Year: 2013 and 2014
Category: Best Martial Arts
There’s more to Martial Arts than learning how to kick. It’s about growth and respect. Who’s the best?
Voters named Ralph Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Chino Hills the Best Martial Arts in the Inland Empire area for 2013 and 2014. To determine the winner, voters had more than 10 nominees to choose from. Congratulations to Ralph Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Chino Hills!
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After almost 8 years of training, Sean Roberts received his much awaited black belt on March 12, 2013 in San Francisco. Sean has been training in the Bay Area for the past few years with Ralph Gracie, Kurt Osiander and Eduardo Fraga. He started jiu-jitsu at the age of 16 with Brad Jackson. Sean has competed in over 150 tournaments and has been featured in Gracie Magazine, Jiu-Jitsu Magazine, Budovideos.com, onthemat.com, and most recently competed and was 12-1 in the gi division in the BJJ Kumite, where he submitted several of his opponents with the now famous “Sean Roberts Calf Slicer.” The BJJ Kumite can be seen in the Kumite Episode Section of this website. Sean’s early “claim to fame” was when he tapped out current UFC Lightweight Champion, Benson Henderson with a triangle choke, a submission for which Sean is known for using to tap out many of his opponents. Ralph Gracie Chino Hills awaits his return sometime within the year to teach.
On January 26 & 27, our kids competed in gi and no-gi at the NABJJF All America’s Tournament in Los Angeles. Bringing home the gold in the kids division were Ruben Martos-Reyes for no-gi, Carson Contreras and Robbie and Ryan Allen for both Gi and No-Gi. Since they are brothers and had both defeated the people they went against, they shared the honors of 1st and 2nd place in both Gi and No-Gi. Bringing home silver in the Gi Division were Ruben Martos-Reyes and Victor Bonato. In the Juvenile Division, McKenna Hutchison, who is a 13-year-old orange belt, had to compete in a higher division with 15-year-old blue belts. McKenna was able to defeat everyone in those divisions taking home gold medals in Gi and No-Gi and Gi and No-Gi Absolute Divsions for a total of 4 gold medals! I don’t think we have ever had someone bring home quadruple Gold! Congrats to everyone who competed and a big thank you to our black belt Gabriel Costa, who spent his entire weekend coaching our students at the tournament. Next up is the Kids Pan Ams! Go Team Ralph Gracie!