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Just blocks from the surf,
Del Mar Jiu Jitsu Club cultivates the perfect balance
between the Art of Jiu Jitsu and enhancing everyday life.


Michael Phelps

Black Belt

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Born in San Diego, California

To many‘s surprise Mike’s training did begin by influence nor by lineage. Rather, it was kickstarted by casually watching one of the greatest UFC comebacks (Mir v.s. Lesnar) in February of 2008. It was from there that Mike defined his passion to pursue a sport that embodied all the traits that were showcased in that fight (Adversity, Knowledge and Stamina). From there, there was no looking back.

In only seven years Mike was presented with his Black Belt, a feat that many would deem as nearly impossible. Though throughout his training and competing he began to truly discover his ultimate dream, teaching. It was in August of 2015 that – that dream became a reality when he opened up Del Mar Jiu Jitsu Club.

Mike has considerable experience as both a coach and mentor for students of all ages. He has a proven track record of successfully introducing students to Jiu-Jitsu, and guiding them along in their journey.

He whole-heartedly believes that every student that participates is unique. Thus, he suites instruction to each student’s individual needs. The result is an efficient route to reach both the mental and physical goals that you set for yourself. All of this is done in an environment that is both fun and productive.

Francisco ‘Sinistro’ Iturralde

Black Belt

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Born May 17, 1992 in Guayquil, Ecuador

The plant powered athlete well known for his entertaining grappling style, often depicted as scrambly and submission driven was originally introduced to the sport by his older brothers Leonardo and Juan Miguel at the age of 13.

It was evident from the get-go that his future would be beyond bright. His incredible focus and worth ethic led to the winning of two Juniors World Titles early on in his career.

Soon thereafter, Sinistro furthered his passion and understanding as to what it would take to become an elite athlete by moving to the United States.

Multiple Championships to his name and a continuously climbing ranking, Sinistro has only further proved that he is a force to not be taken lightly.



Jiu Jitsu is a fighting system that has evolved from Japan, through Brazil and now to the United States. Incorporating the gi or kimono, Jiu Jitsu involves taking down the opponent, controlling them, and potentially submitting them through the application of joint locks and chokes.


Combines a serious but basic understanding of Self Defense with an emphasis on drills that simulate realistic attacks and escape situations. The techniques are complemented with a fitness regiment that is sure to keep you prepared and in shape!


Incorporates various self-defense techniques, conditioning and fun skill oriented games directed to improving your child’s motor skills, agility and flexibility. Our Kids class teaches discipline and helps significantly build confidence.


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Beach Day

Being just blocks away from the surf we live and breath being at the beach. Join us for a surf or just some fun in the sun!

Guest Professor

Our friendships run deep and our relations are significant. Keep an eye out on the schedule for world class guest professor seminars.


Train hard, kick back and relax. Check the schedule for the next BBQ to cheers with the team and get your eat on!


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