Get to Know Your Coaches!

Get to Know Your Coaches!
Raphael Raphael Carneiro is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Marco Antonio Barbosa and has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 17 years. Raphael has competed and still competes in most of the main IBJJF tournaments such as Worlds, Europeans and International Opens. His most recent win came as a double gold medal in the medium-heavy and open weight class black belt division of the Kansas City Open. He hopes to repeat this feat at the upcoming Pan-ams. He is also a remarkable ...
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Should I Compete in BJJ?

Should I Compete in BJJ?
Competition is something that is intrinsic to human beings. As long as history has been recorded there has been competition. From the ancient olympic games of Greece to the Highland Games of Scotland, physical competition is at our core. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is no exception to this. From the Vale Tudo matches and early UFC matches, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has always looked to prove its supremacy over the fight game. As a result, in BJJ there is a very rich culture of competition. This le...
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Getting Rid of I Can’t

Gentle Art Dojo Academy
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai are commitments. Signing up for either one is a commitment beyond yourself. You are committing to learning a new art, being a good training partner, and changing your life. Joining a gym like ours is completely different from joining your every day workout gym. Lives are changed through these sports every day. However, People tell themselves reasons why they can’t join. There is no “I can’t,” there is always a way.  “I can’t join, I don’t have the mo...
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Working out and the Corona Virus

Working out and the Corona Virus
So by now we all know of the Corona virus that has been spreading recently. However we have good news, you do not have to avoid the gym! Much of the Coronavirus can be prevented using everyday hygiene routines.  This is the official response from the CDC regarding precautions to take during this time: Clean your hands oftenWash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezin...
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