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Is Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Possibly The Best Full Body Workout?

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu has proven itself as an effective form of self defense and is a stable for all professional MMA fighters. But one of the biggest benefits for students of martial arts are the fitness gains. Unlike traditional forms of exercise, Jiu-jitsu incorporates use of your entire body for nearly all techniques. Upper body, lower […]

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Mixed Martial Arts and Music-The Art Of Martial Arts

Mixed Martial Arts is not often considered an “art” by the standards of some. Many people believe that it equates to fighting. However, the truth is that martial arts is every bit as artistic as any of the other art forms. For this example I’ll compare it with the guitar. On any given guitar there […]

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Martial Arts is Great for Developing Mental Toughness

Perhaps the biggest benefit that Jiu-jitsu students gain is that of mental toughness. Martial Arts challenges your mind to overcome temporary physical discomfort while problem solving. Deciding how to overcome the offensive attacks of your opponent and achieve victory is no easy task. Becoming a great black belt involves years of training and overcoming mistakes […]

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Jiu-jitsu classes for young children and why you should begin

I speak with many parents who are interested in getting their children started in Jiu-jitsu. However, they want to wait until their kids are older. There is a fear that a 3,4,5 or even 6 year old child is too young to benefit from a structured Jiu-jitsu program. Actually, I believe that 3-6 years old […]

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Jiu-jitsu and Martial Arts-Additional benefits of training

When most new students begin their Jiu-jitsu journey, their intention is to learn the art, the techniques, gain self defense and improve their fitness level. These are great attributes and a competent martial arts program certainly will provide all of them. But those are not the reasons that a student stays for year or even […]

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