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Claudio França BJJ Santa Cruz & Watsonville open now! Temporary School Closings - San Jose only

A message from Claudio

Watsonville and Santa Cruz schools are open as of 6/12/20.  The San Jose location is closed until further notice.  Please stay well.

We are living in unique times. The health and safety of our students, staff, instructors and our community have always been our highest priority. We continuously strive to keep our schools clean and disinfected and be rest assured the products we use kills Human Coronavirus. This week we ramped up our cleaning protocols even further as a response to concerns.

We appreciate your support so much, especially in these trying times. We want you to know that we are committed to paying our staff and our instructors during this difficult time so as not to impact their families negatively. We ask that you do not cancel or freeze your account so that we may continue to pay our employees and cover our operating expenses. We hope this will be a temporary situation. In addition, our Watsonville school will remain open at this time for students who are not immunosuppressed, do not show signs of illness and have not been exposed to the virus.

Thank you again for your support! Stay well! May God be with us all!

Claudio Franca

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 will be held on December 5th at the Santa Cruz Location and December 12th at the Watsonville location.

Early Registration discounts apply!

Special Offers

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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

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


Contact Us Today!

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.

Stop in to visit and get your FIRST CLASS FREE.

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

Let Us Know You Were Here!

Santa Cruz

[icon name=”map-marker”] 1658 Soquel Dr., Suite C, Santa Cruz, California 95065
[icon name=”phone”] 831-476-7650
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San Jose

[icon name=”map-marker”] 14396 Union Ave. San Jose, CA 95124
[icon name=”phone”] 408-377-8577
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[icon name=”map-marker”] 523 Main St., Watsonville, CA 95076
[icon name=”phone”] 831-288-0722
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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.