I Am A Champion?

Posted by Jen Most of my training partners are men of all ages who are heavier and stronger than me. And most have been training much longer than I have. Marcelo has been encouraging me in my progress, but pointing out that many of the moves I’m missing and mistakes...

Keep showing up.

Continuous effort is the key to unlocking our potential. -Winston Churchill I am a firm believer that just showing up is one of the biggest factors in becoming successful in life. To get better at any activity requires constant effort. Jen used to get very frustrated...

What Does it Take to be a Black Belt?

Last year Marcelo asking the students in his children's class to write a brief essay on what it takes to become a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Here is Logan's response. What it Takes to be a Black Belt in BJJ To be a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you need...

The empty cup

You actually have an advantage if you are new to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and have never trained in another martial art. That might sound strange but it is true. It is better to come in with the mindset of a little child, eager to learn and without preconceived ideas of...

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Our First Coach Marcelo Meleiro