Belt Super Fight Result:

Kenric Toliver (TBJJ) X Jeremy Geaga(GB Culver City)
Kenric Toliver won by advantages

Soon we will be posting a tournament's picture gallery. So keep posted.

 

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6-30-10
TBJJ Academy Holiday Schedule!!

Due to the 4th of July Holiday, The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be CLOSED this Sunday, July 4th. Hope you enjoy the day!! We will see everyone back in training Monday, July 5th!!!

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6-28-10
Tinguinha BJJ's 5th In House Tournament fights available NOW for FREE!!

We would like to thank everyone who attended The 5th Tinguinha BJJ In House Tournament, Sunday- June 27th. We thank all the schools, competitors, coaches, families and staff for the support and sportsmanship. We also would like to thank BJJ Legends Magazine and TBJJ.TV for the great support. We appreciate it all. If you would like to check the tournament's fights, they are available for FREE for a limited time at the TBJJ.TV- online training website.

You can check it at- http://www.tbjj.tv/site/Home.aspx

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6-26-10
Tinguinha BJJ 5th In House Tournament!!

The 5th Tinguinha BJJ In House Tournament Registration's deadline was June, 25th 2010. There will be NO registration on the date of the tournament. Thank you for all the competitors and schools that registered. The tournament is OPEN to the public and fights will be available for FREE later in the day at the TBJJ.TV online training website-WWW. TBJJ.TV

More tournament's information at- http://tinguinha.com/tbjjinhousetournament.html

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6-18-10
5Th Tinguinha BJJ In House Tournament

The Tinguinha BJJ 5th In House Tournament that will be taking place, Sunday-June 27th at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy keeps getting better. Below you will find additional information from the tournament.

 
Tinguinha BJJ IN HOUSE Black Belts Superfights:

Kenric Toliver (TBJJ) X Jeremy Geaga (GBCulverCity)

Daniel T Cruz(GBCulverCity) X TBA

Sponsors:

BJJ Legends Magazine

 

We are glad to announce that BJJ Legends Magazine is coming aboard to be a part of our event. They will be presenting all the champions in the adults-masters categories with a copy of their high quality BJJ video-magazine.

 

TBJJ.TV Online training

The TBJJ.TV online training will be offering FREE access to the online training website for a limited time during June 27th. The tournament's fights will be available for  public access for FREE on the online training website as well. We will be having Black Belt Superfights plus fights on  kids,Men & Women categories in ALL Belts. So check out to watch the fights later on that date.

 

Tournament's T-shirt: 

Don't forget that the first 50 competitors to sign up will be getting a FREE tournament's  T-shirt. So make sure to sign up and garantee yours. 

 
Design by Arvie Gimeno

Confirmed Schools:

We already have few confirmed schools so far that will be a part of the event and we are very excited to welcome all these schools to our event and the others to come as well.

Confirmed schools: 

Tinguinha BJJ Academy
Speedy BJJ school,
Fight Foum- Alexandre Novaes,
VMAT- Andreh Anderson,
Guillobel BJJ,
Gracie Barra Culver City,
Gracie Barra Corona,
Robot BJJ,
Pedro Soriano BJJ,
United BJJ,
Premium MMA Unit- Kazeka Muniz,
Nino Schembri BJJ school,
MCBJJ    

 

You can get the tournament's complete information at:

http://tinguinha.com/tbjjinhousetournament.html

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6-18-10
Sunday Class Schedule!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be CLOSED this Sunday, June 20th due to the Father's day!!
We wish all TBJJ Dads a wonderful day!!! Classes resume at regular schedule Monday, June 21st.

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6-11-10
Visitor from Hong Kong!!

We had the pleasure to welcome a visitor all the way from Hong Kong to the Tinguinha BJJ Academy this past week. Alex Van Praag trained with us for a whole week while visiting California. We would like to thank Alex for the visit and hope he will return in the future.

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6-11-10
Visitor from San Francisco!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy welcomed a visitor from the Bay area last Wednesday, June 9th. Haywood Beaird stopped by to visit the school and took our NoGi-BJJ Class. Thank you Haywood for taking the time to visit.

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6-9-10
Tinguinha BJJ Academy 5th In House Tournament!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy has the pleasure to announce it's 5th In House Tournament, taking place at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy, Sunday- June 27th. It will be a Gi/Kimono Tournament and it will be open to ALL rank levels. It will be the first In House Tournament at our New and bigger location and we are glad to welcome everyone to this TBJJ event. This would be a great opportunity for students to get competition experience in a friendly enviroment and without the pressure of a big tournament's setting. Tournament's fights will be available for public viewing for FREE, later in the day at the TBJJ.TV online training website, who will be sponsoring this event.
You can find more information about the event below, we hope to see you there.

Sponsored by TBJJ.TV- Online Training

Date: Sunday, June 27th
Location: TBJJ Academy- 22349 La Palma Ave. Ste 118- Yorba Linda- CA
Tournament Start: 10:00 am
Prizes: Medals for 1st and 2nd Places
Medals for all competitors in the Kids division
Attendance: Open to Public
Participation: Kids/Men/Women/Adults/Masters

The first 50 Competitors to Sign Up will get a FREE Tournament's T-shirt!!!

You can get complete Tournament's information at the Tournament's page- tbjjinhousetournament.html

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6-8-10
Marija last day at the TBJJ Academy!!

We said good-bye yesterday to TBJJ Teammate Marija Sola who returned home to Croatia where she trains at the Tinguinha BJJ Affiliated school in Djakovo. Marija spent 11 days here with us training intensely with the TBJJ Team. It was a pleasure to have her over here and we hope to have her back in the future.


Marija pictured with BJJ Black Belt Kris Shaw at The TBJJ Academy

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6-2-10
TBJJ Black Belts Special Class!!

We had the pleasure to welcome last night at our Tuesday int./adv. class Brazilian Black Belts, Rafael "Gordinho" Correia and Almiro Barros. They are here from Singapore for the World championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and have been visiting the Tinguinha BJJ Academy; last night they gave us the pleasure to teach few techniques at our Tuesday night Int./Adv. Class which was OPEN to ALL Levels. We would like to thank Rafael and Almiro for the visit and the class. We hope to see them back soon.

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6-1-10
TBJJ Academy World Championship Schedule!!

Due the World Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that is going to be taking place in Long Beach this weekend The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be CLOSED Sunday, June 6th. We will see you back in class Monday-6-7-10.
Note- Other than Sunday, classes will be at our regular schedule at all other days of competition.

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5-29-10
TBJJ Saturday Training Session!!

Today, Saturday 5-29 We had a nice Saturday training session. It was Frank Ruiz last training session at the TBJJ Academy before taking off to Seattle where he is going to study and it was Marija Sola, from our affiliated school in Croatia's first day of training here, on herfinal preparations for the World championship.

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5-29-10
Professor Tinguinha on the Ultimate MMA Magazine!!

Professor Tinguinha has just been featured in the latest issue of The Ultimate MMA Magazine, in a section going over basic BJJ techniques for the MMA game-" MMA 101- Everything you want to know about the guard". The magazine is out now, check it out!!



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5-26-10
TBJJ Academy Special Class!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be having a very special class next Tuesday, June 1st at our Tuesday Night Class. We will be having 2 Brazilian Black Belts coming from Singapore to do their final preparations for the world championship here with us, they will be here for an entire week, and Tuesday night they will be teaching a couple of techniques at our int./adv. class. The class will be a Mixed (Open to All Levels) class instead of the regular Int./Adv. Class. All TBJJ Students are welcome to come and take part of this special class!!

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5-26-10
Visitor from Croatia!!

The TBJJ Academy will have all week, from May 29th a visitor from our affiliated school in Croatia. Marija Sola, who has been very successful in the international grappling scene and is coming here to compete in the worlds. She will take the time to train with us for the entire week. We are glad to welcome her over.

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5-25-10
TBJJ Academy Memorial Day Schedule!!

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be CLOSED Monday- May,31st. We will return to regular schedule Tuesday, June 1st!! Enjoy the break and we will resume training Tuesday!!!

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5-24-10
TBJJ Academy's New Fathers

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy have two NEW Fathers. TBJJ Students Jack Lee and Matt Madden just welcomed new additions to their families. Jack had a baby girl and Matt welcomed a baby boy. We would like to congatulate Jack, Matt and their families on their new additions!!!

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5-24-10
TBJJ Academy 5th In House Tournament!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy has the pleasure to announce our 5th TBJJ Academy In House Tournament, taking place Saturday June,26th. The tournament will be a Gi Competition and will include Kids, Women and Men divisions, It will be open to White, Blue, Purple & Brown Belts. So mark your calendars and save the date. We will be posting further information about the tournament soon.

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5-22-10
Gordo Renewed Gym in Brazil!!

The Gordo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil just had a major upgrade, they revamped the place and everything is looking very nice. Gordo is a top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor and has one of the most respected, world class BJJ Team including BJJ Sport as well as an MMA Fighting team. Professor Tinguinha and Gordo have a long dated friendship and his Academy in Brazil is the TBJJ Team's training location, so we would like to congratulate Gordo and his team of staff on the upgrade and their growth. Below you can check a few pictures of their new space.

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5-21-10
Visitors from Canada!!!

This past week The Tinguinha BJJ Academy had the pleasure to welcome to our Dojo few visitors from our affiliated school in Canada, The Hamilton School of Martial Arts. We had Mickey Dimic, Mark Simon and Veltri Herc visiting us here at the TBJJ HQ in California all the way from Ontario-Canada, they were able to train and exchange with the TBJJ Team. We are glad they were able to take the time to visit the school and meet some of the TBJJ students. Hope to see them back soon.

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5-20-10
TBJJ Affiliate School in Alaska- The Anchorage BJJ NEW Gym!!

We are very proud of the TBJJ Affiliated school in Alaska, The Anchorage BJJ School on their recent move to a NEW location and for expanding their school to a bigger and improved new space. We would like to congratulate all the Anchorage BJJ School staff and owners on their upgrade and growth and wish them all the luck in the new location!! Below you can check few pictures of their new location.

For more on the TBJJ Affiliated School in Alaska- http://tinguinha.com/affiliated.html

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5-11-10
Professor Tinguinha Interview at BJJ-Asia!!

Our professor was just interviewed by one of the biggest BJJ blogs in Asia, BJJ-Asia.This is his second interview for the well known blog and this time around he talked about his experiences as a teacher and the evolution of this martial art as well as his experiences as a practitioner and instructor over the past 10 years. He also went over the increasing variety of techniques sources and what that brings to the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu art... To check the interview... http://www.bjj-asia.com/2010/05/interview-w-mauricio-tinguinha-mariano.html



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5-10-10
Luis "Speedy" Gonzalez MMA Fight Result!!

On may 5th at the Tachi Palace Fights 4: Cinco De Mayhem, TBJJ Black Belt Luis "speedy" Gonzales fought against Ulysses Gomes, in the main fight, fighting for the championship belt. The fight went on for five rounds in a very exciting match in which Luis always controled the pace of the fight. On his feet and on the ground unfortunately the judges saw the fight in a different way and gave the fight for Ulysses by decision. Not only Luis's corner thought he won but most of the public had the same impression. Luis's camp will try to apeal the decision and ask for a rematch. We all from the TBJJ team would like to congratulate Luis, in spite of the results, for putting a good show and great fight, showing a lot of improvement from his last fight. We will be posting updates.

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5-10-10
TBJJ Visitor Student Letter!!!

We've recently received a very nice e-mail from multiple times visitor Mike Bush, who has been coming to train with us every chance he is in California. We appreciate hearing that we have contribute to Mike's progress and would like to congratulate him on moving to a next level in his training!!!

"Mauricio-
Just a quick note to let you know that I was promoted to purple belt last night and, being a frequent traveler as I am, I couldn't have done it without the support of the academies that welcome me with open arms (as yours has) so I can train while I'm on the road.
Regards...Mike "

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5-8-10
TBJJ Saturday Mixed (ALL Levels) Training Session!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy had an interesting Saturday Mixed (All Levels) Training Session today. We had the students practice Open Guard Passing techniques and created interesting ways to have them work all the important aspects of these techniques such as the use of the hips, legs, arms and grip. Nice, interesting training session.
You can check a few pictures below.

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5-7-10
Great TBJJ No-Gi Training Session!!

We had a very nice No-Gi Training Session today at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy. As we have been doing few times per month we did a take down against striker specific training during the NoGi Class, adding NoGi take downs and more MMA directed techniques. Good Session!!!
You can see few pics from the train below...

 

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5-6-10
Sunday Class Schedule!!

Due to the Mother's day this upcoming Sunday, The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will NOT have the Sunday Mixed (ALL Levels) Class, this Sunday- May 9th. The Sunday class will resume to regular schedule the following Sunday. We hope you enjoy the day with your families and we wish a Happy Mother's Day to all the TBJJ Moms!!!

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5-4-10
TBJJ Student Frank Ruiz gets married!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy would like to congratulate long time TBJJ member Frank Ruiz on his recent wedding!! We are very happy for him and wish him and his new wife Ivy all the best in this next step of their lives. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 

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5-1-10
Visitors from Virginia Beach!!

Last week the Tinguinha BJJ Academy had the pleasure to welcome three students from The Gustavo Machado school in Virginia Beach- VA. While here in California they took the time to visit our school and train with the TBJJ Team. We would like to thank them for stopping by and training with us.

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4-29-10
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Classes Changes!!!

Thursday Night Classes Schedule CHANGE

In order to better accomodate the TBJJ Students schedule, The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be switching the Thursday Night- NOGI Class to BEGINNERS (Gi-Kimono) Night Class. So, starting on the first Thursday of May, May 6th, The TBJJ Thursday Night Schedule will be as follows:

Int./Adv. (Gi-Kimono)- 6:30 - 8:00 PM
BEGINNERS (Gi-Kimono)- 8:00 - 9:00 PM

Sunday Mixed (All Levels) Class Change

As previously announced the Sunday Mixed (All Levels) Class will be switching to Gi-Kimono, for the next quarter, starting this Sunday- May 2nd.

TBJJ SUNDAY Mixed (All Levels) Class: 10:30am to 11:30am

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4-28-10
New Addition to the Tinguinha BJJ Team!!


New Affiliation- CHICAGO

We are glad to announce the addition of a NEW affiliated school to the TBJJ Team, we are glad to welcome the Blackout Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu School located in Chicago,IL. The school is conducted by Gabino Guerra, who will be visiting the Tinguinha BJJ Academy soon to train with the TBJJ Team. We are excited to assist on their growth and welcome them to The TBJJ Family. Nice to have them on board!!
You can check more about the Blackout School at our affiliated schools link...
http://tinguinha.com/affiliated.html

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4-26-10
Luis "Speedy" Gonzalez training at the TBJJ Academy!!

This past weekend, from Friday-April 23rd to Sunday- April 25th we had TBJJ Black Belt & MMA fighter Luis "Speedy" Gonzalez training at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy. Luis was in the final preparations for his upcoming fight, May 5th in Tulare- CA, Professor Tinguinha will be in his corner coaching and was glad to assist Luis on his final preparations. We wish Luis the best of luck on his fight.

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4-26-10
TBJJ Academy Stripes Promotion

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy recently had few of our students promoted with Stripes in various ranks. We would like to congratulate all the promoted students on getting one more step closer to a new belt rank!! Below you will find the list of the promoted students.

KIDS
Ryan Mcginty-White Belt- I Stripe
Nicholas Archuleta- White Belt - I Stripe
Jeremy Vega- White Belt- I Stripe
Riley Weber- White Belt- III Stripes

ADULTS
Michael Mcginty- White Belt- I Stripe
Romeo Ingresso- White Belt- I Stripe
Michael Gastellum- White Belt- I Stripe
Richard Archuleta- White Belt- I Stripe
Kevin Santos- White Belt- I Stripe
RJ Bearce- White Belt- I Stripe
John Villanueva- White Belt- II Stripes
Todd Spicer- White Belt - II Stripes
Victor Robbles- White Belt- II Stripes
Brett Weekley- White Belt- IV Stripes

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4-19-10
BJJ Black Belt Kris Shaw back on the mats!!!

