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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 | #35

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #35

    Survival Skills on Multiple Levels
    Learning how to survive is an essential skill in Jiu Jitsu. This week I share my thoughts on the importance of having good survival skills in the moment. In addition, however, I suggest that we need to take a "big picture" view of our survival skills and actively work to keep ourselves out of dangerous situation. "Good grapplers know how to get out of bad situations. Great grapplers never get into bad situations." Check it out: How are your survival skills? Are you thinking about survival on multiply levels? How can you improve / evolve your survival game? 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 | #34

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #34

    Learning Resources Outside of Class -- Jiu Jitsu University and Your Jiu Jitsu Journal
    This week Coach Tom focuses on ways to keep the learning going outside of class. In particular, two GREAT resource, Professor Saulo Ribeiro's book, Jiu Jitsu University , and the Five Rings Jiu Jitsu Journal . Both will help you stay organized and directed as you work your way through your Jiu Jitsu Journey. Check out this week's video: So, what things can you do to stay organized, focused, and orderly in your approach to learning Jiu Jitsu? Do. Daily. Forever! ! ! ....

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  •  in Portland and Beaverton - Five Rings Jiu Jitsu - Thanksgiving 2018 Holiday Schedule

    Thanksgiving 2018 Holiday Schedule

    We hope that everyone has a wonderful, safe Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. There is much to be thankful for! Here is the 2018 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
    : 11/19 | Mon | Regular classes for youth and adults 11/20 | Tues | Regular classes for youth and adults 11/21 | Wed | Regular morning and noon-time class for adults. No afternoon / evening instructional. Open gym | 4:00 – 7:00 pm 11/22 | Thu | No instructional classes 9:00 - 10:30 am | Special “Turkey Day” Open mat – Jiu Jitsu
    11/23 – 25 | Fri – Sun | Academy closed for Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend 11/26 | Mon | Regular schedule resumes May everyone ....

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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 | #32

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #32

    Ways You Can "Do" Jiu Jitsu Daily - The Spectrum
    This week's Coach's Corner is about doing daily work / daily practice in Jiu Jitsu. Sure, there's the obvious - come to class, drill technique, flow roll, calm-bat, roll hard, etc. But what if you can't make it in to the academy every day? What if your away on a business trip or your super busy in your daily life? There is ALWAYS something you can do to stay health, keep your brain in the Jiu Jitsu game / state-of-mind. Check out this week's video: So, what things can you do to string together 10 days of "Do-ing" Jiu Jitsu? Let me know how it goes. ;-) 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 | #31

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #31

    Coming back to Training After a Break - The Re-Entry
    Everyone, who decides to commit to the long-term goal of achieving their black belt and / or doing Jiu Jitsu for a life-time, will face the reality of re-starting their Jiu Jitsu training. It's inevitable - a break in training will occur due to life demands, injury, travel, etc. The key is to re-enter intelligently ... and safely. The chance of getting injured is extremely high the first three weeks someone comes off a long break (10 days to 18 months). Don't fall victim to the "weekend warrior" mentality. It's real ... and it's dangerous if not acknowledged. Check out this week's Coach's Corner to find out strategies for success. ....

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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: 31 -Coming Back to Training After a Break / The Re-Entry | HERE 30 -Focus on Breathing, Staying Calm, and Observing While Rolling | HERE 29 -Grapple-A-Thon 3 Summary and Thank You's | HERE 28 -W.O.O.P. and the Upward Spiral of Learning | HERE 27 -The New ADD - Addiction to Digital Devices | HERE 26 - Back Health and Coach Tom's Daily Routine | HERE 25 -The Dream of Five Rings | HERE 24 - The Pain of Discipline vs. The Pain of Regret | HERE 23 - Intrinsic motivations / goals vs. extrinsic ....

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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 | #30

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #30

    Focus on Breathing, Stay Calm, and Observing While Rolling
    This week's Coach's Corner is for beginners. Too much time is spent in panic mode ... trying to fight to survive. Why? Because, typically, beginners place way too much focus on winning, rather than learning / growing their game / getting exposure. For the full explanation, check out this week's video: Do. Daily. Forever! ! ! Coach Tom ;-) ....

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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 | #29

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #29

    Grapple-A-Thon 3 Summary and Thank You's
    Wow! What a GREAT day of grappling, fundraising, and fun! ! ! On Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. we had over 100 grapplers participate (approximately 30 children and 75 adults) throughout the day and we raised $12,000
    for the Friends of the Children - Portland chapter's year round Jiu Jitsu program run and directed by Five Rings! ! ! (Woot Woot! ! !). The energy and the vibe on the floor was fantastic throughout the day. There we lots of smiles, laughs, and hugs. Everyone had a blast! ! ! Helping to make the world a better place is a big deal at Five Rings ... we take service and helping others seriously. It was inspiring to see our ....

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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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