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First Name Last Name

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James Quan

First Name:

Juan Pablo
Last Name: Garcia
Nickname: "Professor JP"
City: Corona
State: CA
Country: USA
School: Pacific Top Team Corona

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1. Submitted by acevedo family on Thursday December 8, 2011 2:39 AM
professor jp is such a wonderful instructor. he is very knowledgeable and professional, yet caring and kind. my son loves professor juan pablo. we all have the utmost respect for him. Thank you coach! you are the best!

2. Submitted by Tony Lopez on Thursday December 8, 2011 3:30 AM
Professor JP is a true inspiration. I have the utmost respect for him not only due to his knowledge of the art but for the dedication he has to his students. He is a mentor and a friend. I am proud to be one of his students. Thanks Professor!!!

3. Submitted by Michael Parker on Thursday December 8, 2011 9:50 AM
I have been training with JP for a year and a half now. Not only does he have a huge body of jiu-jitsu knowledge - he is also one of the nicest guys I know. I wouldn't train anywhere else.

4. Submitted by Shakib s Alanoori on Thursday December 8, 2011 10:37 AM
JP is not just a bjj instructor he is a pal he is a friend you always been looking for,amazing technique of teaching comes from his amazing personality. Brazilian Ju Jitsu has changed many people's life but Juan Pablo has become a Life style. I can't thank you enough Professor, because of you now I have a Life.

5. Submitted by Nina Abalos on Thursday December 8, 2011 2:01 PM
Professor Juan Pablo Garcia (JP) has inspired me to become fierce and confident, not just on the mats, but also in my personal and professional life. He continues to encourage me to reach new heights. I’m only a white belt, but I have fallen in love with the art in a large part due to Professor JP’s teaching and approach. The tone he sets in the gym creates an atmosphere of congeniality and camaraderie. He is an inspiration in character in addition to having some of the cleanest Jiu-Jitsu techniques. He has the ability to convey tiny technical details that make all the difference. He clearly cares about the personal growth of his students, and has a pleasant, down-to-earth humility that belies his tremendous talent. The allegiance and endearment by his students says it all. Professor JP’s encouragement along my personal journey is the dimension of value that has made the most impact for me. His words of wisdom have kept me positive, motivated and patient. Thank you Professor JP. You have made such a difference in many aspects of my life. I am proud to say you are my mentor, my hero, my friend, and my Professor.

6. Submitted by Damaari on Thursday December 8, 2011 5:33 PM
Professor JP teaches techniques with a high level of detail from his many years of experience; that breeds confidence in both the adults and children that he teaches. Classes are challenging, but fun, and everyone pushes each other to get better. His energy is contagious and the excitement he gets when he sees his students improving is encouraging. There feels like an endless number of techniques that he knows and he is always willing to answer the next question. I am very glad to have Professor as an instructor and a friend and look forward to many years training with him.

7. Submitted by Dunford Rodill on Thursday December 8, 2011 5:43 PM
Professor JP is a rare find. As an instructor, his approach to teaching BJJ is superb! His knowledge of techniques is endless and he willingly shares this with his students. He takes the same approach and treats every student with the utmost respect, no matter the rank, competitor or not. As a person, JP is very personable and gets along with everyone. He makes himself available for everything; whether there is a gathering outside of the mats, to aid a student in preparation for a tournament, or for a dose of encouragement. JP is a leader! And we are all following his steps!

8. Submitted by ohad regev on Thursday December 8, 2011 6:18 PM
professor jp is a great instructor a true inspiration and a great friend. a bjj class with professor jp its always at the highest level. its an honor for me to say that juan pablo garcia is my professor.

9. Submitted by Arthur Grigoryan on Friday December 9, 2011 1:09 AM
I have been studying the gentle art under Professor JP for almost half a year now and I can tell you now that ever since day 1 he has been the most humble and most smartest instructor I have ever met. Unlike other instructors Professor JP will make sure that you execute every move he teaches you perfectly. Seeing him receive his black belt has inspired me to never back down and follow the dream of someday becoming a blackbelt under his name. It is an honor to have Professor JP as a professor, friend, and mentor.

10. Submitted by Dan the Man on Friday December 9, 2011 3:31 AM
Professor JP is smart, professional, communicable, fair, every body love hem. After 4-5 months of training whit kids, on international tournament all he's students got winning place We was on podium! Good coach, Good person, Good friend doesn't madder how old you are. Love hem soooo much!!!!

11. Submitted by Bob Anderson on Friday December 9, 2011 4:10 AM
Joke.. He trains with Alberto Crane another joke black belt. Is there anything else to say here?

