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White Belt – The Most exciting Time In Your Jiu-jitsu

White Belt – The Most exciting Time In Your Jiu-jitsu

I was speaking with a senior GB Black-Belt from Brazil about what it was like to teach a class of black and brown belts. I expected the senior black belt to say that he was much more interested in teaching experienced belts because he could show some really cool and advanced positions. But he said… Continue Reading »

“Am I too old to start BJJ?”

“Am I too old to start BJJ?”

As Jiu-Jitsu continues to grow all over the world, more people (outside of the 20 something male demographic) are becoming interested in starting to train Jiu-Jitsu. Many questions about training come from men over the age of 35 who ask “I am 40-something, am I too old to start training bjj?” The short answer is NO!… Continue Reading »

5 Reasons Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is Ideal for Self-Defense

Hello, from Dojo Diva (Kristen Lamb) at Gracie Barra Jujitsu Mansfield, the definitive Brazilian Jujitsu instruction in the Fort Worth/Arlington area. As a well-known author, part of my brand is martial arts. I’ve been in some form of martial arts since I was four. I studied Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Japanese Jujitsu, boxing and now… Continue Reading »

Ten Reasons to Fall in Love with Jiu Jitsu

It’s coming up on Valentine’s Day where we show appreciation, adoration and affection for who and (today) what we love. We take time to articulate WHY we get that warm fuzzy feeling when that special someone (or something) crosses our mind. Thus, I want to talk about Jiu Jitsu and why I LOVE Gracie Barra… Continue Reading »

Gracie Barra 30th Anniversary Promotion!

If you ever needed a reason to begin your Jiu-Jitsu journey… your search ends today. For the past 30 years Gracie Barra has been delivering Jiu-Jitsu excellence to local communities all around the world. This month Gracie Barra is celebrating 30 years of Jiu Jitsu and GB is giving you not one but THIRTY reasons… Continue Reading »

Valentine’s Day!

That time of the year is upon us and we at GB Mansfield invite you to bring your Valentine to train with us on Feb. 14th! Many of us are constantly having to maintain a healthy balance between spending time at Jiu Jitsu and spending time with our significant other. Gracie Barra believes in JIU-JITSU… Continue Reading »

Do You Want To Start Learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? How To Get Started!

Do You Want To Start Learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? How To Get Started!

When January 1st rolls around many potential students think about getting started training BJJ. Here are 5 Tips for Getting Started in BJJ: 1. You don’t need to “get in shape before I start”. This is a common statement by people who are apprehensive about getting started in bjj. Part of it likely originates in the… Continue Reading »