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Hello everyone, We'd like to pass on this amazing opportunity to any of the young men training with us: Young Men's Adventure Weekend (YMAW). This is the 27th year for this event. YMAW is a 2 night / 3-day camping trip modeled along the lines of the ancient...

Hey everyone, Just a few thoughts about our Jiu Jitsu journey and how to look at the learning mindsets from different schools, instructors and practitioners. Connections, concepts and small details On the Jiu Jitsu journey, you will hear many people espouse the benefits of a particular learning style...

Hey everyone, Rafflecopter just randomly chose 3 winners for our 9th annual party and BBQ.  Here are how the prizes went: 1st Prize: Amy Cheng **Winner of a Pearl White Gi** 2nd Prize: Ben Bouzmehrani ** Winner of a Rashguard of his choice** 3rd Prize: Denise Brackenstone ** Winner...

Hi everyone, It's going to be an amazing summer, and we have several more events planned.  Here are the dates, and some tentative dates also: Women Empowered WorldWide Seminar: July 15 2:30-4PM Gracie Bully Proof Kids: August 14th-18th 9Am-12PM Full Day Hike: Garabaldi Lake July 29th-July 30th.  Tents will...

Hey Everyone, exciting times since we are going to be holding a free Women Empowered Seminar this coming Saturday July 15th.  If you have any women that you feel that would benefit from this knowledge, friends, family or associates, please share!! This event will fill completely,...

Hey everyone, Something to consider as we approach our new week.  There are a lot of techniques in Jiu Jitsu.  In fact, there is any from 600-1000 techniques.  So many, that people start to rely on learning a new technique for each new problem they encounter....

Hey everyone, Here are 3 valuable training tips for the week.  This may become a regular thing, or the original posting may be edited as the tips accumulate. Appreciate each technique for what it is.  No one technique answers all problems.  When we are learning new techniques,...