Paragon BJJ Academy
Felt like I had always been there!
It was very hard to leave and still in recovery after my departure. Recovery from missing it and knowing it’s a truly genuine experience with genuine people. Everything and everyone felt so real and personal.
Amazing place with amazing people!
I booked my trip 9 months in advance so I had plenty of time to read all the reviews and look at all the images of Casa Kickapoo. From the moment I was collected from the airport and throughout my 2 weeks stay every moment was special and my hosts could not do enough for me and my friends. The layout of the house and location plus the amazing food and the warmth of the people made this trip I will always treasure. Thanks for the memories.
The hosts at Casa Kickapoo are hospitality personified, they couldn’t do enough to make me feel welcomed and looked after. From the chef to the surf instructor to the wonderful people cleaning up, everyone was excellent in their role and made life extraordinarily relaxing. I’ve never left a holiday feeling so chill. I feel part of the Kickapoo family now and can’t wait to see them again.
7 night accommodations
3 healthy meals a day plus 2 in between snacks
Soft drinks: coffee, tea, natural juices, water, coconuts
6 days surf & Jiu Jitsu instruction
2 yoga classes per week
Surfboard rental, leash and wax
Unlimited use of kayaks
Unlimited use of paddleboards
Water skiing, wake boarding & wake surfing
Mangrove forest tour
Daily laundry service including hand washed gis
Estero de Jaltepeque, La Paz
Casa Kickapoo is a waterfront property on the Estero de Jaltepeque in the department of La Paz – about an hour away from the capital city of San Salvador.
The property reaches all the way to the ocean on the other side of a peninsula, just a short 5 minute walk from the house. This unique setting gives our guests direct access to both the estuary and the ocean.
I loved everything about Casa Kickapoo. The location was beautiful, the house was super comfortable, the food was delicious, the people were warm and welcoming. I’m looking forward to going back!
Ricardo ‘Franjinha’ Miller
5th degree black belt
• 7 time Pan American Champion – black belt
• 6 time World Jiu Jitsu No Gi Champion
• 5 time American Nationals Jiu Jitsu Champion
• 3 time World Jiu Jitsu Champion Master & Senior
• World Champion (1996 brown belt)
Ricardo “Franjinha” Miller has being teaching and competing for the last 15 years with many titles in regional, national and international competitions. With his black belt, Ricardo set for himself challenges extending beyond Brazil.
In 1996 he moved to the United States to compete and to teach. He proved to be successful at both. With American partner Mike Florimbi, the Paragon Academy of Martial Arts was founded in 1998 in Santa Barbara. Under Ricardo’s hands-on direction as coach and fighter, Paragon Santa Barbara has become a powerhouse for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction in California.
4th degree black belt
• UFC Super Challenge Champion (2016)
• Metamoris veteran (2015)
• 3 X American Nationals Champion
• 2 X Brazilian Champion
• Worlds Masters Championship Silver Medalist
• Worlds No Gi Bronze Medalist
• European Champion
Rodrigo Antunes is a jiu jitsu black belt under legendary Mario Sperry, who after coaching BJJ all over the world, moved to the United States, opening an academy there.
Besides many medals in the most prestigious IBJJF events (Worlds Masters, Worlds No Gi and 3 X American Nationals Champion), he won the first ever UFC Super Challenge Belt in 2016. Rodrigo has also been a regular at the Metamoris promotion, having been invited to fight 5 times.
In 2012 Rodrigo received his 4th degree in BJJ from Grand Master João Alberto Barreto, a man who also had great influence in Rodrigo’s life as a martial artist.
Rodrigo also holds a black belt in Judo and Sambo under legendaries Gokor Chivychian and Gene Le Bell.
Costa del Sol is one of the longest, widest and most beautiful beaches in the country. It’s also considered one of the best surfing beach breaks in El Salvador. We grew up surfing and fishing in these waters and know them very well.
The surf works best in the summer months, between November and April (dry season), usually on an incoming or outgoing high tide. The swell drops significantly during this time, but the offshore winds kick in and more than make up for the smaller size surf with endless days of perfect barrels.
Tired of the crowds back home? We guarantee you and your group will be the only ones out on the lineup at any given time. The conditions during this time of the year are usually beginner friendly, although intermediate to advanced surfers will also appreciate it when it gets big and punchy.
Your package includes two weekly morning yoga classes!
Our resident instructors are registered yoga teachers by Yoga Alliance. We offer Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga vinyasa.
We are hoping our yoga sessions will help you with all the surfing and training!
We offer plenty of activities and sightseeing tours for those who would like to take a break from our daily schedule.
BJJ Beach Life
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Paragon BJJ Academy
Telephone U.S.: 714-369-8317