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Calming Down: A Jiu-Jitsu Story   In times of stress, my natural instinct has always been to fight. When I’m pressed for a deadline, in an interpersonal dispute, or driving down the freeway, I direct my aggression outwards. Naturally, in jiu-jitsu, this became a habit.   With something...

Hello Everyone, We are pleased to announce that we are going to be offering a spring break Gracie BullyProof Camp this March 25-29.  Please click the link to the signup page below, and share with your friends! https://northvanbjj.com/summercamp2019/ BP_SPRINGBREAK_FLYER19...

Am I getting better? I use to ask myself this question a lot, and still do today even after 10 years in this incredible martial art - I’m constantly reflecting, adjusting and playing with different ways in how I can be a better Jiu-Jitsu practitioner.   But...

On the martial artists path, there is a lot to learn.  Once we learn fundamental self defence concepts, there is the next level of defenses and strategies, health, learning the deeper philosophy of the art, and changing our lifestyle until each aspect of it is...