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The Most Effective Martial Arts Program

Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu is a comprehensive martial arts system, combining the technicality and fluidity of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the explosiveness and timing of Olympic Judo, the persistent mentality of wrestling, all while holding true to the essential function behind any martial art: self defense.

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Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu Academy Instructors

Dave Camarillo

Dave is the founder of Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu and Head Instructor at Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu Pleasanton.  He has over 35 years of martial arts experience with a 3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a 3rd degree black belt in Judo.  Along with his competitive achievements, he has coached numerous UFC and Strikeforce World Champions.  Click on the picture to visit Dave Camarillo's bio.

Matt Darcy

Matt Darcy is the owner and head instructor at Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose.  He is a first-degree black belt in jiu-jitsu under Dave Camarillo and a Nidan, “second degree” black belt in judo.  Matt’s well rounded and technical style not only helped him succeed in high-level competition, but, along with Dave Camarillo, create the best curriculums and programs for Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu students.

Matt is highly respected for his ability to teach adults and children jiu-jitsu whether it is for self-defense, competition, combatives, or MMA. Click on the picture to visit Matt Darcy's bio.

Danny Bohigian

Danny Bohigian is an instructor at Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu Pleasanton.  He earned his black belt from Dave Camarillo after 9 years of training. Danny holds a Masters degree in philosophy from San Jose State University, awarded in May of 2014, and is currently employed by the school as a lecturer for the Kiniseology department. Balancing his duties as an instructor and coach at the academy, Danny remains an active competitor.

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Programs For All Ages and Skill Levels.

Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu has programs for all skill levels beginner to the advanced competitor.  Our fun programs start for ages 3 years old and up.  Get started with a free private lesson and class now!

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Fundamentals Jiu-Jitsu Programs

Fundamental Jiu-Jitsu Combatives Program

The Fundamental Jiu-Jitsu Combatives Program at Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu is a 20 class course in the basics of jiu-jitsu for self-defense.  The student will learn and be tested on techniques and positions that statistically occur in street fights or self-defense situations.

Youth Fundamental Jiu-Jitsu Program

First and foremost, children enrolled in the Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu youth and teen programs will HAVE FUN! As a result of the enjoyment in engaging in the stimulating activity provided at Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu, students will develop heightened levels of confidence; physically, mentally and emotionally, by virtue of the empowering techniques provided by Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu which encompass a heightened ability for the child to defend him or herself if need be.

Our youth curriculum is 25 lessons covering the most effective jiu-jitsu techniques for self-defense and anti bullying.

Women's Self-Defense Program

Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu's Women's Self-Defense Program offers Northern California's most realistic and effective self-defense curriculum.   The program starts your journey as a 10 class course.  Each of the classes  are taught in a format that immerse you in the most common attack situations women might encounter. Our instructors will help you build situational awareness and teach you the exact techniques to de-escalate, neutralize, and survive threatening situations.

Frequently Asked Questions

What age do you start kids at Guerrilla?

We start kids at 3 years old!  Our 3-5 year old Super Guerrillas Program is the perfect way to introduce your child to martial arts.

I don't see prices on the website. How much does it cost to join Guerrilla?

We offer some amazing programs at Guerrilla.  Depending on your situation (schedule, family members, programs, etc) pricing may vary.  Give us a call so we can schedule a free private lesson and trial class.  Then, after you see how awesome our programs are, we will do a consultation to go over our pricing structure.  That way there are no surprises!

I have never trained before. Which program should I start first?

When first learning jiu-jitsu, we recommend focusing on the Fundamental Jiu-Jitsu Combatives Program.  This program will give you the tactical, technical, and conceptual knowledge to defend yourself and your family.  After you get comfortable in that program you can start training in the Core Development Program.  The "Core Dev" program is the fundamentals of sport jiu-jitsu.  Both are very important for jiu-jitsu development as the Core Dev program really hones the tools you learn in the Fundamental Jiu-Jitsu Combatives Program and makes you much an even better martial artist.

Do I need to buy a uniform before signing up?

All of our classes except for Women's Self-Defense require a uniform.  Don't worry, we have an amazing Gi packaged into the enrollment fee so you or your child are ready to train as soon as possible.

