Costa Rica with Professor Shawn Williams!

Coach Al Academy News, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Jan 14th – Jan 19th 2017, Professor Shawn Williams and a handful of other talented instructors will be running a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Camp. They have big discounts for early registrations. Follow the link for more details and reserve  your spot today!!

Justin Flores Seminar!

Coach Al Academy News

Don’t forget that this Saturday Justin Flores will be holding his Judo seminar from 12:00 pm August 20th 2016 until 2:00 pm. If you haven’t booked your spot yet you still have time. It’s only 70 dollars! That’s a steal for the knowledge you’ll gain from training with Justin.


Coach Mike Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

We are happy to annonce that Saturday August 20th we will be hosting USA National Judo Team coach and former member of the USA Olympic Judo Team, Justin Flores! Justin is an extremely decorated Judoka and grappler, and now serves as a coach to some of the highest level athletes in the sport today! Don’t miss out on an opportunity …

The Four Horsemen!

Coach Al Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

These gentlemen have worked hard to get to where they are now. They have all spent countless hours training, drilling and learning the art of Ju-Jitsu. These guys have been called some of the hardest working white belts we have ever seen. It was no surprise to anyone when Professor Dane promoted them all to blue belts. We look forward …


Coach Al Academy News

UFC 200 is approaching fast. In case you did not hear,  the academy  will be having a viewing of the event at The Parlor on Melrose this Saturday staring at 5:00 pm. 5 Star will have a private room that can hold up to 75 PEOPLE! The Parlor will not charge our 5 star group a cover and are giving …

5 Star BJJ Competition Team Medals at NABJJF Los Angeles Open!

Jerry Tsui Academy News, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Competition

Congratulations to all of the members of the 5 Star Martial Arts/Renzo Gracie Los Angeles Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competition Team who competed at the NABJJF Los Angeles International Open this past weekend. We had over 20 competitors, who all exhibited excellent technique and sportsmanship on the mats. This event marked the largest turnout ever for our competition team and our largest …

Saenchai joins Glory!

Coach Al Muay Thai Kickboxing

If you did not hear the news, Saenchai will be joining the Glory ranks. Saenchai is regarded by many as one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in Muay Thai history. with an outstanding Professional Muay Thai record of 295 Wins, 52 Losses, and 3 Draws, Saenchai has also held the Lumpinee Stadium championship in four different weight classes as well as WMC and WBC …

GLORY 30!!

Coach Al Muay Thai Kickboxing

If you did not catch Glory 30 this week then you missed out an one of the best cards ever! Great display of ring control, technique, and fundamentals at the highest level of competition! Simon Marcus won a unanimous decision over Dustin Jacoby to retain his Middleweight belt Tiffany Van Soest won a unanimous decision over Esma Hasshass to become …

The most important part of your fitness training is…

Kru John Fitness

…staying on track. One of my coaching heroes, Dan John, is known for his pithy, humorous insights and this one always stuck with me: “The goal is to make sure the goal remains the goal.” What he means is that it’s common to get started down a particular path and then get side-tracked (typically by some alternative exercise) and lose sight …