Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is so much more than just a sport – it is a lifestyle and will transform your life for the better. While Brazilian Jiu Jitsu may have entered the public eye due to the incredible success of Renzo Gracie in the early days of UFC – where he was able to consistently submit larger and stronger opponents – jiu jitsu has grown into more than just a sport or a martial art, it is a way of life for many people because of the incredible benefits that come along with training in “the gentle art.”
Unfortunately, bulling is a common issue faced by students and children of all ages and it can be a difficult subject to bring up with your child. However, there are several steps we can take to better prepare children to deal with bullies and confrontations. This article will go over these steps as well as how Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training can keep kids from becoming targets and stop bullying that has already started.
Even before we are born we begin to use our sense of touch – stimulating further development of our body and brain. Touch and tactile learning has been proven to improve brain function and cognitive development. And the long-term effects are seen in both our social and emotional development. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the perfect tactile learning activity because it utilizes all of your muscles and specifically develops the mind-body connection with both the hands and the feet. Techniques are based on proper physical movement paired with critical thinking. This unique sport allows for improved special reasoning in a safe environment that is perfect for brain development.
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This past weekend Irvine, CA hosted one of the biggest annual Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments on the planet. Every year people from academies throughout the world get together for the IBJJF Pan American Championships to test their skills in competition against each other. The 4 day event started last Thursday with the lower belts and progressed up the ranks throughout the weekend leading up to the black belt finals on Sunday.
Like any study, it’s not only helpful but a good idea to take notes. Yet, for a physical practice such as Brazilian jiu-jitsu (or for that matter, any physical activity, really) a transcript of words will not do. What matters is retention, and we don’t need to retain every minutiae — much of that will come from the physical act of doing and feeling.
It was quite a Sunday for the Lil’ Cobras of CBJJ this past weekend in Long Beach. The team took 12 athletes to compete at the 2016 Kids Pan IBJJF Championships, hosted at the Walter Pyramid, and came home with 10 medals! We are so proud of all of the work that these kids put in to get these incredible results, and can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for this team of competitors. We would like to use this post congratulate and acknowledge those that placed this past weekend: