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Stronghold Warm-Ups Pre-Order

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Please download and fill out a Stronghold Warm-Up Pre-Order form here and turn in with payment no later than Friday, 2/27. Photos below!

Stronghold Family, we will be making our first run of Royal Blue Stronghold Warm-Ups! These can be worn at tournaments, to training days, etc. Jacket is encouraged for all students and family members, pants are optional. Warm-Ups come in Men’s, Women’s and Kid’s Sizes. You may mix and match jacket and pant sizes. The Stronghold logo will be embroidered on upper left chest. Men’s Medium, Women’s Small and Kid’s Extra Small Samples are currently available to view. Warm-Ups Due to Arrive by March 13.



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Now Offering Muay Thai!

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

King Tiger Muay Thai is now offering Adults and Kids Muay Thai classes at The Stronghold. You can visit them online here: King Tiger Muay Thai. Call us for more information!

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Black Friday/Shop Small Saturday/Cyber Monday Deals

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Shop Small this Holiday season and save on a Stronghold 1-Month Membership and Uniform for New Members! These memberships would also make great Christmas Gifts! Offers Valid Friday, November 28, 2015 – Monday, December 1, 2015.

Membership & Gi Options

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Team Stronghold Tap Cancer Out Shirt Fundraising Page

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Family Members and Friends of Stronghold, we hope you can help support our Adults Jiu Jitsu Competition Team as we head to Tap Cancer Out on January 17, 2015 at USD! Each competitor has a goal of raising at least $250. You can visit our team page here to donate: Team Stronghold’s Tap Cancer Out Fundraising Page. We will also be selling shirts to help reach our fundraising goals. Our shirts will be Royal Blue (standard Team Stronghold color) with a Lavender Ribbon (universal Cancer ribbon color). Shirts are $20 each (Cash, no checks please) or $21 (via Paypal, additional $1 covers processing fees) and come in Men’s, Women’s, Boy’s, Girl’s and Baby Sizes. If you are interested in purchasing a shirt, $10 of each shirt will go towards the competitor of your choice. Shirts must pre-ordered and paid by January 1, and shirts will be passed out before the tournament. Thanks for the support! Purchase Shirts Below:

Team Stronghold T-Shirt Fundraising
Name of Competitor to Support:



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For 20 years, Operation Christmas Child has been organizing Christmas shoebox donations for children around the globe. Boxes contain toys, school supplies, toiletries and more for kids ages 2-14. We are looking forward to participating in Operation Christmas Child for our 2nd year! Last year we sent 100 Shoebox gifts around the world and this year, our goal is 150. If you are interested in participating, please see ways to get involved:

1) Fill a bag with the age-appropriate items below (Paper bags with checklist are also available at each Stronghold location). Be sure all items will fit in bag, which is about the same capacity as the boxes we will providing. Return bag to any Stronghold location by November 21.

2) Offer a monetary donation. We will be purchasing plastic shoeboxes and Stronghold Kids T-Shirts for the boxes. There is a recommended shipping donation of $7 per box. We can also fill a shoebox for you!

Shoebox Items Checklist:
• Pair of Socks
• Pair of Slippers
• Toothbrush
• Toothpaste
• Bar Soap
• Comb
• Washcloth
• Flashlight/Batteries
• Accessories (Hair Clips, Hair Ties, Watch, Jewelry • Crayons or Markers
• Small Book
• Pencils or Pens
• Pad of Paper or Coloring Book
• Toy Cars, Small Dolls or Stuffed Animal
• Miscellaneous Toys (No Weapons please)
*Please do not include: Used/Damaged Items, Toy Weapons, Candy, or any type of liquids.





The Stronghold will be providing 150 plastic shoeboxes (so kids can keep their items safe for a long time!) and 150 Stronghold T-Shirts. This is a great project for ages young and old! Let’s remember that Christmas is a time of giving! Please note that all items should be new and unused and that items should be compact to be able to fit as many items as possible in a shoebox.

Some suggested places to purchase items: Costco (buy items in bulk) or 99 cent stores for toys, toiletries and school supplies. Drop off your donations at a Stronghold near you (Point Loma, Eastlake or Rancho Bernardo) by Saturday, November 15. We will have a donation basket marked “Operation Christmas Child Donation Items.” If you are not near a Stronghold and want to support with monetary donations, you can do so by clicking here. Any amount helps! We are also looking to raise $1200 to cover shipping costs and will use any surplus donations to cover missing items.

