UCLA Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

UCLA Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Last but not least, we’d like to introduce Corbin Balitactac, our President! Corbin is a 4th year Math major who is in his 4th year at UCLA BJJ and is a Judo black belt. His favorite technique is the bow and arrow choke 🏹 When he’s not doing BJJ, Corbin serves as a Learning Assistant at UCLA and enjoys cooking, working out, and doing math 🤓 We’re so excited to see what this year brings, and look forward to seeing you all at practice!
Meet Alexis Malveaux, our current Vice President! Alexis is a 3rd year Computational Biology major and is in her 3rd year with UCLA BJJ. Outside of UCLA BJJ, Alexis is a student ambassador for her major, a member of a neuro-tech organization, and a research volunteer on campus. Her favorite technique is the pendulum sweep, and her other hobbies include catching sunsets, going out with friends, and skateboarding around campus. Looking forward to a great year with you Alexis!
Introducing Seamus Sehres, our Treasurer! Seamus is a fourth year Geography and Environmental Studies major, and is a Blue Belt in his second year with UCLA BJJ. Seamus is also a City Lifeguard and member of the Surf Club who enjoys backpacking, hiking, and armbars. See you on the mat Seamus 🤑
Next up we have Max Matkovski, our Social Officer! Max is a double major in Cognitive and Computer Science, and has been training BJJ for a little over a year. Besides BJJ, Max also enjoys training Kickboxing and Wrestling. Off the mat, he enjoys traveling, cooking new foods, and watching sports. This past summer Max worked at a startup in Israel, and his favorite technique is the Guillotine Choke. Looking forward to a great year!!
Next up we have Jenna Culotta, our Travel Coordinator! Jenna is a 3rd year Psychobiology major who’s been with UCLA BJJ for three years and has her Blue Belt. Besides BJJ, she also serves as an EMT and interns as a mentor/tutor for underprivileged kids. Her favorite BJJ technique is the Eziekiel choke, anddd she’s responsible for tourneys so hit her up with any questions about competing 👀 Looking forward to the year!!
Over the next few days we’ll be introducing our Club Officers! First up we have Jane Panavaravatn, our Safety Officer. She’s a 3rd Year Psychology Major and has been with UCLA BJJ since her freshman year. Besides UCLA BJJ, Jane is involved with THAISA, BruinCorps, and KINSA, and in her free free time enjoys learning new languages, Thai Dramas, Kpop, cooking, and judo (shoutout UCLA Judo Team)! Her favorite technique is Kimura from guard, and she’s ready to try it on you at practice ;);) Excited for the year Jane!!
Happy Week 1 akaaaa the start of our two weeks of free practice this quarter!

EVERY MF ONE is welcome at our practices Weeks 1 and 2, Tuesday & Thursday from 8 PM-9:30 PM and Saturday from 12 PM- 2 PM in the John Wooden Center Blue Room! All you have to do is sign the waiver either through the link in our bio orrrr at the door via QR code (that being said, submitting your waiver in advance MAY JUST increase your prospects of getting into practice 🧐) Waiver week free practices only last through weeks 1 and 2 of the quarter, so show up with piercings/jewelry removed, in athletic clothing, and wearing a mask to try out a BJJ practice with our club 🤑

