Due to a fire last night (Monday April 14th) the academy is closed for today and tomorrow while we clean. We will be reopened on Thursday(April 17th) for both kids classes and the open mat at 630. I will be there for all the kids classes to answer any questions from the parents and i will also be there to spar during the open mat. When we open on Thursday, we will be temporarily housed two doors down from the current location. The address of the building is 645 e 14th St. San Leandro CA 94577.
While the damage is being fixed and the academy is cleaned up we will have normal class schedules at the new location. It would be great if we could not only turn out on Thursday to open the new location with a great open mat but build off of that and stack the classes. Thursday the 17th there will not be a drop in fee for anyone from another academy, so tell a friend and bring another one.
Check either here or the website for more info.
i have been behind in updating the website and we have added a few things since last update. we now have two new instructors and two new classes on the schedule. the first is that saturdays is now sambo saturday taught by matthew galindo. it will be taught with and without the jacket, so bring a gi jacket with your rash guard and board shorts if you want. the second class that has been added is a no gi class on tuesday night, it’s all levels, and is during the normal class time. the other new instructor is aaron lones, a brown belt under marco nascimento, and he will be teaching on wednesday nights for the near future. i will be updating the bio page soon to include these guys to the roster.
i will try to update and post on the website more often and have a couple of exciting things in the works. just a quick reminder that the first class is always free, whether you want to try us out in hopes of finding a great place to train, or if you just want to spar somewhere new and work with a different instructor for a class. the drop in fee is 10$ and there is no pressure to sign up. we also do an open mat on sundays that have people from different academies show up for and is a great way to get some sparring time with people from other academies without the pressure to win and the stress of the tournament environment.
SCHEDULE CHANGE: Starting Monday, August 12th we will be reverting to our old evening schedule. The evening classes will be combined into one class from now on. The start time will be 6:30 PM and it will be a two hour class. The class will be all levels and will be good for both beginners and advanced students.
just a quick note to let everyone know that we are open for the normal monday schedule even though it is a holiday.
i have just posted the new schedule that will go into effect monday afternoon. unfortunately due to schedule conflicts, tomorrow morning(the 1st), monday morning(the 4th), and friday morning(the 8th) there will be no classes. everything on the schedule will go as planned and we will return to the full schedule as of saturday the 9th of february. i look forward to seeing everyone for the new beginner classes, and want to remind you that these would be great to bring your friends who have always wanted to try brazilian jiu jitsu.
Machine works Jiu Jitsu and Ed Solis bring you a wrestling clinic. Ed Solis is the head grappling instructor at Gilroy BJJ. He has
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we will be adding a beginner class to the schedule in february. it will be on monday, wednesday and friday evenings. the schedule will be updated soon to reflect the coming change. the new times are mon, wed, and fri from 6-7pm is the beginner class, and 7-9 is the advanced class. tuesdays will still be from 6:30-8:30pm all levels and thursdays is the open mat from 6:30-8:30pm open mat. the schedule begins friday, february 1st.
the holiday schedule is over and we are back to normal. class at 1030 this morning. we will be sending out a newsletter very soon explaining the upcoming schedule changes and class additions. this will more than likely happen in february, barring any last minute idea changes.
just wanted to reiterate the schedule starting tomorrow until the 2nd of january. the regular schedule begins january 2nd.
december 24th through the 26th we are closed.
december 27th and 28th we have open mats at 630 pm.
december 29th and 30th we will have the open mats at 11 am til 2pm.
december 31st and january 1st we are closed.
the only change might be if you guys want to do an open mat on january first to kick off the new year with some jiu jitsu. let me know if this is something you are interested in. it would be in the evening at 630.
we will only have one day of kid’s class for thanksgiving week. it will be the tuesday classes, and they will be held like normal. the rest of the week will be off for kid’s classes. the kid’s classes will resume the following tuesday like normal.