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Matheus Diniz Seminar at Sakura Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Registration for Matheus Diniz’s Seminar at Sakura for only $60 is now live!  Matheus “King Kong” Diniz is one of Marcelo Garcia’s top black belts.  Known for his aggressive passing, Matheus has built an excellent resumé including: Seminar will be held October 14th at 12:00 pm. Click on Pay Pal link below.

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Proving your point

What is the measure of a mans heart? How do we go about finding out? As of very recently my students at Sakura BJJ have taken a bigger interest in competing. At first this made me very nervous as an instructor and mentor. How was I to soften the blow of losing? No one likes […]

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Black Belt

This belt has alluded me most of my life in different forms. In TKD I was denied by my teacher as a young man, maybe 13/14 years old, because I wasn’t coming in enough. I was previously training 3xs a day, weekly for years, sparring with grown men since I was a small child. Not […]

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Phil Balmant Seminar Pre Registration

Pre Registration for Phil Balmant’s Seminar at Sakura Jiu Jitsu is now live! Only $65 now till September 30th. It will then go to $75 in October so register now! Click on Pay Pal link below. Seminar will be held October 23rd at 12pm

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Train to Improve; Not to win

Jiu-Jitsu can undoubtedly be a highly competitive martial art.  Every day we train live against a sparing partner it is very easy to train to win.  Unfortunately, while training to win has its uses, when solely focused on the tap,  personal growth and learning gets stunted.  People who train to win tend to only play […]

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu For Kids

The benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for children are incalculable.  I have seen children come through the program at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu For Kids and change completely for the better.  Children who were once shy become much more assertive and self confident.  Students who were once distracted and have a hard time sitting still become […]

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Just Show Up

One of my white belt students recently adopted this motto.  “Just show up.”  He says that even if he has bad day on the mats and he wakes up the next morning feeling defeated and not wanting to train he tells himself to “Just show up”.  He feels that if he just shows up to […]

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Sakura Super Sub Tournament | Women Only

June 12th, 2016 @ 12:00pm Sakura Super Sub Tournament is a new, absolute format, submission only tournament with only one champion per belt rank. Registration is $35 (payment is non refundable) Please forward your receipt of payment with your weight and rank to sakurabjj@gmail.com Welcome to The Sakura Super Sub Absolute tournament where “There can only be one!” This […]

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Sakura Super Sub Tournament

March 20th, 2016 @ 12:00pm Sakura Super Sub Tournament is a new, absolute format, submission only tournament with only one champion per belt rank. Registration is $35 Please forward your receipt of payment with your weight and rank to sakurabjj@gmail.com Welcome to The Sakura Super Sub Absolute tournament where “There can only be one!” This […]

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