After a long self imposed break to grow her family, BJJ Black Belt Kris Shaw is back to the TBJJ mats and we are glad to welcome her back into training. Kris is excited to be back training and is looking forward to be back in shape and burn the babies's weight with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We would like to welcome Kris back and we look forward to assisting her in getting to her goals.

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4-17-10
Open Guard Fundaments- Techniques Review!!

Professor Tinguinha just updated his BJJ Blog- Tinguinha's BJJ Corner with a brand new Techniques Review on the Open Guard Fundaments. The article covers the fundaments of the Open Guard, complete with 2 Techniques taught by Professor Tinguinha, pictures and a video.

You can read the article at... http://tinguinhabjj.blogspot.com/p/techniques-review-extreme-back-attacks.html

To check The Tinguinha's BJJ Corner blog: http://tinguinhabjj.blogspot.com/

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4-16-10
New Interview posted at our interview's link!!

Check out this interesting NEW interview just posted to our website's interview link. We had a chance to sit down and talk with TBJJ Black Belt Mike Brown and go over his beginning in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 35 and among other things, seeing the start and growth of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu art in the U.S.

To read the Interview: http://tinguinha.com/interviews-mike-brown.html

For additional Interesting Interview: http://tinguinha.com/interviews.html

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4-14-10
Visitor from Japan!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy was glad to welcome last Wednesday, April 14th a visitor all the way from Japan, Shoji Nohira came with Moegi and Shinji Abe and took part in our Wednesday Night training session. We would like to thank Shoji for taking the time to visit our school and train with the Tinguinha BJJ Team.


Professor Tinguinha, Moegi, Shoji, Shinji & TBJJ Black Belt Kenric Toliver

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4-13-10
Tinguinha BJJ Saturday Class Schedule!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy Competition Classes will be taking a well deserved break for the time being. This will give our competition team a chance to recharge and regroup the energies to come stronger for the next competition season. Classes will return to it's regular Saturday Schedule, STARTING This Saturday-april17th.

TBJJ Saturday All Leels class- from 11:00am to 12:30pm

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4-12-10
TBJJ Team at The Pan American Championships!!

The Pan American Championship of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu took place last weekend and few TBJJ Students participated of the competition. The TBJJ Academy returned with 2 Bronze Medals. We would like to congratulate all the students who competed in such big tournament for giving their best. Below you will find the results and pictures from the competition.

3rd Places
Daniel Gonzalez- Blue Belt- Adult- Super Heavy

Frank Ruiz- Purple Belt- Adult- Super Super Heavy


Frank Ruiz


Russell Cantorna


Russell Cantorna


Russell Cantorna


Emil Nguyen


TBJJ Black Belts- Mike Brown, Mauricio
"Tinguinha" & Kenric Toliver coaching


John Vitasa


Grant Collins


Grant Collins

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4-9-10
Batata BJJ Team Visits the TBJJ Academy!!

This Friday, April 9th we had a visit from BJJ Black Belt Julio Echeverria and some of his students from The Batata BJJ School in Santa Cruz, they were in town for the Pan American championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and stopped at our school to visit and train at our Friday's NoGi training session. Thank you Julio and all the team for taking the time to visit us and train with The TBJJ Team.

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4-8-10
Visitor from Alaska!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy was glad to welcome Justin Charon, from our TBJJ Affiliated school in Alaska, The Anchorage Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Justin came to the Pan American Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that is taking place this weekend and also to train with us at The TBJJ Academy. Thank you Justin, for the visit and training sessions.

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4-8-10
TBJJ Affiliated School in Croatia 3rd World Grappling Championship Results!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Affiliated school in Croatia continue doing an outstanding job with their competition team. Last March 26th to 28th The TBJJ Croatia Team participated of the 3rd World Grappling Championship that took place in Cracow-Poland and had the participation of more than 23 countries. Our affiliated school had two members representing their team, Marija Shola and Davor Pochijak both Blue Belts. Marija got 3rd place (bronze medal) in the NoGi and 2nd place (silver medal )in the Gi/Kimono category while Davor placed 5th in the NoGi category and 2nd (silver medal) in the Gi/Kimono category. Marija, the youngest fighter of the world championship, fought a bjj blue belt fighter from Poland, a Serbian wrestler and judo black belt and a Russian judo and sambo blue belt,being praised for her technique she left with the silver and bronze medals. We are extremely proud of the TBJJ Team-Croatia's results and also of Zeljko Vukovich for doing an excellent job coaching, supporting and carrying not only the Tinguinha BJJ philosophy but the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Martial Art's.
Well Done!!!


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4-7-10
Spider Guard Fighting Footages!!!

Check out this great NEW Video posted on our videos link featuring fighting footages of different aspects of the Spider Guard Game by Professor Tinguinha. You can see the video below, for more techniques, tournaments and TBJJ Academy videos go to... http://tinguinha.com/videos.html

 

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04-05-10
Visitor from The Philipines!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy had a visit from Raymond Varilla, who came all the way from the Philipines and took the time to come visit The Tinguinha BJJ Academy and train at our Intermediate/Advance class.
Thank you Raymond for stopping by and visiting us.

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4-5-10
Pan American Championship 2010!!

The Pan American Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will be taking place this week, from Thursday- April 8th till Sunday- April 11th. We will have some TBJJ Teammates competing. Tournament will be taking place in Irvine, at the University California Irvine. Due to the tournament The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will NOT have classes SATURDAY & SUNDAY (april 10th & 11th respectively). You can get more information about the tournament's location and schedule at the IBJJF Website.

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4-2-10
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Easter Schedule!!

Due to the Easter Holiday, The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will not have a class this Sunday, April 4th. Classes will resume Monday April 5th. We wish you all a happy easter and that you may enjoy the day with friends and family!!

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4-1-10
TBJJ Team's 2009 Trip to Brazil- Video !!

We have just updated our website's videos link and added a new video from The TBJJ Team 2009's Trip to Brazil. You can check the new video below and the updated videos page at... http://tinguinha.com/videos.html

 

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3-31-10
MCBJJ In House Tournament Results!!

Last weekend, Saturday March 27th some TBJJ Academy's teammates competed in the 5th MCBJJ In House Tournament. It was the perfect setting for our students to get the competition experience on a more intimate setting. Below you can see a picture from the team at the competition and the results.

1st Place- White Belt
Todd Spicer
Brett Weekley

1st Place- Blue Belt
Paul Roman

2nd Place- White Belt
Kareem Mezied

2nd Place - Blue Belt
Matt Bassi

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3-30-10
TBJJ Academy visited by former student!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy had the pleasure to welcome back for a visit and training sessions former TBJJ Teammate Robert Clugston, who currently resides in Seattle. Robert stayed for 2 weeks training and reminiscing with TBJJ Students. We are always glad to see our teammates return and welcome them into training. Thanks Robert for taking the time to visit.

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3-17-10
Luis "Speedy" Gonzalez upcoming fight!!

Tinguinha BJJ Black belt Luis "Speedy" Gonzalez has a new fight scheduled for the upcoming Tachi Palace Championship taking place May, 5th in Lemoore, CA. Luis will be coming in the month of April to the Tinguinha BJJ Academy's training sessions to sharpen his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and get ready for his fight. Below you will find a video with highlights of Luis previous fights and the poster for his upcoming fight.

 

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3-16-10
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Students promoted with stripes!!

Congratulations to all promoted students!!

White Belts Promoted with stripes

David Hernandez- IV Stripes
Kareem Mezied- III Stripes
Victor Robbles- I Stripe
Todd Spicer- I Stripe

Kids

Jacob River- Yellow Belt- I Stripe
Lehna Orozco- Yellow Belt- I Stripe
Jon Mark Rivero- White Belt- Yellow Stripe- III
Josh Rivero- White Belt-Yellow Stripe- I
Riley Weber- White Belt III Stripes

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3-16-10
New TBJJ Academy Video posted!!!

We just posted a new video from The Tinguinha BJJ Academy's BJJ Demonstrations that took place on our last TBJJ Open House event. The video features Professor Tinguinha and TBJJ students and instructors demonstrating BJJ Sport, Self Defense, Judo, NOGi & MMA techniques. You can check this video below...

 

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3-8-10
TBJJ Affiliated Schools New & Improved Locations!!

Two of the Tinguinha BJJ Affiliated schools are growing and expanding their schools to new and bigger locations.The TBJJ Affiliated school in Alaska, The ABJJ School just moved to a bigger and improved location. The new location is 4700 square feet big and once ready will include a full size cage and over 2000 square feet of BJJ mat. The ABJJ's new location will be the largest private facility in Alaska dedicated to BJJ/MMA training. The school's new address is: 113 W. Northern Lights. Suite I, Anchorange, AK 99503 (the same building as World Gym).

Another TBJJ Affiliated school, growing and improving their facility is The Speedy BJJ School, they just moved to a new location, their new address is 1350 Bardsley, Tulare, CA. With the new space they will be offering Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Gi & NoGi) and Cardio Classes.


The Tinguinha BJJ Academy is proud of both schools and their respective Instructor's Teams for putting in the work and growing bigger and stronger.


TBJJ Affiliated School in Alaska- The Anchorage BJJ School's New Location


TBJJ Affiliated School in Tulare- The Speedy BJJ School's New Location

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3-5-10
Tinguinha's BJJ Corner!!!

With the goal of spreading the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and sharing his knowledge and views of this martial art, Professor Tinguinha is launching a BJJ Blog, bringing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques, tips, advices, stories and more. This is his way of giving back to the BJJ community who received him so well. The blog is just starting, featuring a technique review of Back Attacks with pictures and a video and an article about the 6 key points to succeeding in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, we will be constantly updating the blog so keep posted.
To check Tinguinha's blog... http://tinguinhabjj.blogspot.com/

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3-1-10
TBJJ Academy Kids Pan American Championship Results!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy and TBJJ Affiliated- Speedy BJJ School and MCBJJ School's Kids competed in the 1st ever Kids Pan American Championship, that took place last Saturday, February 27th. The kids did a great job and we are very proud of the dedication and hard training they put into preparation. We would like to give special props to Jesus Gonzalez from the Speedy BJJ School for doing an outstanding job, returning with 12 medals-2 gold,4 silver and 6 bronze. Below you can find a few pictures of the kids in action.

 

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3-1-10
Change in Kids No-Gi/MMA Classes Schedule!!

To better accomodate our kid's schedule we are moving The Kids No-Gi/MMA classes to Mondays from 5:00 to 6:00pm instead of the previous Fridays time slot. We hope this will be a better fit for the TBJJ students and future students to come. New Schedule will start Monday, March 8th. Please note that we will no longer have the class on Fridays.

If you have any questions please contact us at- (714)694-0103.

Kids NoGi/MMA Class NEW TIME SLOT -MONDAYS from 5:00 to 6:00pm

For the complete schedule- http://tinguinha.com/schedule.html

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2-24-10
TBJJ.TV Online Training System Website's Techniques Updates!!!

The TBJJ.TV Online training website is going in full speed, the website is constantly being updated with NEW techniques and features such as interviews with a variety of BJJ Black Belt guest Instructors, coaches and etc.. bringing their knowledge to you. Below you can find what NEW techniques and features were posted this month as well what is coming soon to The TBJJ.TV online training.

NEW THIS MONTH at TBJJ.TV....

Techniques

Open Guard- (Gi)

Triangle from the Open Guard pushing the shin (Intermediate)
Armlock from the Open Guard (Advanced)
Open Guard going to the back (Advanced)


Back Position- (Gi)

Rolling to opponent's back (Intermediate)

Closed Guard- (No Gi)

Sweep from the closed guard setting to go to the choke (Intermediate)
Guillotine from the closed guard (Beginner)
Armbar from the closed guard when attacked (Intermediate)


TBJJ Insider

Interview
Interview with Black Belt IV Degree, Abu Dhabi and Pan American Champion, Alexandre "Soca" Carneiro, in an interview while visiting The Tinguinha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy.


Coming Soon...

Techniques

Open Guard Attack to Triangle from the Top- (Gi) (Advanced)
Open Guard Attack to Armlock from the Top- (Gi) (Advanced)
Half Guard Sweep from the Bottom- (Gi) (Advanced)
Escape from Omoplata - (Gi) (Intermediate)
Loop Choke from the Sitting Up Guard - (Gi) (Intermediate)

TBJJ Insider

Interviews

BJJ Black Belt Gustavo Machado's Interview
BJJ Black Belt and MMA Fighter Luis "Speedy" Gonzalez's Interview

Shorts

Gustavo Machado Academy
TBJJ Academy Grand Opening
TBJJ Competition Team 2010 Overview
Luis Gonzalez MMA Training Highlights


Open Mat

TBJJ Competition Team Training


For more information and all the NEW Techniques and updates to The TBJJ.TV Online Training Website visit...
http://www.tbjj.tv/site/home.aspx

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2-22-10
Tinguinha BJJ Team Copa Pacifica Tournament's Results!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy's Competition Team just participated in The Copa Pacifica Tournament that took place last Saturday and Sunday, February 21st and 22nd. It was a good warm up for the upcoming tournaments.
The team did well, we ended up placing two students in 2nd place and couple of other students went all the way to semi-final. Below you can find the results as well as a couple of pictures from the competition

Results:

Emil Nguyen- Blue Belt- Rooster- Adult- 2nd place

Daniel Gonzalez- Blue Belt- Super Heavy-Adult- 2nd Place


 


Daniel Gonzalez with TBJJ Academy Black Belt Mike Brown


Emil Nguyen with TBJJ Academy Black Belt Kenric Toliver

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2-16-10
Tinguinha's DVDs NEW Markdown Prices!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Website's Store is NOW offering The Tinguinha Instructional DVDs at a NEW Markdown price. So take advantage of this great savings and grab your copy today.

To check more information about Tinguinha's Instructional DVDs or to make an order visit... http://tinguinha.com/dvds.html

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2-15-10
Sunday, February 21st Class Schedule!!!

Due to The Copa Pacifica Tournament taking place this upcoming Sunday, February 21st The Tinguinha BJJ Academy Will NOT have the Mixed (All Levels) Class this Sunday (2-21-10). We will be having Blue and Brown Belts competing on Sunday, if you would like to come watch them you can get more information at our school's front desk.

REMEMBER- NO Class Sunday- February, 21st
TBJJ Sunday Classes will return to regular schedule the following Sunday

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2-15-10
FREE Technique from The TBJJ.TV Online Training System!!

The TBJJ.TV online training website uploaded a new FREE video on youtube, an Arm Trap Escape Technique, an amazing way to escape when your opponent traps your arm making in it hard to posture up and pass the guard. This video will give you a taste of what The TBJJ.TV website has to offer. You can check the video below. Enjoy!!
For more TBJJ.TV Techniques and information visit... http://www.tbjj.tv/site/home.aspx

 

 

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2-14-10
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Competition Team Training!!!

Last Saturday The Tinguinha BJJ Academy Competition Team had a very productive training session we had a few visitors from The MCBJJ school coming to visit and add to our training, it was very good to our team's training being able to share and add to their preparation. We would like to thank the MCBJJ Students for coming.

 

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2-10-10
Tinguinha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the College!!!

Last Tuesday, February 9th the Tinguinha BJJ Academy Black Belt Team, Professor Tinguinha, Mike Brown and Kenric Toliver did a BJJ demonstration at The Westwood College for some of The Criminal Law Course students. They went through what is The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Martial Art and the several benefits of training BJJ and were able to demonstrate a few techniques as well. We were glad to be able to be of service to the Anaheim Community by sharing a little bit of our Martial Art. We would like to thank Westwood College Student Services for inviting Professor Tinguinha and being open to bring Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to a broader audience. Below you can check a few pictures of the event.



 

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2-02-10
New Interview Posted in our website Interview's link!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy brings to this month's interview link an interview with Professor Tinguinha going over some of the accomplishments from 2009 and talking about few of his projects and plans for the NEW YEAR. To check it out visit... http://tinguinha.com/interviews.html

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2-01-10
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Sunday Class NEW Information!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy Sunday Mixed (All Levels) Class as prior scheduled will be switching to NOGI (All Levels) Classes starting this upcoming Sunday- February 7th. As set before Sundays classes will have the following schedule- 3 months of Gi classes followed by 3 months of No-Gi classes. This will give one more option for our TBJJ Students to open their game and improve their NO-Gi game. So mark your calendars and come train!!

