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How Does the Gracie Jiu Jitsu Ranking System Work?

Posted: March 23, 2021

The Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu ranking system involves different coloured belts. There is a youth belt system, for ages seven to 15,  and one for adults, aged 16 and over.

The ranking system is progressive. As you progress, you can move up with a series of promotions at each stage. The rank you achieve in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is not just an indicator of your level of skill, but also your moral character as a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner.


What Muscles Does Jiu-Jitsu Work?

Posted: February 25, 2021

For many people, the main reason they take up Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu may not be to develop an athletic physique. But, as a form of keeping fit as well as a martial art, Jiu Jitsu does work certain muscles very effectively.


Why is Muscular Strength Important?

Self-Discipline and Kids

Posted: February 09, 2021

Martial arts can help kids develop their self-discipline, and it’s an essential life skill they need to learn. In fact, self-discipline is integral to martial arts such as Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu.

Learning and mastering Jiu Jitsu can teach kids about self-discipline, and it also teaches them self-confidence and self-awareness alongside self-defence.


Keeping Fit With Self Defence

Posted: January 29, 2021

There are various sports and techniques, from Boxing to Martial Arts, that will give an individual the skills they need to defend themselves. Take Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu, for example. It teaches discipline, self-confidence, self-awareness and self-defence techniques. And yes, it keeps you fit!

The Importance Of Keeping Fit

Did you know, people that exercise regularly are 25% less likely to suffer from depression? And did you know that lack of exercise can cause cardiovascular diseases, which kill one in three people?

What To Do If Your Child Is Being Bullied

Posted: January 13, 2021

Finding out that your child is being bullied at school can be gut-wrenching. Nobody likes to think of their child being physically or verbally hurt.

As a concerned parent, is it completely normal to feel angry and upset about your child being bullied. However, acting on these emotions can make things worse. Getting upset or heading to school and confronting the bully’s parents may prevent your child from talking to you about their problems in the future.

Instead, there are other ways in which you can help your child deal with their problem.

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