We do have to cap each practice at 50 PEOPLE, so come early to guarantee your spot 😱 DM us ASAP w any questions and we are SO excited to see you on the mat 🥋
WELCOME BACK TO UCLA BJJ 😈😻 Practice during Fall Quarter 2021 begins on Tuesday, September 28, with Waiver Weeks during weeks 1 & 2 of the quarter during which everyone is welcome to attend practice. Weekly COVID tests are required for athletes to attend practice, and testing should be completed Monday-Wednesday each week. Practice will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-9:30 PM as well as Saturdays from 12-2 PM in the Blue Room of the John Wooden Center! For Weeks 1-2, only a weekly COVID test and a waiver signed at the door are required for athletes to join practice. Starting Week 3, only members will be allowed on the mats, and yes we do check‼️ You can get started on the process to becoming a member now, check out the link in our bio “How to Join UCLA BJJ”. There are a few steps so it’s better to get started sooner rather than later 🧘‍♀️ Hit our DMs with any questions and SEE YOU SOON 🗣🗣
Hellooo everyone and happy #throwbackthursday to our last REC Fest! Mark your calendars, because we will be hosting booths at Enormous Activities Fair (EAF) and Rec Fest in September!! Come out, meet us, and learn more about the club as we prepare for FULL CONTACT practices this Fall! 🥳 We'll be posting more information as we finalize plans, and in the meantime enjoy your summer ☀️
#throwback to a year ago to our social with USC Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! Can’t wait to get back to roll with y’all again 💪
Are you in Westwood? If so, participate in UCLA BJJ’s Blood Drive with the UCLA Blood and Platelet Center from Week 3 through Week 8 this quarter! Blood and platelet supply is critically low right now, so this is the perfect opportunity to donate blood; help your community, receive a free COVID antibody blood test, AND get free snacks while you donate 👀 Schedule your appointment at uclahealth.org/gotblood (link in bio) and check the last two pictures in this post for information on donor eligibility. At your appointment, scan the provided QR code to indicate your participation in the UCLA Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blood Drive, and as always, let us know if you have any questions! Thanks in advance, and we hope to see you all donating!
Midterm szn is spooky, but don't be scared 👻🦇🔮🕸 Come to our social on Saturday instead! We'll be getting to know our new members, officers, and playing games before midterms roll around ✋🎃See you October 17 at 9-11 PM at the link tinyurl.com/oct17bjj 🧟

The official page of the UCLA Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club. We practice in the Blue Room upstairs at the John Wooden Center! (Due to COVID, we’re currently practicing remotely)

Practice Times:
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturdays: 12-2 pm

Operating as usual

Photos from UCLA Brazilian Jiu Jitsu's post 10/29/2021

Last but not least, we’d like to introduce Corbin Balitactac, our President! Corbin is a 4th year Math major who is in his 4th year at UCLA BJJ and is a Judo black belt. His favorite technique is the bow and arrow choke 🏹 When he’s not doing BJJ, Corbin serves as a Learning Assistant at UCLA and enjoys cooking, working out, and doing math 🤓 We’re so excited to see what this year brings, and look forward to seeing you all at practice!

Photos from UCLA Brazilian Jiu Jitsu's post 10/27/2021

Meet Alexis Malveaux, our current Vice President! Alexis is a 3rd year Computational Biology major and is in her 3rd year with UCLA BJJ. Outside of UCLA BJJ, Alexis is a student ambassador for her major, a member of a neuro-tech organization, and a research volunteer on campus. Her favorite technique is the pendulum sweep, and her other hobbies include catching sunsets, going out with friends, and skateboarding around campus. Looking forward to a great year with you Alexis!

Photos from UCLA Brazilian Jiu Jitsu's post 10/24/2021

Introducing Seamus Sehres, our Treasurer! Seamus is a fourth year Geography and Environmental Studies major, and is a Blue Belt in his second year with UCLA BJJ. Seamus is also a City Lifeguard and member of the Surf Club who enjoys backpacking, hiking, and armbars. See you on the mat Seamus 🤑

Photos from UCLA Brazilian Jiu Jitsu's post 10/23/2021

Next up we have Max Matkovski, our Social Officer! Max is a double major in Cognitive and Computer Science, and has been training BJJ for a little over a year. Besides BJJ, Max also enjoys training Kickboxing and Wrestling. Off the mat, he enjoys traveling, cooking new foods, and watching sports. This past summer Max worked at a startup in Israel, and his favorite technique is the Guillotine Choke. Looking forward to a great year!!

