November 26th, 2014 | Subscribe to AZSBJJF by Email | Subscribe to the AZSBJJF RSS Feed
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
November 19th, 2014 | Subscribe to AZSBJJF by Email | Subscribe to the AZSBJJF RSS Feed
Check out Gustavo Dantas’ interview in the show “This Week in BJJ” with Budo Videos. Get to know more about Gustavo’s teaching philosophy and his approach to competition. Here are some of the topics covered in the interview:
-Why getting 2nd place (and not getting gold) at the 2014 Masters Worlds was a good thing.
-Why BJJ competition is a powerful tool for self-development.
-Mental skills to ease the nerves when competing.
-Why he has a wall separating the mat space from the parents.
-Why it takes him 30 minutes to watch a 10 minute match (this is an awesome way to learn)
-The “window” concept and how it changes as you spar against higher belts
-Gripping strategies related to each guard
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November 15th, 2014 | Subscribe to AZSBJJF by Email | Subscribe to the AZSBJJF RSS Feed
Source: Erin Herle from Graciemag
Live Jiu-Jitsu & Higher Ground team up to offer unique opportunity for at-risk youth to compete in Jiu-Jitsu
A select group of 10 athletes competed in their first gi tournament at the 6th Southwest BJJ Classic Championship in Arizona. This was all made possible by Live Jiu-Jitsu and Higher Ground teaming up to offer this great opportunity.
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. Its co-founder and GMA member, Gustavo Dantas is also the president of GD Events that helped 10 students to compete at the Southwest Classic Tournament.
Higher Ground is a non-profit organization for at-risk youth in Tucson, Arizona. They have over 60 kids in their Jiu-Jitsu program, all of whom have several mental and behavioral issues.
Jansen Azarias, Director at Higher Ground writes:
“Jiu-Jitsu is a life-changing program at Higher Ground. With over 50 students practicing it on a daily basis, the mats have become a place of transformation – from bullies to leaders, from bullied to warriors. It’s a place where students who are labeled as troublemakers transform their behavior and character in and out of the mats, labeled at-risk become champions, and a place where lives are continually transformed with each day of grappling.
The 10 students that GD Events and Live Jiu-Jitsu sponsored are the epitome of this transformation. Four of those students come from the same family. When they came to Higher Ground last year, their mother had just left them at their grandma’s doorstep to run away with her boyfriend. Three brothers and a sister full of confusion, anger and hopelessness with no one to turn to. Seeing the loss of confidence and the build up of anger, we quickly plugged them in our Jiu Jitsu program. Here we saw the oldest brother flourish and see his anger from a different light. He began to realize that if he can control it and release it on the mats, he had no need to release it by fighting or shutting other people out.
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November 10th, 2014 | Subscribe to AZSBJJF by Email | Subscribe to the AZSBJJF RSS Feed
The 5th Arizona FUSION BJJ Seminar with the IBJJF Hall of Fame & 5x Black Belt World Robson Moura & Gustavo Dantas will take place at the Gracie Arizona Academy on December 13th, 2014 located at 2109 E. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85006 from 11pm to 1:30pm. This seminar will cover specific techniques, tips, and exercises focused on strengthening and fine tuning your competitive game. Also, in addition to the Fusion Seminar, The BJJ Mental Coach, Gustavo Dantas, will be doing a twenty minutes presentation of his Mental Skills Training program called “Inner Discovery for Outer Success” from 1:40pm to 2:00pm on the mat.
For those who may not know, Fusion is the title of Robson Moura’s Instructional DVD series, which was produced by World Martial Arts. GD assisted Robson in the making of all three volumes (Fusion 1 and 2, and Super No-Gi).
FREE FUSION SEMINAR T-SHIRT OFFER AND EARLY BIRD PRICE of $70 ENDS at 11:59PM on Monday, December 8th
REGISTRATION DEADLINE (No T-Shirt included) of $80 ENDS at 11:59PM on Thursday, December 11th
NO REGISTRATION AT THE DOOR
All schools and affiliations are welcome to this event.
Click here to sign up now!
November 8th, 2014 | Subscribe to AZSBJJF by Email | Subscribe to the AZSBJJF RSS Feed
Check out this video, and see if you relate with the information of the DVD “Inner Discovery for Outer Success” taught by Gustavo Dantas.
“Inner Discovery for Outer Success” was created to help you discover what patterns are preventing you from being your best self on the mat, and that you have all the answers within you.
”Inner Discovery for Outer Success” will help you gain clarity and conscious awareness through easy to understand concepts, yet with very deep meaning, that will inspire you to overcome your own challenges, and reach your full potential.
The fundamentals, principles and techniques that I share on this program have made a huge impact on me and hundreds of others, on and off the mat, and I have a conviction that this program will make an impact on you too.
Congratulations on taking the first step to the secret of success, which is self-discovery.
The BJJ Mental Coach®
“Bringing innovation to Jiu-Jitsu”
October 30th, 2014 | Subscribe to AZSBJJF by Email | Subscribe to the AZSBJJF RSS Feed
ANYTHING FOR MY PROSTATE from Zac Griffith on Vimeo.
As the third leading cause of death from cancer in men in Canada, and with 1 in 6 men being diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States, prostate health has become increasingly important. Funds raised by Anything for My Prostate are donated to Prostate Cancer Canada, and the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and are used for prostate cancer research and programs in Canada, and the United States.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
- Difficulty, urgent, and/or frequent need to urinate
- Burning, or pain while urinating
- Inability to urinate
- Difficulty starting or stopping urine flow
- Painful ejaculation
- Blood in the urine, or semen
It’s important to recognize that there is no single determining cause to developing prostate cancer, but being aware of the factors that enhance your risk should help guide you in deciding if regular PSA testing could be beneficial to you.
Some of the risk factors include:
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