12. Submitted by Franko on Friday December 9, 2011 1:09 PM
Proffesor JP is the best !!!

13. Submitted by Join lee on Friday December 9, 2011 1:30 PM
Professor JP is great. One of the best instructors I've ever met. I would definitely recommend him. He works well with both adults and the kids.

14. Submitted by Gus Palmos on Friday December 9, 2011 6:29 PM
Professor Juan Pablo is excellent. He goes out of his way to share techniques, and meet the needs of his students.

15. Submitted by Alex on Friday December 9, 2011 8:46 PM

16. Submitted by Anonymous on Friday December 9, 2011 11:51 PM
JP is an excellent professor...definitely recomment. He works very well with kids and adults! JP is one of the best people I have ever met and I'm proud to call him my childrens professor because,they have so much more to learn from him besides BJJ. He is knowledgable, professional and a wonderful person. Thank you professor, the kids love you :)

17. Submitted by Mesropyan Marina on Saturday December 10, 2011 11:15 AM
Professor JP is the best!!! He is awesome and professional who knows how to work with kids of all ages very well. He is also a wonderful instructor for adults. Everyone loves professor JP...He is one of the best people anyone will ever meet and I am proud to call him my kids professor. Mel and Mike lloooovvvveeee him :)

18. Submitted by Melenie and Mike on Saturday December 10, 2011 11:38 AM
Professor JP is a great Professor. We have learned so much from you. I think that you do everything fairly. you are smart,caring,thoughtful. I am very happy that you are there for us at the tournements. Thank you professor we love you.

19. Submitted by Ronald Lopez on Saturday December 10, 2011 1:19 PM
JP is one of the best instructors that I've had the pleasure learning from. I've only had the opportunity to take a few of his classes, but what I learned from him has gone along way for me in my training. On a personal note, you can really tell when someone genuinely loves what they do and cares about their students, JP is definitely that person. You can see it in his day to day actions that there is nothing he would rather be doing than teaching BJJ to his students. Anyone looking for an A+ Instructor they will definitely find it in JP. Thanks

20. Submitted by haik on Sunday December 11, 2011 4:05 PM
not only is prof. Juan Pablo a beast on the mats, he is a good inspiration to all of his students. Come to GB encino and get professional quality training from somebody who cares.

21. Submitted by Matthew Wade on Sunday December 11, 2011 6:20 PM
Amazing person, amazing instructor. He is very passionate about his students, young and old, and is a Jiu Jitsu encyclopedia. Can't go wrong with Professor JP

22. Submitted by Raul B. on Monday December 12, 2011 6:00 PM
Training for over a year now with Professor Juan Pablo and I can say that he is one of the best instructors out there. He has a wealth of knowledge and his enthusiasm is contagious.

23. Submitted by Tatiana Margarita Velarde on Tuesday December 13, 2011 3:12 AM
I'm an avid fan of BJJ, even though I'm not a student, but Juan Pablo is a great man! I'm sure he's an amazing instructor. :) Arriba Ecuador!

24. Submitted by Mauro on Tuesday December 13, 2011 3:44 AM
As an ecuadorian l am very proud of Juan Pablo, he is a great competitor, great instructor and great human being, a true role model. Oss!!!!!!

25. Submitted by Boris Yee on Monday January 9, 2012 4:18 PM
I met JP since 2000 and BJJ is not only his Sport or martial art... is a lifestyle for him! he is a 10/10 Professor and im glad im his Friend, Student and co-worker!

26. Submitted by Daniel on Tuesday January 10, 2012 4:50 AM
I met JP since 2000 and BJJ is not only his Sport or martial art... is a lifestyle for him! he is a 10/10 Professor and im glad im his Friend, Student and co-worker! "

27. Submitted by Ana Saadeh on Tuesday January 10, 2012 1:00 PM
If I can use one word to describe Professor JP is "Magnificent". My son Nicolas has been with Professor JP for about a year and a half. Nicolas respects and completely looks up to him. JP is an amazing BJJ instructor and is truly dedicated to his students! We admire him and are grateful to have him around...Bravo JP!!!

28. Submitted by Andre Green on Tuesday January 10, 2012 8:53 PM
Coach JP is the s**t. I hope to make him proud one day he taught me this gentle art, and hopefully do the same.

29. Submitted by Chance on Thursday March 1, 2012 2:33 PM
Professor Juan Pablo is a great instructor. Very patient and nice guy. He will take the time to make sure you get all of your details right so you're not learning wrong.

