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Paso Robles Police Chief, local business owners receive blackbelts 

–On Saturday, February 2, 2019, Paragon Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu San Luis Obispo celebrated its 10-year anniversary with the promotion of three new black belt recipients.

Paso Robles Police Chief Ty Lewis, local business owner Larry Nash, and Paragon BJJ Arroyo Grande co-owner John Marine, all received their black belts. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt is the most prestigious and challenging belt awarded in martial arts—requiring the average student a minimum of 10 years of training to achieve.

Present for the ceremony and anniversary celebration was best selling author Chuck J. Rylant to autograph his latest book “Success: The Path to Personal Fulfillment Through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fighters,” which features Chris Lovato and John Marine, co-owners of the three local Paragon BJJ schools in Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, and Atascadero.

The three Paragon BJJ academies are locally owned and affiliated with multiple other academies that have an international presence and are homes to multiple world champion athletes.

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