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1760 S. Woodland Blvd. Deland, Fl
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Deland Florida's Premier Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy, A proud member of the Robson Moura Jiu-Jitsu Association welcomes you to try a two week trial for only $19.99. JiuJitsu promotes that a smaller person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger person through leverage and technique. There is no kicking or striking in JiuJitsu. We are not an MMA gym. We provide comprehensive training to get you in the best shape of your life and or compete at the top level.
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I have a new student that recently joined our adult Jiu Jitsu program. After a class the other day, he asked me what he should be working on. I gave him some quick pointers trying not to overwhelm him and just keep it simple. I've been thinking a lot lately since our conversation. Trying to remember almost seven years ago when I first started, the things that would have helped me the most. Here are just a few tips if you have just started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
The first thing that I notice when I grapple with a new student is their breathing. When you begin a grappling session by breathing hard right off the bat. It creates a domino effect. Your blood pressure starts to rise and the lactic acid starts building up in your muscles. This leads to exhaustion I get it! You want to do your best and you're trying real hard but it is very important to focus on your breathing Learning to stay calm under pressure is a huge benefit of jiu jitsu. Once you master your breathing, things will start to get a little easier.
There is no doubt that strength plays a very important role in Jiu-Jitsu. Good technique usually dominates over strength. However, as a new student with only a few classes under your belt, you don't have much to go on. Instead of trying to muscle your way through. Try getting to a neutral position and get dominant grips. Relax! Using all of your energy reserves in the first minute will only leave you lying on your back.
The only way to get better at Jiu-Jitsu is to train jiu-jitsu. Your teammates are relying on you to show up. I know everyone has rough days, but trust me. You'll be glad you came to class. While videos are entertaining and can be helpful when learning new positions. They do not take the place of actual physical training. Do not expect to watch a video and then pull off the technique while in live training. Get to class! Help your teammates, and drill the techniques you are shown by your instructor.
After demonstrating techniques your instructor should be asking the class if they have any questions. That is the perfect time to ask away. Even if you think your question is a little weird. Ask it! Somebody may be wondering the same thing but won't speak up either. Asking questions can tremendously improve your jiu jitsu. Your instructor and your teammates are there to help you improve. Ask the higher-ranking belts for suggestions or tips. They're more than likely going to give you excellent answers.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a marathon not a Sprint. Rome was not built in a day. You will not learn everything in your first month. As a matter of fact, jiu jitsu is ever evolving and there is no end. So relax! Be patient! Enjoy the journey.
About the author;
Wallace Bailey is Owner/Instructor at Gator Family Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Purple Belt under 8X World Champion, 6X Brazilian Champion, and Hall of Fame Inductee Robson Moura.
March promotions are happening tonight from 6-7:30 PM at Gator Family BJJ. We are Looking forward to seeing students and families for this this special occasion. Our students have been working hard on Self Defense this month and you sure don't want to miss our exciting demonstration.
See you soon, Coach Wallace
Gator Family Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu invites you to join us for an open mat to celebrate our 5th year anniversary.
All Affiliations are welcome to join in the fun on Thursday February 15th from 5-7 PM.
It's an honor to serve and be a part of the West Volusia Community.
If you have ever wondered what Jiu-Jitsu is all about or considered trying a class this is the perfect opportunity.
We look forward to seeing you on the mats, oss
We are extremely excited to be celebrating our 5th year serving you our students and community!
When the original RMNU Deland closed we sprang into action to find a way to continue the legacy.
We started with one student and have been growing ever since!
We are honored to have been a part of your life.
As we continue to serve and improve we are reaching out to new students with an amazing opportunity to get started in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
New Students get 4 weeks of training and a starter uniform for only $49.
We look forward to having you join us in the upcoming year for fun, fitness, self defense and competition.
We are planning our 5th year anniversary Open Mat so stay tuned for that announcement.
Thanks so much for being a part of the Gator Family!
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If you have been interested or ever considered trying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Now is your opportunity!
For a Limited Time Gator Family Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu West Volusia's Premier Jiu-Jitsu Academy is offering a New Student Special!
For only $49. You will get a Free starter uniform and training for 4 weeks.
This offer is open for our kids and adults program.
( Limited to new students only )
We invite you to meet our Family and tour our facility.
Our curriculum includes Self Defense techniques taught to the US Army for hand to hand combat.
We also promote sport Jiu-Jitsu.
No experience required. Beginners are welcome.
Stop in, 1760 S. Woodland Blvd Deland
Visit our website, www.gatorfamilybjj.com
See you on the mats!
Happy Holidays from our family to yours. We have a modified schedule in the upcoming weeks.
Tuesday December 19th Regular Class
Wednesday December 20th
Demonstrations and end of year awards
Thursday December 21st No Classes
Tuesday December 26th No Classes
Thursday December 28th
Combined class 5:30-6:30
Tuesday January 2nd No Classes
Thursday January 4th
Combined class 5:30-6:30
Our friends at All-Star Fitness have welcomed us for more training opportunities during the Holidays. Please visit their facebook page All-Star Fitness Deland for more info.
Join us tonight from 5:30-7:30 as we welcome special guest Instructor Professor Bobby Hughes.
He has generously waived any fees to help you get better at Jiu-Jitsu.
Don't miss this exciting free event!
Open to kids and adults.
RMNU is honored to announce that special guest Instructor Professor Bob Hughes will be at our Academy on Thursday Dec. 7th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
Professor Bob is an Instructor at the world renowned BJJ Headquarters of IBJJF Hall Of Famer Robson Moura.
We look forward to having him share his knowledge.
Mark your calendars now so you won't miss this opportunity.
I'm sure you have watched the popular show on TV, American Ninja Warrior. Men and women challenge themselves on an obstacle course and try to do it in the fastest time. These athletes train for this competition. As BJJ athletes we train for fun, fitness and competition. We all want to get better and improve. I've put together 3 ways that Ninja Warrior training can improve your BJJ game.
Doing the berimbolo or playing inverted guard comes easy for some people. For others it can be difficult or even painful. How about someone doing the double under guard pass and smashing you? Wouldn't being more flexible be an advantage? On the Ninja Warrior show I have noticed the competitors leaping from one obstacle to another. I see them swinging and reaching as far as they can. Sometimes they will just hang there. Be it jumping, reaching or swinging, all of the athletes are doing something in common. They are stretching and gaining more flexibility. Hanging allows the spine to stretch and adjust itself. Jumping builds strong leg tendons and muscles as well as stretching the groin muscles. Swinging and climbing helps keep the shoulder flexible and mobile.
Ever go for a collar grip and miss it? It happens! Want to defend against collar grips? You can do grip training in class over and over. It will get boring after a while. Take your grips to the next level with Ninja Warrior training. Every obstacle is slightly different which requires different strategies. While flying through the air you will have to focus. The fear of falling is also in the mix adding some intensity. In the jumping elements, balance is key. Each obstacle requires your full attention. You can hone your eye-hand coordination as well as balance in Ninja Warrior training.
It's Freaking Fun
I've never seen anyone on the show that wasn't happy to be there. Your workouts should be fun not boring. Jumping, spinning, swinging, climbing, It's like your playing Spiderman.
Who knows, you could be the next American Ninja Warrior! A side benefit is that your Jiu-Jitsu game will be better from cross training. Find a training course near you and get started. I heard that one is opening soon in Deland, Fl. I can't wait!
If you really want to know happiness and realize your dreams, you have to be willing to take a leap of faith despite being afraid.
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