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Powerful Principles 14 Jun

Powerful Principles

in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Ronin Athletics Team

Learning to be a student of principles starts with reading between the lines when you’re learning moves and technique. It means that you’re not just following the steps for each move like you’re putting together a piece of furniture. 

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The Four Elements of Jiu Jitsu 07 Jun

The Four Elements of Jiu Jitsu

in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Ronin Athletics Team

The core objective of jiu-jitsu is survival. More than beating your opponent or learning proper technique, jiu-jitsu is a form of self-defense that teaches practitioners how to survive a fight, whether it is during an MMA match or a street fight.

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The Marietta Miracle 31 May

The Marietta Miracle

in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Ronin Athletics Team

There has been a lot of discussion about what kind of role police should play in society.

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The Self-defense Mindset 24 May

The Self-defense Mindset

in Self-Defense by Ronin Athletics Team

Women Empowered classes at the Gracie Academy emphasize eight fundamentals of self-defense. They are:

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How do Jiu Jitsu Belts Work? 05 May

How do Jiu Jitsu Belts Work?

in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Ronin Athletics Team

Even before starting jiu-jitsu, just about everyone has a general idea of how the belt system works. In the most basic terms, belts symbolize skill level and rank. White belts represent those who are new to jiu-jitsu. As they develop as fighters and demonstrate their increased skill level on the mat, they are awarded new belts.

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Women’s Self-defense courses: real help or false confidence? 27 Oct

Women’s Self-defense courses: real help or false confidence?

in Self-Defense by Ronin Athletics Team

With the explosive popularity of group fitness classes like Pilates, yoga and spinning, women in New York City have a wide variety of classes to choose from.  Pugilistic sports like Boxing and Kickboxing have crossed over into this fitness category, boasting the benefits of fitness training while learning self-defense. 

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Jiu Jitsu is a Language 19 Oct

Jiu Jitsu is a Language

in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Ronin Athletics Team

One of the more interesting ways to think about learning Jiu-Jitsu is to think of it as learning a language.

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The Gracie Approach to teaching Jiu Jitsu (PART 2 of 2): The Curriculum and a New Way of Sparring 17 Aug

The Gracie Approach to teaching Jiu Jitsu (PART 2 of 2): The Curriculum and a New Way of Sparring

in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Ronin Athletics Team

Most educational programs are made up of different levels or grades. You begin at a low level, demonstrate your knowledge of certain material, and then move up (or graduate) to the next level. Jiu-jitsu is no different.

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The Gracie Approach to teaching Jiu Jitsu (PART 1 of 2): ‘Sink or Swim’ vs. Gracie Training Philosophy 17 Aug

The Gracie Approach to teaching Jiu Jitsu (PART 1 of 2): ‘Sink or Swim’ vs. Gracie Training Philosophy

in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Ronin Athletics Team

Most people who go to their first jiu-jitsu class are nervous. It’s difficult to walk into any situation wearing your inexperience on your sleeve, especially when this inexperience concerns your ability to defend yourself physically.

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Kids Self-Defense: How the ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy helps Bullies 05 Jun

Kids Self-Defense: How the ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy helps Bullies

in Self-Defense by Ronin Athletics Team

Bullying is a major problem in the United States. It takes a massive toll on the physical and psychological wellbeing of kids from elementary school to high school and it can oftentimes lead to extremely violent and tragic events.

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Martial Arts for Adults 15 May

Martial Arts for Adults

in Mixed Martial Arts by Ronin Athletics Team

We typically think of martial arts training that is something incredibly beneficial for children – and rightfully so, but those benefits are not exclusive to children as adults often stand to gain for more from martial arts training than children actually.

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Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Works 08 May

Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Works

in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Ronin Athletics Team

There is no doubt that the growing popularity of jiu-jitsu, especially Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Apart from it becoming more common among mixed martial arts fighters, it’s also gaining a following among normal people who merely want to learn how to defend themselves.

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Sport Jiu Jitsu in a Street Fight (Part 2 of 2) 07 May

Sport Jiu Jitsu in a Street Fight (Part 2 of 2)

in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Ronin Athletics Team

On part 1 of this article we examined the two approaches to training Jiu Jitsu in NYC – the Sport focused and Street Self-defense focused approach.  It’s not a question of which approach is better, but more so a question of which suits the individual’s needs.

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Sport Jiu Jitsu in a Street Fight (Part 1 of 2) 07 May

Sport Jiu Jitsu in a Street Fight (Part 1 of 2)

in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Ronin Athletics Team

For people who are just starting to learn jiu-jitsu, it is important to recognize that not all gyms are the same. Though all jiu-jitsu classes will teach the principles of the fighting style, there are significant differences in how some gyms choose to convert these principles into practice. The distinction is especially important if your objective is to learn self-defense.

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The 5 Most Common Injuries in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 14 Apr

The 5 Most Common Injuries in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Ronin Athletics Team

We’ve taken a very informative 50-minute video where Rener Gracie and Alex Ueda explains the most common injuries when training in Jiu Jitsu and broke it down into two parts.

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