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Share your knowledge, help a white belt, or assist in a kid's class.  This simple act makes you re-analyze your techniques, and more importantly, makes you understand the little details that matter.  Then, you can express those key details in a simple to digest, easy to comprehend manner.

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While we love a good spar with our Jiu Jitsu community, we know that getting on the mat requires time we don’t always have. If you can’t get on the mat as much as you’d like, or are looking for new ways to get better, check out our 3 tips to improve your Jiu Jitsu practice off the mat.  Know Your Goals Goals are what will keep you accountable and motivated, especially when it gets hard. Goals provide a light at the end of the tunnel so you can see that all your hard work now will pay off in...

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Jiu-jitsu is a great workout, but beyond that, it adds so much more to your life! From self-defense to strategizing and dedication, it’s a challenge in life. But it’s a challenge because it forces you to grow.  Defend Yourself Jiu-Jitsu is a form of martial arts, and this means you’ll learn how to defend yourself. But instead of learning how to throw a punch as you would in boxing, you learn a more valuable skill: how to take down larger opponents. Jiu-Jitsu strongly believes smaller and weaker fighters can take down bigger and stronger opponents. That’s because you’ll learn strategies...

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While it’s called Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, did you know it originally originated in Japan? Today, it’s a mixed martial art and world-class sport! But how did it get there? We’ll tell you! A History of Jiu-Jitsu Jiu-Jitsu first started in Japan because it was how the Samurais fought on the battlefield. Typically the Samurais were on horseback. But in the event they found themselves on foot, they were trained in Jiu-Jitsu so they could defend themselves.   Then it migrated to South America when Mitsyuo Maeda, a Japanese diplomat, moved to Brazil in 1914. In the early 1900s, it became known as...

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