Why Competition is Important

We encourage all of our team members to compete. We have a strong Competition Team, with many of us consistently bringing home the hardware. We acknowledge that competition isn’t for everyone, but we feel that if you can fit it into your schedule, you should enter one of the many tournaments available every month. You…

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Travis Stevens takes silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Today, judo and jiu-jitsu black belt Travis Stevens of Team USA took silver in judo at the 2016 Rio Olympics Games.  Stevens is a three-time Olympian who competed at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Games. His silver in 81kg judo from today was his first medal at the Games. The finals match against Khasan Khalmurzaev saw Stevens attack the Russian on the mat with effective groundwork. …

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12 steps for Better Jiu Jitsu

12 steps to Better Jiu Jitsu Here is a small list of ways to be a better student; not only will this bring something positive to your academy’s culture, but you will definitely improve your jiu jitsu. For those ripe to understand what real leverage means, you may also find that a lot of it…

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Tips on good Hygiene for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

One puts a lot of emphasis on training technique, cardio, gi brand, etc… One thing that has been overlooked is the cleanliness of your training armor. When one signs up to train jiu jitsu, they usually don’t get a “clean your gi” guideline. One usually picks it up by searching online, videos, asking around, or following…

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Celebrities who train Jiu Jitsu

If you are like most people, when you are looking for an effective workout you look to celebrity trainers for advice and inspiration. After all, celebrities often have the hardest, fittest physiques and their jobs depend on looking great and being in shape for whatever their next role demands. One of the hottest trends in…

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