Embracing the Grind

Jiu-Jitsu is hard
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an odd sportThere 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...

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 mindsCritical thinking and prob...

Business as Usual?

Gentle Art Dojo Academy
Classes are back! Here at Gentle Art Dojo we are finally emerging on the other side of the quarantine and stay-at-home fiasco of the past few months. We can not thank everybody enough for the kind words and support that they showed us through the closure of our school. The quarantine was long and boring at times but the fog is clearing and it is time to shake off the cobwebs and get back to business! In accordance with the Massachusetts Phase 2 guidelines we have already started runnin...