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The Importance Of Maintaining An Open Mind In Jiu Jitsu

Now here's a quick story.... On a recent trip to the US a group of us frequented a number of Jiu-Jitsu Academies in California and New York on a training/educational trip.  One such Academy that we attended was intimidating for me from the get go.  To start with it appeared…


It’s Been A Week Since I Could Walk Properly…But I’m Still Happy!!!

Last Friday on the 13th of March my wife and I traveled to Melbourne where I was to compete in Jiu-Jitsu at Australia's first Arnold Classic. I was competing in the Adult's Open Brown Belt Division, where I was the heaviest of the competitors, the oldest of the competitors, and…


No-one Said It’s Going To Be Easy….

No-one said it’s going to be easy….   Ask any Jiu-Jitsu practitioner about their path in Jiu-Jitsu and I can guarantee that somewhere in that response there will be a reference made to the difficulty of their Jiu-Jitsu journey.  And I mean anyone!!!  From the world-class athlete to the family…


10 Things To Consider When Choosing a Jiu Jitsu Gym

When you are choosing a Jiu-Jitsu gym be careful and make sure you use your free trial class/classes as this will give you a feel for the type of gym you're in.  If they don't have a free trial class/classes and are trying to sign you up from the outset...RUN!!!  With…


Your Posture On And Off The Jiu Jitsu Mats

You hear it a lot in Jiu-Jitsu, 'Maintain your posture....Keep a strong posture...Don't let him break your posture.' This term is commonly thrown-around in the physical sense, relating to the position of your body in relation to your opponents. But what about one's posture in life? My Professor Paulo Polimeno…


Why I Currently Believe All Jiu-Jitsu Practitioners Should Learn Some Self Defence Jiu-Jitsu

Now I know some of my former coaches and training partners will be quite surprised that I am writing an article for self defence Jiu-Jitsu, but some recent happenings have helped foster a change of perspective for me.  For the last few years I have been very much into sport Jiu-Jitsu,…


‘I’m Not Improving In My Jiu Jitsu.’ The Importance Of Both Winning And Losing.

When you have been around Jiu Jitsu Academies for sometime, you will definitely hear this statement A LOT, 'I'm not improving in my Jiu Jitsu'.  And for me this statement is ridiculous!  Providing that one is at least training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu semi-regularly, is listening in class, and is going through the…


White Belt – How Often Should I Train Jiu-Jitsu

A common question among newcomers to Jiu-Jitsu is, 'How often should I train Jiu-Jitsu?'  Now like everything this is going to differ from person-to-person, and is dependent on many life factors, but here are five points to consider when planning your training schedule - 1. Practice, Practice, Practice.... Jiu-Jitsu is…


If It’s Not Fun Don’t Do It

We are all besieged with so many demands in our every day lives, and are constantly being pulled in multiple directions.  We are juggling working lives, family lives, relationships, friendships, and education commitments just to name a few.  And whilst many of these things can provide amazing experiences and joy,…


5 Tips For New White Belts

The path from white belt to blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can often be an arduous one, here are 5 tips to help keep you on track. 1. Understand That You Will Not Understand - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a very complex and technical martial art/sport, its mastery, or more…


How To Stay Consistent With Your Jiu-Jitsu Goals In 2015

As we start a new year many of us set new goals, new directions, and sometimes a promise of consistency to old goals and directions, but as many of us a well aware it is often all too easy to let these goals and directions slip.  This is especially true…


First Blog

Hello Flow Martial Artists! This is the first BLOG of many.  As a new Martial Arts Club on the Gold Coast we are looking forward sharing our weekly experience with all of our students and the local community.  As many of you know we specialise in Brazilian Jiu Jits (BJJ)…

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