Smash Gyms Jiu-Jitsu Team Highlights from American Cup

Below are some of the highlights from The Smash Gyms Jiu-jitsu Team’s dominating performance at the American Cup in San Jose at Independence High School. A vast majority of our Jiu-Jitsu students choose not to compete and grapple recreationally for fun and fitness. Those that choose to compete have done very well. In our beginner friendly BJJ program we do not push our students to compete, but if they choose to we help to provide them all the tools necessary to be successful.

Smash is fortunate to have top level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instruction with very high level wrestling and judo combined into a comprehensive grappling program that will safely progress beginners at an accelerated pace. Our system is designed as a path for the average person to progress safely and quickly into an expert grappler.


Smash has another amazing performance at the American Cup!

The 5th Annual American Cup is over and the Smash Jiu-Jitsu team made some noise again! The Smash Gyms Jiu-Jitsu Team brings home 6 Gold, 3 Silver, and 4 Bronze medals!

Amazing performance by all the competitors in a very tough event. Many of our competitors were just promoted to a new belt level in December and still brought home the hardware!

Congrats to the entire team of competitors, training partners and coaches. You made the whole gym proud!

Gold Medalist

Brian Kuhn

Patrick Kong

Filip Novachkov

Isaiah Fernandez

Sam Spengler

Cainan Munsell


Silver Medalist

Eli Sanchez

Christian Reyes

John Valdivia


Bronze Medalist

Jess Ramos

Harry Handono

Christine Ho

Stephan Thalin


Great job everyone!