South Bay Jiu Jitsu received the “Best of the Beach” award for Best Martial Arts school in 2011.  Thanks to all who voted for us in the South Bay!

 South Bay Jiu Jitsu is recognized as one of Southern California’s premiere fight studios. We’ve built this solid reputation by creating a unique methodology that focuses on developing technique and athleticism.

Whether you are a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athlete, a professional MMA fighter or a recreational grappler, we are dedicated to bringing you the very best in fight training.


Established in 1996, South Bay Jiu Jitsu was the first non-Brazilian owned Jiu Jitsu school to open its doors in America and has since become one of the top recommended Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu schools in America.  Students fly in from all over the country specifically to learn from Bob Bass.


Owner and Head Instructor, Bob Bass is one of the 1st American students of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, having studied under both the Machado’s and Gracie’s during it’s time of introduction back in 1988. In 1995, Bob Bass became the 1st American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under the legendary Machado Brothers! Bob is now a 5th Degree Black Belt.

Our Head MMA Instructor currently fights for the UFC! Instructors here have professional certification in Freestyle Submission Wrestling, Combat Submission Wrestling, Jeet Kune Do (Bruce Lee Style), Muay Thai, Western Boxing, Olympic Style Boxing, and Judo. These styles are blended together to compose the most effective reality fighting and self-defense systems available (also used by law enforcement).


South Bay Jiu Jitsu offers instruction in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (with and without the Gi for self-defense, weight loss, ultimate fitness, recreation, and competition), Catch Wrestling, Strength and Conditioning, Mixed Martial Arts, Cardio MMA, Crossfit, Muay Thai, and Boxing for Men, Women, Teens, and Children. Group, Private, and Semi-Private Lessons are available. We also offer Personal Training sessions in our weight room.


Whether your goal is to get into better shape, lose weight, learn self-defense, compete in Grappling/BJJ Tournaments or become a Professional MMA Fighter – South Bay Jiu Jitsu is the place for you regardless of your age, level or experience.

We invite you to check out our school and become a part of our growing Family!

If you would like to schedule your FREE trial class please message Kelly at (310) 990-3599

If you are currently a student and would like membership assistance please call (310) 318-8960


Video Demonstration below of South Bay Jiu Jitsu students at the Hermosa Beach Pier last summer. Watch a LIVE demonstration this summer at the Hermosa Pier Saturday, June 21st 2014 at 1:00 pm

Hermosa Beach Celebrity Sweat Ultimate Fitness Challenge: South Bay Jiu Jitsu Demonstration video from June 22nd 2013


Hermosa Beach Celebrity Sweat Ultimate Fitness Challenge July 14th, 2012


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