30. Submitted by Firestone Family on Thursday March 1, 2012 4:15 PM
We walked in to Prof. JP's school by chance one day, and signed our 3 girls up for a trial class. That was one year ago. It was one of the best things we have ever done. Our girls have learned so much above and beyond BJJ. Thank you Professor! They love studying BJJ and growing their confidence with you... TY!

31. Submitted by Kenneth Ogami on Tuesday March 20, 2012 1:34 AM
Professor Juan Pablo is a class act Black Belt. The first time I got onto the mat, his approach, style, and attitude made me fall in love with BJJ. He created an amazing Jujitsu environment, and it will be very hard for me to ever leave. If you have the chance, come into GB and watch or train with Professor JP. You will not be disappointed.

32. Submitted by Shawn Ewashko on Wednesday March 21, 2012 12:32 PM
Prof. JP is probably one of the most nice and caring people around. Not only is he a great instructor but he has created an amazing Jui-jitsu environment. Being at his school is like being at home. I always have a great time and learn so much from his classes. He is extremely thorough makes sure we are understanding every aspect of the move or position. Just being around him and the school for a short time it is easy to tell he trains champions, but not just on the mat champions in life as well.

33. Submitted by Tina Ipapo :) on Monday March 26, 2012 11:53 AM
Professor JP is an awesome person! You can see his love of jiu jitsu when he rolls and even in his students. I was really deciding against training jiu jitsu because im a girl and a majority of the other students are guys... But professor really welcomed me into the GB family :) he is the pink team's number one fan and will always go that extra mile to make sure that I understand every detail. He is a great professor and a great friend :)

34. Submitted by HENRY MONTENEGRO on Thursday March 29, 2012 9:22 AM
Ossssssssssssssu, Profesor muy agradecidos por todas las enseñanzas, aca el "Team Bulldog" lo respalda y respaldar siempre, GB for ever

35. Submitted by Dion Giarrusso on Wednesday May 2, 2012 1:31 PM
We go to Gracie Barra Ju Jitsu for one reason and one reason only for our Son Nicholas Ryan Spiderman Giarrusso to learn from the best and the best is Juan Pablo, we love you Professor, keep up the great work.

36. Submitted by Fedor on Tuesday September 25, 2012 1:28 AM
Professor JP is a very generous teacher who loves teaching. He has surrounded himself with the staff and students who share his passion for bjj. I appreciate the quality of his teaching and the competitive, yet family-like, atmosphere of the school.

37. Submitted by Daniel Salas on Tuesday September 25, 2012 2:39 AM
Professor Juan Pablo Garcia has established professional relationships and relates to his coaching staff and students as family, which is the environment he has created for GBE. Professor is approachable and always eager to greet you as you walk through the door into his school. Professor JP is knowledgeable in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and I have experienced it in his training sessions. Professor helps you thrive to not good, but great results and is proven results with his competitive team! Last, Professor Juan Pablo Garcia is not only my Professor, but a mentor, friend and family now.

38. Submitted by Dayne on Tuesday September 25, 2012 8:56 AM
Professor Juan Pablo Garcia is awesome and really cares about all of his students!! When I first walked into GB Encino I had a great feeling about it; there was positive energy all around and as professor JP extended a warm welcome, it validated that this is a great environment to train at and everyone here becomes family.

39. Submitted by Laura on Tuesday September 25, 2012 4:13 PM
Professor JP is a wonderful instructor! When I first came to his school for an intro class, he was very kind and welcoming, and I could tell right away that I found the right place to train in the valley. His passion for BJJ and dedication to his students has made me feel proud and very lucky to train at GB Encino.

40. Submitted by Rostamina on Wednesday September 26, 2012 5:09 PM
Great instructor. Great place to train. Full of positive energy!

41. Submitted by Frank Lopez on Wednesday September 26, 2012 5:11 PM
Professor JP is an amazing BJJ instructor. He is awesome with kids and adults. He has an innate talent for leadership and teaching. Very skillful and knowledgeable in the gentle art. An amazing and dedicated BJJ professor.

