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Matheus Diniz Seminar at Sakura Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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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:   IBJJF World No Gi Champion (2014/2013 brown) IBJJF Pan American Champion (2015 brown) IBJJF Pan American No Gi Champion (2015) IBJJF New York Summer Open Champion (2015) IBJJF New York No Gi Summer Open Champion (2015) IBJJF New York Spring International Open Champion (2014...

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Proving your point

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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 to lose. We can say all day that you win or you learn but that doesn’t lessen the sting of another man standing over you in victory in a sport where as Joe Rogan says, “We are practicing killing each other.” That is the brutal truth. Losing can make someone lose all...

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Black Belt

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Black Belt

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 for points but for KO’s. I was brought up in front of my friends and their families during a promotion and had my teacher air out that I was unfocused and unworthy of black belt rank due to my parents getting divorced. I stood at attention with...

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Phil Balmant Seminar Pre Registration

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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...

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Train to Improve; Not to win

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Train to Improve; Not to win

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 their “A” game and don’t get to experience working from bad positions when training.  This oftentimes prevents the practitioner from rounding out their game. Before you step on the mats...

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu For Kids

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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 attentive and very disciplined. At, Sakura BJJ in Dover, NJ the children’s program director is a veteran public school teacher with 11 years experience.  He works closely with all the other children’s instructors...

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Just Show Up

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Just Show Up

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 class the chance is that he will walk away afterwards a little better then he was the class before. Jiu Jitsu as a beginner is a rollercoaster.  One day you feel great about being able to use what you learned an others everyone is using what...

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Sakura Super Sub Tournament | Women Only

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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 tournament will be held in a Submission Only / Absolute Format. Belt Divisions White belt Blue belt Purple belt Brown belt Black belt All belts will compete in only 3...

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Sakura Super Sub Tournament

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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 tournament will be held in a Submission Only / Absolute Format. Belt Divisions White belt Blue belt Purple belt Brown belt Black belt All belts will compete in only 3 weight classes with no...

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Student Spotlight: Marco Rispoli

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Student Spotlight: Marco Rispoli

What got you started in Jiu Jitsu? I was bullied as a kid and I have been always been terrified of physical confrontation. Jiu Jitsu destroyed all that. BJJ turns out to be the most difficult, most physically challenging, most brutal hand to hand combat martial art. I knew all this going in and I wanted to be successful at something that no one in my family (or among my non BJJ friends) has ever done before. I wanted to prove to myself that I could do this. That I could learn to ignore fear, pain, ego, to become a fighter. I love the idea...

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