Do you offer family discounts?

Yes!  All immediate family receive discounts.  The second family member gets 15% and all other immediate family members get 30% off their memberships.

Will I get hurt doing jiu-jitsu?

While there is an inherent risk of injury with all physical activities, we take great pride in structuring our Fundamental Programs to mitigate injury and keep everyone on a solid path of learning.

Do you offer Law Enforcement or Military Discounts?

Yes! We are proud to offer our law enforcement and military members discounts.  Give us a call for more information about our programs.

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JIU-JITSU GRAND PRIX VIII

The bi-annual double elimination tournament is December 3rd, 2016!

GJJ Online Curriculum Portal

Every lesson from every curriculum we offer at Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu is available at your fingertips with detailed breakdowns.

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New Episodes

Ep. 022 – Your Questions Answered

Dave Camarillo and Matt Darcy answer fan questions ranging from diet, competitive gaming, every day carry blades, to whether or not jiu-jitsu is a young man’s sport.  Check it out and remember to hit subscribe. Subscribe and Listen Listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast player. iTunes Feed Non iTunes Feed     How can you support Read More …

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Ep. 021 – The Process of Selection

Dave Camarillo talks about the process of selection.  What are the “selectors” looking for when selecting for specialized teams, elite MMA fighters, blue belts, purple belts, the new job promotion, etc. Subscribe and Listen Listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast player. iTunes Feed Non iTunes Feed     How can you support the Podcast?  You Read More …

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Ep. 020 – Alex “Patriot” Perez

Matt Darcy sits down with Guerrilla Black Belt and Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu Turlock owner Alex “Patriot” Perez. They talk about Alex’s first camping experience, being afraid of bears (…and pretty much everything), hunting wild pigs, boxing, Mayweather vs. McGregor, and the proposed sale of our nation’s public land.  Check it out and remember to hit that Read More …

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Ep.019 – A Detailed Analysis on What it Takes to Rebuild Ronda Rousey

Dave Camarillo and Matt Darcy discuss how Ronda Rousey needs to approach the rebuilding of her MMA game to win at the new levels women’s MMA has risen to.  Does she want to? Subscribe and Listen Listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast player. iTunes Feed Non iTunes Feed    This Podcast is brought to Read More …

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Ep. 018 – Zoning in on Your Full Potential

Subscribe and Listen Listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast player. iTunes Feed Non iTunes Feed    Dave Camarillo and Matt Darcy discuss how to zone in on reaching your full potential and how to ignore the trivial distractions that life throws your way. This Podcast is brought to you by Jitsmoji, the official emoji Read More …

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Ep. 017 – The Conor Show

  Subscribe and Listen Listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast player. iTunes Feed Non iTunes Feed    Dave Camarillo and Matt Darcy recap one of the biggest UFC PPV cards of all time.  Dave says Conor is Matt’s brother. This Podcast is brought to you by Jitsmoji, the official emoji and sticker keyboard app Read More …

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Ep. 017 – The Conor Show

  Subscribe and Listen Listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast player. iTunes Feed Non iTunes Feed    Dave Camarillo and Matt Darcy recap one of the biggest UFC PPV cards of all time.  Dave says Conor is Matt’s brother. This Podcast is brought to you by Jitsmoji, the official emoji and sticker keyboard app Read More …

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Ep. 016 – The Halloween Special

Subscribe and Listen Listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast player. iTunes Feed Non iTunes Feed      Dave Camarillo, Matt Darcy, and The Philosograppler celebrate Halloween with an entertaining episode filled with horror movies, scary noises, pranks, scary clowns, and what not to wear on Halloween. This Podcast is brought to you by Jitsmoji, Read More …

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Ep. 016 – The Halloween Special

Subscribe and Listen Listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast player. iTunes Feed Non iTunes Feed      Dave Camarillo, Matt Darcy, and The Philosograppler celebrate Halloween with an entertaining episode filled with horror movies, scary noises, pranks, scary clowns, and what not to wear on Halloween. This Podcast is brought to you by Jitsmoji, Read More …

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