End of August Stronghold Update & August 24-25 Schedule

Saturday, August 24 Schedule:
We will be having all of our regularly scheduled classes and will be starting a new class tomorrow! See below for details:

8AM: Ladies’ Self-Defense Cardio/Fitness – New Class with Coach Raquel! Free for first timers and current Stronghold Jiu Jitsu students, $20 for Drop-Ins and $150 for 10-Class Punch Card. Fun, new class for all of our moms, wives and girlfriends who don’t currently train, but want to learn some Self-Defense and get a good workout in! More info and full schedule: visit thestrongholdsd.com/ladies.
9AM: Kids Jiu Jitsu (we will be ending at 10AM)
10AM: Toddlers Jiu Jitsu
10:30AM: Adults Jiu Jitsu with Professor John Laird

Sunday, August 25 Birthday Celebration:
Join Coach Raquel from 1-4 for Pizza and Karaoke and more Birthday Fun! The whole family is welcome. Open Mat will also be open, so come down and roll!

Upcoming Events:

September 8: Made in PL & OB event
Join us for an artist/craft vendor event, portions of event will be benefiting a local 8-year-old boy, Trenton Cirigliano and his medical bills while he battles pediatric brain cancer. Please spread the word and you can also follow him on Facebook and Instagram: @trwreckscancer and online at twreckscancer.com. If you know of any PL or OB resident who is in artist or crafter and would like to showcase, please have them visit: thestrongholdsd.com/made-in-pl-ob-vendor.

September 14: Jiu Jitsu World League
JJWL will be at Point Loma Nazarene University, please let Professor Mike know if you are interested in competing.

October 5 & 6: Stronghold HQ Blue and Purple Belt Curriculum Workshop
ALL Stronghold students are encouraged to take our these workshops. Join Professor Mike Cusi for our annual Purple and Blue Belt Workshops! We will go over all requirements of our Blue and Purple Belt Tests. $35 per student per 1 workshop, $50 for both workshops. Spaces limited to 40 per workshop, register today as our workshops sell out every year, don’t delay to reserve your spot. These are also great refresher courses for advanced belts (current Purple, Brown and Black Belts). Sign up now at: thestrongholdsd.com/blue-purple-workshop

Saturday October 5, 2019 (12PM-2PM): Blue Belt Curriculum Workshop
Sunday, October 6, 2019 (12PM-2PM): Purple Belt Curriculum Workshop

*Blue Belt Curriculum Workshop is recommended for all ranks White and above
*Purple Belt Curriculum Workshop is recommended for all ranks Blue and above (Blue Belt or above required to participate)

Other Announcements:

Support The Stronghold’s Youth Jiu Jitsu Scholarship Program:
With the new school year coming upon us, The Stronghold is excited to offer up to 100 Youth Jiu Jitsu Scholarships to families who may not be able to afford Jiu Jitsu Lessons and Uniforms. We hope you can come alongside us and support our program! For more information and to donate, please visit thestrongholdsd.com/donate. Any amount small or large is greatly appreciated! If you know of a family you’d like to nominate, please reach out!

Ladies’ Self-Defense Cardio Fitness Class

Join Coach Raquel Cusi (Roy Harris Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt) for a 45-Minute class that incorporates Self-Defense, Cardio, Strength and Conditioning! This class is perfect for all fitness levels. Build muscle, burn fat and learn some practical techniques to protect yourself in a fun and upbeat environment! Class is limited to 10 participants per class, rates are below:

$20 for one drop-in – Sign up Now
$150 for 10 class package – Sign Up Now

Current times:
Tuesday: 7 & 8AM
Friday: 7 & 8AM
Saturday: 8AM

Sign up or RSVP today: 858.722.0942 or raquelcusi@gmail.com.

Homeschool Vendor Showcase (July 29 & August 1)

Vendor Showcase for Homeschooling Families

🕔 Monday, July 29, 5PM-9PM
🕙 Thursday, August 1, 10AM – 2PM
🏰 The Stronghold, 2176 Chatsworth Blvd.
😎 FREE for families to attend!

☀️Calling all Homeschooling Families! ☀️
The school year is fast approaching, come and check out an all-inclusive vendor showcase and see what is available to you and your family for the upcoming school year! Please refer to individual Facebook event pages for schedule of vendors who will be exhibiting and time of their demo. Join us for all day Raffles and giveaways!

☀️ Homeschooling Vendors ☀️
We hope you all can take the opportunity to showcase in front of Homeschooling families and share what you have to offer. Fee includes vendor space (bring your own table and 10 minute demo/exhibition, listed on event schedule. Please text or email Raquel Cusi at 858.722.0942 or raquelcusi@gmail.com to register. $40 for one day, $60 for both days. Please send your logo, and preferred time slot for demonstration. Space is limited to 24 vendors each day. We also encourage you to donate an in-kind donation for our raffles and door prize giveaways. Secure your spot today!

Intro to Stronghold Jiu Jitsu Orientation (30 Minutes)

Curious to know if Jiu Jitsu can be your new hobby or passion? This info session is recommended for first-time Stronghold guests. Current Stronghold students, if you have a family member or friend who has been interested in learning more about Jiu Jitsu, bring them to this 30-Minute Orientation session! This orientation is also great for new or current families and students who may need an update on current Stronghold info!

Topics covered:
History of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
History of The Stronghold
Overview of Jiu Jitsu positions, escapes and submissions
Overview of Academy etiquette and policies
Overview of what to expect during classes

We look forward to being part of your Jiu Jitsu journey!

Orientation Dates and Times:
Thursday, July 26, 2018
5:30PM-6PM Preview of Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals Class
6PM – Info Session

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.