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  • Accomplish ANY Goal!

    Alright so, today I’m going to discuss how to accomplish almost ANY goal imaginable…with the power of regression. My name is Gil Alcocer I’ve been training Jiu Jitsu for over 16 years I’ve owned my own academy, The Jiu Jitsu Institute for over 6 years And I received my black belt from the Mendes brothers in 2019. This is an extremely valuable lesson I’ve learned in my life, it can be applied to virtually everything you could ever want to have a skill set in, or any goal you want to accomplish. I say almost any goal because if it’s a competitive endeavor, time is a factor and the amount of work someone else is ....

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  • Why Jiu Jitsu versus other martial arts

    Alright so, Why Jiu Jitsu instead of other martial arts. So my previous entry was talking about all the benefits you can get from Jiu Jitsu. It is true, you can get a lot of those benefits from other martial arts. But this article will explain why Jiu Jitsu is the better option still. Jiu Jitsu vs other martial arts: A decent excuse to not train Jiu Jitsu could be training a different martial art. I will agree, training something is better than training nothing ...but all things considered, Jiu Jitsu is definitely the better option…and this is coming from a guy who grew up doing Tae Kwon Do, getting my black belt in that art, and also has done Muay ....

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  • Why Jiu Jitsu

    Alright so, WHY JIU JITSU? Goals Goal setting and pursuing, esp as a man, is very important, particularly from the mental aspect. Every man needs a purpose, these are smaller purposes, things to strive for, things that will make you grow as a person, not stagnate. Self defense EVERYONE, but again, esp as a man, should know how to defend themselves. Men should be ready and capable of protecting himself and his family. Being able to fight is extremely masculating, and being scared of a man, especially in front of your family, is SO emasculating. Confidence When you know, not think, but KNOW you are capable of fighting and defending yourself, your confidence ....

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  • Your First BJJ Class: How to Prepare and What to Expect

    Get the most out of your first day of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the fastest growing martial arts in the world, and for good reason- it is effective. It is considered by many to be one of the most effective and realistic martial art in real-life combat situations. Going to your first BJJ class may seem daunting at first, but fret not, this article will help prepare you for your first foray into the gentle art. What to expect in the average BJJ class Aside from the lessons themselves, an average BJJ class will have different components: Bowing in. BJJ might not be considered a traditional martial art for many, but for most academies, lining up and bowing will ....

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  • If You Won’t Tap In Time For Your Own Health, Do It For Your Teammates’ Sanity

    The amount of physical pain you suffer when you get injured in jiu-jitsu is equal to the emotional pain your training partner feels when they realize they were involved in your injury. Trust me, I’m great at math.* It’s hard to get through any significant amount of time in jiu-jitsu without getting hurt, whether it’s as “insignificant” as a bloody nose courtesy of someone’s errant elbow, or it’s as life-changing as a knee injury that requires a six-month layoff. Some injuries are freak accidents, with a limb being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Some are caused by a teammate being reckless, cranking on submissions too quickly or going too ....

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  • Is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Right for Women?

    Almost all fights, professional and street attacks, end up on the ground or in very close proximity. There are countless viral videos of men and women getting slammed to the concrete or pinned down with no ability to protect themselves. Smaller, weaker people are at an even worse disadvantage – this is a harsh reality. Many women are afraid to walk alone and feel defenseless, but training practical martial arts can turn that fear into awareness rather than hopelessness. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a ground based martial art, rooted 100% in self-defense that helps bridge the gap between strength and technique. BJJ is for everyone – big, small, tall, short, young, old, men, women, ....

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  • Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) benefits people from every walk of life. From childhood to adulthood, and from young women to elderly men, it is the best martial art for street defense due to many factors. It is effective against larger, stronger opponents. BJJ also gives you the control necessary to inflict only as much damage as the situation calls for. Here we’ll discuss this and more when describing how BJJ is unlike other martial arts.
    Brazilian jiu jitsu was created to give the smaller individual an equalized playing field because BJJ is not based on strength or power. Much of present day BJJ techniques can be attributed to Helio Gracie. Helio was not a large man. In fact ....

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  • Top 6 Reasons Your Kids Should Learn BJJ

    Short of being with them 24/7, what can you do to keep your children safe? Some parents are turning to self-defense classes to teach their children how to stand up for themselves. We are all conscious about our child’s physical abilities, mental health and social insecurities too, which gives us a lot to worry about. We think that learning self defense is a great thing and can teach kids much more than fighting. Here are 6 reasons why practicing Brazilian Jui Jitsu can help your children.

    Respect. Self defense and martial arts have long been known for teaching respect for one another. Even though these classes teach physical moves that could be interpreted as violent, in ....

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  • Wilmington, NC Do you Know the Eight Health Benefits of Training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ?

    Did you know that practicing a martial art can actually change your brain chemistry ? The brain begins to undergo changes after the age of 35. Learning new concepts and skills may become more of a challenge. You might not be as receptive to change as you once were. On the other hand, someone who has practiced a martial art for years could actually slow that process. Practicing jiu-jitsu is one example of how a martial art can enhance your life in a variety of ways. Whether you prefer Japanese jiu-jitsu or the Brazilian variation, you will enjoy some serious health and fitness benefits from engaging in this activity. Here are some of the top ways that jiu-jitsu can help you stay ....

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  • 7 Reasons to Start Training Jiu Jitsu Today

    For those of you know don’t know what Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is, here it is in a nutshell. It is a grappling martial art, meaning the focus is on controlling your opponent on the ground. BJJ is similar to wrestling, but the crucial difference is that instead of the endgame being to pin your opponent’s shoulders to the ground, Jiu Jitsu practitioners master submissions that would incapacitate an opponent, including chokes, arm bars, and leg locks. If you’re like the majority of the world that has never tried Jiu Jitsu, you need to. Today. It will change your life (cheesy, but true) and here are seven reasons why.
    1) A valuable skill that requires strenuous exercise.


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