Jiu-Jitsu for Teens: From Overweight to World Champion in 5 Years

Jiu-Jitsu for Teenagers. My Own Personal Account Next week will begin our new Jiu-Jitsu for Teenagers Program at Gracie Barra North Phoenix. As we build this program and work to have a positive impact in teenagers in our community, sharing my personal story may give parents an insight into the powerful effects Jiu-Jitsu can have …

5 Ideas That Will Make You A Better Jiu-Jitsu Student

Powerful Ideas to Make You A Better Jiu-Jitsu Student The first year of training in Jiu-Jitsu is not easy. As a martial art fundamentally based on real life and practical combat situations, the complexity and unpredictability inherent to Jiu-Jitsu is overwhelming for most beginners. The first thing you must take into consideration if you feel …

A-Z Guide to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Training for Women

A-Z Guide to Jiu-Jitsu Brazilian Self-Defense Training for Women Conditioning and confidence. Optimized health. A better body. Jiu-Jitsu, a Brazilian form of martial arts, is one of the only ways for you to exercise, strength train and learn self-defense. Here’s all you need to know to start training in Jiu-Jitsu: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: A Beginner’s Guide …

5 Reasons Why All Children Need To Train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

5 Reasons All Children Need to Train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Today, children are more likely to sit at home, in front of the television or a video game, than to get outside and learn or do something new. Unfortunately, this leads to more children suffering from health issues, such as diabetes and obesity, and many even …

5 Things You Should Know About Our Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals Curriculum

A Training Plan for Jiu-Jitsu Beginners By Prof. Flavio Almeida Did you know Master Carlos Gracie Jr., the founder of Gracie Barra, is the main person behind the Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu and Self-Defense Fundamentals Curriculum? This Curriculum serves as the foundation of the learning experience provided not only here at Gracie Barra North Phoenix, but …

The Essence of Fighting: Martial Arts Beyond The Mats

Martial Arts and The Essence of Fighting

The Essence of Fighting Beyond Martial Arts By Professor Flavio Almeida, Head Instructor When I tell people that I’m a fighter and that I study martial arts, the most common response that I hear is that fighting isn’t for them. Perhaps they would consider signing up for a self-defense class only after something happened to …

Life Lessons From Jiu-Jitsu: The Meaning of Adversity, Sacrifice And Achievement

A Thoughtful Celebration Speech With Very Important Jiu-Jitsu Life Lessons Prof. Flavio Almeida, co-founder and Head Instructor of Gracie Barra North Phoenix, was recently invited to teach on the 10th Year Anniversary event of Gracie Barra San Clemente, the first Jiu-Jitsu school he founded in South California back in 2008. On this amazing celebration morning, …