It's that time of year where everyone travels! We thought we would share a picture of one of our students representing at the beach! Unlike many other sports, Jiu-Jitsu is a year round endeavor! It's often referred to as a lifestyle, ongoing and consistently practiced! We are always curious who reads these, so just for [...]
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The Fundamentals are the fundamentals because they are the moves proven to work most often amongst a variety of practitioners! Here at Magness Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu we stay up to date on the latest evolution of techniques in the Jiu-Jitsu community. We also put a strong emphasis on the value and importance of learning and mastering [...]
We recently competed in the American Grappling Federation Dallas open! Our kids and adults had one of our best showings to date. All the coaches are incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication everyone displayed leading up to the tournament. We had tons of great results including becoming the Adult Gi champions! We always [...]
Sheliah Lindsey our very first white through black belt wins the middleweight championship in Houston. Competition is just a small part of Jiu-Jitsu, and most of our students don't compete. But when we do compete we take it very seriously, as you see in the results of this tournament. Jiu-Jitsu is a hobby! Jiu-Jitsu is [...]
We take pride in taking complete beginners and building very capable Jiu-Jitsu practitioners! The measure of an Academy's ability is the merit of it's students! We would like to use this blog post to point out the success of Sheliah Lindsey! Sheliah Recently went to San Diego and scored a victory over the #3 ranked [...]
Just under 8 years ago we started our Academy in our home garage. At that time we had a handful of absolute beginners on the mat. Fast forward to 8 years later and we have a mat full of beginner, intermediate, and advanced martial artists. This progress is an example of one of the most [...]
Most Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners train for hobby purposes. It's quite often that people assume that Jiu-Jitsu gyms are full of young competitors, but that couldn't be further from the truth! Jiu-Jitsu really is for everyone that wants to do it. Don't let being out of shape be a reason not to try it. Don't let [...]
Jiu-Jitsu keeps us in an active lifestyle! Jiu-Jitsu motivates us to take care of ourselves so we can train more. Many Jiu-Jitsu practitioners will find themselves eating healthier, doing auxiliary exercises and stretches that allow them to train more often. So the motivation to be able to train Jiu-Jitsu more often or more effective actually [...]
Jiu-Jitsu progression can have its perceived ups and downs. Each belt presents it's own challenges and rewards. Unlike many other martial arts it takes a very long time to achieve the rank of black belt. The 10 year average has held up pretty well across the generations of Jiu-Jitsu, some receiving it faster and some [...]
Having a strong yet flexible curriculum is a big part of how we share Jiu-Jitsu here at the Academy. Jiu-Jitsu is a constantly evolving martial art which makes keeping a curriculum both necessary and difficult at the same time. As Jiu-Jitsu has become much more popular over the years it has taken on different forms [...]