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The Jiu-Jitsu League offers a welcoming environment for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Located at Marina Pacifica, Long Beach, CA, it has convenient hours and ample parking. Head instructor Kevin Howell and his wife, Hayley, are highly praised for their knowledge and supportive nature. The gym is clean, features a minimalist design, and provides a positively charged atmosphere. Training sessions include warm-ups, instructional periods, and live rolls, making it a well-rounded place for BJJ enthusiasts.

Visiting members have noted the friendliness and family-like vibe of the community. With additional amenities like nearby shops and eateries, The Jiu-Jitsu League's location is both practical and inviting. The owners' dedication extends beyond the gym, as demonstrated by their support of members' personal endeavors. Overall, it’s a top-tier facility that blends expert instruction with a nurturing environment.


  • Friendly and welcoming atmosphere
  • Expert instruction from Kevin Howell
  • Ample mat space and clean facilities
  • Convenient location with plenty of parking
  • Accessible for all skill levels
  • Positive and supportive community
  • Flexible class schedule
  • Excellent sanitation practices
  • Near various shops and restaurants
  • Owners support members' personal initiatives


  • Limited evening hours on weekends
  • Minimalist gym design may not appeal to everyone
  • Open gym capacity may lead to crowded sessions at peak times

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Super friendly and welcoming environment. Dropped in for a 6am while my team was in LB for worlds. Got a great warm up, instructional session and plenty of live rolls. My teammates came back and dropped into an open mat and everyone welcomed them with open arms, even offering pointers after the rolls to my teammates competing at worlds that week. Overall great spot, would definitely come back the next time I’m in the Long Beach area! Ossa


I started training with Jiu Jitsu League a few months ago. A friend referred me here. I couldn’t be happier training with this family run business. Professor Kevin and Hayley are fantastic coach’s. There is a great vibe at the Jiu Jitsu League. It shows with the class and skill set of the practitioners who train here. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first class or you are a seasonal grappler there is something here for everyone.


I called to ask about training here while visiting from Out of town. The owners responded very quickly and were helpful in getting me current schedule details. So I Dropped in for a no-gi a.m. class. I’m a novice who has only been training a few months. Everyone was very welcoming, friendly and trained safely. Gym was super clean and all county covid health mandates were followed. I will definitely be back when I’m in the area. Great atmosphere and training partner.


It has been nearly five years now and they have been so supportive through my challenges with crippling disabilities! I’m so grateful to have a shot at recovering and not only training but also teaching and giving back to such a great group …


What a place this is. We went to Long Beach from the UK for the kids Pan Ams and all being from different gyms, we tried to find a place that was neutral. What we found was much more than we were hoping for. Kevin and Hayley opened their …


Really friendly atmosphere! Good rolls. Seems like a great place to start if your just starting out and also great for those seasoned BJJ practitioners. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality. We will come visit again! Thanks again.


My wife and I have trained BJJ for a while, and were visiting Long Beach. We found The Jiu Jitsu League online, and recognized Professor Kevin Howell as one of the authors of Jiu Jitsu University. We ended up taking 3 drop in classes while …


The Howell’s are both so welcoming! I could not have felt better walking in there for the first time. Sometimes it can be really intimidating training at a new place, but not at the Jiu Jitsu League. The dojo itself would best be described as minimalist, clean, and comfortable. Looking forward to training here a few nights while I’m in town! I came to roll a little before Worlds, so I haven’t taken an official class yet with Master Howell, but I’ll will give an official review on BJJ Interact once I do!


an amazing bjj school. I can say with absolute honesty that this is one of "thee" best places to study. Great atmosphere, good people and stellar training. the head coach Kevin Howell has trained and studied under some of the best to ever do it. He is a wealth of knowledge on old school techniques and blends it well with the new school. if you are passing through and love bjj they are friendly to visitors. If looking for a great place to learn bjj, this place has it all. giants to the small and young to the....not so young, all getting it done together. Kevin Howell knowledge in bjj is staggering. Always improving always pushing us. I've had the good fortune of making this place my home. come over and get a roll for yourself, you will see what I mean.

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Let me tell you about what kind of people the owners of Jiu Jitsu League are.Only a month or two after joining, I decided to fundraise for a 5k run for non-profit event for Parkinson's disease research for my father. Of all my friends and family, Hayley and Kevin were the FIRST to donate money to my fundraiser. Totally unexpected and appreciated. I honestly thought I was just going to be a number like any typical gym membership. They and all the members have been super supportive with me inside and outside of Jiu Jitsu.Let me tell you about what kind of people I meet at the Jiu Jitsu League.I live in a neighborhood with the worst parking conditions. I took an Uber to class one night. After one of basic classes, one of the members who I JUST met during that same class offered me a ride home. I could have been a serial killer or lived in Canada, but that member offered me a ride in his car without even knowing me.Everyone at the gym is supportive and friendly. I was able to make friends very fast. There hasn't been anyone I didn't like or am afraid of.The new location has plenty of parking, larger mat space, a filtered water fountain. There is a minimalist feel to the new gym. Less is more.There is a Starbucks, Chipotle, BWW, Ralphs grocery store, Ulta, AMC, Barnes and Nobles, BOA ATM and local shops/restaurants that share the same plaza as the gym.The gym schedule is awesome. In addition to their schedule, they now offer 9AM drilling classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. There is even Open Mat on Sundays too!The gym also uses a brand new $500 Dyson vacuum cleaner to clean the mats. I bet there is no other gym in the universe that has invested in a Dyson to clean their gym.There is positive karma and good vibes glowing out of this place. You don't meet great, genuine, and kind people like this everyday.I will defiantly stay as long as I can here. I am extremely thankful to be part of this community. Thank you Kevin and Hayley!

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Except the peak hours, this place remains quite free or moderately crowded.

This business has a rating of 5.0-star.

This business has 20 reviews.

The address is: 6376 Pacific Coast Hwy A, Long Beach, CA 90803, United States .

The contact number is +1 562-719-1555

This service is listed under Martial Arts School .

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