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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: 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 | HERE 15 -Game Plan Development Part 2: How it Occurs | HERE 14 -A good way to choose 4 - 6 moves to focus on and try to make "your game" | HERE 13 - Body Maintenance ... best ways to ....

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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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  •  in Portland and Beaverton - Five Rings Jiu Jitsu - Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #19

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #19

    This week's Coach's Corner: As a beginner to Jiu Jitsu, how to use "Open Mat / Open Training" times constructively and
    the 3 key questions to ask to prevent injuries and to optimize your training experience.
    Check out this week's video: I hope that helps demystify Open Mat / Open Training times. Let me know if it helps. Questions? Please email me at coach@5rjj.com. I'd love to help you on your Jiu Jitsu Journey! Do. Daily. Forever! ! ! ....

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  • 4th of July Holiday Schedule

    Five Rings' will be honoring the 4th of July | Independence Day Holiday as follows: Tuesday, July 3 Closed Wednesday, July 4 Closed Thursday, July 5 Closed Friday, July 6 Closed Saturday, July 7 Closed Sunday, July 8 Close Monday, July 9 Normal schedule - all classes running as normal Stay tune to social media channels (Facebook & text chains) regarding informal open mats taking place over the week. Have a happy, safe Independence Day Holiday Weekend! ! ! ....

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  •  in Portland and Beaverton - Five Rings Jiu Jitsu - 1st Belting at Friends of the Children Jiu Jitsu Program

    1st Belting at Friends of the Children Jiu Jitsu Program

    June 14 th , 2018 marked the culmination of our first 6 months of jiu jitsu programming at Friends of the Children. It was a celebration of the hard work and perseverance of the kids that participated, as well as recognition of the effort of the mentors that helped them be able to attend the classes. We played games, practiced some self-defense and jiu jitsu skills, and 9 eligible youth athletes were promoted to their next belt. Also, we ate cake J During these past months, over 40 students have interacted with jiu jitsu and 20+ kids attended 5 classes or more. This is an outstanding level of engagement for a fledgling class. The challenges that these youngsters face on a ....

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  •  in Portland and Beaverton - Five Rings Jiu Jitsu - A HUGE Week of Youth Belt Testing - June 2018

    A HUGE Week of Youth Belt Testing - June 2018

    Wow! ! ! What a huge week of SKILLZ youth belt testing! BRAVO to all those who earned their new belt ... it's the culmination of over 13 weeks of focus, effort, and determination. Over 75 kiddos tested (ages 3 - 16) in over ten testing sessions over the last four days. Lots of focus, grit, perseverance, and skill was demonstrated. The future is BRIGHT at Five Rings! ! ! We are proud and grateful to help our kids grow into the best versions of themselves. Special shout out to Sam Lennon - who earned his camo belt / black stripe! ! ! He is one of only five kids to reach that level in the Dragons class. GREAT JOB Sam! ! ! Albums of each youth age group to follow. Check them out! ! ....

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  • Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #18

    This week's Coach's Corner is about the recommended mindset for beginners to Jiu Jitsu - the "beginner's mind". Said another way, relax. enjoy, play, breath, and have fun. :-) Jiu Jitsu is a lifetime journey ... give yourself plenty of time to be a beginner and figure things out before you start putting pressure on yourself to win or out perform others. That will come soon enough. For now ... enjoy the process and focus on exposure and getting familiar with all the different aspects of Jiu Jitsu. Check it out! ! ! If you have questions, PLEASE send them to Coach Tom at coach@5rjj.com. 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 | #17

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #17

    This week's Coach's Corner: What does it mean? .... Do. Daily. Forever! ! !
    Check it out: The secret to success and mastery: Show up. Do work. Have Fun. Go home. Repeat the next day. Forever. If you do these simple steps, you'll be unstoppable and have a shot at reaching your full potential. However, simple isn't easy. Let me hear from you if you have any questions about your Jiu Jitsu Journey! Do. Daily. Forever! ! ! ;-) ....

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  •  in Portland and Beaverton - Five Rings Jiu Jitsu - Invitational Youth Friendship Tournament: Saturday, June 2 in Camas, WA

    Invitational Youth Friendship Tournament: Saturday, June 2 in Camas, WA

    The tradition continues! ! !
    The SHORT story What: Youth Invitational Friendship Tournament When: Saturday, June 2 Registration closes Wednesday, May 30, at 5 pm
    Where: Universal Mixed Martial Arts in Camas, Washington (217 NE 4th Ave., Camas, WA 98607) Cost: $5 Must register online: HERE
    The FULL Story A youth (ages 6 - 15 years old) friendship Jiu Jitsu tournament. The goal is to get each child as many matches as possible (realistically 2 to 5) in a fun, supportive, safe environment. We will be using a round robin / pool format (vs. a bracket format) for the divisions. Since the focus is on participation / doing, energy will not be on awarding ....

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