Paragon Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been operating in Santa Barbara for the past 10 years and is very well respected in the Jiu Jitsu community.  We are apart of a bigger school known as the Alliance team with origins in Rio and Sao Paulo Brazil.  Paragon has been a monster in the tournament scene winning many team titles and producing the best American Jiu Jitsu practitioners to date.  Are methods are simple.  We combine exceptional and detailed instruction with blue-collar work ethic.  In the sport of Jiu Jitsu, there are both physical and technical aspects that must be respected equally.  Our focus is to get our students into great physical condition, as well as arm them with the very best Jiu Jitsu instruction available.

Introduction Program

Our jiu jitsu introduction program is a 6-month course run on a weekly lesson plan. The sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is complex, our intro program helps break down all the essential concepts of the sport making it much easier to pick up for anybody. The class begins with a pre-workout involving many body weight exercises helping everyone get in great shape FAST! The workout is followed by detailed instruction in wrestling, judo, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as they are all relevant to master the sport. The class ends with positional training which helps students focus on the lesson of the week and get a feel for live training. This program includes full access to our on site gym and workout area.

Intermediate Program

This program is the next step in advancement in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is based on a 2 year lesson plan. The pre-workout increases in intensity and the class is 30 min longer allowing for more training time. Jiu Jitsu is a very strategic game similar to chess and this program starts to get into the many key details building on the intro program. The intermediate program also introduces students to the no-gi submission wrestling classes which require a base knowledge of intro jiu jitsu to attend. Once students find themselves in the intermediate program they will have the option of joining tournaments and competing in national and international events. The paragon Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team is currently ranked 4th in the nation by USA wrestling and students looking to compete will be well prepared.

Advanced Jiu Jitsu Program

The advanced Jiu Jitsu program is an elite program where your physical fitness will be taken to the next level. The pre-workout is very intense and you will get in AWESOME shape! The jiu jitsu instruction is based on a 3 year lesson plan bringing students who complete the program near black belt level which is a huge accomplishment in our sport. If you are a fan of MMA and the UFC you will notice that most top fighters are all black belts in BJJ. The standard at Paragon Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is top notch!

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