Mahalo for your all of the lessons you taught me years ago. I recently had to put them to the test in a street confrontation with a much bigger thug, bully "thuggy" and came out victorious thanks to your teachings. I am alive and well because of you.

Bill Haire

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It’s amazing what we can do when we come together.


our history


Bob Bass also offers individual private instruction and semi-private group lessons in:

  • Self-Defense
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Gi style)
  • Jiu-Jitsu for MMA (No-Gi Style)
  • Jiu-Jitsu for the Wrestler
  • Tournament Advice & Coaching
  • Jiu-Jitsu for overall weight loss / health / wellness / fitness 

If you are interested in taking a private lesson with the Owner / Head Jiu-Jitsu Instructor please email under subject heading "Private Instruction Info" or call (310) 714-7438.

south bay jiu jitsu

Mission + Vision

1995 - Owner Bob Bass, won the first ever Pan-American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships in his weight class defeating Brazils previously undefeated Black Belt -Marcio Feitosa. (Bob Bass received his Black Belt just after this Victory from his Coaches- The Machado Brothers.

1997 – Established in 1997, South Bay Jiu Jitsu was the 1st non-Brazilian owned Jiu Jitsu Academy to open it's doors in America. It opened in Manhattan Beach.


 2001 – South Bay Jiu Jitsu moved to Hermosa Beach.

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              established 1997

South Bay Jiu Jitsu enjoys offering skills to those in need.