42. Submitted by Helen Brooke Davis Gracie Barra The Woodlands,Tx on Wednesday September 26, 2012 5:24 PM
Professor JP is a Awesome Role Model Family Man First and In BJJ some people -TAKE FOR GRANTED the Good Fortune God Gives You to have a instructor with Trust-passion-Respect--I started BJJ because My 15 yr old Grand daughter is a Cheerleader-Elite Gymnast-USAG & Track & Field-She is being Torn Apart & Bullied-by her Gymnastic Coach-her MOM--So BJJ Gives You A Mind Set-IF Your Choked Out-Technigue Will Get You Out Of It-ALL MY RESPECT FOR JUAN PABLO-INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN AS THE BEST-GOD BLESS'' ossssss'''

43. Submitted by Ry Bradley on Wednesday September 26, 2012 5:40 PM
Wonderful Person and Dedicated instructor. His Nickname is the "encyclopedia" as he's a bottomless well of knowledge about Bjj and grappling. He's very respectful and enthusiastic about all his students no matter what level. He also has a decade of competition experience.

44. Submitted by jose cisneros on Wednesday September 26, 2012 5:43 PM
Professor jp is a very nice guy. I like that his always around the gym working with the little champs and all his students overall his a great friend and teacher:)

45. Submitted by Brian Hummel on Wednesday September 26, 2012 6:00 PM
Professor JP is a fantastic instructor with a gift for teaching, he makes the studio a welcome place for all that come in. I commend the whole staff at Gracie Barra Encino.

46. Submitted by Damon on Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:00 PM
I met Professor JP while on a business trip to CA. he was instructing at GB Hollywood at the time. immediately I saw his love and passion for what he does. During and after class we spoke for a while and he invited me to come to Encinio to train next time I was in town. Just so happens I was called back to CA a few weeks later and trained at his school.. I can honestly say that Professor JP is one of the most dedicated and nicest person you will meet. He takes the opportunity and time to always make himself available to his students. I would strongly recommend stopping by his school if you are ever in the Burbank Encinio area.

47. Submitted by Dan Z Man on Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:42 PM
Professor JP is one of my favorites of all time. He has personally made me a better student and helped my BJJ game become what it is today. He goes to tournaments with his students to compete and coach, his dedication to the perfection of his art and thus of his students art is immeasurable. Thank you -DZM

48. Submitted by Amir Rahnavardi on Thursday September 27, 2012 1:39 AM
I don't even know where to really start? I was a pro mma fighter from 96 till 2008. I started my jits about 3 weeks before my first fight. Long story short around 2000/2001, I stopped putting on a Gi. To be honest I stopped training with a Gi around 98 sometime but the belts kept coming cause of my advancement in mma.I was training out of a jiu jitsu school but my Gi Jiu Jitsu never improved. I was a mma fighter, why did I need to put on a Gi for? I have trained all over the world and never thought it would ever happen, until I met JP! Everything about this guy amazing! His mannerism, his method of teaching, the way he makes every single person feel so welcome and so at home! I tell him all the time that I have been waiting 10 years for him! He is the man, period! I know this is the man that I am supposed to get my black belt from!! Its such a great feeling when you respect your teacher so much that you feel horrible when you miss a class! Juan Pablo makes you want to learn and want to improve! I also have ALL my fight team training under him! ALL THE LOVE AND RESPECT IN THE WORLD TO PROFESSOR JUAN PABLO GARCIA!!!

49. Submitted by Zacksinho on Thursday September 27, 2012 1:39 AM
I cannot say enough of Professor JP. He is such an amazing role model to me. Everyone loves him. He can make you laugh at any time, and his mind is an encyclopedia of Jiu-Jitsu. He lives and breathes Gracie Barra Encino, which is the type of attitude that makes me want to get off the couch and hit the mats. He and the team he has made are the reason I show up day after day to roll. He pays so much attention to detail, making sure every move is executed precisely. If you ever want a great BJJ experience, for beginners or advanced players, his GB Encino gym is the place to be. Professor Juan Pablo is the man!

50. Submitted by Ron Kinan on Thursday September 27, 2012 1:59 AM
Professor JP is the best instructor anyone can have. He taught me everything i know bro sweeps to submissions to locks. He is my idol and role model. He has so much dedication to BJJ. He always has positive energy. And GB Encino is an AMAZING place to train at. Professor JP cares about all his students and if they learn or not. Thank-you JP for teaching me everything i know and being the best instructor that ever taught me.

51. Submitted by inga hamilton on Thursday September 27, 2012 2:58 PM
Coach JP is amazing; dedicated, friendly, patient, sweet, understanding and wonderful with children!! I highly recommend him!!

52. Submitted by Gino on Friday September 28, 2012 12:49 AM
I have to say that Professor JP is one of the most down to earth and humble human beings that I know. With that said a true BJJ Black Belt practitioner who caters to all His students no matter were they are in their BJJ journey. Thank you Professor JP for paying your knowledge forward. OSS!

