Kaijin Co-founder Paul Schreiner “the Jiu-Jitsu Encyclopedia” is bringing the secrets of the Marcelo Garcia Academy to Kaijin.
The Seminar will be held Sunday May 19th from 12-3pm, at Kaijin 2100-E Delaware Ave. Santa Cruz.
The seminar is only $60.00 non-Kaijin members/$40.00 for current Kaijin members
Izzy Sakamoto tells us what it’s all about while representing on West Cliff today.
Kaijin has its roots in the rich and long lasting martial arts community of Santa Cruz. That makes us, by dint of both tradition and the people who make up Kaijin, members of the greater Santa Cruz community. And it has been a hard month for Santa Cruz. The most recent tragedy of the killing of two of Santa Cruz’s own police officers, following hard on the killing of Kaijin’s own Pauly Silva, has left us in need of our community, our family, like never before. Kaijin is all about family. Yes, we have champions and fighters on our mats. We are serious about what we do, which is to teach the martial arts. Technique, character, fighting spirit, but at the core of it all is family. And the sad actions of yesterday remind us just how important family really is.
Kaijin would like to extend it’s sincerest condolences to the family members of the slain SCPD officers and to the police officers who are members of the Kaijin family.
A huge congratulations to Kaijin MMA’s boxing sensation Cody “the Kid” Warden on his 2nd round TKO at the recent inter-collegiate fights held in San Jose. This was Cody’s first amateur fight. One for one is a pretty good start.
Great work Cody.
This is photo from the first BJJ in Santa Cruz, a Rickson Gracie seminar in 1994. How many Kaijin instructors can you find in the photo?
Santa Cruz has always had an incredibly rich martial arts community and the seminar that this photo is from set the stage for the jujutsu powerhouse that Santa Cruz would eventually become.