REMINDER: SUNDAY CLASS- WILL BE NOGI CLASS (ALL LEVELS) - Starting Sunday, FEB. 7th.

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1-31-10
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Competition Class!!!

This past Saturday, January 30th we had our 1st Competition Class of the season. It was really good training.We were able to record the training for The TBJJ.TV online training website as well as get footage of some of The TBJJ Competition Team who are getting ready for the upcoming competition season. Next Saturday we should have few visitors to increase our training level and make our preparation even better.

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1-30-10
Tinguinha BJJ Saturday Mixed (All Levels) Class!!!

We had a great training session at our TBJJ Academy Saturday Mixed Class that took place Saturday, January 30th. We had a full house on the mats, from white to black belts all training together in perfect integration between all belts. Great session and great chance for the team to get the max out of their training.

 

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1-23-10
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Competition Class!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy Competition Class is returning to it's regular time to start preparing The Tinguinha BJJ Team for the upcoming season of competitions. All students interested in getting ready to compete or who simply would like to train at a different style and pace and learn more about the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu sport, such as rules, points, timing and more, can come and take our competition class.

The Competition Classes Will Start next SATURDAY, January 30th at 12:00pm

Saturday Classes Schedule will be as follows:

Mixed (All Levels) Class- 11:00am tol 12:00pm
Competition Class- 12:00 to 1:00pm

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1-23-10
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Upcoming Events on 2010!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy is planning different events for the New Year. So we want to inform you guys of some of the events planned dates so you can mark your calendar and get ready. We'lll be having two TBJJ In House Tournaments this year, The first taking place in June*.And a second TBJJ In House tournament happening in October*.We will be posting additional information such as date and tournaments details soon but mark your calendars and keep posted.
* Dates and tournaments style are subject to change.

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1-23-10
Michael Shen's Family Addition!!!

Tinguinha BJJ Academy's long time student Michael Shen just had a baby boy, right before Christmas. The Tinguinha BJJ Academy would like to congratulate the Shen Family on their new addition and welcome baby Christopher to the TBJJ family!! Congratulations guys!!!

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01-18-10
New BJJ Legends Magazine at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy!!

The brand NEW issue of the BJJ Legends Magazine is NOW available for SALE at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy. Check the Academy's store at our frontdesk if you would like to purchase the new issue. The issue brings many interviews and techniques with BJJ fighters,coaches, trainers and more...

Get your copy at The Tinguinha BJJ Store...

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01-12-10
Tinguinha BJJ Academy 2010 Plans, Events & Great Offers!!!

TBJJ.TV Online Training Promotion

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy together with Fightlife Productions will be offering the Tinguinha BJJ Academy Students a SPECIAL DISCOUNT on TBJJ.TV online training memberships. The online training system brings the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner an additional look into the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Martial Arts, divided into levels, areas, specialties, with extras, interviews with BJJ coaches, fighters,training sessions, bonus footage and much more. It's a great way to complement your training. Looking to assist on your growth and offer an incentive for the Tinguinha BJJ Academy students to enjoy all the benefits of this great website, we will be offering a 40% OFF- DISCOUNT for Tinguinha BJJ Students ONLY, so you can check and utilize this great tool.
For more information contact the TBJJ Academy's front desk or e-mail : tinguinha@yahoo.com

For a sample of The TBJJ.TV website, check this video...

 

TBJJ Academy Training Partners- Crossfit & Yoga

In order to maximize your training and offer different options to your workout, The Tinguinha BJJ Academy in conjunction to The Canyon Crossfit of Yorba Linda and Deep Dog Yoga Studio are bringing Special Deals on memberships for Tinguinha BJJ Students and their family members who wish to start training Crossfit or taking yoga lessons. Both studios are located in the same complex as the Tinguinha BJJ Academy and Canyon Crossfit will offer a 50% OFF membership discount and Deep Dog Yoga 20% OFF for Tinguinha BJJ Academy students and/or their family members. Just show The Tinguinha BJJ Academy member ID card and inquire about the discount, you can check more information about their studios on their websites listed below or at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy front desk.

Canyon Crossfit- http://www.canyoncrossfit.com/

Deepdog yoga- http://deepdogyoga.com/

TBJJ Academy Plans & Upcoming Events for The NEW YEAR!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy has many different plans for 2010, hoping to keep progressing and offering quality BJJ Instruction as well as bringing different ways to add to that knowledge path. This year we will be having Two TBJJ In House Tournaments, which is a great way to give our students the experience of fighting a tournament without the pressures of a big tournament setting, as well as being a way to warm up and prepare for the bigger tournaments, we will also be taking advantage of the bigger mat space of our school's new location. We will be doing a Gi and NoGi In House Tournaments this year, separated into 2 events. This year we are also planning to have at our school a Women Self Defense Workshop among other events along the year.

We are looking forward to accomplish different projects at our school this year and to improve your TBJJ training experience.

We will keep you posted on the different events and information for this upcoming year at our school...

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12-14-09
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Holiday Schedule!!!!

Due to the Holidays, The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be CLOSED from Thursday,December 24th untill Sunday, January 3rd!!! We will reopen on regular schedule- Monday January 4th!!!
We hope you have a wonderful break and enjoy a great holiday with family and loved ones!!!
Happy Holidays!!!!!

Message from Professor "Tinguinha":
"I would like to wish all the TBJJ Academy students, Instructors, Staff Members and all TBJJ affiliated schools and now also our TBJJ Online Students, Happy Holidays!!! It has been a pleasure to teach, work and train with you guys!! Me and all of the TBJJ Staff will continue to work hard and always try to do our best to assist our TBJJ family members in the best possible manner."
Here are two quotes I like and would like to share with you all:

"Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work".

"Fall down seven times, get up eight times."

Let's step together into 2010 to meet our goals!!! Happy New Year!!!

Mauricio "Tinguinha" Mariano

 

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12-14-09

Tinguinha BJJ OPen House Event with Workshop,BJJ Exhibition,Belt Promotion & Celebration!!!

This past Saturday, December 12th The Tinguinha BJJ Academy had our OPEN HOUSE Event. The event was great,we got over 100 people present, even being one of the most rainy days of this year in California,a lot of people came to support and celebrate with us. We had many things scheduled and we were able to accomplish it all, a wonderful day with the TBJJ Family and extended family!!! We started the day with a BJJ Workshop, the mat was full, students from the white to the black belt , kids and adults, with 6 BJJ Black Belts teaching 7 of their favorite techniques, for a full hour of BJJ, all for FREE, an unique opportunity for all present. Following we had a BJJ Exhibition showing different aspects of the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We had Professor Tinguinha and TBJJ Teammates,Daniel Gonzalez & Greg Lawson demonstrating Self Defense Techniques, TBJJ Black Belt Kenric Toliver demonstration the BJJ Take Downs with Greg Lawson, 6 year old Brisa Mariano demonstrating self defense techniques with her father, Professor Tinguinha, BJJ Black Belt Marcelo Cavalcanti, demonstrating BJJ Sport techniques with his student, 2 times Kids World Champion Christian Luu and TBJJ Kids MMA Instructor Jeff Nolasco demonstrating MMA-BJJ Techniques with TBJJ Student Jacob Rivero. After that we presented Daniel Gonzalez with the student of the year award and Alex Orozco with the Kids Program Student of the Year we also presented TBJJ long time students, that have been training at the Academy since the beginning,Mike Brown, Mike Shen, Vince Quitugua, Chris Gutierrez,Grant Collins and Kenric Toliver, with an appreciation award for their loyalty and support, and we also presented appreciation awards for TBJJ representative Marcelo Cavalcanti, TBJJ Affiliated School Instructors Luis and Jesus Gonzalez and Fightlife,INC. for all the support given to our school. We had the presence of TBJJ Black Belts Mike Brown and Kenric Toliver and invited BJJ Black Belts, Marcelo Cavalcanti, Paulo Guillobel, Mafu, Kazeka Muniz and Brown Belt Pedro Soriano, sharing a little of their knowledge with us. The Belt Promotions followed shortly after, we had kids promotions and for the adults we had 5 blue ,1 purple and 1 brown belts being promoted and stripes promotions in all belts. The black belts had some words after that, talking a little about their own path in training and what BJJ means to them. We concluded the day with the Team's Group Picture and Celebrated with food and drinks. We would like to thank all the students who came to celebrate with us, all the families and friends present, all the invited Black Belts specially the BJJ Blacks who taught at our workshop for taking the time to share their knowledge with the TBJJ team and supporting our school. We appreciate it!!

Below you will find a few pictures of the Event and a complete list of promoted students... For additional photos, check our pages on facebook- Mauricio Tinguinha or Tinguinha BJJ


Professor "Tinguinha" teaching a technique at the BJJ Workshop


BJJ Workshop Technique- Kenric Toliver teaching a technique


Families and Friends watching the BJJ Exhibition


BJJ Self Defense Demonstration with Brisa Mariano & Mauricio "Tinguinha" Mariano


BJJ Take Downs Demonstration with Kenric Toliver and Greg Lawson


Marcelo Cavalcanti and Chris Luu's Demonstration


Belt Promotions Openings


Blue Belts Stripes Promotions


Purple Belts Stripes Promotions


Yellow Belt Promotions


Blue Belt Promotions


Brown & Purple Belt Promotions


Black Belts Speeches


Group Picture

 

Belt Promoted Students:

Kids
White Belt- Yellow Stripe

Joshua Rivero

Yellow Belt
Jacob Rivero
Lehna Orozco

Blue Belt

Alfredo Trevino
Jeff Nims
Rudy Delgado
Mitch McGill
Justin Sutherlin

Purple Belt

Dean Rivero

Brown Belt

Russell Cantorna

Students Promoted with Stripes

Kids

Alex Orozco- Yellow Belt- II Stripes
Jon-Marc Rivero- White Belt/Yellow Stripe- II Stripes
Brody Sanchez- White Belt- IV Stripes
Griffin Sanchez- White Belt- IV Stripes
Riley Weber- White Belt- II Stripes
Kalyn Weber- White Belt- II Stripes

Adults

White Belts

Joshua De Piano- I Stripe
Kareem Mezied- II Stripes
John Villanueva- II Stripes
Alex Ha- III Stripes
Brett Weekley- III Stripes
Jack Mayekawa- III Stripes
Luis Flores- III Stripes
Carlos Gonzalez- III Stripes
Emeka Diribe- III Stripes
Daryl Bassin- IV Stripes
Shaheen Shaheen- IV Stripes
David Hernandez- IV Stripes

Blue Belts

Emil Nguyen- I Stripe
Paul Roman- I Stripe
Paul Egger-I Stripe
Raymond Quinto- I Stripe
Robert Willyard- I Stripe
Matt Bassi- I Stripe
Ben Lin-I Stripe
Brian Browne- I Stripe
Jimmy Weber- II Stripes
Richard Singleterry- II Stripes
Jonny Weber- II Stripes
Arvie Gimeno- II Stripes
Tim Stephens- II Stripes
Nathan Edelstein- II Stripes
Richard Lee- II Stripes
Robert Medina- III Stripes
John Robertson- III Stripes
Tom Hoang- III Stripes
Brian Swienton- III Stripes
Jeff Nolasco- III Stripes
John Villafuerte- III Stripes
Viktor Martinez- III Stripes
Herb Laano- III Stripes
Matt Madden- III Stripes
Dan Gonzalez- III Stripes
Will Locklear- III Stripes
Daniel Gonzalez- III Stripes
Luis Reyes- IV Stripes
Toan Nguyen- IV Stripes
Nathan Stauber- IV Stripes
Kenny Weber- IV Stripes

Purple Belts

Frank Ruiz- I Stripe
Samuel Chen- I Stripe
Jack Lee- II Stripes
Paul (Rich) Polis- II Stripes
John Vitasa- II Stripes
Paul LaPorte- II Stripes
Mike Shen- III Stripes

Brown Belts

Grant Collins- IV Stripes
Chris Gutierrez- IV Stripes





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12-10-09
Black Belts FREE Workshop- 2 days 2 go!!!

We are Only two days away from The Tinguinha BJJ Academy Open House Event.

Here is the event's complete schedule and information:

Starting at 9:30 am- Tinguinha and invited Black Belts will be teaching an 1 hour workshop with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Techniques- Gi and No-Gi. We have confirmed at least 5 Black Belts that will be teaching their favorite BJJ techniques.

BJJ Exhibition and Belt Promotion: 11:00am
We will have Professor Tinguinha, Invited Black Belts and TBJJ Instructors and Students demonstrating BJJ Self Defense, BJJ Sport, BJJ-NoGi and MMA Techniques.

Belt Promotion Ceremony will follow soon after- We will have Black Belt Guests coming to honor and celebrate with us the progress of the TBJJ Students and our new location. We are going to have TBJJ students receiving stripes and being promoted to the yellow, blue, purple and brown belts. Besides that we will be presenting the student of the year award and appreciation awards.

We will then close the event with some words from the invited Black Belts, sharing a little of their knowledge and after we will be taking our group picture and celebrating with food and drinks.

Everyone is welcome, friends and family.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from different Black Belts and their favorite techniques.
Come celebrate with the TBJJ Family!!!

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12-07-09
Tinguinha BJJ Affiliated School- Speedy BJJ's Team Results at The Kungtar BJJ Challenge!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Affiliated School, The Speedy BJJ School just participated on a tournament in Salinas- California where they did extremely well. We would like to congratulate The Team for their performance!! Below you can find a few pictures and the team's results...

speedy team results

mcbjj belt ceremony

 

SPEEDY GONZALEZ BJJ TEAM  results at kungtar bjj challenge on 12/06/09  

KIDS
1st place beau arriaga               White belt
1st place   Mark Marquez          White belt

1st place  brooke miller             White belt
1st place  Aaron Evans               White belt
2nd place  phillip Mendoza         white belt
2nd place   Colton Evans             White belt
2nd place  Olga  Marquez            White belt
2nd place Phillip Medoza            White belt

ADULTS
3rd place   Esteban Negrete      White belt
1st place   Josh Munoz              Blue belt
2nd place   Orlando Marquez    White belt
1st place   Adrian Cuevas          White belt
1st place Ozzy Cano                    White Belt
1st place dustin mouser            white Belt
2nd place Greg Carrillo               Blue belt

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12-07-09
TBJJ Visitor!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy just had a visitor from our affiliated school in Alaska, The Anchorage BJJ School, Tim Geiermann came for a few of our training sessions while visiting California. Thanks Tim for taking the time to visit us!!

 

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12-02-09
TBJJ Academy Open House Event Promotions & Discounts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy would like to invite everyone to The Tinguinha BJJ Academy- FREE Workshop- Open House Event,that will be taking place at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy, Saturday-December 12th, starting at 9:30am. We will have a FREE Workshop- Gi & NoGi (Open for Everybody) featuring Professor Tinguinha and Black Belt guests. We will also have a BJJ Demonstration and our Belt ceremony with end of the year celebration.
We will count with the presence of BJJ Black Belts!!!!
We will be offering on the event's day only, discounts on a variety of TBJJ Products and Services, including the just launched Tinguinha Online training.
You will find a more detailed information below.
Everybody is welcome!!!

On this date of the event ONLY, The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be offering discounts and deals on select DVDs, TBJJ Merchandise, the Tinguinha Online Training, TBJJ Memberships and more...

Tinguinha Online Training: 40% OFF - SAVE $100
The brand new Tinguinha Online training- Discount Open for everybody on that day ONLY!!
To check Tinguinha's online training http://www.tbjj.tv

Tinguinha Instructional DVDs :
50% OFF
Best Discount Offer Yet!! ALL Tinguinha Dvd's on SALE!!
To check Tinguinha's Dvds titles - http://tinguinha.com/dvds.html

NEW TBJJ T-shirt -
25% OFF
Brand NEW TBJJ T-shirt, Discounted Price on the day of the event ONLY!!!

