The 3rd Copa Bela (All female tournament) and the 7th AZ Kids Cup of BJJ will take place on April 25th at the Phoenix College, located at 1202 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013. Registration available now at www.gdjjevents.com. Sign up now!
2014 was a competitive year for the Arizona Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Community. Many schools had good years through the four major tournaments: 9th International AZ Open, 6th AZ Kids Cup, 2014 AZ State Championship and the 6th Southwest BJJ Classic, but only five can finish on the podium.
1st Place – GD Jiu-Jitsu Academy
2nd Place – Nava BJJ
3rd Place – CTA
4th Place – BJJ Revolution
5th Place – Power MMA
1st Place – Power MMA
2nd Place – Nava BJJ
3rd Place – Siege MMA/Lotus Club
4th Place – Primero BJJ
5th Place – CTA
Today, we are also announcing the MVP’s of the 2014 Tournament Season. The MVP’s will have their entry fees sponsored by GDJJ Events for the 2015 Tournament Season.
The Kids 2014 Male MVP goes to Xavier Castillo (Siege MMA/Lotus) who won all four tournaments! Honorable mention goes the runner ups Ben Currance (CTA) and Ian Mowery (GD Jiu-Jitsu Academy), who also won all four tournaments but had a couple less matches than Xavier.
The Kids Female MVP Award goes to Ayden Peterson (Power MMA). Ayden won all four tournaments in 2014! The runner up goes to Elias Flores (Daimyo BJJ) who also won all four tournaments but again had less matches than Ayden.
The Award for the Adult Male 2014 MVP goes to Nathan Hagberg (GD Jiu-Jitsu Academy), who finished the year with five gold medals in three tournaments. The runner ups were David Larson (GD Jiu-Jitsu Academy), Horlando Monteiro (GD Jiu-Jitsu Academy) and Javier Diaz (CheckMat/Chute Boxe), who also won his division in all three of the tournaments this year.
The Adult Female Award goes to Gudrun Gunther (CheckMat/ Chute Boxe), who had great year winning four gold medals in three tournaments. The runner up was Jennifer Bann (GD Jiu-Jitsu Academy), who also won all three tournaments of the year.
The end of 2014 sets up the beginning of 2015 and the chase for MVP starts February 21st & 22nd at the 9th AZ International Open! Full info for the 10th AZ International Open at GD Events Website.
Hello everyone, today I am going to start sharing the top ten mental mistakes Jiu-Jitsu competitors make and how to avoid them. These mistakes can increase your pre-competition jitters and anxiety and it can definitely compromise your performance, trust me I have been there before ☺. The first mental mistake that I am going to share with you is “Focusing on the Outcome”.
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Have you ever failed to deliver your best when it counts? This week our friend and BJJ black belt Gustavo Dantas will help you do your best on and off the mat. Gustavo has been training BJJ for 25 years, he is a 4th degree black belt. He has a passion for teaching BJJ and helping coach people to reach their goals. His coaching website is TheBjjMentalCoach.com.
In this interview we talk about:
- Doing BJJ as a kid in Rio
- Listening to audio books
- Why he recommends the book Psycho-Cybernetics
- The BJJ Mental Coach blog
- How he was able to overcome a bad start to competing
- Overcoming mental blocks in competing
- Moving to the United States from Brazil
- Dealing with competition anxiety
- A recent interview he did with Budo Videos
- Dealing with a high pressure situation
- How he runs competition students different from the students that don’t compete
- Learning from failure
- The three types of training partners that you need to be training with
- How BJJ can benefit someone off the mat
- Fixing mistakes after a tournament
- Living up to your full potential
- Dealing with fear
- Focusing on only the things that you can control
- His four Dvd set Inner Discovery for outer success
“Black belt Mackenzie Dern of GMA Megaton Jiu-Jitsu will be teaching a workshop in Tempe, AZ on Dec. 7.
The 2014 no-gi world champion will be teaching a Toys for Tots Workshop where you can train and learn with her. Men and women of any affiliation are welcome.
The cost of the seminar is $50 but you will receive $10 off if you bring an unwrapped new toy to donate.
The seminar will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1761 E Warner Rd. Tempe, AZ 85284.”
Live Jiu-Jitsu is partnering with Toys for Tots this holiday season to help them achieve their goal of delivering a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters.
Created by its co-founder, the 4th degree Black Belt, Gustavo Dantas, Live Jiu-Jitsu is a non-profit organization that aims to inspire positive change in the lives of impoverished communities through the study and implementation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. They provide opportunities for students to embrace the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu while enhancing their livelihood.
“This partnership will bring awareness to both organizations. Live Jiu-Jitsu has been able to support Jiu-Jitsu social projects in Brazil for the past few years, and now we want to spread this in the United States. Most of the social project students can not even afford a gi, imagine affording a competition. We have been able to buy new gi’s and paying the registration fees for them to compete at the Brazilian Nationals for example. We were also able to buy new mats for some of the projects as well.” Says Gustavo.
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas and to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children
Starting today you can donate unwrapped toys valued at $10 or more to one of the donation bins at local Jiu Jitsu schools in Phoenix. The last day for donations is Dec 16th.
Donation bins are currently located at GD Jiu Jitsu Academy, 1848 E University Drive #108, Tempe, AZ, 85281.
Any school or business interested in having a donation box at their location can contact us to pick up a kit or have one dropped off.
For more information about Live Jiu-jitsu and to become a supporter buying a patch, please visit www.livejiu-jitsu.org
Ph. +1 480 968 6303