Dealing with Adversity – Using Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu On & Off the Mat

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art that emphasizes ground fighting and grappling techniques. Originating from Japan, it was developed and refined in Brazil by the Gracie family in the early 20th century. BJJ has become increasingly popular around the world and is known for its effectiveness in self-defense and as a competitive sport. However,… Read more »

Jiu-Jitsu Strategies On and Off the Mat.

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Jiu-Jitsu Strategies On and Off the Mat. Often, we go to Jiu-Jitsu class learn some new moves, practice them, and make some of them part of our own game. It is easy to get caught up in this cycle and not progress even close to what our true potential is. In this article, I want… Read more »

Jiu Jitsu School: How to Become Your Best

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Why do people come to train at a jiu jitsu school? If you walk into any training facility and ask people about why they have started training you would see that the answers are as varied as the people themselves are. If you are considering training BJJ in Portland, OR, you may not yet know… Read more »

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class in Portland

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Some people who are about to walk into a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class in Portland, OR or anywhere in the country for that matter, have preconceived notions about what exactly BJJ is or how it can benefit you as a person. So because of that let us run down a few of the most obvious… Read more »

Attacks from the Mount in Gracie Jiu Jitsu

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Attacks from The mount in Gracie Jiu Jitsu can be considered the primary Gracie Jiu Jitsu techniques. When you have mounted an opponent, you will immediately launch an attack on the choke points or the limbs of the upper torso. Of course, it is also possible to deliver strikes to the head of an opponent… Read more »

What Will Happen at Your First Gracie Jiu Jitsu Class?

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Having heard so much about a Gracie Jiu Jitsu Class, you are likely very thrilled about taking your first class. You might even have a few expectations in mind. The class itself might be a little different than what you expected so you should be aware of what will occur the very first class you take…. Read more »