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Jiu Jitsu San Diego, CA

Jiu Jitsu San Diego, CA: Inspired by the transformative journey from judo to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and the profound impact of martial arts on community and personal development, our Jiu Jitsu San Diego dojo was founded with a vision to offer more than just training. Our approach to Jiu Jitsu San Diego focuses on creating a nurturing space where individuals and families can thrive, learn, and bond over the art of BJJ. Emphasizing a non-ego, process-oriented philosophy, Jiu Jitsu San Diego caters to everyone from competitive fighters to those seeking a communal space to belong, grow, and share in the camaraderie of a tightly-knit BJJ family.

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Meet your Instructor!

Andrew Eidson discovered his passion for martial arts with Judo in 1992 and later advanced to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu San Diego under the tutelage of renowned black belt Paulo Fernando Agusto in 1999. He swiftly rose to become an assistant instructor, sharing his knowledge at a prominent Jiu Jitsu San Diego academy in San Diego County. Honored with black belts in both Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu after testing in Sao Paulo, Andrew is now a respected 3rd-degree black belt!

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Our Mission

We aim to provide top-notch self-defense training that helps every student, whether a child or adult, to grow in both skill and confidence. We focus on the personal development of our students through classes designed specifically for their needs.

From ground fighting techniques to mental discipline, we strive to cover all aspects necessary for comprehensive self-defense education. Instructor Andrew Eidson is committed to creating a family-friendly environment where everyone feels welcomed and supported in their journey.

Through engaging lessons and practical training, we ensure that our students not only learn effective defense tactics but also embrace Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as a lifestyle promoting health, respect, and perseverance.


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self-defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting…

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Judo is an Olympic sport and martial art that originated in Japan over 100 years ago. Today judo is the most widely practiced martial art…

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Building the champions of tomorrow today
At the EIDSON BJJ Academy, we believe that the training your child receives will last a lifetime! JUDO…

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OUR CLASSES at Jiu Jitsu San Diego

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Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Physical Fitness and Strength

Focusing on improving your physical fitness and building strength is at the heart of learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The training sessions are designed to be rigorous, pushing you to your limits and ensuring that you build the muscular endurance and power needed for effective self-defense.

You’ll see a significant improvement in your overall fitness, as these classes incorporate various techniques that work out all muscle groups. Such intense workouts don’t just boost your ability to defend yourself, but also contribute positively to your health and well-being.

Self-Defense Skills

We emphasize adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a core component of our curriculum because it’s proven to be one of the most effective martial arts for self-defense. This training not only equips you with the necessary skills to defend against larger or stronger attackers, but also instills in you a heightened sense of awareness about your surroundings.

Mental Discipline and Focus

Practicing martial arts does more than improve physical strength; it sharpens your mind, teaching you how to stay calm and focused when under pressure. We are committed to guiding our students through this transformative experience, ensuring they develop not only physically but mentally as well.

Stress Relief and Confidence Building

At this Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy, you can find an excellent way to let go of the day’s stress. This deep focus during practice acts like a mental purge, pushing away all worries and bringing in a wave of calmness.

Practicing Jiu Jitsu doesn’t just lower stress but also greatly increases your confidence. Each training session brings challenges that, once conquered, make you feel stronger and more capable.

Why Clients Love Jiu Jitsu San Diego

Absolutely love this Jiu Jitsu school! My son has been attending for a year, and he’s not only passionate about the classes but has also gained incredible confidence. The family-friendly atmosphere is welcoming, making every session feel like joining a supportive community. The instructors are phenomenal, fostering a sense of respect, discipline, and personal growth among the students. It’s more than just martial arts; it’s about building character and resilience. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a nurturing environment for their child to thrive in both physically and mentally. Truly a fantastic experience!

Ro Fitness

My son has been attending the 4-6 year old class for the past few months and so far our experience has been very positive. My son struggles with focusing and the instructors/sensei have been very good about keeping him engaged. They have been very patient and caring which my husband and I truly appreciate. Bringing our son to this academy makes us feel that we belong to a community. There is a strong sense of family here which you don’t get at many places. My family gives Eidson Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 5 stars for this reason.

Stephanie K

My kids LOVE Eidson BJJ. We tried several places in the area before we decided to sign up here. The instructors are so patient and kind with my boys ages five, 11, and 13. They separate classes by age and have multiple classes each week with plenty of instructors. In class they begin with warm-ups, demonstrate moves, and give everyone a chance to practice what they have learned. Everyone who attends class is really nice and it has been a pleasure watching my children gain confidence, strength, and discipline. Highly recommend!

Brooke P

Whether you are a single guy or gal looking to start jiu jitsu/judo or a family looking for a safe place for your kid/kids/family to learn, this is the place you’re looking for!! The leaders and mentors here are all people of integrity who are focused on providing quality training while maintaining a safe and respectful environment above all. The number of families who all participate create a great friendship atmosphere that blends on and off the mat. The facility is clean and the education is stellar, the teachers are knowledgeable and helpful!

Brooke K

We love Eidson Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! The sensei and instructors integrated all kids no matter what level they started! The structured classes help the kid’s development daily. The love, care, and dedication of the entire staff are admirable! I couldn’t be happier to have my son training with the Eidson Brazilian JJ family!

Beatriz N

How do I graduate to the next belt?

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Do I need any prior martial arts experience to join?

Not at all! We have students ranging from 1st day beginners to 20-year veterans. We encourage you to join us for a session to get a feel for the energy we look to cultivate – one with a welcoming air, where families can come and grow together through a sport that will pay dividends on your future and confidence!

What should I wear for my first class?

That depends on what class you’d like to take! We sell everything you might need here in the dojo, so if you have questions, please connect with our friendly staff by calling us directly at 858-245-2107 or scheduling through our website!

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How often should I train to see progress?

Pending client recommendation

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We warmly invite you to join our family at Eidson Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Our doors are always open for new members eager to embark on this transformative journey!

Also serving the communities of 4S Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, and Poway, let’s explore how Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can change your life for the better.

Reach out now; we’re excited to welcome you!

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