TBJJ T-shirts-
25% OFF

Fight Shorts : 40% OFF

TBJJ MMA Gloves: 20% OFF

TBJJ Academy Enrollment:

Brazilian JiuJitsu-
Sign Up and Get 1 Month FREE
Sign up to any of our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Programs and Get ONE Month for FREE!!

Muay Thai (Kickboxing)
Sign Up and Get 1 Month FREE
Sign Up to our Kickboxing/Muay Thai Programs and Get ONE Month for FREE!!

So mark your calendars and enjoy the discounts and tell your friends and family so they can enjoy as well.

 

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11-30-09
Tinguinha featured in web site in Portugal!!

Our professor Tinguinha has been just featured in a quick interview on a website epecialized in news for BJJj practitioners.Tinguinha talked about his start in BJJ and his experiences in tournaments and about the new online taining http://www.tbjj.tv to check the interview's website go to:
http://theblackjava.wordpress.com/2009/11/29/tinguinha-entrevistado-pelo-black-java/

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Tinguinha BJJ team in Croatia outstanding performance!!!!!!!!!

Our tbjj team- bjj clube triangulo in Croatia just got back from 2 competitions in the last 10 days. The first was the 2nd Croatian Grappling Championship- 2009. The Tinguinha BJJ Team- Croatia won 73 medals (42 golden, 13 silver and 18 bronze) and the 2nd competition that took place after that, was in Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, on the 1st Hungarian Grappling Open Championshi,.and they won 17 medals (5 golden, 4 silver and 8 bronze) in No-Gi and Gi categories.

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New Section added to the Tinguinha online traing website

A brand new section has just been added to the Tinguinha online training system website, this section brings Self Defense techniques and adds one more aspect of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu martial art to our online training system. You can check it out at http://www.tbjj.tv

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11-24-09
Tinguinha's Seminar at the Speedy BJJ Pictures!!!

Professor Tinguinha visited the TBJJ Affiliated School, The Speedy BJJ School in Tulare- CA last weekend. He went with a few TBJJ Teammates- Kenric Toliver, Frank Ruiz, Luis Reyes and Jeff Nolasco, who went to help on Luis's MMA fight preparation. They had a great MMA training session Friday night with Luis Gonzalez and Saturday Professor Tinguinha taught a seminar at Luis's school (Speedy BJJ School) and was present for a belt promotion of some Speedy BJJ Students. We would like to thank Luis and Jesus Gonzalez, all students attending the seminar and the TBJJ teammates that came along with Tinguinha. Below are a few pictures of the trip.


MMA Training Session with Luis "Speedy" Gonzalez


Speedy BJJ Students were promoted to the Blue Belt


Seminar at theTBJJ Affiliated School- The Speedy BJJ School


Group Picture from the Seminar

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11-19-09
TBJJ Academy Thanks Giving Schedule!!!!

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be CLOSED Thursday November 26th, Friday November 27th and Saturday November 28th. We will reopen on our regular schedule Sunday November 29th. We wish of you a great Thanksgiving!!

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11-19-09
Tinguinha BJJ Academy OPEN HOUSE!!!!
FREE Workshop, Grand Opening & Belt Ceremony!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be celebrating our brand new location and would like to invite everyone to come celebrate with us. We will have an OPEN HOUSE, with a FREE Workshop with Mauricio "Tinguinha" and Black Belt Guests, we will also have a BJJ Demonstration and Belt Ceremony!! ALL The schools are welcome!! Bring your friends & family.

Event:
When- Saturday, December 12th
Location: Tinguinha BJJ Academy
22349 La Palma Ave. # 118
Yorba Linda- CA 92887

Workshop- Gi & NoGi- Kids & Adults- Open for everybody- 9:30 to 10:30 am

BJJ Demonstration- BJJ Self Defense/BJJ Sport/NoGi & Belt Ceremony- 11:00 am

Group Picture & Celebration- Food / Drinks- 11:40 am

Presence of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts !!!!

Promotional Deals on TBJJ Products & Services!!!

 

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11-18-09
TBJJ Students Promoted with Stripes!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy recently promoted a few students with stripes, below you will find a complete list of names of stripes promoted students. We would like to congratulate all the promoted students.

Adults
White Belt I Stripe- John Villanueva
White Belt II Stripes- Emeka Diribe
White Belt II Stripes- Alex Ha
White Belt II Stripes- Todd Prebowski
White Belt II Stripes- Cory Watanabe
White Belt II Stripes- Jack Mayekawa
White Belt III Stripes- Michael Lee
White Belt III Stripes- Carlos Gonzalez
White Belt IV Stripes- Justin Sutherlin
White Belt IV Stripes - Jeff Nimsiriruengphol
White Belt IV Stripes - Mitch McGill

Blue Belt II Stripes- Dan Gonzalez

Kids
White Belt I Stripe- Riley Weber
White Belt I Stripe- Kalyn Weber
White Belt III Stripes- Brody Sanchez
White Belt III Stripes- Griffin Sanchez
White Belt IV Stripes-Josh Rivero
White Belt Yellow Stripe- I Jon Marc Rivero
White Belt Yellow Stripe- IV Lehna Orozco
White Belt Yellow Stripe- IV Jacob Rivero

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11-16-09
TBJJ Academy Sunday Mixed Class!!

The Sunday Mixed (All Levels) Class has been going good. The students that sometimes can't make during the week have been able to train on Sundays and we have been having a good feedback on the training sessions. So if you did not check it out yet, come train. Below you will find pictures from last Sunday's training session.

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11-14-09
NoGi Tournament !!!

TBJJ Student Jack Mayekawa competed this Saturday, November 14th at a The Millennia NoGi Tournament, fighting 3 matches and getting second place, it was his first BJJ competition. We would like to congratulate Jack on the good performance. Below is a picture of Jack in the podium.

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11-12-09

Tinguinha BJJ Academy Open House
FREE WORKSHOP
GRAND OPENING & BELT PROMOTIONS!!!!!!!

To Celebrate our brand NEW Location, on Saturday - December 12th, The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be having an Open House Event, a FREE Workshop with Professor Tinguinha and Black Belt Guests, a BJJ Demonstration and our semi annual Belt Ceremony. So invite your neighbors,friends and family and come celebrate our school's grand opening with us.

Event:

When- Saturday, December 12th 2009
Where- Tinguinha BJJ Headquarter
Workshop- Gi & NoGi - Free workshop- Open for everybody
BJJ Demonstration- BJJ Self Defense/BJJ Sport/NoGi-Submission Wrestling/MuayThai
Belt Promotion- TBJJ Students and Associated Academies Promotions
Celebration- Food/Drinks/Group Pictures

Complete information for event's schedule and Promotional ProShop Deals will be posted soon...

Mark your calendars and We hope to see you there!!!!!

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11-11-09
TBJJ.TV Website is News in Japan!!!!!

Our Professor Tinguinha just launched a new online training TBJJ.TV and the web site is getting some buzz aroud the world. The online training site has been featured at a very popular martial arts blog in Japan.And is getting great reviews from BJJ practitioners and Instructors all over the Globe. You can check theJapanese blog here http://cafe.quietwarriors.com/?eid=801922 and to learn more about the online training system - http://www.tbjj.tv

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11-10-09
Alexandre "Soca" Carneiro visits The Tinguinha BJJ Academy!!

BJJ Black Belt Alexandre "Soca" Carneiro stopped by for a visit to The Tinguinha BJJ Academy today. "Soca" is a long time friend and training partner of Professor Tinguinha and a multiple titles winner in BJJ Competitions. While in town for the NoGi tournament he took some time to check the Tinguinha BJJ Academy's new facility and say Hi to The TBJJ Team.

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11-09-09
Professor Tinguinha's Seminar in Tulare!!!

Professor Tinguinha will be teaching a seminar in the city of Tulare- CA at The Speedy Gonzalez BJJ School, Saturday - November 21st. If you live around the area don't miss this opportunity to learn from the world renowed BJJ Instructor. The Seminar will be Gi and NoGi and will have a 3 hour duration (1 1/2 Gi & 1 1/2 NoGi).

For information contact- Jesus Gonzalez- (559) 972- 5356

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11-05-09
Visitor from Hawaii!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy recently got a visitor all the way from Hawaii,Lee Sakai, who came to our school for a private lesson with Professor Tinguinha. We thank him and hope to see him soon.

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11-05-09
TWO NEW TECHNIQUES ADDED TO THE TINGUINHA ONLINE TRAINING WEBSITE!!

The Tinguinha Online Training System Website had just been updated with TWO NEW Techniques, a No-Gi Armbar-Omoplata Sweep combination and a Choke from the Back Position. You can check it all out at http://www.tbjj.tv

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10-27-09
Tinguinha Online Training System Free Videos!!

Professor Tinguinha just launched an incredible website that can be a tool for those looking to add to their training or learn at their own pace, The http://www.tbjj.tv website is full of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques and extras. To check a few FREE videos with techniques from theTinguinha online training system and have a preview of what the site is all about, check the links below.

Escaping the turtle position
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yYvR7ksl3g

Elbow lock from the closed guard
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9KlOZb1roU

Shin sweep from the spider guard
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0liExeZ1Is

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10-27-09
New Techniques Posted on the Tinguinha Online Training Website!!

The Tinguinha BJJ online Training System has just been updated with two NEW techniques. One in the Dynamic Series Section, where Professor Tinguinha shows a combination of some great submissions from the sitting up guard and a Back Position Submission, where he teaches how to go from the turtle position to the armbar. You can check it all out at http://www.tbjj.tv

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10-26-09
Tinguinha Seminar in Virginia Beach- VA!!

Last Saturday, October 24th, Professor Tinguinha taught a seminar at the Gustavo Machado School in Virginia Beach- VA. The seminar was very successful with more than 35 people in attendance and concluding with a few belt promotions of Gustavo Machado BJJ Students. Professor Tinguinha would like to thank Gustavo Machado and his students for the reception and look forward to coming back some time soon... Below are a few pictures from the seminar.

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10-20-09
Help promote the Tinguinha BJJ Academy and win a FREE Dvd!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy is trying to promote our NEW Location and is looking for TBJJ Students interested in helping, we will be giving a FREE DVD as an appreciation token. If you are interested please get the complete information and specification at our school's front desk. We thank you in advance.

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10-20-09
Tinguinha's Upcoming Seminar in Virginia Beach- VA!!

Professor "Tinguinha" will be teaching a seminar at The Gustavo Machado School in Virginia Beach- VA this upcoming weekend- Saturday, October 24th. So if you live close by don't miss the chance to learn from Professor "Tinguinha" and for The TBJJ Students, Professor "Tinguinha" will be posting updates and news on twitter about the trip and the seminar throughout the weekend so if you are not following him yet, you can check it out below...

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10-14-09
New Classes and Programs already in session!!

This is just a reminder that the Tinguinha BJJ Academy Sunday Mixed (Open to All Levels)Classes, New No-Gi Program (Open to All Levels), Kids No-Gi/MMA Friday Classes, Open Mat sessions and new kickboxing/muay-thai class on Mondays are all already in session so if you have not come to check the classes yet you are missing out.
Below are pictures from the new classes training sessions....

 

NoGi Class (Open to ALL Levels) - Sunday Mixed (Open to ALL Levels) Class

NoGI (Open to ALL Levels) - Intermediate/Advanced Class

NoGi (Open to ALL Levels) Class - TBJJ Students after training session

Intermediate/Advanced Class - Kickboxing/Muay Thai Training Session

New Digital Timer - NoGi Training Session

NoGi (Open to ALL Levels) Class

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10-14-09
TBJJ Academy Now on Twitter & Facebook!!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy and Professor Tinguinha are now on facebook and twitter, where you can get additional information about Professor "Tinguinha" 's trips, seminars, training method, projects plus news & updates about our school,classes, teammates and more....

To follow The Tinguinha BJJ Academy...



Find- Tinguinha Bjj

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To follow Professor Tinguinha

Find-Mauricio Tinguinha

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10-08-09
Tinguinha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Online Training!!!!

After much planning and hard work Professor Tinguinha is proud to announce the launch of a revolutionary online training system. The TBJJ.TV website, an online training system that will extend the work he does at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy and around the globe through his seminars and allow him to share his knowledge with a much broader audience and students.
This revolutionary online training system will allow BJJ Practitioners to learn any BJJ Technique, anytime, anywhere, at their own pace. The TBJJ.TV website not only brings BJJ Techniques in a very technical and easy to follow system but will also offer an Insider Look into The Art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu through Interviews with well known BJJ Black Belts and fight professionals, Fight Footages-Vintage and New, Training Sessions, Fitness Information and much more...

Check below the TBJJ.TV Promo Video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBWtFGCz5qw 

To enter the TBJJ.TV Website....

http://www.tbjj.tv/site/home.aspx

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10-01-09
New TBJJ Academy Schedule in Session!!

We would like to remind the TBJJ Students and interested students that The Tinguinha BJJ Academy NEW and Improved schedule is already in session, starting this month.

You can check our new schedule at...http://tinguinha.com/schedule.html

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9-30-09
Free Classes & Promotional Deals at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy

KIDS PROGRAM PROMOTION

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be offering a FREE TRIAL MONTH for the KIDS PROGRAM, for NEW STUDENTS (who live in Southern California). In The month of October ONLY. So invite your friends, neighbors and/or bring your own kids to tryout this great program at our school.

(Classes for 7 years of age & under and 8 Years of Age & Up)

-This promotion will expire November, 1st 2009
-Only eligible NEW students who live in the Southern California Area)

Kickboxing/Muay Thai - Month of October Promotion

In order to give the TBJJ (BJJ Program) students a chance to try our Kickboxing/Muay Thai program, The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be offering a FREE Trial Month for our kickboxing program. This is a great opportunity for the TBJJ (BJJ Program) students to experience this great programs and the changes made to it. We will also be offering Non- TBJJ Members a FREE 2 Weeks Trial, so tell your friends and family and share this great deal to start an amazing workout/class.

- This Promotion will expire November 1st, 2009
(Only eligible students who reside in the Southern California Area)

Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu - Adults Program Promotion

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be offering a FREE Trial for Three Full Weeks of training, in the month of October. To give NEW Students a chance to experience our classes and our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program. So, if you have friends, neighbors, co-workers or family who might be interested in giving a try, let them know about this great opportunity to try our classes FREE of charge for 3 entire weeks and check our NEW facility and classes.

-This Promotion will expire November 1st, 2009
(Only eligible students who live in the Southern California Area.)

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9-29-09
Tinguinha Seminar in Alaska

Professor "Tinguinha" just returned from a quick trip to Alaska where he went to visit the TBJJ Affililiated school in Anchorage- The ABJJ School and to teach a seminar. The school is going in full speed, they have a lot of new students and the seminar had over 30 people in attendance. Before the seminar professor "Tinguinha" tested and promoted Ryder "monster" to the brown belt and Justin Charon and Todd Palmer to their 4th stripe on their brown belts. Congratulations guys on the well deserved promotions. We will probably be seeing the Alaska boys back in California in March for the Pan Ams 2010. Check below a few pictures from Professor Tinguinha's trip and from the seminar.

 

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9-29-09
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Stripes Promotion

Below is a list with the Tinguinha BJJ Students recently promoted with Stripes. Congratulations to all promoted students. Keep the good work!!!

Stripes Promotion:

Todd Prebosky- White Belt I Stripe
Emeka Diribe- White Belt I Stripe
Jack Mayekawa- White Belt I Stripe
Cory Watanabe- White Belt I Stripe
Michael Lee- White Belt II Stripes
Jeff Nimsiriruengphol- White Belt III Stripes
Justin Charon- Brown Belt IV Stripes (ABJJ School-TBJJ Affiliate)
Todd Palmer - Brown Belt IV Stripes (ABJJ Schoo-TBJJ Affiliatel)

Belt Promotion:

Ryder Spadafore (ABJJ Schoo- TBJJ Affiliate) - Brown Belt

 

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9-25-09
Tinguinha BJJ Academy New Classes & Programs!!!!!

