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Jiu Jitsu Alert: Austin Woman Breaks a Burglars…

Jiu Jitsu Alert: Austin Woman Breaks a Burglars Arm & Holds Him Until Police Arrive! More and more, people are finding out what we already know… Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the most effective martial art on the planet.  Not only will it get you in the best shape of your life, but it can also […]

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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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Bullying Sparks the Fight in a Fighter

Alton Cunningham was picked on and bullied as a high schooler. This is an all too common theme for most children growing up in the school system. Dealing with bullies is just a sad fact for live for school aged children. For Alton, one of the things he would be picked on was his love […]

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Wrestler’s $100 Challenge Goes Wrong Against 47-year-old BJJ Black Belt

Here we have a 23-year-old wrestler who has challenged a bar full of people to a $100 grappling contest. Little did he know that a 47 year old man named Tino was in the crowd. Oh yeah, Tino is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. Andy GonzalezAndy Gonzalez is a coach at Aces Jiu Jitsu Club. […]

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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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Demian Maia Could Be the Next UFC Champ Without Ever Throwing a Punch

Coming off a big win against a very tough Jorge Masvidal, Demian Maia finds himself in that elite “title shot” conversation. While many fans of the UFC are enamored with the striking and highlight knockouts, Demian Maia’s climb back to the top contender spot is largely due to to his world class Jiu Jitsu game. Andy […]

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Man Uses Jiu Jitsu to Save Woman From Knife Attack

According to the Manchester Evening News, Kevin Taylor was out grocery shopping with his wife and children when he heard a woman and her daughter in distress. 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 […]

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Riley Breedlove Taps Out a Bunch of Boys

I know, I know. Anyone who trains BJJ has already come across this video of Riley Breedlove working over a bunch of boys at school. Before you go getting all upset about old content, just know that the reason I’ve decided to share this video is to empower YOU to share it with friends of […]

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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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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu vs. The Haymaker Punch

For those that do not know what a haymaker is, it is a punch often utilized by someone with no fight experience. You put all of your weight into the punch and in the process lose all of your balance. What the haymaker lacks in technical efficiency, it makes up for in destructive power.  Luckily, […]