Bob Bass is a 5th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu earning his rank under Master Rigan Machado who earned his rank under Carlos Gracie Jr. Bob is the first American to receive his black belt under the Machado Brothers. He is the first America … show more
Bob Bass is a 5th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu earning his rank under Master Rigan Machado who earned his rank under Carlos Gracie Jr. Bob is the first American to receive his black belt under the Machado Brothers. He is the first American to win the 1st ever Pan American Championships in 1995 beating Brazil's previously undefeated Márcio Feitosa, making him a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion. At that time the Mundials did not yet exist. Bob was a lightweight at the time weighing 159lbs. Bob also won 1st Place at the Pan American Sambo Wrestling Championships in San Diego, 1994. Bob Bass is currently the owner and head instructor of South Bay Jiu Jitsu in Hermosa Beach, California. South Bay Jiu Jitsu originally opened in Manhattan Beach in 1997. His school later moved to Hermosa Beach in 2001 where it currently resides on Pacific Coast Highway.
Instructors at South Bay Jiu Jitsu include notable black belts such as Bob Bass, Rick Williams and Chris Poznik. Other notable instructors include UFC fighter Sean "The Destroyer" Loeffler and Sifu Sonny Michaels.
Bob Bass still continues to teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and No Gi grappling 5 days a week. Some notable people he's trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/Submission wrestling include BJ Penn, Chuck Norris, Dan Inosanto, Eddie Bravo, Erik Paulson, and Sean "The Destroyer" Loeffler, who just recently signed with UFC.
South Bay Jiu Jitsu offers an array of classes including Jiu Jitsu (with & w/out the gi for recreation or competition), Catch Wrestling, Bootcamp, MMA, Cardio MMA, Strength & Conditioning, & Boxing for Men, Women and Kids. Group, Private and Semi-Private Classes are available as well as Personal Training in our private weight room.
Whether your goal is to get into better shape, lose weight, learn self-defense, compete in Grappling/BJJ Tournaments or become a Professional Fighter – South Bay Jiu Jitsu is the place for you regardless of your age, level or experience. Lineage: Sr...