Starting on this upcoming month of October The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be updating and improving our classes and programs by bringing NEW classes and additions to existing programs. Below you can check more information about the NEW classes and programs. For additional information and new classes days and time you can inquire at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy's front desk or call (714) 694-0103.

- NO-GI Classes Open to All Levels

We will be adding one more day of No-Gi classes and the program has been redesigned in order to englobe techniques for ALL LEVEL students- From White to Black belts (Beginners to Advance).

- Sunday Mixed (All Levels) Class

This class wil be one more option for students with a tighter weekly schedule. It will be seasonal- going 3 months with Gi and the following 3 months No-GI and so forth and is going to be OPEN for ALL Levels. (Class will start with the GI).

- Kids Classes:

-Juniors- NoGi/MMA Class- Mat Area #2
- New Age Group Class (CLASS IS FORMING NOW- Age 7 & Under)
-Extra Day of Class Added

We are adding a new class on a new day. To expose the kids to another side of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu art we are adding a BJJ/MMA class (mat area #2),to sharpen their grappling skills and teach another aspect of BJJ, in a new day to offer the option for those with tighter schedule. We will also be opening for the first time, a NEW age group class program, for the younger BJJ athletes who wants to learn the art as well. This class will be OPEN for Kids 7 years of age and under (Classes are Forming NOW).

- Kickboxing/Muay Thai Program:

- New days of classes
- New Class- Cardio Kickboxing (Coming Soon)
- Renewed Program
- Open Gym- Punching Bag Workout


The Tinguinha BJJ Academy renewed and added additional classes to the program, transforming it into a 4 days class program and adding a Cardio-Kickboxing class emphasizing in the workout aspect of this modality. Besides all the changes and additions to this great program, we will be offering an Open Gym- Free Punching Bag time, for Muay Thai students who would like to practice or relieve stress.

-BJJ Executive Privates Program:

-One on One classes
- Student will be apt to be promoted


The program will follow the same curriculum as of our group class programs but in a one-on-one setting, enabling the student to learn faster. Students will be apt to be promoted. Package Deals Available

- BJJ Open Mat Sessions

Available weekly (except Fridays) and on Saturdays on mat area #2

- Open Gym/Punching Bags Sessions

Available Tuesdays & Thursdays on mat area #3

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9-15-09
Tinguinha Brazilian Jiu Jitsu flag in New Zeland!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy recently had a visit from two students from New Zeland, Lee and Michael, who spent a few days training here with us. Last week they fought a tournament back home with their Tinguinha BJJ Gis, Lee getting 1st place and Michael 2nd. They sent news from the competition and a few pictures. The Tinguinha BJJ Academy would like to congratulate and thank both for representing. It's always nice to see our flag over the world. We hope to have them back visiting soon. Below are a few pics from the competition.

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9-14-09
Tinguinha BJJ Academy New Location's FIRST CLASS!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy opened the doors for our first classes at our brand new location. We had big classes and everyone in attendance was happy with the new school. We are very excited for our team and with the new place. Very soon we will be adding to our classes and improving our schedule. We will keep you posted.
Below you can find a few pictures from the classes...

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9-13-09
Tinguinha BJJ NEW Location all set up and ready!!

The Tinguinha BJJ academy is happy and proud to announce we have completed the improvements and remodeling and are completely moved to our brand new location.
We are moving into a bigger space and better location, we thank you all for your patience and understanding for the last 3 days without classes. But we are now ready to open our doors and very excited to start our classes here.
We look forward to seeing everybody at the new location. Our classes will be following the same schedule as before, and will be coming back tomorrow, Monday- September 14th and soon we will be posting the new programs and classes we are going to have in our school starting in October.
We were able to add and improve our school with new features and cannot wait to show it to all of you.
We would like to thank Brown Consulting and Construction and their team for a great job and support and all the TBJJ students who helped us set up and complete the school's move. We appreciate it.

Some of our new location's new features:
- 3 mat areas
- shower room
- bigger changing room
- reception area


Our school's NEW location is:
22349 La Palma Ave. Ste# 118
Yorba Linda-CA 92887
Ph: (714)694-0103



mat area #1


mat area #2


mat area #3

 

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9-14-09
Tinguinha BJJ Teammates Results at The National Championship of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!!!

We had some TBJJ students fighting at The National Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that took place in Carson last weekend, September 12th and 13th. Even though we did not have a big team competing we had Daniel Gonzalez along with Frank Ruiz getting third place in their respective belt and weight categories and Jeff Nolasco doing a nice job on his matches as well, so congrats to all students competing. We would like to thank TBJJ instructor Kenric Toliver for the support, coaching at the tournament. Below you can find a picture from the competition and results.

3rd Place- Daniel Gonzalez (Blue Belt- Adult)
3rd Place- Frank Ruiz (Purple Belt- Adult)

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9-9-09
SCHOOL CLOSED AND NEW LOCATION MOVING DATE!!!

Due to moving set up and mats relocation The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be CLOSED Thursday, september 10th, Friday, September 11th & Saturday, September 12th. We apologize for the short notice, things moved faster than we thought and we will be moving the main mats and final things in the next few days. We count with your understanding and can assure that we are working to offer a better space for our classes.

Our new location is on the same street- La Palma but going east, here is the address- 22349 La Palma Ave. Suite #118- Yorba Linda- CA 92887. We will start the classes at the NEW LOCATION on the same schedule Monday, September 14th.

We thank you in advance for your comprehension and will see you at the NEW LOCATION soon.

Below we have a couple of pictures of two of our new mat areas just set.

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9-4-09
TBJJ Academy's New Location Updates!!!!!

We will be bringing more updates about our school's new location very soon and the exact move date but we can tell you all that it will be one week after next. Everything is coming together very nicely and all renovations and additions are almost done now. We cannot wait to have all of you training there and be able to offer a much improved facility and better service.
We will keep you posted on the updates and exact move date.

We have big plans for this new location and we are very excited about all the new things we plan to offer in the very near future. Below you can find a few pictures of the new location's development and a few new programs we are planning to add to our schedule.

New programs coming soon...

- NoGi Classes for ALL Levels
- Kickboxing classes on Mondays and Saturdays
- Kids Classes on Fridays
- Kids program for kids 5 to 8 years old
- Executive Privates Program
- Sunday Classes
- Open Mat

 

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9-1-09
Labor Day Holiday Schedule!!!

Due to The Labor Day Holiday The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be CLOSED Monday, September 7th. We will be returning to regular schedule Tuesday, September 8th. We hope you enjoy the small break and to see you back in class soon!!!

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8-25-09
Kids Belt and Stripes Promotion!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy Kids Program just had a few students moving on to a next level in their training. We would like to congratulate all of the promoted students. We are proud of their efforts and accomplishments.

Promoted to White Belt-Yellow Stripe:
Jon-Mark Rivero

Promoted with Stripes:
Josh Rivero- White Belt III Stripes
Jacob Rivero- White Belt-Yellow Stripe -III
Jacob Hom- Yellow Belt- Orange Stripe-I

 


Jon-Mark Rivero receiving his Belt from Professor "Tinguinha"

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8-25-09
Luis "Speedy" Gonzalez BJJ School Belt Promotion

The Tinguinha BJJ Affiliated school in Visalia- The Luis "Speedy" Gonzalez BJJ School just had their Belt Promotion Ceremony last Saturday, August 22nd with the presence of BJJ Black Belt- Leonardo Seixas. Below you can see a list of all the promoted students and a few pictures. We would like to congratulate all the promoted students and The Luis "speedy" Gonzalez school andall the instructors.

KIDS PROMOTED TO WHITE W/YELLOW STRIPE
Elias Tristao
Cody Williams
Johnny Northcutt
Jordan Northcutt
Mezmerize Duran

YELLOW BELT
Seth W. Uranga

ORANGE BELT
Josh Munoz

ADULTS PROMOTED TO BLUE BELT
Benito Rodriguez
Justin Milinich
Greg Carrillo
James Dickenson

ADULTS PROMOTED TO PURPLE BELT
Joel Curiel
Josh Bowling

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8-19-09
Tinguinha BJJ Academy NEW LOCATION!!!!

As we announced in our last Belt Ceremony The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be moving next month to a brand new, bigger and better location. The new site is still going through some remodeling and construction so we can offer more to our TBJJ Members.We just got new mats delivered and are setting everything up to look the best possible. We are very excited about our new school and hope everyone will enjoy as much as us. Below are a few pictures from last week. We will be posting new developments from this week later. Since we are working on delivering the best possible facility we don't have the date of the move yet but as soon as the date is set we will be letting everyone know.

 

 

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8-19-09
The Evolution of Martial Arts!!

While on vacation through Seattle, Tinguinha BJJ student Raymond Quinto kept us in mind while visiting Bruce and Brandon Lee's headstones he made a little tribute to us and e-mailed us the picture and words below.We would like to thank Raymond. We hope to see him soon.

"Hey guys, Even though I knew it was going to be a hot day in Seattle, Washington, I made it a point to wear my black TBJJ. I knew at the end of the day we were going to visit the Bruce Lee and Brandon Lee headstone and this was exactly how I wanted to take the picture. I had to show my respects to Bruce Lee and Tinguinha in recognizing the evolution of martial arts. " Raymond

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8-19-09
Belt Promotion!!

Due to being away on vacation during our Belt Ceremony that took place in July, Tinguinha BJJ student Scott Walters was promoted this week to the Blue Belt at last. We would like to congratulate him in the accomplishment and hard work.

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8-15-09
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Visitors!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy just had two students taking advantage of our visitor's program and coming to visit and train at our school with The TBJJ Team this past week. We had Oscar Jimenez coming from San Francisco for one session and we had Matthew Bernier who came from Denver and trained at two of our classes. It is always nice to have visitors at our school and we hope they enjoyed training with us and will be back soon.


Oscar visiting from San Francisco - Professor "Tinguinha", Matthew (in the middle)and TBJJ Black Belt Kenric Toliver

Below is a few words from Matthew about his experience at our Academy:

" Professor, Thanks so much for you knowledge and hospitality. You and your students where so amazing to me. It felt like being at home and training with all of my friends. I have picked up some new techniques that I will definitely incorporate into my game. I was a little scared at first to train at a new dojo and with new students. But after being there for 10 minutes it felt great and all my fears vanished. I really appreciate you time and knowledge in the art of BJJ. Thanks so much!"
Namaste, Matthew

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8-11-09
Tinguinha BJJ Competition Classes Schedule and Information!!!

In order to get ready to the upcoming tournament's season including the National Championship of BJJ, The Tinguinha BJJ Academy is bringing back our specific competition training that takes place in our TBJJ Competition Class. The class will return Saturday, August 15th- from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

Saturday Classes Schedule (Starting Aug. 15th, 09):

Mixed (All Levels) Class- 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Competition Class- 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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8-5-09
TBJJ Academy Trip to Brazil Pictures & Trip overview!!!

Part of The Tinguinha BJJ Team, including Professor "Tinguinha", Kenric Toliver, Frank Ruiz, Marcelo Cavalcanti, Alex Uzeta (from The MCBJJ School), Luis Gonzalez, Jesus Gonzalez & Josh Bowling (from the Speedy Gonzalez/TBJJ Team- Visalia) just came back from a wonderful trip to Brazil where they went to compete in the Rio International Open Tournament and to train and sightsee as well. Everyone on the team competed and we brought home 4 medals- 2 gold & 2 silver. They were able to train at 3 different BJJ Academies in Rio, The Gordo BJJ Academy (main school), The Gordo BJJ School in Novo Leblon with Professor Rabico and The UM2 school with Professor Paulo de Tarso and Rafael Capoeira . We would like to thank all the schools for receiving us so well and for the great hospitality. While there they were also able to experience different sightseeing places including being at a soccer game in the famous Maracana stadium, beautiful beaches and famous views and experience the Rio de Janeiro nightlife. It was a very nice experience for the team to train and have some fun together in such a beautiful city.
We look forward to doing this trip next year and we would like to thank our instructors Mike Brown, Chris Gutierrez, John Vitasa and Jeff Nolasco and TBJJ Staff member Livia Mariano for keeping the school running strong and well while our main instructor was out.

Below you will find tournament's results and few pictures and soon we will be posting on youtube a video/slideshow from the trip.

TBJJ Team Tournament's Results:

Blue Belt- Master- Pena
Josh Bowling- 2nd PLace

Purple Belt- Senior 1 (master) - Galo
Jesus Gonzalez- 1st Place

Purple Belt - Master- Pesadissimo
Alex Uzeta- 1st Place

Black Belt- Senior 1- Pena
Marcelo Cavalcanti- 2nd Place

Pictures:

Training at the beautiful BJJ School- UM2

Famous Maracana Stadium - "Tinguinha",Kenric & Frank watching a Flamengo soccer game

Rio International Tournament - Luis Gonzalez playing guard

Kenric fighting - "Tinguinha" playing the spider guard

The team hanging out at the tournament - Alex Uzeta at the podium getting 1st place

Marcelo Cavalcanti working the X-Guard - Marcelo winning his 1st match

Jesus Gonzalez in the 1st place of the podium with his brother Luis - View of the Baia de Guanabara

Part of the team at the famous Christo Redentor in Rio

Pepe Beach - Prainha Beach

Frank admiring the Grumari Beach

View of the Recreio dos Bandeirantes & Barra da Tijuca beaches

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7-21-09
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Rio International Tournament Trip!!!

Professor Tinguinha along with Tinguinha BJJ Team Members, Frank Ruiz, Kenric Toliver, Marcelo Cavalcanti, Luis Gonzalez and Jesus Gonzalez are leaving today to compete in The Rio International Tournament in Brazil and to train in some of the best BJJ schools in Rio de Janeiro- Brazil. We wish all of them good luck in the tournament and hope they have a good time in Brazil.


Kenric Toliver, Frank Ruiz and Professor "Tinguinha"
getting ready for the tournament at the TBJJ Academy.

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7-20-09
Tinguinha BJJ Academy 12th Belt Ceremony & Celebration!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy's 12th Belt Ceremony took place this past weekend, Saturday-Jul. 18th at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy. We had a very smooth and nice ceremony and got a lot of students promoted to the Blue Belts, 2 Purple belts, plus 2 Brown Belts. Besides all the students promoted with stripes. Afterwards a group of TBJJ Members met at The Amazon Brazilian BBQ restaurant to continue celebrating. The Tinguinha BJJ Academy would like to thank all the TBJJ Members and their families and friends for being a part of the 12th Belt Ceremony and for supporting the school and their teammates and celebrating their accomplishments. Below are a few pictures of the ceremony and a list of all promoted students.


White Belts Promoted with Stripes


Blue Belts Promoted With Stripes with The TBJJ Academy Black Belts


Purple Belts Promoted with Stripes with the TBJJ Black Belts


Brown Belts Promoted with Stripes with The TBJJ Black Belts


Students Promoted to The Blue Belt with the TBJJ Black Belts


Students Promoted to the Purple Belt along the TBJJ Black Belts- Instructors


Students promoted to the Brown Belt along with The TBJJ Black Belts-Instructors


TBJJ Academy 12th Belt Ceremony Group Picture

Students Promoted to The Blue Belt

Perry Miller
Raymond Quinto
Sonny Kang
Ben Lin
Jesus Lopez
Paul Roman
Brian Browne
Paul Egger
Emil Nguyen
David Mitchell
Matt Bassi
Robert Willyard

Students Promoted to The Purple Belt

Frank Ruiz
Jesus Gonzalez

Students Promoted to the Brown Belt

Lou Smith
Tony Saldivar

Students Promoted With Stripes:

Brown Belt- III Stripes
Grant Collins
Chris Gutierrez

Purple Belt IV Stripes
Russell Cantorna

Purple Belt II Stripes
Michael Shen

Purple Belt I Stripe
Paul LaPorte
Jack Lee
John Vitasa
Paul Polis
Zack Rapadas

Blue Belt IV Stripes
Dean Rivero

Blue Belt III Stripes
Kenny Weber
Nathan Stauber

Blue Belt II Stripes
Jeff Nolasco
Viktor Martinez
Herb Laano
Will Locklear
Brian Swienton
Matt Madden

Blue Belt I Stripe
Daniel Gonzalez
Jonny Weber
Tim Stephens
Noah Nagel
Irving Lai
Nathan Edelstein

White Belt IV Stripes
Alfredo Trevino Granado

White Belt III Stripes
Keith Miller
Shaheen Shaheen
Gene Ramirez
Nathan Gookin
David Hernandez
Justin Sutherlin

White Belt II Stripes
Carlos Gonzalez
Nathan Choi
Luis Flores
Steve Prejean
Jeff Nimsiriruengphol
Dennis Lapidario

White Belt I Stripe
Alex Ha

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7-10-09
"Gordo" Visit to The Tinguinha BJJ Academy

BJJ Black Belt Roberto "Gordo" Correia,who is back in California made a surprise visit to The Tinguinha BJJ Academy at last night's class (Thursday-July9th). "Gordo" taught a technique and trained at our classes. It was a very nice surprise and good to have him back at our school.