Check back at our website when we announce our Packing Party! Bring a Christmas dish to share and have fun with us as we pack 150 shoeboxes! After we finish, we will take a group photo to include in the shoebox for the kids.

Be sure to bookmark to track our progress of donations and use our official Hashtag: #StrongholdOCC. Thank you for your support. We look forward to spreading Christmas love to kids worldwide with your donations!


Check out the fun we had last year at our Packing Party!


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Protected: Parent Meeting (Raquel’s Notes)

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

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Sunday, October 19th, 2014

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Pre-Order your Stronghold Hoodie Now!

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

It’s Hoodie Season! Pre-Order your Stronghold Hoodies today! Colors come in Black, Dark Gray and Navy. Purchase your hoodies using the link below and then e-mail us at info[at] to indicate your styles and sizes. Available in Zip-Up and Pullovers, Men’s, Women’s and Kid’s styles.


Buy 3 or More and Save!

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August Students of the Month

Friday, August 29th, 2014

A little late but please congratulate our Students of the Month for Point Loma, Eastlake and Rancho Bernardo!

Point Loma Student of the Month: Kanen Balderston
6 yr old
White belt
Training since this May. Nearly 4 months
Train in PL
Favorite technique: 7yr old choke.
Likes about BJJ: Beating the other kids.
What motivates him to keep training? Learning BJJ so that I can win and seeing friends when training.
Other hobies: gymnastics, soccer, surfing, skiing.
Long term goals: Win BJJ tourney and get a (higher) belt. :-)
Most memorable BJJ moment: getting a medal at my first tournament.

Eastlake August 2014 Student of the Month: Malia Nicole Ferrer
Age: 10
Belt: Gray
# Years Training: 2
Where do you train: Eastlake
What is your favorite technique? Foot drag
What do you like about BJJ? Making friends and learning how to defend myself
What motivates you to keep training? I want to keep improving so I can get a higher belt.
Do you have any other hobbies? Basketball, dance, and reading. I also like to make polymer clay charms.
What are your long term BJJ goals? I want to get my black belt!
Most memorable BJJ moment: Getting my gray belt

Rancho Bernardo August 2014 Student of the Month: Ryan Sulit
How long have u been training: 4 months
Where do you train: Rancho Bernardo
What is your favorite technique: Triangle and arm bar
What do you like about BJJ: Learning new moves and sparring
What motivates you to keep training: Kthat I will get better
Do you have any other hobbies: Kendama
What are your long term BJJ goals:Become a black belt.
Most memorable BJJ moment: Getting 6 points against a yellow belt at San Diego Coastal BJJ.

August 2014 Adult Student of the Month: John Ramos
Age: 23
Belt: white
How long have u been training: 1 year
Where do you train: Eastlake
What is your favorite technique: Triangle
What do you like about BJJ: the chokes and jokes and hanging out with Jason Cook
What motivates you to keep training: I enjoy rolling and improving my game. And hanging out with Jason Cook
Do you have any other hobbies: not anymore
What are your long term BJJ goals: to enjoy the journey
Most memorable BJJ moment: Competing in my first tournament helped me realize how much I needed and wanted to learn.

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The Stronghold’s 7th Anniversary and Awards Banquet

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Join us as we celebrate 7 years! Our Stronghold Banquet is one of our favorite events of the year including Food (and lots of it!), Awards, Photo Booth Fun, and more. Like last year, we will be doing a Potluck style Lunch. We will have sign ups at all gyms. We will not be selling tickets this year but will be looking for sponsors/donations to cover miscellaneous Banquet Expenses.

Want to help out on the Banquet Planning Committee? E-Mail!

We’re on a mission for 100 Raffle Prizes for you this year! Please let us know if your business or a business you may know would like to donate to our Banquet! A huge thank you to all of our sponsors!

Stronghold Banquet Raffle Prize List (updated 6/27)
1) 1 Hour Swedish Massage with Leslie Anda
2) Photo Package from Hit Me with Your Best Shot
3) 31 Gift Basket from Lynell Recaido
4) Custom Tutu from A&E Custom Tutus
5) 2 Private Home Consultations from Voila Montessori
6) Video Editing Services for Photo Montage with Marifi Bumatay
7) 2 Half day Fishing Trips from Squido
8) 2 Half Day Fishing Trips and Custom Stronghold Fishing Pole from Squidco
9) Prize Package from Primal Pit Paste
10) Gift Certificate from Wow Wow Waffle SD

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