Five ways Brazilian jiu-jitsu is helping soldiers on the war front

08/06/2018    |    Written by: Graciemag newsroom By Andre Almeida of Gracie Barra Simi Valley Jiu-jitsu is becoming increasingly used as a training tool by the Armed Forces. Its characteristics of control and manipulation of the body make jiu-jitsu not only a necessary skill for self-defense and mixed martial arts, but also a must-know technique …

André Almeida follows his brother’s steps to continue his family tradition in Jiu-Jitsu

05/26/2016    |    Written by: Graciemag Newsroom Purple belt André Almeida definitely has some serious Jiu-Jitsu genes in his body. The younger brother of black belts Ricardo and Flavio Almeida took a while to start in the gentle art, but when he did he knew that was what he wanted for his life. At …

7 Reasons Why Martial Arts is Better For Kids Than Team Sports

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 socializing problems, isolation, health issues, lack of confidence, weigh problems, and many more. A great remedy to all these …