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Things Brazilian Jiu Jitsu White Belts Say

The thing about being a white belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is that everyone starts there. While it may be difficult to imagine someone like Professor Mikal going through the same white belt struggles that the rest of us did, rest assured that it happened! Along the Jiu Jitsu white belt journey, there are going […]

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Is For Everyone – Especially You LGBTQ

Forward from Professor Mikal: When I started Aces Jiu Jitsu Club one of my goals was to create a place that welcomed people of all walks of life and empower them through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. That’s why when one of our LGBTQ members wrote this blog, I thought it was important to share. Not just […]

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Demi Lovato Hip Tosses BJJ Champ

Demi Lovato is stepping her game up! For those that don’t know, the pop star took up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is getting more and more confident with her Brazilian jiu-jitsu skills. 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 […]

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[VIDEO] Choking an Attacker with Their Own Jacket

Our AWESOME friends from The Modern Rogue stopped by again for some good times and awesome techniques. This week, they wanted to know how to choke someone out using their own collar. Professor Mikal was more than happy to show them how to do this, Aces style! See the full video below: Choking an Attacker with […]

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Mirror, Mirror: Shattering Your Negative Self Image

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Of course, your own reflection, but who are you really seeing? Recognizing yourself is more important than just identifying the face that you see in the mirror. It’s about seeing who you REALLY are. For some people, this is not an easy task.

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6 Secrets to Starting the New Year Right

Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution? If you’re like millions of other people today, you’ve probably made at least one New Year’s resolution during your life. As the New Year approaches, many of us have it in our minds to stop some habits and start others. Sometimes that means we stop eating eating […]

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Girl Power: The Empowerment of Women in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an martial art that has been around for hundreds of years. In today’s world, it still remains popular because of the dynamic skill set that it creates and hard work that it demands. Across the world today there are millions of people who train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but there is one […]

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7 Secrets to Defunk Your Gi

Would you want to roll with someone who has a funky gi? Of course not! If you train Jiu Jitsu long enough, your gi(s) will stink from time to time. It’s only natural with all that sweat. Your gi can pick up bacteria and other foul-smelling germs from the mat or just from rolling with […]

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4 Unseen Ways BJJ Changed Your Thinking

As you are walking through life, there are few things that are more important than being respected by those around you. Respect comes from your values and how you carry yourself. Have you ever wondered why you started to look at yourself differently since you started studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?  Is your head higher, are your […]

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6 Secrets to Gain Confidence On & Off the Mats

Whether you’ve been training Jiu Jitsu for only a few months or have been studying it for years, everyone has the occasional doubt in their abilities when it comes to participating in tournaments or even just simply some light rolling. It’s only natural to feel some fear when your skill is being put to the test. […]