Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles

PSF LA is run by Mt. Vernon, IL and Daisy Fresh original, Derek Featherstun

-2021 M3 Black Belt No

Operating as usual

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I got so much love for this guy. You’re incredible Spatch. You’ve grown so much as person, athlete, friend, brother, and teammate. No complaints. No bitchassness. Just grind and becoming one of the best coaches in the game on your way. So proud. 3rd at purple adult no gi worlds baby!!!!! Let’s fu**in goooooooo. Walk it like they talk it.

And before I headed to the 618 for Xmas, who did I get to pick up and spend the day with? Spatchy’s dad of course. Scooped him up at LAX, went to open mat and for him to see the Spatchzilla immortalized on the mural at PSF LA, had some good eats and off we went. PSF la familia.

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How fast can real coaches who are invested in their athletes, team, and school turn around a program? In year one they brought home a bronze from state. In year two, they just won the Mascoutah tournament. The last time we won was 1993/94. The 23-2 Hall of Fame team with yours truly and that boi Dez (Rondo Moss).

And my shirts just came yesterday too. Perfect timing. A men’s and women’s to train in. A soft one for wearing and a hoodie for whatever. Rep that hood. #618

I told you my boys would take this s**t over. Just the beginning. Mark me up as one proud Mt. Vernon Rams Wrestling alum. Putting Rams wrestling back where it belongs, the top.

Love you boys.

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Orlando was larger than life. Real. Authentic. What you see is what you get. He was very open about his struggles with addiction and a huge advocate for mental health, therapy, and healing.

Orlando was also my friend, as he was to so many. Big O was there for us even before Shoyoroll. It was Orlando that told Bear to look at Andrew. That was after Andrew pummeled his star student at the time. He had NOTHING to gain. Our relationship with Shoyoroll is because of, and initiated by, Orlando. He’s one of the most giving people I’ve ever met, with no want of anything in return. ❤️ you Big O

“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

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Bu looked great at no gi worlds, as always. 3rd in division. 3rd in open. Finished her juvenile 1 year with medals at pans and worlds, gi and no gi. Can’t wait for juvenile 2. All eyes on pans in March.

I got your back kiddo. Carry your bag. Carry the water. Hold your earrings when you leave them in. Let you wipe your hands on my hoodie lol. Whatever it takes. We gonna run this s**t : )

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Yesterday was so incredible. Heath and the crew came up huge for me, they always do.

Most of you know I teach high school for YouthBuild Charter Schools of California. We have students from ages 14-24, and our kids have been kicked out, pushed out, or dropped out of the regular education setting, but are in our program to get their diploma.

I use the Daisy Fresh show in my Life Skills class because the show is about so much more than jiu jitsu. My kids relate to the struggles that many of the guys have been through. They see that we may look different, but we’ve all came up dealing with the same s**t, just in different places, with different backdrops.

My students love the Daisy Fresh show. They ask about the guys all the time. I occasionally put together a zoom or FaceTime for them to have quick chats.

But yesterday they showed up unannounced to surprise the kids and had an incredible discussion about life, goals, struggle, perseverance, and support. Heath did what he does, it was so cool to watch.

*Marnea was a huuuge fan of the show and got to speak to Couch on FaceTime call recently. We even had to get her a PSF hoodie a few week ago.

I don’t know how I got so lucky.


About last night …


Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi.

Super stoked last night to have Isak , Shamil , and Amen training with us last night.

No Gi Worlds final prep mode.

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Today is bitter sweet. Yuriel, his sister, and his mom are off to Fallon, Nevada to start a new chapter in their lives.

I’ve watched Yuriel go from a 210 lb. talented kid to a 175 lb. monster of a young man (still a senior in high school). He’s worked hard and helped to make everyone around him better. He’s a huge part of this team and will missed by everyone, everyday.

We ❤️ you Yuriel.
We’re always here if you miss LA ; )


Like a 👦🏼 in a 🍬 store.

Always thankful for the love and support from the crew at shoyoroll. Real recognize real. No gi worlds comin up.


Slid over to Lucas Leite Checkmat BJJ for Thanksgiving open mat. We see Lucas Leitebjj all over the place and he’s always been kind to us. It was nice to finally visit his academy.

Thank you, my friend. See you soon.

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Man, and the crew went off with the collab. They looked so amazing are sooooooooo clean in person. Drip 💧

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So grateful for our friends at Fostering Jiu Jitsu Spreading jiu jitsu like jam! Byron and Brit brought baby coach and all the Jams to PSFLA to make a donation to help Bu with her competition expenses.

From Byron:
Bu puts in the time and work on the mats, evolving her game by incorporating more wrestling and always putting herself out there testing her skills in competition. Also, helping out with the youth class. Her parents are awesome for putting in just as much
time to make sure she gets the training she needs to become a future world champion.

Keep up the grind Malibu & good luck at No-Gi
Worlds 2022! We look forward to see your future in Jiu Jitsu shine!


Please join us tonight at 6pm as the crew is back spreading jiu jitsu like jam ; )

Fostering Jiu Jitsu is coming to support Bu .not.the.beach and make a donation to help her with registrations and travel costs that come with being a top competitor.

