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About Pacific Beach Jiujitsu Center

  • IBJJF CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS AND ACADEMY
  • 6 x TIMES NATIONAL CHAMPION TEAM -2011,10,08,07,06,05
  • 2011 PAN AM NOVICE CHAMPION
  • Jiu-Jitsu Academy ESTABLISHED in 1996
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History

Rodrigo Medeiros Jiu-Jitsu Experience

In 1993 Rodrigo opened his first Academy (Nova Geração) as an instructor in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a affiliation of Carlson Gracie's Academy. He ran the Academy in Rio until 1996 when he moved to Los Angeles, California. Carlson Gracie invited Rodrigo to be part of the new and potential moment of Jiu-Jitsu in North America. After working for 3 years with Carlson Gracie in Los Angeles, Rodrigo opened his Academy in La Habra on his own. During this time he formed a new team and many Champions with high level of instruction to competitors as well as students.

In 2000 he moved to San Diego and opened his second Academy in the United States. He has been teaching at the same place, Pacific Beach Fight Center, ever since. He built a very strong and competitor team within these years, and formed more than 30 black belts (Brazil, USA and Europe), more than 200 National Champions, 100 PanAm's Champions, and several World Champions Students.

Also in 2000 Rodrigo along Julio Fernandes(Foca) founded their own team called Revolution Team, including Academies and students within the USA and Europe. They have created one of the most though competitor team. Revolution Team own the Nationals in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

In 2012 Rodrigo was invited to be the martial arts program leader of Epic MMA in Hong Kong (www.epicmma.com).

BJJ-REVOLUTION TEAM has begun… .

Certificates and Awards

Certificates and Awards

Rodrigo Medeiros Black Belts

2002

  • John Ouano, 5th Degree
  • Richard Collavin, 5th Degree
  • Mike Vives, 5th Degree
2003
  • Javier Vasquez 5th Degree
  • Arthur Ruff 5th Degree
  • Marcus Kiko Cacella 5th Degree
2004
  • Johnny Ramirez , 4th Degree 
2005
  • Tim Credeur, 4th Degree 
  • Cris Wolford, 4th Degree 
  • Stefano Aguiar, 4th Degree 
  • Romi Aran, 4th Degree 
2006
  • Anthony Pacensky, 4th Degree 
  • Demetrius Ramos, 4th Degree 
2007
  • Samuel Puccio, 4th Degree 
  • Kevin Fialco, 4th Degree 
2008
  • Jeff Thomas, 3rd Degree 
  • Alfredo Barum, 3rd Degree 
  • Joel Tudor, 3rd Degree 
  • Chris Kelbaugh, 3rd Degree 
  • Jeff Messina, 3rd Degree 
2009
  • Mike Power, 3rd Degree 
  • Gisele Braga, 3rd Degree 
  • Antonios Kapadoukakis, 3rd Degree 
2010
  • Clark Gracie, 3rd Degree 
  • Rafael Dallinha, 3rd Degree 
  • Marcos Moreira, 3rd Degree 
  • Vasa Mik, 3rd Degree 
  • John Sanders, 3rd Degree 
2011
  • Volf Kozlowski, 3rd Degree 
  • Andrej Kukric, 3rd Degree 
  • James Quan, 3rd Degree 
  • Andy Ryan, 3rd Degree 
  • Rafael Costa, 3rd Degree 
  • Paul Silva, 3rd Degree 
  • Emily Wetzel, 3rd Degree 
2012
  • Jimmy Kimble, 3rd Degree 
  • Ricardo Bufarra, 3rd Degree 
  • Dan Shon, 3rd Degree 
  • Karim Rafaat, 3rd Degree 
  • Fergal Quinlan, 3rd Degree 
  • Jason Selva , 3rd Degree 
2013 
  • Dylan Dearborn 3rd Degree 
  • Phill Moore 3rd Degree 
  • Brandon Magana 3rd Degree 
  • Francis Keller 3rd Degree 
  • Corey Hawkins 3rd Degree 
2014
  • Gregory Bryson, 2nd Degree 
  • Leonardo Filípic, 2nd Degree
  • Joze Lopez, 2nd Degree 
  • Shawn Eichelberger, 2nd Degree
  • Colin Smith, 2nd Degree 
  • Gustavo Barroso, 2nd Degree 
  • Paul Shuttle, 2nd Degree 
  • Tyler Vanosdell, 2nd Degree 
  • Maurício Taxman, 2nd Degree 
  • Gerry Eberts, 2nd Degree 
  • Júlio Cruz, 2nd Degree 
  • Tommy Mosley, 2nd Degree 
  • Robert Philips, 2nd Degree 
2016
  • Dom Hoskins 2nd Degree 
  • Travis Fago 2nd Degree 
2017
  • Gabriel Moraes, 1st Degree 
  • Leo Ramos, 1st Degree 
  • Leonardo Martins, 1st Degree 
  • Pat Artukovich, 1st Degree 
2018
  • Guilherme Pecego, 1st Degree 
  • Guilherme Almeida, 1st Degree 
  • Mike Turk, 1st Degree 
  • Devin Cornell, 1st Degree 
2019 
  • Donnie Baltazar 1st Degree 
  • Collin Duffy 1st Degree 
  • Terrence Mooney 1st Degree 
2021
  • Micah Anderson
  • Chris Barawed 
  • Nick Zanoni 
  • Austin Palin 
  • Ken Thomas 




 Honorables Black belts [IN MEMORY]
Caio Santos
Gilbert frank sr
Bruno da Matta
Luiz Octávio GUINLE
Hélder Menezes

Legacy

Prof Rodrigo Medeiros is the only person in San diego, that learned and got graduated directly from GM Carlson Gracie , eldest son of the BJJ Founder GM Carlos Gracie .

Mission Statement

BJJ Revolution will strive to provide the highest quality of martial arts training and support to all of its associates and academies. We shall remain focused and dedicated to offering communities, worldwide, the opportunity to learn, grow and pursue the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Self-Defense in a safe, fun and professional environment that is in keeping with the philosophies, techniques and traditions of the Carlson Gracie lineage. The association will conduct business in a way that is responsible and responsive to the needs, goals, and desires of our members in continuous efforts of achieving excellence.