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  •  in Portland and Beaverton - Five Rings Jiu Jitsu - Five Rings Grapple A Thon 3

    Five Rings Grapple A Thon 3

    Five Rings Jiu Jitsu is proud to announce its 3 rd annual Grapple-A-Thon for a great cause. Our mission is to inspire health, wellness, and growth in our members and our community through grappling, fitness, and service. We were truly amazed at the outpouring of support we received for our 2 nd annual event last summer, but we know we can do even more this year… with your help! On September 22 nd , 2018, grapplers and their supporters will gather at our main academy to raise money for our fantastic charity partner – Friends of the Children - Portland
    . Friends commits to standing alongside our community’s youth as they work to overcome barriers to their ....

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  •  in Portland and Beaverton - Five Rings Jiu Jitsu - Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #24

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #24

    The Pain of Discipline vs. The Pain of Regret
    This week's Coach's Corner speaks on the topic of pain ... are you going to pay it on the front-end (through the commitment to discipline) or the back-end (experience regret at not taking risks and extended yourself beyond your comfort zone)? Learning to become comfortable with the uncomfortable is a key to streetching beyond your current state and into your unlimited potential... to actualize your fullest, best self. Note: learning to embrace pain / discomfort is NOT to say that letting yourself get injured or not taking the best care of yourself is ok. Neither are acceptable. Our capacity to deal with pain / discomfort is far greater than ....

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  •  in Portland and Beaverton - Five Rings Jiu Jitsu - Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #23

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #23

    This week's Coach's Corner focuses on Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Goals / Motivators. Intrinsic - things within your control: your thoughts, your beliefs, your actions. Extrinsic - things outside of your control: the thoughts and actions of others, the weather, traffic, world politics. The trick is to craft a goal that is designed / a part of your sphere of control. Example:
    I will get 7.5 hours of sleep every night..
    I will exercise / do range of motions / condition every day for at least 20 minutes.
    I will do Jiu Jitsu daily in one form or another.
    attending formal class 3 days a week (Tu, Th, Sat)
    drilling 2 days a week (Wed + Sun) - 45 min
    watching instructional videos ....

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  •  in Portland and Beaverton - Five Rings Jiu Jitsu - Coaches' Mentor Program (CMP) to Run in Fall 2018 - Apply Now

    Coaches' Mentor Program (CMP) to Run in Fall 2018 - Apply Now

    Want to become a Five Rings coach? Here's your opportunity.

    Coaches Mentor Program - Foundation
    Fall 2018 Mission
    To help create, develop, and foster world-class coaches to staff the Five Rings Jiu Jitsu academies
    To lay a strong foundation of understanding about the art and science of coaching, the process of learning, positive communication, professionalism, and teamwork Details
    120 minute class | 4 sessions | running over 3 months
    Proposed class time: Fridays from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
    Focus on the foundation of good instruction and coaching
    Graduates will be eligible to apply to coaching positions at Five Rings main campus and / or be eligible for cooperative ....

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  •  in Portland and Beaverton - Five Rings Jiu Jitsu - Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #22

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #22

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #22
    This week's Coach's Corner has to do with a profoundly important event at Five Rings --> Our Grapple-A-Thon (GAT) 3 | Saturday, September 22. Check out this video and understand why we're so passionate about supporting a free, year round grappling program at Friends of the Children - Portland. Here is a link to the official GAT 3 blog page: HERE
    So, are you going to "commit to it"? I sure hope so. Let's fill the room on Saturday, September 22 for this AMAZING cause. Do. Daily. Forever! ! ! ....

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  •  in Portland and Beaverton - Five Rings Jiu Jitsu - Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #21

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #21

    Consistency over Intensity
    Is training about going as hard as you possible can every time your on the mat or is it about being on the mat as much as possible? This week we delve into this topic. The answer may surprise you. Coach Tom shares his thoughts on the topic. Check it out (9:23): Here's a clip on the topic from Firas Zahabi on training smarter. Good stuff indeed. Check it out (16:22): Are you training in a way that allows you to train the next day? Can you make fitness and Jiu Jitsu more a part of your daily routine? Are you allowing the power of consistency to work for you and your skill development and wellness? If you have questions, PLEASE send them to ....

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  •  in Portland and Beaverton - Five Rings Jiu Jitsu - Rolls, Brunch, and Helping One of Ours

    Rolls, Brunch, and Helping One of Ours

    On Sunday, July 15, Five Rings hosted it's first ever Brunch. It was a super cool get together. We gathered to do what we love to do - Jiu Jitsu - and at the same time, to help one of our fellow students that's had a tough go of it over the last nine months. It was an amazing display of community and caring. It was especially cool to have David and his family join us for the morning and hangout and catch up. It was fantastic seeing him and hearing his heroic road to recovery (which he's still on). Why did we do it?
    To celebrate the success of the Sunday Open Mat sessions run by Professor Nathan.
    To bring awareness and help to our brother, Dave Casey, who is recovering ....

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  •  in Portland and Beaverton - Five Rings Jiu Jitsu - Brunch / Hang-out after Open Mat this Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Brunch / Hang-out after Open Mat this Sunday, July 15, 2018

    All Five Rings members, their family, and friends, Everyone is invited to attend a brunch / hang-out after Sunday’s open mat on July 15. The brunch (9am – 11am) is for the following reasons:
    To celebrate the success of the Sunday Open Mat sessions run by Professor Nathan.
    To bring awareness and help to our brother, Dave Casey, who is recovering from a serious neck injury and is facing staggering medical bills and the lack of money due to being off of work. Donations will be accepted at the brunch (via the coffee can) and / or via gofundme link HERE
    . Every little bit helps.
    An excuse to hang out and enjoy each other’s company on a beautiful summer morning. ....

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  •  in Portland and Beaverton - Five Rings Jiu Jitsu - Coach's Corner - Archive

    Coach's Corner - Archive

    Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey from Coach Tom at Five Rings Jiu Jitsu: 23 - Intrinsic motivations / goals vs. extrinsic motivations / goals | HERE 22 - Grapple-A-Thon 3 and Friends of the Children - Portland | HERE 21 - Consistency Over Intesity | HERE
    20 - The Zen of Jiu Jitsu / The "Flow" State | HERE 19 - Open Mat / Open Training Times and 3 Questions to Optimize Your Training | HERE 18 - The Beginner's Mind and the Proper Mindset for Starting Jiu Jitsu | HERE 17 -Do. Daily. Forever! ! ! | HERE 16 -Game Plan Development Part 3: Greenhouse, Library of Congress, + Systematic Approach | ....

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  •  in Portland and Beaverton - Five Rings Jiu Jitsu - Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #20

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #20

    This week's Coach's Corner is about the the Zen of Jiu Jitsu ... how it promotes mindfulness and flow (which is one of the things I love most about training Jiu Jitsu). No matter how terrible or how wonderful a day you've had, when you walk on the mat and touch hands, it all goes away. You're immediately in the moment. I can't tell you how many times I've rolled for 75 - 90 minutes and it's felt like only 15 minutes has gone by. And, on top of that, 98% of the times I've training Jiu Jitsu over the last twenty-five years, I've felt WAY better when I'm done with my workout than when I started. I'm more relaxed, more calm, and yet more energized than before my training session. Check it ....

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