Martial Art Promotions – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

“Promotions” The age-old question arises every so often…what does it take to be promoted? Receiving a stripe or the highly-anticipated belt promotion is an exciting celebration for everyone. Instructors and students may have varying thoughts and expectations about when someone is ready to be promoted. Below are my thoughts about this question. I believe it…
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Hélio Gracie is Jiu-jitsu Inspiration

Hélio Gracie – Jiu-jitsu Inspiration Hélio Gracie was to prove the effectiveness of his new system. After openly challenging all of the reputable martial artists in Brazil, he fought 18 times. These matches included one-time world heavyweight wrestling champion, Wladek Zbyszko, and the #2 world ranked Judoka at the time, Kato. Hélio Gracie choked Kato unconscious…
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How Martial Arts and Self-Defense Classes Benefit Kids

How Martial Arts and Self-Defense Classes Benefit Kids The idea of enrolling your child in martial arts self-defense classes may not seem like a good one, due to the cultural violence portrayed all around us. Despite what you may initially think of martial arts’ training, it is actually very beneficial to kids. Here are some…
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Muay Thai is a sport

The ensuing popularity and international interest in Muay Thai led to changing of rules, and became more in line with other popular governed sports like boxing. In the 1920’s, this fighting style was further modernized when rings were introduced, replacing open courtyards where the competitions were first held. The old-style horsehide, hemp rope, and leather…
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Muay Thai History

Muay Thai History: What you may not know. Muay Thai, also known as Thai Boxing or Kickboxing, can be traced to mid-16th century Thailand. Legend has it that a famous fighter named Nai Khanomtom was captured in 1767 during the battles between the Burmese of the Konbaung Dynasty and Siam. Since Nai Khanomtom was well-known…
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Kids Self-Defense Classes

Kids Self-Defense Classes are beneficial. Kids Self-Defense is more important and beneficial then one may think. We have created powerful kids self-defense classes which include realistic self-defense, motivation for overall fitness level, and enrichment of crucial life skills, so that your kids can become masters in every aspects of their lives. The goal for our…
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Is Karate Martial Arts

Steven_Ho_Martial_Arts_Kick Is Karate Martial Arts? Karate is extremely known but sometimes debated if it is a martial Art. Martial arts are described as codified systems and traditions of physical combat. This includes any of the traditional forms of Asian self-defense and combat. They are practiced for various reasons: self-defense, military and law enforcement applications, competition,…
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History of Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu-Jitsu History There is more to Jiu-Jitsu History then you may think. Jiu-Jitsu, sometimes spelled ‘Ju-Jitsu’ or ‘Jujutsu’, is a traditional Japanese martial art which embodies the principle of using an attacker’s energy and momentum against him in order to defeat him, rather than forcefully opposing the enemy. There are multiple theories about the beginning…
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Reasons to take martial art classes

Why Learn Martial Arts? Reasons to take up Martial Arts will vary for every student and some of the most gratifying reasons will have more importance depending on the individual and self goals. Below are the top reasons we know the benefits of learning Martial Arts. Developing Self-Esteem at Aloisio Silva Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Arlington, TX:…
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