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A Family That Rolls Together, Grows Together

Because even small children are able to start learning it, and because of its fundamental relationship with human movement, jiu-jitsu can be a very useful element to incorporate into one’s family quality time. (Sign Up for Aces jiu Jitsu Club’s Family Classes) One of the coolest things I have seen was a father and daughter […]

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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. Mikal AbdullahProfessor […]

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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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7 Secrets to Defunk Your Gi

7 Secrets to Defunk Your Gi Would you want to roll with someone who has a funky gi? Of course not! If you train Brazilian 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 […]

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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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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. Mikal AbdullahProfessor Mikal Abdullah is a 2nd Degree BJJ […]


Four Secrets to Eat Like a CHAMPION

You are what you eat may be the most commonly used phrase about food. We’ve all heard this phrase, right? Yet, it has never been truer than it is today. For most people, the way that we live today leaves very little time for eating a balanced diet. We are always so busy with work, […]

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5 Secrets to Boost Your Child’s Nutrition

Getting kids to sit down at the table is a challenge in itself. Then, getting them to eat healthy, filling meals? Forget about it! While it might seem impossible, there are plenty of ways to sneak in vitamins, protein, and veggies into meals. Mikal AbdullahProfessor Mikal Abdullah is a 2nd Degree BJJ Black Belt, veteran, […]