"Gordo" and Black Belt Marcelo Cavalcanti who is
training at The TBJJ for the Rio International Tournament


"Gordo" with The TBJJ group at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy

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7-10-09
Visitors from New Zeland at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy had the pleasure to welcome two visitors last Thursday night and Friday morning, two police officers coming all the way from New Zeland to take advantage of our visitors program. It is very nice to be able to share and exchange our appreciation for the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and welcome students from so far to our school. Thanks for the visit guys!!

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7-6-09
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu- A Powerfull Self Defense Tool

Here at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy, we take great pride of the technical training quality and instruction and the friendly enviroment that we are able to provide at our school.We would never encourage any of our students to get involved in any violent act but we'd like to think that  we are contributing with our classes on helping our students to be able to  defend themselves if necessary at any given time. Recently we were approached by one of our students with a personal story that made us glad and inspired about the work that we do here at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy and we wanted to share his experience with everyone.
Below is his testimonial and we hope to inspire everyone to the benefits of the art of Brazilian JiuJitsu, not only as a workout but most importantly as a self defense tool...    

"Recently I was involved in an attack. I was approached by a psychotic individual with a knife and I was forced to put my skills to the test. Using my self defense training I was able to submit the individual and walked away . The most important thing was the concern of my own life. I wouldn't be standing today if it wasn't for Tinguinha's training. With only a month of training at this Academy I was able to defend myself & survive an unfortunate event. I just wanted to say that I take great pride & honor to be training here at this Academy under the supervision and guidance of such an amazing & inspiring instructor as Tinguinha."   Alex H.

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7-6-09

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy would like to remind everyone of the 12th Belt Ceremony coming, Saturday- July 18th 2009. Taking place at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy at 11:00am. We will be promoting students to the Blue, Purple and Brown Belts as well as with stripes. On that day only we will also be having a SPECIAL SALE on select TBJJ Products so don't miss this opportunity to Save on TBJJ DVDS and Specialty products. Do not forget also to come celebrate with us at The Amazon Brazilian  BBQ Restaurant following the ceremony. Below you will find more information about the Restaurant, Ceremony schedule and sale information. Mark your calendars and we hope to see you there!!

Ceremony Schedule: 
Start: 11:00 am - Belt & Stripes Ceremony
Group Picture: 12:15pm to 12:30pm

Amazon Restaurant:
1445 S. Lemon St. Fullerton, CA 92832
Cost- $26.95 per person

TBJJ Belt Ceremony Select Products :

Dvds   


TAKE $20 OFF SELECT DVDS  
DVDS ON SALE:  
Extreme Back Attacks - Was $50 - NOW $30
Extreme Open Guard- Was $60 - NOW $40
Sitting Up Guard- Was $50 - NOW $30
Cross Guard- Was $50 - NOW $30
Spider Guard - Was $60- NOW $40 

T-shirts:

Select T-shirts- $15 dollars Each
SAVE 25%

Gis :

Tinguinha BJJ Academy Official Gis

White Gi- Org. - $110.00  - SALE- $95.00 - SAVE $15
Blue Gi- Org. -$120.00 - SALE-  $105.00  - SAVE $15

Don't forget is a 1 day only Special!!!!

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6-29-09
TBJJ Academy 4th of July Schedule!!

Due to the 4th of July Holiday The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be CLOSED Saturday, July 4th.
Classes go back to regular schedule the following Monday-July 6th.
Enjoy the Holiday!!

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6-23-09
Tinguinha BJJ Affiliated school in Croatia latest tournament's results!!

The TBJJ Affiliated school in Croatia- The Triangle BJJ Klub, just competed last weekend in the Swiss Grappling Open 2009 in Swiss  and one more time the team had a great performance bringing back 7 medals. TBJJ Croatia coach- Zeljko Vukovic is doing a great job there with the team. Below you can find the team’s results.

 Tomislav Bunoza - golden medal (to 60 kg category, GI)
 Mirna Sabo - golden medal (to 50 kg, GI)
 Adriana Vuković - silver medal (to 50 kg, GI)
 Denny Vuković - silver medal (to 74 kg, GI) and silver medal (to 74 kg, NO-GI)
 Marija Šola - silver medal (open category, NO-GI)
 Željko Vuković - silver medal (to 84 kg category, GI)


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6-22-09
Visitor from Hong Kong!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Visitor's program had a visitor from far away. Last Saturday, June 20th Danny from Honk Kong came to train at our school. It is the second time Danny visits our school. We hope he had a good time and comes back to visit us soon.


Professor Tinguinha & Danny

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6-22-09
MC Brazilian Jiu Jitsu In House Tournament Results & Pictures

Last Saturday, June 20th The Tinguinha BJJ Academy had some of our team participate in The MC Brazilian Jiu Jitsu In House Tournament. We had few students competing and got 5 medals for 1st place and 1 for a 2nd place. It was a good opportunity for some of the TBJJ competition team to compete in a very friendly atmosphere and without the pressures of  big competition's set. There were four schools competing. Besides Professor "Tinguinha" we had TBJJ Instructor Kenric Toliver and Assistant Instructor Russell Cantorna there, helping to coach our team and supporting the tournament. Congratulations to all the TBJJ students who participated.
Below are a few pictures and results: 

Blue Belt- Adult- Open Division
First Place- Frank Ruiz

Blue Belt- Adult- 205 lbs. Division
First Place- Daniel Gonzalez

Blue Belt- Adult- 160lbs. Division
First Place- Jeff Nolasco

White Belt- Adult- 160 lbs.Division
First Place- Jeff Nimsiriruengphol

White Belt- Adult- 185 lbs. Division
First Place- Nate Gookin
Second Place- Raymond Quinto

 

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6-15-09
Roberto "Gordo" Correia & Antonio Braga Neto Seminar Pictures

Last weekend, Saturday-June 13th we had the pleasure to welcome to The Tinguinha BJJ Academy, BJJ Black Belts, Roberto "Gordo" Correia and Antonio Braga Neto who taught an amazing seminar at our school. The seminar had a very good turnout and everyone attending had a great opportunity to learn from two great Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighters. We would like to thank "Gordo" and Braga Neto for coming and sharing their knowledge with The TBJJ team and all the students attending for making the seminar a success. Below you will find a few pictures of the seminar.

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6-15-09
TBJJ ACADEMY ONLINE STORE UPDATE

The Tinguinha BJJ Website has just been updated and now we have available for SALE at our online store all of Professor Tinguinha's DVDS along with few other dvds. We will continue the updates, and will keep you posted. To visit the dvds store... http://tinguinha.com/dvds.html

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6-10-09
This Upcoming Saturday Seminar- REMINDER

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy would like to remind everyone of The upcoming seminar with legendary BJJ Black Belt, Roberto "Gordo" Correia & Multiple times world champion, Antonio Braga Neto, taking place this Saturday, June 13th at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy. The Seminar will start at 10:30 am and run until 1:00pm. Space is limited and we only have few spots open, so if you are planning on attending the seminar Please sign up ASAP.
Don't forget: Price at The Door for TBJJ Students- $55 & for Non- Students $65.

For more information you can contact (714) 630-6218 or e-mail: tinguinha@yahoo.com

REMEMBER- DUE TO THE SEMINAR THE TINGUINHA BJJ ACADEMY WILL NOT HAVE ANY CLASSES  THAT SATURDAY(June-13th)!!!    ONLY THE SEMINAR


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6-8-09

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy has the pleasure to announce our 12th Belt Ceremony taking place at our school, Saturday- July 18th 2009. We will be promoting students to the Blue, Purple and Brown belts as well as with stripes in all belt levels.We will also have a SPECIAL DVDS and select merchandise SALE on that day ONLY!!!You can find more details about the ceremony below. Mark your calendars and come celebrate with the Tinguinha BJJ Family.

Where: Tinguinha BJJ Academy
When: Saturday- July, 18th 2009
Start: 11:00 am till 12:30pm
Family & Friends are welcome!!!
We will be going to the Brazilian Barbecue Restaurant- Amazon following the ceremony. Everyone is welcome to join. More information will be posted at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy.

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6-6-09
Black Belt Training at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy!!

On our last Friday morning class The Tinguinha BJJ Academy had the pleasure to have a great Black Belt training at our school. We had three Black Belts visiting from San Francisco, here for the World Championship which is happening this weekend. The training had the presence of TBJJ Team Members Marcelo Cavalcanti, Kenric Toliver, Mike Brown, Professor Tinguinha and Visiting Black Belts Sandro "Batata", Julio Echeverria and Leonardo "Gloglo" Seixas along with the attending TBJJ students and a few students from the Sandro Batata BJJ School. It was a very good training session and a great opportunity for the TBJJ students to train with and watch all those Black Belts in action. Below are a few pictures from the training session.

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6-4-09
Professor Tinguinha Croatia Seminar Pictures!!!

Professor Tinguinha just got back from a quick trip to Croatia to teach a seminar at bjj triangle club- an affiliated scholl of the Tinguinha BJJ Academy located in the city of Dakovo in Croatia. The seminar had a great turn out. Iit was a 2 days seminar. Day one- was just for the kids from 6 to 10 years of age  and on Day 2- the seminar was directed to teens and adults. Besides all the students from the triangle bjj club who attended the seminar we had students from 2 differents cities in croatia and people from different countries in Europe attending the seminar. Professor Tinguinha would like to thank everyone that came to the seminar and thank the very warm hospitality from all the students from the triangle  bjj club he had a great time he would also like to say special thanks for the instructor of the triangle bjj club mr. Zeljko Vukovic who is doing a very positive and outstanding job specially with the kids at his club we are really happy to  have mr. Zeljko and the triangle bjj club representing our team in Croatia, below you can check some of the pictures from Professor Tinguinha seminar in Croatia.

 

 

 

 

 

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6-2-09
Roberto "Gordo" Correia & Antonio Braga Neto Seminar at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy!!!

About Roberto "Gordo" Correia-Half Guard Creator :

The legendary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 4th Degree Black Belt master Roberto "Gordo" Correia, the inventor of the half-guard, will be coming to share his knowledge with the Tinguinha BJJ team. He has won every major Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) title at least once.  Gordo is considered to be one of the top 5 BJJ masters in Brazil.And is responsible for revolutionizing the bjj competition game with the introduction of the half guard.
He has produced many BJJ World Champions and has also produced many MMA & UFC fighters. So don't miss this great opportunity to learn and meet not only a great athlete but a great coach.

About Antonio Braga Neto- Current World & Pan American Champion:

Antonio Braga Neto, the 2008 Mundial No Gi absolute Champion and 2009 Pan American Weight and Absolute Champion will be coming to The Tinguinha BJJ Academy. He is a World Champion in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with 16 years of experience.  Neto is the 2008 Mundials (World) Super Heavyweight Black Belt World Champion.  He is also the 2008 No Gi World Champion.  He is the only person to have ever won the Mundials (World) Championships at the blue, purple, brown, and black belt levels.   Neto is also a professional MMA fighter with fights in Brazil and Japan. 
Neto  is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under BJJ Black Belt- Roberto "Gordo" Correia.
Take advantage of this opportunity to work with a World Champion, learn his techniques and mindset and take your game to the next level!

SEMINAR:

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy  has the pleasure to announce a SEMINAR with the Half Guard creator, Roberto "Gordo" Correia along with Current World and Pan American Champion- Antonio Braga Neto. The seminar will have the duration of 2 hours and a half and both fighters will teach together.
Make sure to reserve your spot since SPACE IS LIMITED!!!

Besides the seminar, "Gordo" and Neto will be available for private lessons during the week from June,8th to 12th at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy.

You will find more information about the seminar right below. You can also contact The Tinguinha BJJ Academy for any additional information.

Event Info
When: Saturday-June/13th/2009
Time: 10:30am to 1:00pm
Address:
Tinguinha BJJ Academy
2970 E. La Palma Ave. Ste B
Anaheim- CA 92806
(714)630-6218
E-mail: tinguinha@yahoo.com

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5-29-09
The Tinguinha BJJ Academy Presents- The Roberto "Gordo" Correia & Antonio Braga Neto Seminar!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be hosting a seminar with BJJ Legend, winner of all existing BJJ titles and Half Guard creator,Roberto "Gordo" Correia, who is also coach to today's innumerous world champions and UFC and MMA Fighters and he will be teaching the seminar alongside Multiple times world champion and current weight and open divisions Pan American champion, rising BJJ Star- Antonio Braga Neto. The seminar will take place at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy, Saturday- June 13th 2009.
We will be posting more detailed information about the seminar soon...

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5-21-09
NEW Acai Products at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy

We have just received a new shipment of Acai with brand New Acai Roots products. Acai Smoothies, in two different flavors- AX3- a delicious juice smoothie with a poweful antioxidant triple combination: Acai + Pomegranate + Blueberry and also PROx- a healthy tropical blend of Acai + Pineapple + Coconut + Whey Protein. We also received the brand new Acai Root-Ready to Eat-Brazilian Style-PINT Size Sorbet. All Available NOW for sale at our Academy's store. Check it out after class for refreshing and replenishing.

NEW ACAI PRODUCTS:

Acai Smoothies


Acai Pint Size Sorbet

 

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5-18-09
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Techniques feature- May 2009

This Month of May The Tinguinha BJJ Academy brings two new techniques to our techniques feature of our website. This time we have TBJJ Instructor and Black Belt- Kenric Toliver, who have been training BJJ for over 10 years and is part of our TBJJ Family and Staff Team. Kenric will be teaching Cross Guard Techniques with the assistance of TBJJ Teammate, purple belt Russell Cantorna.

To check the techniques... http://www.tinguinha.com/techniques.html

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5-18-09
Memorial Day Holiday CLASS SCHEDULE!!!

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will ONLY have the Morning Class (intermediate/Advance- 10:30 am to 12:00) on Monday- May, 25th 2009. There will be NO CLASS MONDAY( 5/25) NIGHT!!
We will return to regular schedule Tuesday, May 26th.

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5-18-09
Tinguinha BJJ Academy 12th Belt Promotion!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy is very proud to announce our 12th Belt ceremony coming up Saturday- July 18th, 2009. We will post more details very soon but make sure to mark your calendars for the date and come celebrate our teammates progress!!

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5-18-09
Students promoted with Stripes- May!!!!

Congratulations to the Tinguinha BJJ Academy students recently promoted with stripes!!

White Belt I Stripe
Nathan Choi

White Belt II Stripes
David Hernandez
Keith Miller

White Belt III Stripes
Matt Bassi
Cherese Robinson
Robert Willyard

White Belt IV Stripes
Raymond Quinto
Paul Egger
Scott WAlters
David Mitchell
Sony Kang
Perry Miller


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5-11-09
Asia Seminar Tour Pictures

After a very successful seminar tour in South Asia, Professor "Tinguinha" is back with many experiences from the trip to share with us. "It was a great experience. I had a great welcome and hospitality in all the places I passed by. The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu martial art is still new and growing in South Asia but I was glad to see their will to learn BJJ, in all the schools I passed the instructors had a great attitude and are conducing BJJ in the right direction, in a positive and respectful way. It was very nice to meet all these people from different countries and cultures but most of all it was very special to see we all share the love for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I know it is just a matter of time for BJJ in South Asia to be getting big. I hope my visit to South Asia even though quick will contribute positively for the BJJ Growth there. I would like to thank all the students attending the seminars and thank Luke, Adam, Phil in Thailand, Alvin Aguillar, Christopher, and Cavalo in the Philippines, Danny and Quinton in Hong Kong and Rafael "Gordinho" and Chatri in Singapore for hosting the seminars. And thanks to the black belts Daniel and Makoto for attending and supporting the seminar!!!! I would also like to thank all the TBJJ Instructors team and Staff, Chris Gutierrez, Kenric Toliver, John Vitasa, Mike Brown, Jeff Nolasco,Alex Orozco, Grant Collins and Livia Mariano for having our school running smoothly and keeping everything on track. "- Tinguinha
Below you can find pictures from all the different countries Professor "Tinguinha" visited and from the seminars he taught.

