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Claudio França BJJ

The Benefits of

Martial Arts in Santa Cruz, San Jose, & Watsonville

At Claudio França BJJ in Santa Cruz, San Jose, & Watsonville, we believe that martial arts training can help every child and adult develop the mental and physical skills they need to succeed in life. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t just about self-defense like many believe, although it is the most complete self-defense system in which you can be trained. At Claudio França, it’s all about self-confidence, self-esteem, improved focus, physical strength, and positive social interaction. Claudio França teaches our members to set goals, work hard, and follow-through, all the while having fun and making friends. Our teachers and staff bring you the highest quality Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction in a friendly, respectful, family environment.


The Santa Cruz location is now starting a NEW Adult No-Gi class on Wednesdays at 6pm!

See our schedule for more info!


This years Belt Promotion for Santa Cruz, San Jose, and Watsonville will be held on January 28th at New Brighton Middle School

Early Registration discounts apply!

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Our teachers and staff bring you the highest quality Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction in a friendly, respectful, family environment. Whether you’re looking for discipline, fitness, sport or self-defense training, we will meet your needs.

Why It's Important

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Improved Focus
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Boosts Self Confidence
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Weight Loss
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Positive Social Interaction
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You'll Have Fun
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Anti-Bullying Education


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Santa Cruz
San Jose

Our community-based method of instruction integrates beginners into ongoing classes with advanced students. Newcomers learn not only from the class instructor, but also from more experienced students, providing a wider pool of knowledge, wisdom and technique.

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Don’t hesitate to call. We want to meet you and hear your goals.

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Santa Cruz

1658 Soquel Dr., Suite C, Santa Cruz, California 95065

San Jose

14396 Union Ave. San Jose, CA 95124


523 Main St., Watsonville, CA 95076

Special Offers

Whether you’re looking to try out a single class or start your journey down the road to black belt, the offers here can help you get to where you want to be.