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I had an amazing opportunity to learn from Grand Master Rorion Gracie, first born son from the legendary Master Helio Gracie, creator of UFC and precursor of Jiu-Jitsu in America. He showed us some fundamental movements with another level of precision. However, his seminar was not just about Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. His seminar also focussed on...
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  In April we were lucky enough to have a special visitor and multiple world champion; Leticia Ribeiro. When Leticia is not travelling the world giving awesome seminars, she’s the head coach of Gracie Humaita Southbay, USA. I was impressed to see how Jiu Jitsu can benefit the smallest and lightest of people. Her technique...
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Check out Ivan’s top ten tips to help guide you through your BJJ Journey. 1 – Learn how your body works. Good posture, controlled breathing, creating frames and having a strong core can make your BJJ journey easier   2 – In Jiu-Jitsu the strength does not last forever, to rely on it is to...
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Brazil, it was an amazing experience to visit home after being here in the land down under for so long. It was great to see my old teammates and train with some new faces. Jiu Jitsu brings people together in a way that’s hard to explain. If you train and live it, you will understand...
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Unfortunately, cyberbullying and physical bullying are one of the biggest problems we face in our community. Sadly, many kids witness this behaviour and most of us have experienced it in one form or another. It brings a feeling of helplessness and anxiety worrying about being picked on. Schools do their best and try hard, but...
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A couple of weeks ago I was having a chat with Peter; a 54 year old Taekwondo Black belt. After watching his teenage daughter discover a love of Jiu-Jitsu he was itching to get on the mats himself. Keen to get back into Martial Arts but like most people his age, worried that he was...
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Every parent wants the best for their kids in all aspects of life. A strong sense of self, respect for others, a positive outlook, and a fit and healthy body. So, how do you equip your child with the skills and experiences they need to set them up for success in life? These days there...
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Anyone who has trained Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will tell you the same thing; BJJ has changed their life for the better. In more ways than one. Of course the physical benefits are obvious. Not to mention the ability to be able to defend yourself against all kinds of aggressors, big or small. But the benefits of...
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There are plenty of celebs who have graced the mats in some capacity at one point in time. Some training for an upcoming film, or just for fitness, others as part of a partnership or campaign. Google: “stars who train BJJ” and you will find never ending lists of A Grade to D Grade celebrities...
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I’ve had the pleasure to watch Angelina grow during her BJJ journey over the last few years. When I first met her she was a young, timid seven year old white belt having a hard time at school. Fast forward four years and the transformation is incredible. These days Angelina describes herself as funny, brave,...
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