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  • New Belt Organization for Warriors (10 - 12 Years Old)

    New Belt Organization for Warriors (10 - 12 Years Old)

    Warrior Athletes and Parents, You spoke and we listened! To avoid confusion, we are switching our Warriors (youth 10-12) to a new belt progression. The transition will happen at the promotion ceremony at the end of the summer or at the beginning of the next belt cycle if your athlete isn't participating this summer. Thanks for the feedback and your flexibility! There are LOTS of great things happening in the Five Rings Youth Skillz program. We're always looking to grow, evolve, and be better at having a positive influence in young people's development. The future is bright at Five Rings! ! ! ....

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  • A New Crew of Adults Level Up | Adult Belting June 2019

    A New Crew of Adults Level Up | Adult Belting June 2019

    A New Crew of Adults Level Up | Adult Belting June 2019

    HUGE
    congratulations to the fourteen adults that leveled up last Tuesday night, June 18. Bravo! ! ! Earning a new belt is a "lag indicator" ... it signifies work, growth, and development that has already occurred. "Lead" indicators are things like consistently attending class, regular drilling, working on strength and conditioning, watch instructional material and match footage, etc. The success of these folks is permission for everyone to do the same. Five Rings is a place where people strive to grow and become the best version of themselves (as a person and as a grappler). There is tons of growth development ....

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  • Congratulations to Five Rings' Newest Black Belt - Dan VanDetta!

    Congratulations to Five Rings' Newest Black Belt - Dan VanDetta!

    HUGE congratulations to Coach Dan (now Professor) on earning his black belt Saturday, June 15, to a full room of athletes at Comp Team practice (we had over 30 athletes on the mats). It was an extra special occasionas Dan got to celebrate this moment with his life-long dear friend Sean Cavanagh (who had secretly flown in from Ottawa, Canada), his wife Willa, and his teammates at Five Rings. It was a spectacular morning... and profoundly well deserved. Dan is the living embodiment of his mantra "reborn through submission". Since first walking through the doors at Five Rings, eight and a half years ago, Dan has had a profound Jiu Jitsu journey. Dan ....

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  • Youth Belt Graduation - June 2019

    Youth Belt Graduation - June 2019

    Five Rings just completed five days of belt testing of our youth athletes ... and they did GREAT! ! ! Big congratulations to all 100+ kiddos who earned their new rank (spread out over 13 testing sessions). Lots of hard work, good attitudes, and not giving up were displayed throughout the week. And lots of big smiles were seen as our young athletes completed another milestone in their Jiu Jitsu journeys. With over 100 kiddos testing, there were lots of all star moments! Everyone who earned a new belt rank should be commended for their hard work and effort. There are a few that deserve a little extra shout out: To see the FULL albums of the groups, click the links ....

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  • 4th of July Holiday Schedule

    4th of July Holiday Schedule

    Five Rings' will be honoring the 4th of July | Independence Day Holiday as follows: Monday, July 1 Youth - regular classes Adult - open mat from 6 -8 pm Tuesday, July 2 Youth - regular classes Adult - open mat from 6 -8 pm Wednesday, July 3 Closed Thursday, July 4 Closed Friday, July 5 Closed Saturday, July 6 Closed Sunday, July 7 Closed Monday, July 8 Schedule resumes - all classes running Stay tuned 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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  • Friends of the Children - Promotions and Celebration

    Friends of the Children - Promotions and Celebration

    On March 9th, we traveled to our affiliate program at Friends of the Children at their Rockwood location to help them celebrate the progress that their young athletes have made in their jiu jitsu training. The focus on improving life skills using grappling training has become a mainstay of the FotC program. Coach Dan VanDetta has helped more than 28 of the youth reach their new belt. Thanks to Prof. Tom Oberhue and Coach Sarah Truran for their help in running the event and a big shout out to the FotC mentors for cooking up some mean burgers! It was awesome to see the presence of our Leaders in Training and many of our other main academy youth and adults at the event to support their ....

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  • Everything is Better with Team

    Everything is Better with Team

    Everything is Better with Team.
    Have you ever thought about competing in a Jiu Jitsu tournament but then backed away because it seemed too intimidating or scary. Well there's a perfect opportunity this August. Why? Because the IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation) is hosting 5 tournaments in the same venue in Las Vegas ... making it possible for every possible competitor to participate (youth, juvenile, adult, master 1 - 7, gi, and no-gi):
    World Master - blue belt and above, males and females, age 30 +. Last year there were more the 4,000 competitors that participated
    Vegas Open | Gi - blue belt and above, juvenile and adults, males and females
    Vegas Open | No- gi - ....

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  • New Saturday Format for Youth BJJ

    New Saturday Format for Youth BJJ

    We are very excited to announce a format/schedule change that should facilitate growth and add convenience and value for our members. Beginning on April 6th, 2019 our Saturday schedule for youth classes will change to the following: Ninja (3-4 year olds) - 9 am to 9:30 am Samurai (5-6 year olds) - 9:40 am to 10:10 am Dragons (7-9 year olds) - 10:20 am to 11:20 am Warriors/Shinsengumi (10-17 year olds) - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm There will be two dedicated adult coaches for all classes plus our Leaders in Training (LIT's) for the Ninja, Samurai, and Dragon classes. Another revision to the Saturday format is that there will be an emphasis on only one stripe per class so that the curriculum ....

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  • Youth SKILLZ Belting - March 2019

    Youth SKILLZ Belting - March 2019

    Five Rings just completed five days of belt testing of our youth athletes ... and they did GREAT! ! ! Big congratulations to all 90+ kiddos who earned their new rank (spread out over 13 testing sessions). Lots of hard work, good attitudes, and not giving up were displayed throughout the week. And lots of big smiles were seen as our young athletes completed another milestone in their Jiu Jitsu journeys. With over 90 kiddos testing, there were lots of all star moments! Everyone who earned a new belt rank should be commended for their hard work and effort. There are a few that deserve a little extra shout out:
    Samurai Meher Kaur earned her double red stripe (the first in Five Rings' ....

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  • Great Times at Five Rings' Grand Re-Opening & 10th Anniversary Event #1

    Great Times at Five Rings' Grand Re-Opening & 10th Anniversary Event #1

    Great Times at Five Rings' Grand Re-Opening & 10th Anniversary Event #1
    February 7 - 9 was our first official event to celebrate our new training facility AND our 10 Year Anniversary. What a FUN weekend with guests, gym members, and friends! ! ! Mother Nature tried to play interference and block the events, but we managed to get the main components of the weekend off without a hitch. Professor Jubera and Professor Miller both ran a Five Rings' kids' class - it was so cool to have visiting Professors share cool Jiu Jitsu from their academy's. Then, after that, Professor Korbett ran a 90 minute coaching inservice for our youth coaches. He shared great insights and strategies for ....

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