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When You Have Depression, BJJ Is Far More Than Just Therapy | Jiu Jitsu Times

In this curated article from Jiu Jitsu Times, the author does a great job of pointing out what many of us already know … BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) is not only a great workout, but it is also therapy for the mind and soul. Often times referred to as “mat therapy”, the euphoric feeling that […]

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BJJ Curated Mental Health

Study: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu rituals can forge stronger social bonds

New research sheds light on how some of the rituals associated with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu affect practitioners’ sense of oneness with their martial arts training group. Social theorists have argued that painful rituals, which have been common all throughout human history, are a means of forging social bonds. But the proposition has been subjected to […]

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Friend says Jiu Jitsu helped Anthony Bourdain Fight Demons

Anthony Bourdain used to hang around cold New York stairwells first thing in the morning, waiting to score heroin. Then he replaced that with hanging around cold stairwells waiting to start a Jiu Jitsu class. Most of the tributes that have been pouring in for Bourdain, the beloved celebrity chef who took his life aged […]

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BRAVE NEW WORLD: Short Film Highlights the Life Changing Impact of Jiu Jitsu

BRAVE NEW WORLD is a fictional film about how Jiu-Jitsu changes the life of one man. Andy GonzalezAndy Gonzalez is a coach at Aces Jiu Jitsu Club. He has earned his purple belt under Professor Mikal Abdullah. Follow Andy on Twitter at @GoGoGonzilla Andy lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Amanda and their 3 […]

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Mac Lethal Performs a Song Written by a Kid Being Bullied

Being bullied is a very real part of today’s experience for the millions of school aged children all over the world.At Aces Jiu Jitsu Club, so much of what we focus on in our kids classes is empowering our young students with the tools to stand up for themselves and face their problems with confidence […]

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Measuring the Positive Influence of Jiu Jitsu on PTSD

Over the years Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and the positive impact it has on on mental health and specific issues has been researched and discussed. We all know that training BJJ or any martial art has been proven to have direct links to an increase in self-esteem, self-confidence, and fighting depression. Andy GonzalezAndy Gonzalez is […]

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Jonathan Lipnicki Talks About Being Bullied

You’ll recognize former child actor Jonathan Lipnicki from his movies Jerry Maguire and Stuart Little. Well, that little boy is all grown up now. He’s still making movies and at 26years of age he has also earned a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. In a recent Instagram post, Lipnicki revealed that as a child and teenager, he was […]

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10-Year-Old Uses Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to Defend Himself from Bullies

Meet Jaxson Dinmore, the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu yellow belt who used his training to defend himself from two bullies at a local park. Andy GonzalezAndy Gonzalez is a coach at Aces Jiu Jitsu Club. He has earned his purple belt under Professor Mikal Abdullah. Follow Andy on Twitter at @GoGoGonzilla Andy lives in Austin, Texas with his wife […]

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5 Ways You Can Give Back With Aces Jiu Jitsu Club

At Aces Jiu Jitsu Club we are BIG on giving back to our community and doing our part to EMPOWER our community.  When you train with us, you not only have the opportunity to grow and make a positive impact in your own life – you have the power to impact all of those around you! Take a […]