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Roger Gracie Recovers from COVID-19

One of the biggest names in the history of competitive Jiu Jitsu and former UFC fighter, Roger Gracie has recovered from COVID-19 after being infected with the virus in March. The 38-year-old athlete warns, in an interview with Combate.com, “It’s not a joke”. “I got the virus, but I recovered two weeks ago. I was in […]

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BJJ Feel Good Health/Fitness

Jiu-Jitsu is a Great Way to Improve Health and Wellness

USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Lt. Cmdr. Elizabeth McKenzie, a Louisville, Kentucky native and Brazilian jiu-jitsu enthusiast, is using her love for the sport and unique skillsets to help improve health and wellness aboard the U.S 7th Fleet Flagship. McKenzie, who is currently serving as Blue Ridge’s First Lieutenant, wanted to share her passion for […]

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BJJ Feel Good Self Defense

TEENAGER USES HER JIU JITSU SKILLS TO FIGHT OFF, FLOOR KNIFEMAN

A teenage girl used her jiu jitsu skills to fight off a knife-wielding man who tried to rob her and a friend. Alex Jeanguillaume, 15, and her friend Edwin Tosney were in Wharfemeadows Park in Leeds, a city in the northern county of Yorkshire, U.K., on Friday evening, when a knifeman approached them and demanded […]

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2020 Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Deciding who to vote for in the 2020 presidential election is a big decision all American voters. If you are planning on voting blue but still undecided on who your candidate is, allow me to introduce you to presidential hopeful Andrew Yang. Why have I decided to feature Yang in an Aces Jiu Jitsu Club blog? […]

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Children’s Book About Ponytail That Knows Jiu-Jitsu

(Curated Story via southphillyreview.com) On early Saturday mornings, Queen Village resident Mir Khalid Ali rallies his two children for Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes. Among a laundry list of tasks getting his gang out of the door, Ali, a writer, traveler and global strategic marketing manager, has discovered one chore to be particularly daunting – tying his […]

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Less Fortunate Kid Cries When He Recieves First Jiu Jitsu Gi

Mark this one under videos that will hit you right in the feels! This kid in Brazil hangs out at the academy all of the time, hoping to train in the gi. When he is given one finally, he breaks out in tears. Andy GonzalezAndy Gonzalez is a coach at Aces Jiu Jitsu Club. He […]

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BJJ Competition Feel Good

Jiu Jitsu Athlete Emil Fischer Named Fight 2 Win Purple Belt No-Gi Competitor Of The Year

Emil Fischer is a name some of you may recognize from various Jiu Jitsu articles across the internet. While most of his writing accolades come from his work for Jiu Jitsu Times, we’re lucky enough to have him do monthly articles for our Aces Jiu Jitsu Club blog as well! Aside from being a talented […]

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Peruvian Migrant Finds Happiness in NYC Thanks to Friends and Jiu-Jitsu

“Ever since I was twelve years old, my mom wanted to bring us to America. She said we’d be able to reach our goals faster. At first she came alone. In Peru she had a nice government job, but here she mopped floors and washed cars. It took forever to get our papers because she […]

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Veteran who lost legs in Afghanistan inspiring others by learning jiu-jitsu

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Jiu-Jitsu practitioner Garrett Carnes is a “no excuses” kind of guy. It is how he approached his career in the Marines and it’s how he continues to approach life even though he lost both his legs when he stepped on an IED during his second tour in Afghanistan in 2012. Carnes, who […]

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Demi Lovato is Back on the Jiu Jitsu Mats

Demi Lovato posted a photo to Instagram in her Brazilian jiu jitsu gi after an intense rolling session at her jiu jitsu academy in Los Angeles. Despite being “sweaty” after her workout, Lovato — who left rehab earlier this month — looked healthy and ready to tear the mats up once again. “Sweaty, messy jiu jitsu hair.. 😝💪🏻 […]