Photos from UCLA Brazilian Jiu Jitsu's post 10/22/2021

Next up we have Jenna Culotta, our Travel Coordinator! Jenna is a 3rd year Psychobiology major who’s been with UCLA BJJ for three years and has her Blue Belt. Besides BJJ, she also serves as an EMT and interns as a mentor/tutor for underprivileged kids. Her favorite BJJ technique is the Eziekiel choke, anddd she’s responsible for tourneys so hit her up with any questions about competing 👀 Looking forward to the year!!

Photos from UCLA Brazilian Jiu Jitsu's post 10/20/2021

Over the next few days we’ll be introducing our Club Officers! First up we have Jane Panavaravatn, our Safety Officer. She’s a 3rd Year Psychology Major and has been with UCLA BJJ since her freshman year. Besides UCLA BJJ, Jane is involved with THAISA, BruinCorps, and KINSA, and in her free free time enjoys learning new languages, Thai Dramas, Kpop, cooking, and judo (shoutout UCLA Judo Team)! Her favorite technique is Kimura from guard, and she’s ready to try it on you at practice ;);) Excited for the year Jane!!

09/28/2021

Happy Week 1 akaaaa the start of our two weeks of free practice this quarter!

EVERY MF ONE is welcome at our practices Weeks 1 and 2, Tuesday & Thursday from 8 PM-9:30 PM and Saturday from 12 PM- 2 PM in the John Wooden Center Blue Room! All you have to do is sign the waiver either through the link in our bio orrrr at the door via QR code (that being said, submitting your waiver in advance MAY JUST increase your prospects of getting into practice 🧐) Waiver week free practices only last through weeks 1 and 2 of the quarter, so show up with piercings/jewelry removed, in athletic clothing, and wearing a mask to try out a BJJ practice with our club 🤑

We do have to cap each practice at 50 PEOPLE, so come early to guarantee your spot 😱 DM us ASAP w any questions and we are SO excited to see you on the mat 🥋

Happy Week 1 akaaaa the start of our two weeks of free practice this quarter!

EVERY MF ONE is welcome at our practices Weeks 1 and 2, Tuesday & Thursday from 8 PM-9:30 PM and Saturday from 12 PM- 2 PM in the John Wooden Center Blue Room! All you have to do is sign the waiver either through the link in our bio orrrr at the door via QR code (that being said, submitting your waiver in advance MAY JUST increase your prospects of getting into practice 🧐) Waiver week free practices only last through weeks 1 and 2 of the quarter, so show up with piercings/jewelry removed, in athletic clothing, and wearing a mask to try out a BJJ practice with our club 🤑

We do have to cap each practice at 50 PEOPLE, so come early to guarantee your spot 😱 DM us ASAP w any questions and we are SO excited to see you on the mat 🥋

Photos from UCLA Brazilian Jiu Jitsu's post 09/15/2021

WELCOME BACK TO UCLA BJJ 😈😻 Practice during Fall Quarter 2021 begins on Tuesday, September 28, with Waiver Weeks during weeks 1 & 2 of the quarter during which everyone is welcome to attend practice. Weekly COVID tests are required for athletes to attend practice, and testing should be completed Monday-Wednesday each week. Practice will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-9:30 PM as well as Saturdays from 12-2 PM in the Blue Room of the John Wooden Center! For Weeks 1-2, only a weekly COVID test and a waiver signed at the door are required for athletes to join practice. Starting Week 3, only members will be allowed on the mats, and yes we do check‼️ You can get started on the process to becoming a member now, check out the link in our bio “How to Join UCLA BJJ”. There are a few steps so it’s better to get started sooner rather than later 🧘‍♀️ Hit our DMs with any questions and SEE YOU SOON 🗣🗣

Photos from UCLA Brazilian Jiu Jitsu's post 08/13/2021

Hellooo everyone and happy #throwbackthursday to our last REC Fest! Mark your calendars, because we will be hosting booths at Enormous Activities Fair (EAF) and Rec Fest in September!! Come out, meet us, and learn more about the club as we prepare for FULL CONTACT practices this Fall! 🥳 We'll be posting more information as we finalize plans, and in the meantime enjoy your summer ☀️

