The first day of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class is essential

Taking your first class of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
The first class of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be more daunting than most. Walking into a padded room with odd smells and people in funny outfits, is an experience that many would not seek out willingly. Well I am here to tell you how quickly this padded room with odd smells and people in funny outfits can feel like home to you. However before this can happen you have to make it through your first day. Here are a few essential mindsets to have so that you can get through this first class with ease....
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Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is Cooler than Other Team Sports

Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is Cooler than Other Team Sports
You may be under impression that Jiu Jitsu is purely a one-on-one kind of sport. Even though there’s truth in this, it’s a lot more than that. In order to excel in one-on-one practice, there’s a lot to learn and take part in as a team member. One has to work with others to come to a point where a one-on-one stance is powered by the teamwork. Essentially, Jiu Jitsu is cooler than other team sports as it allows you to be an inseparable member of the team; you have the support of your coach in ord...
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What is Sochu Geiko?

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Modern living is very comfortable. For most of us fortunate who are fortunate enough we live lives of relative physical comfort. As we have become more and more accustomed to this living we tend to not seek out challenges and uncomfortability as often. Uncomfortability and struggle breed mental toughness. This is the idea from which Kan and Sochu Geiko come from. Kangeiko meaning “winter training” and Sochu geiko meaning “summer training.”  History: The first Kangeiko that we kno...
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Top 4 Benefits of Martial Arts

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Martial Arts have been practiced almost as long as we have recorded history. Thousands and thousands of years spent perfecting how the body moves and fights. Initially, as the name states, martial arts were practiced for warfare. As time progressed they began to take upon more of a developmental role for those who train. With thousands of years of practice and success, the martial arts must be doing something right for those who train. We created a list of the top four ways that martial arts ca...
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6 Reasons to Chose Martial Arts For Your Child!

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Being a parent it can become overwhelming trying to decide what sports, activities, hobbies to push your child into. Each type has their benefits and their shortcomings, however we here at Gentle Art Dojo believe that martial arts are the best thing that you can have your child join at a young age!  Here are 10 reasons to consider Martial Arts for your Child or Adolescent over or in addition to Team Sports: 1. SELF-DEFENSE This is the number one reason why most people decide t...
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5 Ways to Find Your Perfect Gym

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Gym Vibes Joining a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team is a lot like finding a new set of friends or support system.  The atmosphere should match your personal goals so you can get the most from your training.  You will be challenging yourself in ways you have never expected and you will be spending a lot of time at the academy training, learning, and reaching new goals.  So you definitely need to feel comfortable with your new teammates and coaches. These relationships will be incredib...
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Embracing the Grind

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an odd sport There is just no way around it. For many people who chose to train it we have just resigned to trying to explain to those around us what Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is. Even within the martial arts world BJJ stands out. Typically it takes around 10-15 years for the average person to take the journey from white to black belt. That is 10-15 years of training hard and consistently for around 2-3 times a week. To put it bluntly it is a grind. BJJ is a marathon n...
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Top 5 Benefits of Your Child Training Jiu-Jitsu

An Average Day in Kids Jiu Jitsu Class
Physical activity is extremely important for a child’s proper and healthy development. This is usually the main reasons why parents sign their kids up for some sort of a sport. However, physical activity, such as martial arts, can benefit children a lot more. For instance, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training for kids can boost kids’ problem-solving skills, discipline, and social skills together with fitness level and self-defense. 1. Kids get to sharpen their minds Critical thinking and prob...
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Self-Defense Vs. Competition

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Fighting is ingrained in the DNA of all humans. It is one of the few things that transcends language, race, and culture. From the beginning of time Humans’ have been fighting to eat and survive. As time progressed and humans’ developed, so did the manner in which they fought. Cultures across the world were developing styles of fighting that suited them; whether it was Muay Thai in Thailand, Kung-Fu in China, or Wrestling in Greece, everybody was fighting. Primarily these arts were used in war, ...
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6 Questions You May Be Too Embarrassed to Ask

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Though Martial Arts have been prominent in our culture for the past 40-50 years, the specifics of all martial arts are something that many are unaware of. Mainstream sports such as Football, Basketball, and Hockey are so ingrained in our culture that, even if you are not interested, you will still absorb much of the knowledge. In our gym we teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. Many people will only be introduced to these sports through MMA or a friend that already trains. As a result of man...
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