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  •  in Lafayette - Champagne's Martial Arts - BJJ Stripe #2 for Tom Hardy

    BJJ Stripe #2 for Tom Hardy

    Tom Hardy recently earned his 2nd stripe on his brazilian jiu jitsu white belt. The 39yr old actor started training BJJ with the Royal Marines back in 2011 to prepare for his fight scenes in the movie Warrior. He's also become an ambassador for REORG to help bring attention to combat veterans that suffer from PTSD. In case you live under a rock and you have no clue of who we're talking about. Tom Hardy is an Actor from England. His first role was in the film Black Hawk Down after studying acting at the Drama Centre London. Hardy has since appeared in many movies, including fighter roles in Bronson and Warrior, when his character's ....

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  •  in Lafayette - Champagne's Martial Arts - Joe Rogan explains Jiu Jitsu Benefits

    Joe Rogan explains Jiu Jitsu Benefits

    Most people know Joe Rogan for his comedy and UFC commentating. What people don't know is that he's a long time martial artist. He starting training Tae Kwon Do as a kid, earned his black belt and competed in many high level tournaments. He has a hard killer old school kicking style. He also currently trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and has been for years. He earned his BJJ black belt also. He also has his own podcast called the "Joe Rogan Experiment". He has many episodes that cover a broad range of topics explained by experts from each field. Joe often brings up how and why martial arts are good for people to train. Joe does a good job of explaining it but it's hard to put a ....

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  •  in Lafayette - Champagne's Martial Arts - Using Fitness to Launch you to Better Success

    Using Fitness to Launch you to Better Success

    (NewsUSA) – Your journey through life should begin with one simple question: “What can I achieve with better health?” “ Look 20 years ahead in your life, and you will know there’s no success without health,” says fitness expert Shawn Phillips, author of “Strength for Life” and “ABSolution: The Practical Guide To Building Your Best Abs.” “You can’t sacrifice your health for your success. They are interdependent goals.” Health and fitness can impact your life, relationships and business ventures. Physical fitness can increase mental and emotional health, giving you more energy and ....

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  •  in Lafayette - Champagne's Martial Arts - Netflix is working on a BJJ origins movie about Rickson Gracie

    Netflix is working on a BJJ origins movie about Rickson Gracie

    News just came out that Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is getting it's very own origins story on Netflix. This story will be told by the Brazilian film maker José Padilha, known for the police thriller Elite Squad along with Netflix’s crime dramatization Narcos (which is set to launch season 2). According to the Hollywood Reporter : “’Dead or Alive’ centers on two men, Mitsuyo Maeda and Rickson Gracie as the story tells an epic tale that stretches from 1800-era Japan to present day US and Japan as it focuses on two men from vastly different worlds who developed and spread a mixed martial art that became known as Brazilian jiu-jitsu” The Gracie ....

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  •  in Lafayette - Champagne's Martial Arts - BJJ is really 4 things

    BJJ is really 4 things

    “You must understand that Jiu Jitsu is really 4 things. One: it is a philosophy that can be summed up by the statement ‘give to win.’ For example, if you make strength with your arms, then you give a point of leverage for your opponent to use against you. If you stay loose, then you deprive your opponent of that so by appearing to be weak, you gain strength. Secondly, it is a system of teaching. It gives access to proper rules of human behavior, self respect, honor, discipl ine, courage, and so on. Third, it is a therapy. If a man is too aggressive, it will calm him. If he is too weak or passive? It will make him stronger. And finally it is a fighting system. Today ....

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  •  in Lafayette - Champagne's Martial Arts - Karate students donate to Faith House

    Karate students donate to Faith House

    A big thanks to all 5 of our kids karate classes for donating a truck load of canned goods this month. We just finished donating it to those in need at Faith House. We coud not not do this without the help from our amazing students. This will help provide meals for those in need. # givemeals # teamhopkins ....

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  •  in Lafayette - Champagne's Martial Arts - No-Gi seminar at Team Hopkins HQ

    No-Gi seminar at Team Hopkins HQ

    Team Hopkins Jiujitsu association hosted a No Gi seminar this past Labor Day weekend at our Headquarters in Hattiesburg Mississippi on Saturday September 1, 2018. Our guest instructor was one of Unified Academy's black belts Mr. Damon Morgan. It gave us a chance to work on advanced Jiu-jitsu techniques and catch up with old friends. ....

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  •  in Lafayette - Champagne's Martial Arts - Our members help donate shoes

    Our members help donate shoes

    So far this month, we have donated 13,061 pairs of shoes to people in need through Soles4Souls! Thank you to all our members who have helped this cause by checking into our Academy every-time they visit. Keep up the awesome work! It's not too late, just check in at our location and hashtag: # GiveShoes and # teamhopkins that's it. Every 10 check-ins will provide a pair of shoes! ....

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  •  in Lafayette - Champagne's Martial Arts - Yield to Win

    Yield to Win

    Last night we had another fun informative seminar taught by my BJJ instructor Mr. Steve Miller from Morgan City. At the end of the seminar he reminded us of a statement that I've heard many times "yield to win". Sometimes you have to yield to win. Don't fight - "flow with the go", as Rickson would say . Ju-Jitsu translated from japanese means ‘yielding technique’. The word Jujutsu can be broken down into two parts. "Ju" is a concept. The idea behind this meaning of Ju is "to be gentle", "to give way", "to yield", "to blend", "to move out of harm's way". "Jutsu" is the principle or "the action" part of Ju-Jutsu. In Japanese this wordcan be translated to mean ....

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  •  in Lafayette - Champagne's Martial Arts - Prof. Hopkins visits our Academy

    Prof. Hopkins visits our Academy

    Our adult jiujitsu class had the fortunate opportunity to train with Prof. Allen Hopkins tonight at our academy. He taught a great informative seminar and helped explain some details to escaping the triangle choke. Congrats to everyone that earned rank tonight. ....

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