53. Submitted by Asia Kiki on Monday October 8, 2012 5:02 AM
So i need to say with hand on my heart that Juan is a super friendly guy to meet and train with :) super-tolerant and lovely :) lov his spanish and i know i can learn a lot for him cuz he is supersmart in many kind of ways;) I did not train with him so long like I wanted yet but maybe there will be more opportunitys :) lov Ya ;)

54. Submitted by John Davoren on Monday October 8, 2012 5:19 AM
Professor JP is a good person, a great instructor, and an even better friend. We are a big family at GB Encino. I know that folks say things like that a lot just because it sounds good, but GB Encino is my home away from home. I love it. As far as him being a good BJJ instructor... We just went to Master Senior Worlds with four guys and left with two Golds and a Bronze. We bring home medals from virtually every comp we enter. Enough said. JP Rocks!

55. Submitted by Greggo on Saturday October 27, 2012 12:15 AM
Before I started training with JP at Gracie Barra Encino, my wife started training and our 11 year old nephew started year and a half ago. During that time I have seen JP contribute someng amazing to this area and to the world of BJJ which is showing how to run the ideal academy which offers everything BJJ and MMA related to children, women and men. JP leads an army of truly dedicated, talented, driven and loyal students/soldiers all of whom say the same thing about him, "We love JP. He's the best instructor and great person. The proof is in the opinions of the students. To see it is to believe it. To experience it is to live it. Come by Gracie Barra Encino and experience this great place yourself. I started training in 2004 and I'm proud to say I train at Gracie Barra under JP!!!

56. Submitted by Shahar Kalev on Thursday November 8, 2012 1:52 PM
Prof. JP is an amzaing person and BJJ instructor to train with. His method of teaching is unique, motivating and rewarding -- he is got it all. I highly recommend joining Gracie Barra Encino under JP.

57. Submitted by Adam Flaxman on Thursday November 8, 2012 3:12 PM
JP is a truly great instructor, a great and caring man who practices the philosophies he teaches. I am honored to know him.

58. Submitted by Michael Lung on Friday November 9, 2012 2:53 AM
Professor JP is not only a world class BJJ competitor, but he cares about the growth of his students as a team and as individuals. The way he helps each student according to their "game" or favorite techniques is amazing. To have that attention to their technique its no wonder he is produced so many champions in the past year.

59. Submitted by romalis taylor on Sunday November 11, 2012 2:22 PM
Professor JP is a very professional yet very caring instructor. The combination makes him one of the best instructors i have ever had. His classes are fun and he has great technical skill.. He is constantly improving himself, as well as his students.

60. Submitted by Inga Hamilton on Tuesday December 18, 2012 4:02 PM
we LOVE coach JP..he is the best! so warm and friendly, so great with the kids...i HIGHLY recommend him to everyone!!!!!

61. Submitted by Andranik Agamalian on Tuesday February 5, 2013 1:48 PM
Professor Jp is a wonderful instructor. He cares about all his students and supports them 110% I personally love training with him and he has advanced my jui jitsu skills more than I ever thought possible. Thanks Jp.

62. Submitted by diego vargas on Monday May 6, 2013 2:09 PM
Tuve la oportunidad y el honor de participar en un seminario del profesor juan pablo en chillan, chile y puedo decir que no solo aprendi mas jiu jitsu sino que ademas aprendi que existen profesores hummildes y de gran vocacion gracias por todo profe!!!

63. Submitted by Ighor Tavares on Monday June 17, 2013 5:35 PM
JP has everything you look for in a BJJ professor. He is very enthusiastic about teaching and extremely knowledgeable. He will go out of his way to make sure you understand the ins and outs of any position and he'll make sure you drill it correctly. He not only knows how to run a great adults class but also does a fantastic job with the kids. He teaches in a way that inspires the children and makes them want to train. I highly recommend JP Garcia as a Jiu-Jitsu instructor.

64. Submitted by Craig Allen (blue belt) on Friday July 26, 2013 11:54 AM
Professor JP is highly professional, engaged, personable, and skilled. He brings a fresh perspective, new techniques, and a positive attitude to every class. We are privileged to have a superb instructor at GB Santa Barbara!

65. Submitted by Jamie on Monday September 2, 2013 2:45 PM

66. Submitted by Levi Rowe on Tuesday October 8, 2013 4:14 PM
Professor JP is an above all fantastic teacher! He recently started teaching at our school a few months ago and my competitive skills have developed greatly. He has show many techniques which have become cemented in my gameplan. I can't recommend him any higher. When he moves on from our school to open his own academy, I will probably be following him to the next destination. Every day I get better thanks to his teaching

67. Submitted by David Ayvazian on Friday October 18, 2013 1:27 PM
The best instructor I have ever trained under. He is not longer in Encino though.

