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Ventura’s Best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School

Paragon Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Ventura

The Paragon Academy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has a rich history on the central coast of California. With the help of his good friend, Michael Florimbi, Ricardo ‘Franjinha’ Miller established Paragon Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Santa Barbara in 1998. Since 2002, Paragon Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has offered martial arts classes in Ventura County, where Franjinha is a longtime resident.

A black belt under the legendary Romero ‘Jacare’ Cavalcanti, Franjinha has a lengthy and successful competitive career. He is a multiple time world champion and continues to lead by example by entering international tournaments on a regular basis.

However, his goal in opening the Paragon Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy is to make champions who find success on and off the mat. Along with a strong competition team, Paragon Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu  has a well-developed kids program that is dedicated to building the Paragon Panthers of tomorrow. The broad variety of classes at Paragon Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can accommodate prospective students to achieve a wide array of fitness goals.

Paragon Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is filled with amenities that will appeal to kids and adults, alike. Kids like the climbing wall and ropes, while the gym equipment provides everything you need for strength training. There is a large mat space for group classes and a smaller mat for more individual training. Additionally, both the men’s and women’s restrooms have showers for your convenience.

As a father, Franjinha is dedicated to creating a family environment at Paragon Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In fact, it is not uncommon to find family members training kickboxing and Jiu-Jitsu alongside one another. As a consequence, the atmosphere at the academy is a fine balance of hard training and welcoming personalities.

Come visit our large 4,600 square foot location in downtown Ventura at 83 S Palm Street (only a few blocks from the beach).

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BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to submit the other person.

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KIDS PROGRAM

Functional training  is a combination of all elements of fitness to produce peak performance for your specific needs.  Whether your goal is to look better, feel better, or perform better – Functional Strength Training will help you achieve your fitness goals.

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KICKBOXING

A martial art and sport of attack and defense, in which competitors wear boxing gloves and throw punches as in boxing and kick with their bare feet as in karate also includes punches, blocks, and evasive maneuvers. In addition, depending on the style, kickboxing may also involve knee strikes, elbow strikes, clinching, headbutting, and even take downs or throws.

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