Futured EDJ Black Belt Instructor

Featured Black Belt: Rocky Ramirez

Let’s start out with some quick facts about you...
Age:40
Belt: Black
Profession: Academy and Gym owner of Westside Power Gym and a Professional Firefighter.
How many years in BJJ: 11 years

Professor Rocky Ramirez - Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Professor Rocky Ramirez - Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Other martial arts:
Started GaidoJutsu under Greg Jackson in 2004 and Kickboxing under Mike Winkeljohn in 2004. Started MMA at same time.
Where do you live:
Albuquerque New Mexico
Where are you originally from:
Riverside, California
Other fun or curious information you'd like to share:
I love working on my old 64 Impala. Coach Youth Football and Love dogs and Breed French Bulldogs.
Tell us what inspired you to train?:
I started boxing at a very young age because my dad was a former professional boxer. So combat sports has always been with me. Started training BJJ to better my Professional MMA career.
What are the things you enjoy about BJJ?
BJJ is therapy for me. If I’m having a bad day or good day, BJJ seems to always bring me back to the center.
Can you give us some examples of experiences you had that makes it worth training?
Well of course in my former MMA career you needed BJJ. 90% of fights ended up on the ground and BJJ was need to either submit or get a better position. I used to do security and needed Jiu jitsu many times To defend myself or defuse a bad situation.
What has so far been the most surprising experience for you when Training?
How much I fell in love with it and need it in my life. Jiu Jitsu has gave me so many opportunities. Has let Me Meet so many wonderful people.
If you were to pass on training advice to your fellow training partners, what would it be?
Be patient and most importantly enjoy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Don’t do it for belts or for the wrong reasons. It’s a way of life. Love it and just love it. It’ll give back to you, so much.

To get in touch with Professor Rocky and see more of his work in New Mexico visit http://westsidepowergym.com/

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Juan Garcia

Learn from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu II Degree Black Belt Professor Juan Pablo Garcia! This gentlemen have over 20 years of experience, He helped develop BJJ in Latin America, has traveled for many years teaching classes and seminars, competing, and training all over the world in countries like Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Germany and throughout the USA.! Whether you are looking to learn self defense, lose weight, or compete in Martial Arts, Professor Garcia have the knowledge to help you achieve your goals. Be part of the evolution of Martial Arts in Corona and Inland Empire as you train in our cutting edge systems of martial arts!

SJJF Worlds Jiu-Jitsu Tournament CAMP

jiu jitsu training CAMP

Join us on this special 3 day intense Brazilian jiu Jitsu camp with Professor's Boris YeeCarlos Chiluiza and JP Garcia

Over 8 hours of training! this event is free for Pacific Top Team Members. 

Open for all academies at only $89 for the entire camp. 

Looking forward to see you on the mats!

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Juan Garcia

Learn from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu II Degree Black Belt Professor Juan Pablo Garcia! This gentlemen have over 20 years of experience, He helped develop BJJ in Latin America, has traveled for many years teaching classes and seminars, competing, and training all over the world in countries like Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Germany and throughout the USA.! Whether you are looking to learn self defense, lose weight, or compete in Martial Arts, Professor Garcia have the knowledge to help you achieve your goals. Be part of the evolution of Martial Arts in Corona and Inland Empire as you train in our cutting edge systems of martial arts!

Congrats to our new Black Belt!

Professor Boris, GrandMaster Francisco Mansor, Professor JP and Professor Kevin

Professor Boris, GrandMaster Francisco Mansor, Professor JP and Professor Kevin

Big congrats dear officer Kevin on the well deserved Black Belt promotion! very happy and proud of you. 

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Juan Garcia

Learn from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu II Degree Black Belt Professor Juan Pablo Garcia! This gentlemen have over 20 years of experience, He helped develop BJJ in Latin America, has traveled for many years teaching classes and seminars, competing, and training all over the world in countries like Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Germany and throughout the USA.! Whether you are looking to learn self defense, lose weight, or compete in Martial Arts, Professor Garcia have the knowledge to help you achieve your goals. Be part of the evolution of Martial Arts in Corona and Inland Empire as you train in our cutting edge systems of martial arts!

Congratulations Fabian Soto

We have a new BJJ Brown Belt, EDJ Certified Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor Fabian Soto! On August 03rd, 2018, was promoted to the rank of Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Congratulations on the great achievement! Only a small portion of those who begin the BJJ Journey will ever earn a BJJ Brown Belt. Some estimates say less than 3% of those who begin training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ever earn a Brown Belt; We are very proud and inspired of your dedication and commitment. 

Coach Fabian and Professor Juan Pablo Garcia

Coach Fabian and Professor Juan Pablo Garcia

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Juan Garcia

Learn from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu II Degree Black Belt Professor Juan Pablo Garcia! This gentlemen have over 20 years of experience, He helped develop BJJ in Latin America, has traveled for many years teaching classes and seminars, competing, and training all over the world in countries like Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Germany and throughout the USA.! Whether you are looking to learn self defense, lose weight, or compete in Martial Arts, Professor Garcia have the knowledge to help you achieve your goals. Be part of the evolution of Martial Arts in Corona and Inland Empire as you train in our cutting edge systems of martial arts!