Sensei Paulo Fernando is on the mat everyday teaching his classes personally.  You will find his own family taking his classes & learning techniques.

I would like to introduce my family of Martial Artists. I am Paulo Fernando Augusto, My wife Katia Agmont Augusto, My son Thomas Agmont Augusto, My daughter Luana Agmont Augusto. We are responsible for running the largest and most sophisticated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Dojo in San Diego County founded in 2005. I Paulo Fernando have been practicing Judo since 1974 and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu since 1986. My kids Thomas and Luana have been involved in martial arts since age 2 ½ years old.

It was a dream to come to the United States where I learned with hard work the American Dream could be earned. I knew if I was willing to dedicate myself our struggles would make us stronger. I came with the attitude I wanted to prove I was here to contribute and not expect something for nothing. We knew our future was here and by quickly learning the English language, making many new friends, and adapted ourselves to a whole new culture but we made it.

Today, we say we are Brazilian by birth but proud, loyal, and dedicated American Citizens by choice. We are a very strong happy family and are indebted to this Country for the opportunity it has given us.  Through Martial Arts, we have helped 1000s of Families, Kids, and adults to reach their goals and dreams in life.  Our mission is to build strength, confidence, self-esteem, discipline, and respect for every student working closely with the parents of our minors with the same benefits for our older members.


Our Core Values



We practice openness and honesty in all aspects of our pricing, products and process. We pride ourselves on giving the best overall value in the industry.


Our processes are backbone of our business. We are committed to reliability in our actions and interactions in order to eliminate stress and encourage confidence. By maintaining our standards we continue to grow.


Our success is dependent upon the satisfaction of both our students and their family members. We are committed to continually demonstrating our gratitude to all those who helped build and sustain our Dojo. Almost all of our new students come from referrals given by satisfied students and that is based on over a decade serving our membership and the community.


Positive, empowered team members create an upbeat atmosphere, which translates to a pleasant experience for our students. We consistently look for ways to enhance the Dojo environment and spread happiness throughout our martial Arts school. While we strive to be a learning institution we are carefully to make this a fun and rewarding relationship for all.


We continue to promote a trusting, relaxed, collaborative environment that encourages personal and professional growth. This commitment ensures a positive mood that extends throughout the Dojo.


Prompt, honest, and effective communication is practiced both internally and externally. Our goal is to instill confidence and peace of mind through our words and actions. We have an active program that listens and communicates with our students, parents, and coaches.


We are committed to be forward-thinking in all of our classes and practices. We believe our students, families and team members are best served by a dynamic and progressive attitude. Our coaches and teachers credentials read like the “who is who” in the Martial Arts they have dedicated their lives studying reaching highly respected titles of Sensei, Professor and Master designations and are Nationally and Internationally certified. Many of our staff have advance coaching diplomas and training in First Aid, CPR and AED which is updated in house by an Instructor Authorized to certify high levels of CPR, First Aid and AED.


We are committed to a stable, dependable Martial Arts school. Maintaining a solid reputation in the Martial Arts industry is critical to meeting our objectives. Our coaches and staff are certified in the Art(s) they teach and have gone thru vigorous background screening which is continually updated to protect all of our students giving them a safe place to learn and grow.