Welcome to PitBull Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

About Us

Qualified Instructors

  • Born and raised on the island of Maui,HI. Professor Matt “Sauce” Palupelelei, started jiu jitsu after attending college in San Diego, early 2004 under the instruction of Prof. Joao Cunha from Teresopolis Brazil and the famous Clube De Jiu Jitsu Pitbull. Known for his old school style joao passed on the values of hard work, discipline, and tough training. Prof. Matt has used those lessons on and off the mat, while training and competing religiously since 2005. making the podium at many tournaments, including competing at every belt level in the IBJJF Pan American  and World championships. He achieved the rank of Black Belt in 2014 and has continued to live and spread the jiu jitsu lifestyle. 

Modern Studio

  • Come and train at our brand new space with 1000 sq ft of mats! we have changing rooms and even a shower for your convenience! 

Our Philosophy

  • At pitbull brazilian jiu jitsu we offer self defense and brazilian jiu jitsu instruction, for men, women,and children. we always strive to provide a fun and safe learning environment for everyone. 


“There’s no loosing in Jiu jitsu, you either win, or you learn.”

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Contact Us

Martial Arts Academy

4342 54th St, San Diego, California 92115, United States

(619) 920-5075


Monday - Friday: 3pm - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: Closed

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