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  •  in Portland and Beaverton - Five Rings Jiu Jitsu - Helpful Guidelines and Rules for the New Academy

    Helpful Guidelines and Rules for the New Academy

    Hi everyone! We want to provide clear and helpful guidelines for your information to help make our entire community's experience at the new academy a better one. Check these out! 1. Parking
    There are several (5) short term parking spots in the immediate front of the academy. We ask that you use these for drop off or quick stop visits only. For longer term parking (15 minutes or more) please use the lot behind the academy which is accessible through a driveway to the left of Tursi's. There is a rear entrance to the academy from that lot. Overflow parking should be in front of Tursi's Soccer. 2. Hygiene and Mat Cleanliness

    If you are on the hardwood floor, shoes are allowed and ....

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  •  in Portland and Beaverton - Five Rings Jiu Jitsu - Five Rings' GRAND Re-Opening  |   Welcome 2019  |  Happy 10 Year Anniversary

    Five Rings' GRAND Re-Opening | Welcome 2019 | Happy 10 Year Anniversary

    GRAND Re-Opening | Welcome 2019 | Happy 10 Year Anniversary for Five Rings
    We found out last July that our building had been sold to Lexus. That began our mission to find a new space and make it even better than our old one. It was profoundly fortunate that we found a space literally one block away from our original space. It's where the old Sweet Jam restaurant was; one block north of Canyon Road behind the 76 Gas Station and in between Tursi Soccer and the Liquor Store. The build-out project was lead by our own Marcelino Garza and his company, Garza Construction, and they did nothing short of an AMAZING job. THANK YOU to all the people that came to Five Rings' aid and helped ....

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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 | #40

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #40

    Basic Movements Done Daily
    This week we focus on basic body movements to keep us feeling good and mobile. I'm a "back" guy ... I've had issues on and off for the last thirty years. However, over the last three years I've taken it upon myself to do twenty plus minutes of movement (separate and apart from Jiu Jitsu or conditioning) and it has really made a difference. Today ... fortunately, my back is feeling healthy and strong. But, it's not by accident. I've committed to daily maintenance to ensure that I can stay on the Jiu Jitsu mats and keep training. My goal is to be actively training Jiu Jitsu when I'm 85 years old. To do so, I've gotta put in the time and the maintenance ... ....

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

    2018 Winter Break Holiday Schedule

    The academy will be in spin-down mode
    for the winter holiday (Dec. 22 - Jan. 2). We hope everyone has a fun, safe, and joyful holiday with family and friends. There will be no instructional classes during this period; however, open gym times will be available. 12/22 | Sat | Open gym | 8:30 - 10:00 am 12/23 | Sun | Open gym | 8:00 - 9:30 am 12/24 - 26 | Mon - Wed | Academy closed 12/27 - 28 | Thu - Fri | Open gym | 7:00 - 8:30 am | 4:00 – 6:00 pm 12/29 | Sat | Open gym | 8:30 - 10:00 am 12/30 | Sun | Open gym | 8:00 - 9:30 am 12/31 + 1/2 | Mon - Wed | Academy closed 1/3/19 | Thur | Full class schedule resumes We're excited to make 2019 our best year ....

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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 | #39

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #39

    Training Options at Five Rings
    In this week's Coach's Corner, Coach Tom explains all the different training options available at Five Rings. Why? Five Rings strives to be a world-class Jiu Jitsu academy. In pursuit of that goal, we want to offer a diverse range of classes to match our diverse range of students. Check it out: So, is there a class or option that you didn't know about that might interest you? We want to create the most supportive, positive, collaborative learning environment possible at Five Rings. And we want to see all our students flourish and succeed. Questions? If so, please see a coach. See ya' on the mats. 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 | #38

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #38

    Less is More
    Learning is fun. In particular, I find learning something new interesting and exhilarating. However, sometimes learning new things for the sake of something new (the "new-ness" of it) can be counter productive. At some point in your Jiu Jitsu journey, you realize that it's not the athlete that knows the most that wins, it's the athlete that knows what he / she is doing better than their opponent that wins. This week's focus is on that principle - less is more. Check it out: So, what moves do you consider a fundamental part of your game? Can you "go deeper" in your understanding of them? What moves do you know but that really don't match with your overall ....

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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 | #37

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #37

    Getting the Most Out of Each Training Session
    This week's Coach's Corner is aimed at intermediate & advanced grapplers. There is WAY more to Jiu Jitsu than just winning. Athletes can raise the bar on their technical performance and get better training experience in every session, regardless of who's across from them. Let's so how. Check it out: So, what ways are you going to employee during your upcoming training session to challenge your technical Jiu Jitsu game? Make every training training session more challenging, more fun, and more positive for both you and your training partner. 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 | #36

    Coach's Corner - Thoughts, Tips, and Guidance for a Successful Jiu Jitsu Journey | #36

    Keep it PLAYFUL! ! !
    This week's Coach's Corner reminds us to enjoy our journey. Sometimes people (particularly blue and purple belts) get too serious about their training. Making it a forced march and a grind. Focus is good. However, remember to keep the fun and the play in what you do. Otherwise, a person runs the serious risk of burn-out due to a toxic training mindset. Yes, work hard. But play hard too. Check out this week's video: Are you keeping your training playful? What is one thing you could do this week to make your training more playful? Remember, Jiu Jitsu is a life-long journey. Enjoy the ride. 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 | #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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