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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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  • 57 yr old starts BJJ loses 100 lbs

    57 yr old starts BJJ loses 100 lbs

    Dave Brown (now 61 years old) weighed about 300 pounds and was very out of shape before starting Brazilianjiu-jitsu. He was diagnosed with Type II diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). His doctor told him that he was at high risk of having a stroke or heart attack. He attended a tournament to watch his 28-year-old son compete. He really knew nothing about jiu-jitsu and had no intention of doing BJJ.He was there to watch his son. However, as soon as he saw it, Dave was hooked and had to give it a try. Although he had wrestled when he was much younger, his main hesitation was if he would be able to do it at his age and physical condition. Dave signed up for Jiu-Jitsu ....

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  • Russell Brand now BJJ Blue Belt

    Russell Brand now BJJ Blue Belt

    Comedian-actor Russell Brand has earned his blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu this week from Kev Capel at RGA Bucks Academy in the UK under the Roger Gracie. Like many celebs, Brand has been an advocate of jiu-jitsu. Explaining his journey over the last few years in this martial art on Joe Rogan's Podcast. " I had to overcome my fear about getting smashed. It’s good to learn about how to channel your aggression. Life is struggle and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaches you how to deal with it." said Brand ....

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  • Chuck Norris gets Choked

    Chuck Norris gets Choked

    When you hear the name Chuck Norris, most people have a joke or 2 about how tough he is. For example, when the Boogeyman goes to sleep at night, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris. Everyone knows him as the movie star that fought Bruce Lee, the kicking Commando in Delta Force or the Law man from Walker Texas Ranger. But that's not his real name. It's Carlos Ray Norris. After serving in the United States Air Force, he won many martial arts championships and later founded his own school of fighting, Chun Kuk Do. Norris is a black belt in Tang Soo Do, Brazilian jiu jitsu and Judo. What many don't know is that way back in the day, Chuck was vacationing in Rio de Janeiro and was ....

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  • #GiveWater for July

    #GiveWater for July

    For the month of July, we are excited to partner with H2OpenDoors! H2OpenDoors is a program of The Rotary Club with a long term goal of providing access to clean, safe drinking water for one million people throughout developing nations. Next month, every Facebook check-in or review will provide 50 gallons of safe drinking water to someone in need. We can't wait to see all the good you will do! # givewater ....

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  • Happy Father's Day to all those Jiu Jitsu Dads

    Happy Father's Day to all those Jiu Jitsu Dads

    Your Dad doesn't train Jiu-jitsu? Well happy mothers day to your Dad. Ha ha, just joking. We thought we would give a shout out to all the awesome dads who share martial arts with their kids at our Lafayette Academy. Jude Meche and son Mark Boudreaux and son James Palmer and daughter Tommy Cho and son Tommy Dauphin and daughter Daniel Larken and children Aren Chiasson and daughter Shane Gaspard and son John Champagne and children and all the other dads that train with us. Jiu Jitsu is a great way for dads to reach goals and improve their overall quality of life. Here are 7 reasons why dads train: 1. Practical Self Defense
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  • Less Grips more Hips

    Less Grips more Hips

    Last night, we had the pleasure of my Jiu Jitsu instructor Mr. Steve Miller teaching a great Gi seminar for our students at our Lafayette Academy. At the end of the seminar he was answering questions from the students and mentioned some closed guard concepts from Chris Haueter. It reminded me of a video that Blaze shared on Facebook a few days ago with Chris explaining how to use less grips and more hips in the closed guard. Here's that video: Mid way of the video Chris says "Even if my eyes are closed, I can feel for the punch. Grappling is a feel sport, but boxing is impossibleblind. You can grapple blind very well...and your eyes will lie to you. It's all about the hands and ....

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  • Blue belt "Slater" tells why he started Jiu Jitsu on The Ellen Show

    Blue belt "Slater" tells why he started Jiu Jitsu on The Ellen Show

    Old School 90's Saved by the Bell stars Mario Lopez and Mark-Paul Gosselaa share a friendship along with jiu-jitsu. They are just 2 of the many Hollywood celebs who have recently found an interest in BJJ. Mario is a big fan of all martial arts and is often seen ringside at MMA events. Recently Mario Lopez was a guest on The Ellen Show. The topic of working out came up and he explained to Ellen DeGeneres his passion for jiu jitsu and how he got started.Watch the video interview below: "I've always grown up being attracted to the more physical sports, especially the individual sports. Just because I was always singing, dancing, acting or doing stuff growing up. So I couldn't really ....

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  • Halle joins Keanu training Jiu Jitsu for John Wick 3

    Halle joins Keanu training Jiu Jitsu for John Wick 3

    The 52 year old female action star Halle Berry, has been training Brazilian jiu-jitsu for 5 months to prepare her stunts for John Wick 3 which opens May 17th. Along side her leading man Keanu Reeves doing about 3 hours of martial arts training per day. Keanu does a lot of his own stunts, around 98% of everything you see on screen. Keanu started training BJJ for the first John Wick movie. He trained with the Machado brothers (Gracie family cousins). If the fight scenes in part 3 are anything like the first 2, then we are in for a ton of Jiu-jitsu action. I n addition to learning martial arts and fun skills for the film, also had to help train the dogs seen in the movie. JOHN WICK 3 ....

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