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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...

Master Cycle Gi Class Warm Up: 5 Minute Drill Leap Frogs/ Wheel Barrow Push Ups/ Abdominal Throw Downs/ PiggyBack Squats/ Monkey Crawls Techniques: Crossover Control BBS1 L36 Sparring: Postional Sparring from the back with seat belt 2 minutes each side 4 rounds of 6 minutes Talk: What are the benefits of training Jiu...

No Gi Master Cycle Class 7:30pm Warm Up: Circle Light Warm up Animal and Line movement drills Techniques Standing: Inside Trip/ Ouchi Gari from the over under clinch Ground: Back Mount Frame Escape Talk: The underlying principle of the art is energy efficiency and mutual benefit.  Therefore whoever distills a technique down to it's...