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Kodokan Judo, previously known as Kano Ju Jutsu, is the predecessor of Gracie Jiu Jitsu.  The evolution of the sportive development of this version of Ju Jutsu lead the rules to dedicate most of the training to standing throwing techniques.  Please take a look when you...

I've heard this saying a lot: " When all skills are equal, strength or speed will make the difference." I would however like to present another perspective.  Mindset is everything.  If someone tries to force or do a technique quickly, those resources are perishable.  Mindset, timing, and...

Fifteen things that all students training at our academy should know: Wear clean training gear to every class, no exceptions. Arrive 10-15 minutes early. Minimize scents on body and breath. Stay focused on the lesson and stay positive about your progress. Use the review period to recall...

Jiu Jitsu is the art of gentleness, the art of defending.  The art of not getting hurt, and not hurting our opponent unless absolutely necessary (life or death situations).  So if we take this concept and how it breaks down, and we apply it to...

Most of the world has a stance or position regarding violence without really knowing it.  Many abhor violence.  They see themselves as someone that considers violence unacceptable and disgusting.  They are completely correct.  Unfortunately they have not considered fully what they would do if they themselves would...