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I trained a couple of years of Jiu Jitsu about 12 years ago. I knew that coming back to the mats would be challenging, that it would be hard work. Everybody here is super friendly, welcoming even though we train hard together. Coming to JitsuFit felt like I was coming back, or returning home and really felt like a space that I had been a part of before. It feels good to be back on the mat and working with a team/group.
I’ve told my friends, having visited other schools before, that the atmosphere was attractive to me because we roll, we work hard, and it’s not a machismo beat the heck out of you kind of atmosphere... there is an intensity in the training but there’s always moments where you can pause and ask questions, and while we’re training hard there’s still a moment of reflection and processing that’s available to the students, which is something I hadn’t seen a lot of before training at JitsuFit. This atmosphere has been really helpful for me. My happiness has gone up since training here!
Goals: get back into fighting shape, get humble/be grounded, self defense is a part of it but isn’t a driving factor for me.
Ben Tucker - 32 y/o male
These guys are the real deal and you will be humbled daily under Coach Jon's instruction. His experience with kids transfers well to the adult classes and everything is explained in detail, with great patience, perfect articulation and with great attention to the details. I never felt intimidated and all the higher belts make an effort to make you feel welcomed and go out of their way to make sure you are doing the drills correctly. When it comes time to spar/roll, they don't necessarily go easy on you haha, but they make sure you understand why you got choked or why your arm was placed in an arm bar.. ya know, so you learn to not let it happen again..eventually.
Cris De Paolis
Tech Expert / MMA Nut
The Little Ninja class is AMAZING! Everything is age appropriate: the lessons, the groups, the movements, etc. Coach Jon talks, moves, and plays with them in a fun, kind, loving -yet strong- and professional way. Coach Marco and Coach Lynda have really helped both of my daughters fine tune their moves. Each instructor will take extra time to notice each child’s needs. They make learning FUN and productive. I hope to continue with this dojo for many years to come. I trust each instructor and know that my children are safe there.
“After visiting and trying out several different karate studios in Pasadena, we finally found the right one for our six year old son. Jon Boone is knowledgeable, patient, professional and most of all – amazing!!! with kids. JitsuFit has managed to find a way to strike a balance between teaching the discipline and focus that Karate embodies while teaching our children to have fun. Since starting Karate, our son has progressed more than he has at any other studio. If you are looking for an up-and-coming studio that is positive, fitness focussed and will instill the valuable lifelong lessons of Karate, look no further, JitsuFit is absolutely the best.”
– Michele Canon
“The owner and head instructor, Jon Boone radiates enthusiasm about all aspects of martial arts and physical fitness. He becomes your instructor in self-defense and with his in-depth knowledge of fitness, a personal trainer. Jon’s enthusiasm naturally draws in martial artists from many fields…I appreciate that the school is a safe place to train, has a noncommercial approach and operates with integrity.”
– David D. (Yelp review)
“I visited several Martial Arts studios in the Pasadena area before visiting Jitsufit and meeting Jon Boone. Jon is by far leaps and bounds above the rest. He has a natural ability to teach children but he doesn’t baby them. Not only is my son excited about going to class and learning, but he also has so much fun. Jon spends time explaining to the kids what they are learning and why they are learning it. He also conveys to them how it relates to other aspects of their lives other than just self defense. He exudes such a positive vibe in his classes that even I become motivated after attending my son’s classes. Jitsufit is truly an awesome place!”
– Etienne Flores
“I was welcomed to this academy with arms wide open, and other students are always more than willing to lend a helping hand whenever needed. There are no egos here; the atmosphere is always friendly, energetic, and positive. ”
“Amazing teachers, great facility! The first activity that my daughter has followed through with for over a year! She attends twice a week and has been having an amazing experience.” - SC Y (Yelp review)
“The Little Ninja class is AMAZING! Everything is age appropriate: the lessons, the groups, the movements, etc. Coach Jon talks, moves, and plays with them in a fun, kind, loving -yet strong- and professional way. Coach Marco and Coach Lynda have really helped both of my daughters fine tune their moves. Each instructor will take extra time to notice each child’s needs. They make learning FUN and productive. I hope to continue with this dojo for many years to come. I trust each instructor and know that my children are safe there.”
“My boys have been attending classes here for over 2 years. Coach Jon, Coach Lynda, and Coach Marco are not only great instructors, but awesome role models for my boys. I am glad my boys attend this karate studio. In addition to learning self-defense, they are learning about discipline, respect, goal building, and to “leave the world a better place.” I couldn’t be happier.”
“As a beginner adult student with no experience, choosing a martial arts school was a daunting task. Trusted recommendations led me to JitsuFit, and after one lesson with Coach Jon Boone I was hooked. It’s an incredible workout. It’s Coach Jon’s teaching ability, however, that is JitsuFit’s greatest asset. His thoughtful, enlightened approach to instruction, incredible patience, and total mastery of techniques removes all fear and intimidation from the learning process and enables rapid mastery.”
“We wanted our young daughter to be able to learn physical confidence, discipline, and the ability to defend herself in a fun and un-intimidating atmosphere. We found that in JitsuFit’s Little Ninja program. As a father of young children himself, Coach Jon Boone is an amazing teacher who genuinely loves and understands children and his passion for teaching them martial arts as a means of personal growth is evident in every session. He explains techniques to kids in ways that are easy to understand, keeps them laughing with his jokes, and makes learning fun with physical games. Most of all, though, he constantly inspires his kids to be better people.“
“The black belt instructors conduct classes with compassionate discipline, humor and well organized, targeted lesson plans. My child is learning practical, physical skills like round house kicks and punching as well as esteem building social skills like how to assert and himself, goal setting and self respect. My husband and I are so glad that we enrolled him in classes with the great team of Coach Jon, Coach Marco and Coach Linda.” - Amy R. (Yelp review)