68. Submitted by Craig Allen on Friday October 18, 2013 1:45 PM
Sorry for your loss, but it is our gain in Santa Barbara!

69. Submitted by Juan P. Garcia on Wednesday January 8, 2014 12:33 PM
thanks everyone for the great feedback and the kind words!! happy 2014 DON'T FORGET TO SIGN IN ON MY WEBSITE "WWW.DRILLERSAREKILLERS.COM" for my news letter. all the best JP

70. Submitted by Maurice Moreno on Wednesday January 8, 2014 1:18 PM
JP is the best teacher/coach I ever had. Camaraderie and discipline added to his tecnhical skills make him a great black belt. Always learn a lot and have lots of fun when I roll with him. Thank you professor JP.

71. Submitted by Craig Allen on Wednesday January 8, 2014 1:27 PM
He hurts us. Just kidding! JP rocks! He pushes us hard, but ensures safety, while focusing on drilling all details of each technique multiple times. He has been a fantastic addition to GB Santa Barbara!

72. Submitted by Cote on Wednesday January 8, 2014 2:19 PM
un gran rpofesor y una GRAN persona!

73. Submitted by Seth Long on Wednesday January 8, 2014 3:00 PM
Professor JP is a great instructor. He's helped me improve so much. When I first started training with Professor JP, he used to put his fist between my back and the ground and squash me down. It was VERY uncomfortable and I couldn't figure out why he was doing it. I didn't like it so I did everything I could to avoid getting flattened out. That's when I realized what he was doing. It was probably the most helpful lesson I've ever had and one I'll never forget.

74. Submitted by Belen Sotelo on Thursday January 9, 2014 7:05 PM
Proffesor JP has been one of the best instructors I have had!! He's a very caring cool humble person that is very passionate about the art of jiu jitsu. Since I started training with him my game has increased so much! He always has something amazing to show us and is dedicated to helping his students progress and suceed! We're so lucky to have such an amazing instructor here at GB Santa Barbara!!

75. Submitted by Luis on Wednesday June 4, 2014 5:01 PM
Professor JP such a great teacher and mentor, dedicated to training and helping others learn BJJ.

76. Submitted by Brett Cooper on Tuesday September 9, 2014 3:48 AM
Professor JP is a class act and great instructor. I get to see him a few times a year for training and seminars and always leave with new tools that are instantly in my arsenal. Add on the fact that he is a great person and you can't go wrong with JP. I would send anybody to train and learn with him. 2 thumbs way up!

77. Submitted by Daniel Bohn on Tuesday September 9, 2014 4:07 AM
Professor JP is a fantastic teacher and a great person. I am so happy to learn from you! Thank you the amazing BJJ Camp in Berlin!

78. Submitted by Jamie Robert Schofield on Wednesday September 24, 2014 1:13 AM
Professor JPGARCIA is so technical with his Jiu Jitsu and is able to explain the best way to deal with each technique in a way that no one else can and is the nicest person I know he deserves to wear a blackbelt because of infectious way of spreading Jiu Jitsu to everyone jpgarcia was actually responsible for helping me on beginning in my Jiu Jitsu journey thank you jpgarcia will always be a life long friend who always has a smile on he is able to look at someone else's Jiu Jitsu and know what they would be best at with out ever trying i will always consult him if I need help with my favorite techniques

79. Submitted by Sarah Draht on Wednesday September 24, 2014 2:20 AM
JP is an absolutely incredible instructor and amazing person. Having him come to our gym and teach seminars have been such a privilege, and to learn from him. He has changed my jiu-jitsu game tremendously, brought it new levels. His passion of jiu-jitsu and love of teaching it is inspiring.

80. Submitted by Patrick Grubb on Wednesday September 24, 2014 3:14 PM
Wow! Such a friendly guy with so much knowledge. Every time I'm instructed by him I learn so much!!

81. Submitted by Oliver Jäckel on Sunday September 28, 2014 9:07 AM
I was able to train with Professor J.P. for one month, 5 days a week, 2 - 3 hours. I have to say this was probably the best Training I ever had in my now 35 (on and off) career of Judo, Wrestling, Grappling and BJJ. He obviously is a great technician but what I liked the best is that he is excellent at explaining the technique and on top of that one of the nicest guys you can meet.

