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  • Why the Strongest Navy SEAL trains Jiu Jitsu

    Retired Navy SEAL team commander Jocko Willink was introduced to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for the first time back in 1992 when his master chief put him in a rear naked choke. That was the moment when Jocko fell in love with the effectiveness of this martial art. Jocko now has his own Academy with his long time friend and instructor Dean Lister in San Diego, Victory MMA and Fitness. This is where they train Jiu Jitsu for combat self defense and for personal improvement. Willink also has his own Podcast named the “Jocko Podcast” where he and his co-host Echo Charles discuss multiple topics that focus on self discipline and leadership. On one of his Podcast episodes, ....

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  • 4 Steps for Helping Your Child Set Effective Goals (Plus a Bonus Tip)

    4 Steps for Helping Your Child Set Effective Goals (Plus a Bonus Tip)

    Science says 92 percent of people don’t achieve theirgoals. Perhaps, most of them have never learned how to effectivelyset goals. You can help your child learn the skill of goal-setting, which iscritical for developinggritand just simply getting what you want out of life. Other reasons WHYyour child should learn goal-setting include: it teaches them to take responsibility for their own behaviors andlearning it promotes a “can-do” attitude it formsa powerful lifelong habit So how do you teach your kids to set their own goals? Below, I’ll share fourresearch-basedsteps for helping your child set effective goals, track progress, andstay motivatedin the process. ....

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  • 'Cobra Kai' Season 3 coming New Years day 2021

    New year, New season. Season 3 of Cobra Kai premieres this January 1st only on Netflix. And remember, Cobra Kai Never Dies. "I heard you all whining about Season 3 taking forever. So I called the pawn shop and the guy walked me through this Netflix thing. Dude knows his stuff. Now you get it a week early. See you on New Year's, nerds." - Johnny Lawrence ๐Ÿ Seems like Daniel and Johnny will team up for season 3, that should be interesting. Rumors say that they will be bringing back some old characters, we wonder who? Even the critics from 'Rotten Tomatoes' give it a thumbs up. So far they give it a 96% 'Certified Fresh' score. This is what a few of their critics had to say: ....

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  • Tom Hardy earns BJJ Blue Belt

    Tom Hardy recently earned his blue belt in Br azilian Jiu jitsu . The 43yr 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 shoulder got broken from an Omoplata in the final ....

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  • Why Mulan is more than just another Princess

    Well, the ratings are in and they're not great. According to googles audience ratings summary for the new Mulan movie scored a 2.7 out of 5 stars. It was released back in September of this year, so people have had a chance to watch it and give their feedback. Like most things, the audience seemed to either love it or hate it. The reviews range from "a classic remake with gorgeous action" to "difficult, painful and agonizing to sit through 90 minutes of an overpriced remake." Well, you be the judge. I watched Mulan with my daughter and she loved it. So I'm writing this blog post from the perspective of a parent. I choose to focus on some of the positive life lessons the story taught my ....

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  • Our Academy's very first Jiu-jitsu Black Belts

    Our Academy's very first Jiu-jitsu Black Belts

    We are very proud to announce Mr. John Champagne and Mr. Blaze Bourg as our Academy's first two Gracie Jiu-jitsu black belts. They were awarded the rank by their instructor and long time friend Mr. Steve Miller, under the watchful eye of Master Pedro Sauer and Mr. Mike Braswell in Bossier City, Louisiana. A BJJ black belt works great for keeping your jacket closed and also goes well with black shoes. As Royce Gracie says "the belt only covers two inches of your rear-end, you have to cover the rest." All jokes aside, in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu it takes a long time to earn the rank of black belt, longer than most martial arts. With the average time being around 10 years to achieve. It's not ....

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  • Millie Bobby Brown does Jiu Jitsu in Netflix's New Enola Holmes

    The actress known as "Eleven" in Stranger Things has recently played in the new "Enola Holmes" on Netflix s tarring Millie Bobby Brown, Sam Claflin, with Henry Cavill and Helena Bonham Carter. The film incorporated martial arts (Japanese Ju-jitsu) in many of the fight scenes. Both Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill are no strangers to Jiu-jitsu, both of them have trained prior to this new project. Millie trains at Phoenix MMA U.K in London, England under black belt Trevor Chamberlain. This photo is from a few years back when she received her second stripe in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. She also trains in boxing at the same place. She told Vulture , “I train ....

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  • New Karate Kid series headed to Netflix

    Cobra Kai has switched from YouTube to a new home at Netflix gearing up for the show’s third season. The previous 2 seasons will be available on Netflix later in 2020 so that fans can catch up. Season 3's Premier date has not been will be announced yet. ‘Cobra Kai’ picks up right where Karate Kid left off without missing a beat,” said Brian Wright, vice president of original series at Netflix. “The rivalry between Daniel and Johnny is one for the ages, and the show has a ton of heart and is a lot of fun. We can’t wait to introduce a new generation of fans to Cobra Kai and are thrilled to be its new home around the world.” ....

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  • Actor named to play Rickson Gracie on Netflix

    Jiu-Jitsu black belt and 39 year old actor Actor Caua Reymond is set to play the role of Rickson Gracie in a new Netflix project titled "Dead or Alive". The release date is scheduled for the last half of 2021 and will bereleased in English, Portuguese and Japanese. Reymond has been training Jiu-Jitsu for almost 25 years, and a big fan of Rickson. He earned his BJJ black belt from Alexandre Paiva back in 2002.Reymond has appeared in numerous popular films and soap operas in Brazil. 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 ....

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  • Virtual Classes due to Corona-virus

    Virtual Classes due to Corona-virus

    Stuck at Home? Check out Champagne's Martial Arts Virtual Training Hub: We're not totally shutdown, we are going ๐Ÿ’ป VIRTUAL. ๐Ÿ‘‰ How do I access the Virtual Training Classes? 1. Click your classes ZOOM link to access your class at the appropriate class time. Links are in Facebook Groups and emails. 2. If it is your first time accessing the link from your device, download the zoom app to your device. 3. Upon entering the Virtual Class Room, enter the name of the student that is participating in class so we can properly track attendance. 4. Now have a blast and get a great workout and interact with your instructor. ๐Ÿ‘‰ Will the classes be recorded? Yes! ....

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