We are so grateful for their friendship and support. Come get some jam and train with the PSFLA crew 6pm. No gi.

12958 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90732

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I’m not really fan of pictures of me usually, but John Choe caught me with a face full of pure joy. In one my favorite places in the world, Apex Grappling Academy, surrounded by many of the people I love most in the world, getting ready to do what we do at no-gi pans, and just loving the life Heath has given me the opportunity to live.

Side note, when I registered for no-gi pans there were 9 people in the division, when it closed there were 2. So, I won no gi pans but it doesn’t feel like it at all. Meh.

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Bu collected medals in her division and the open at no gi pans. Lost a 2-0 match to a prodigy from the wrestling world in her division, on a front head lock out of bounds, on their feet, without hands locked. It’s neither here, nor there, because we didn’t score to win but it wasn’t 2 points on any grappling mat in the world. Circling out of front headlocks isn’t fleeing the mat. Refs still need a better understanding of wrestling and what is and isn’t fleeing.

I usually ask Bu if she’s going to the open, but she said to me “when do I register for the open?”

Bu happened to have a girl from her division in the open and was winning 19-0 when she subbed her and lost a 0-0 refs decision in the finals of the open.

Always working, always growing, and realizing her place in the jiu jitsu world, the top. On to the next.


I feel like I’m in Don’t be a Menace ….

Do I rock the Mckendree Wrestling shorts Michael Pixley gave me. And Lil Jacob Bornemann is wrestling there now.

Or …. The Lindenwood University Wrestling shorts Dro gave me. And Jared Lee Shafer is wrestling there now.

Coin flip.


Watching your brother become an icon

From Heath :

Back to Back No Gi Pan Adult Team Champions:
8 short years ago people laughed when Bear Quitugua from Shoyoroll would tell people this crew is the truth, they're the future. All of the Huge Association Leaders who only show up to coach guys in the finals so everyone can see them coaching a winner. All of those Leaders who don't show up to the podium unless they win first place so everyone can see them on top. The ones who demand loyalty and respect from everyone but only give if its on their terms. I credit much of your selfishness to helping build something I never wanted to be a part of. So we built our own thing. To the team and everyone who has been kind and supported us as we grow, thank you.


It’s NEVER been all about jiu jitsu.
It’s all love and support for ALL your goals and dreams.

“Winning is a byproduct of environment we have created, a culture of family and support”
- Heath Pedigo

Repost - Melissa Sanders : It’s not just about the jiu jitsu…Wyatt had the time of his life this week surrounded by his best friends and heroes. I’m absolutely grateful for the village surrounding us and how they love on my kiddo like they do. 📸📸📸 cred

Instagram Photos 10/17/2022

My bother > your brother
My team > your team.

Back to back No Gi Pans Team titles.


How incredible are the guys and gals at shoyoroll you ask? Matias had someone steal his SYR shorts at the ADCC Open. My man Marco saw it on a post somewhere and next thing I know ….. message from Marco, “saw Matias’s shorts got jacked, sending you a no gi set for him at no gi pans.”

Always so grateful for the love and support from SYR. And the set is so 🧼. Blue on blue on blue.


Go to the LA Galaxy game and who’s there? AJ . PSF x SYR all day, everyday, everywhere, all the time lol.

Shout out to Jen for realizing we were both there.

Side note: hard to find me not dripped in SYR.



If you’re in the South Bay and train jiu jitsu, why would you not be at our Saturday open mat with ADCC Open Champ Rosa Walsh and the prodigy, Bu.

Everyone welcome.
12958 Hawthorne Blvd
Hawthorne, CA 90732

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The guy just doesn’t stop. Been a blue belt all of about a month and took second at the Masters Worlds. Won two incredibly tough matches and lost a 0-0 refs decision in the final.

So proud of Pat and all the work he continues to put in.

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Matias looked incredible at the CON. Second in the adult blue middle and 3rd in the open. Matias is zoned in on ADCC open, no gi pans, and no gi worlds.

Yeah!!!!! It’s that time of the year.

Lots of tough, tough matches. Always is at middle, and that’s how we like it. You already know people got planted.

We’re just over here working on bottom, IN THE DARK.

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I ❤️ you mate. You’re the best.

Troy had a rough match at the CON and was pretty upset and disappointed. I didn’t have to ask Spatch to talk to him, he’s just a fu**in gem.

Troy was so stoked that you took time to be there for him. To him, you’re a celebrity ….. to me, not so much lol.


Always so grateful for the love and support from shoyoroll. Bear, Marco, Aj Lg and the whole SYR crew were keeping us fresh when no one knew who we were or what we were trying to accomplish. It’s about so much more than jiu jitsu. Real recognize real, as they say.

I do still feel like a kid in a candy store when I come home to a box from the boys though. Living out our dreams in real time ; )

Looks like I’m rockin the black and yellow at masters worlds and Bu is gonna rock the white and PSF red at the CON.

I’m nowhere without my brother, Heath Pedigo. What’s understood needs no explanation.