82. Submitted by Ivan Rodriguez on Thursday May 14, 2015 12:15 PM
Professor JP has been a blast to train with. My daughter (6 years old) and my son (10 years old) enjoy training with professor JP as well. He is just as good with kids as he is with adults. I always feel like he goes beyond on teaching every chance he gets. He shows true interest in trying to improve each and every student of his. As far as Pacific Top Team Corona, it feels like we are all family thanks to Professor JP My quick background; I'm 31 and have never done any martial arts or combat training. Professor JP makes it comfortable to learn BJJ to even a novice like myself.

83. Submitted by Michelle Mercado on Wednesday October 7, 2015 2:37 PM
Professor JP is a very patient jiu-jitsu instructor. As soon as you walk into his class you feel very welcomed and are treated like family. It is very obvious that he loves what he does. I would recommend to anybody just starting on their jiu-jitsu journey or to people that want to expand their knowledge

84. Submitted by Luis Perez on Wednesday October 7, 2015 2:50 PM
Professor JP is an amazing instructor. On and off the mats he is the nicest guy you will ever meet. His personality and wealth of knowledge makes him a great leader. Definitely excited to be part of the PTT team.

85. Submitted by Super CESAR on Wednesday October 7, 2015 6:43 PM
Just about everything that can be said about this instructor has already been said. There is a long list of satisfied customers, well more like family members. I say this because that is how you feel when you enter PTT Corona. No Drama, No pressure. Positive energy. You feel like you are at a dojo that you and your friends put together. Family atmosphere, Kids and adults love going to class.

86. Submitted by Marco Gonzalez on Thursday October 8, 2015 1:29 AM
When I met Professor Jp Garcia I thought wow what a Great guy and the more I started to know him I can say with 100% that he is Genuine.He his Humble and Nice and very welcoming. HE Makes you feel at home. His Jiu-jitsu is on Top Notch .He has really Great techniques amd drills and method of teaching is superb he say he can help you understand.Jp is also very methodical and knows what works for different body types.I an a firm believer that Great thing happen to Great people and Jp Garcia is one of them with Respect,Integrity and Humility. After training I feel proud of myself with my head held very High.

87. Submitted by Gerardo Cardenas on Thursday November 12, 2015 2:47 PM
Professor JP Garcia is truly a great instructor, friend and mentor. I can not stress how humble and giving he is. He extends himself to all his students above and beyond the mats. He is passionate about his craft and about people. The Children's classes are phenomenal and my daughter asks to go everyday as she feels she gets more attention and has a lot of fun. If you get the opportunity to learn or even meet JP you will feel the same way.

88. Submitted by Adrian Pascua on Monday April 18, 2016 5:03 PM
Professor JP has been my instructor for the last several months and has been nothing, but helpful. He has given everything he has in order for his students to learn. One of the best martial artists I know

89. Submitted by Gina on Wednesday April 20, 2016 3:00 PM
Professor JP's love of the art and his love for his students always shines through. He is an amazing teacher, mentor, motivator, and all around exemplary person. He generously shares his vast knowledge of BJJ. He is a natural leader and role model.

90. Submitted by Fabian on Wednesday April 20, 2016 3:24 PM
Profesor JP es uno de los mejores instructores que e conocido, tanto como persona y como luchador, es un lider que siempre nos esta empujando a ser mejores personas cada día.

91. Submitted by Miguel Martínez on Wednesday April 20, 2016 3:43 PM
Profesor JP es sin duda un líder nato, llevo casi 10 años en las artes marciales y jamás me había encantado tanto el Bjj como cuando lo vi a él entrenar, es un profesional de pies a cabeza, sin duda todo un ejemplo a seguir como persona, deportista y líder..

92. Submitted by Li Cheng on Wednesday April 20, 2016 4:26 PM
JP is a great and very positive guy. He cares a lot about his students and is well liked and knowledgeble in what he teached.

93. Submitted by Adriana Cardenas on Wednesday April 20, 2016 8:05 PM
Profe JP es super profesional, super didactico, excelente mentor, paciente, tan profesional que con una sola lucha ya decifra tu juego, tus fallas y en que concentrarse, sin duda excelente coach y persona.

94. Submitted by Judo Mike Ochoa on Thursday April 21, 2016 11:48 PM
Professor JP Garcia is an amazing instructor. He is a great motivator and a great instructor. He definitely is the encyclopedia of jiu jitsu. He has a wealth of knowledge and breaks down each so that you the student will understand the move. Professor JP does not leave any student behind and is geniuely invested in your (the student) growth in jiu jitsu. Professor JP Garcia is a world class instructor.

