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Andy Jun Scores Silver in White Belt Debut at NABJJF All Americas

When Andy Jun signed up for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes at 5 Star Martial Arts / Renzo Gracie Los Angeles, he knew he wanted to compete in BJJ tournaments once he gained enough experience an....

5 Star Profile: Jessica Arabi, 5 Star’s Most Dedicated Student

If you drop in to train at 5 Star Martial Arts in the evening or on Saturdays, there is a good chance you will see Jessica Arabi hitting pads in a Muay Thai Kickboxing class or submitting tr....

5 Star / Renzo Gracie Los Angeles Medals at IBJJF NoGi Worlds

The 5 Star Martial Arts / Renzo Gracie Los Angeles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competition Team competed at The IBJJF NoGi World Championship at The Anaheim Convention Center this past weekend. NoGi....

5 Star Profile: Jerik Villasenor on His BJJ Journey & Competition Mindset

Jerik Villasenor has one of the biggest smiles on the mats at 5 Star Martial Arts, but don’t let that smile fool you. What lies beneath that smile is a very focused and intense martial art....

5 Star Student Profile: How Joann Nguyen Balances Work, Family, & BJJ

Joann Nguyen has been a mainstay in Coach Armand River’s 7 AM Brazilian Jiu Jitsu morning class at 5 Star Martial Arts / Renzo Gracie Los Angeles over the past two years. She has manag....

5 Tips for New Students in BJJ and Muay Thai Kickboxing

When new students first start training BJJ and Muay Thai, it can be very exciting, fun, intimidating, and also very confusing. The fun and excitement comes from learning something new every ....


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