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NVBJJ Calendar - SEP2016 The September Calendar is up!  Take note, of the Labour Day Holiday.  Standing and Leglocks month will continue til the 15th! More stand up, some foot sweeps, sacrifice throws etc....

This weekend's Ryron Gracie seminar was dopeness.  He covered an entire system of defence from the bottom of the sidemount, mount, and guard.  Contrary to a point based approach, he also went over a mindblowingly intelligent fight strategy for self defence during a real fight...

Please enjoy this interesting article and Ted Talk about addiction.  It's amazing to know how big of an impact healthy relationships can take the place of unhealthy and destructive behaviour. The Opposite of Addiction is Connection   [embed]https://www.ted.com/talks/johann_hari_everything_you_think_you_know_about_addiction_is_wrong?language=en[/embed]...

NVGJJ Calendar - AUG2016_revised Small revisions for the August Calendar.  Any questions please let us know.  Please note there will be a Ryron Gracie Seminar August 27th.  2 sessions 8-10 and 10:30-12:30.  $145 for both sessions.  $85 for one.  Please email to reserve a spot, space...

The Gracie Academy was established in Brazil.  Traditional JuJutsu was established in Japan.  West vs East.  The philosphies are different.  Both are educative, both are meant for growth.  Japan uses bowing for greeting and respect.  The west uses a handshake or a hug. Japanese martial arts practice uses...

Earlier this week, I was asked a question: How do you get good at Jiu Jitsu for real? My truly best answer is: Being Methodical When people first start training Jiu Jitsu, they notice the following benefits: Improvement in health, fitness, and vitality. Learning something in a step by step manner Self...

Hello Everyone, we have had a bunch of shipments of gear in the last few weeks.  We received Ranked Rash Guards, Kids Rash Guards, tank tops and t-shirts.  Let us know if you'd like to purchase any of the in-house gear.  If we don't have...

This weekend, during our kids Games Day, we drew three lucky names for three amazing prizes associated with our re-post contest.  Here is the results: 3rd Prize: Scott Picott (Any T-shirt we carry) 2nd Prize: Allen Roberts (Any Rashguard we carry) 1st Prize: Laura Fisher (Any Gi we...