January 17 Stronghold Kids Newsletter

January 17 Stronghold Kids Newsletter

Grappling X Tournament: February 11

We have a tournament coming up at Del Norte High School! This tournament is great for first-timers If you are interested in competing, please see Coach Mike, Audric, Renzo or Raquel

Kids Pan Ams: February 18

Our Advanced Kids Competitors will be fighting at the prestigious IBJJF Kids Pan Ams. We hope you can come out and support!

New Rashguards for No-Gi & Wrestling Classes

Just a reminder that all Stronghold students will be asked to wear the new rash guard for all No-Gi and Wrestling classes to promote team unity! Cost is $32 for pre-orders and $45 if purchased after pre-order. Rashguards can be purchased at the following link: 2018 Kids Rashguards

New 10th Anniversary Patches

We appreciate your patience if you have not received a Stronghold patch yet. The new logo design is still in process and is shipping to the States soon. 🙂

Parents Night Out/Kids Game & Movie Night In

We will hopefully be hosting Parents Night Out and Kids Night Out twice a month! Join us this Friday, January 19 for the next one! Sign up at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/events/527908644231918/

Ladies’ Self-Defense Classes

Join us for our Ladies’ Self-Defense classes on Saturdays from 9:30AM-10:30AM! These classes are beginner-friendly and will teach fundamental techniques that can protect yourself in compromising situations. First class is free, drop-ins are $20 each or you can buy a package of 10 classes for $170 (package of classes can be purchased at ticket link). Recommended ages are 12 and up, and there is also a scheduled Kids Jiu Jitsu Class (Ages 5-11) if you need something fun for your children!

What to Wear: Long Spandex Pants and/or tops,

What to Bring:  Water Bottle

What to Expect: 45 minutes of warms-ups, technique and drills (beginner-friendly and adaptable to all levels), 15 minutes of discussion, situational awareness tips

Want to take classes for free? Refer 2 friends to sign up for a 10-Class Package and your 10-Class Package will be on us! Thanks for spreading the word! More info can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2083130401919752/

Ladies’ Fight Night FUNdraiser

The Stronghold is partnering with Hearts for San Diego and Hidden Treasures Foundation for a benefit event on Saturday, January 27 from 6-8:30PM. Join us for a mixer and Self-Defense class for ladies Ages 12 and up! Event link and tickets can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/854634774716461/

Stronghold Thanksgiving Week Sign-Up Specials

$100 for Kids and $125 for Adults includes a 1-Month Membership and Uniform. All current students who refer a friend for this special will get a $25 Stronghold Credit that can be used towards monthly dues, gi’s, apparel, etc. This special is for first-time guests only, cannot be combined with any offers at only valid at Stronghold HQ (Point Loma). Offer available from November 22 – November 27.


Thanksgiving Sign-Up Specials at Stronghold HQ
Stronghold Referral Name:




Become a Stronghold Kids Club Founding Community Partner!

Dear Friends of The Stronghold,

The Stronghold has been serving San Diego since 2007 and we strive to offer high-quality instruction in a family-friendly environment. We are excited to announce that we will be renovating our current space in Point Loma to offer a beautiful facility for the whole family to learn, grow and train together. Part of the new building will be the home of Stronghold Kids Club, our new nonprofit. Our goal is to create a community space for the following:
– Free to low-cost Jiu Jitsu, Self-Defense and Wrestling Programs for Kids and Teens
– Enrichment Academy and After-School Programs
– Tutoring, Mentoring, Gameschooling (Learning through Educational Board Games)
– Chess, LEGO & Nerf Clubs
– Arts/Crafts Classes
– Community Outreach Programs

We are hoping to gain support from our fellow community and business leaders to help us fund the project. We hope you consider becoming a founding Community Partner. We thank you for your consideration! If interested, please call or text Raquel Cusi at 858.722.0942 or e-mail at raquel@strongholdkids.org.