95. Submitted by Zoey Barns on Tuesday December 13, 2016 11:14 AM
The head instructor JP Garcia is sleeping with one of his female coaches who is married to one of his former students. The guy is a wolf in sheeps clothing. He acts nice and friendly on the outside but the dude is pure evil. Anyone who can break a family up has no respect in my book. Don't trust your kids, girlfriends or wives around this guy. Run as far away from his school as you possibly can. Plenty of other decent schools around that area where the instructors don't sleep with their students.

96. Submitted by Inquiring Minds on Thursday January 5, 2017 9:14 PM
Re: Zoey Barns Can you share any more info on that? That's a serious allegation, and I know someone who trains here that wouldn't if this were verifiable.

97. Submitted by Juan on Wednesday April 26, 2017 2:43 PM
It's true! they guy decides to sleep with a married women and tears apart a family of 6. He's out just to get your money. No respect for people like him. Thats why so many students left his school as soon as they saw the proof of them having an affair. SCUMBAG!

98. Submitted by David on Tuesday May 30, 2017 4:38 AM
I know both parts, and the female you talking about was separated for a year and also with a restriction order cuz the ex use to abuse her. Proud of Professor JP for sticking and support her on all this drama. Both really good people who help a lot of people also. Guy is still in a rant making her life imposible and just talking crap. Only hurting his kids on the way disrespecting their mother.

99. Submitted by Mario Lopez on Wednesday June 28, 2017 2:35 PM
David, I know both parts as well. I know the family fairly well and I used to train there when they were good. There are two sides to every story. I heard the husband was verbally abusive because his wife was spending all her time with the instructor, her and JP went to Miami together. The instructor would only drill with the dude's wife and no one else. It pissed a lot of people off in the school to see how much time he was spending with her and no one else. I'm sorry but if that were my wife I'd be pissed off too and be yelling. Recently I heard he lost half of his students when the cheating came out in December. If half the school leaves, they didn't do it because of the accusation, they did it because they saw with their own eyes what was going on there. I heard the husband and wife are still married now. The husband i heard was paying for everything working on his marriage trying to save his family while his wife was being smashed by this jerk. I also heard the instructor just lost one of his first families because he was ripping them off. They were saying to some mutual friends of mine that JP was charging them to be instructors as white belts, he was charging them to make their kids instructors as junior coaches. He added a ton of kids belts to make more money off of the parents for promotions. He locked people into non refundable contracts, even some people I heard he was charging them $5000 for a black belt. I'm sorry, this guy is just bad bad bad and needs to be outed for his shady business practices. Everyone I talk to says he is just not a good guy after everything that has happened. Regardless if the wife was separated, restraining order whatever, he should have told her hey, fix your home life, get a divorce and then we will talk. Sounds like the wife liked the money and lifestyle her husband provided but she wanted to have her cake and eat it too by sleeping with the instructor. Stay away from Juan Pablo Garcia.

100. Submitted by Juan Aguliar on Saturday July 29, 2017 11:08 AM
I recently left this guys school with my family. He is con artist all around. He took me and my family for a lot of money in rash guards, gis etc. I have both my kids competing and this guy would not even show up to coach my kids at the competitions. Even when he did show up he would get into disputes with the referees because he didn't understand the rules. He had us signing up to be coaches when we were only white belts, we paid for airfare and trips to Chile for a Jiu Jitsu camp he was selling there. The guy doesn't care about people or family, he only cares about money. Stay away from this guy, there is a reason he no longer works for Gracie Barra. I heard he got his first degree from Carlos Gracie Jr., he had a falling out with them and then in order to keep lineage he paid a ton of money to Joe Moreira to get his second degree. Now days every month he is either hosting a seminar for Joe Moreira or Joe's instructor Master Francisco Mansor to get more students to sign up for his school.

101. Submitted by Javier Aruba on Friday August 18, 2017 1:16 PM
I just found out that Juan Pablo Garcia of Pacific Top Team in Corona has a student/coach in his school named Adrian who who was arrested for possession of child pornography. I'm sorry folks, but this is just bad. I have seen pictures of this coach with children training them in his classes. Keep your kids and family away from Pacific Top Team and JP Garcia in Corona. I wouldn't want my kids around a registered sex offender and it is is disgusting that JP employees people like this. I guess money is more important than children's safety.

102. Submitted by John on Tuesday January 9, 2018 6:45 PM
JP lack integrity and morals. I had my children at the academy for approximately two years. He does not care about the children that attend his academy and will side with immoral adults over the children at the academy. He will tell you it's just business. Maybe he agrees with an immoral life style.

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