Instructors 

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Giuseppe (Peppe) Schembri

Head Instructor
Professor Peppe Schembri is an accomplished black belt and the brother of Word Champion Nino’s Schembri. The brothers have trained together since they were children in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After many years teaching together at Nino’s studio, Peppe has branched out on his own to partner up GFC LA. We are proud to share the art of Traditional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu here in Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA.

Peppe also enjoys surfing, yoga, running, and hiking.

 

 
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Dennys Han

Assistant Instructor/Kids Instructor
Dennys has been a member of the Schembri Brothers Jiu Jitsu for almost 10 years. After a very accomplished career as a footwear designer, Dennys decided to focus his energy in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

 
 

 
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Jashmine Corpuz

Yoga Instructor

Jashmine Corpuz has been practicing yoga since 2010. In 2013, she began learning Ashtanga Yoga. The ultimate purpose of the Ashtanga practice is purification of the body and mind. This occurs when the breath is synchronized with a progressive series of postures. It is a vigorous practice that increases stamina, strength, and flexibility. It was created by K. Pattabhi Jois and is a modern day form of Indian classical yoga.


In 2016 she studied with Saraswati Jois, daughter of KPJ, in Mysore South India at KPJAYI school of Ashtanga Yoga. In 2017 she completed the YogaED teacher training course for kids yoga and trauma informed yoga. In 2018 she attended a Vipassana Meditation course created by the late S.N. Goenka in Kathmandu,Nepal. The highlight of that same trip was the Himalayan Ashtanga Yoga Yatra led by Sharath Jois, the grandson of KPJ. She currently practices daily with Noah Williams, who is certified in the Advanced Teaching Certification by the late KPJ.


She will be studying again with Sharath Jois this season for December 2019 and January 2020 in Mysore. She firmly believes that yoga is a moving meditation and that it has the to power to transform you to realize your true self.