11/11/2020

#throwback to a year ago to our social with USC Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! Can’t wait to get back to roll with y’all again 💪

10/16/2020

Are you in Westwood? If so, participate in UCLA BJJ’s Blood Drive with the UCLA Blood and Platelet Center from Week 3 through Week 8 this quarter! Blood and platelet supply is critically low right now, so this is the perfect opportunity to donate blood; help your community, receive a free COVID antibody blood test, AND get free snacks while you donate 👀 Schedule your appointment at uclahealth.org/gotblood (link in bio) and check the last two pictures in this post for information on donor eligibility. At your appointment, scan the provided QR code to indicate your participation in the UCLA Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blood Drive, and as always, let us know if you have any questions! Thanks in advance, and we hope to see you all donating!

10/14/2020

Midterm szn is spooky, but don't be scared 👻🦇🔮🕸 Come to our social on Saturday instead! We'll be getting to know our new members, officers, and playing games before midterms roll around ✋🎃See you October 17 at 9-11 PM at the link tinyurl.com/oct17bjj 🧟

09/26/2020

Repost from @uclaeaf on Instagram, check them out to find out more about the many student clubs and orgs on campus!

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Hey new and returning Bruins! If you’re interested in self-defense, UCLA BJJ is the club for you 😃 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a close-contact martial art with an emphasis on ground combat. Our team welcomes all experience levels and (usually 😞) offers competition opportunities. Due to COVID, our practices are now held online every Tuesday & Thursday from 8-9:30 PM and Saturdays from 12-2 PM. Follow @uclabjj on IG for more information about joining and to keep updated on club happenings! 🤙

07/17/2020

Happy #throwbackthursday with some of our favorite memories from the year!

03/22/2020

Congrats! You made it through a chaotic end to winter quarter, and we hope you’re all adjusting well and staying safe. Unfortunately, most BJJ and regular gyms are closed for the foreseeable future, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay active or keep your fitness up. UCLA BJJ is challenging EVERYONE to go on a run, follow a home workout video, drill some technique, or workout with a friend over Facetime—your body and mind will thank you for it! Share an IG or FB post/story, tag our page @UCLA Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and add the hashtag #quarantraining to keep us updated on how you’re staying fit through COVID-19. PS: we know you’re not busy right now, so you might as well participate 😚 Happy #quarantraining, we’re excited to see what keeps you active! 💪👊

03/12/2020

Club BJJ practice has been suspended until further notice due to concerns of COVID-19 spread. We’re disappointed in the early end to the quarter, but look forward to being able to get back on the mats safely. Updates will be posted to Facebook, Instagram, and GroupMe, so stay tuned for information on when practice will resume. Enjoy your time off, and stay healthy! See you spring quarter☀️🐻

03/12/2020

Come join us for our final two practices of the quarter on Thursday, March 12, and Saturday, March 14, and get your stress out on the mats!
**Take care of your health first, and please refrain from training if you’re sick or have a fever.**
Good luck on finals, you got this 💪

03/02/2020

Congrats to our members who competed in the Pineapple Invitational Tournament this weekend!! Winners of this tournament took home pineapples and UCLA BJJ took home three pineapples for all three of our competitors, Ryan, Elias, and Alexis! Thanks to Brea Jiu-Jitsu for hosting this tournament and to all of our members who helped us prepare for this competition with Gi and No-Gi at practice, see you on the mats this week 🥋🐻🍍

02/09/2020

We had an amazing turnout for the club open mat, with guests USC Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu , UCI-Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu , and UCSD’s BJJ club! This is the first time these schools have held a joint practice together, and it was an absolute blast! Hope to meet up again soon!

01/28/2020

Waiver Week pictures are up! Thanks again for coming out and making it so fun!

01/22/2020

Had a great time at BJ's after practice yesterday! The pizookies stood no match for our hungry club members!