So dope!!! Cartoon portrait by .ts

Me and Jefe. Pan-Ams 2022. Black belt M4 feather 🥇


My boy Dez about to pull up to the GrappleFest in Liverpool and ruin some blokes holiday then innit.

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Super excited to be working with the We Defy Foundation and have Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles on their list of schools they partner with. They sponsor combat veterans to help them cope with any number of things they may be dealing with, through jiu jitsu and the supportive, family environment we provide.

We Defy’s mission statement: We provide combat veterans coping with military connected disabilities a long term means to overcome their challenges through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and fitness training.

Many may not have already known, but our Merritt is a veteran and is our We Defy sponsored athlete. We are grateful for all our military, active and veterans. We are grateful for the work that We Defy is doing and we are honored to be a small part of that work.


Stripes 3 & 4 for Antonio SkootahSamokat Nelson. Y’all still lucky af he only gets to train a few times a week. He’s a monster and gets better and better all the time. Constantly asking questions. Constantly trying to tighten everything up. Constantly studying video.

Antonio is also passionate about music. Check out Ghosts N Legends too. Just like we always say,

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I just can’t say enough good things about Patrick Short. He inspires us all. He amazes us all. Whether he’s training, competing, taking care of his family, saving strangers on the streets of Hawthorne, or working/volunteering with his church, Pat gives his all.

At 59 years old he moves and feels like a young man. The things he can do are absolutely mind blowing. We just gotta take care of those old football knees ; )

White belt was a good run. Lots of golds at majors. Lots of tough matches. Lots of growth.

So proud of you, Pat. On to the next.

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Super proud of Bu for pushing herself last weekend. She did adult blue/purple in no gi and she looked great. The wrestling is already paying off. 1-1 for a silver in no gi. Lost the final to a girl with 3 pro mma fights. Great experience. Two very tough matches.

In the gi, Bu stayed in her age division and did juvenile blue. She dominated both matches for gold. Finishing one with arm bar from triangle and 17-0 in the final.

Always pushing. Always leading from the front.
You’re looking at the future of womens bjj.

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Eder been steady putting in work and then putting in the extra work. Looking better and better all the time and it’s not a coincidence.

2nd place at JJWL Fullerton with two matches he dominated and a 0-0 refs decision in the final.

That boi pulls up everywhere and puts the pressure on. Back to the grind.

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Last week I got to spend some time with Heath, see the new gym, and teach a few classes while I was home. Good for my soul.

I got to take the tour by ourselves, and with Jorge. It’s hard to describe what it was like walking into Heaths dream, in reality. I’m glad we were alone. It would have been too much for me to walk in and 50 people be there the first time seeing it. Seeing the Daisy Fresh sign and being able to touch the old mats …. Man, those light blue mats go back to the dungeon and the firehouse. So surreal.

It’s absolutely everything he’s always talked about. Jiu jitsu downstairs, PSF wrestling academy upstairs. Strength and conditioning. Recovery. An absolutely dope womens locker room.

The video that shows the tour and all the construction and transformation of the building is up on the PSF YouTube channel. Check it out.

I should take more pictures, I don’t always think about it when I’m home. It always just feels like I never left so it’s rarely on my mind.

So proud of Heath and all the lives he’s changed, mine included. Just the beginning …

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Bu killed it at the SJJIF Sport Jiu Jitsu International Federation Worlds last week too. 4-0 on the day. 3 submissions. Won her division in gi and no gi. Reppin that 🇺🇸 x 🇲🇽

Bu has had about 6 wrestling classes, so of course, now she’s a wrestler too lol. She’s a natural, not surprising. We’ve not even began to tap the potential.

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Matias with the small division too but won his match at SJJIF Sport Jiu Jitsu International Federation Worlds last week.

Breaking news: Matias is still murder on his feet.

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Eder had an empty division at the SJJIF Sport Jiu Jitsu International Federation Worlds but took 3rd in the open division.

Looked great and had a beautiful throw from the feet. Hard work paying off. On to the next.

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Raul with silver in gi and no gi last weekend at SJJIF Sport Jiu Jitsu International Federation Worlds.

I’m so proud of his hard work. As a new white belt he started competing immediately. We’ve been to several tournaments and made some mistakes (as we all do), but slowly tightening up and quickly learning from those mistakes.

This was Raul’s first win in competition. He looked great and I know he will continue to get better everyday. On to the next.

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Wrestling classes have been brutal.
Puttin in that work, work.

“Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy.”
- Dan Gable



All kids classes at PSF LA are run by Professor Derek Featherstun. Professor Derek is a IBJJF Black Belt Pan American and No-Gi World Champion.

All kids classes are assisted by Coach Malibu Rocco. Malibu is a 5x IBJJF Kids Pan American Champion and one of the most decorated kids competitors to ever put a gi on.

PSF kids classes focus on jiu-jitsu, wrestling, self-defense, bully-proofing, respect, discipline, hard work, dedication, perseverance, problem solving, and being part of a team. We are excited to continue to help kids learn these valuable life lessons and skills.

Please send us a message to get your kids started.

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