Military Training

A local Beach Cities Resident, who’s name wishes to remain anonymous, would like to do something special to Honor ALL active and retired U.S. Military while at the same time helping out South Bay Jiu Jitsu, a local Hermosa Beach Martial Arts Academy. He/She would like to offer all active and veteran U.S. Military the opportunity to come to UNLIMITED classes at South Bay Jiu Jitsu during the entire month of October completely FREE with NO obligation to join. This anonymous person will donate $100 to our Academy for every U.S. Military person who signs up to take classes during the month of October and they must bring Military I.D. and mention Code: HonorMe.

We offer an array of classes for people of all skill levels, including Boot Camp Conditioning, Cardio MMA, MMA, Jeet Kune Do/Kickboxing, Boxing, Grappling/Submission Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and American Jiu Jitsu. We also offer a Jiu Jitsu class 3 times a week specifically for those who are 45 years and older as well as a Kids Martial Arts Program. All U.S. Military who sign up with us in October will also receive an ADDITIONAL discount off our monthly rate of unlimited classes for one full year if they sign up starting in November but it is not required. We also continue to offer our regular monthly discount off our unlimited class membership to all U.S. Military, Law Enforcement and Fire Dept.

Military Postcard

This anonymous donor really wishes to Recognize and Thank all those who serve or
who have served in the U.S. Military and also wishes to help out our local Hermosa Business by bringing the two together. The donor would really like for this information to be shared and passed on in Honor of “RECOGNIZING THE U.S. MILITARY.”

So if you or anyone you know is in the U.S. Military, please share this link:

You can also support our troops by purchasing Sergeant Andrew Goldsmith’s personal account of his experiences as an infantry soldier in Iraq.  Many grew up with him here in South Redondo and he is a South Bay local.
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Here is the story in the Beach Reporter News:

from Archives: Hermosa Beach News
Local Resident Thanks Military by Donating to Fight Studio

by Eric Michael Stitt
(Updated: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 6:49 PM PDT)

Looking for a creative way to thank local military personnel, a Manhattan Beach resident will provide service men and women a free month’s membership to Hermosa Beach’s South Bay Jiu Jitsu.

The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, is a student at the fight studio located at 325 Pacific Coast Highway. The local said it’s a way to introduce new students to the benefits of Jiu Jitsu, meanwhile thanking active military and veterans for their service.

“This is such an applicable art for them to know,” said the donor. “It can be such a practical tool for hand-to-hand combat. South Bay Jiu Jitsu is a great tie-in with these guys.”

The donor has given to the military in the past, such as sending packages of clothing and magazines overseas during the holidays, but wanted to do something more.

The gift gives all active and nonactive military a chance to participate in an unlimited number of classes at SBJJ throughout October for free and with no commitment to join. The donor will cover the monthly membership by paying $100 per participant to be eligible, one must have a military ID and mention the code “HonorMe.”

SBJJ offers Jeet Kune Do/kickboxing, grappling/submission wrestling, boxing, mixed martial arts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, cardio MMA and American Jiu Jitsu. The studio also has Jiu Jitsu classes specifically catered for those age 45 and older that take place three times a week. And military personnel who choose to take up the offer will be given an additional discount on SBJJ’s monthly rate of classes for a full year.

The donor is also pleased this offer will help support a business that brings a lot of joy to residents’ lives.

“I try to support the South Bay as much as possible,” the donor said. “I want to get more students in South Bay Jiu Jitsu and say thank you. It’s a win-win.”

The donor said this donation will hopefully show service men and women they’re continuously appreciated on a local level.

“I wanted to do something for troops coming back to thank them. They should be thanked all year round. It’s our (responsibility) to say thank you to people who give up their early 20s to help protect the rights of our country,” the donor said. “It’s important. I’d love to see an influx of people in there.”

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