brazilian jiu jitsu team

Everybody has 24 hours in the day guys, that’s one thing that every single person in this world has and its all fair, everyone has exactly 24 hours. What you make of those 24 hours is up to you. And a lot of people are going to say ‘oh there’s not enough time, i’m too busy, i have too many things going on to do this or that’ but it all comes down to time management. There’s going to be days where you have to stay up 19, 20 hours a day. Theres going to be days where you have to cut back your sleep or cut back on the things you enjoy. Successful people realise they have the same 24 hours like anybody else and they’re willing to sacrifice more time because they know what they want. The sooner you realise it’s up to you, the closer you will get to achieving your goals.
—  Christian Guzman

Our Jiu Jitsu classes in Portland shape people with foundations. Here’s a small clip of one of our brown belt instructors demonstrating the standard hip escape. Coach Erik then combines the method with the invisible force of “yielding” which is how he gets out so fast from his partners mount. In combination with another basic movement, taking the back from guard, it becomes s vey powerful setup to quickly get the best position on the ground.

The best part of this clip is we caught a white belt and blue belt performing the movements as they worked it out in class. That’s how learning BJJ develops at our class at RCW in Tigard. It’s a step by step progression using forces like yielding and leverage so anyone big, tall, or small can learn real Gracie Jiu Jitsu.


UFC 207: Ronda Rousey Returns

“Holly is an amazing fighter, no harm in giving her props. I’m so happy for her. But all these people don’t need to bash Ronda in order to give Holly props… Ronda is still one of the best fighters on the planet, and love her or hate her, women’s MMA wouldn’t be where it is today without her, so have some respect, and try not to kick a person when they are down. Fighters are people too” - Carla Esparza

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