Monthly Archives: May 2013

Jiu itsu Knoxville TN, Limited Slots for Master Carlos Seminar

Limited Slots for Master Carlos Seminar


Learn from the Man Himself!

This comes in a rare time when all of the gracie barra leaders are in one room. So to speak, an estimated more than 500 years worth of combined Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu experience, teaching, and competing will be cramped in a room together with the man who started it all. GB72 seminar will. Should this be something you should miss?

Grab this opportunity to also help All proceeds from the $100 fee will go to the non-profit organization. Join in tapping cancer out!

Where: Gracie Barra HQ in Irvine California
Time: TBD
Fee: $100 to be donated to teh


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Jiu Jitsu Knoxville TN, Getting Your Kids into Jiu-Jitsu Can Benefit Them Long Term

Getting Your Kids into Jiu-Jitsu Can Benefit Them Long Term

Parents will always have a genuine concern about the welfare of their kids. Nobody can blame can really blame them. The primal urge to defend and protect an offspring is hard-wired into every parents’ cognitive centers. However, there is more to Jiu-Jitsu than what is portrayed MMA and how media showcases the art. Here are some things that may convince parents into getting their kids into Jiu-Jitsu.

Jiu-Jitsu Teaches Discipline

Kids need discipline. Imposing discipline has become a challenging task in the winded to-do list of today parents. Jiu-Jitsu imposing discipline of following a routine of training. Gracie Barra certified instructor instill this discipline in a

Jiu-Jitsu Teaches Structure

Kids needs structure. Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell stresses that kids need structure. Kids who grow up with a recognizable structure are 80% more likely to stay out of jail. Structure creates a feeling of belonging. Structure is strong in Gracie Barra. Kids who learns structure early in life will handle changes later on with finesse and mastery. Kids can benefit from routine tasks only if its imposed properly. You may read the rest of the article in here by Dr. Laura Markham, Structure: Why Kids Need Routine

_ROD0808Kids Need Tangible Achievements

What your child will achieve in our school are tangible achievements. These achievements come in various forms: a stripe in their belt, a medal for winning. Tangible results are far better than what most kids see today

Gracie Barra offers a life-long program that not only teaches Jiu-Jitsu techniques, but techniques they can use later in life. We are building a structure with discipline, fitness, organization skills, that will not only better the kids as they grow, but the world around them Jason Martin, Brown Belt. Gracie Barra Georgia

Jiu-Jitsu is 100% Safe

Gracie Barra schools are owned by dedicated professionals that will ensure a safe training environment for your kids. Our track record has been a proven for more than 2 decades. Our kids training program are tailored with a child’s safety in mind.

A Great Bonding Moment for Parent and Child

And while your kids are working it out in the mats? Why not join in? Everyone can benefit from Jiu-Jitsu!

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Jiu Jitsu Knoxville TN, Achieving your personal best Through Jiu-Jitsu Competition

Achieving your personal best Through Jiu-Jitsu Competiton

As more And more of our students get interested in participating in Jiu-Jitsu tournaments, our schools and team of instructors is creating a structure and special training sessions to support their preparations.

Professor Flávio Almeida has been working with our instructor and some of our athletes to define the best times for classes, establish a consistent training regimen and, most important, develop a set of guidelines to guide our work and efforts in martial arts tournaments.

“I like to begin anything with the end in mind. When I start something, a dedicate my self entirely and I can only do that if I know I am heading in a direction that is not only good for me but for the team. It took us a few weeks of work, brainstorming and talking to many team members to come up with the following:

GB JiuJitsu Team Purpose Statement:

To achieve our personal best in Brazilian JiuJitsu, training for and participating in tournaments as a means to excel our skills, athleticism, and fighting spirit.

CompTeam 10 Guiding Principles:
We focus on preparation and effort rather then results;
We focus on achieving our personal best instead of being better then others;
We support each other and grow as a team;
We learn from our mistakes;
We train hard but most important we train smart;
We support our schools by giving back to other students teaching them all we learn;
We display great sportsmanship and respect towards our adversaries and referees;
We represent the Gracie Barra Legacy;
We maintain a healthy balance in our life between family, career, school, and competition.
We have fun!

We will soon announce all Competition classes and training regimen for our JiuJitsu athletes.

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Jiu jitsu Knoxville TN, Hollywood actress fall in love with Jiu Jitsu

Alicia Sixtos of Gracie Barra Stars in East Los High

Jiu-Jitsu is universally appealing. Aside from the great workout on the mats, the lifestyle that it promotes (as well as the discipline and the philosophy) has been proven to change lives.

>MV5BMTUzNDQ5ODA4NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzU0NzIzMQ@@._V1._SY314_CR5,0,214,314_Alicia Sixtos (her screen name) is a Hollywood actress training in Gracie Barra Santa Barbara. Her new found love for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu makes grind it out on the mats 2-3 times a week. Her acting resume stretches from minor roles in CSI and Entourage.

Landing a major role in the new series East Los High, Ms. Alicia honored us with a short interview about her newly started out journey with Gracie Barra

3 months ago, I started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. My sister started before me and I sat in and for a while before I joined, Alicia says.

Her acting career started out when she was 15 as she explains, I started acting when I was 15. I had my first role in a film called quinecera (2006) did small gigs up until a couple years ago when I started booking gigs that were a little more popular with a little more dialogue.

East Los High is the first lead in a series I’ve ever had. I’ve had representation forever but i actually submitted myself for this project. There was a long auditioning process. I booked and shot the pilot in October 2011. Then they had me audition again for the show when they got a bunch of producers to support the 26 episode series. I had to audition like 5 more times until finally they decided I was Maya. We shot all summer last year and we just got news that it will now be exclusively shown on Hulu starting June 3rd she concludes.

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Jiu Jitsu Knoxville TN, Gracie Instructor Attacked in Road Rage Incident

Gracie Instructor Attacked in Road Rage Incident

May 16, 2013

Gracie Combatives Standing Armlock to Knee on Stomach Control!

Fran Zuccala, the head instructor at theGracie Jiu-Jitsu Certified Training Center in Wolverhampton, UK was attacked in a road rage incident. In this impromptu Gracie Breakdown video, he explains how Gracie Combatives and some basic Master Cycle techniques helped him neutralize the attacker while minimizing injury to everyone involved. Very cool!

New Video: Gracie Instructor Attacked in Road Rage Incident

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