The first day of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class is essential

The first day of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class is essential
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 da...
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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...
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What is Sochu Geiko?

What is Sochu Geiko?
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...
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Top 4 Benefits of Martial Arts

Top 4 Benefits of Martial Arts
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 do...
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6 Reasons to Chose Martial Arts For Your Child!

6 Reasons to Chose Martial Arts For Your Child!
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 a...
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5 Ways to Find Your Perfect Gym

5 Ways to Find Your Perfect Gym
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 definitel...
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Embracing the Grind

Embracing the Grind
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 har...
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Self-Defense Vs. Competition

Self-Defense Vs. Competition
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-...
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6 Questions You May Be Too Embarrassed to Ask

6 Questions You May Be Too Embarrassed to Ask
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 wil...
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Controlling your Training

Controlling your Training
In training for anything there is a certain amount of the outcome that is left up to fate or luck. You can train as hard as you possibly can and then make a small mistake in the moment, leading to a loss. However, ask any competitor and they will all say the same thing, “The harder you work, the luckier you get.” Recognizing what you can control is pivotal to training successfully and evolving yo...
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