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ABOUT US

In December of 2012, two long time friends and training partners tossed a series of ideas around ultimately forming HONU BJJ. Coming from two different BJJ lineage umbrellas, they fused together a brand that would not only incorporate  where they live, their commitment to family, their lifestyle, but also the vision they want others to see.

HONU - THE GREEN HAWAIIAN SEA TURTLE

The Honu is the the Green Hawaiian Sea Turtle. The Honu symbolizes serenity, peace, courage, bravery, perseverance, wisdom, protection, safety, healing, stamina, longevity, gentleness, and loyalty.  These are the qualities we want to pass on to our students so they can apply them in competition and in life. 

HONU BJJ HAS 16 JIU JITSU BLACK BELTS FOR ALL YOUR JIU JITSU NEEDS

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU LINEAGE

  • Mitsuyo Maeda --> Carlos Gracie Sr. --> Helio Gracie --> Royler Gracie --> Saulo Ribeiro/Xande Ribeiro --> Shawn Fowler  2°

  • Mitsuyo Maeda --> Carlos Gracie Sr. --> Helio Gracie --> Royler Gracie --> Saulo Ribeiro/Xande Ribeiro --> Branden Guptill 2°

  • Mitsuyo Maeda --> Carlos Gracie Sr. --> Helio Gracie --> Royler Gracie --> Saulo Ribeiro/Xande Ribeiro --> Jeff Basher 1°

  • Mitsuyo Maeda --> Carlos Gracie Sr. --> Helio Gracie --> Royler Gracie --> Saulo Ribeiro/Xande Ribeiro --> Shawn Fowler/Branden Guptill --> Yahya Afenir 1°

  • Mitsuyo Maeda --> Carlos Gracie Sr. --> Helio Gracie --> Royler Gracie --> Saulo Ribeiro/Xande Ribeiro --> Shawn Fowler/Branden Guptill --> Nathan Murphy 1°

  • Mitsuyo Maeda --> Carlos Gracie Sr. --> Helio Gracie --> Royler Gracie --> Saulo Ribeiro/Xande Ribeiro --> Shawn Fowler/Branden Guptill --> Chris Ruiz 1°

  • Mitsuyo Maeda --> Carlos Gracie Sr. --> Helio Gracie --> Royler Gracie --> Saulo Ribeiro/Xande Ribeiro --> Shawn Fowler/Branden Guptill --> JJ Jones 1°

  • Mitsuyo Maeda --> Carlos Gracie Sr. --> Helio Gracie --> Royler Gracie --> Saulo Ribeiro/Xande Ribeiro --> Shawn Fowler/Branden Guptill --> Kamau Jackson 

  • Mitsuyo Maeda --> Carlos Gracie Sr. --> Helio Gracie --> Royler Gracie --> Saulo Ribeiro/Xande Ribeiro --> Shawn Fowler/Branden Guptill --> Carl Boudro

  • Mitsuyo Maeda --> Carlos Gracie Sr. --> Helio Gracie --> Royler Gracie --> Saulo Ribeiro/Xande Ribeiro --> Shawn Fowler/Branden Guptill --> Antonio Zuazo

  • Mitsuyo Maeda --> Carlos Gracie Sr. --> Carlson Gracie Sr. --> Rodrigo Medeiros --> Alfredo Barum --> Leah Mancillas 1°

  • Mitsuyo Maeda --> Carlos Gracie Sr. --> Carlson Gracie Sr. --> Rodrigo Medeiros --> Alfredo Barum --> Sophia Nordaño 

  • Mitsuyo Maeda --> Carlos Gracie Sr. --> Helio Gracie --> Rickson Gracie  --> Fabio Santos  --> Jeff Higgs --> Dean Lister --> Jocko Willink -->  Nirit Blocker 1°

  • Mitsuyo Maeda --> Carlos Gracie Sr. --> Helio Gracie --> Royler Gracie --> Saulo Ribeiro/Xande Ribeiro --> Shawn Fowler/Branden Guptill --> William Cangiano 

  • Mitsuyo Maeda --> Carlos Gracie Sr. --> Helio Gracie --> Royler Gracie --> Saulo Ribeiro/Xande Ribeiro --> Shawn Fowler/Branden Guptill --> Burkley Hoang

  • Mitsuyo Maeda --> Carlos Gracie Sr. --> Helio Gracie --> Royler Gracie --> Saulo Ribeiro/Xande Ribeiro --> Shawn Fowler/Branden Guptill --> Andrew Mauldin

HONU BJJ HAS A JUDO BLACK BELT FOR ALL YOUR JUDO NEEDS

JUDO LINEAGE

Jigoro Kano --> Kyuzo Mifune --> Jin Izumi --> JJ Jones

HEAD INSTRUCTOR CITY HEIGHTS - Shawn Fowler

HEAD INSTRUCTOR IMPERIAL BEACH - Shawn Fowler

HEAD INSTRUCTOR EL CAJON - Branden Guptill