12/26/2019

Happy holidays from UCLA BJJ! 🎅 ❄️

11/18/2019

Pictures from the UCLA/USC Open Mat are up! Thanks for coming out because it was a blast! The rest of the pictures are in this folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HFilE4ntcmLMOmYkaz-GykaK8zA3N4wS?usp=sharing

11/12/2019

UCLA Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

11/08/2019

Reminder: Practice tomorrow is replaced by the USC Open Mat! There is no practice at Wooden tomorrow!

11/06/2019

Show this poster and have them scan this barcode at our BJJ fundraiser at BJ’s! You can come at any time in the period shown on the flyer, but we will be going together after practice tomorrow!

10/21/2019

Congrats to UCLA BJJ’s own Laura Rodriguez for taking first place at the Jiu Jitsu World League World Championship!

10/13/2019

Thank you everyone for an amazing two weeks of free practices for waiver week! We had a record turnout and saw all different kinds of people come and train with us! If you came out, please consider joining the club! The steps are here : https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yB4-X0PHtSyleG_qMSoraiU96ILQFyreoBEqPzOYYeE/edit?fbclid=IwAR1XsI5YYmL41QnQS7Tn-N_cfmNcHtp0LlrbXtpqOWSUCNs40ZzlgwSLHYU

docs.google.com 10/02/2019

Steps to Join BJJ club

Hi all! For those with a strong interest in joining the club, we highly recommend getting started on the registration process now. In particular, completion of the physical and ImPACT testing often takes prospective members longer than they anticipate. These steps DO NOT need to be completed to participate in our open practices during week 1 and 2, but they are required starting week 3.

Steps: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yB4-X0PHtSyleG_qMSoraiU96ILQFyreoBEqPzOYYeE/edit

PPE Form: https://www.dropbox.com/s/gpfmajxphkr5oxh/PPE%20Form%20Club%20Sports%202015%20(1).pdf?dl=0&fbclid=IwAR2peVhl4Cw3BG8IjDy4Bgh7HN-FukXo3iKHFlMSUQnwWsRnGqvhhQTz1io

docs.google.com STEPS TO JOINING UCLA BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU CLUB All 4 must be done before becoming an official member 1. Get a physical done. This can be done at the Ashe center. Print out the PPE form found the the link below before going to your appointment. Make appointments early because they fill up fast or...

10/02/2019

Hey everyone! Thank you all for showing up last night for the first practice of the school year and we were incredibly happy to see so many people showing up and taking an interest! Unfortunately, from now until the end of week 2, we will only be able to accommodate around 50 people on the mat at one time for safety reasons. We will be doing it first come, first serve unless you were turned away at a previous practice, and we took names of those who were. Please come early if you would like to make sure you get to practice! If you can't practice, feel free to watch!

09/30/2019

Just one more day until the first practice of the quarter! It's been too long, we'll see you there!

06/26/2019

Update: Practice times for this summer have been moved to 8:15-9:45 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

06/24/2019

Here are our summer practice times!
Tuesday & Thursday 8-9:30 PM

06/09/2019

For those who haven't been able to pick up their rash guard and wish to do so, we'll have distribution times in lieu of our practice, so Tuesday and Thursday from 8-9:30 pm you'll be able to drop by the Blue Room and pick yours up!

We also have summer practices starting Session A Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-9:30 PM, so you'll be able to pick it up then as well :)

docs.google.com 04/08/2019

UCLA Club Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Officer Application

BJJ Officer applications for the 2019-2020 school year are still live!

We currently have the positions of travel coordinator, safety officer, and PR officer open. This is a great opportunity to get more involved with the club and learn about sports management at the collegiate level!

docs.google.com Thank you for taking the time to complete this application. Applicants will be contacted on a rolling basis.

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We practice in the Blue Room on the second floor of the John Wooden Center.

Practice Times for Winter 2020:
Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Saturday 12-2 PM

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