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 ...
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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 suprema...
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Getting Rid of I Can’t

Getting Rid of I Can’t
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 t...
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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 second...
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Taking your first class of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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 fi...
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“Do I Have to Get In Shape Before I Start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?” Crushing the Misconception

“Do I Have to Get In Shape Before I Start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?” Crushing the Misconception
Define what shape you need to be in to do Jiu Jitsu. The only way you’ll reach the shape you need to do BJJ is by doing BJJ. Simple as that! Jiu Jitsu is the perfect way to get in shape by itself. It is a great full body cardio workout, and is much more engaging than the gym. Why would you get in shape to get in shape? The worry that you’ll be the person who can’t ke...
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Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a Great Way to Get In Shape

Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a Great Way to Get In Shape
BJJ is often overlooked for what it is: a kickass way to get in shape! Here’s how Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can improve your strength, conditioning, and mental fortitude: It’s a full body workout Jiu Jitsu works your body out in ways that you couldn’t achieve going solely to the gym. It is a fun full body group workout, making it engaging (and a little addicting)! BJJ is straight cardio, b...
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Why Every Woman Should Do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Self Defense

Why Every Woman Should Do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Self Defense
Everyone we talk to seems sick and tired of hearing that women should do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to learn self defense, and we don’t get it! As women who train, we think that every girl we know and every girl we don’t know need to get themselves enrolled into a Jiu Jitsu program ASAP, here’s why: -When you think self defense you think getting attacked in an alley at night, right? “O...
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“Am I too old to start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?”-Crushing the Misconception

“Am I too old to start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?”-Crushing the Misconception
As someone who trains Jiu Jitsu, you will hear two things about a million times in your life: “I want to get in shape before starting Jiu Jitsu,” and “I want to start training but I’m too old.” If you want to hear our answer to the first statement, click here. As for being “too old” to start Jiu Jitsu, we have a long answer and a short answer: the short answer is “No.” The long answer is “...
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An Average Day in Kids Jiu Jitsu Class

An Average Day in Kids Jiu Jitsu Class
A snapshot of what our ages 9+ children's programs look like. In these classes we sharpen the fundamental knowledge that is learned in the younger class. We strive to teach useful competition skills as well as the skills to avoid or deescalate a conflict without the use of strikes. We hope to help our kids grow into confident and proud young adults through the medium of our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! ...
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