Thailand

Visiting temples and a Muay-Thai Gym

Thailand Seminars- 1st day - 2nd day

Professor "Tinguinha" teaching spider guard techniques at the seminar- Phil Denzau receiving the Brown Belt

 

Philippines

Professor "Tinguinha" in the Philippines - Group Picture at The Philippines seminar

"Tinguinha" with the students who attended the seminar in the Philippines and Black Belt Alvin Aguilllar

Hong Kong

Professor "Tinguinha" sightseeing in Hong Kong including The Bruce Lee statue in the Hong Kong walk of fame

Professor "Tinguinha" teaching the seminar in Hong Kong - Group picture of the Hong Kong seminar

Hong Kong BJJ instructor Quinton with Professor "Tinguinha"

Singapore

Professor "Tinguinha" with BJJ Black Belt Rafael "Gordinho"- sightseeing in Singapore

Group Picture of the seminar in Singapore- Picture of the Singapore seminar

 

 

More pictures from All the seminars:

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5-11-09
Competition Class BACK on Schedule for World Championship!!!

The World Championship of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is just around the corner and is open for all belts. This Saturday, May 16th The competition class will be back on schedule- From 12:00 to 1:00pm. The Mixed (All Levels) class will be taking place from- 11:00am to 12:00pm.

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5-3-09
Professor "Tinguinha" Asia Seminar Tour Updates

Professor "Tinguinha" is already on the last stop of his seminar tour in South Asia. He is currently in Singapore and has really enjoyed all the places he was able to visit.The trip went well and all the seminars have been great so far. Everyone has been very welcoming. It's been an amazing experience and even though Professor "Tinguinha" has enjoyed being able to teach in all the different schools, he is looking forward to be back to The Tinguinha BJJ Academy and share it all with The TBJJ Team. He hopes to see everyone on the mat very soon...
Below are a few pics of some of the stops of the Tour.


Professor "Tinguinha" in Thailand


Hong Kong


Hong Kong

 

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4-13-09
Professor "Tinguinha" Seminar Tour in South Asia!!!!

Seminar official Promotional T-shirt:

The Spider guard master- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 3rd degree black belt Mauricio "Tinguinha" Mariano will be teaching for the first time seminars in South Asia, in Thailand, Phillipines , China and Singapore. Professor "Tinguinha" is well known world wide for his open guard skills and techniques and he will be teaching two days seminars in each location. Professor ''Tinguinha'' is making a special affair of the Tour and will be offering All of his Dvds with a 50% OFF Discount for the attending students as well as presenting Certificates for all attending students. Below are more detailed information for each location's seminars.
Don't miss this amazing opportunity to learn from and meet Spider guard master Mauricio "Tinguinha'' Mariano.

Thailand 
BANGKOK, TH (04.25-26)
LOCATION: Bangkok BJJ (www.bkkbjj.com)
DATE: April 25 & 26
MATERIAL: 2-day gi seminar on aspects of the spider & open-guard
FEE: 1-DAY 1500 baht / 2-DAY 2500 baht
HOTEL: For guests visiting from outside Bangkok, the Golden Palace Hotel will extend a discount to those taking part in the seminar. (www.goldenpalacehotel.com)
CONTACT: luke@bkkbjj.com

Phillipines
MANILA, PH (04.29-30)
LOCATION: Deftac Sucat
BAMF, Gymaholics Fitness Center
Park and Shop, Dr. A Santos Avenue Corner Santa Rita Street,
Sucat, Paranaque City, PH
DATE: April 29-30
CONTACT: toffyilagan@yahoo.com


China
HONG KONG, HK (05.02-03)
LOCATION: Impakt HK (www.impakt.hk)
DATE: May 2 & 3
MATERIAL: 3hours each session, both days gi
FEE: 600 for 2-days (pre-book & pre-pay), 800 for 2-days (walk in on the day, if space available)
CONTACT: gi@samulime.net or gear88@gmail.com
***Space is limited to 30 students.
Registration will close once we've reached 30 people. Please pre-book ASAP.

Singapore
LOCATION: Evolve Mixed Martial Arts ( http://evolve-mma.com/ )
1 Selegie Road
Unit #02-22
Singapore 188306
DATE: TBA 
MATERIAL: 1 day gi seminar
CONTACT: gordinhogb@hotmail.com  

 

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4-8-09
Pan American Championship TBJJ Team Pictures!!

Here are a few pictures of our team in action at The Pan American of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championship.

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Matt Bassi working the take down- Matt working the pass and right behind another TBJJ Team member wins

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Ben Lin working the pass- Scott Walters getting ready to shoot

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Robert Willyard starting the fight - Jeff Nolasco in the beginning of his fight

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Alex Orozco Silver Medal in the podium

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Sean Prince working on the choke - Kelly gets the win

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Josh attacking - Rob attacking the back

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Sean gets 1st place, in the podium - TBJJ Alaska Team picture

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4-3-09
TBJJ Academy March Promotions!!!

Congratulation for the following students on their recent promotion- March 09.
We would also like to  Congratulate The Tinguinha BJJ Academy Juniors Program students promoted to new belts and stripes. We are very proud to see their growth.

KIDS

Belt Promotion
Jacob Hom- Yellow Belt- Orange Stripe
Osaze Madden Yellow Belt- Orange Stripe
Dylan Walters White Belt - Yellow Stripe

Stripes Promotion
Josh Rivero- White Belt- I Stripe
Jon-Marc- White Belt- IV Stripes

ADULTS

Stripes Promotion

White Belts
Nathan Lujan- White Belt- II Stripes
Nate Gookin- White Belt- II Stripes
Matthew Bassi- White Belt- II Stripes
Scott Walters- White Belt- III Stripes

Blue Belts
Dan Gonzalez- Blue Belt- I Stripe

Purple Belt
Wayne Matanane- Purple Belt- III Stripes

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4-1-09
Saturday classes back to regular  schedule.

Starting this Saturday, April 4th our Saturday Mixed Classes will be back to regular schedule- from 11:00am to 12:30pm- Our competition class will take a break so the team can rest and keep fresh to start a new round of intensive training. Enjoy the break and recharge for the next session of classes.

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4-1-09
Pan American championship- tinguinha bjj team results

We at the Tinguinha BJJ  Academy would like to congratulate all the TBJJ Competition team for the effort and dedication and for representing well our Academy. Our team brought home 8 medals-  3 golds, 3 silvers and 2 bronzes. We would like to say thank you to our TBJJ Associated academies. They came together and unified our team to represent with a lot of dedication and loyalty. Special thanks for the Anchorage BJJ in Alaska they came a long way from home and had an impressive performance in the tournament. To check the TBJJ team results check below and soon we will be posting the pictures from our fighters.

Schools representing the Tinguinha BJJ Team:
Tinguinha bjj academy- Headquarter
Speedy gonzales bjj
Marcelo calvalcanti bjj
Anchorage bjj

Tinguinha BJJ Team Results: 

White Belt Adult

MIDDLE
Second- Joshua Henry

HEAVY
Fist- Robert Yundt

White Belt Female

MIDDLE
Second- Leanne Jenkins

Blue Belt Female

HEAVY
First- Kayti Quesada

Blue Belt Master

FEATHER
Third- Josh Bowling

HEAVY
First- Sean Prince

Blue Belt Senior

ULTRA HEAVY
Third- Keneth Weber

Brown Belt Senior

HEAVY
Second- Alex Orozco

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4-1-09
Tinguinha bjj team Croacia on bjj open tournament!!!!!!!!!!

The TBJJ Team in Croatia had one more time a very impressive performance, this time on the bjj open tournament in Donji Miholjac (a town in Croatia). The tinguinha BJJ Croatia team had 48 fighters representing the team and brought home 34 medals- 9 gold , 8 silver and 17 bronze.The team got a cup of the tournament for being the most successful team. Congratulations for all the team! we here at the TBJJ Academy are proud and happy for the accomplishment!

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3-26-09
Visitors from Maryland!!

This Thursday night we had the visit from Team Maguila in Maryland. Five fighters that are here from Maryland to fight the Pan American Championship came to the Tinguinha BJJ Academy to visit and train. It was a pleasure to have them come and visit us and we wish them good luck at the tournament.

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3-26-09
Tinguinha BJJ Team Alaska visit to The TBJJ Academy!!

The TBJJ Alaska team just arrived in California where they are coming for the Pan American championship and stopped at the Tinguinha BJJ Headquarter for the final preparation to the championship. The Anchorange BJJ School's instructors Justin Charon, Todd Palmer and Ryder Spadafore arrived earlier this week to spend an intensive week of training and five fighters from their Competition team arrived Wednesday to do a final preparation for the upcoming competition. The TBJJ Team Alaska is ready to GO!!!

 

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3-25-09
Pan American Championship Fight Schedule and TBJJ Academy's class information for Pan Ams Weekend!!

Due to the Pan American Tournament the Tinguinha BJJ Academy Will NOT have Classes Friday March, 27th and Saturday March, 28th.

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be having a big team of students competing coming from The Tinguinha BJJ Headquarter in California and The TBJJ Affiliated schools as well.
28 all together competing- 10 White belts, 13 Blue Belts, 4 Purple Belts and 1 Brown Belt.

Below is the schedule for the TBJJ team fighting times in the many different divisions.

- 10 White Belts-All fighting- Friday from 9:00am to 1:00 pm

   -13 Blue Belts-
- 7 TBJJ Blue Belts- Friday- Adult- from 3:30pm to 7:40pm
 - 6 TBJJ Blue Belts-Saturday- Master / Senior1 / Senior2 from 9:00am to 11:40am

   -4 Purple Belts- All fighting- Saturday- Adult/Master from 12:30pm to 8:30pm

  -1 Brown Belt- Sunday- from 9:00am

 

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3-20-09
TBJJ Student Farewell Training Session

Long Time TBJJ Student Wayne Matanane had his last training session at our Academy last Thursday March, 19th. Wayne who has trained at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy for many years, fully representing our school and being a true teamplayer is now returning to his homeland of Guam. His farewell class was a special training session. At the end of the class all the students present lined up to have a last train with Wayne and he trained with each and every student including the two Black Belts present, Professor "Tinguinha" and Kenric Toliver . We will certainly miss Wayne here at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy but we wish him all the best and hope to see him back to visit us soon.
Below are a few pictures of the class.


TBJJ Student Wayne Matanane- Wayne Training with Professor Tinguinha


The TBJJ group on Wayne Matanane's farewell class

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3-16-09
Visitor from Texas

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy had the pleasure to welcome a visitor from Texas through our Visitors Program, Nathaniel Corona, a green belt who has been training BJJ for many years and learned about Professor "Tinguinha" through his dvds. Nathaniel was able to come to train in our group classes and add to his BJJ learning by taking private classes with Professor "tinguinha" here at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy last weekend March 13th and 14th. We would like to thank Nathaniel for visiting and training with us and hope to see him back soon.


Nathaniel with Professor "Tinguinha"

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3-16-09
TBJJ Croatia Competition Team great results at Grappling Tournament

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy would like to congratulate the Tinguinha BJJ Association in Croatia- Competition Team for their great performance at a Grappling Tournament that took place in Zagreb this month. The Croatia TBJJ team had 33 students competing and took home 26 medals- 12 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze. Getting also best team- 1st place in the tournament. We at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy are very proud of our extended family in Croatia and congratulate their effort and accomplishment. Below you can find a picture of the team at the tournament.


TBJJ Croatia Competition Team

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3-5-09
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Copa Pacifica Tournament- Results!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy just participated of the Copa Pacifica tournament that took place last weekend- Feb. 28th and the team did good. We had a couple of white belts fighting their first tournament and they went on to win their first two matches being stopped on the third one. In the Kids category we had TBJJ Junior program's student Jacob Rivero going on to win all his three fights by submission.And TBJJ White Belt Emil Nguyen getting second place. The tournament was a warm up for the upcoming Pan American championship and the Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be coming with quite a few competitors and the Copa was a good way to prepare for the next challenge. Below you can find a few pictures of some of the TBJJ Members who competed in the tournament.


David Galdamez


Danny Galdamez


Wyatt Hemerson


Emil Nguyen


Paul Roman


Nick Stephens


Jacob Rivero


Jacob Rivero


Cherese Robinson


Anthony Zaragoza


Jeff Nolasco

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2-24-09
No Class This Saturday!!!

Due to The Copa Pacifica Tournament The Tinguinha BJJ Academy WILL NOT HAVE The Saturday Classes this upcoming Saturday- Feb. 28th!!

We will have the TBJJ Junior Competition Team as well as Adults competing in this tournament.

The Mixed (All Levels) and Competition Classes return following Saturday (March- 7th) to the regular schedule!!

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2-23-09
New pictures added to our online picture galleries !!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy's website had just updated our online picture galleries with 2008's pictures of our competition team, events and visitors at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy, Professor Tinguinha's seminars and more...

To check the updates on all galleries...

http://tinguinha.com/gallery.html

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2-20-09
Returning Visitor

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy had the pleasure to welcome once again a visitor that came all the way from China, Wayne Fan. Wayne was able to train for a month with us taking advantage of The Tinguinha BJJ Academy's Visitors Program. It's Wayne's second time training with us, last year he visited from China where he resides and trained for the entire time he was in the US and this year once again he was able to return to train with the Tinguinha BJJ Team. We hope to see him soon.

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2-18-09
Tinguinha BJJ Gis and Patches at ONLINE Store

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy's official Gis, available in White and Blue as well as The TBJJ Lapel Woven Label Patches and Back Patches are NOW available for SALE at our online store.

You can find The Tinguinha BJJ products at our online store or at our Academy's store.

To check it out...

http://tinguinha.com/gis.html

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2-17-09
Students Promoted with Stripes- JANUARY 2009!!

Below is a list of all Tinguinha BJJ Students promoted with stripes in January 09. Congratulations to all the promoted students !!!

ADULTS

White Belts
David Hernandez- White Belt I Stripe
Nathan Lujan- White Belt I Stripe
Gene Ramirez- White Belt II Stripes
Robert Willyard- White Belt II Stripes
Scott Walters- White Belt II Stripes
Cherese Robinson- White Belt II Stripes
Emil Nguyen- White Belt IV Stripes

Blue Belt
Glen DeGuzman- Blue Belt I Stripe

KIDS

Jon-Marc Rivero- White Belt- III Stripes
Jack Leslie- White Belt- IV Stripes
Jacob Rivero- White Belt - Yellow Stripe II- Stripes
Wyatt Hemerson- White Belt-Yellow Stripe- II Stripes
Lehna Orozco- White Belt-Yellow Stripe- III Stripes
Alex Lopez- White Belt- Yellow Stripe- III Stripes

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2-16-09
New Techniques posted on our Techniques link!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy just added to our website's techniques link two brand new techniques, this time being taught by Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Julio Echeverria. He is a Roberto "Gordo" Correa's black belt and currently resides and teaches in Santa Cruz- CA while visiting our school he took the time to teach two techniques for our techniques link. You can check the techniques at www.tinguinha.com/techniques.html

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2-10-09
Professor " Tinguinha" featured in the BJJ Legends Magazine!!

