Jiu-Jitsu: A Lifelong Lesson

Your school calendar likely includes classes that range from GBK to classes for community members to GB³ offerings. These account for hours – even minutes – in your weekly schedule. While your calendar might just reflect these time slots, your GB School classes overflow into future weeks, months, and even years. This is because teaching GB Jiu-Jitsu is not just about the individual classes each week. It is about teaching Jiu-Jitsu for life.

Reaching the Highest Level: Be Inspiring

We know we must welcome our students, and prospective students, through the door every time. We have to reach them on a personable level, where they feel valued as an individual. We also have to be knowledgeable about Jiu-Jitsu so that we continue to build that sense of trust and value of Gracie Barra training. And as we piece all of these principles together we need to apply the final principal: Be Inspiring

The Global GB Team

We talk a lot about the importance of building your school in your community – forming relationships with those in your defined geographic area. There is almost immeasurable value in connecting with your school’s neighbors and becoming a central resource for families and individuals. But your GB School is about so much more than your specific region. It is a representation of the global network of Gracie Barra leaders and team members representing multiple countries around the world. Yes – you have a serious role to play in your own community as a leader of your GB School. However, you also have a role in the larger global GB team. So instead of looking at your own school and community under the lens, let us widen that viewpoint and see just what we can learn from the strength of our global team.