Monthly Archives: December 2012

Jiu JItsu Knoxville tn, 4 Lessons to Get You Started in Jiu-Jitsu in 2013


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If you’ve got it in your head that next year’s going to be totally different from the outgoing one, don’t fool yourself: you’re going to have to put in an effort for that to happen.

So how about getting engaged in a fun and stimulating way, as thousands, millions of practitioners around the world currently do?

The first step is to find a good Jiu-Jitsu school not too far from where you live.

Next you have to get engrossed in basic training, learning the moves that will be the foundation for the years of Jiu-Jitsu that await you. In other words, start at the very beginning, like the year about to ensue.

This Year’s End, your favorite Jiu-Jitsu website has five basic, stimulating lessons for those of you whom are about to start from scratch.

1. Respect your dojo and teacher

Respecting academy norms is the first lesson in Jiu-Jitsu. Follow your teacher’s rules on class times, hygiene and habits. Understand that at school there’s a time for everything: to speak, to ask, to answer the cell phone, to drink water. Once you’ve stepped onto the mat, your life boils down to that mat until class is over. Recognize that your teacher is someone who wants the best for you. If you don’t feel convinced, look for another academy.

2. Remember: black belts were once white belts too

Don’t see your being a white belt as a bother. Remember that everyone has been there. Even Roger Gracie was once a white belt like you.

3. Don’t be afraid to ask questions

Lose your shame of asking. Be sure to ask questions whenever there’s something you’d like to know. The teacher is there for precisely that—to leave no question unanswered. The exception being when he’s demonstrating a position. Don’t interrupt him; you’ll get your question answered later.

4. Understand the chess of Jiu-Jitsu

The objective in Jiu-Jitsu is to get the tapout. But to get there, you have to understand the moves and how to maneuver and position yourself first, in order for the move to work. Become aware of what you’re trying to do.


5 Lessons to Get You Started in Jiu-Jitsu in 2013


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Jiu jitsu knoxville tn , A New Year’s resolution part 1

Jiu Jitsu New Years Resolution


A New Year’s Resolution Wall

This is pretty much self-explanatory. Every member of the gym places a resolution on the wall. A great way to write a resolution is to include a reflection about your Jiu-Jitsu in 2012. You may place what you think you need to accomplish both personally and BJJ-wise.

Have you started your new years resolution list? If not we will help you by  posting couple suggestions! 

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Jiu JItsu Knoxville Tn , Why getting kids into Jiu Jitsu is a great idea

Why Getting Kids Into Jiu-Jitsu is a Great Idea

DECEMBER 27, 2012

 Benefits of Jiu-Jitsu for Kids

Jiu-Jitsu Helps Kids Achieve their Goals and Develop Great Habits 


Jiu-Jitsu Safety Is 99% , The Remaining 1% Is All About the School

Safety is what we initially require when we are putting our kids into something relatively new to us (and especially to them). Getting them to train Jiu-Jitsu is perfectly safe. There are hundreds of schools out there with qualified instructors that will supervise your kids while in their classes. There is practically a 0% incident rate when kids get into Jiu-Jitsu. For one thing, good Jiu-Jitsu schools carry an honest, well thought out system that is designed to instruct kids and pair kids to practice with other kids.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art form that is very safe. In Gracie Barra, the ICP4 program ensures that all instructors are well-versed with the safety guidelines of martial art instruction. Each child enrolling at every Gracie Barra school is sure to be safe from injuries.

Kids Need Role Models Outside the Household

It is typical for kids to find role models outside the household. There is a difference between having parents as role models, and having another person as one. Children often identify themselves with role models outside of the household. Typically these are individuals whom they may share common interests with.

“Kids need heroes,” as I’d like to quote Prof. Flavio Almeida of Gracie Barra San Clemente


Kids Need Tangible Goals

Kids today have goals. But are these goals fruitful? Are the goals of gaining a higher level in online video games, or becoming the most popular in school, goals that will help them in the future?

Kids who get into martial arts will have tangible goals. Something that they can measure and be proud of. Getting them into the Gracie Barra Little Champions program will surely give them the boost and the goals that they need to be better individuals. When a kid gains a stripe, the entire Gracie Barra family celebrates!

Jiu-Jitsu Teaches Children Great Habits

Young kids need do develop good habits. It can be anything from being early for martial arts class, to being polite and courteous in their Dojos, to preparing their Gis, to even being conscious of their hygiene. Gracie Barra is known to have a strong kids program that propagates and promote these things.

Research also suggests that physically active children grow up to be less prone to stress and have a higher than most emotional quotient.


Kids Martial Arts

Karate for Kids is Great, But Jiu-Jitsu is a Lifestyle

I love karate. Personally, I grew up watching all of the Karate Kid sagas between  1984 to 1989, but my preference towards Jiu-Jitsu is more on its practical use (both self-defense wise) and the lifestyle that it promotes. Stepping into a Gracie Barra school will mean a change in lifestyle. Kids should start early in changing their lifestyle. During the formative years of 6 until 12, children start developing their personal habits and preferences. These are eating habits, play, work, and disposition. Getting them into Jiu-Jitsu will help them follow a great lifestyle through the teachings of Master Carlos Gracie Jr.

BJJ for Kids

A Jiu-Jitsu School is the Best Place to Make New Friends

Is your child a bit shy? Is your child having a hard time meeting new people and making new friends? Getting them into Jiu-Jitsu can help bring out the inner tiger in them. Think of Gracie Barra as a place where your kids can develop great habits and goals with lots of martial arts and a lot of other kids wearing a good-looking uniform!

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Jiu Jitsu Knoxville tn bring kids at Boys and girls club a better Christmas

Gracie Barra Knoxville took to the kids at Boys and Girls club several toys hoping for a happier Christmas. Professor Braga says ” that is the best gift I’ve got on this Christmas  a kid smiling, genuine sign of happiness”. Thanks to all those supported Professor Braga seminar bringing toys and helped on this beautiful gesture of kindness and selfless deed .


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Jiu JItsu Knoxville tn helps unfortunate kids on christmas

Professor Braga this weekend taught a seminar in exchange for Toys for kids,  Our seminar was a success, everyone had a great time at GB KNOXVILLE. 


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Jiu Jitsu Knoxville Tn


After Hurricane Sandy devastated communities along the East Coast, families went umpteen days without power or heat and New Jersey and New York students were kept out of school for a week or more.

Gracie Barra Knoxville is releasing this new campaign to help many need people hit by Hurricane Sandy, several a families are homeless, living in shelters, Gracie Barra Knoxville is giving away in exchange of your donation at REDCROSS website will give you a free t-shirt as your bring a receipt

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Jiu Jitsu Knoxville Tn on this week BJJ

Professor Braga did a great interview , This week BJJ . Check it out . 

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