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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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  •  in Portland and Beaverton - Five Rings Jiu Jitsu - Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Schedule 2018

    Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Schedule 2018

    Five Rings' will be honoring the Memorial Day Holiday weekend. Our schedule will be as follows: Friday | May 25 7:00 am BJJ Rounds 11:30 am BJJ Rounds 4:00 pm NO
    Open mat Saturday | May 26 8:00 am Comp Team Practice Closed Sunday | May 27 Closed Monday, May 28 Closed Tuesday, May 29 Normal schedule - all classes running as normal Pay attention to social media (Facebook) for informal open mats. Have a happy, safe Memorial Day Holiday Weekend! ! ! ....

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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 | #15

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #15

    This week's topic is part 2 of a question from Dorothy Ryan. She asks, "what is a good way to choose 4 - 6 moves to focus on and try to make my game?"
    GREAT
    question Dorothy! This CC focuses on the learning process and the 5 steps you can go through to develop a technique / move. Check it out! ! ! The video is only 4:08 minutes. Where are you in your Jiu Jitsu Journey and what are you doing to optimize your learning and game plan development? Do. Daily. Forever! ! ! Coach Tom ....

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  •  in Portland and Beaverton - Five Rings Jiu Jitsu - Parent Appreciation/Samurai Night Is A Big Hit!!!

    Parent Appreciation/Samurai Night Is A Big Hit!!!

    We held one of the most fantastic Parent Appreciation/Samurai Nights that we've ever had here at the main academy on Saturday, April 14th, 2018. 35+ participants engaged in Pirate Dodge Ball, a mini tournament, an obstacle course, played soooo many games, ate pizza, and just plain had fun while parents had a chance to go out or just relax for a few hours. All this at no cost! Special thanks to our Leaders in Training that provided awesome support (Cyrus, Anabel, and Nicholas) and to our incredible staff - Prof. Robert, Coach Dan, Coach Sarah, and Coach Kristy. You guys rock! To see the full album, click HERE If you want to give us a positive Google review, click HERE ....

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  •  in Portland and Beaverton - Five Rings Jiu Jitsu - Friends of the Children and Five Rings - Growing Great Kids!!!

    Friends of the Children and Five Rings - Growing Great Kids!!!

    Flashback to August 12th, 2017 - nearly 100 grapplers show up to Five Rings Jiu Jitsu to help raise money for Friends of the Children. $14,000+ later and we had enough funds to start a youth jiu jitsu program at the charity's Rockwood facility. Fast forward to October 2017 - Professon Tom Oberhue, Coach Dan VanDetta, and Five Rings brown belt and Friend of the Children CFO Matt Tsugawa introduce Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to the youth mentors at our first staff seminar. This leads to the first two initial sessions at the Rockwood location in November and December, where almost 40 youth participants earned T-Shirts and their white belts. Our journey had officially begun! Now that we are ....

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  •  in Portland and Beaverton - Five Rings Jiu Jitsu - 8th Anniversary Party & Charity Auction - A HUGE Success! ! !

    8th Anniversary Party & Charity Auction - A HUGE Success! ! !

    Five Rings hosted it's 8th Anniversary Party and Charity Auction on Saturday, Feb. 3. It was nothing short of an AMAZING night! ! !
    we had:
    Over 100 members (men, women, children, families .... all dimensions of the academy) in attendance
    Lots of wonderful time of stories, laughter, and good times
    Fantastic tamales beans, rice, and accompanying dishes prepared by our very own Professor Eric Dorsett and Keith Picone
    The Director of The Dougy Center, Brennan Wood, come and speak to us about their mission and how they help grieving children
    While raising $5,000 for The Dougy Center through donations, the mini grapple-a-thon, the charity auction, and the raffle. The Five Rings community ....

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  •  in Portland and Beaverton - Five Rings Jiu Jitsu - 8th Annual Gala Party and Charity Auction - Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018

    8th Annual Gala Party and Charity Auction - Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018

    This is the Five Rings Annual Gala Event / Anniversary Party!

    The gym will be transformed for one night to become a fine dining and socializing experience. This year we're turning things up a notch, combining our Anniversary Party with a Charity Auction. Why? To celebrate our 8th birthday and raise money for a SUPER cause - the Dougy Center. When: Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 6 - 10 pm What: Anniversary Party, Silent Auction, and Raffle Where: Five Rings Main Academy On top that, we are adding a mini Grapple-a-Thon the Friday eveing (February 2 | 4 - 6:30 pm) before the party and a charity silent auction the night of the party. Both events will ....

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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 | #14

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #14

    This week's topic comes to us from Dorothy Ryan. She asks, "what is a good way to choose 4 - 6 moves to focus on and try to make my game?"
    GREAT
    question Dorothy! As a matter of fact, it's going to take at least three Coach's Corners to answer it. This CC focuses on looking at one's Jiu Jitsu Journey from a time / experience level perspective. Check it out! ! ! The video is only 5:05 minutes long. I'm having some weird formatting issues ... not sure why it saved as 10:20. Odd. Where are you in your Jiu Jitsu Journey and what are you doing to optimize your learning and game plan development? 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 | #13

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #13

    Tips and Advice on Body Maintenance ... best ways to recover? Injury prevention? How to fend off burn-out?
    This week's Coach's Corner is answer a question posed by Charles Banh. Charles, come see me for your free Five Rings patch or Five Rings decal for sending in your question. I appreciate you reaching out. This is important info for anyone wanting to train in Jiu Jitsu for a long period of time. Check it out! ! ! (Sorry for the light imbalance at the start of the clip ... it corrects itself at about the 90 second mark. Hopefully that doesn't distract from the content.) The video is 7:25 minutes long. Not sure why its saving as 12:48 and there's all that dead air. ....

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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 | #12

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #12

    Jiu Jitsu is about good technique
    Jiu Jitsu is not about brute strength or amazing athleticism (both are nice, but there are not the essence of Jiu Jitsu). The essence of Jiu Jitsu is technique - technique that is based on leverage, angles, vectors of energy / pressure, and a deep understanding of how the body moves and how to move efficiently through space and in the midst of an uncooperative, combative opponent. With the explossion on the internet and online resources, there is more Jiu Jitsu technique available than ever before. When I started (pre-internet) you either had to travel to Brazil, Southern California, or learn via VHS instructional tapes. Technique was relatively ....

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