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  • The New Batman Robert Pattinson is training Jiu Jitsu

    The New Batman Robert Pattinson is training Jiu Jitsu

    From Vampire to Batman, Robert Pattinson will be the next Bruce Wayne with his starring role in "The Batman" scheduled to hit theaters in 2021. Some fans don't agree with Warner Brothers choice, but it should ease their minds that he's taking it serious enough to train Jiu-Jitsu in preparations for the dark knight. This past weekend Master Rigan Machado shared photos on his Instagram page showing Robert at his academy in Hollywood. This is the same academy that trains Ashton Kutcher, Vin Diesel and Charlie Hunnam. ....

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  • Ashton Kutcher earns Machado BJJ Brown belt

    Ashton Kutcher earns Machado BJJ Brown belt

    Congrats! Kutcher was promoted to brown belt by his professor, master Rigan Machado. He had earned his purple belt back in 2014. Ashton also had a background in wrestling before starting jiu jitsu. ....

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  • Happy B-Day Dr. Kano AKA Mr. Judo

    Happy B-Day Dr. Kano AKA Mr. Judo

    Today marks the founder of Judo's 159th birthday, Dr. Jigoro Kano. B orn on October 28, 1860, in Japan. He died on May 4, 1938, of pneumonia. Even though judo and jiujitsu have evolved and divided into different styles, we still respect our roots. Kano was a small boy who wished for strength. A friend showed him how jujitsu could allow a smaller man to defeat a larger one by using leverage. Kano was immediately hooked. Dr. Kano's 5 principles of judo are worth serious reflection as they're applicable to judo, jiujitsu, and to life generally. 1. Carefully observe oneself and one's situation, carefully observe others, and carefully observe one's environment, 2. Seize ....

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  • Like Father Like Son. Royce Gracie promotes his son to black belt

    Like Father Like Son. Royce Gracie promotes his son to black belt

    Khorny Gracie earned his jiu jitsu black belt this week from his father Royce Gracie. He is truly following in his fathers footsteps. He currently fights for Bellator in the welterweight division with a 2-1 record. He last fought earlier this year against Oscar Vera. Click on the video below to watch him win the fight with an armbar: ....

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  • First BJJ Seminar in our NEW Dojo

    First BJJ Seminar in our NEW Dojo

    Last night was epic! We had a chance to break in our new room with it's first Jiu Jitsu seminar taught by our instructor Mr. Steve Miller. It gave us a chance to get a feel for the new mat space with a larger group, and it felt great. Everyone had plenty of space to drill and roll with their partners. ....

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  • Father and Son share BJJ Tournament experience

    Father and Son share BJJ Tournament experience

    We want to congratulate Jude Meche and his son Gabe for competing at the AGF jiu jitsu tournament this past weekend in New Olreans. Jude won 3rd place and Gabe won 1st place in their separate divisions. They are just one of our many Father-Son teams that train jiu jitsu together at our Academy in Lafayette. The results of the competition are irrelevant in comparison to the experience that they share through their martial arts journey. ....

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  • Gracie and Dern rep Jiu Jitsu Royalty in UFC this weekend

    Gracie and Dern rep Jiu Jitsu Royalty in UFC this weekend

    This weekend on October 12, UFC is hosting Fight Night Tampa. Kron Gracie will go toe to toe with Cub Swanson, while McKenzie Dern returns to the octagon after having her baby. Her opponent is Amanda Ribas. Surprisingly, this won't be the first time Kron matches up with Swanson. Back in 2003 they grappled at the US Open, where Gracie won by points. The loss affected Cub so much that he stopped competing in BJJ and started competing in MMA. Watch the video below to see both Kron and McKenzie talk about their upcoming matches. ....

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  • Our Academy is Growing

    Our Academy is Growing

    Our academy is currently in the process building an additional training area. We anticipate it being finished this October. This additional mat space will allow us to offer more to our students. We teach students the importance of having goals. How to set short term goals, in order to reach bigger long term goals. This is an example of our Academy's long term goal being reached over the past 22 years of setting and reaching our short term goals. ....

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  • GSP transforms from Bullied Victim into UFC Champ

    GSP transforms from Bullied Victim into UFC Champ

    Those who've heard the name Georges St-Pierre know him as a Champion pro martial art fighter from Canada. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters in mixed martial arts history. He is a 2 division champion in the Ultimate Fighting Championship having won titles in the welterweight and middleweight divisions. What many fans don't know is that as a child, Georges St-Pierre was targeted by bullies, until his father put him in karate class, and GSP built himself into a fighting machine, and a UFC champion. The martial arts helped him learn how to deal with bullies and played a major role in who he is today. Looking into GSP's story, we found what he had to say about his ....

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  • kids karate end of summer bash

    kids karate end of summer bash

    Snow Cones, Pizza, Hawaiian Dance, Moana movie! What a way to finish a summer. The karate kids had a blast at our End of Summer BASH. We host events like this so our students can socialize with their karate friends outside of the regular classes. They are always a fun time. If you have a child that is interested in karate, click HERE for more info about our kids karate in Lafayette. ....

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