Welcome to  Paragon of Santa Maria

Our experienced instructors are here to deliver world class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training to people of all ages, sizes and skill.
We offer a variety of classes Monday-Saturday, day and night, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Cardio Conditioning, and Kickboxing. Come stop on by,
say hello, and take advantage of your free trial offer!

Free Trial

We offer two free classes so you can make sure Paragon of Santa Maria BJJ is the right fit for you; just sign our waiver below.

Contact Us

Reach us by phone at (805) 714-7150 or send us a quick message with the button below. We look forward to meeting you!


Click the link below for Paragon Santa Maria's Schedule throughout the Month!


Click below to cancel your membership with Paragon of Santa Maria. We hate to see you go!
  • Lance, coaching during competition

    Lance Glynn

    Owner, Blackbelt, Head Instructor
    Lance is head instructor and owner at Paragon of Santa Maria. A Blackbelt under Ricardo "Franjinha" Miller, Lance has both coached and competed at home and abroad, even gaining entry into the 2016 UAEJJF competition in Abu Dhabi - one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world of grappling.
  • Franjinha, arms raised in victory

    Franjinha Miller

    Blackbelt, Founder of Paragon BJJ
    Finding Jiu-Jitsu in his late teens, Franjinha immediately started training with his one and only mentor Romero Cavalcanti in Rio de Janeiro. Franjinha was awarded his Blackbelt by Master Cavalcanti shortly after his world title in 96', the culmination of 8 years of hard work after first stepping onto the mat. Moving to California in '97, Franjinha founded Paragon Academy. The Paragon legacy has flourished throughout the last decade having become a testament to its name, a true model of excellence to BJJ academies across the world.
  • Peter, mid-pass in competition

    Pete Fabela

    Blackbelt, Instructor
    Peter "WutangPete" Fabela has been training Jiu-Jitsu for over 10 years and is a Paragon black belt under Lance Glynn and Franjinha Miller. Active in the competition scene ranging from EBI to IBJJF. He's a 7x Five Grappling medalist, 11x Grapplers Quest medalist and a Gracie Nationals champion. Pete was introduced to martial arts at a young age by his father, an American Kenpo Blackbelt. Pete maintains an intense training schedule and, as a certified trainer, brings added skills and fitness expertise to the team.

Frequently Asked Questions

First time here? Questions or Comments? See below for some insight, and reach out to us for more info.

Your First Class

  • All potential students must sign our waiver.
  • A class generally consists of a light warm-up, jiu-jitsu specific solo movements, 1 to 3 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques, and 3 to 6 rounds of drilling the techniques and/or optional sparring.
  • No shoes on the mat. No bare feet off the mat.
  • Wear athletic clothing and feel free to borrow a gi from us.


Our Pricing

See our schedule for class offerings and times.

Enrollment - $49 (one time)

Little Kids program (4 - 7 yrs.) - $99 mo.

Big Kids program (8 - 13 yrs.) - $129 mo.

Adults program (14+ yrs.) - $129 mo.

*Each additional family member receives a compounding discount. Special pricing for families of 5+

Mat Fee/Drop in - $25

A Note on Contracts

Cancel anytime, no additional fees.

 We require all members to be on a month to month recurring payment plan with a debit/credit card on file to be billed on the 1st or 15th.

 While we do not require any long term contracts, we do require 15 days notice prior to any cancellation. To avoid an additional month's payment, please submit a timely cancellation request.
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