“RADA has been one the best experiences for my 10 yr old son. It’s given him confidence that has extended into other areas of his life. The instructors have a great command presence and are very compassionate at the same time. My son has learned a real life skill being able to defend himself, but the real value has been the improvement I’ve seen in his character. The children truly have to earn their belt promotions, which is a big reward for them, teaching them the benefits of hard work and focus that can be applied to all ares of their lives. The best part is it’s fun, the kids love it, my son is always eager to get back to class to grapple with the other children and learn from their instructors. I am truly grateful to have RADA in our lives.”
“Best place to train in La Jolla, Prof. Rafael Dallinha is one of the best professors in San Diego and has won many titles in his career. Rafael is an amazing student and person inside and out of the mats.”
Master Rodrigo Medeiros
“As a long time Jiu Jitsu practitioner, I feel that RADA Jiu Jitsu is the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy in San Diego. I love the atmosphere and my training partners. Professor Rafael is a great guy that provides top level instruction. Not only is Prof. Rafael a phenomenal competitor, he keeps the latest techniques. Aside from learning techniques at each class, we also do a lot of sparring. Every class is a great workout and I feel very fortunate to train at RADA Jiu Jitsu.”
“RADA Jiu Jitsu is a gem in our community. Its owner, third degree black Belt Rafael Dallinha, maintains a first-class establishment that is always climate-controlled and immaculate. He and Professor Eduardo, also a renowned black belt, lead an incredible kids program that finds the perfect balance of teaching kids discipline, fun, and skill. This is a family gym, and RADA is always involved and giving back to the La Jolla, Pacific Beach and Clairemont communities. It’s a privilege to have our kids learning from such exemplary men who are exceptional teachers.”
Ana Claudia G.
“I have been training with RADA Jiu Jitsu for almost 2 years now and I can say that there’s no one else that has more integrity, knowledge and professionalism than Professor Rafael Dallinha and the rest of the staff. They have constructed an amazing curriculum for both adults and children of all ages, and to top it off the gym culture is unparalleled. Everyone is extremely friendly and helpful throughout the learning process. I personally have competed and placed in two tournaments and have RADA Jiu Jitsu to thank for my success”
“I’ve trained Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for 10 years in many academies in the world, with a doubt RADA is the most friendly and professional of them all. It has many schedules and for all levels. If you are in San Diego and like to train BJJ , training at RADA is a must . Not only are the students and teachers dedicated and skilled, but also the school has a friendly vibe that is welcoming for beginners as well as experienced fighters. Prof. Rafael and all the instructors there are experienced and knowledgeable professors, but what I really like about them is how they genuinely care about seeing their students grow and improve in Jiu-jitsu. I would definitely recommend checking out RADA La Jolla. It’s a terrific school, and I’m proud to be a member.”