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Central Coast Jiu-Jitsu Academy

At Central Coast Jiu-Jitsu Academy, we are passionate about assisting you on your journey to better Jiu-Jitsu and Karate. We take a methodical approach to training and present material with a clear and concise direction. Our Jiu-Jitsu classes are structured to maximize student retention of technique and application and we will help you grow to be a well-rounded practitioner. We are proud to provide Nipomo with top-notch training every day. In addition to staying true to the art of Gracie Family Style Jiu-Jitsu, we are members in good standing with the Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation as a Certified Independent Academy. Take your Jiu-Jitsu training to the next level today and join us now by filling out the short form on your screen!


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Nov 16 | Bully Prevention Seminar for Kids

  • November 16, 2019
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Wear comfortable workout clothes
  • Get your first month free and free uniform if you sign-up for our classes
FREE / 1 Day

Nov 16 | Intro to Adult Jiu Jitsu

  • November 16, 2019
  • 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Wear comfortable workout clothes
  • Get your first month free and free uniform if you sign-up for our classes
FREE / 1 Day

If learning badass martial arts in a safe, supportive, intelligent environment and creating connection and community with new brothers and sisters sounds good to you, I can’t recommend Central Coast Jiu-jitsu Academy enough.

I found Coach Jeff and Central Coast Jiu-Jitsu Academy through his connection with the Gracie family, who are at the cutting edge of jiu-jitsu- using ancient techniques, combining them with battle-proven real world concepts in which a bigger, stronger person can be defeated by a smaller, weaker person. In addition, distinct from any other local Jiu-jitsu group, Coach Jeff teaches Gracie Combative self-defense techniques and educates us in “hidden Jiu-jitsu”- subtle concepts that have been only recently released by Rickson Gracie himself. This type of Jiu-jitsu is taught to special groups of law-enforcement and military personnel due to its extreme effectiveness.

...but none of that is why I joined Central Coast Jiu-Jitsu Academy.

I had previously tried jujitsu at another local group and found that the daily teaching routine was random and non-sequential, two concepts that as a lifelong learner, I knew were not optimal for knowledge retention. As a brand new white belt, one day we would be practicing complicated maneuvers that I had no understanding of and then the next moment we would be practicing a very simple technique. But we never seemed to circle back and review what we had learned so it felt like a mishmash conveyor belt of techniques never put together in any organized way. In addition, we were encouraged to roll, meaning wrestle or spar, with each other from day one, and I got hurt after about two months. There was quite a bit of ego and machismo felt in the gym. I’m not saying the way this group operated was wrong, from my understanding it’s a fairly standard way to operate a jujitsu gym- it’s just that it didn’t work for me as a middle-aged person averse to injury.

Central coast jujitsu Academy, on the other hand, offers up a welcoming, personable, supportive and non-ego-based, as well as highly systematized method of passing along techniques and concepts starting with the basics and proceeding through to more and more advanced techniques. There is time for review and the spacing of techniques is set up for very fast learning and very deep understanding of the concepts involved.

I know I’m not the only one who feels lucky to be a part of this group. As we all go down this fascinating path of jujitsu together, we feel more and more like a close team or a squad, and this connection with my fellow practitioners is just as important to me as the awesomeness of the techniques that we are learning.

Jordan Larson

Our daughter has taken BJJ lessons from Coach Jeff for almost year now. His knowledge, professionalism, drive for instruction and kind-hearted attitude has been great; he is truly an awesome example for the students. (Also, throughout this time, he has displayed an impressive sense of patience for the children, I commend him for that!) He is a master at his trade and it is a pleasure to have my daughter as part of his academy.

Melissa Mae Kaua Jackson

I'm so glad I found this place! Jeff is amazing and everyone here is welcoming and supportive, especially with beginners.

Forrest Hatfield

I've been training under Sensei Jeff since he was a young adult, his teaching style makes it easy to learn and feel comfortable training. I look forward to many more years of training with Jeff.

Michael Serafin

Jeff Martinez is an excellent trainer. Jeff is highly skilled in mixed martial arts with an emphasis in Jiu-Jitsu. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offered at Central Coast Jiu-Jitsu is a most effective combat style that makes the most simple movements, highly effective in disabling the opponent. Jeff Martinez is patient & respectful providing clear instructions with demonstration of the art. The studio has all of the necessary equipment and furnishings for effective and safe training. I highly recommend Central Coast Jiu-Jitsu if you want to have fun and kick ass!

Estaban Valenzuela

Sensei Jeff gives good instructions with clear directions. He is always there to show proper form and will help his students reach their goals. He is very professional and kind towards his clients. I have attended a few of his self defense seminars and they were both informative and fun. There is no doubt that Sensei Jeff knows what he is doing and is passionate about sharing his knowledge.

Laura K.

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