The Beginner’s Guide to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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In 2016, nearly 3.58 million people in the U.S. over the age of six participated in martial arts training. While there are numerous martial arts disciplines to choose from, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (also known as BJJ) has become one of the most popular. But if you’re brand new to BJJ, it’s easy to feel intimidated… Read more »

Martial Art Action Steps to Develop Positive Self-Control

How can we use martial arts to develop positive self-control? Most people overestimate their ability to control their actions and thoughts. This takes work and awareness to have control over how we respond to both positive and negative situations in our daily activities. First, we need to slow down to notice what is going on…. Read more »

How To Get Yourself Mentally Prepared For Your Workout

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Brazilian jiu jitsu in Portland is one of the most fun workouts you can engage in, but BJJ is still a challenging workout. If you’re one of the many people who struggle to muster up the courage to start or finish a workout, try these tips to get yourself mentally prepared.   Focus on the… Read more »

How to use Martial Arts to Develop Positive Self-Esteem

  How to use Martial Arts to Develop Positive Self-Esteem. Whatever style of Martial Art you practice you will find building your self-esteem is one of the many benefits of your efforts. In order to understand how to use martial arts to develop positive self-esteem we need to analyze what it is. Also, how our… Read more »

Three Successful Tips to Build Positive Self-Awareness with Martial Arts

Three Successful Tips to Build Positive self-awareness with Martial Arts When you hear people talk about martial arts often times it is about punching and kicking or this choke or maybe that knife defense. While these physical techniques are some of what makes martial arts fun and interesting, to the true practitioner the self-defense and… Read more »

Why You’re Never Too Old To Start BJJ

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Just because your parents didn’t enroll you in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as a child doesn’t mean you don’t have to miss out entirely. Even if you don’t usually work out or you think you aren’t in good enough shape for martial arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu might be the sport to get you up and moving…. Read more »

Here’s How MMA Improves Your Mental Wellbeing

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In the U.S. in 2016, the number of participants (aged six years and older) in martial arts amounted to approximately 3.58 million. Considering the health benefits of MMA, it’s no wonder why this activity is so popular. But it’s not just¬†physically¬†healthy — mixed martial arts actually give your brain and mental health a boost as… Read more »

4 Reasons To Start Kickboxing Today

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Kickboxing is a great sport to take up. Whether you have an active lifestyle or you’re just starting to get fit, there are a lot of benefits of kickboxing. No matter your age or weight, there is always something new and exciting to try. Kickboxing doesn’t just help you physically, but mentally as well. Here… Read more »

5 Reasons To Start Taking Kickboxing Classes This Fall

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If you’ve been looking for a way to amp up your physical activity, then it’s time to leave your gym’s standard exercise machines behind. Instead of yet another round on the elliptical, sign up for a fitness class that will get your heart pumping for the right reasons. Perhaps you considered Yoga or Jiu Jitsu… Read more »

Martial Arts Misconceptions: Debunking Popular Training Myths

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There’s no doubt that martial arts disciplines such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, kickboxing, and Tai Chi have maintained their popularity in the United States. But despite how prevalent these activities are, there’s still a lot of misinformation that continues to spread about them. These incorrect assumptions might dissuade you from participating in one of these… Read more »