Professor "tinguinha" has been featured in the brand new magazine BJJ Legends, a magazine specifically about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The magazine's first issue features Professor "Tinguinha" in an interview and teaching four techniques of different BJJ guards partnering with Tinguinha BJJ Academy's Brown Belt Chris Gutierrez. The magazine comes with a dvd including the techniques thaught among extras. Along with professor "Tinguinha" , BJJ Legends features interesting articles, interviews and techniques with many BJJ Black Belts and fighters including Royce Gracie,Rigan Machado and many more...
The Tinguinha BJJ Academy has added the new magazine to it's store where it is available NOW for SALE.

For more info about the magazine or to purchase one check it out at our school's store...

 

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2-2-09
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Competition Class Returning Date!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy's competition class will be back to it's schedule STARTING THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7th!! In order to get ready for this year's tournaments such as the upcoming Pan American championship. we are bringing the class back. So mark your calendars and be ready to train hard!!!!!

TBJJ Academy's SATURDAY SCHEDULE:

MIXED CLASS- 11:00am till 12:00pm
COMPETITION CLASS- 12:00pm till 1:00pm

If you are interested in the competition class sign up at the School's front desk.

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1-29-09
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Grand Master Helio Gracie Passes Away.

Today January, 29th 2009, The art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that we all share and love lost one of it's founders and creators, Grand Master Helio Gracie, who passed away at the age of 95. He was a martial arts icon and a pioneer. Teaching and sharing the art of Brazilian Jiu jitsu all over the world. We are sure his spirit will live in the hearts of all BJJ lovers and practitioners. 
The Tinguinha BJJ Academy leaves here an homage to a BJJ inovator and our gratitude for all he has done for this increadible and noble art .
Our hearts go out to his family.
He will be truly missed.

Tinguinha BJJ Academy   

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1-26-09
TBJJ Team- Gracie Nationals Tournament Results!!

TBJJ Student Anthony Zaragoza was the only representative from our school competing at the latest Gracie Nationals Tournament that took place in Los Angeles, Jan. 24th and he did a great job. Anthony had three fights finishing all three with submissions and getting first place in his category. The Tinguinha BJJ Academy would like to congratulate Anthony for his performance and for representing the School at the competition.


TBJJ Student Anthony Zaragoza

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1-22-09
TBJJ Academy Visitors Program!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy Visitors Program had another visitor This time TBJJ Affiliated school's student Josh Bowling who was visiting from our Affiliated school in Visalia- CA- The "Speedy" BJJ school,Josh drove 3 hours and 30 min. to train with us. The Tinguinha BJJ Team thanks Josh for driving from so far and hope to see you back here training.

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1-21-09
New TBJJ Affiliated School in Croatia!!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy would like to announce a new  addition to our team- the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Klub Triangle in the city of Djakovo, CROATIA. The BJJ club Triangle has as their instructor mr. Zeljko Vukovich who has been dedicated and teaching brazilian jiu jitsu in his city and he has been very positive at his job, teaching a lot  of kids at his school. We are proud to have mr. Zeljko Vukovich and the bjj club triangle in our team and from now one we at the  tinguinha bjj academy will gonna give our full support to the bjj club triangle and they will be under our supervision and fighting under our flag. Welcome to our team!!!
For more info about TBJJ Association in Croatia- BJJ Club Triangle visit - http://www.bjj.hr/

 


TBJJ Affiliate in Croatia- Kids Team at Christmas time

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1-21-09
New BJJ Article in Masters Magazine!!!

Professor "Tinguinha"  is featured in the masters magazine coming out this month. The Article is called "A force of one"  with an interview and pictures in a 3 page article, the magazine comes with  a dvd  including the interview and techniques with professor "Tinguinha". if you want to check  the magazine You can find MASTERS Magazine at Barnes & Noble, Borders, and other bookstores, as well as at selected and premium newsstands. Or check the web site http://mastersmag.com/

 

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1-21-09
Visitor from Ohio!!

Through our visitors program we had the pleasure to have BJJ Practitioner Mike Bush for a training session at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy. Coming from Ohio and taking the time to stop by our school. Mike returned for the second time and did our Intermediate/Advance class. We would like to thank him for coming and training with the TBJJ Team.


Mike with Professor "Tinguinha"


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1-20-09
Visit from members of our affiliated school in Alaska!!

Last week we had the pleasure to welcome our friends ABJJ Instructor- Justin Charon and his student- Ryder Spadafore  from the Tinguinha BJJ Association in Alaska, The Anchorage BJJ for some good training sessions at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy, they were able to spend a week training with our team and visit with us. It is always good to be able to share and exchange with our extended team. Thank you guys for coming. Below a picture from their visit...


Justin Charon and Ryder Spadafore

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1-13-09
TRIP TO BRAZIL DATES!!!!

THE DATES for  The TRIP to Brazil  to compete in the Rio International Open Championship, will be from the 21st of July till July 30th. Don't miss this great chance to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the source and visit famous sightseeings in Rio de Janeiro. The tournament DATES WILL BE 23, 24, 25 and 26th of  JULY and  will include Adults, Masters and Seniors categories.
 
The Trip package will include:
- Round trip airfaire
- Hotel Accomodations
- Transportation
- Unlimited Training
- BJJ workshop with TOP BJJ Black Belt
- Sightseeings
There will be a maximum of 10 people group for the trip. For more information you can contact us at: e-mail- tinguinha@yahoo.com / ph: (714)630-6218 or at the school's front desk with Livia.

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1-13-09
Training BJJ Alaska Style!!!!!

we just received an e-mail from Justin Charon- Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor from the Tinguinha BJJ Academiy Association in Alaska with incredible pictures of our team from Alaska at a training session this winter in Alaska. Check Justin's e-mail and pictures below:

It’s been -20F up here for the last two weeks.  When its +80F in the school and someone opens the door even quickly the moisture in the air turns to fog. 
Check out these pics.  Think about your cold friends in Alaska next time you roll.
 
Justin

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1-12-09
Great Story for our Martial Art!!!

We would like to start 2009 with a great story we would like to share with the tinguinha bjj academy team from a very brave young boy who is a  practitioner of the brazilian jiu-jitsu art. We hope to inspire everyone and give the New Year a nice jumpstart. Check the story below.
 
"BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A 9-year-old Bakersfield boy is being called a hero after he saved a girl and her dog from a pit bull attack.

Drew Heredia said he and a friend were walking a small dog Dec. 30 when a pit bull jumped on the dog. The unidentified 12-year-old girl reportedly tried to save her dog, prompting the pit bull to turn on her.

Heredia said he jumped on the pit bull and applied a choke hold that he learned while taking classes at a Brazilian jujitsu studio in southwest Bakersfield.

"It was kind of a heart-pounding moment," Heredia said. "It was very scary."

He said he held the dog for 20 minutes until an animal control officer arrived.

“At first, I wanted to kick it, but then I thought it’s not a good idea, because it could get my leg,” Heredia said.

The girl was taken to Mercy Southwest Hospital where she was treated for puncture wounds.

The pit bull was quarantined at the animal control office, where it will be euthanized after 10 days. No one has claimed the dog.

The girl's dog was injured, but it's expected to survive. The dog ran away during the attack but returned home Friday afternoon."

you can watch the video story here http://www.komonews.com/news/local/37188184.html

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12-15-08
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Holiday Message!!!!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy would like to wish All the students and their families  Happy Holidays!! We thank all of the tinguinha BJJ team and the instructors and all the affiliated schools for the effort to keep the growth of our schools for  the year of 2008. It was a great year for the tinguinha bjj team our network has been getting bigger and stronger, we have 7 affiliated schools with a network of  over 400 students, in California ,Alaska and Canada.  The Tinguinha BJJ Associations are an extension of the Tinguinha BJJ Academy's head quarter in Anaheim- California which has as a mission to bring the knowledge of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to schools all over the Globe.
We are very proud of the growth of the program and the growth of the schools affiliated with The Tinguinha Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy. We look forward to next year.

   Next year we will be coming back bigger and stronger and keep working for the growth and quality of our schools.
So we hope to continue having your support and to grow together as a team and as people, always learning in order to progress.
Thank you and have a very happy holiday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Below is the school's schedule during the holiday...
 

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Tinguinha BJJ Academy Holiday Schedule!!!
 
Due to the holidays The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be taking a break to concentrate on renewing the energy to progress through the new year so we wish that you guys enjoy quality time with friends and family and rest to come back stronger and renewed. We really apreciate the great training sessions we had throughout the year and we look forward to many more in the next one. We wish you and your family Happy holidays!!
 
Tinguinha BJJ Academy Holiday Schedule:
 
WE WILL BE CLOSED FROM WEDNESDAY, December 24th till SATURDAY, January 3rd.
 
We will be back to REGULAR Schedule Monday, January 5th!!! 

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12-09-08
Tinguinha BJJ Academy New Products Available for sale NOW!!

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy just received all the new products that we were waiting for. Two new Gis, two new T-shirts, a New Rash Guard and a new woven label chest patch, all available for sale at our school's store and soon at our online store.

Check it all out below...

T-shirts

Rash Guard

Woven label Chest Patch

Gis

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12-08-08
Tinguinha BJJ Academy 11th Belt Ceremony!!!

Last Saturday, December 6th We had our 11th Belt Ceremony and The end of the year Celebration at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy. We had 20 new belt promotions- 12 blue belts, 5 purple belts, 2 brown belts and 1 black belt  and 91 students were promoted with stripes. It was very nice to have everybody together with their families and friends celebrating the progress of their peers and a year of accomplishments on the mat and moving on to a next level in their training.It is very nice to be able to grow together and learn as a team.We had the presence of 8 BJJ Black Belts Mauricio "tinguinha", Marcelo Cavalcanti ,Mike Brown, Luis Gonzales, Kris Shaw, Andreh Anderson, Daniel T Cruz and Jeremy Geaga , that were able to give their testimonials on what Brazilian JiuJitsu and the Black Belt mean to them. It was one of our most emotionals ceremony, Tinguinha BJJ Academy's long time student Kenric Toliver was promoted with the Black Belt and all the school stood up applauding the moment which we shared with his family as well, The Black Belt is the higher belt in Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu and it is a long road till that moment and that makes each level of accomplishment rewarding and special even more the highest rank. Professor "tinguinha" was honored by surprise by Alex Orozco and  all the kids from the TBJJ Academy with a plaque of appreciation. We also nominated Jeff Nolasco student of the year for 2008, for his attendance and dedication to the school and presented Tom Hoang  with an appreciation award on for his dedication and support to the growth of our school by creating a bridge between The Tinguinha BJJ Academy and the Anaheim law enforcement agency, bringing so many students from that field. At the end of the ceremony we also had Professor "Tinguinha" award  4 black belts with degrees-  Mike Brown, Luis Gonzales, Kris Shaw and Marcelo Cavalcanti for their years as Black Belts. We at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy would like to thank all the students and their families for attending the ceremony and as always supporting the school and the TBJJ team. We apreciate it!! Thank you also for all the Black Belts present for attending the celebration, supporting the school and for their kind words regarding the TBJJ team, for Scott Petersen for coming all the way from South Dakota and Shelli Hemerson for making the day even more special by presenting each kid and the Kids Instructors with a collage of their pictures and all the Luis "speedy" Gonzales students for coming from far to attend the ceremony.
Thank you all!!

TBJJ Black Belt Promotion Video:

 

 

Pictures:

1st Picture: Black Belts present from left to right- Marcelo , Luis , Mike , "Tinguinha", Kenric, Jeremy , Daniel ,Kris & Andreh
2nd Picture: Tinguinha awarding the Black Belts with degrees- from left to right- Kris, Luis, Mike, "Tinguinha" & Marcelo.

1st Picture: Jeff Nolasco being presented with the student of the year certificate
2nd Picture: Mike Brown & "Tinguinha" presenting Tom Hoang with an appreciation award

1st Picture: "Tinguinha" Getting ready to present Kenric Toliver with the Black Belt
2nd Picture: Kenric with his Black Belt being congratulated by Professor "Tinguinha"

1st Picture: Kenric celebrating his new belt with his mother
2nd Picture: Professor "Tinguinha" receiving an appreciation plaque by his students from the Kids Program

1st Picture: The TBJJ Kids Program Instructors receiving a picture collage frame from the kids students
2nd Picture: Tinguinha BJJ Academy Team during the Ceremony

 

Black Belts awarded degrees:

Marcelo Cavalcanti- Black Belt 2nd Degree
Mike Brown- Black Belt 1st Degree
Luis Gonzales- Black Belt 1st Degree
Kris Shaw- Black Belt 1st Degree

Students Promoted:

BLACK BELT

Kenric Toliver

BROWN BELT

Alex Orozco
Ray Alvarado

PURPLE BELT

Jack Lee
John Vitasa
Zack Rapadas
Paul Polis
Paul LaPorte

BLUE BELT

Irving Lai
Jim Weber
Jonny Weber
Daniel Gonzalez
Jose Arroyo
Luis Ruiz
Dan Gonzalez
Gilbert Gonzalez
Tim Stephens
Noah Nagel
Doug Tristao (Luis Gonzales BJJ)
Chris Basteceanu (Luis Gonzales BJJ)

Student of the Year 2008:
Jeff Nolasco

Appreciation Award Presented to:
Tom Hoang

tudents receiving Stripes:

KIDS
White Belt II Stripes
Jon-Marc Rivero

White Belt- III Stripes
Jaelyn Otomo
Jack Leslie

White Belt IV Stripes
Dylan Walters

White Belt- Yellow Stripe I Stripe
Jacob Rivero
Wyatt Hemerson

White Belt- Yellow Stripe - II Stripes
Lehna Orozco
Alex Lopez

Yellow Belt- I Stripe
David Galdamez
Danny Galdamez
Kobe Escario
Alex Orozco

Yellow Belt- IV Stripes
Osaze madden
Jacob Hom

ADULTS

WHITE BELT

White Belt- I Stripe
Robert Willyard
Gene Ramirez
Nate Gookin
Matthew Bassi
Mitch McGill
Cherese Robinson
Scott Walters
Greg Carillo ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)
Jose Puga ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)

White Belt- II Stripes
Omar Orozco
Shaheen Shaheen
Michael Rodriguez
David Gonzales ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)
Adrian Chavez ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)
Benito Rodriguez ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)
Gracie Rodriguez ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)
Dana Dillad ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)
Able Garcia ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)
Ruben Ruiz ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)
Jesus Castro ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)
Andres VFC ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)
James Juniel ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)
Christopher Fernades ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)
Matthew Gonzalves ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)

White Belt- III Stripes
Jeremiah Neufischer
Anthony Zaragoza
Paul Egger
Raymond Quinto
Sonny Kang
David Mitchell
Nick Stephens
Alfredo Trevino
Daryl Bassin
Justin Milinich ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)
Rolando Lopez ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)
Adam Gonzalez ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)
Fidel Garcia ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)
Tanner Bean ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)
Gustavo de Oliveira ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)
Randy Rider ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)

White Belt- IV Stripes
Brian Browne
Luc Escario
Jesus LOpez
Ben Lin
Rudy Delgado
Paul Roman

BLUE BELT

Blue Belt- I Stripe
Juan Ruiz
Brian Swienton
Jeff Nolasco
Herb Laano
Matt Madden
Will Locklear

Blue Belt- II Stripes
Tom Hoang
Nathan Stauber
Kenny Weber
Joaquin Galdamez
John Villafuerte
Josh Bowling ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)
Jason Bennet ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)
Victor Salmeron ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)

Blue Belt- III Stripes
Dean Rivero
Toan Nguyen
Jesus Gonzales ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)
Jason Fairburn ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)
Andrew Lopez ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)
Joel Curriel ( Luis "Speedy" Gonzales BJJ)

Blue Belt IV Stripes
Oscar Navarro
Frank Ruiz
David Leon

PURPLE BELT

Purple Belt- I Stripe
Michael Shen

Purple Belt- II Stripes
Wayne Matanane
Rommel Jovellanos

Purple Belt- III Stripes
Russell Cantorna
Phill Denzau

Purple Belt- IV Stripes
Tony Saldivar

BROWN BELT

Brown Belt- II Stripes
Grant Collins
Chris Gutierrez

 

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22349 La Palma Ave #118
Yorba Linda- CA 92887

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