Help Save The Stronghold

Thank you for your consideration in donating to help save The Stronghold. Please stay up to date with us for all of our upcoming nonprofit programs which include Free Programs for Self-Defense, Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling and Ladies’ Fitness by following us online at Facebook.com/thestrongholdsd or Facebook.com/strongholdkids





Stronghold Kids Weekly News (June 11-17)

Hi Parents, we have a few updates for events for this month and next!

June 19-September 1 Kids Summer Camp – Currently we have almost every week open for Kids Camp but will be closing out week availability soon. If there’s a particular date you’d like to attend, please let us know asap. You can sign up at the following link: http://thestrongholdsd.com/summercamp2017/

June 24 – Stronghold Kids Club Fair & Open House: We will be having an event to spread the word about our new nonprofit, Stronghold Kids Club! We are looking for kids who would like to host a booth for the Kidpreneur Fair or kids who want to showcase a talent. Our Facebook event page can be found here: Stronghold Kids Club Fair & Open House

July 15 – Kids Belt and Stripe Promotions – All kids are welcome to attend, and Coach Mike will notify you if your child is ready for a new belt. Stripes can be given throughout the week for those who don’t attend this day.

Thanks everyone, hope you are having a great start of the summer so far!

Stronghold Kids Weekly News (May 22-May 26)

Hi Parents, we hope you are having a great week! Be sure to bring all the kids tonight for a Stronghold Kids Treat Night after Jiu Jitsu. Today’s schedule is as follows:

4PM: Obstacle Course Challenge
5PM: Striking
5:30PM: Kid Jiu Jitsu (Gi)

New Stronghold Kids “Bring-A-Friend” Program
We are also starting a new “Bring-a-Friend” program for our Kids Program. For every friend that comes to try out a class, students will earn $25 “Stronghold Bucks.” If that friend decides to sign-up, students will also receive a $25 Stronghold Credit that can be used towards Monthly Membership dues, Gis, Stronghold Apparel and more. This is currently only offered at our Point Loma location.

Summer Camps 2017
We will be hosting Summer Camps every week this summer with the exception of July 3 – July 7 and August 21 – 25. All Stronghold Students and guests are welcome to attend. Kids will be participating in our Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling and Obstacle Course classes, Nerf, Chess, LEGO Challenges, Arts & Crafts, Board Games and Community Outreach. We are limiting each week to 15 students, so if you are interested in signing up, please use the following link.

Camp Fees:
$150: Full Day, Full Week
$125: Half Day, Full Week
$40: Full Day Drop-In
$30: Half Day Drop-In

Sign up for Stronghold Kids Summer Camp 2017 Now: http://thestrongholdsd.com/summercamp2017/”

Stronghold San Diego Open Competition Camp

Come learn tournament preparation tips (including fitness and diet), IBJJF Rules, Registration and policies. Acai and Ahi Poke Bowls included in Camp fee. $45 a student (Ages 13 and up). Only 40 spots available, register today to prepare for IBJJF’s very first San Diego Open on Saturday, May 13! Register below:


Competitor’s Division:
Camp Attendee’s Name:



Stronghold Kids Spring Camp

Join us for a day or full week of Stronghold Kids Spring Camp! Spaces are limited, register at link below today!

Dates: Monday, March 27 – Friday, March 31

Half Day (9am-12pm or 12pm-3pm, Monday-Friday): $100/week
Full Day (9am-3pm, Monday-Friday): $150/week

Half Day Drop-In: $25/day
Full Day Drop-In: $35/day

Half Day Schedule: 1 Jiu Jitsu/Fitness Class, Games Hour (Chess, NERF, Lego, Trivia), 1 Snack
Full Day Schedule: 2 Jiu Jitsu/Fitness Classes, Games Hour (Chess, NERF, Lego, Trivia), Arts/Crafts, 2 Snacks

Please have kids bring a lunch, gi, extra pair of clothes and shoes. Inquire about early drop off/late pick up!

REGISTER YOUR CHILD HERE:


Full Day (9-3), Half Day (9-12 or 12-3)
Child’s Name