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  • Martial Arts for Seniors
    Martial Arts popularity grows among seniors
    The popularity of martial arts is becoming more evident as today’s senior generation is discovering the health benefits offered through training. As the average U.S. life expectancy has increased to reach in the low to mid eighties for women...
  • Baret Yoshida signed on by The Arena
    The Arena lands major coup, Baret Yoshida hired as Head BJJ Instructor
    When word got out that Baret Yoshida had been hired as the head BJJ Coach at The Arena, it was like a thunderclap. You could draw a comparison with the years when the Yankees were always buying up all the blue chip ball players to insure their...
  • Richard "Kalani" Vierra
    Jiu Jitsu community calls attention to missing teen
    Hawaiian Jiu Jitsu athlete, Richard "Kalani" Vierra, 15, went missing last July and as of this date, no clues have been reported concerning his whereabouts.On Saturday, July 5, 2014, he left his home around 6:30 a.m. telling his mother...
  • Texas Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    Texas Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is takin' care of business
    The popularity of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu around the world is nothing short of a martial art phenomenon. A three-way combination of martial art, combat sport and a self-defense system, one of the most recognized systems of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is...
  • Gracie Gym in Plano Texas
    Martial Arts Spotlight: Gracie Gym in Plano
    Gracie GymThe Gracie Gym is located at 4017 Preston Road, Suite #B-545, Plano, TX 75093. The gym offers programs in Brazilian Jiu – Jitsu and Muay Thai. The Jujitsu classes are taught by Coach Marcus Neuenschwander. Coach Neuenschwander...
  • MMA: Diluting Martial Arts or Growing It?
    MMA: Diluting Martial Arts or Growing It?
    It's no secret that the rise of the UFC and similar cage fighting mixed martial arts competitions have grown in popularity over the past several years, almost eclipsing boxing and wrestling as it thrives. A few martial arts have seen a bump in...
  • Weight Loss with BJJ
    Weight loss through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    I started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in August of 2007 when I was pushing close to 250 Pounds! I met my wife in college when I was well under 200 pounds and we were planning on starting a family. I didn’t want to be an out of shape dad; I...
  • Metamoris
    How Metamoris can continue to develop sport Jiu Jitsu
    Sport Jiu Jitsu was brought back to the main stage in the combat sports world this past weekend, as the second Metamoris event was held. While this card featured a number of big names in the grappling and mixed martial arts world, the fan base...
  • Free Jiu-Jitsu and Self-Defense Seminar at Jiu-Jitsu and Strength Academy Tonight
    Rep. Christie Carpino sponsors free jiu-jitsu & self-defense seminar in Cromwell
    The Jiu-Jitsu and Strength Academy (JSA) in Cromwell is presenting a free Jiu-Jitsu and Self-Defense seminar on Friday, June 7, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.The seminar, designed for both men and women, will focus on learning real-life, applicable self...
  • Shinya Aoki
    Metamoris II Pro Jiu Jitsu Invitational shaping up to be a good show
    As mixed martial arts continues to grow we can only hope that the influence it has impacts the growth of the arts that complete MMA. Other combat sports have struggled to piggy back off of the success of the UFC and these spots fall more into the ...
  • Neon Liver - Position Review: 9.25
    Neon Liver - Position Review: 9.25
    Knee on Liver (Neon Liver) is my baby. I absolutely love this position and admit to being biased towards its ranking.Its very painful just to be in this position, even when you're being nice. Bear down with a shin spike or two and... well, it&...
  • The High Mount - Position Review: 8.75
    The High Mount - Position Review: 8.75
    The High Mount is the Low Mount's more attractive sister.While it has less options than the Low Mount, the options is has are a bit stronger, and a bit harder to resist.Offense: 9/10Again, it doesn't have as manyStriking options, and it...
  • The Low Mount - Position Review: 8.5
    The Low Mount - Position Review: 8.5
    Ah, The Low Mount. What's not to like? What other position provides the option to hit someone and then talk to them calmly to see if they've reconsidered their career as a mugger, ninja, or thug?Offense: 9/10So much offense to list! Elbows...
  • Back Control, Face Up - Position Review: 8.25
    Back Control, Face Up - Position Review: 8.25
    Any time the bad guy is facing the wrong way, you're probably doing okay in the fight. When they're facing the wrong way and you have your hands around their throat... well, you're doing better.Back Control, Face Upcan be a downright...
  • Knee on Belly - Position Review: 8.25
    Knee on Belly - Position Review: 8.25
    Knee on Belly (Neon) is a great position, one of my favorites. If your opponent hasn't learned how to breathe in knee on belly, then the position should automatically get a +1 to all its stats.Offense: 8/10The striking in neon is pretty...