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How To Choose The Right Jiu Jitsu Coach

There’s a reason that everyone in Jiu Jitsu is not on the same team or under the same coach.  There’s a reason that people choose to train with one coach over another. The reality is that even though Jiu Jitsu is a world of its own with a lot of commonalities, there are many different […]

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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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My Dreams Don’t Take Holidays

Have you ever dreamed a dream so big that you didn’t want to tell anyone else? Something you desire more than anything else in this world? If you have, you are like most people in the world today – we ALL have dreams – and we all dream BIG dreams. I have a question for […]

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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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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. […]

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Is Your Child a Superhero?

Want to elevate your child’s superhero status? The easiest way to do so is sparking their interest in training martial arts, specifically Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). Read on to see why training BJJ helps your kids with their superhero training and helps to develop their character/personal development.

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The Living Legend: Rigan Machado

Rigan Machado, 1 of 5 brothers, was born on the 2nd of July 1966 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Today he is an 8th degree red and black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Carlos Gracie Jr. Having notable accomplishments under his belt, such as the 1996 & 1997 Weight and Absolute Pan American Championship. […]

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5 Ways to Be a Better Teammate

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a social activity.  Think about it, how good would you be if you had no one to train with? You need social skills to have teammates that are willing to train with you.  Without appropriate social skills, people will avoid you and you won’t be able to improve your BJJ skills. […]