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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 | #28

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #28

    W.O.O.P. and the Upward Spiral of Learning
    This week's Coach's Corner is about two pillar concepts of learning:
    WOOP
    The Upward Spiral of Learning First, WOOP by Gabrielle Oettingen. W
    -- Wish - your goal. O
    -- Outcome - your motivation, the benefits, your why O
    -- Obstacles - the challenges you'll inevitably face P
    -- Plan - your plan to address the challenges, typically if / then relationships Here is Brian Johnson's micro-class on the concept of WOOP. Check it out for a more in depth explanation HERE
    In Ray Dalio's Principles, Ray presents the idea of an upward spiral to learning. Here's an image: Here's a thirty minute video series that ....

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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: 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 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 / ....

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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 | #27

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #27

    The New ADD - Addiction to Digital Devices
    In our modern world, we are overwhelmed by stimulus - from smart phones, TV, internet, etc. Compared to as little as 200 years ago, we experience more stimulus in one week than our ancestors experienced in a life time. It can be overwhelming. We at Five Rings are not anti-technology, but we are about managing / sculpting our use of technology. Control your smartphone, TV viewing, and interactions with the internet. Use Jiu Jitsu as a great ground ... to reconnect to first person living and experience. Check out this week's video (3:29): So are you letting technology hijack your attention and overwhelming your nervous system? What ....

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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 | #26

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #26

    Back Health and Coach Tom's Daily Routine
    This week's Coach's Corner focuses on rehab / prehab. The four most common injuries / issues among grapplers are: 1. Back - particularly lower back 2. Neck 3. Shoulders 4. Knees Check out what Coach Tom has to share regarding his experience with a "challenging" back and the solutions / best known methods he's found to work for him (12:05): Here are the links to the videos Coach Tom referred to: 1. Block and strap - HERE
    2. Foundation Series / Basic - HERE
    3. Foundation Series / More Challenging - HERE
    I did one of these vids everyday for four months straight when I was struggling and I believe ....

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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 | #25

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #25

    The Dream of Five Rings
    This week's Coach's Corner is going more conceptual / global - What's the dream of Five Rings? We are passionate about Jiu Jitsu, but our vision is bigger than just Jiu Jitsu. Check out this week's video (5:20): Our Dream

    Five Rings is a place where people optimize and actualize as they transform into the best version of themselves. We embody the mindset and spirit of the “Modern Samurai”. We help people understand how to live healthy, happy, mindful, authentic lives; to live with arête, to fully engage and participate in life. We do really good Jiu Jitsu too.
    We are on a mission to create a culture and an environment where ....

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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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