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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 ....

5 Star BJJ Competition Team Medals at 2018 SJJIF Worlds!

This past weekend, The 5 Star Martial Arts / Renzo Gracie Los Angeles BJJ Competition Team competed at The SJJIF World Championship in Long Beach, California. We had competitors of all belt ....

5 Reasons to Compete in a BJJ Competition

Most of of the students at 5 Star Martial Arts/Renzo Gracie Los Angeles never thought they would ever consider competing in a martial arts tournament as an adult. After training in Brazilian....

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